Posts Tagged ‘arts’

Activities for Presidents’ Day

February 15th, 2021

National Chocolate Day!

October 28th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 28, 2020, and time for Language Arts  at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

National Chocolate Day!

(thematicunits.theteacherscorner.net/chocolate.php)

Age Range: 5-11 (1-6, with parental supervision)

 

Today is National Chocolate Day! This could be the ClickSchooling Team’s favorite day of the year (ha, ha, ha)! While there are many chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate.  

As one of America’s favorite flavors, chocolate is well deserving of its own day of honor and celebration. We thought you might enjoy some chocolate-themed activities to celebrate this tasty day.

The Teachers Corner site is loaded with Chocolate activities! Just to name a few:  

  • Chocolate Touch (Grades 4-5) – Read the book and participate in writing activities using Hershey kisses.
  • Math Activities (Grades 1-6) – using the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the subject.
  • Look through this site further to find many other Chocolate Day activities using math and science

Here are a few more sites to check out:  

 

ReadAnyBook.com – Download Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – the 119 page book for free.

Roald Dahl’s Website (Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) – Find six Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lesson plans.

Take advantage of all of these sweet learning ideas and enjoy every minute of this scrumptious day!

Folklore stories from around the world

October 21st, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 21, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

American Folklore

(www.americanfolklore.net/)

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

 

This website provides a free archive of American folktales, myths, legends, fairy tales, superstitions, weatherlore and other stories.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and some featured stories. You can click on the featured links or use the menu at the top of the home page that includes: 

  • Tall Tales – Meet Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, Brer Rabbit, and more.
  • Myths & Legends – Enjoy stories about folk heroes such as Bigfoot Wallace, Davy Crockett, Casey Jones and more.
  • Ghost Stories – A selection of stories about things that go bump in the night.
  • Folk Tales – Stories or legends passed down from one generation to another in the oral tradition.
  • Fables & Fairy Tales – A wide variety of stories – some will be very familiar, some not-so-much.
  • And more!

You’ll also find United States, Mexican, Canadian, Native American, African-American, Asian-American, European-American, and Latin-American folklore.

Note: As always, parental supervision required to determine suitability of content.

Free, Fun, “Parts of Speech” Tutorial & More!

October 14th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 14, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Parts of Speech Tutorial

(www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/grammar_tutorial.htm)

Age Range: 7-10 (Grades 2-6, with parental supervision)

 

This fun “Parts of Speech Tutorial” is comprised of a series of animated games that help kids identify and use nouns, adjectives, verbs, commas, and capitals. It’s part of the massive, ad-supported Sheppard Software website that offers hundreds of free learning games for children in language arts, math, science, history and more.

When you get to the website you’ll see a picture of a stage. Click on the word “Play” on the stage curtain to create a character using nouns, adjectives, and verbs. If you’re uncertain of those parts of speech, then look at the menu on the left side of the page to find educational games that include:

  • Noun Explorer – Learn the definition of a noun and use it to feed fish in the animated game.
  • Adjective Adventure – Select fly adjectives and use them to feed the spiders.
  • Verbs in Space – Use verbs to hammer robot aliens in space.
  • Magical Capital – Help a fairy capitalize words in sentences.
  • Comma Chameleon – Select punctuation marks and help the chameleon place them in a sentence correctly.

Once you play those games, go back to the main page to build your character for the stage. This is an engaging way to help kids learn and practice parts of speech.
 
When you’ re finished, be sure to click on the words “Sheppard Software” at the top of the screen to explore all of the learning games offered at this site. You’ll want to bookmark it to return often.

Free “File Folder” Science Games

October 13th, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

File Folder Fun – Science

(filefolderfun.com/SearchAge)

Age Range: 3-7 (Grades PreK-2, with parental supervision)

 

This site offers free, printable file folder games and activities that help young children learn about topics in science.

When you get to the site, scroll down to the grade you are interested in and click on the link for the science related activities. Or to make it easier, we have listed the links below: 

Read the explanation and/or instructions, then download the game/activity you are interested in. There are also skill building links and supplementary resources.

The activities at this site are for younger children, but older children may enjoy preparing them for their siblings.

(While there are a variety of free file folder activities at this commercial site, there are many more available for sale.)

When you are through exploring the science activities, check out the language arts, social studies, and math activities for grades PreK-3. There is so much at this site, so bookmark it to return often!

Read Storybooks Online

October 7th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Children’s Storybooks Online

(www.magickeys.com/books/index.html)

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

 

This award-winning site contains original stories with illustrations for young children, as well as stories for older kids and young adults too.

This ad-supported archived website gives you many riddles, mazes, and coloring activities that are coordinated with the stories. You can also click on a “sound” link to listen to some of the stories. One example is the book The Farm Animals – by Rolando Merino. It’s a free, complete, online, Click-a-Word Talking eBook! You can click and hear every individual word pronounced, hear every page read, and listen to real farm animal sounds!

There is real potential here for older siblings to read the online stories to their younger brothers and sisters – so it’s a friendly site for the entire family.

Going to this site is a little like going to the library without leaving home!

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