Super Hero Day + Free Super Hero Activities, Sponsored by Free Homeschool Deals

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Welcome to Super Hero Day! This is the last day of International Homeschool Spirit Week and we have had so much fun in celebrating HOMESCHOOL this week.

We want the 2013 Homeschool Spirit Week to go out with a BANG! POW! WHAM! ZAP!

Here are a few Super Hero activities, printables, and games that you could use to celebrate Super Hero day.

Super Hero Activities:

Superhero Shirt-Capes Erin from Royal Baloo shares a super easy tutorial on making homemade DIY superhero capes.

Simple Stuffed Animal Superhero Cape

Super Hero Activities and Crafts from DLTK

Super Hero Online Games from PBS Kids

How to Make a Superhero Comic Strip Invitation with your iPhone or iPad this is a Birthday idea from Happy Brown House. You could use it to capture fun memories from Super Hero Day!

Free Super Hero Printables:

Batman Preschool Pack from 1+1+1=1

Superhero Packs both Math pack and PreK/K packs from Royal Baloo

Superhero preschool pack from Musing of Me Blog

Justice League Printables – printable cards and stickers

Secret Superhero Identity & I.D. Card

Super Hero Grid Game from The Activity Mom

I Want to Be A Superhero free on Teacher’s Notebook – you’ll need to create a free account to access this freebie

HOW TO BE A SUPER HERO – blog series from OhAmanda!

Super Hero Pinterest Ideas:

For additional Super Hero activities, games, and printable ideas be sure to follow the Super Hero board on Pinterest!

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Share with us, how are you celebrating Super Hero Day?

Volunteer Outside Your Home Day Contest with Great Homeschool Conventions

Homeschool Spirit Week is well under way – a fun week-long event encouraging homeschool spirit among homeschoolers around the world!

Join CurrClickGreat Homeschool Conventions, as well as other great sponsors, for a week packed full of homeschool fun activities, giveaways, photo sharing, and more!

Homeschool Spirit Week Schedule of Events:

Pajama Day – Monday, September 23rd -Sponsored by CurrClick
Homeschool Away from Home Day – Tuesday, September 24th – Sponsored by iHomeschool Network
Crazy Hairstyle Day – Wednesday, September 25th – Sponsored by Hip Homeschool Moms
Volunteer Outside Your Home Day – Thursday, September 26th – Sponsored by Great Homeschool Conventions (right here!)
Super Hero Day – Friday, September 27th – Sponsored by Free Homeschool Deals

Follow Homeschool Spirit Week:

Homeschool Spirit Week on Twitter, use hashtag #HSSW
Homeschool Spirit Week on Facebook
Homeschool Spirit Week on Google +

Here are some ideas of how to participate this week: Get Ready for International Homeschool Spirit Week, The Homeschool Scientist

Great Homeschool Conventions is excited to host Volunteer Outside Your Home Day on Thursday, September 26. Get those cameras ready! We want to see!

Share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ showing how you serve others – remember to tag each post with #HSSW. Three participants will be chosen randomly and win a Family Admission to the 2014 Great Homeschool Conventions (winner’s choice of location).

Crazy Hair Day and Contest hosted by Hip Homeschool Moms

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If you add together all of the years that those of us on the Hip Homeschool Moms team have been homeschooling…well, that would be a whole lot of years! Several of us have been homeschooling for close to 20 years, and others just a few years. One thing we’ve all experienced, though, is taking ourselves and our homeschools way too seriously! I know that I find myself doing that far too often!

For some reason, many of us think that education must be a serious matter. It’s very true that it’s important for our children to learn. That much is true. But education can also be fun! It’s ok, in fact it’s helpful, if our children learn things in a fun way. By doing fun activities, singing songs, and playing games, we help our children learn and remember what they’ve learned. I still remember the “Herb the Verb” song that I learned in 3rd grade! I also learned songs about adjectives and adverbs that year. And guess what? I still remember all 3 songs. In fact, I sing them to my kids every year when we study English grammar. Ok, my kids pretend that they’re embarrassed by my singing, but they secretly love it!

This week while we’re celebrating Homeschool Spirit Week, maybe you can try out a new and less serious approach to teaching and learning. Why not practice multiplication tables while jumping rope or throwing a ball back and forth? If you miss the ball, you have to say all of the 9’s by heart! You could practice handwriting by telling silly stories and writing them down. Don’t forget to make some fun (and silly) videos of the kiddos reading the stories! Those will be fun to show to their first dates later on!

My kiddos and I like to do our school work while snuggling with our cats or our puppy. We like to take our work outside on nice days. We sometimes snuggle in bed when one of us is feeling yucky. Now and then I’ll declare an eat-ice-cream-while-we-do-school day. Now that’s the way to do school!

We’ve answered practice questions while jumping on the trampoline. We’ve written very long and silly sentences with all 10 spelling words in a single sentence. We’ve jumped rope while answering practice questions for a test. (Ok, my kiddos jumped rope while I asked the questions.) We’ve done all kinds of things to keep it fun and interesting. And it helps! It helps keep my children interested in what they’re doing, and it helps them learn and remember what they’ve learned.

HHMCrazyHairThose of us on the Hip Homeschool Moms team decided to take ourselves less seriously by trying out some crazy hair styles! We can’t be too serious while sporting one of these, right? If you’d like to join in the fun, try out your own crazy hair style! And remember to have some fun while you’re teaching and learning!

Homeschool Away from Home Day Sponsored by iHomeschool Network!

Welcome to 2nd Annual International Homeschool Spirit Week!

iHomeschool Network is proud to be the official host of

Homeschool Away From Home Day!

