COVID-19 + Homeschooling – Special Edition Part 2

Painting en plein air (aka outdoors)


P.L.A.Y. in Place with a Plan


Still trying to find a rhythm for your days while facing the uncertainty of how long the kiddos will be “schooling at home”?

P.L.A.Y. has a day-to-day plan that is truly flexible and can be done in place while you all stay safely at home indoors as well as right out your back door in your own yard.

Remember learning happens all the time especially when we are engaged, curious, and approach with a sense of P.L.A.Y.

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Here’s the Weekly Plan:

Monday – Nature Alliteration Adventure + Nature Journaling

Tuesday – Bird BOOK LOOK with a new story chapter and related online resources + activities/projects

Wednesday – Nature Alliteration Adventure + Nature Journaling

Thursday – Bird BOOK LOOK with a new story chapter and related online resources + activities/projects

Friday – Nature Alliteration Adventure + Nature Journaling

Saturday – Potluck P.L.A.Y. Pick (soooooo many options – you decide!)

Sunday – P.L.A.Y.  in Place with a Plan = Many topics showcased including A Family Gardening Series


Nature Journaling is for All Ages

Nature Journal – Spring Flowers


Here are some examples of flexible daily plans while staying in place:

Monday –

  • Morning- Breakfast, Chores (care for pets/make bed/brush teeth/etc.), Reading Anything! (solo, 1:1, together), Music (sing, dance, play instrument), Building Projects (legos, cardboard boxes become forts,etc)
  • Noon- Kitchen Food Prep Helpers, Eat Lunch & clean-up, Story Time (audio book, solo reading), Rest & Regroup Quiet Time, Outdoors w/ Nature Alliteration Adventures, Indoors journaling your nature adventure
  • Night- Kitchen Food Prep Helpers, Supper & clean up together, Bed Time Routines  with more short stories or make up an ongoing story to add to each night!

Tuesday – 

  • Morning- Chores, Breakfast, Workbooks or appropriate online Screen Time work, arts & crafts project
  • Noon – Kitchen Food Prep Helpers, Eat lunch & clean-up, Stroll neighborhood (if allowed) then Rest & Regroup Quiet Time, Bird BOOK LOOK next chapter and related activities and online resources
  • Night- Kitchen Food Prep Helpers, Supper & clean up together, Bed Time Routines with more short stories  or make up an ongoing story to add to each night!

Adapt this to suit your family, especially during this time of transition.

Remember, it is more important to stay connected to one another than to “get it right”.

Tomorrow’s another day with new opportunities to try-try-again! 🙂

Plenty of hugs works wonders!


Please contact Karen@passionatelearningallyear.com with your questions and for parenting support during these challenging times.

You don’t have to do this alone. ❤ ❤ ❤

Sending a smile to help light the way,

Karen 🙂


FYI – Visit the first post in this special series at COVID-19 + Homeschooling – Special Series Part 1


P.L.A.Y. in Place with a Plan