Even though I work outside the home and we homeschool, I still want my child to be in extra curricular activities. One way we do that is to include them into our homeschool curriculum.
For instance, I believe music education is important- and while I can read music- well, that’s about it. So each week my child takes piano lessons and practices daily. We have a fine art covered and I often answer e-mails or return calls while she is in her lesson.
Another way I incorporate activities into our homeschool is through 4-H. Both my husband and I are 4-H alumni and believe this is a great program for youth. I try to help my child pick out projects I know will be studying through the course of the year. We then incorporate those projects into a particular unit of study. So she has some hands on fun and a 4-H project completed all in one. For us, this is another way we try and manage time.
We have other activities outside the home as well- including one for physical education. These are just ways that we try to incorporate activities into our homeschooling. Again, find the activities and schedule that work best for you.