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The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes from Walking by the Way

Preschool & Kindergarten Class Ideas

Art & Motion
Sample Syllabus for Art & Motion

Before Five in a Row
Resource: Before Five in a Row Manual
Sample Syllabus for Before Five in a Row

Cooking Art
Blog Post for Cooking Art

Let's Make a Mess (art class)
Blog Post for Let's Make a Mess

Letter of the Week
resource: Homeschool Share's Alphabet Notebook

Little Builders
Blog Post for Little Builders

Little Green Thumbs
a preschool gardening class

Making Make-Believe
an introduction to storytelling and dramatic play
resource: Making Make-Believe by Mary Ann Kohl

Math Art
resource: Matharts: Exploring Math through Art for 3-6 Year Olds 

Monkeys on the Move
Sample Syllabus for Monkeys on the Move

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes from Walking by the Way

My Body
Blog Post for My Body

Nature Detectives
resources: Summer Nature School, How to Start a Nature Study Co-op

Nursery Rhymes
resource: Literature Pockets: Nursery Rhymes

Paper Bag Books
resource used: Super Paper Bag Books
Sample Syllabus for Paper Bag Books

Pet Pals
Blog Post for Pet Pals

Science Art
resource: Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences

Spanish for Fun
Sample Syllabus

Tiny Tumblers
introduction to gymnastics

Wearables
Students make something to wear that reinforces a concept. Projects include: Shape & Pattern Crown, Size Sorting Apron, ABC Vest, Month by Month Belt, and more!
resource: Adorable Wearables That Teach Early Concepts

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?
Blog Post for Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes from Walking by the Way

Early Elementary Class Ideas

Aesop's Fables
resource: free Aesop's Fables Notebook at Homeschool Share

Ahoy Matey
resource: Homeschool Share Pirate Unit Study & Lapbook

Around the World with Jan Brett
resource: Jan Brett World Tour (includes lessons for Jan Brett books set in various countries around the world)

Body Basics
Sample Syllabus for Body Basics
resources used: My Body (make a life-sized body; each kid in the class did this), My First Human Body Coloring Book

Children Around the World
resources: Children Just Like Me, TIME for Kids: Around the World

Christmas Crafts and Gifts

Cook with Books
Blog Post for Cook with Books

Crazy Kid Concoctions
Blog Post for Crazy Kid Concoctions

Discovering Great Artists 
resource: Art Projects Inspired by Famous Artists Pinterest Board

Dr. Seuss on the Loose
Sample Syllabus

Fall Arts and Crafts

Fitness Fun
Sample Syllabus for Fitness Fun

Flat Stanley
resource: Flat Stanley Study and Lapbook

Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
Sample Syllabus for Fairy Tales and Folktales Class
resource: Folk Tales and Fairy Tales (Literature Pockets for Grades K-1), Folk Tales and Fairy Tales (Literature Pockets for Grades 2-3)

Feathered Friends
resource: Homeschool Share's Backyard Birds Notebook

Finger Knitting

Introduction to Dance
Sample Syllabus for Introduction to Dance 

LEGO Building Club
Blog Post for LEGO Building Club

Magic School Bus Science

Master Gardeners
Blog Post for Master Gardeners
additional resource: Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots: Gardening with Children

Move It! Move It!
Sample Syllabus

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Native Americans 
resource used: Native American Pockets
Sample Syllabus for Native Americans

Nature Crafts
resource: Nature Crafts Pinterest Board
Sample Syllabus for Nature Crafts

Printmaking

Regions of the U.S.A.
Blog Post for Regions of the USA

Sign Language

Story Art: Art Projects Inspired by Picture Books
resource: Story Art Pinterest Board

Symphony in Color
This is an art contest in our state; we have hired an outside teacher to teach this class every fall for many years.

