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  • Fractions are a big part of mathematical understanding. Make it easy for kids to grasp by selecting hands-on activities.

    Hands-On Ways to Teach Fractions

    Hands-On Ways to Teach Fractions

    by Jimmie Lanley57

  • "A Servant Like Jesus" is a Christian children's book aimed at teaching how one can and should help others. What are the pros and cons of this book? What is the ideal audience?

    A Servant Like Jesus, a Book Review

    A Servant Like Jesus, a Book Review

    by Tamara Wilhite1

  • Are you unsure of how to support your student's reading ability outside of the classroom? Looking for some tips? Tired of being asked questions in this format? Look no further!

    Tips to Improve Children's Reading at Home

    Tips to Improve Children's Reading at Home

    by Michael Miller0

  • Recess was once an accepted part of a child's school day. With increasing pressures for academic success, many schools are cutting or eliminating play time in favor of rigorous academic pursuits. Many schools are built without playgrounds in cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Research shows recess actually boosts test scores and increases a child's attention span: some parent led initiatives are striving to bring recess back to American schools.

    School's Out: The Loss of Recess in America

    School's Out: The Loss of Recess in America

    by Leah Lefler38

  • Wildlife leave animal tracks near your home. Watch for their footprints in snow, mud or sand. Use these activities to help you remember which animals go with these prints. Come look for animal tracks!

    Animal Tracks Unit Study for Elementary-Age Students

    Animal Tracks Unit Study for Elementary-Age Students

    by Evelyn Saenz67

  • How can a little flour, water, and paint become a fantastic hands-on geography project, full of educational benefits? With salt dough maps, that's how!

    How to Make a Salt Dough Map

    How to Make a Salt Dough Map

    by Jimmie Lanley0

  • Looking for new ways to teach about continents? Here are a number of ideas you can use "as is" or adapt to make your continents lessons more fun!

    Creative Ways to Teach the Continents

    Creative Ways to Teach the Continents

    by Meryl van der Merwe29

  • Teach the Sunday school lesson about Paul and Silas in a hands-on way that kids will remember for a long time. Use simple paper chains to make pretend handcuffs and then watch how much fun the students have breaking their "chains."

    Paul and Silas in Jail: Sunday School Lesson

    Paul and Silas in Jail: Sunday School Lesson

    by Donna Cosmato8

  • Grocery shopping is such a mundane activity that I didn't consider spending extra time there on a field trip. However, our trip to Publix proved me wrong!

    Field Trip Fun at Publix

    Field Trip Fun at Publix

    by Gina Welds Hulse6

  • A brilliant, creative foray into sci-fi and the great "what if" questions adults have forgotten to ask. For anyone who's forgotten how to love or be happy or the importance of living in harmony.

    A Wind in the Door Book Discussion and Themed Recipe

    A Wind in the Door Book Discussion and Themed Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch1

  • Are you trying to teach geography to kids at home, or are you homeschooling and looking to incorporate geography into your lesson? These ideas can make teaching geography fun and easy.

    6 Fun Ways to Teach Geography to Kids at Home

    6 Fun Ways to Teach Geography to Kids at Home

    by Megan Machucho4

  • A teacher explains why Zoo-phonics is the ideal program to teach your child to read. It combines movement, music, and games that promote phonological awareness, the foundation of reading. Best of all, it lets kids be kids, tapping into their inclination to act silly, wriggle, and be imaginative.

    How to Teach Your Child to Read With Zoo Phonics and Have Fun Doing It

    How to Teach Your Child to Read With Zoo Phonics and Have Fun Doing It

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Making shadow puppets with your hands has been a pastime since the earliest of times as men sat around an open fire. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating your own with your child.

    How to Make a Shadow Puppet Theater

    How to Make a Shadow Puppet Theater

    by Jimmie Lanley45

  • Hard lessons can be easily taught to young children when choosing the right book. Teaching stranger danger to young children is one of those lessons. A fun story can help with this lesson.

    Stranger Danger Lesson in a Fun Read Aloud Book

    Stranger Danger Lesson in a Fun Read Aloud Book

    by Cindy Hewitt1

  • This article is about kindergarten which is a lovely stage in a child’s life where they turned three or four but are yet to start primary school.

    Starting Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

    Starting Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

    by Vicky Ann0

  • This article helps parents reflect on important criteria for their child as well as for their family, based on family values, time, and their child’s learning personality in order to narrow the choices for their child’s elementary (Grades Kindergarten through 5, or K-5) education.

