Low-Cost Educational Craft Ideas for Homeschoolers

Incorporating crafts into your homeschool lesson plans make learning fun and helps to break up the monotony of worksheets and text books.

Why not make learning fun with crafts? Studies have shown over and over that hands-on activities help children learn and retain information. Here are few ideas using things you probably already have around the house to get you started.

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Fraction Fun with Paper Plates

Introduce or review fractions with this fun activity.

Materials:

  • At least 3 white paper plates
  • Crayons and/or markers
  • Scissors
  • An assortment of “friends,” such as stuffed animals, dolls, action figures, and so forth

Directions:

Using the crayons and markers, let your child decorate the paper plates as pizzas or cookies. Then, cut one plate in half, one in thirds, one in fourths, etc. Have your child decide which pizza/cookie is appropriate for the number of toy guests. Make up a story for the guests to decrease or increase in number in order to increase interest.

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Fraction Fun with Paper Plates

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