Teaching Life Skills
Teachers of Family Consumer Science, or Life Skills, often have to
compress several lesson plans on a wide subject in a short amount of
time or in one semester. Parents often try to incorporate these
basic skills at home when there is time in life's busy schedule.
Homeschool families and co-ops add family consumer science lessons
through their homeschool curriculum.
Here are some of our favorite resources on teaching life skills to
kids wherever you are:
Cooking with Kids
- Teaching kids to learn and grow up in the kitchen
through fun activities, recipes and ideas. Along with teaching basic
cooking skills, incorporate food safety, nutrition, meal planning
and fun cooking experiences in your cooking lessons.
Resources available are kids cooking lessons available online, theme
cooking units or a complete Teachers Curriculum Set.
Sewing with Children
- Teach kids how to sew through beginning
sewing lessons and projects to learn step by step.
Theme camps available as well as a Kids Sewing Curriculum Book.
Teach kids to manage money in games, worksheets and lesson plans.
Resources available are beginning simple money games to practice
counting coins up to a Kids Money Lessons Curriculum Set.
Kids Fashion Design
- Step by step projects and drawing
tips. Depending on time frame of your lesson plans, you can include
the actual sewing of a project
Students can design their own room or a room in their house to their
specification. Project should include collecting samples of carpet,
wallpaper, paint colors and furniture colors as well as drawing the
dimensions to scale.
Other Life Skills to Cover:
Self Care Skills
See Our Printable Teaching Life Skills Checklist
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