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes from Walking by the Way

Tea Time with Beatrix Potter
Blog Post for Tea Time with Beatrix Potter

Tea Time with Great Artists
Blog Post for Tea Time with Artists

Tea Time with Great Poets
Blog Post for Tea Time with Poets

Taekwondo
or any other martial arts class; our co-op hires outside teachers for this

Weather Wonders
Sample Syllabus for Weather Wonders
resource: Discover and Do Level 2 DVD

What's Bugging You?
Blog Post for What's Bugging You? (early elementary)

Yoga

Upper Elementary & Middle School Class Ideas

American Girls
Blog Post for American Girls

Ancient Science
resource: Ancient Science: 40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids

Backyard Ballistics
Physics Fun!
resource: Backyard Ballistics Project Book

Basket Weaving

Beginning Beading
Introduction to Jewelry Making

Bibliovores (for kids who devour books)
Blog Post for Bibliovores

Blood and Guts 
resources: Blood and Guts, Homeschool Share Body Lapbook (based on Blood and Guts)

Calligraphy

Camping Adventure
Sample Syllabus

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes from Walking by the Way

Candymaking
Sample Syllabus for Candymaking

Careers with Animals
Explore careers such as zoo keeper, pet store owner, veterinarian, animal shelter worker, animal trainers, groomers, conservation officer, kennel attendant, etc. 

Caring Quilts
Blog Post for Caring Quilts

Chess

Choir
Sample Syllabus for Choir​

Collage Art
Sample Syllabus

Cook with Books
Blog Post for Cook with Books

Cooking Around the World
Blog Post for Cooking Around the World

Cooking for the Family
Sample Syllabus

Creative Cupcakes
Blog Post for Creative Cupcakes

Creative Writing
Blog Posts for Creative Writing

Crochet

Curious Research
blog post coming soon

Dare to Draw
Blog Post for Dare to Draw

Detective Science
Sample Syllabus for Detective Science

Digital Photography
Sample Syllabus for Digital Photography

Discovering Great Artists 
resource: Art Projects Inspired by Famous Artists Pinterest Board

Down the Nile
resources: Ancient Egypt Lapbook from Homeschool Share, Ancient Egypt History Pockets

Drama for Divas and Dudes Part 1
Sample Syllabus for Drama for Divas and Dudes Part 1

Drama for Divas and Dudes Part 2
Sample Syllabus for Drama for Divas and Dudes Part 2

Face Painting

Famous Battles

First Aid

Fun with Fitness and Games
Sample Syllabus for Fun with Fitness and Games

Fun with Fitness and Games Part 2
Sample Syllabus for Fun with Fitness and Games Part 2

God's Smuggler(s)
Sample Syllabus for God's Smuggler(s)
resource: VOM Bold Believers Downloads

Greek Mythology
Sample Syllabus

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes from Walking by the Way

Heroes of the Faith
Sample Syllabus for Heroes of the Faith

Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution
resource: Incredible Creatures Videos

Indiana History
Sample Syllabus for Indiana History
resource used: Indiana Lapbook from Homeschool Share

Into the Wardrobe Literature Class
Blog Post for Into the Wardrobe

Introduction to German
Sample Syllabus for German

Introduction to Guitar
Sample Syllabus for Introduction to Guitar

Introduction to Sewing

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes from Walking by the Way

Inventors & Inventions
blog post coming soon

Junk Box Wars
resource: Junk Box Wars
Each team receives a box of junk and a challenge! This would be a great class to offer after students have already experienced Think! Team Building Challenge.

Knitwits (Knitting Class)
Sample Syllabus for Knitwits Knitting Class

Magic Science
resource: Magic Science: 50 Jaw-Dropping, Mind-Boggling, Head-Scratching Activities for Kids

Missionary Heroes
Sample Syllabus for Missionary Heroes

Mixed Media Art Class
We hired an outside teacher for this class; students were encouraged to experiment with ink, carving, clay, paint, and even digital art.

