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Summer themed reading activities

July 15th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, July 15, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Start with a Book

(http://www.startwithabook.org/summer-reading-learning)

 

Age Range: 4-12 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)

 

This website is a project of the PBS show, Reading Rockets and along with funding from The Park Foundation, Inc. they offer themed books and activities for summer reading and learning.
When you get to the website click on any theme from the menu in the center of the page to open a new page that provides instructions on how to explore the particular theme by: 
  • Choosing books and book-related activities
  • Exploring more hands-on activities
  • Trying some summer writing
  • Digging deeper with these websites
  • Playing and learning with interactive mobile apps
The books are all clearly marked with grade and/or reading level. The activities include a materials list with pictures and instructions and discussion help. Many themes like these can be explored: 
  • Dinosaurs
  • Planes
  • Bugs
  • Birds
  • Animals
  • The moon and stars
  • Art
  • Thunder and lightning
  • Detectives
  • Explorers
  • Poetry
  • Myths
  • and many more!
This website is full of information to help parents develop a love for reading within their children. Bookmark this website and check back often. 

Arts & Crafts, Activities, Worksheets, and More!

December 6th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, December 6, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

All Kids Network

 

Age Range: 5-10 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)

 

Not only does this ad-supported website have hundreds of craft projects and coloring and activity pages, but it is also a great resource for fun educational worksheets and other teaching resources.
Use the navigation bar to choose from: 
  • Kids Crafts
  • Kids Worksheets
  • Kids Activities
  • Teaching Resources
Under the Kids Crafts you can further narrow your search using the sidebar menu. The main categories to select from include: 
  • Seasonal Crafts – Spring, summer, winter, or fall, find projects such as Fall Leaf Book, Snow Globe Craft, Raining Cloud Craft, Bubble Wrap Beehive Craft.
  • Holiday Crafts – Find ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, and many other special days of the year.
  • Educational Crafts – There are projects for the alphabet, numbers, shapes, Back to School, books, and 100th day.
  • Animal Crafts – Lots of craft projects featuring farm animals, fish and other water animals, bugs, birds, and dinosaurs.
  • More Crafts – Check out crafts highlighting nursery rhymes, the Bible, fire safety, space, fantasy, music, birthday, and many more.
All projects include a list of supplies needed as well as detailed instructions.

In the Kids Activities section, find hundreds of coloring pages featuring movie, television, and cartoon characters and themed pages for holidays, shapes, numbers, letters, animals, and much more. There are even color by number pages.

You will also find mazes, dot to dots, hidden pictures, and many more fun activity pages to print out in the Kids Activities section.

Looking for themed worksheets? Check them out under the Kids Worksheet page, or find lined paper, flash card, certificates, calendars, and sticker charts on the Teaching Resources page.

You will want to bookmark this website as more content is being added regularly.

Hundreds of Art Lessons for Kids

October 25th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, October 25, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Art for Kids Hub

 

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

 

At this website, you will find hundreds of lessons for drawing, painting, and sculpture and there is even a special category of projects for kids under 5. Created by a dad who wanted to share his ideas and tips with others, lessons are presented in a fun way and most include images and/or a video making following along simple. Many also include downloadable PDF instruction sheets.

Just a small sampling of lessons include:

  • How to Draw:
    • Animals such as a crocodile, chicken, turtle, owl, pig, raccoon, frog, and tiger
    • Dinosaurs like a triceratops, apatosaurus, stegosaurus, dilophosaurus, and pterodactyl
    • Minecraft figures include a ghast and enderman
  • Painting for Kids
    • Animals like a butterfly, ladybug, starfish , seahorse, and a koala
    • A car, a monster, Winnie the Pooh, a snowman
    • A pumpkin, watermelon, and a candy cane
  • Sculpting for Kids
    • Origami box, frog, bat, and fortune teller
    • Pinch pot, coil pot, and slab pot

There are too many to list here.

And don’t limit yourself to the categories at the top of the menu bar. Select the “Archive” link in the sub-menu bar and find a huge list of past lessons. With all of the lessons, downloads, videos, and helpful hints for teaching, this website will quickly become your favorite “go-to” website for art instruction and project ideas.

Free K-12 Science Lessons, Activities, Videos & More!

September 23rd, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, September 23, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Science Kids

 

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

Your kids will enjoy the free science activities, lessons, videos, projects, experiments, cool facts, quizzes, and games available at this terrific website! They’ll learn about animals, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, weather, space science and more.

