Perhaps one of the funnest things that I choose to do in our homeschool is declare a Jammie Day. This is simply a day where I declare that we will stay in our pajamas all day long as we work through our school work. While it is perhaps unconventional in nature, it is a day we all look forward to.
I am often asked, “Can today be a jammie day, please?” I often say no. Why would I do that if it is such a fun day? I do it so that it remains special. If we did it too often, then it would become a normal thing and would surely become mundane over time.
Why does my son love it so much? Well, that is a great question. I think perhaps it is because he knows that none of his friends who attend public school can have such a day. We spend a lot of time giggling as we work on our school work. Everything becomes just a little more fun. We feel silly and we act silly.
Sometimes I choose to have jammie day along with another theme, such as Reading day. This is a day that we spend cuddled up with a blanket and pillow and read a book or several books all day long. It just makes everything seem new and fun.
Once in awhile I have been known to call a jammie day during the middle of our school day when things seem just a little tougher than normal. There is quite the element of surprise when I announce that it is time to go get into your pj’s and it is only 11:00 in the morning. It seems to make the tougher subjects go just a little easier. The learning is completed and faces are happy. That makes the day that was difficult perhaps just a little more pleasant for all.
We have many fun things that we do in our homeschool to liven up our days. Jammie day is perhaps one of our very favorites. Which days are the tried and true favorites in your homeschool? Do you do anything extra fun?