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"Bump!" A Spelling Game

Students usually study for spelling tests by looking over the words and spelling them out loud. Here's a spelling game that gets the whole family involved!

Twenty Questions

Your kid is constantly learning new ways to look at the world and discuss what he observes. Try turning the evening ritual of asking about his school day into a game that consists of twenty questions.

Monkey Paw

Centered around The Monkey's Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, this writing activity encourages your child to think about the consequences of his actions. Challenge your kid to come up with something he might wish for if he had the opportunity. What would the consequences be if his wish came true?

An Adverb Acting Game

Adverbs are all around us. Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!

Social Media Book Review

Learn the art of the status update with this cutting-edge take on the book report -- social media book reviews!

Skim First, Answer Later: A Textbook Study Strategy

Textbook studying doesn't have to be a slog. Here's a simple activity you can do at home before your middle-schooler begins those long end-of-the-chapter review questions.

Take the Portmanteau Challenge!

Want a word game to play? How about just a fun way to spend the afternoon? Create words with your child that splice two words together: like "wuice" or "liger" or something totally silly and unexpected!

Fishing for Headlines

Brush up on current events by making every day reading a fishing adventure! Your child will "fish" for newspaper headlines and race the clock to match them up with the correct articles.

How to Make a Secret Code

Encourage a bit of mystery and intrigue by teaching your clever kid how to create and use secret codes.

History Scavenger Hunt

Send your child on an online hunt where he will practice working with search engines and use his reading comprehension skills to find specific information.