Friday, July 27, 2012

Sound and Music Craft Activities for Kids

Kids love to make noise! 
Here's a way to turn that love of sound into a fun learning experience.
Here are some fun musical instruments to make with the kids!

Just click on the links below to get directions for the crafts pictured above.

~ Make a Harp (string instrument)

~ Make a Guitar (string instrument)

~ Make Pan Pipes (wind instrument)

Have fun with noise ..... I mean sound!

Monday, July 23, 2012

7 Fun Math Games and Activities for Kids

Here are some fun indoor and outdoor math games and activities for kids!

These fun activities will keep kids busy in the summer and are a way to prevent  that awful "BRAIN DRAIN" that sometimes happens in the summer!

 This is a follow-up to my 10 Fun Math Games for Kids.

Just click on the links below to read about the games and activities that go with the above pictures.

~ Beach Ball Addition (Subtraction or Multiplication)

~ Odd and Even Tic Tac Toe

~ Create 3D Shapes with Manipulatives

~ Count to 100 Addition Dice Game

~ Multiplication Concentration Games

~ Numbers 0-10 Fun Coloring Book

~ Fun Odd and Even Numbers Coloring Page

Have fun with math!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fun Plant Activities for Kids

SPRING and SUMMER are just the best times of year to enjoy all the beautiful plants everywhere!
I love going for long walks and observing all the plants my neighbors have growing. :)

SUMMER is also a great time to do some PLANT activities with the kids ....... from planting bean seeds, to collecting seaweed on the beach, to watching a Bill Nye video on plants plus lots more!

Here is a collection of fun summer activities to do with the kids.

To read the posts that correspond with the pictures above, just click on the links below.

~ Planting Bean Seeds

~ Plant Experiment (Photosynthesis)

~ 12 Fun Flower Activities

~ Comparing Plants - Venn Diagram

~ Observing & Collecting Seaweed on the Beach

~ Cool Bill Nye Video on Plants .... great to watch on rainy days or when it's TOO HOT to be outside!

Have fun with plants!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ten Fun Math Games for Kids

Games are fun to play in the summer!

Math Games are fun and can help kids reinforce math skills and develop fluency with math facts.They also can help prevent that awful summer brain drain!!!

Here are some fun math games to play with the kids this summer that require very few supplies.

To read the posts for the above pictures, just click on the links below.

~ Sums of Ten Game

~ Addition Card Game

~ Addition Concentration Game (Doubles)

~ Place Value Toss Game

~ Place Value Card Game 

~ Positive and Negative Number Hopscotch

~ Subtraction Card Game 

~ Odd and Even Dice Game

~ Multiplication (or Addition) Concentration

~ Interactive Online Addition Games

Have fun with math!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Butterfly Crafts, Activities, Books, and Resources

Summer, with its warm weather and more time to enjoy the outdoors, is a great time to learn about BUTTERFLIES.

Here are some fun crafts, activities, books, and resources for the kids to enjoy.

To read the posts that go along with the pictures above, just click on the links below.

~ Butterfly and Moth Venn Diagram Comparison

Have fun with butterflies!

Monday, July 9, 2012

EEK! Spider Craft Activities and Resources

Are the kids seeing lots of spiders around this summer??? Do they understand that spiders are not insects (6 legs). Spiders are arachnids (8 legs). Other arachnids are scorpions, ticks, and mites.

Here are a few crafts and resources to help children distinguish the difference between these two animal classifications while having a fun and relaxing summer.

Just click on the titles below to go to the pages about spiders and other arachnids.

~ Spiders and Other Arachnid Books and Resources

Have fun learning about these 8-legged creatures!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Counting Numbers 1-10 Fun Videos

The other day I posted a fun Numbers 0 - 10 Coloring Book Freebie for kids. If you
missed that post  click here or on the picture below.

Today, I want to share some cool VIDEOS from You Tube to help your little ones learn their numbers from one to ten..

Here's the first video:

Here's the second one:

Here's the third one:

Here's one more video for you!


Have fun counting with the kids! :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fun Mammal Craft Activities

The study of animals has always been very popular with kids. That learning can be extended in the summer and on vacations with some fun craft activities.  Here are a few the kids might like.

Mammal Crafts

Just click on the links below to get directions for each of the mammal crafts pictured above plus some mammal book recommendations for the kids.

Have fun!

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Math Coloring Book - Numbers 1-10 for Kids

    Are your little ones learning their NUMBERS?

    Here's a fun little Coloring Book that I put together for the kids that includes the numbers 1-10 (plus zero). There is a page for each number.

    Each page includes the number, the number word, and ten frame.

    This would be a great activity for rainy days or even for car or plane trips! All you need are some crayons and the kids will be all set to have fun coloring and reinforce important math number concepts at the same time.

    You can grab this Numbers Coloring Book at my website (Learning Workroom). Just click on the link below then go to WORKSHEETS PreK-Grade 2.

    You can also find this free Numbers Coloring Book at my TpT store. Just click on the link below.

    Have fun!

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    Fun Insect Craft Activities

    Are you seeing a LOT more INSECTS around this month?

    Insects are animals with 6 legs. They have no backbone.

    Here are some easy to make, fun Insect Craft Activities for the kids to create as they are observing and learning about these very interesting creatures.

    Just click on the links below to go to the pages with directions for the craft activities plus some insect book suggestions for the kids.

    Have Fun!

    Monday, July 2, 2012

    Fun Reptile Craft Activities for Kids

    Reptiles are cold-blooded animals that usually hatch from eggs. Reptiles have backbones, scaly skin, and breathe through lungs.

    Here are a few Reptile Craft Activities that the kids might enjoy making.

    Just click on the titles (links) of each craft activity below to go to the page with directions.

    Have fun! 


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