Posts Tagged ‘activities’

Free Money Lessons for Kids

September 14th, 2015
It’s Monday, September 14, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
The Centsables (
Age Range: 6-11 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision)
This website offers free information for kids featuring animated superheroes who teach sound fiscal responsibility through their adventures.
Your kids can raise their financial I.Q. as they learn: 
  • Where money comes from
  • How to operate an ATM, write a check, and create a budget
  • How to save and invest money
  • How to wisely spend and share money
When you get to the site, click on menu items at the top of the page to access the different sections that include: 
  • Bios – Click on any one of the six animated character’s to read their bios and learn their “superpowers” such as controlling liquid assets. Then, read the bios of villains such as “Credit-Tor” who lures you into accepting tempting credit card offers.
  • Lessons – You’ll find 4 lesson topics that provide basic info on money, how to earn money, how to save and invest money, and information on the stock market. Click on any one, and a new site opens with the complete lesson.
  • Comics – Read fun stories starring the financial superheroes that reinforce your financial education.
  • Activities – Access arcade-type games as well as coloring sheets, crossword puzzles, word searches, and Sudoku puzzles that extend the learning.
In addition, you’ll find a glossary of terms used in the lessons and stories at this site. There’s good content here that’s presented in an engaging way for the target age-range.

Pre-Writing, Spelling, & More!

September 9th, 2015
It’s Wednesday, September 9, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Parent Child Education
Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)
This website contains many, many engaging FREE lessons with video instruction on handwriting, spelling and more.
Here are some of the lesson titles available at the site: 
  • Pre-Writing – Activities which will help develop the fine motor skills in your child’s hand when holding a pencil – also find a link to a proper pencil grip video!
  • Conventional Writing – Activities, tips and techniques you can use with your child to help them learn handwriting
  • Look at the top menu bar to locate Spelling Tips and Activities – Get advice and fun activities that help kids learn and practice.
Once you’ve used these, return to the top menu bar to find: 
  • Art Projects
  • Reading Activities
  • Math Activities
  • Science Activities
  • Social Studies Activities
When you take the time to explore this site, you’ll be rewarded with lots of terrific free lessons that include: 
  • Step-by-step instructions with video illustrations
  • A materials list
  • Activities, games or books to reinforce the lesson
  • Brain research based, kid-friendly content
  • Information on different learning styles and approaches to learning to help parents better understand their child’s needs

Free Molecular Investigations for Students

September 8th, 2015
It’s Tuesday, September 8, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Molecular Expressions: Powers of 10
Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 3-adult; children with parental supervision)
This website offers free activities that allow students to explore the fascinating world of optical microscopy through amazing color photographs. You’ll see images of the cellular levels of everything from hamburgers to superconductors.
When you get to the site, you will see a brief introduction that explains that you are about to take a virtual journey from the Milky Way to the microscopic world. In successive orders of magnitude, journey from the Milky Way Galaxy “into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.” When you are through watching the display, use the menu on the left side of the screen to explore: 
You can also explore digital video galleries to learn more about digital microscopes and the spectrum of applications. The content on this site is massive, so bookmark it to return often.

Posted in science


Math Mysteries, Maps & More

September 4th, 2015
It’s Monday, August 10, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
NAACE: Math Activites (
Age Range: 6-14 (Grades 1-10, with parental supervision)
This website, sponsored by an association of educators, offers an amazing array of free, innovative math activities and resources that engage people of all ages
When you get to the site, don’t be fooled. It may not look like much, but explore the menu to find games, downloadable activities, and terrific resources that will boost your children’s knowledge of math while challenging their logic and reasoning skills. They’ll even reinforce language arts, and learn some history along the way! Here are a few menu items that will help hone math skills:

Click on any one and a new window opens with complete instructions (although some of the games require a little more intuitiveness to navigate). Many of the activities have multiple levels of difficulty making them challenging for a wide age/ability range.

Posted in math


Summer Solstice and Summer Projects!

September 4th, 2015


It’s Tuesday, August 4, 2015, and time for Science at



Recommended Websites:


See below.


Age Range: 2-18 (Grades Pre-K-12, varies by website; children with parental supervision)


Summer Solstice Tutorial
Age Range: 8-17 (approx.)

This website offers a tutorial on the summer solstice in both English and Spanish. From the menu bar, you can choose the level of information you want – including “Beginner” (simple info with large type), “Intermediate,” and Advanced (small print, in-depth content).

Celebrate Summer!
Age Range: 2-7 (approx.)

In addition to a very simple explanation of the Summer Solstice, you find a list of Summer Reads for young children, discover how to make your own sun or a sun catcher, get a list of 7 summer activities, learn to make fun ice blocks, popsicles, and more!

Education World: Summer Fun

Age Range: 5-13 (approx.)

This site is designed with educators in mind and includes a wide array of brain-boosting activities and lessons all themed around summer. For example, you’ll find a great lesson plan all about mosquitoes, ticks and other summer pests called, “What’s ‘Bugging’ You?” – and much, much more!

FactMonster: The American Summer Guide

Age Range: All (Varies according to topic or activity.)

This guide includes all kinds of information. Learn the origin of “Dog Days of Summer,” and the history of Summer Vacations, and the science behind the Summer Solstice. (Did you know that “solstice” comes from the Latin for “sun stands still”?) Learn about the rise and fall of roller coasters, get a BBQ Primer, take an Ice Cream Quiz, watch kid-submitted videos of fireworks and more!

UniversalPreschool: Summer Learning Fun

Age Range: 2-7 (approx.)

Get suggestions for planting a summer garden, how to eat hot dogs with the help of an Octopus (!), fun water games, and get a recipe for sidewalk chalk.

UniversalPreschool: Summer Activities for Little Ones

Age Range: 2-7 (approx.)

Author Marty Layne tells you how to brighten every summer day with these gentle, loving, playful activities.

Posted in history


Tour Oxford’s Museum of Natural History

September 4th, 2015


It’s Friday, August 7, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Oxford University Museum of Natural History



Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)


Tour the immense collection of exhibits at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in the United Kingdom.
When arriving at the link, use the left side bar to select the virtual tour. While the tour circles around the room on its own, visitors can use their mouse to zoom in, out, and around the exhibits. Some of the locations to visit include: 
When you are done with the virtual tour, return to the “Visiting Us” page (use the back button on your computer to do this). From May to August, select “Swifts in the Tower” from the left hand menu to see the live webcam of swifts nesting in ventilation flues in the tower of the University Museum. Read diary entries from the past 10 years describing the swifts’ activities. And check out the special “Presenting. . .” exhibits by selecting “Presenting Series” on the sidebar. Some exhibits include: 
While many of us may not be able to travel to the United Kingdom, this website provides a great view of this wonderful museum.

Posted in Virtual Field Trip