We have a fantastic giveaway too!

Plus, visit our Facebook page and share your pictures. We’d love to see and hear about the awesome places you’ll be schooling today! https://www.facebook.com/iHomeschoolNetwork

Please Go Now {why you should field trip}

by Ami of Walking by the Way

Reasons to go explore the wide, wide world.

A break from the daily grind.

Your children will watch your delight and surprise as you learn. Contagious!

Hands-on fun without the stress of the (at home) mess.

Curiosity gets stirred up.

Piles of laundry and crusty dishes are out of your face– putting your focus on your kiddos.

A chance to make great memories.

You’ll meet naturalists, authors, paleontologist, artists, firefighters, actors, and musicians who are passionate about what they do. Sometimes this passion spills on to your student (or even you!).

Reading a good book about a horse is great, but riding one or brushing one . . . even better.

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We have a fantastic prize package for one lucky field tripper.

  • Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities to Turn Travel Time into Learning Time – For Kids
  • National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of
  • Mad Libs on the Road

Enter to win by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom. The winner will be drawn on Friday 9/27 and notified via email. Giveaway is only open to US residents.

Pajama Monday Contest Hosted by CurrClick

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Happy Pajama Monday, everybody! Hope you are either changing out of last night’s PJ’s into a pair that you’ve selected for today, or you’re just going to stay in last night’s all day! Be sure and take lots of pictures  and if you feel like it, participate in CurrClick‘s contest details below.

CurrClick, The leading supplier of pdf curriculum and live online ala carte classes, is Sponsoring Pajama Monday During International Homeschool Spirit Week. Enter their Photo Contest & You Could Win!

On Monday, September 23rd, visit CurrClick’s Facebook wall and share your photos. There are 5 chances to win! Here are the 5 categories:

1. Best Pajamas out in public photo

2. Cutest kid/kids in pajamas photo

3. Best dressed pet in pajamas photo

4. Funniest pajama photo

5. Craziest pajama photo

CurrClick will choose one winner from each category and announce the winners on Tuesday morning via Facebook.

RULES:

1. Do not post your pictures until Monday CST. Photos posted on Tuesday CST will not be considered.

2. You may enter one photograph into however many categories you like but you can only win once.

3. We encourage you to use Instagram if you so choose. But either way, please tag your photos with #HSSW-public, #HSSW-cutest, #HSSW-pet, #HSSW-funniest, or #HSSW-craziest, so that we will know what cateogory your photo applies to.

4. Please tag @International Homeschool Spirit Week in all your Facebook posts.

5. Your photos must be posted on the CurrClick Facebook Page.

6. Winners will receive a $50 gift certirficate within 1 week of being notified.

7. 1 winner will be chosen for each category.

Who is that masked homeschooler?

It’s 3 days until 2013 International Homeschool Spirit Week begins!

We’re so excited and hope you got encouragement and ideas from our first ever Homeschool Spirit Week Carnival.

Our bloggers had great ideas for celebrating Homeschool Spirit Week!

This week we’re running a post each day. Each post will be different but it will touch some way on our HSSW 2013 theme days. And the common thread will be things we all deal with as a homeschool community.

Our Sponsor for Friday, Sept.27th-Super Hero Day

Our Sponsor for Friday, Sept.27th-Super Hero Day

On Friday, September 27th join us here at HSSW 2013 as we celebrate Super Hero Day

Thanks Free Homeschool Deals for Sponsoring this day!

Do your kids have a favorite Super Hero? Maybe they have ideas for a Super Hero they’d love to create.

The possibilities are endless when we celebrate Super Hero Day!

Grab your mask, grab your cape and get ready to join us!

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Imagine if every homeschool family volunteered the same day

It’s 4 days until 2013 International Homeschool Spirit Week begins!

We’re so excited and hope you got encouragement and ideas from our first ever Homeschool Spirit Week Carnival.

Our bloggers had great ideas for celebrating Homeschool Spirit Week!

This week we’re running a post each day. Each post will be different but it will touch some way on our HSSW 2013 theme days. And the common thread will be things we all deal with as a homeschool community.

Our Sponsor for Thursday, Sept. 26th- Volunteer Outside Your Home Day

Our Sponsor for Thursday, Sept. 26th- Volunteer Outside Your Home Day

On Thursday, September 26th join us here at HSSW 2013 as we celebrate Volunteer Outside Your Home Day

Thanks Great Homeschool Conventions for Sponsoring this day!

As homeschool moms we’re giving of our time in many ways. We want to encourage our kids to do this as well. It’s fun to see our kids get excited about a cause or project because they connect with it. One child might love volunteering for projects that get them outside. While another child might love assisting with a reading program at the library. There are most likely lots of organizations in your neighborhood that would love to have help. Decide if a consistent volunteer job is best for your family/child? Or, if selecting volunteer opportunities on a job by job basis is a better fit.

volunteerNeed ideas?

  1. Call your local Nature Center
  2. Call your local library to see what volunteer opportunities they have available.
  3. Call your local community theater to see if they need help. Often they need people to help with sets or costumes.
  4. Call retirement communities in your local area.
  5. Call your local pet shelter.

You can find more ideas at Volunteermatch.org. This site lets you search by zip code and interest. They also have icons which will let you know if a volunteer opportunity is appropriate for kids and teens.

Volunteermatch.org

Teens can check out the Volunteer section of Teenlife.com for information and opportunities as well.

Teen Life.com

Do you have ideas for volunteering with kids or teens? Maybe it’s things your family has done in the past or opportunities you’re adding to your schedule this year. Feel free to share them in the comments below. Or, share them with us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ by using the links in the sidebar.