Every year on the first Friday of June, homeschoolers globally come together to celebrate World Homeschooler’s Day. It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness about homeschooling and celebrating the diversity of the growing community.
World Homeschooler’s Day is also an opportunity for homeschooling families to connect with each other and share their experiences. For many homeschoolers, the day is a chance to reflect on their journey, share their successes and challenges, and find support and inspiration from others.
Why World Homeschooler’s Day Matters
Homeschooling is a growing global movement, with millions of families choosing to educate their children at home. However, homeschooling can be a lonely and isolating experience for families who don’t have access to a supportive community. This is where World Homeschooler’s Day comes in.
The day is an opportunity for homeschoolers to come together, whether in person or online, to connect with others on the same journey. It’s a chance to build relationships, share ideas and resources, and find support and encouragement.
The day also is a call to action for homeschoolers to:
- Celebrate their family’s unique homeschooling journey.
- Observe the massive efforts taken each day by each family member to be or become whole, empowered, educated adults through the homeschooling lifestyle.
- Raise awareness about the need to include families from all walks of life within the homeschool community narrative.
- Support homeschooler-run and other businesses committed to providing inclusive and diverse products and services to the homeschooling community.
World Homeschooler’s Day 2023
This year, World Homeschooler’s Day falls on Friday, June 2, 2023, with many exciting things in store, such as
- Informative, live sessions
- A diversity and inclusion virtual summit
- Online multicultural book fair
- Official, exclusive merch
- Main registration page
- Giveaways from fabulous sponsors!
Celebrating World Homeschooler’s Day
So, how can you celebrate World Homeschooler’s Day? Here are a few ideas:
- Create a World Homeschooler’s Day event or meetup in your community: This is an excellent opportunity to connect with other homeschooling families in your community and share your experiences.
- Share your homeschooling journey on social media: This is a great way to connect with other homeschoolers and share your story with the world.
- Plan a homeschooling field trip: Take your homeschool on the road and plan a field trip to a local museum, historical site, or nature preserve. This is a fun and educational way to celebrate World Homeschooler’s Day.
- Create a masterpiece: Commemorate World Homeschooler’s Day with artwork, a mural, or a song. This could be a collaborative project that the whole family can work on together. It can be anything from a drawing to a painting or even a sculpture. Use your imagination and get creative!
- Feast on donuts: It’s also National Donut Day! What better way to celebrate than by indulging in your favorite donut treat? Whether you’re looking for a classic glazed or something more daring like maple bacon, there’s no shortage of flavors and styles of donuts that can satisfy every palate. So grab your kids, enjoy this special occasion with a dozen (or two!), and celebrate two holidays in one!
- Create a homeschool memory book: Put together a scrapbook or photo album of your homeschooling journey. This is a great way to celebrate your successes and remember the special moments.
- Write a letter to your future self: Take some time to reflect on your homeschooling journey so far, and write a letter to your future self. Get your kids in on this, too! This is a great way to document your progress and set goals for the future.
- Create a homeschooling vision board: Put together a vision board of your homeschooling goals and dreams. This is a great way to stay motivated and inspired.
- Host a live homeschooling Q&A online: Invite other homeschoolers to a Q&A session where you can share tips, answer questions, and learn from each other.
- Create a homeschooling support group: If you don’t have a homeschooling community in your area, consider starting a support group. This is a great way to connect with others and find support and encouragement.
- Donate homeschooling resources: Consider donating homeschooling resources, such as books or curricula, to a local library or community center. This is a great way to give back and share your love of homeschooling with others.
- Support a homeschool business: Start your homeschool curriculum shopping for the next school year by purchasing from homeschool-run businesses. Many of these small businesses produce high-quality materials to help you homeschool. You can also find various other products from these small companies, such as planners, unit studies, books, supplies, games, and more. Supporting them helps keep the homeschool industry strong and vibrant!
However you decide to celebrate, be sure to snap a picture or create a short form video and tag @WorldHomeschoolersDay and #WorldHomeschoolersDay2023 on social media!
World Homeschooler’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible benefits of homeschooling and connect with other homeschooling families around the world.
Whether you attend an event, share your story on social media, plan a field trip, or host a get-together, the most important thing is to take the time to celebrate and connect with others. So mark your calendars for June 2nd and start planning your celebration today!
I would love to know how you plan to celebrate this year! Leave a comment below!
Xuan Klevecka is a Southern California-based homeschool mom, wife, and Holistic Homeschool Mindset Coach. She’s an Enneagram 5w4, a lover of good food, and a former middle school history teacher. You’ll either find her looking at road maps and daydreaming about her family’s next epic adventure or perusing recipes and cooking up a feast for the brood.