Second Grade Holidays & Seasons Activities

Throughout the year there are many reasons to celebrate. From the changing of seasons to national and religious holidays, we have all kinds of ideas that will help your young learner get in a celebratory mood. While creating, gaming, and crafting kids will learn more about the holidays and the times of year that have cultural significance. Our holiday activities are also a great way to introduce your child to more obscure holidays as well as holidays that are widely celebrated around the world.

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...This easy lightning bug craft uses a recycled bottle and glow stick to make it glow like magic! Kids get to decorate this bug and learn all about their anatomy...
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...: Create the base for the “bones” by peircing two mini marshmallows on both ends of a pretzel stick. Make sure the pretzel stick does not pierce through all...
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... place. Have your child glue down all of the scraps he wants, creating a mound in the back of the pick up truck. Multiple layers will create various textures and...
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...Make homemade fruit leather with your child, from all natural ingredients and minimal sugar, for a fun, healthy treat that will teach kids how to cook! This healthy...
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...These plastic bottle dolls are as unique as all the different people in the world, and give your child practice with crafting and pretend play. Want to give your...
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..., try asking a grandparent or older relative. Your child can cut the film strips. She can either cut them all to the same, length, or cut them to various lengths...
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... creative with a fun 3-D paper art project. Pop-up cards are popular and a Valentine’s Day card is easy to make. All your budding paper engineer needs is a few...
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.... Continue cutting and gluing until all rectangles are adhered in position from top to bottom, small to large. Complete the Christmas tree by having him glue the star...
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... hopes for the future. One of the most famous ones is in Lam Tsuen in Hong Kong, where people travel from all over the world during Chinese New Year to leave wishes...
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... paint Pencil What You Do: Ask your child to paint water all over the watercolor paper using a brush. It should be wet, but not soaked with water. While...
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... list is finished, the child can work on the poster by drawing a picture of each villain, writing the villain’s name, and then copying all the other information...
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... story of Israelites being freed from Egyptian slavery. The Seder plate is a specific arrangement of foods which are all symbolic to the ritual. In this activity, your...
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... write nice and big (capital letters approximately 1 inch tall) so that your kid has plenty of space to work. When you're all done, it's time to engage ...
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... handprints all over the walls, put them to better use with this cute, bird-themed craft! Everyone remembers the 1st grade “hand turkey” project every year at...
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...;songs.” Calls are when birds send alarm messages or alert other birds to their presence; all birds make calls. Songs are only made by certain types of birds known...
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... record his observations after he steps out of the bucket. Continue until your child has tested out all the tubs, including the soapy water one. Review your...
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... cookie sheet.  Repeat until all cookie balls are coated in chocolate. Return to freezer until chocolate sets. Share with family and friends! You can try...
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... be all one color or can be made up of both red and pink x’s.  A flower might have a center of one color and petals of another.  Once your child has...
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.... Wet 5-10 paper towels and keep them handy for your family members. Have your child gather together all the members of your family. Let her guide the oldest...
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... cutting board, cut the croissants into 2 inch chunks. Add the bread chunks into the egg mixture and stir carefully so that all the bread is covered with the egg mixture...

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