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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Teach children how to upcycle dried-out markers with this homemade paint-making activity!
2nd grade
Fine arts
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
In this fun design challenge, your child will get creative with making structures out of toothpicks and gumdrop candies.
2nd grade
Science
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Design Your Own Planet
Design Your Own Planet
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Design Your Own Planet
In this activity, children will let their imagination run wild as they design and build a new planet in the solar system.
2nd grade
Science
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
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Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to build a tall tower out of building bricks! The instructions include questions prompts to guide students through the design challenge.
2nd grade
Science
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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Make Art Like Mary Blair
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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Reinforce your child’s understanding of geometry and 2D shapes while learning about the artist Mary Blair and her amazing contributions to many loved movies, books, and characters throughout her career.
2nd grade
Math
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
2nd grade
Social studies
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Design Challenge: Making a Boat
Design Challenge: Making a Boat
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Design Challenge: Making a Boat
In this activity, your child will be asked to create a boat that can successfully float while holding 25 pennies.
2nd grade
Science
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Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
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Growing Jack-o'-Lantern
In this Halloween-themed activity, young learners will find out what happens when they mix two household items together to create a surprising chemical reaction.
2nd grade
Science
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Make Peace Rocks
Make Peace Rocks
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Make Peace Rocks
With school, home, and activities in between, life can sometimes feel chaotic to kids. Help your child learn how to stop and relax with handmade peace rocks.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Build a Tunnel
Build a Tunnel
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Build a Tunnel
In this science and engineering activity, children will explore types of tunnels and their purposes and then design and build a tunnel of their own.
2nd grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
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Design Challenge: Glowing Bouncy Egg
In this activity, your child will transform an egg into a glowing, bouncy "ball" that they can play with.
2nd grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
In this design thinking activity, your child will choose an animal to research, learn about the animal’s habitat, and then replicate the animal's habitat using household items.
2nd grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
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Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
In this exciting and empowering challenge, your child will construct a bridge using marshmallows and toothpicks!
2nd grade
Science
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Movement Card Game
Movement Card Game
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Movement Card Game
Using simple materials, children will create a movement card game that the whole family can play together.
2nd grade
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Create an Internal Weather Report
Create an Internal Weather Report
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Create an Internal Weather Report
This activity creatively guides students in reflecting on and understanding what's happening inside of themselves at any given point.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Positive Reminders
Positive Reminders
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Positive Reminders
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will write loving kindness notes to place around the home to serve as a reminder (for themselves and others) to see the goodness within themselves.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Corn Maze STEM Challenge
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Learn all about balance and motion as your child designs a corn maze!
2nd grade
Science
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
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My Emotions Wheel
My Emotions Wheel
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My Emotions Wheel
Help your child build emotional awareness by creating a wheel full of pictures that make them feel a certain emotion.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
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Design Challenge: Creating a Cup Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to make a tower using paper cups.
2nd grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
In this activity, your child will be challenged to use three simple materials to create a launcher for an action figure or small toy.
2nd grade
Science
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Gratitude Tree
Gratitude Tree
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Gratitude Tree
Research shows that when we focus on things we are grateful for, we literally rewire our brains to focus on the positive. Help kids experience the joy of gratitude by creating trees that give thanks.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
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Design Challenge: Letters of the Alphabet
Reinforce your child’s understanding of the alphabet by helping them construct all of the letters using pipe cleaners.
2nd grade
Science
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Search 2nd Grade Hands-on Activities

Give your second grade curriculum a fun and imaginative boost with these hands-on second grade activities that will have kids learning, moving, and creating.