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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
In this fun fall-themed activity, your child will design and decorate a pumpkin based on a picture book. After completing their pumpkin, they’ll write a short story about a new adventure related to their picture book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Take Action Like Greta
Take Action Like Greta
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Take Action Like Greta
This activity is a great way to engage learners in Earth Day celebrations while cultivating skills around nonfiction comprehension and research writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Passover Food List
Passover Food List
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Passover Food List
This year, have your child can help you with your Passover food list. It's great handwriting practice, and she'll learn a lot in the process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Thanksgiving Food List
Thanksgiving Food List
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Thanksgiving Food List
The alphabet is a big learning milestone for most kids. Help your child learn alphabetical order by making a food list in this fun Thanksgiving activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Father's Day "How To" Book
Father's Day "How To" Book
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Father's Day "How To" Book
This Father's Day, give dad something he'll really appreciate: a book about him, written by his favorite author...his son or daughter!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Mother's Day Coupons
Mother's Day Coupons
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Mother's Day Coupons
Help Mother's Day feel special for weeks and months ahead, while giving your child some good writing practice, too.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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New Year Reflections
New Year Reflections
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New Year Reflections
Here's an activity to teach your fourth grader how to reflect on her past year and set specific, attainable goals to reach in the New Year.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mom Coupons
Mom Coupons
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Mom Coupons
Dads, this activity's for you. Brighten mom's day with a set of kid-designed "mom coupons" that are sure to keep mom happily pampered for weeks.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Mother's Day Cookbook
Mother's Day Cookbook
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Mother's Day Cookbook
Design a special recipe book just for mom. Kid-made and packed with recipes for some of mom's favorite dishes, it's sure to be a hit on Mother's Day.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Love and Kisses Jar
Make a Love and Kisses Jar
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Make a Love and Kisses Jar
Here's a sweet gift you and your child can make together, sure to please the most finicky valentine.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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A Special Gift from Grandpa
A Special Gift from Grandpa
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A Special Gift from Grandpa
Grandparents are always wondering what to get kids for their birthdays. Try out this idea: a list of 10 little-known facts about Grandma or Grandpa.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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New Year's Gift
New Year's Gift
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New Year's Gift
Make these simple homemade New Year's gifts with your child this holiday season to give to friends and family, each with a special message inside.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine Party Blower Messages
Valentine Party Blower Messages
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Valentine Party Blower Messages
Here's a hilarious alternative to those sugary conversation hearts...and a way to keep building first grade literacy skills while you're at it!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
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Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
Sure, you can go out and buy a box of Valentine cards--but for a special message try this simple craft activity to make someone's day.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Santa "Wish List" Holder
Make a Santa "Wish List" Holder
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Make a Santa "Wish List" Holder
Make a Santa-shaped "wish card" holder for your child...and sneak in some solid practice in reading and writing, too!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Father's Day Shorts
Father's Day Shorts
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Father's Day Shorts
Looking for Father's Day inspiration? Make him a "card" he can wear...and build up your kindergartener's reading skills while you're at it.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Write to a Soldier
Write to a Soldier
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Write to a Soldier
Write to a deployed soldier to help your child practice reading, writing, and get a better understanding of what it means to serve our country.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Wax Paper Hearts
Wax Paper Hearts
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Wax Paper Hearts
Wax paper hearts are a unique and glittery gift for a special friend on Valentine's Day. Make wax paper hearts with your child this February.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Flashback Book!
Make a Flashback Book!
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Make a Flashback Book!
Are you looking for a new way to help your fourth grader celebrate New Year's Day? Try this Flash Back Book!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Father's Day Pop-Up Card
Father's Day Pop-Up Card
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Father's Day Pop-Up Card
Salute your "#1 Dad" with this creative pop-up card!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
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Make a Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. King by making a timeline of some major events during his life and the Civil Rights Movement.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Homemade Valentine's Gift
Homemade Valentine's Gift
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Homemade Valentine's Gift
Invite your first grader to create this "layers of love" keepsake for that special someone! It holds a sweet, personal message for the recipient.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
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Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
Test your learner's knowledge of Barack Obama by challenging your child to complete a crossword puzzle about the President after reading a short biography.
5th grade
Social studies
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Create Your Own Lyrics to "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Create Your Own Lyrics to "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
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Create Your Own Lyrics to "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Rewriting this classic Christmas carol will spark your child's creativity while strengthening his familiarity with grammar and style elements.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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