Make Preparedness a Part of Homeschooling (#30)
If you are a homeschooler, then you have an easy way to work this into your interactions with your children. There is so much from history that includes filling a pantry, living through difficult times, etc. As long as your children aren’t overly anxious, it makes a great study with natural ways to discuss it relative to your life today.
There are many read alouds that talk about storing food in the past. It could open up an interesting discussion about why those people stored food and what your family could learn from them. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder in exceptionally good in detailing the work that goes into planting, growing, harvesting, and storing food as well as caring for livestock.
You can add in home economics, math, cooking, etc. as part of your pantry expansion.
If you have a child who loves to organize, enlist his/her help.
There are also many classic chapter books and read alouds that discuss topics such as prepping and surviving difficult times. While some children might find them upsetting, others will eat them up and want to explore the topic in depth.
I put together a collection of possible books in another entry. I haven’t read them all, but they come highly recommended by many parents. You can see them at Survival and Preparedness Books for Kids (#31).
I've also created a downloadable product you can use to brainstorm ways to integrate pantry building and preparedness into your homeschooling. You can find that here: Homeschooling & Preparedness.
Thankful wife of David for 22 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks