Second Grade Activities

Looking for some great activities to keep your second grader busy? Our games and project ideas perfect for second graders are the perfect fusion of learning and fun. Our addition and subtraction games, including plenty of card games, make math practice fun and easy. Feeling artsy? Browse our craft projects that promote creativity and help hone fine motor skills necessary for all that writing your kid will be expected to do! What's more, you'll find a bunch of reading activities that will enable your kid to grow from an emerging reader to a full-on bookworm! No matter what subject you're hoping to focus on, we have an activity that's just right. Check out our second grade activities and find a few for your kid today!

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Countries all around the world have been using the abacus for thousands of years to make math easier. Have your kid make his own abacus to practice arithmetic.
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Here's a thought-provoking activity to make new vocabulary words "stick" in the mind of your young learner.
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You don't need to wait for rain to see a rainbow. Make one yourself, and teach your child about light and weather in the process.
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This balloon-powered car project is a great way for your kid to learn about energy and how it can be used efficiently.
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What's the quickest way to separate salt and pepper? Let static electricity do the work! Your child will be fascinated by this simple experiment.
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Try this experiment to give your curious kid a more "solid" understanding of how temperature affects the states of matter.
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Try these story starters - creativity and sequencing skills combine to create wild stories that will have the whole family in stitches!
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Make counting coins make "cents" to your second grader while giving her the chance to practice her math skills by playing this fun game with her.
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Put your second grade scientist to work this Fourth of July with our colorful "liquid fireworks" project!
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Create a mini plant habitat with your kid to help teach him what it takes to make an ecosystem work.
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Play this "subtraction war" card game with your second grader and watch his math facts mastery leap forward!
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Review fractions with your budding mathematician when you play this fun, educational math board game.
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Create a giant octopus from cardboard that holds onto a sea of creatures from its giant tentacles!
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Practice subtraction with your second grader in this fun dice game. Math concepts have never been more fun!
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Try this fun and simple activity to help nurture your child's observation skills and nourish a growing love of science!
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Play loteria, a Mexican board game! Help your child make this fun and festive game to help her build her vocabulary and have a blast while she's at it.
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Your child will jump at the chance to get messy (under adult supervision, of course) with this project and create some unique home decor that really shines!
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Looking for a fun way for your child to practice the basics of addition, subtraction, and multiplication? Look no further than this fun card game!
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The next time you've got a restless second grade earth scientist on your hands, use this experiment to demonstrate crystals and make a tasty treat, too!
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Give your second grader a chance to get his feet wet with measurement before he moves onto the more complicated stuff by trying this activity with him at home.

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