I began my home-schooling adventure in 2005 when Chelsea was beginning 3rd grade. Home-schooling is definitely an adventure, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. It is also a challenge: finding affordable curriculum, managing your time, budgeting, teaching, and all of this on top of normal housewife activities. We have five children: Chelsea 10, Nicholas 6, Alexander 4, Anthony 2, and Christian 9 months. We start every day with our Bible Stories and on Mondays we do a family project, something everyone can do. Alex has been showing some interest in learning his letters, so today we began making an alphabet book for him. This is something everyone could participate in (even Christian, watching from his high chair)
This is what we did:
1) gather supplies (paper, markers, crayons, stapler)
2) draw a capital letter on each page and three pictures that start with that letter
3) staple the book together
4) read the book
This was a fun project that even Chelsea enjoyed making and literally cost next to nothing because we made it with supplies that we already have. Some of the best projects you can do are the ones that are the simplest.