Posts Tagged ‘play’

Fun Etymology Game!

January 27th, 2021

Fun Games for Learning Music

October 31st, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, October 31, 2020, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Music Teacher’s Games

(musicteachersgames.com/home)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website will have your young virtuosos practicing their studies of music with smiles on their faces. Through the use of simple-to-play games, students will sharpen their musical skills.

All games include instructions and, although not necessary to play the games, you may register for free to keep track of your scores. Also, you must register for Lessons & Quizzes. When arriving at the website, use the top navigation bar to select the area of study you wish to practice: 

  • Lines and Spaces
  • Music Symbols
  • Piano Keys
  • Guitar
  • Lessons & Quizzes
  • Ear Training
  • Rhythm

Some of the interactive games include: 

  • Treble Clef Lines & Spaces and Alto Clef Lines & Spaces
  • Orphanage One – Learn the basics values of notes
  • Instrument Match – Match the sounds to the instrument images
  • Treble Clef Piano Keys and Bass Clef Piano Keys – Uses an interactive piano keyboard to learn and practice the note name
  • Guitar One and Guitar Two – Using an interactive guitar fretboard, learn to locate notes
  • Intervals One and Intervals 2 – Learn basic interval ear training
  • Rhythms Game One – Learn the basics of counting beats

If you are looking for a fun, uncomplicated way for your children to reinforce their music studies, you will want to visit this website.

Geography Games & Activities

October 29th, 2020

 

It’s Thursday, October 29, 2020, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Sheppard Software – Geography Games

(www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm)

Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website is filled with an assortment of U.S. and World geography games that you can play to boost your knowledge of where places are located in the world.

When you get to the site, choose from links to places in the world including: 

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • and more!

The games are sorted by capitals, countries and landscapes and then by levels from beginner to expert and beyond.

We also want to draw your attention to a special section called Kid’s Corner – U.S.A. You’ll find a great selection of social science activities that include:

  • USA Landmark Puzzles
  • USA Government Games
  • USA Cities and State Word Games
  • USA Regions Games
  • and more

You’ll want to bookmark this site to return often.

All of these activities are available for free on this ad-supported website. For those of you who would prefer to access the site without ads, you can get a family subscription for $36/year and enjoy the activities commercial free.

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.

[ClickSchooling] Math Cats: Fall Math Idea Bank

October 12th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, October 12, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Math Cats: Fall Math Idea Bank

(www.mathcats.org/ideabank/fallmath.html)

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

 

Fall is here! At this website you’ll find free, fun, fall-themed math activities.

The activities include: 

  • Leaf Math – Seeking a symmetrical leaf
  • Spider Math – Draw a perfectly symmetrical spider.
  • Pumpkin Math – Make estimates.

Once you’ve had fun with the fall math activities, check out the rest of this wonderful math website for elementary grade kids. Under Math Cats Explore the World you can access math activities that include: 

  • Discover EXACTLY how old you are – in hours, minutes, and seconds.
  • Try to balance objects – ranging from electrons to galaxies!
  • Play 12 math games online!
  • Polygon Playground – Explore symmetry and tessellations!
  • Math Crafts – Make string art, polyhedra, hexagrams and more!

And many others!

Autumn Science

October 6th, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, October 6, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Science Sparks – Autumn

(www.science-sparks.com/science-based-activity-ideas-for-autumnfall/)

Age Range: 4-12 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

Science Sparks is a personal blog written and edited by Emma Vanstone. She offers some awesome activities to explore autumn science. The website says: “All our activities are easy to do and use only equipment and materials commonly found around the home. Science for kids doesn’t have to be complicated and boring; it can be great fun for both children and adults. Science based activities offer endless creative learning opportunities and are a great way to spend time with your children.”

Each activity that we viewed contained complete instructions, materials list, pictures, the science explanation behind the activity and related posts. Check activities like: 

  • Leaf chromatography experiment – Preserving and making leaf people
  • Exploring changes of state with toffee apples
  • Sink/Float explained while bobbing for apples
  • Ice play ideas with beautiful autumn-themed ice
  • Weighing and measuring with pumpkins

There is so much on this blog! Check out endless activities for: 

  • Science Experiments for Kids
  • Science Fair Projects
  • Preschool Science
  • Science Facts
  • STEM Challenges
  • Early Years Science
  • Primary Science
  • Holiday Science
  • And lots more!

Don’t miss anything! Be sure to dig deep and explore science.

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