Most teachers hand out treats to their students on Halloween. Teachers should take this opportunity to make those trick or treat bags a learning experience. There is no reason education and fun cannot be combined.
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!
Are your students suffering from nature deprivation? Have you canceled recess to provide more instructional time? Teachers want to prepare students for life in the digital age, but not at the expense of time spent outside. Here are suggestions that combine today’s technologies with the outdoors.
Students will predict and use a sample to create bar graphs.
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.