Posts Tagged ‘rhymes’

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.

The Bubonic Plague & Nursery Rhymes

October 8th, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Nursery Rhymes – Lyrics, Origins & History!

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers the fascinating and surprising history of nursery rhymes. Did someone actually put their baby on a tree top? Why sing about Jack and Jill getting hurt? Did horses really attempt to reassemble Humpty Dumpty? Did someone named Peter actually eat a pumpkin and then lock his wife inside the shell?

On this informative, ad-supported website, read about all your old favorites, and perhaps discover a few new ones. As a bonus, you’ll learn surprising things about the history of England and its neighboring countries too. For example, did you know that the Bubonic Plague and its symptoms were parodied in “Ring around the Rosy”? Or that “Boston” was named after someone called Saint Botolph?

Many of the featured rhymes have more than one history, which just makes them all the more fun. You get to pick which one you’d like to believe! (Some of them are so old, it’s difficult to be certain of their true origin.)

Interactive Gadget to Write Stories & Poems

August 27th, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, August 27, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

PicLits.com

 

Age Range: 10-Adult (Grades 5 to adult, children with parental supervision)

 

This website offers a free, unique and engaging tool to inspire creative writing and poetry.
The idea here is to:

1) Select a background picture from an array of beautiful, striking, and surprising images. (Parents, as always, should preview to determine suitability.)

2) Drag-and-drop word tiles displayed below the background picture to create a short story or poem inspired by the image in the photograph.

3) Edit the story or poem to create a satisfying literary work of any length.

This gadget is modeled after the magnetic word tiles that many people have on their refrigerators. As explained at the website, “The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.”

When you get to the site you’ll see a picture with word tiles below it. You can dive right in – or, if you would prefer some instruction on how to use this tool effectively, click on “Learn It” on the horizontal menu bar at the top of the page. A new page opens with three options:

*Write It – Get some basic tips along with ideas on how to use the word tiles to write a simple caption, a compound sentence, and a paragraph.

*Rhyme It – Read some suggestions on how to use rhymes and similes to create poetry.

*Master It – Explore a series of “advanced” lesson plans on how to write poems – including the use of figurative language such as metaphors, similes, allusion, personification, irony, imagery and more.

You can post the finished work in the public gallery, save them in your own free account file, e-mail the results, or link to them on Facebook – a clever way to inspire the young writers at your house!

Early Literacy Rhymes and Songs

July 30th, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, July 30, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

King County Library System: Tell Me A Story

 

Age Range: 2-8 (Grades PreK-3 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

Sponsored by The King County Library System of Washington state, this website provides hundreds of rhymes and songs to promote early literacy. You’ll find the printable lyrics/words, and in many cases you can watch librarians and educators perform the fingerplays or sing the songs on YouTube videos.
When you get to the site you’ll see three menus. The first is a list of ALL the titles of YouTube videos organized by year from 2009 – 2014. Another is an alphabetical list of ALL the titles that are included in this archive. (Click on the “next 200” link located on the bottom left side of the page to see them all.) You’ll also find a “Themes” menu that includes:
  • Animals
  • Clothing
  • Body Parts
  • Counting
  • Bugs and Insects
  • Food
  • Seasons
  • Weather
  • Colors
  • Holidays
  • Shapes
  • And More!

Just click on a theme and a new page opens with an alphabetized menu of titles. For example, if you click on “Animals” you’ll find familiar rhymes such as, Farmer in the Dell, BINGO, Five Little Pumpkins, Hickory Dickory, Dock, I Wish I Were A Fishy In The Sea, Kookaburra Song, Old MacDonald, Pop Goes The Weasel, Willoughby, Wallaby, Woo, and hundreds more!

Click on any title and a new page opens with the lyrics of the rhyme, and in many instances you can watch a video presentation as well. You can watch the videos with your child, or use them to refresh your memory of the words, tune, or hand gestures and motions so that you can introduce them to your child offline.
Bookmark this site; it’s a great resource whenever you need a fun rhyme or song to enhance learning, or just to brighten the day.
Note: We did not review any other portion of the Kings County Library System website. Therefore, parents, as always, should preview the website and supervise Internet use.

Free Mnemonic Multiplication Videos

February 24th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, February 24, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Multiplication.com

 

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

This commercial website, offers free video lessons on how to learn the multiplication times tables from 0-9, through the use of mnemonic memory devices. These learning tools help kids associate rhymes, stories, pictures and activities with arithmetic to make memorization easier.

 

The premise is to address the learning modalities of every student. Each lesson uses pictures for the visual learner, stories for the auditory learner and an activity for the kinesthetic learner who learns by moving, doing, and touching.

 

When you get to the website you’ll see a way to explore the basics of this method and learn more about it. In addition, you’ll find a pre-test to determine which multiplication facts are problematic for your child/student.

 

Then, use the menu on the left side of the screen to access lessons on how to teach the times tables from zero through nine.

 

As I mentioned, this is a commercial website. The freebie is an introduction to their books, games, and other math resources available for purchase.

Children’s Literature Arts & Crafts!

November 6th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, November 6, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!  

Recommended Website:

DLTK’s Children’s Book Breaks

Age Range:  3-10 (for pre-readers and early readers)  

This is a massive arts and crafts website that offers free coloring pages and craft activities that correlate with children’s literature including books, fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes. It’s a great way to extend the learning (and the fun!) after you read a story with your child.  

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

  • Aesop’s Fables  
  • Arthur  
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?  
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog  
  • Curious George  
  • If You Give A Mouse A Cookie  
  • Nursery Rhymes  
  • Stone Soup  
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar  ~ and many more!  

Click on any title and a new page opens where you’ll find printable coloring pages of the book characters and scenes, as well as craft activities such as instructions and printable templates for making puppets, felt board characters, story sequencing cards, and art projects of all kinds.  

Be sure to click on:  

*Book Report Ideas – Get free templates for making a book report and a diorama.  

*Home Made School Journals – Access free instructions and templates on how to make your own personalized journals and diaries.  

*Mini Books – Find an amazing array of printable alphabet stories, bible stories, holiday stories, and some themed stories. You can also print out templates for making custom stories that are all about your child.  

This site offers fun ways to enhance learning through blending reading, writing, and art!    

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