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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... that something. It's the “stuff” that the universe is made of. But will all matter transmit sound? Are there only certain particles that can pass these...
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...In this activity, you can spend time with your child while creating your own gift tags. All you need is some colorful paper, ribbon, glue and a hole punch. Why buy...
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.... Got an aspiring illustrator or animator on your hands? Computer animation is all the rage these days, but there was a time when animators did all their work by...
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... done before inserting the strip into the booklet. You can attach the stips together however you like. Once you have connected all of the strips together to make one...
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...! Whether or not your child is an old pro with lockers, the start of the year is always a great time for a fresh start. After all, there’s been no time for mystery...
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... carrots" or "Snack on apples instead of chips after school." Once his list is complete, review it with him and make sure all of his goals are...
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... days Graph paper Pen What You Do: Have your child take note of all of the school and extra-curricular activities that he's going to be engaged in...
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.... Measure and cut a piece of white paper so it is ¼” smaller all around than the colored paper. Carefully fold the white paper in half twice, so it...
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... metals All have a north-seeking pole and a south-seeking pole When placed near each other, opposite poles attract and like poles repel What You Need: Bar...
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...You don't have to master the art of text messaging to stay in touch with your tween. All you need is a notebook (or journal) and a pencil! As kids reach adolescence...
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... him to a citation competition, winner takes all (feel free to offer incentives for a win, such as a day off from chores, trip to the movies, or other small prize...
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... to meet Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Ben Franklin, and more, all at her own dinner table! What You Need: Family members and friends American...
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... canisters into durable magnetic organizers that keep pens and pencils right where she needs them. These crafty tins are simple and convenient. Best of all, they'll...
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... a player loses a flag, it must remain removed from his belt until the end of the round. When a player loses all his flags, he is eliminated from the round...
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... list, to write a poem about his city. Her poem may have just a few rhyming lines (like the one by Hughes), or it could have all rhyming lines, or no rhyming lines...
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...-schooler to relate to ancient civilizations. After all, they existed a long time ago, and life was so different then than it is today. One way to pique her interest is...
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.... Then it's as simple as drawing the straight lines with pen. Once the grid has been created, have him write some or all of the words he thought up into the grid...
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...This sweet and tangy homemade barbecue sauce is a great way to introduce kids to the culinary arts. Your child can learn all about the barbecue business by making...
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... a cup of hot cocoa. Feel free to add any additional vegetables you have on hand—carrots, red bell peppers, corn, zucchini, and yellow squash all work well in...
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...We've all seen the horrifying newscasts of oil-soaked birds, and volunteers trying to clean up the mess. In this experiment, your child will chart the effects of...

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