    How to Choose an Elementary School

    How to Choose an Elementary School

    by Anahi Pari-di-Monriva2

  • In this article, I discuss over a dozen different board games that are ideal for the elementary school classroom. I include variations and resources for many of these games.

    Board Games for the Elementary School Classroom

    Board Games for the Elementary School Classroom

    by Rose Clearfield12

  • History and Time Travel collide in this fantastic book by Alison Uttely. Penelope steps into the past and encounters Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington Plot! Pure magic!

    A Traveller in Time - Book Review

    A Traveller in Time - Book Review

    by Nell Rose30

  • Complete, detailed instructions, links, and videos for easy and practical science fair project for 5th to 8th grade students.

    Easy Flower Science Fair Project

    Easy Flower Science Fair Project

    by Virginia Kearney16

  • Looking for a fun art project that the kids are sure to love? They'll not only enjoy wearing these adorable masks, but they'll love helping to make them as well!

    African Lion Mask Craft Project

    African Lion Mask Craft Project

    by Jaynie20009

  • Learn how to make paper mosaics with kids! These are inexpensive, easy crafts to do at home using existing supplies. This simple craft entertains even the shortest of attention spans.

    How to Make a Paper Mosaic With Kids

    How to Make a Paper Mosaic With Kids

    by LauraGSpeaks8

  • Backpacks are an essential part of a child's school day. They are functional yet designed to balance a load of supplies across the back providing comfort while preventing back injuries.

    The Indispensable Backpack

    The Indispensable Backpack

    by Dianna Mendez68

  • Persuasive writing is an important skill for students to learn, but you need age appropriate things for kids to write about. Here are a few prompts that are good for third graders.

    10 Persuasive Writing Prompts for 3rd Graders

    10 Persuasive Writing Prompts for 3rd Graders

    by Brian Rock0

  • Making a tabbed book is quite easy! So you don't really need a template. You simply need instructions. Do you have scissors, a ruler, a stapler, and some paper? Then you can make it right now!

    How to Make a Tabbed Book

    How to Make a Tabbed Book

    by Jimmie Lanley6

  • Is probability stumping your students? Literature is a great way for you to help guide your students' thinking around chance events. Here is a list of books along with some activities that are sure to help strengthen your children's understanding of probability.

    Best Children's Books to Teach Probability in Math

    Best Children's Books to Teach Probability in Math

    by cardelean15

  • Sight words are words that are often used but that may not necessarily be easy to sound out using phonics. Learning how to read these words is crucial for a young child to read fluently.

    Homeschooling Curriculum for Sight Words

    Homeschooling Curriculum for Sight Words

    by Angela Michelle Schultz0

  • Explore science and engineering activities geared for third-grade students using inexpensive and accessible materials. Lava lamps, helicopters, and marble mazes allow young scientists to explore!

    Easy STEM Activities for 3rd Graders

    Easy STEM Activities for 3rd Graders

    by Leah Lefler2

  • The Chinese Tangram Game is a cool activity to do with kids that has great educational value and is loads of fun to play. Find out its history, how to make your own, and the fun you can have with it!

    How to Make a Tangram Square: The Chinese Puzzle Game

    How to Make a Tangram Square: The Chinese Puzzle Game

    by Amanda Littlejohn43

  • In this article, you will find a bit of literary criticism, written with the teacher in mind. You will also find critical literacy lesson plans for this Frances Hodgson Burnett classic.

    Teaching Critical Literacy with The Secret Garden

    Teaching Critical Literacy with The Secret Garden

    by KarenTBTEN24

  • Use this fun Halloween sudoku puzzle as a classroom activity, for early birds, or as a homework assignment in logical thinking. Parents can enjoy this puzzle with their elementary-age children, too.

    Halloween Sudoku Puzzle to Use in the Classroom

    Halloween Sudoku Puzzle to Use in the Classroom

    by Aficionada2

  • Step-by-step instructions and demonstration of how to make tornado experiments. Create a tornado in a bottle, a jar, do a speed test, and even do an experiment to see how they form.

    How to Make a Tornado Science Experiment

    How to Make a Tornado Science Experiment

    by Candace Bacon15

  • The 5 E lesson plan format is described and explained in this article to help teachers support inquiry-based instruction.

    How to Create a 5 E Lesson Plan

    How to Create a 5 E Lesson Plan

    by Dominique Broomfield24

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