# Free Unplugged Computer Science Activities for Kids!

January 29th, 2019

It’s Tuesday, January 29, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Computer Science Unplugged

Age Range: 5-15 (Grades 1-9, with parental supervision)

This terrific website provides free lessons and activities that teach computer science. It’s a collaborative effort by the University of Canterbury, Google and Microsoft.

Designed with classroom use in mind, the activities can be tweaked for the homeschool environment. When you get to the site you’ll see the five topics:

• Binary Numbers
• Kidbots
• Sorting Networks
• Error detection and correction
• Searching Algorithms

There are 3-6 lessons in each topic – there’s also a unit plan along with curriculum integrations. Some of the choices are:

• Binary Candles or Normal Candles on your Cake
• Storytelling
• Growing into a butterfly
• Quick card flip magic
• Where is my hat
• and more!

You’ll also find photos and some videos that illustrate the activities as well as links to other useful resources.

# Candy Corn Math Ideas and More!

October 29th, 2018

It’s Monday, October 29, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Candy Math

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

Harvest Festivals and Halloween are synonymous with candy. Use some of that candy to learn about math.

This site has a Candy Math Worksheet – Use M&M’s or other candies to review estimation, grouping, addition, and graphing with this free, printable worksheet.

And here are some other ad-supported sites with math activities using candy:

Halloween Candy Math

Find a list of activities you can do with an assortment of candy including setting up a candy store and making a number book. Other activities teach estimation, measurement, fractions, and more.

Education World: 35 Chocolate Activities

Get a list of fun ideas using M&M’s, chocolate Kisses, candy bars and more to explore math, science, and language arts.

Treasure Seekers – Candy Math– More ideas for sorting, grouping, graphing and adding

# Challenging Math & Logic Puzzles – All Ages!

August 13th, 2018

It’s Monday, August 13, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Zoopz.com: Games That Make You Think

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

Don’t let these games from Meyers Labs fool you – they offer fun ways to learn fundamental and challenging concepts that are required for math.

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

• Frog Jumpin’
• Inch Worm
• Galactic Journey
• Maze Craze
• Ink Blobs
• Mosaic Design
• and more.

Click on any game and a new window opens. Some of the games come with instructions, others are intuitive. Some of the skills these games enhance are:

• Recognizing Patterns
• Sequencing
• Spatial Relationships
• Problem Solving
• Recognizing and Sorting Shapes and Colors
• Strategy
• Analysis
• Memory
• Performance Under Pressure
• and more!

It helps to read the “Parents & Teachers” notes (at the bottom, on the left side of the home page) that explain which skills are addressed by each game.

# Free Geography Games

April 5th, 2018

It’s Thursday, April 5, 2018, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

SoftSchools.com – Geography Games

Age Range: 7-18 (Grades 2-12, with parental supervision)

Brush up on your geography skills with these online games from SoftSchools.com.

When arriving at the site select a game from the list of World Geography Games. Most games are quizzes or sorting games, but there are a few map skills games. Topics include:

• Countries
• Bodies of water
• Mountains
• Deserts
• Islands and Peninsulas
• Volcanoes
• Continents
• General Geography

Under the list of games is a section to learn geography facts such as:

• Wonders of the World Facts
• National Landmarks Facts
• Countries Facts
• Mongolia Facts
• Luxembourg Facts
• Sierra Leone Facts
• Nicaragua Facts
• Iceland Facts
• Pyramids Facts
• Boreal Forest Facts
• Sahara Desert Facts
• The Great Barrier Reef Facts
• The Aurora Facts

Each section is further broken down into another menu highlighting a more refined sub-topic.

# Free Valentine Math Activities

February 12th, 2018

It’s Monday, February 12, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Valentine Math Activities

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

Here are some Valentine’s Day Math Activities for you and your kids to enjoy.

You’ll need a box of conversation candy hearts to use this classroom activity for learning estimation, sorting, counting, addition, and graphing. At the top of the page it says this activity is for grades 2-3, but this activity can be easiliy tweaked for younger children as well.

And here are a couple of other sites:

Dominoes are great tools to help with learning math in grades K-6. Print out this set and then use them to play Domino Math. Click here to get instructions.

# Free Valentine Math Activities

February 13th, 2017

It’s Monday, February 13, 2017, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Free Valentine Math Activities

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Age Range: Varies (Grades K-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

Here are some Valentine’s Day Math Activities for you and your kids to enjoy.

Conversation Candy Hearts Math

You’ll need a box of conversation candy hearts to use this classroom activity for learning estimation, sorting, counting, addition, and graphing. At the top of the page it says this activity is for grades 8-9, but they mean ages 8-9, or about grades 2-4. This activity can be easiliy tweaked for younger children as well.

Valentine’s Day Word Problems