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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Your child will do a fun science experiment using soap and pepper flakes to help understand the concepts of water molecules and the surface tension of water.
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Air invisible; it doesn't make sounds; you can't pick it up and throw it. So how do we know it exists? Help your second grade scientist figure it out.
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Inspire your child to learn about an amazing animal as she creates her very own polar bear habitat.
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Need another reason to celebrate Thanksgiving? Now kids can create a sunny, textured sunflower card to remember the day!
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Making these fabulous cupcake liner flowers is a great way to introduce your child to relief art work and patterns.
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Try this fun addition game with your second grader! Arrange playing cards to find the largest possible sums.
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Add some fun to arts and crafts by having your child make a self portrait using nature as her palette.
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Help your child experiment with the combination of acid and baking soda by making these homemade bath bombs!
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Get back into school with this exciting architecture exploration! In this craft activity your child will research, draw, and build his own school.
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In this activity, your second grader will design her very own heart map to show what she's really made of.
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Create a world of bugs with your kid! This variation on finger painting is a great project to create after a trip to the zoo or while learning about science.
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Create your own cloud with an activity that will explain how important concepts such as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation work.
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Help your second grader to a better understanding of how to count and represent money with age old game of Tic-Tac-Toe.
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Recycle old materials to create a fun, brain-teasing maze toy that also strengthens your child's math reasoning skills.
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Create a dazzling window display with cut stars with this fun first grade holiday activity.
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Send your child on a table of contents treasure hunt to help build basic research skills! Navigating a book is a skill that is sure to come in handy later on.
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Beetles come in many shapes and colors. Here's how your second grade child can create his own beetles to paint and play with!
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Playing a tactile game with multiplication will help your child get a better grasp of basic math concepts and transform your kid into a master multiplier.
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Valentine bookmarks make reading lovely. Make a valentine bookmark that looks like a heart-filled bookworm.
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Build second grade writing skills by using pictures to help kids "see" how to use details in their stories.

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