This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure for more information.
I’m not the biggest Disney fan in the world. My husband, however, has a good shot at that title.
My appreciation and love of Disney has grown over the years. And that is in large part to how completely stuffed the Disney parks are with educational and learning opportunities. You see, I’m a consummate lesson-finder.
Movies, TV shows, books…lessons to be found.
Walks in the woods, games, random inanimate objects…I could teach a class.
When I began visiting Disney parks with my husband, I was wowed by the impeccable attention to detail. I have long said that when you visit Walt Disney World or Disneyland, you’re being invited to be a part of the stories. And I was also pretty amazed (and surprised) by the amount of learning that can be drawn from the parks.
Homeschooling at Disney
So when we started homeschooling and then planned a trip to Walt Disney World, the phrase ‘Best. Field Trip. Ever.’ began running through my head.
The thing was, I couldn’t find anything comprehensive on homeschooling at Disney World. That first trip, our studies surrounded Epcot’s World Showcase and Animal Kingdom.
Over the years, I’ve continued to think about that void in homeschooling resources.
I wrote a post here at The Sparrow’s Home with a collection of ideas and even published an ebook with more detail than the post. Still, my mind kept going back to the fact that what I really would have wanted back then was a website that I could use as a foundation for our Disney studies.
One site that I could search by parks, attractions or subjects and find links to lessons, activities, lapbooks, notebooking pages, printables, videos, books and more.
So finally…I did it!
I present to you…Homeschool Disney
I’d love for you to check out my new creation. Homeschool Disney is still small, but growing quickly. I’m adding attractions often, and I’d love your feedback.
Guess what…this site is still for you! Understanding builds enjoyment. You don’t have to do a lesson, but you can read a story or a poem, play a game or watch a movie and instantly you’ve increased the fun level of your next Disney trip.
- Your kids will enjoy the many attractions based on works of literature even more if they are familiar with the stories.
- Liberty Square and Hall of Presidents will come to life for them when they see people and things they recognize.
- The countries of World Showcase will become that much more real when they’ve learned about the places they are modeled after.
Help a girl out
Would you help me spread the word about this new resource?
But how, Susan?
- Share the link with friends you think might dig it: It’s super easy to remember ==> homeschooldisney.com
- Follow Homeschool Disney on social media:
I know Disney’s not everyone’s bag, nor is homeschooling. But I’m super excited about this new adventure, and maybe you know someone who would love it too!