20 Homemaking Skills You Should Know and Teach Your Children

Updated: Oct 15

Have you ever wondered what skills you should learn to be a better homemaker? Many of us have found ourselves at home more since the year 2020. It’s been a wonderful opportunity for a lot of us to acquire new skills and teach our children the life skills that they need. Work on these life skills right into your homeschool so that you form habits while they're young.


“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might…” Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV


Below is a list of 25 homemaking skills to learn and teach your children.


1. Stay in the Word. The Lord gives us the strength we need to carry out the calling He has for each of us.

2. Pray that He will lead you to be a strong homemaker for your family and your neighbors.

3. Love the ones that have been placed in your life. Hug and snuggle them, letting them know they are special and loved by the Creator.

4. Read books to gain skills that you may not currently have.


Some of the best books you can use to teach your children these homemaking skills are below:



Simple Farmhouse Life: DIY Projects for the All-Natural, Handmade Home

Simply Living Well

Handmade Candles


5. Invite others to your home for a meal and fellowship.



6. Curb appeal is a great start! Make people feel welcome even before they step foot in your home.

7. Learn to decorate in a way that makes your family and guests feel welcomed.

8. Learn how to clean and declutter your home.

9. Learn what scents mix well, so your home smells fresh and clean.

10. Learn how to cook and bake in a way that makes your family and guest want to come for a meal time and time again.



11. Growing your own fruits and vegetables offers a wide range of opportunities for you to show the love of Christ. Use them in your dishes, make fragrances with them, gift them to others.

12. Know good music choices and play what matches the atmosphere.

13. Teach your children the importance of time and a schedule. This is so your children can value the time others spend with them.

14. Know what lighting people prefer to have during certain times of the day.

15. Learn to keep your laundry and linens clean at all times. You never know when your family member or guest might want a blanket or a towel to freshen up.



16. Dress in a way that is pleasing to the Lord.

17. Allow your home to be a place for laughter and creating memories.

18. Know that your home is supposed to be lived in and make those who come through your door feel welcomed.

19. Do not grumble over the mundane task but instead find joy in the simply things the Lord has placed in your life.

20. Find joy in everything placed before you.


“My brethren, count it all joy” James 1:2 KJV


I hope you find some ideas to teach your children homemaking skills in your homeschool.


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Xoxo,

Amanda


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