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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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Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
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Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Help your child compose an alphabet poem about the season, and have them practice letters while awakening their creative writing skills, too!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Thanksgiving Food List
Thanksgiving Food List
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Thanksgiving Food List
The alphabet is a big learning milestone for most kids. Help your child learn alphabetical order by making a food list in this fun Thanksgiving activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Chart the Phases of the Moon with Marshmallows
Chart the Phases of the Moon with Marshmallows
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Chart the Phases of the Moon with Marshmallows
Help your second grader observe the phases of the moon, and then let the fun loose: he'll get to chart his observations with marshmallows!
2nd grade
Science
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The Right Tool for the Job
The Right Tool for the Job
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The Right Tool for the Job
This Labor Day, help your child explore various occupations by discussing the tools workers use on a daily basis at their jobs.
2nd grade
Social studies
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At the Airport
At the Airport
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At the Airport
Make the most out of your next wait at the airport by playing Airport Lounge, a fun and creative game of storytelling and make-believe!
2nd grade
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Listing the Facts
Listing the Facts
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Listing the Facts
In this activity, your child will explore the differences between facts and opinions. Together, you will go on a scavenger hunt in your home and play the role of detectives in search of facts.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Mindfulness and the Brain
Mindfulness and the Brain
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Mindfulness and the Brain
In this activity, your child will learn about the different parts of the brain and how mindfulness can build connections of calm.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow
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Over the Rainbow
This rainbow collage activity is a great way to practice using different materials to create texture. The completed craft is sure to brighten up any space.
2nd grade
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Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
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Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
What happens after the prince and the princess get married? This writing activity allows your child to answer that question for herself.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pin the Nose on Rudolph!
Pin the Nose on Rudolph!
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Pin the Nose on Rudolph!
Pin the nose on Rudolph with this festive Christmas game. Play Pin the Nose on Rudolph with your friends and family this holiday season.
2nd grade
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Discover the Colors of Fall
Discover the Colors of Fall
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Discover the Colors of Fall
This activity will inspire adults and kids alike to take time to explore the beauty in their community and discover the colors of fall while developing their descriptive and creative writing skills!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Perform to Help the Earth
Perform to Help the Earth
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Perform to Help the Earth
In this inspiring activity, children create and perform their very own Reader’s Theater about helping the planet!
2nd grade
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Make Day of the Dead Masks
Make Day of the Dead Masks
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Make Day of the Dead Masks
Teach your first or second grader about an important Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead, with this traditional skeleton mask made out of a paper plate.
2nd grade
Social studies
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The Meaning of Thanksgiving: Full of Thankful!
The Meaning of Thanksgiving: Full of Thankful!
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The Meaning of Thanksgiving: Full of Thankful!
The meaning of Thanksgiving can sometimes get lost among the fun of food and family. Discuss the meaning of Thanksgiving with this fun activity.
2nd grade
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Make a Cat in the Hat-Inspired Hat
Make a Cat in the Hat-Inspired Hat
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Make a Cat in the Hat-Inspired Hat
Let your second grader channel a famous Dr. Seuss character--the Cat in the Hat--with this hat-making activity inspired by the main character.
2nd grade
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DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume
DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume
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DIY Where the Wild Things Are Costume
This Where the Wild Things Are costume will make your little wild thing look just like Max. This Where the Wild Things Are costume is surprisingly easy to make.
2nd grade
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Teaching Rhyming with The Bear in Despair
Teaching Rhyming with The Bear in Despair
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Teaching Rhyming with The Bear in Despair
Help your child get more comfortable with rhyme schemes with The Bear in Despair by Amanda Bray Cody.
2nd grade
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Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
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Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
Got the pre-writing blues? Try this simple five-finger technique to help your second grader develop a sequenced plan for her early compositions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Play the Measuring Game
Play the Measuring Game
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Play the Measuring Game
Practice measurement using centimeters in this fun math race designed for your second grade student!
2nd grade
Math
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Find the Missing Digit
Find the Missing Digit
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Find the Missing Digit
Okay, identifying place value isn't as fun as eating ice cream, but with a few index cards and a competitive spirit, it can be disguised a game!
2nd grade
Math
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The Place Value Game
The Place Value Game
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The Place Value Game
Use a deck of playing cards to practice place value and other math concepts with your upper elementary child!
2nd grade
Math
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Top of the Heap
Top of the Heap
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Top of the Heap
Playing a tactile game with multiplication will help your child get a better grasp of basic math concepts and transform your kid into a master multiplier.
2nd grade
Math
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Complete the Christmas Story
Complete the Christmas Story
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Complete the Christmas Story
Here is a fun holiday exercise to reinforce your grade-schooler's understanding of adjectives from adverbs while she's away on winter break!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Way I Act
The Way I Act
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The Way I Act
In this activity, your child will write and draw about a time when they acted in ways that illustrated responsibility, kindness, or integrity. They will also reflect on what it felt like to have control over their choices and behaviors.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Second grade alphabet activities reinforce key phonics skills, such as using handmade letter tiles to make word wall art.