I appreciate the help.
My kids arent thar age yet, but my sister us.
I teach a photography class for jr high/highschool and they love going out to take pictures. Another group i know has done something like a flash mob. You can put together some sort of outreach program to help your community. Something based on a subject, like a science day, art day, or something like that. Gl :)
A book club is a great Idea, you could also do a video club or music club, they could watch old movies or listen to old music & talk about the periods of time that they are from or about. There is great history to be learned in old movies & especially in music.
by oredebApril 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM
what about music, jammin together?
shop type thing- making things
spanish or different lang class
by KrissyKCApril 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM
My daughter loves the book club our local library does. The class is decent sized and has both boys and girls in it (4th-6th grade)... some homeschool like us and some don't. There ARE a few more girls than boys, but there is still a decent group of boys.
They pick a book each month, then meet and discuss it and do a project/game and that's it.
Legos are a hit, especially if you can get your hands on some of the lego robotics stuff. Clay sculpting and painting is fun, but messy if you have a good place to do it.
Outdoor party type games (especially if you can do messy/wet stuff) are cool with preteens...
Preteens like to be "grown up" but they also like to be messy and silly.
by KrissyKCApril 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Oh, and your local big grocery chains will sometimes offer field trips like to see how they run a bakery, the meat deli, etc... and they include things like cookie decorating or something sometimes.
You could just start a field trip/activity club and mix up what they do.
The library might have a spare room you can start doing some meetings in, or meet up at a larger Mcd's or somethign that has a play area. Preteens can hang out pretty much anywhere. If you have a place that has bouncers or tunnels, you could talk to them about a special homeschool day and get the kids in half price or something if it's a day of the week they are the slowest.
May 1, 2013 at 9:13 PMAwesome ladies thank you!