The idea for World Homeschooler’s Day came from asking a simple question:
Why are homeschool-related holidays and events always faith-based, focused on homeschooling’s nuts and bolts, and only encouraging to mothers and not the whole family?
Crazy, right? With all of the progress the homeschool community has made since the 1970s, there has yet to be an international holiday created to celebrate the hard work, dedication, and achievements of homeschoolers from all walks of life, irrespective of their religion or lack thereof.
I created World Homeschooler’s Day to change that.
This holiday is an opportunity for homeschoolers to acknowledge their individual and collective journeys and participate in a holiday made by and for homeschoolers worldwide. As a veteran homeschooler of almost nine years, I know for a fact that this radical act of self-acknowledgment and self-love doesn’t happen enough in the homeschool community. Every family is walking their own winding path through homeschooling, and that’s something to be acknowledged and honored. Having our own international day isn’t just nice to have. It’s a way to declare that homeschool families are proud of who we are and what we do and that our work is important, powerful, and matters.
The first annual World Homeschooler’s Day is on Friday, June 4, 2021. Here are a few ways to celebrate.
- Plan a party with your family and other homeschool families (virtually or socially distanced, of course)
- Have a day at the park, beach, or somewhere else fun with family
- Make or buy donuts as a treat (June 4th is also National Donut Day!)
- Play board games, watch a movie or do crafts as a family
- Look at pictures and videos of your homeschool adventures over the years
- Take pictures of each family member and include a caption on what they like best about homeschooling
- Post pictures and/or videos on social media sharing your family’s appreciation for homeschooling (be sure to use the hashtag #WHSD2021)
I’d love for you to share some ideas that you have in the comments. How do you plan to celebrate?
I hope you’re as excited as I am!
To learn more about World Homeschooler’s Day, ways to get involved, find and follow the social media pages, sign up for the mailing list, and more, click here.