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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Make a wanted poster of a villain from a favorite book or fairy tale in this fun reading comprehension activity!
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This bookmark is a helpful tool to use during and after reading to remind your child of "good reader" strategies that she can use on her own.
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Check out this simple version of a pairs game that's played all over the world. It's a great way to practice estimating and predicting mathematical outcomes.
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Light up your home with this lightning bug craft that will keep glowing even after summer's gone!
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Give your second-grader insight into the Huichol culture of Mexico with this arts and craft activity by creating an ojo de Dios (eye of God), or yarn weaving.
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Let your second grader pay homage to an ancient Olympic tradition with this modern day Olympic wreath!
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The concept of metamorphosis is fascinating to children of all ages. Help your child's creativity take flight as she makes her very own butterfly life cycle.
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Practice your addition and subtraction in this card game. Disclose is a math activity any first or second grader will love!
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Teach your child about the art of ancient Australia by creating your own handprint art just like Aboriginal artists did thousands of years ago.
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This game provides your child with the opportunity to create, write, and read numbers.
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Make subtraction practice more fun with this outdoor review game that's great for beginning math learners and more advanced!
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Magic, science, or household cleanser? Let your second grader decide with this practical, nontoxic chemistry experiment with acids and bases.
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Help your second grader grasp the concept of verb tenses with this silly card game!
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Take advantage of the spring and summer sun in this arts and crafts activity that has your second grader creating pretty flower prints.
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Work on measurement by sliding cards along a table with your second grader in this fun game. Use centimeters or inches, add up your totals, and see who's won!
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Delight your budding scientist with this cool physics magic trick and teach her some basic physics concepts while you're at it!
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Even the birds need to get out of the rain during the winter months. Help your child help nature and fill a lazy afternoon with this easy, cute craft.
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Add simple fractions in this fun math card game for second graders. This game is very similar to Blackjack, or 21, but it's entirely kid friendly!
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This 'handy' Thanksgiving wreath gets your child to focus on things he's grateful for all year. Create a Thanksgiving wreath with your child this November.
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Trying to find sums of groups of multiples is a great way to practice your addition. Be sure to double check your work. If you clear all of the cards, you win!

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