Episode 45:  Homeschooling through the Holidays with Games

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Homeschooling Through the Holidays with Games

Homeschool with ease this holiday season—with games! Tune in while Heather shares:

  • Specific games to play with young children, teens, and families
  • Dealing with sibling rivalry
  • Christmas-themed ideas

It’s Episode 45 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Homeschooling through the Holidays with Games.” Head into the holiday season prepared! 


Connect with God’s Word

Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: And the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them. They shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” (Psalm 127:3-5)

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” (1 John 4:20)

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 4)

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

Connect with Brushfire Education

If your teenager is struggling with learning losses in reading, writing, and math, Brushfire Education can help. Brushfire Education specializes in direct instruction in-person classes. Visit to find out more.

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

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Connect with the TOS App

The Winter issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is here. Look inside this edition for homeschool fun and games, how to teach logic and strategy, and writing tips. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy season and snuggle up—hot chocolate in hand—and read this brand-new edition from cover to cover to inspire you as you head into the new year. It’s better on the app!

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Everyday Games: Winter Theme

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Connect with Homeschool College Directory & Resources

You have kept them home, taught them well, and prepared them for life. The time is coming when your high schooler will graduate, spread their wings, and fly. The team that has walked beside you through the homeschooling years is ready to illuminate the path into post-secondary education. The Old Schoolhouse® is pleased to offer Homeschool College Directory & Resources, filled with colleges vying for the attention of homeschoolers. Plus, discover invaluable articles specific to this stage of life and other helpful resources to keep your grad on the right path. 

Episode 45: Homeschooling through the Holidays with Games

Connect with The Homeschool Minute

Spend a minute with your friends from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!

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Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here’s what you can look forward to next:  

  • 12/11/23: Episode 46—“Christmas Recipes, Crafts, and Easy Gift Ideas” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Old Schoolhouse®
  • 12/18/23: Episode 47—“Home Where They Belong for Christmas” hosted by Christine Weller of 
  • 12/25/23: Episode 48—“Oranges for Christmas” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

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