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Pitch and Hit Data

Okay, engaging in a graphing activity may sound ho-hum, but if you use fun data, it changes the picture entirely.

Throw an Olympic Sport Costume Party

Inspire your second grader's creativity and interest in the Olympics by helping him throw an Olympic sport costume party!

How to Make a Medal

Transform your kid into an Olympic champion with this fun medal-making project.

Mud Painting

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!

Toss Up Game

It's important to be able to add and subtract quickly and accurately, and this activity is the perfect way to practice.

Football Sculpture

In this activity, your child will use household objects to sculpt his very own football.

Investigate Static Electricity

Introduce your child to the amazing, almost magical phenomenon of static electricity!

Bounce that Ball: Learn Math While Doing Sports

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.

Baseball Pennant

Show off your team spirit by creating a festive baseball pennant for your favorite team.

Tie-Dye Laces

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.

Count 'N Catch: A Skip Counting Game

Encourage your child to practice skip counting by turning number patterns into this fun and interactive game of catch.

Fitness Game

Make exercise fun for your child with this energetic fitness game that's a cross between a cake walk and musical chairs.

Three Legged Compound Word Race

Help your second grader understand compound words by doing this fast, goofy three legged race.

Baseball Craft

This paper project is sure to hit a home run with your sporty kid.

Football Craft

Satisfy your child's love of the game with a paper project starring his favorite pigskin!

Counting Coins Game

Learning to count change can be tough! Help your child become a master money-counter with this simple game.

Make Your Own Stepping Stones

Re-use old plastic food containers to create these uniquely beautiful stepping stones to embed in your backyard!

Wolfie Wolf! An Outdoor Math Game

Support your first grader's counting and reading skills while laughing and running in this fun playground game.

Velcro Dart Board

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.

Play the Shape Twister Game

This fun shape game is like Twister...with a twist!

The Game of Nim

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.

Pizza Toss Game

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."

Exercise...with Dice!

Run, jump, and skip your way to physical fitness as your exercise with dice! It's a perfect party or family game.

Play Croquet

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.

Marble Tag

This variation on the game of tag combines exercise, teamwork, and a little friendly trickery.

Bullseye Game

Your child will need to combine his sporty hand-eye coordination skills with his math skills to become the bullseye king.

Aboriginal Craft

Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!

Play Drop Catch

Develop your child's hand-eye coordination in a fun and engaging way by challenging her to a game of Drop Catch.

Make Your Own Badminton Set

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.

Olympic Games for Kids

Gather the neighborhood children together and host an Olympic Games for Kids, right in your own backyard!

Verbs Relay Race!

Help your first grade reader understand verbs by doing them in this boisterous playground relay race.

Play Four Square!

Improve your child's hand-eye coordination with this outdoor group ball game that's similar to Four Square.

Bowling for Addition

Use empty soda bottles to create a fun bowling set that helps your first grader practice addition skills!

Marble Physics

Introduce your second grader to the world of motion and physics with a bit of marble play inspired by Sir Isaac Newton!

Wearing Black in the Sun

Use this science experiment to teach your second grader how dark colored clothing retains more heat than light colored clothing!

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