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Does your family participate in a homeschool co-op? We have been for years and it is the highlight of our week. Ours is fabulous! I will share a little with you about how it is set up at the end of this post.
Today I want to share with you an ULTIMATE list of Homeschool Co-op Class Ideas to help you plan your co-op. It seems like sometimes the class idea is often the hardest part. These are all classes we have either had in the past or are planning on having this coming Fall.
Preschool Homeschool Co-op Class Ideas:
Let’s Learn Letters (Letter of the Week)
Make-Believe- Come each week dressed up as a different type of character and do activities related.
Tiny Book Club- story books based on a theme with a snack & craft
Music & Movement- Singing & wiggling to fun music
Nibbles & Scribbles- Learn basic writing & drawing and have snacks
Free-Style Art- Bring a variety of craft supplies and let them create
Music Time- This could be learning instruments or singing
Mini Yogis- Creative Yoga
Lego Builders- Let them free-build, or teach them a simple thing each week.
Fun & Games- play different active games
Play dough Class
Wild Kratts class- all about different Animals
Let’s Have a Ball- sports class
Wild Kratts- learn all about animals and dress up like them!
Phonics Fun- hands-on games
Homeschool Co-op Class Ideas
for Elementary Aged Kids:
I Love America- beginning American History
Great States- Learn about a different state each week
World Geography- Have a passport and learn about a new country each week (Crafts & Food!)
Things to Make and Do- crafts with a purpose
Art Adventures- Learn about different artists and do different styles of art
Storybook Art- Read picture books and learn how to do art in the style of the illustrator
Fun & Games- Active Games
Magic School Bus Science
Our Amazing Bodies- Anatomy
Manners & Etiquette
Little Book Club- Read books and do related crafts and activities
Dance (Jazz, Ballet, Clogging)
Flat Stanley Club
American Girls- based on the books
Brain Benders- Logic & puzzles
Home First Aid
Handicrafts- hand sewing, crocheting, knitting
Walking in His Footsteps- Life of Christ
Renaissance Minds- learn about inspiring people in history who changed the world. Inspire our kids to do the same!
Time Travelers- Learn history & do a time line
Homeschool Co-op Class Ideas
for Middle to High-School Aged Kids:
Many of the above plus…..
Storytelling- How to be a good storyteller
Biology (with dissecting!)
Ladies & Gentlemen- Social etiquette, dating skills, manners, etc.
History of Rock & Roll
Speech & Debate
How to Write a Book
How We Run our Homeschool Co-op:
Our homeschool co-op is only 3-years old, but it runs smoothly and has been a huge success. I think what made it great was that it started with a group of experienced homeschooling moms. There was great organization and a set of by-laws set up from the start. We have a board running it and keep the size of the group manageable- around 25 families. We also all have similar educational and faith philosophies so we work well together. When inviting in new members, we interview them then vote as a board on whether we feel they are a good fit for the group.
We rent a building from a local private school that does not meet on Fridays. As members we pay a monthly building fee as well as fees for each class we choose to register our children for. We have classes ALL DAY on Fridays. There are 6 hours of classes, each an hour long. For the preschool aged kids, there is one class option each hour. For the other age groups there are 2 different classes to choose from each hour.
The classes at our homeschool co-op are taught by parents and outside experts and they are free-market. This means we can choose our own topic and cost as well as set the max number of students for each class. Some parents choose to make the cost a little higher to help pay for their own family’s classes. Others choose to charge the bare minimum to cover their own expenses.
The group has been incredible for our family and we feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of it! If you are searching for your own group to fit your family’s needs, you just need to take a leap and start it! Anything is possible!
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