Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

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

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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

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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

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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!

New Year’s Story and Activities

December 23rd, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, December 23, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Activity Village: New Year for Kids!

(www.activityvillage.co.uk/happy_new_year.htm)

Age Range: 5-12 (Grades K-7, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers a selection of fun Language Arts activities and free printables to celebrate the New Year.

There are a few “for a fee” activities sprinkled among the freebies. So when you get to the site, to get right to the free Language Arts activities just scroll down the center of the page and look for the links to: 

  • New Year Worksheets – Includes printable pages of New Year story starters.

  • New Year Puzzles & Mazes – Includes New Year themed word search puzzles and word games

  • New Year Stories – Make your own booklet of Hans Christian Andersen’s Christmas and New Year story, The Little Match Girl – includes the printable story and coloring pages.

You’ll also find links to New Year crafts, coloring pages, and jigsaw puzzles.

Ice Cream Activities, Teaching Ideas, Printables, and Lesson Plans

September 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Monday, July 27, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Various (see below)

 

Age Range: 4-12 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

July is National Ice Cream Month! Even though it’s late in the month there’s still time to enjoy using some of these ice cream themed activities to cool off your summer studies.
Scoop up some of these fun activities while the summer heat is on: 
  • Ice Cream Cut-and-Paste Art Pattern
  • Ice Cream and Air Experiment #433
  • Ice Cream Theme Unit
  • Plastic Bag Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Crafts
  • Ice Cream Printables
  • Ice Cream Theme Printables
  • Ice Cream Printables
  • Ice Cream Toddler and Preschool Unit
Since this is Monday and we are focusing on Math today, check out this website with a myriad of ice cream themed math activities!


Choose from cool activities like: 
  • Ice Cream Calendar Numbers
  • Count the Scoops of Ice Cream Cards
  • Count and Match Ice Cream Activity
  • Favorite Dairy Product Chart Start
  • Match the Halves Ice Cream Flip Book
  • Ice Cream Cone Number Stamp
  • Ice Cream Cone Pompom Count
  • Ice Cream Bowl Pompom Color Sort
  • Ice Cream Addition Cards
  • Ice Cream Felt Board Patterning Activity
  • Ice Cream Scoop Number Emergent Reader
  • Ice Cream Count by Five

Take some time to solve the mathematical rhyme at Beekman’s Ice Cream Shop!

Free World War II Field Trip Guide

July 16th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, July 16, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Notgrass: Remembering World War II Field Trip Guide Ebook

(http://notgrass.leadpages.net/wwii-field-trip-guide/)

 

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

 

From the popular Notgrass History homeschool curriculum provider, download this 42-page field trip guide that provides hundreds of hyperlinked field trip locations across the United States dedicated to the history of World War II.
When arriving at the link, take a few minutes to watch the brief video with an excerpt from the speech made by President Harry Truman on the surrender of Japan in 1945. Then click the large yellow button underneath. A pop up window will open asking you to provide your email address. Visitors may also sign up for optional email lists for Best History Field Trips, Notgrass History Bites (free lessons and activities), and/or Daily Encouragement for Homeschooling Mothers, but this is not necessary to access the guide. Click the blue “Access Now” button and you will be taken to another page where you can download the PDF guide. When viewing the PDF index, click on the table of contents titles to be taken to that section of the guide. The field trips locations are divided into the following categories: 
  • Battle and Attack Sites
  • World War II Museums and Sites
  • Military History Museums
  • Airplanes
  • Ships and Submarines
  • The Manhattan Project
  • Relocation Centers
  • The Holocaust
  • POW Camps
  • Other Sites
  • Events
Each destination is hyperlinked to a website that will provide more information about the location to make planning your field trip simpler. Looking for places solely in your neck of the woods? Use the Location Index in the back of the ‘book’ to narrow your search.

But don’t leave the Notgrass website yet! There’s more great material available here. When you arrived at the download page, you may have noticed the little pop up for yet another free history ebook. Sign up for the Notgrass e-mail newsletter and receive Laura’s Little Houses, a guide to twelve sites related to the Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder families. In the menu at the bottom of the page, under the “News & Articles” section, select “History Bites” for several downloadable and fun history lessons on some not so typical topics such as: 

  • The history of the “Candy Land” and “Scrabble” games
  • The youngest person and first woman in America to receive U.S. patents
  • The history of rubber bands, paper bags, microchips, hot air balloons, and cheese
  • The history of city playgrounds
  • And more
When you are done exploring these, select the “Family Activities” option in the bottom menu for even more great games, projects, and crafts to use throughout your studies.

Not only is A Guide to Museums and Historic Sites in the United States ebook a wonderfully useful resource but the website is chock full of great activities, lessons, and ideas to add to your homeschooling tool belt.

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