Backyard Homeschool


Backyard Homeschool

I used to think the phrase “the great outdoors” was reserved for use by those who took in nature in the most natural ways – camping, hunting, fishing, and so on. It is the phrase accompanying ads for tents and hiking boots. I picture campfires and mountain trails and all of it meant for only the hardiest, most adventurous types.

And then I became a boy mom.

The Great Outdoors was suddenly not some far away place, but rather our very own backyard. Our backyard is not wooded or mountainous, but it is still great because of what it does for our children when they get out there regularly.

As we eagerly await spring and its warmer weather here in the Midwest, I am thinking of ways for us to spend as much time outside as humanly possible.

These ideas include taking our learning outside! Whether you homeschool or not, there are many great ways to make education fun in the fresh air.

I’m sharing the ideas I’m most excited about at FaithGateway today!


Lover of Jesus, family, home. Wife, mommy, writer, runner. Erin finds joy in her life as a Jesus-follower, doctor’s wife, mama to three handsome guys, writer at Home with the Boys, and co-founder of Raising Boys Media. Website URL: