Posts Tagged ‘play’

Boost Your Knowledge with Geography Games!

June 16th, 2022

It’s Thursday, June 16, 2022, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Sheppard Software – Geography Games

(www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm)

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.

Join the Word Wizard Club!

June 15th, 2022

It’s Wednesday, June 15, 2022, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Lexiteria LLC: Dr. Goodword’s Word Wizard Club

(www.alphadictionary.com/ww/)

Grades 1-8, approximately, with parental supervision

This archived website is a language lover’s paradise! The host, Dr. Goodword, has amassed an incredible array of helpful tips and activities to improve grammar, spelling, and vocabulary, along with fun interactive games and quizzes, and links to many other related resources.

Some of the fun language arts activities at the website include:

  • Game Closet — Try your hand at the Goodword Junior crossword puzzle. A few years’ worth of puzzles are archived here. All the words for each puzzle are available for you to review before you play. These crosswords can be played online (complete with hints and answers) or printed from the Teacher Resources page and completed offline. *Note: Due to the discontinuation of Flash, you will need to print the puzzles. Also in the Game Closet is a huge collection of language jokes and stories about where English and other languages come from. Can you guess how old English is? You can find out here!

  • Miss Spelling’s Spelling Center — Find a fun poem to challenge your pronunciation skills (“Spelling Chaos”), six tips for better writing, lists of commonly mispronounced and misspelled words, and more!

  • Reference Shelf — This menu item takes you away from the “kids” section, back to the “mother” page for this website called AlphaDictionary.com, where you’ll find articles about the nature of language, correct usage, and other fascinating linguistic tidbits along with word games and activities for teens and adults.

Use the menu to find an array of items from exploration of English word origins and roots, to fun with puns, to text messaging shorthand and more. You’ll also find:

  • Slingin Slang: From the Flappers to the Rappers — Did you know that the slang you use/used in high school and college reveals your true age! Or does it? Try this quiz and see!

  • Are you a Yankee or a Rebel? — Take the quiz and find out.

  • And more!

Practice Math & Feed The Hungy

April 25th, 2022

It’s Monday, April 25, 2022, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

FreeRice.com: Math

(freerice.com/categories)

Grades 1-12, with parental supervision

Test your Multiplication Tables and Basic Math (Pre-Algebra) skills and earn food for the hungry!

Scroll down to Math and choose from:

  • Multiplication Table
  • Basic Math – PreAlgebra
  • Derivatives
  • Geometry

Click on your choice to get to the quiz. FreeRice automatically adjusts to your level of ability as you take each quiz. It starts by giving you math equations at different levels of difficulty and then, based on how you do, assigns you an approximate starting level. You then determine a more exact level for yourself as you play. When you get a math problem wrong, you go to an easier level. When you get three problems in a row right, you go to a harder level. This one-to-three ratio keeps you challenged to encourage learning.

You can set your own level and you can even have the site remember your total from the last time you were there if you create an account.

And, with every right answer, you donate ten grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger. This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

The site has expanded to include quizzes in other subjects:

  • English
  • Geography
  • Humanities
  • Language Learning
  • Science
  • And more

If you have more questions, check out the About section. This is a fun and ingenious idea that will motivate kids to practice math while helping others.

Learn To Play Drums Today!

April 23rd, 2022

It’s Saturday, April 23, 2022, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Doug Kleiber: Learn Drums Now

(www.learndrumsnow.com/the-plan/learn-to-play-drums-in-4-weeks)

Grades 4-12, with parental supervision

Learn how to play drums with the lessons available at this website.

The lesson plans follow the creator’s, Doug Kleiber, methodology he calls H3 (Head, Hands and Heart). The student first practices without using a set of drums to learn to think about the drum beat. The next step has the student practicing the lessons on the drums while playing musical selections for background. Lastly, the focus is on learning to “feel” the music. If your student is young (5-12), Mr. Kleiber provides suggestions for using his lesson plans in the blog post – Teaching Kids to Play Drums.

There are four weeks of lessons in the plan. The topics include:

  • Learn To Play Your First Song
  • Playing with Sticks
  • Learn To Play the Parts of a Song
  • Learn To Play Drum Fills

Lessons are textural but be aware that there are affiliate links to sale sites for music supplies, so as always be sure to check the pages prior to allowing students to visit.

These lessons appear to be a good starting point for your budding musician who is interested in the drums.

Take A Tour To See How Cymbals Are Made!

April 22nd, 2022

It’s Friday, April 22, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Sabian Cymbal Factory Tour

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4oPY2D5xyk)

All grades, with parental supervision

This virtual field trip rocks! Ever wonder how cymbals are made? This 7-minute YouTube video explains how cymbals are made at the Sabian cymbal factory in Canada.

When you get to the site, click the ‘play’ icon and you can watch the fascinating manufacturing process.

After watching the factory tour, visit the Sabian website’s Education tab on the horizontal menu at the top of the page to view a glossary, the anatomy of a cymbal, and more.

If you have a drummer in the family, they’re sure to appreciate this!

Learn to Draw with Jan Brett

April 16th, 2022

It’s Saturday, April 16, 2022, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

The World of Jan Brett

(www.janbrett.com/index.html)

Grades K-12, with parental supervision

Visit the world of American illustrator and writer of children’s picture books, Jan Brett. At this website, visitors will find a treasure trove of activities for hours of fun. In addition to loads of educational activity pages to print out, there are tons of printable coloring pages, fun games to play online or print out, and cards to either email or print.

One of the highlights of this website is the video art lessons. Join Mrs. Brett as she teaches visitors to draw some of the characters from her books such as:

  • A dolphin
  • A chick
  • A hedgehog
  • A creature of the deep
  • A bear
  • An elephant
  • Dots and Stripes – Two African Animals
  • A bunny
  • Gingerbread Baby, Friends and Peppermint Puppy
  • Horses
  • African Okapi
  • A lion
  • A polar bear
  • A stork
  • A Siberian Husky
  • A viper fish
  • A train

And much more. You will want to bookmark this website and come back often to enjoy all that is available here.

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