Admittedly, even those of us who don't formally "homeschool" still like to spend a lot of time educating our kids in ways that are both fun and exciting. The good news is that there are a number of different resources available for parents trying to educate their kids while following a Pagan or Wiccan path. One of these tools is the Pagan Moonbeams Newsletter, which features short lesson plans as well as celebrations and customs, an altar tools crossword puzzle, and a focus on community. Definitely worth checking out if you've got young ones at home, and don't know where to start their Pagan or Wiccan education!
If you're interested in more about Pagan or Wiccan homeschooling -- or if your kids go to public school but you'd still like to do some home-educating -- check out some of these worthy links:
- Goddess Moon Circles Academy [link no longer active]: Hands down, one of the best Pagan homeschool resources on the Internet.
- Homestead Pagan Homeschool Page [link no longer active]: a huge resource of homeschooling information for Pagan and Wiccan families.
- Oak Meadow Homeschool Page: while not Pagan specifically, their curriculum is definitely Pagan-friendly.
- Stella Australis' Pagan Colouring Book [link no longer active]: Although this isn't homeschool-specific, some of the coloring pages here are a lot of fun, and would fit well into an educational project.
- Solitary Pagan Network [link no longer active]: A good collection of resources and writings available to Pagan and Wiccan homeschooling families.
- Unitarian Universalist Homeschoolers: While not Pagan, the UU Church is extremely Pagan-friendly, and their homeschool curriculum would work well for people whose local school districts require them to have a parent organization as a homeschool sponsor.
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