In the wake of COVID-19, I am resharing this article which features several Gameschool Challenges, plus oodles of resources for families who wish to add more games to their homeschool/family routine. I have also created a new Gameschool Challenge image and printable for those looking for something fresh to keep them busy over the next 30 days. Here is the image:
If you would like to download a free printable of this challenge to put on your fridge, you may do so here:
Today, I am sharing how to revolutionize your homeschool with gameschool challenges.
Years ago, before I called ourselves gameschoolers, I used board games to survive a long and painful winter. (That post is so old, you guys!)
Little did I know I had started our first gameschool challenge.
Revolutionize Your Homeschool with Gameschool Challenges
Our homeschool routine is based upon carefully selected, high-quality educational games and fantastic read-alouds.
Some days, I cannot believe I get to play games and read books all day! (Some kids never grow up!)
Playing games has a host of educational benefits for your homeschool, plus you build relationships and make memories. I am constantly amazed by the amount of learning that happens when I sit down to play educational board games with my children.
Read more about the benefits of play and gameschooling here:
A Gameschool Challenge can change the entire atmosphere of your homeschool
If you’ve been following our journey for any length of time, you are likely familiar with the concept of a Gameschool Challenge. We love a good Gameschool Challenge any time of the year, but especially during the winter months when we can snuggle up by the fire and make some memories.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- I truly, wholeheartedly, believe that homeschooling can be almost all fun and games. Adding more play to your homeschool day can completely change the learning atmosphere! I hope that these Gameschool Challenge choices will add more delight-driven learning to your homeschool routine.
Gameschool 365 Challenge
I love a good Gameschool Challenge. I am an Obliger and I can’t help but follow through. (If you hate the idea of a daily challenge, keep reading because I have more challenge options for you!)
I created 365 Days of Play for those of you who love a good monthly #GameschoolChallenge. With 365 Days of Play, you’ll be happily overwhelmed with play prompts for an entire year of gameschooling!
Check out the Gameschool 365 Challenge here:
Gameschool Bingo Challenge
I like this Gameschool Bingo because it’s super flexible and can meet the gameschool needs of your unique family. There are no hard and fast rules, no timeline, no hashtags. You do you!
One of the reasons why I created Gameschool Bingo was to give children more ownership over their play. They can choose daily and the sky is the limit! I hope your family loves it as much as we do!
Check out the Gameschool Bingo Challenge here:
Gameschool Jar Challenge
I don’t know about you guys, but I have some rarely-played games in our game closet. And if we’re being 100% honest with each other, I also have a few games we have yet to play.
The Gameschool Jar Challenge is great because it challenges you to play your closet. It costs nothing and I promise you, it works! Just ask my kiddos because we have used this strategy ourselves!
This Gameschool Jar Challenge works because it’s super easy to implement and then you have a product that is sitting there, on your kitchen table, staring at you.
The kids cannot resist it!
Check out the Gameschool Jar Challenge here:
Gameschool Tower Challenge
This one is so much fun and it doubles as art and writing! Simply color in the games you play each day and, after ten games, you’ve got a piece of documentation and art for your homeschool portfolio!
Because there are ten games featured here, it would work well for those doing the Board Game Geek 10 x 10 challenge.
Grab your Gameschool Tower Challenge here:
How to get started with gameschooling
- Gameschool Basics: How to Get Started with Gameschooling
- Gameschooling on a Budget: How to Play More without Breaking the Bank!
How to document your gameschooling and make it officially “count” at the end of the year
Are you looking for more gameschool resources?
- Gameschooling: The Ultimate Resource Page
- Gameschooling by Age: How to Homeschool with Fantastic Educational Games
- Academic Gameschooling: How to Homeschool with Amazing Games
- How to Gameschool Elective Subjects in Your Homeschool
Take your gameschooling to the next level with MLP course offerings!
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: Will you try a Gameschool Challenge this year? Which one will you choose? How do you encourage your family to play more? Share here!
- Homeschooling Reflection: Loss of the Big Yellow Bus - January 21, 2021
- How to Make Read-Alouds Memorable in Your Homeschool - January 17, 2021
- Rock Your Read Alouds with This Simple Trick - January 16, 2021