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!
In the midst of all of the balloon-giving, candy, and hearts, it might be easy to forget how Valentine’s Day started. It is good to examine the history of Valentine’s Day so that kids can understand where it came from, and how it has influenced our culture.
Many teachers have an interactive white board, but don’t know quite how to use it successfully in the classroom. Here are some suggestions to start off your morning using interactive activities with your white board.
Not only are vegetables good for nutrition but they can also become tools used to design interesting art projects. Introduce your budding artists to a new way of creating art. As an added bonus, young children will be learning about the vegetables they use. Here are four activities to try.
Delight your students with the most “boo"tiful season ever using this array of crafts to make in the classroom. Take the iconic symbols of Halloween and create art projects that are sure to please the children as they wait so impatiently for October 31.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! This is a great time to engage the entire classroom in learning activities that celebrate the traditions of Ireland. Try these festive, hands-on activities for some educational fun that will seem more like playing than learning.
The world of seeds is a fascinating one when you think about it, which your students probably don’t! Show them the seeds around them, help them learn about the cycle of a plant by sowing and caring for their own seeds, and lots more activities. These lesson plans really grow your pupils’ learning.
Celebrate elementary school career day with projects and crafts that allow students to open their minds and imaginations to possible professions. Crafts projects are great for younger students, while the older ones will benefit from working on projects related to their career goals.
You may be thinking that oil and water don’t mix. But students will tell you differently when they produce evidence to counter that claim. These three oil and water experiments teach the concepts of solubility and emulsion. Hassle-free, high interest learning is certain!
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.
Grab your student’s attention with these fun and interesting Native American lesson plans. Find lessons and informational articles for preschool and elementary teachers for a variety of different tribes.
With so many arts programs axed from school budgets, educators are struggling to fit music appreciation into their regular class schedules. Even without a budget, educators can teach music to students in grades K-5 with these fun lesson plans.