Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What's an Adventure Box? (my first vlog post)

Saturday I spoke at the LEAH Convention (Loving Education at Home) in Rochester, NY on the topic of Adventure Boxes. I had so many requests to share the information here that I thought I would go ahead and try out a vlog post. This one is about 14 minutes, but in it I explain what an Adventure Box is, the benefits of planning an adventure with your kids, some ideas for adventures, and fun ways to use them. I hope you enjoy it!



Feel free to leave a comment and ask a question or give me some feedback...would you like to see more vlog posts? It would be fun to share more about how we use some of our curriculum in this format. Let me know if you think it would be valuable to you. Thanks!

16 comments:

Angela said...

Great vlog Heather!!
Thanks for posting this.
I am want to try adventure boxes for the first time this summer and this really helped me see the big picture. I appreciated seeing the different boxes as well as hearing about the different appoaches to adventure boxes. The wheels are turning!

johnpeterjohn said...

nice video:)
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Mary Prather said...

Heather! Thank you for so many great suggestions.... I am wanting to make an Adventure box for England and you have helped me greatly!!

BTW, we go to Rochester almost once a year. My sister lives in Penfield! How close are you?

Jekka said...

Thank you, Heather! I'm excited to put together an adventure box for our upcoming weeks at the grandparents. Love your suggestions in this entry!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic , I came here veri twitter ,which I retwitted too. Love this idea and going to use it all the time for homeschooling to get my boys motaviated and help releive the boredom times. Thankyou very much :)

happy2bamommy said...

I never heard of these, ever before! I can't believe it! What a wonderful idea! I'm going to make my kids adventure boxes soon, now! Thanks so much!

Nancy said...

Wow, what a great help to see and hear you talk about your adventure boxes!! Thanks Heather!

Hodgepodgemom said...

All the examples you share here speak to my practical heart. Your video is brimming with tips and ideas. Thank you for the time you put into this. So glad to get to hear your voice and get a glimpse of your packed bookshelves! My head is spinning with ideas of things we can pull from our shelves and build into adventure boxes.

Jen said...

Loved it! : )

dstb said...

Thanks, Heather.

Great ideas. I especially liked the one with the compasses. Fun to practice at home and then maybe find an orienteering course or event.

Sarah

Jeff and Sarah said...

You have inspired me so! I've been wanting to do a "Little Women" unit with my girls, but haven't actually been motivated to gather the resources and create it. I'm also thinking of using the summer to do a birding unit. So. Much. Fun!!!

Marshmallow Circus said...

I've never heard of adventure boxes. Very neat! Thank you for the information. :)

Dawn said...

Love your blog! I usually don't comment, but wanted to tell you thank you for sharing your homeschool journey. I used to do adventure boxes when my kids were little (they didn't have a cool name though.) I was watching your vlog and my 13 yo son said, "Sweet! Are we doing those again?" and then he and my 11 yo daughter starting naming all the cool things they were going to put in their boxes with or without me. I love it! Exactly what we need right now. Wonderful reminder that following passion and learning together does not have an age limit. Off to work on plans for our next adventure...

Heather said...

Yay! So happy to hear that you all enjoyed the information and will use it in your homeschool!

Love to hear all about your adventures!

Heather

Tracey said...

Bravo!

Rebecca said...

This is such a neat idea!!!