Paper Mache' Art

Peer Editing
resource: Teaching Writing with a Peer Editing Co-op

Potions and Perfumes
a homemade cosmetics course

Reader's Theater

Rocket Science
resource: Rocket Science: 50 Flying, Floating, Flipping, Spinning Gadgets Kids Create Themselves

Scrapbooking & Card Making

Sign Language

Snap Circuits
Sample Syllabus for Snap Circuits
additional resource: FREE Snap Circuits Lapbook 

Speedometry
Hot Wheels STEM Class; learn the physics behind hot wheels cars!
Resource: FREE Speedometry Curriculum

Strategic Board Games & Logic Games

Symphony in Color
This is a contest in our state; we have hired a retired art teacher to teach this class the past four years

Tell Me a Story
resource: Show Me a Story

Think! Team Building Challenge
Blog Post for Think! Team Building Challenge

Trendy Treasures
Jewelry making class; our co-op asked a local jewelry store owner (bead shop) to teach this class

What's Bugging You?
Blog Post for What's Bugging You?  (upper elementary)

What's for Breakfast?
Blog Post for What's for Breakfast? Cooking Class

Woodcarving

Yoga

Zentangle Art

Jr. High and High School Classes

Art Appreciation

Cadet Teaching
Some of the high school students in our co-op are now teaching classes for the younger grades!

The Ultimate List of Homeschool Co-op Classes from Walking by the Way

Child Development

Debate

Foreign Languages or Sign Language

Health 
resource: Homeschool High School Health Class

Logic and Critical Thinking
Blog Post for Logic and Critical Thinking Class

Microbusiness
resource: Starting a Microbusiness

Music Appreciation

Praying God's Word

Speech
resource: Speech Boot Camp

Stewardship

Thinking Like a Christian (Worldview Class)

Thinking Like a Christian Part 2
Sample Syllabus for Thinking Like a Christian

Vex Robotics
Resource: Vex Robotics Website

Web Design

World Religions

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Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Preschool Class

In the past I've shared some fun classes for preschoolers: Cooking Art, Little Builders, Pet Pals, and Let's Make a Mess. Those classes focused on science and art. What about a preschool class focusing on social studies? One easy way to do this is with a class about community helpers. Find people in your neighborhood (community) who are willing to come and talk about their occupations–your local librarian, a firefighter, and a nurse. What a wonderful way to widen the world of a preschooler!

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood a community helper class for preschool for your homeschool co-op from Walking by the Way

Initially, this class will take a bit of work as you coordinate the guest speakers. When you are scheduling speakers, be sure to ask them to bring interesting items that relate to their career. Also tell them that preschoolers will stay more engaged if there is something to do that is hands-on. The farmer that visited our co-op brought chickens. A barber could do a simple demonstration. 

It's also a good idea to have some books on hand. Maybe the guest would like to read a book to the children. If not, you can read when the guest is done presenting. At the end of the class, the children can work on the Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Notebook (found at the end of this post). The notebook includes pages to color and also a page that asks the child if he would like to have the same career as the community helper who visited the class that day.

Sample Syllabus

The sample syllabus below includes the class description, schedule, and cost. 

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Preschool Homeschool Co-op Class from Walking by the Way

Download Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Syllabus


Guest & Book Ideas

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Notebook

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Preschool Homeschool Co-op Class from Walking by the Way

Download Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Notebook

Cooking Around the World Co-op Class

Do your kids love to cook? Mine do! And so do the kids in our homeschool cooperative. We've offered seven different cooking classes at our co-op, and it is never a problem finding students who want to be in these classes. 

Cooking Around the World Homeschool Co-op Class from Walking by the Way

Cooking Around the World is wonderful because you get to use a hands-on (and delicious) experience to stir up interest in different countries and new dishes! 

This class was taught by my amazing friend, Tammy. She based the class on The Kids' Around the World Cookbook.

Cooking Around the World Homeschool Co-op Class

If that book is unavailable, you may want to try Kids Around the World Cook: The Best Foods and Recipes from Many Lands as an alternative.

Cooking Around the World Homeschool Co-op Class from Walking by the Way

Students made food from Whales (rarebit), Indonesia (corn fritters), Ireland (oat scones), India (stuffed parathas), and other countries, too. The students worked together to cook the recipe then sat together and ate the food. Students also had notebooks where they kept maps of each country as well as copies of the recipes they made. 

The syllabus includes a course description, targeted age, an overview of the schedule, supply list, and cost. 

Cooking Around the World Co-op Class from Walking by the Way

Download the Syllabus

What types of cooking classes have you offered at your co-op? Have the classes been a hit?