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!
- Math Game to Enrich Teaching: Create a Math Board Game
Children will likely choose to participate and enjoy playing a game that helps them with learning. This creates a positive attitude, which is essential to learning. Games provide opportunities for students to reduce the fear of failure and error, as well.
- Using Math Games in Elementary Grades
There are numerous resources available to make learning math successfully more fun. Children in our technological society will embrace using the internet to encourage math practice as well as mastering new concepts.
- 3 Fall Symbols Kids Can Craft
As the weather cools down, you will see symbols that show this new season. These objects signal the beginning of a new season: fall, also known as autumn. Bring out the art materials and challenge your children to create some of the symbolic sights they see this time of year.
- 10 Back to School Creative Writing Prompts
Writing prompts are great ways to get your students' creative juices flowing. Start out the year on the right foot with a creative writing assignment on the summer. This is a great way to reminisce and get student's minds in gear for the coming year.
- Back To School Art Projects: Fresh Ideas for Elementary and Middle School Classrooms
Getting students back into the groove following summer break can be challenging. These enjoyable art projects can improve their attitudes, help them focus and even get your classroom more organized.
- 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.