January is National Hobby month. Thanks to Hobby Lobby and the federal government, you may be able to log art lessons this month alongside a lesson in religion and social studies just by shopping at one of three Hobby Lobby locations in the St. Louis area or at many more across the nation.
The owners of Hobby Lobby have made national news with their stance on health care mandates they claim violate their religious beliefs. As of January 1, 2013, their decision is expected to cost the company millions and even billions of dollars in fines.
If you want to stand with Hobby Lobby, begin by making a list of items you need for your homeschool arts, crafts and other hobby projects. Then, head to Hobby Lobby on what has been dubbed “Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day” on Saturday, January 5. Shop online if you prefer to avoid crowds and long lines.
If you need some help in what arts and crafts hobby to focus on, Hobby Lobby offers the following:
- Scrapbooking (Great for Notebooking and Lapbooking)
- Painting (Including watercolor, oil paints and acrylics)
- Photography and Picture Framing Supplies
- Home Decorating
Of course, arts, crafts and other hobbies are still available in the non-headline making lesson form. Arts and crafts are not the only available hobby out there. There are plenty of others to choose from including:
- Antique toy collecting
- Doll collecting
- Book collecting
Do you plan on supporting Hobby Lobby and turning it into a bigger lesson for your homeschool?
What is your favorite hobby?