Middle School Activities

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100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt
100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt
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100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt
Try a 100th Day of School Scavenger Hunt with your preschooler, and send her on the search for objects of different colors!
Preschool
Science
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Travel Diary
Travel Diary
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Travel Diary
Invite your middle school writer to make this artistic trip diary, and practice narrative prose and analytical writing in the process!
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Make a photo essay! This fun middle school photography activity makes creative writing come to life by turning words into pictures.
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Make a Knuckle Contour Map
Make a Knuckle Contour Map
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Make a Knuckle Contour Map
Here's a social studies activity to help your middle-school or high-school teenager better understand how contour maps work using only the back of her hand.
Social studies
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Build a Back to School Bulletin Board
Build a Back to School Bulletin Board
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Build a Back to School Bulletin Board
Here's a homemade bulletin board project to help your fourth grader's school year start off right.
4th grade
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Create a Reused School Supply Collage
Create a Reused School Supply Collage
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Create a Reused School Supply Collage
Instead of tossing old school supplies, turn them into a work of art and teach your kids how to find new uses for old things.
3rd grade
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String "100 Days of School" Beads!
String "100 Days of School" Beads!
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String "100 Days of School" Beads!
This project commemorates the milestone of completing the first 100 days of school, while giving your child a manipulative to practice counting to 100.
Kindergarten
Math
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Make Back to School Business Cards!
Make Back to School Business Cards!
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Make Back to School Business Cards!
Looking for a unique arts and crafts activity that gives some writing practice? Help your child make her own back-to-school business cards!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
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Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
Make a photo book to provide a reassuring guide for your child's first days and weeks of school.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Roll-Up Bubble Wrap Candles
Roll-Up Bubble Wrap Candles
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Roll-Up Bubble Wrap Candles
Here's an arts and crafts activity: get your middle school or high school student to make rolled up, bubble wrap candles of wax for a unique accessory or gift!
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Write a Letter to the President
Write a Letter to the President
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Write a Letter to the President
Spark your child's interest in current events by encouraging her to write a letter to the president in this middle to high school activity.
Social studies
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Make a Magnetic Spice Tin Pencil Holder
Make a Magnetic Spice Tin Pencil Holder
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Make a Magnetic Spice Tin Pencil Holder
Help your fifth grader or middle school teenager transform spice tins into fridge magnets and pencil holders in this arts and crafts activity.
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Wood Stamps
Wood Stamps
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Wood Stamps
Inspired by Japanese woodcuts, this make your own stamps project will be a big hit with your fifth grade or middle school child.
5th grade
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Eggshell Planters
Eggshell Planters
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Eggshell Planters
Kids grow grass in homemade eggshell planters in this unique middle school arts and crafts activity. Makes a great gift for Easter.
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Decorate Your Own Locker Mirror!
Decorate Your Own Locker Mirror!
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Decorate Your Own Locker Mirror!
The start of a new school year is always a great time to decorate a locker. Here's a way to help your middle schooler get off to an organized, stylish start!
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My Back to School Family Photo Collage
My Back to School Family Photo Collage
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My Back to School Family Photo Collage
Help your preschooler to create this artful reminder of home for the first days of school. Using family photos your child can collage a memento of home.
Preschool
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Stay Healthy!
Stay Healthy!
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Stay Healthy!
Kids think of 25 ways to live healthier, more active lives and come up with a plan to put into action in this middle school heath activity.
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Tin Can Organizer
Tin Can Organizer
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Tin Can Organizer
Give an old tin can a new life by transforming it into an organizer for your child's room in this middle school arts and crafts activity.
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Explore Memory Pathways
Explore Memory Pathways
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Explore Memory Pathways
Improve your child's memory, focus, and concentration with this outdoor group memory game. For 4th grade, 5th grade, and middle school age children.
4th grade
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Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
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Be a Botanist: Make Herbarium Sheets
In this middle school activity, your child will learn how to press plants and create her very own herbarium, or plant library! Here's how:
Science
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How to Make Floor Pillows
How to Make Floor Pillows
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How to Make Floor Pillows
Quick and easy, this middle school activity makes a great first sewing project and is the perfect way to introduce your child to hand or machine sewing.
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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem
13 Ways of Looking at a Poem
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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem
Use Wallace Steven's "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" to inspire your middle school teen to sketch and free-write a poem with shifting perspective.
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Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
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Reaction Time Science: How Fast Are You?
Does your middle school teenager have good reflexes? Gauge his reaction time in this science and math activity that requires only a yardstick and a friend.
5th grade
Science
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Road to Independence
Road to Independence
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Road to Independence
Help middle schoolers use maps, math, and history for some Fourth of July fun.
Social studies
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Stored Energy
Stored Energy
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Stored Energy
Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.
Science
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Middle School Activities

The workload can get a little intense when middle school rolls around, but you can keep your kids motivated with our wide array of hands-on activities that provide a fun break from the routine. Riveting science experiments, stimulating math games, educational scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts projects for every subject will engage kids in the learning process whether at home or in the classroom.