Chart and graph the weather!
This week, observe the weather each day, keeping track of what you observe with tallies in a table. At the end of the week, display your results in a color bar graph.
Learning to count change is an important skill that many children find challenging. One way to help is to practice counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s.
What’s going on in this picture? Captions are used to tell readers what’s happening in a photo.
Create a comic book
Learn about story structure and writing dialogue by creating your own comic book.
Create a family memory book
Making a book of family memories is an enriching activity that will result in a treasured keepsake.
Does it sink or float?
In this activity, you’ll make predictions about whether objects will sink or float, test the objects, and chart the results.
Draw a story map
A story map is a diagram of the events of a story in order. Making a story map is a fun art project that helps kids learn sequencing (how to distinguish the order of events), which helps with reading comprehension.
Learning to identify and express feelings helps kids build social skills. Make a collage with images of people expressing different emotions.
Find all 50 states!
Learn geography with a game you can modify and play again and again!
Who knew raisins could be so entertaining? With a little tap water, soda water, and a handful of raisins, your kitchen will become a laboratory for testing and understanding how buoyancy works.
Living things and nonliving objects
In this early science activity, kids explore what makes living things different from nonliving objects.
Make a letter collage
Explore letter sounds by making a series of colorful collages.
Make a mold garden
Use bread and water to grow various types of mold and learn about bacteria.
Make a name puzzle
In this activity, kids make a puzzle that helps them learn to spell and recognize their name.
Make a paper quilt
Develop creative-thinking and problem-solving skills with this fun-filled math activity, which can be spread over a few days — or even a few weeks.
Make a pop-up book
Write a story and illustrate it in 3-D! Note that the finished book will open bottom-to-top (like a calendar) rather than right-to-left.
Make a reading tree
Keep track of the books you read by creating a reading tree. Create a trunk with branches and add each book as a leaf. Wait till you see how much you’ve accomplished!
Make a self-portrait
Use a mirror to take a close look at the placement and shapes of your facial features — and then put your own artistic spin on your self-portrait.
Make a word-family flip book
Making a fun flip book is a good way to practice reading related words.
Make an accordion book
In this activity, your child writes and illustrates a simple story, then binds it with a ribbon to create a keepsake book. This would make a great gift for a grandparent, too.
Hieroglyphics was a writing system in which words were simple drawings of the thing being described. This activity teaches kids about ancient Egyptian pictograms and how writing has evolved.
Using an ordinary bag of mixed beans, you can practice sorting, categorizing, making patterns, adding, counting, and comparing. These are important math skills!
Water glass music
With this fun and simple activity, you can play a familiar tune and create your own song!