When you arrive at the site, you will see an introduction and the highlighted facts and features of the site. You can use the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page to explore the following topics:

  • Experiments – Perform cool chemistry experiments and more with materials you’ll find around the house. Float an egg, melt some chocolate, make a vinegar volcano, breed bacteria, make invisible ink, germinate seeds, or make fake snot (ewwww!).
  • Games – Try these challenging interactive games that test your tech skills while teaching the science behind activities that involve magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases, etc.
  • Facts – “Did you know that the ears of a cricket are located on its front legs?” Get the facts and enjoy fun trivia about animals, planets, the human body, and other fascinating topics.
  • Quizzes – Test your knowledge about elementary science through quizzes with questions ranging from easy to hard. Enjoy printable science word searches and puzzle worksheets too!
  • Projects – Learn about the “scientific method” while you try the science projects offered in every field of science for students in grades K-12. Grow salt crystals, make a kaleidoscope or a simple microscope, learn about forensics and much, much more!
  • Lessons – Get fun and educational science activities for students and lesson plans for teachers from elementary to high school level including resources, ideas, and activities.
  • Images – Use this archive of illustrations, photos, and diagrams to create a science report or project.
  • Videos – Watch incredible video clips of animal behavior, cellular behavior, chemical reactions, and more. See “How-To” videos on everything from making a lemon battery to surviving a bear attack. You’ll find videos on engineering, video game technology, dinosaurs, robots and more!
  • Topics – Get a wide range of teaching resources and ideas on over 30 science topics.

This is an ad-supported website and the ads are randomly generated. Parents, as always, should preview and supervise use.

There are an amazing number of things to do and learn on this site – bookmark it to return often.

FREE Science Lessons, Activities, & Printables

February 4th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, February 4, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

The Science Spot

 

Age Range: 10-13 (designed for middle school students, with parental supervision)

 

A clever and innovative science teacher developed this free website where she shares her favorite science activities, lessons, and printables (aligned with Illinois Learning Standards).

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:

  • Science Classroom – Get an abundance of free lesson plans, activities, printable worksheets, and links to other resources on general science, ecology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, biology, insects, eagles, the metric system, forensic science, archaeology, and more.
  • Daily Science Trivia – This is a fun tool that provides a series of questions on topics such as scientists, inventions, dinosaurs, weather, bats, health, chemistry and more. Print them out and use them to start conversations or test what you know.
  • Reference Desk – An archive of links to educational science websites, lesson plans, clip art resources and much more. We didn’t have time to follow all of these links – so parent supervision, as always, is advised.
  • Puzzle Corner – This is a cool resource! Print out free word search and crossword puzzles on cells, invertebrates, the skeletal and muscular system, genetics, rocks and minerals, constellations and much, much more! Great material for DIY science activity books!

There is much more material for classroom teachers provided at this site. Much of it can be tweaked to suit homeschoolers.

Language Arts Word Games for All Subjects!

December 18th, 2013

Hi! It’s Wednesday, December 18, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Wordduck.com

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website provides free, interactive “Hangman” and “Word Search” games, themed around an array of educational subjects, that boost vocabulary and spelling skills in an engaging and fun way. Topics include:

  • Anatomy – bones
  • Animals – cats, dogs, dinosaurs, fish and more
  • Art – colors and famous artists
  • Astronomy – constellations
  • Chemistry – elements
  • Geography – U.S. States, World Countries
  • Geometry
  • History – U.S. Presidents
  • Literature – the classics
  • Music – classical composers, common terms, instruments, singers and groups
  • Mythology – Greek
  • Poetry – famous poets
  • Words – homonyms, onomatopoeia, oxymorons

You’ll also find a variety of just-for-fun topics such as cars, cartoons, comic book heroes, events, food, games, holidays, movies, sports, and television shows.

When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction. Use the menu bar at the top of the page to navigate the site. Or simply click on the “Dunk-A-Duck Hangman” or “Word Search” icons on the right side of the screen. A new page opens displaying the game screen. Use the menu on the left to select the subject or topic that will determine the vocabulary words used in the game. Then, set the difficulty level for easy, normal, or hard. Read the instructions and play the game.

As explained at the website, “What makes WordDuck.com truly unique is that we let our members create their very own word lists. This can be a valuable tool for educators, especially those teaching vocabulary or foreign languages.” To create your own word list you must register for membership – it’s FREE!

You do not need to register to play the games.

This is an engaging way to improve spelling and vocabulary – and just have fun with words!

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