Thursday, November 4, 2010

Green Friday ~ A Fresh Alternative

Green Friday

As our home school heads into the holidays, we tend to stray from the beaten path of desk work, adding activities and outings into our schedule as often as possible. The festive months of November and December are ripe with possibilities.

Pumpkin patches and corn mazes, musical performances of all kinds, unit studies about Pilgrims or early American traditions, Christmas celebrations from around the world (I’ll be sharing more about those next month), our special holiday collection of books and music, Advent reading and activities, and creative giving opportunities all play a part in our broadened studies.

Thanksgiving weekend, in particular, is a special time of family and feasting, and one of our favorite traditions is Green Friday.

The boys and I are ready to embrace the changing seasons and more than ready for a little fresh air. Rather than fight crowds at the popular shopping locations, we head straight out of town for a nature hike–buckets in hands and anticipation in hearts.

Here are a few tips for enjoying a Green Friday celebration of your own.

I'm over at Simple Homeschool, today. Head on over to read the rest.

Read about our Green Friday last year, and the year before!

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