Educational activities for kids

Educational activities for kids

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If you're looking for general educational activities for kids, the following are excellent activities for kids at home, or for elementary school students in classrooms. Feel free to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it frequently.



Educational activities for kids

How to make your own fossil

This activity is from Explore Rocks and Minerals! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Cynthia Light Brown and Nick Brown. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 travels helps kids learn about fossils and what they tell us about the past, and how to start their own collections of rocks, minerals, and fossils.

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How to make a mini water wheel

This activity is from Explore Water! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Anita Yasuda. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 features 25 hands-on projects, activities, and experiments to help kids learn about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water use, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology.

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How to make your own movable pulley

This activity is from Explore Simple Machines! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Anita Yasuda. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 introduce kids to the concept of “mechanical advantage,” and harnesses kid-power by inviting them to build machines of their own design.

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How to plant a seedling

This activity is from Explore Life Cycles! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Kathleen M. Reilly. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 features 25 hands-on projects, activities, and experiments to help kids learn about the amazing changes plants and animals experience throughout their lives.

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How to make your own soccer ball

This activity is from Soccer World South Africa: Explore the World through Soccer by Ethan Zohn and David Rosenberg, a book for young readers ages 6 – 9. The book follows the adventures of real-life pro soccer player Ethan Zohn, who takes his readers on the first Soccer World adventure to South Africa, home of the World Cup in 2010.

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The Magic of Leaves

This activity is from Explore Transportation! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Marylou Morano Kjelle. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 travels on an adventure through time and around the globe to learn about the history and science of transportation.

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How to make a basket

This activity is from Explore Transportation! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Marylou Morano Kjelle. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 travels on an adventure through time and around the globe to learn about the history and science of transportation.

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How to Make Your Own Solar Eclipse

This activity is from Explore the Solar System! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Anita Yasuda. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 introduces kids to the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that surround our star, the sun, as well as the universe beyond.

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How to make a keystone puzzle

This activity is from Explore Ancient Rome! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Carmella Van Vleet. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 features 25 hands-on projects, activities, and experiments which helps kids learn about ancient Roman homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, gods, entertainment, and more.

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How to create community unity

This activity is from Soccer World Spain: Explore the World through Soccer by Ethan Zohn and David Rosenberg, a book for young readers ages 6 – 9. The book follows the adventures of Ethan who meets up with his young friend Javier in Spain, as they explore the country that proudly won the 2010 FIFA World Cup

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How to make a courtyard column

This activity is from Explore Ancient Greece! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Carmella Van Vleet. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 features 25 hands-on projects, activities, and experiments which helps kids learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts and entertainment, gods, and more.

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How to make water magic

This activity is from Soccer World Mexico: Explore the World through Soccer by Ethan Zohn and David Rosenberg, a book for young readers ages 6 – 9. The book follows the adventures of Ethan who meets up with his young soccer-playing friend Gabriel in Mexico City as they explore the culture and customs of our neighbors to the south.

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How to make your own soap boat

This activity is from Explore Colonial America! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Verna Fisher. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 features 25 hands-on projects, activities, and experiments which helps kids learn about America's earliest days as European settlements, and how the colonists managed to survive, build thriving colonies, and eventually challenge England for independence

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How to build a snowflake

This activity is from Explore Winter! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter by Maxine Anderson. The activity book for young readers ages 6 – 9 features 25 hands-on projects, activities, and experiments which teach young readers how to become scientists in the field. Kids answer the question “Why do we have winter?” with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun.

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How to Make Your Own Reed Boat

This activity is from Explore Ancient Egypt! 25 Projects, Activities, Experiments by Carmella Van Vleet. The activity book, for young readers ages 6 – 9, features 25 hands-on projects, activities, and experiments about pyramids, mummies, amulets, temples, and pharaohs. Kids learn about ancient Egyptian homes, food, money, toys, games, makeup, clothes, kings, mummies, and more.

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