Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

St. Pat’s Day Language Arts & Much More!

March 15th, 2017

 

It’s Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Rainbows, Shamrocks and Leprechauns

(www.homefires.com/articles/st_paddys_day.asp)

Age Range: 3-14 (Grades PreK-8 approximately – and fun for the whole family!)

 

With St. Patrick’s Day only a couple of days away, we are highlighting some fun ideas from Diane Flynn Keith’s websites for cross-curricular celebrations – many of which you can do last minute!

This website has a wonderful article by veteran homeschool mom, Fran Wisniewski offering a fun array of St. Patty’s Day arts, crafts, and activities for ages 6-14 that cover math, science, language arts, and much more!

And for preschoolers, St. Patrick’s Day Fun for Preschoolers has an article with a few suggestions for some fun learning activities you can do with the little ones. Try Diane’s family’s recipe for a festive beverage today – a “Darby O’Gill”!

Fun for the whole family: A Potato Curriculum – Potatoes are an Irish food staple. Go on a Potato Hunt, explore a potato, conduct a potato science experiment, get creative with mashed potatoes – and have fun learning!

President’s Day Math and more

February 20th, 2017

 

It’s Monday, February 20, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various

(See below.)

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

 

Monday is usually Math Day at ClickSchooling. We found a few math activities themed around President’s Day, but thought you’d also enjoy a variety of resources to help your family learn while celebrating.

Eduplace.com: Where Did They Come From?

(www.eduplace.com/activity/presidentshomes.html)


 This free lesson combines math and social studies. Download and print free worksheets that help students analyze data and create a bar graph showing the home states of U.S. Presidents (up through Obama). Find out which state has given us the most Presidents. 

The White House

(www.whitehouse.gov/1600/Presidents)

This is a great source for fun and educational facts on U.S. Presidents that will appeal to all ages. It’s housed at the official White House website. When you get to the site simply click on the president’s name — #1 – #45.

The White House Historical Association

(www.whitehousehistory.org/teacher-resources/every-day-is-presidents-day-at-the-white-house)


Get a free lesson plan titled, “Every Day Is Presidents’ Day at the White House,” for grades K-3. Be sure to click on the lesson plans and activities links to access free materials that supplement the lesson.

Homeschool Helper

(homeschoolhelperonline.com/holidays/presidents-day/)

Get free unit studies on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln along with links to other Presidents’ Day resources, printables, and crafts. While you’re there, use the menu to check out their free unit studies on every subject.

DLTK

(www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/presidents.html)

This terrific site offers free coloring pages and craft activities that are appropriate for ages 3-12. For President’s Day you’ll find an assortment of coloring pages, some toilet paper roll crafts, and even instructions to make a milk-carton log cabin.

Cybersleuth Kids

(cybersleuth-kids.com/games/wordsearch/presidents_day_WS.htm)


Try a U.S. President Word Search!

Happy President’s Day!

Gingerbread Language Arts

December 14th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, December 14, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Gingerbread Language Arts

(see below)

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

 

Continuing with our holiday theme, here are some Language Arts sites related to gingerbread.

Jan Brett’s Audio-Visual Version of “The Gingerbread Baby”

http://www.janbrettvideos.com/how_to_draw_a_gingerbread_baby_high_bandwidth.htm

Gather the family around the computer for a treat! You can watch a film of beloved children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett reading her story, “The Gingerbread Baby,” aloud at this website. Not only that, she offers lots of arts and crafts activity pages all themed around “The Gingerbread Baby.” Simply click on “Home Page” at the bottom of the screen. When the Home Page opens, you’ll find links to “Activities” and “Coloring Pages” on the menu. If you click on either one, you can find a menu containing activity items related to “The Gingerbread Baby” story.

Topmarks Education: The Traditional Gingerbread Man Story

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/stories/gingerbread.htm

Read an interactive, online version of the classic, traditional tale of “The Gingerbread Man.”

The Annotated Gingerbread Man

http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/gingerbread/index.html

You can read an annotated version of the classic tale, “The Gingerbread Man,” at this website. See various illustrations and books about “The Gingerbread Man.” Use the menu on the left side of your screen to discover similar stories from other cultures – such as “The Runaway Pancake”, “The Johnny Cake”, and “The Runaway Tortilla”.

Mayflower & Pilgrim Math Activities

November 21st, 2016

 

It’s Monday, November 21, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Various

(See below.)

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

In keeping with the holiday spirit, here are some Thanksgiving-themed math activities.

Mayflower Math Activity

This website offers a free printable math worksheet (.pdf) that combines the history of the voyage of the Mayflower with math. Designed for grades 5-6, there are aspects that may appeal to younger and older students as well.

You’ll also find a wide variety of Mayflower crafts that help children of all ages exercise their math skills and creativity at ArtistsHelpingChildren.org.

Young children may enjoy Pilgrim Hat Math. Count the dots in one column and match them to the same number of Thanksgiving-themed items in another column.

Free Easter E-Books!

March 23rd, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, March 23, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kids Easter Activities (See below.)

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

 

Easter is almost here! You may enjoy these free, Easter-themed online books for kids…

21 Easter Activities for Kids

(epp.quickbase.com/db/href=http://www.kids-easter-activities.com/21easteractivities.htm)

Get a free, downloadable Easter-themed activity book. It contains games, riddles, Easter Word Sudoku and other Word Puzzles, Math Puzzles, Easter Poems, Easter Crafts and more! Print it out and take it along in the car on Easter and Spring Break road trips!

Easter: The King James Version

(epp.quickbase.com/db/href=http://www.janpienkowski.com/fun-and-games/books/easter/p01.htm)

The Easter story for children with beautiful illustrations by Jan Pienkowski

The Tale of Peter Rabbit By Beatrix Potter

(https://epp.quickbase.com/db/href=http://www.wiredforbooks.org/kids/beatrix/p1.htm)

 
A beloved, illustrated children’s classic that you can read aloud online.

The Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island

(epp.quickbase.com/db/href=http://www.learningbox.com/bunny/1.htm)

A wonderful online tale of the mis-adventures of a lovable bunny at Easter time.

Dissecting Daffodils!

March 1st, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, March 1, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

DaffodilUSA.org

(daffodilusa.org/about-ads/youth-program/)

Age Range: 8 and up (Grades 2-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website, sponsored by the American Daffodil Society, offers free, downloadable botany lessons using daffodils, as well as a free “Daffodil Dissection Guide.”

There is terrific information that you can use to enhance learning the science of botany through the common daffodil flower. When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of links including: 

  • Daffodil Dissection with Photos & Terms “Inner Secrets Revealed” – Two.pdf documents that contain photos and details to conduct a daffodil biology project. This is geared towards a classroom environment, but can also be conducted at home.
  • Daffodil Botany Drawing – Two drawings that identify the parts of a daffodil. Both of these drawing are used in American Daffodil Society judging schools. These drawings are also useful for horticulture biology coursework.
  • Crafts – Making Tissue Daffodils – A fun project that even adults have enjoyed making!
  • A suggested curriculum for school – Project based learning through Daffodils
  • And don’t miss the Daffodil Coloring Pages – Print out 13 pages depicting a variety of daffodils with information about each one. Assemble them all into a fun activity book for your kids – great for home learning or carschooling!
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