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Nuts and Bolts: A Sorting Activity
Nuts and Bolts: A Sorting Activity
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Nuts and Bolts: A Sorting Activity
Sorting objects by size, color, shape, or function is an important concept in kindergarten math, and it's the perfect excuse for a little housekeeping!
Kindergarten
Math
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Letter Sorting
Letter Sorting
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Letter Sorting
Help your child reinforce the order of the alphabet with this hands-on activity using some everyday materials. It's a fun way to put a spin on a timeless skill.
Kindergarten
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Count and Sort Fruit Salad
Count and Sort Fruit Salad
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Count and Sort Fruit Salad
In this fun snack-time activity, kids boost counting, sorting, and color recognition skills as they make a delicious and nutritious snack.
Preschool
Fine arts
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Create a Color Collage
Create a Color Collage
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Create a Color Collage
Here's a preschool color collage activity to help your child work on their sorting skills, and create a beautiful addition to the refrigerator gallery.
Preschool
Fine arts
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Classifying Objects
Classifying Objects
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Classifying Objects
Boost your preschooler's math and verbal skills by having her participate in simple, fun activities that teach her how to sort, count, and categorize objects.
Preschool
Math
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What Doesn't Belong? A Categorization Game
What Doesn't Belong? A Categorization Game
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What Doesn't Belong? A Categorization Game
This educated-guessing game is great for preschoolers. This activity helps your child work on her reasoning skills.
3rd grade
Science
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What's in the Bag? A Classification Game
What's in the Bag? A Classification Game
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What's in the Bag? A Classification Game
This guessing game is a hoot. And it helps teach kids to categorize a set of objects-- a key skill for preschool.
Preschool
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Make a Shell Craft Treasure Box
Make a Shell Craft Treasure Box
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Make a Shell Craft Treasure Box
Invite your kindergarten marine biologist to practice in scientific identification and categorization while creating a lovely treasure box.
Kindergarten
Science
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
In this parts of speech fall scavenger hunt, kids will search for all the hidden leaves, sort them into parts of speech categories, and then practice creating their own sentences using the words they find.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Your Own Horse
Make Your Own Horse
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Make Your Own Horse
Whether your child wants to be a cowboy or a princess, this homemade horse prop is perfect to use in all sorts of imaginative play!
Preschool
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Discover Chinese Tradition: Create a Unique "Chop"
Discover Chinese Tradition: Create a Unique "Chop"
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Discover Chinese Tradition: Create a Unique "Chop"
Show your fourth grader how to design and print his own chop, a Chinese "signature" of sorts that uses calligraphic characters or motifs.
4th grade
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Create Pressed Leaf Cards
Create Pressed Leaf Cards
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Create Pressed Leaf Cards
Here's a pressed leaf card project that puts science and writing together for your second grader.
2nd grade
Science
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Beaded Key Chains
Beaded Key Chains
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Beaded Key Chains
Looking for an easy and creative craft? Beads come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors and your kids will have fun creating unique key chains.
3rd grade
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Make a Handy Seed Chart
Make a Handy Seed Chart
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Make a Handy Seed Chart
Help your kindergartener identify and sort eight different kinds of common seeds on this "seed wheel" plate you can use all growing season.
Kindergarten
Science
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Make a Flashback Book!
Make a Flashback Book!
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Make a Flashback Book!
Are you looking for a new way to help your fourth grader celebrate New Year's Day? Try this Flash Back Book!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Explore the Senses with a Sensory Table!
Explore the Senses with a Sensory Table!
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Explore the Senses with a Sensory Table!
In almost every preschool classroom is a sensory table. Learn how to make one at home!
Preschool
Science
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Give Birds a Feast with a Suet or Coconut Oil Feeder
Give Birds a Feast with a Suet or Coconut Oil Feeder
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Give Birds a Feast with a Suet or Coconut Oil Feeder
Give your local birds a treat — and your young birdwatcher some fun — with this simple DIY bird feeder.
1st grade
Science
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Hunt for Tree Products
Hunt for Tree Products
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Hunt for Tree Products
Hunt for natureâs treasure, the many different products made by trees!
1st grade
Science
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Make a Patterned Belt
Make a Patterned Belt
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Make a Patterned Belt
In kindergarten, kids work with patterns. Try making this practical but decorative piece of clothing together for fun and math practice.
Kindergarten
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How to Make a Memory Book
How to Make a Memory Book
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How to Make a Memory Book
Celebrate the new year by making a memory book with your child! You'll reinforce time and calendar concepts and you'll get to reminisce about the past year.
1st grade
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Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
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Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Green Collage
Green Collage
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Green Collage
Pay tribute to the color green this St. Patrick's Day by creating a tactile sensory collage filled with green things in this kindergarten art activity.
Kindergarten
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Clothespin Counting
Clothespin Counting
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Clothespin Counting
This counting activity helps preschoolers learn about number sequences and adding.
Preschool
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Spider Hat
Spider Hat
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Spider Hat
This spider hat activity challenges your child to learn about spiders and improve fine motor skills. Make a spider hat with your child on Halloween or any time.
Kindergarten
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Plastic Lid Craft
Plastic Lid Craft
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Plastic Lid Craft
Your preschooler can learn about texture by recycling old containers and lids.
Preschool
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With pre-school students, it’s important to help them connect with the world around them through sorting and categorizing activities that teach them to identify like objects. Button boards and playing with collected leaves are a cheap and easy way to teach young learners about real-life objects. Use those same buttons and leaves in rounding estimation activities that will build early math skills, too.