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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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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.
Second Grade
Comprehension
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.
Second Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Oragami Christmas ornaments make a beautiful addition to your family's tree. Make origami Christmas ornaments out of old wrapping paper this holiday season.
Second Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Magic, science, or household cleanser?  Let your second grader decide with this practical, nontoxic chemistry experiment with acids and bases.
Second Grade
Physical Science
2nd graders with some weaving experience can turn a gallon milk jug and plastic grocery bags into a functional basket.
Second Grade
Recycled Crafts
Does your child always demand to know why the sky is blue, how the sun moves across the sky, or where wind comes from?
Second Grade
Earth & Space Science
Teach your child to dye eggs with natural ingredients from the grocery store. From pink to gold, these eggs are perfect for hiding, hunting or simply munching.
Second Grade
Painting & Drawing
For most second graders, a good secret code is just about irresistible.  Here's one that builds math facts while you're at it!
Second Grade
Addition
Get those mad scientist goggles ready! This group of crazy concoctions will cover all the science basics, with style. Explore candy science, soap science and more... Suddenly science never looked so cool!
Second Grade
Physical Science
Try this creative art project with your second grader to help him build up his fine motor skills and artistic awareness as he makes a faux stained glass vase.
Second Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
This variation on the game of tag combines exercise, teamwork, and a little friendly trickery.
Second Grade
Group Games
Using dried beans and corn, foods that are prevalent in Mexican cuisine, your child will create three-dimensional sombrero art.
Second Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
This simple and fun project introduces kids to the art of pottery and offers them a glimpse into how ancient peoples created the very first Neolithic pottery.
Second Grade
Construction & Sculpture

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