A Peek Into Our Morning Basket

We finished up a few of our morning basket activities from last semester and realized that a few others, while great resources, were not working with our current dynamics. Therefore, I spent some time streamlining and revamping our plans for this semester to make sure that we could successfully accomplish our morning time without overwhelming me.

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First I considered my priorities. I knew Bible was the most important so I put that in place. Then I determined what other items I really wanted to include and could include without overwhelming us.

I knew that Bible time together was my primary goal; it was the one thing I wanted to do each day even if we couldn’t get to anything else. Our church was starting a study using the book Core 52 and we decided to use that for our morning time Bible study. We are only one week in, but so far it is a great fit.

Our MorninG Basket

We all enjoy our hymn study time, but sometimes we have finished studying the hymn of the month and I was struggling to remember to find other options. This semester, I am choosing one hymn each month for our hymn study but my son is choosing one hymn or praise song each week to share with us. In this way, we can go in-depth into one song but also learn three or four other songs in just a couple minutes each day.

We will be using read aloud time to cover a variety of topics from missionary biographies, Shakespeare, economics (Tuttle Twins), and poetry. Instead of trying to cover multiple subjects in a day or even a week, we are going to have all of the books for the semester in a basket and read one at a time. We will read for a few minutes each day until we are done with that book and then choose the next book.

We will be continuing to do art with Nana over at ChalkPastel.com but have decided that it fits better in our afternoon time than our morning basket time. We are going to read about some artists during our read aloud time. Also, I am considering adding a bit of Simply Charlotte Mason picture study to our morning basket, but I want us to get in a good routine of Bible, music, and read aloud each morning before I add anything else to the mix.

I have included a list of the resources we are using this semester below and I would love to hear what you are using for your morning basket. Please share in the comments!

Morning Time Resources:

Core 52

Who Was Walt Disney

Tuttle Twins

The Father Brown Reader

Tales From Shakespeare (Wordsmith Children’s Classics)

Robert Frost

Leonardo Da Vinci

Amy Carmichael

Hymn Studys

Better Together (a great book for moms to help you organize your morning time or get renewed inspiration)

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9 thoughts on “A Peek Into Our Morning Basket

  1. Some good resources. I wish a morning basket worked well for us but for our family, it just doesn’t with my girls older and more independent. Glad you have figured out a process that is smooth for your family and I enjoy seeing what you are using. – Lori


  2. I have often thought about a morning basket but I am not a morning person at all so we generally start with our schooling around mid-morning and work until our late lunch.


    1. That sounds like a great idea, if you write a post I’d love to read it. We enjoy using our evenings for some subjects as well.


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