Words in the Sunflower Family
With a word-family sunflower, children who are just learning to read can experiment with different sound combinations. Put word endings on the petals and all the letters of the alphabet in the centre of a paper plate, then let the kids spin and read the results.
Constellations of Pipe Cleaners
Many classes require students to create solar system dioramas, but what about other celestial bodies? Pipe cleaners and beads are used in this exercise to offer kids a hands-on experience learning how stars link to produce different consteallations.
This is a science experiment that transforms into a piece of art that you may put on your desk or table. Draw stripes with markers on coffee filters, then fold them into triangles and dip the pointed end in water; the water will go up the filter and divide the marker into different pigments, resulting in a cool design on a flower-shaped filter.
Craft-Stick Puzzles with Sight Words
If you’re working on sight words, try a craft-stick matching puzzle instead of the usual flash cards. You can adjust the words for each grade level and add more pairs as your children improve their reading skills.
Maze of LEGO Coding
To teach youngsters the basics of coding, you don’t need screens or apps. Create a simple LEGO maze and offer children commands to guide a minifigure through it. As the youngster grows older, the mazes and concepts get more complex.
Treasure Hunt in the Backyard
One technique to improve your map-reading abilities? Hide a treasure in the backyard and challenge the youngsters to discover it using a map. It’s even better if they can keep something hidden from you while drawing the map.
Flowers by Fraction
These lovely blooms will not only help students visualise fractions, but they will also teach them equivalents: For example, two one-eighth peals will be the same size as a one-fourth petal. Are you not a fan of flowers? Pizza pieces are a good option.
Wheel of Decoders
Are you up for some espionage missions? Kids can compose and decipher hidden messages using an easy decoder wheel. You can then move on to different sorts of codes or discuss how cryptography has been employed throughout history.
Memory Game with Words and Definitions
Write new vocabulary terms on one card, definitions on another, and then play a standard Memory game to practise both abilities. Synonyms and antonyms can also be used in this way.