Reformation Day is coming!
Dress up, sing hymns, and have fun on the day we remember Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 thesis on the door at Wittenberg.
Here are just a few ways to mark the day:
*Throw a party! Many homeschoolers have a penchant for historical costumes, and the more opportunities to put them to use, the better—and there are a host of fun characters to impersonate during the times of the Reformation.
*Write your own play, and re-enact the event as a family, church, or group of friends. Incorporate crafts for props and costumes, writing and research skills for the script, and of course, performance skills for the big day.
*Or, for older kids, take it a step further, and hold your own Diet of Worms; great for working in those communication/rhetoric skills everyone’s been working on!
*Have a Martin Luther sing-a-long around the piano; A Mighty Fortress is our God, All Praise to Thee Eternal God, Our Father Thou in Heaven Above, and plenty of others can provide excellent pieces to learn to play and lyrics to memorize.
*Put on a medieval banquet with authentic foods, look up what it would have been like to live back then, and find out what was happening in the world in 1517. There are also plenty of fun medieval craft ideas online, some even specifically for Reformation Day.
*And lastly, don’t forget about the man himself! There are some great biographies on Luther out there, as well as other Reformation personalities, for all ages.