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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... write "Yes!" on one side of the line and "No!" on the other side. Let your child use the glue to attach all of the items that are recyclable on...
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... the loose soil. Make sure the indentation is big enough to accommodate all the plant's roots. Help him place the plant in the soil. Have your child pat...
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...Help your child give a heartfelt "thank you" to your family's chef this Thanksgiving with this "handy" painted apron. Every Thanksgiving, we all look forward to...
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... first hour is up. Have your child add up all the minutes to see that they equal 60. Repeat this process with the other two hours! Again, don’t let your...
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... comprehension, is the ultimate goal for readers of all ages, but can be especially difficult to achieve at first when a young learner is just beginning to read. To help...
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...Here's a Valentine craft to collect all those Valentine's Day messages in style. This valentine bag craft makes a chic little pouch that holds cards and treats. As...
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... now decide how big the head should be, but it is a good idea to aim for about the size of a baseball or softball. Once she has added all the soil, help her to...
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... child wind the entire ball around the tray. It should go around about 200 times. Once all the yarn is wound, lay the tray on a table or other flat surface and...
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... the yolk to the bowl, and keep the egg white in a separate cup. With all of the cookie ingredients in the bowl, your child can use a mixer to blend them up...
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... darts! Darts appeal to young kids, but they're not safe at all. With this activity, they can get all the hand-eye coordination practice of a dart game, but with a...
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.... Dating as far back as 6000 BC, pottery can be found in all ancient civilizations. Ancient peoples used pottery as tools, as a way to communicate stories, and as objects...
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... nonsense animal and then have her draw an illustration of it. Don't be afraid to be silly! After she has finished all of her pages with her nonsense creatures...
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... or decade (1900, 1950 or 1970). Help your child make a list of all of the significant events in Dad’s life and mark the years they occurred. Some examples are...
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...Does your child know that fossils are the reason that we know all about dinosaurs? This activity works well with a group or just with a parent and child, and it can...
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... equation on one side of each paper, such as 6+6=12; and write just the question (such as 6+6) on the other side. Make at least 20 facts, and then mix them all up...
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... the page and hang his story up for all to see! What's going on? First, you're giving your child a hands-on chance to see how punctuation changes a...
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... escape. Eventually all the water would evaporate into the air.) What tastes the best: frozen juice, cold liquid juice, or warm liquid juice? Encourage her to...
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... are the building blocks of all mathematical thinking in the years following. That’s why fundamental skills like addition are so important. By turning basic math...
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... writing skills—we've got a creative idea for you. All you need is some simple household ingredients and a curious second grader who likes to bake a cookie or two...
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... going up and down the number line, counting objects, and developing deep understanding of these all-important number concepts. What You Need: Deck of cards...

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