Making Memories & Redeeming the Time

In some of my previous posts I’ve talked about our more relaxed schooling schedule this year.  We are not as focused on our textbooks, and are allowing more time for projects at home, enjoying family activities together, building skills, and strengthening  family relationships.  I have found that this new relaxed year allows for more free time.  Because my boys sometimes seem to need more direction and instruction, I’ve prepared a list for them to use when they are having a difficult time  choosing worthy tasks to fill up their day.  I hope you will enjoy our list and perhaps come up with some ideas for your family.  Enjoy your children….they grow up so fast.  Let’s make plenty of happy memories together! ~Anne

Proverbs 10:8 The wise of heart will receive commands, but a babbling fool will be thrown down.


Ephesians 5:15-17 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might

  • Pray about what the Lord would have you to do
  • memorize Bible verses
  • organize toys
  • play ball outside
  • clean up yard
  • bake something
  • learn a new song on piano
  • learn a new Christmas song
  • ride recumbent stationary bike
  • walk the dog
  • write a letter
  • draw
  • choose new book to read
  • bake something to give to neighbor
  • mow yard
  • play scrabble or other game
  • organize baseball cards
  • clean fish tank
  • play with Legos
  • set up easel and paint
  • jump-rope
  • do laundry
  • clean garage
  • empty dishwasher
  • brush dog/ feed/ water
  • play ball with dog
  • tidy family room
  • make mom a cup of tea 😉
  • vacuum
  • practice banjo/mandolin
  • practice music theory
  • Online Spanish                              
  • practice typing
  • call Grandma
  • penmanship
  • memorize founding document/ poem
  • pray for someone
  • write your own biography
  • add a journal entry
  • scrapbook
  • sketch in nature journal
  • perform a good deed
  • plan dinner for Mom
  • push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks
  • arm wrestle with brother/dad
  • write a letter to representative/congress
  • rake the leaves
  • clean up house, prepare dessert and invite friend over
  • figure out how to play hymn on piano (by ear)
  • study history facts flash cards
  • Learn something new
  • Clean out car
  • Wash car
  • using tape recorder, interview each other   
  • make up a skit
  • begin a new writing assignment
  • collect leaves
  • collect bugs, rocks, shells etc.
  • make a bird house
  • fill up bird feeders
  • make Christmas ornaments
  • pick one room of house to thoroughly clean
  • dust living room furniture
  • organize bedroom closet
  • call a friend in order to encourage them
  • practice writing
  • brush and floss your teeth/Shower
  • gather cans and bottles to recycle
  • work a puzzle
  • work on a model airplane/ship etc.
  • Read a question Answers 1 & 2 by Ken Ham
  • Ask Dad if you can help him with anything
  • Ask Mom what you can do to help
  • Plan healthy dinner menu for week & check with Mom
  • Play Chess
  • Read about a Missionary
  • Set Table for next meal
  • Find a cluttered spot(hot spot) and clean it up
  • straighten shoes in entry way
  • clean up doggie doodles in yard
  • organize school supplies (pens, pencils etc.)
  • Organize computer games, video’s etc.
  • quiz each other history trivia
  • To Be Continued 🙂

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