Sports of all Sorts
Okay, engaging in a graphing activity may sound ho-hum, but if you use fun data, it changes the picture entirely.
Inspire your second grader's creativity and interest in the Olympics by helping him throw an Olympic sport costume party!
If you're looking for something to keep your kid busy on a warm day, and give him some writing practice in the process, bring on the mud!
It's important to be able to add and subtract quickly and accurately, and this activity is the perfect way to practice.
In this activity, your child will use household objects to sculpt his very own football.
Introduce your child to the amazing, almost magical phenomenon of static electricity!
Head out to the driveway, ball in hand, for a bouncing challenge. Then use those results to make a colorful graph that lets your child compare results.
Show off your team spirit by creating a festive baseball pennant for your favorite team.
Don't shell out the money for a new pair of kicks! Help your second grader add some charm to her shoelaces with fabric dye.
Encourage your child to practice skip counting by turning number patterns into this fun and interactive game of catch.
Make exercise fun for your child with this energetic fitness game that's a cross between a cake walk and musical chairs.
Help your second grader understand compound words by doing this fast, goofy three legged race.
Satisfy your child's love of the game with a paper project starring his favorite pigskin!
Learning to count change can be tough! Help your child become a master money-counter with this simple game.
Re-use old plastic food containers to create these uniquely beautiful stepping stones to embed in your backyard!
Support your first grader's counting and reading skills while laughing and running in this fun playground game.
Your child will boost her gross motor skills as she has fun playing with your easy-to-make and totally safe dart board and dart balls.
Check out this simple version of a pairs game that's played all over the world. It's a great way to practice estimating and predicting mathematical outcomes.
It's easy to be a master Italian chef with this target practice game played with a pizza board constructed out of felt and Velcro bean bag "toppings."
Run, jump, and skip your way to physical fitness as your exercise with dice! It's a perfect party or family game.
While building his own croquet set, your kindergartener will use both his math an fine motor skills and as he plays he'll improve his hand-eye coordination.
This variation on the game of tag combines exercise, teamwork, and a little friendly trickery.
Your child will need to combine his sporty hand-eye coordination skills with his math skills to become the bullseye king.
Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
Develop your child's hand-eye coordination in a fun and engaging way by challenging her to a game of Drop Catch.
Help your second grader make his own badminton set--out of your old pantyhose! He'll delight in his crafty independence, and you'll love saving money.
Gather the neighborhood children together and host an Olympic Games for Kids, right in your own backyard!
Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.
Improve your child's hand-eye coordination with this outdoor group ball game that's similar to Four Square.
Use empty soda bottles to create a fun bowling set that helps your first grader practice addition skills!
Introduce your second grader to the world of motion and physics with a bit of marble play inspired by Sir Isaac Newton!
Use this science experiment to teach your second grader how dark colored clothing retains more heat than light colored clothing!