Fun Activities & Crafts for Grade School

Hands-on, engaged learning through activities and fun crafts is a staple of grade school classrooms everywhere. This age-appropriate collection of fun ideas, written and vetted by teachers and education professionals, spans the entire school year, including summer. You’ll find activities, games and crafts for kindergarten (and Pre-K) through fifth grade including seasonal and holiday-themed crafts, indoor and outdoor games and activities, classroom decorating ideas, gift ideas and more. In addition to being fun, these educational ideas are always focused on learning too, but don’t tell the kids, as they will be enjoying these creative teaching moments so much, they may not even notice!

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  • Art Activities for Flag Day
    Teach your elementary students about Flag Day with some entertaining, patriotic art activities. Kids will enjoy coloring flags, crafting hats and designing a bulletin board for the July 14 holiday.
  • Score Goals With These World Cup Soccer Classroom Activities
    What can your students learn from soccer? The World Cup is a major sports event that provides a great opportunity to teach children about history and culture--plus a great sport. These classroom activities focus on geography, language arts, math, art and physical fitness.
  • Top 10 Father's Day Gift Ideas to Make in Art
    Part One of a series, this article covers projects 1-4 of easy art projects for Father's Day gifts. These arts and crafts projects are ideal for grades 4-8, but can be modified for younger grades. Materials, procedures, hints and tips are given to create these unique gifts of art.
  • Father's Day Art Gifts: Projects 5-10
    Here are ideas 5-10 on Father's Day gifts that are easy art projects for use in grades 2 to 8. Father's Day is just around the corner! Celebrate Dad with these thoughtful arts and crafts projects.
  • Three End of the School Year Activities for Older Elementary Students
    Wondering how to use up all that extra class time during June? Try some of these end of the school year ideas. They're educational, fun and cause kids to think back on the school year that is coming to an end.
  • Bath Salts: Easy Homemade Mother's Day Gift
    Here is a fun little project that's good anytime of the year, and makes the perfect little gift for someone special. This is a great craft to complete with your elementary class to give as gifts for Mother's Day.
  • A Great Scratch Art Project for Spring
    Students will create striking scratch art pictures from simple flower drawings in this art project for spring. Using pens and silver backed paper, students will enjoy creating beautiful art that can become a lovely Mother's Day gift.
  • Easy Easter Egg Watercolor Art Project
    This watercolor tutorial shows you how to make an easy and colorful art project for children in grades 1-8. Students will learn watercolor painting techniques using simple materials. The results are stunning. Try this project at home or at school.
  • Understanding the Dream: Two Martin Luther King Jr. Day Crafts for Kindergartners
    Kindergartners aren't too young to understand the dream Martin Luther King Jr. shared with the world. His vision of racial equality is a lesson learned at any age. Your class can make memorable crafts that reinforce the values of tolerance, respect and impartiality.
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