Introduce PreK-2nd Grade students to the life cycle of a butterfly with these science activities. Elementary students will have fun creating their own caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly. The surprise at the end will keep your little ones buzzing about science in your room all year long!
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!
With advancing technology, schools find that they have literally hundreds of no-longer used filmstrips lying around. Don’t throw them away…recycle them by allowing students to create their own media presentations! This article will show you a unique way for creating a filmstrip by kids.
Incorporating games into your teaching routine can be an effective way to get student to practice learned skills.
Students will create and identify equivalent fractions.
Barometers are great tools to teach students about air pressure. This science experiment uses everyday household objects, and can be done very easily at school, or assigned as a home project.
This anemometer experiment will not provide actual wind speeds, but rather, uses the concept of rotational measurements to provide understanding into how we measure wind strength.