Middle School Holidays & Seasons Activities

Throughout the year there are many reasons to celebrate. From the changing of seasons to national and religious holidays, we have all kinds of ideas that will help your young learner get in a celebratory mood. While creating, gaming, and crafting kids will learn more about the holidays and the times of year that have cultural significance. Our holiday activities are also a great way to introduce your child to more obscure holidays as well as holidays that are widely celebrated around the world.

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Here's an investigative activity in which your child will discover real-world names and uses for sugar and find out how it is hidden in many different foods.
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Spring is all about fresh vegetables, and your child can use her favorites in this tasty stuffed eggplant recipe.
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How can you get your child started if they're totally stumped? All it takes is a solid plan, man. Here's how to get started.
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Help your middle schooler "map" her complicated day. It's a simple job with big payoffs that will last all through the year!
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Here's a painting activity that's a lesson in secondary colors. Your child will mix and match paints to discover all the different hues one color can have!
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This activity is a great introduction to polymer chemistry. It might seem complicated, but all you'll need is the material found inside of a baby's diaper!
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Wondering what to do with all that extra mint leftover from last night's meal? Don't throw it out--make tea instead. It's easy to dry fresh herbs for tea.
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Make a deal with your teen: You'll buy her that new album on iTunes if she listens to it all the way through...and then writes a thoughtful review on it.
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... a fun project that will capture all these sensations in one place. You have wonderful memories of your summer: the sensation of a soothingly cool dip in the pool on...
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... whose total is greater keeps all 4 cards. Keep going until all the cards have been used. The player who has the highest number of cards is the winner. Tips...
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...Dads are breakfast people. Pancakes are always a popular choice, but which kind to serve? Plain? Blueberry? Banana Chocolate Chip? Why not all three? Dads are...
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.... Ask your child to convert any whole numbers into fractions. For example, 1 cup of milk can be changed to 2/2 or 4/4. This puts all numbers in fraction form...
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... in all three bags. Take one bag and put it in a dark place. Place the next bag in the refrigerator. Place the last bag in a sunny area. Make sure each bag is...
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... and trials, is still used today. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars, and Harry Potter are all epic journeys—and kids and adults of all ages are familiar...
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... the CDs in the shape of the hanging curtain she wants to make. Starting with the top row, have her put a jump ring into the left holes of all of the CDs except the...
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... sheets of paper. Be careful to not move the bottom circle as you cut so all shapes are cut out identically. Now set the bottom circle aside, and the circle that...
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... great way to find out while giving your child all the control, or at least letting him think he has all the control! This idea can be applied to any subject but is...
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... because he had the flu. Mike spent all day in the kitchen because all of his friends wanted him to make dinner for them. Cut up each...
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... 1776, American delegates famously traveled from all over the Thirteen Colonies to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to draft and sign the great words of our Declaration of...
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... (e.g. “Tom ate a baked potato”). He should make them all past tense or all present tense. Encourage him to make them as silly as he wants! Now, have him...

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