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 story summary folder with your child to keep her mind sharp and to help her develop those critical thinking skills.
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Creating number patterns with pencil and paper can be dull, but creating hopscotch pattern can bring exciting math learning!
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Use a deck of playing cards to practice place value and other math concepts with your second grader!
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Play this daily money game with your 2nd grade child to help his math skills.
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Palindromes are a fun and silly way to practice writing skills. Challenge your child to come up with as many palindromes as she can in this crazy activity!
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Wool can absorb 1/3 of its weight in water, while still keeping the body warm. She can test this theory by performing a scientific sock comparison!
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Help your child get comfortable with the concept of estimation, which will come in handy during everything from standardized tests to future shopping trips!
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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.
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This project can help prepare your child for a trip to the tide pools, or give him a way to remember some of the many creatures he saw during his visit.
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Here's a fun science experiment that's refreshingly tasty too! Turn regular water into a tasty treat perfect for consuming on a hot day.
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Make an owl painting with your child this Halloween. This owl painting features an autumn scene created by layering images and a pair of handprint owls.
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Based on the popular "I Spy" game, this activity lets your kid practice important skills like number identification and place value.
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Help your child understand the scientific concept of evaporation with this fun outdoor science activity.
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Learning to count change can be tough! Help your child become a master money-counter with this simple game.
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Practice measurement using centimeters in this fun math race designed for your second grade student!
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Recycle bottles of different shapes and sizes to create a group of unique dolls that are as unique as the real people around you!
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Help your child rocket off for some high-flying fun with a jet pack you make from recycled materials and a few odds and ends.
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Encourage your child to explore her favorite fairy tale, and learn about characters, plot, setting and story sequence as she draws her own pictures.
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Help your first grader understand what a noun is with this fun photo book that catalogs her favorite people, places, and things!
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Make a unique painting while learning about sea life.

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