working on projects (Examples: gardening, building a play fort, rebuilding an engine)
teaming with other homeschooled students with a cooperative teaching approach (i.e. different homeschooling parents -- or hired instructors -- teach different subjects to groups of homeschooled children)
going on nature hikes & field trips or participating in homeschool group activities (check out our Iowa Homeschool Events web page)
using the public library (with the "open access" policy, you can use any library in Iowa!) Click here to find an Iowa public library near you.
identifying interesting people in your family, neighborhood, or church and visiting them to learn about who they are or what they do
entering into apprenticeships or becoming entrepreneurs, when your children are old enough
finding ways to minister to others Examples: - visiting the elderly in a nearby nursing home - sharing a talent (musical, artistic, mechanical, etc.) - volunteering at church or for a non-profit organization - getting involved in political campaigns
The possibilities are endless. Be creative and have fun!