Monday, May 2, 2016

A Week of After School Activities Plus the After School Linky Party - Week 34

A week's worth of after school activities for your school-aged kids.

It's After School Linky Party time! I loved all the ideas from last week's link-up. You can find science, reading, and more.

I've gathered up my favorites from last week and put them in this simple after school activities planner for you. You'll definitely find something fun to do with your kids this week.

For even more ideas, keep reading to the bottom to find this week's link-up.

Friday, April 29, 2016

All About Tigers: Books, Crafts, and Activities

Fun kids crafts, activities, and books that are all about tigers.

Our art exploration of Bangladesh led us to thinking about tigers. About how big and fascinating and powerful they are. So, I jumped down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest to see what I could find.

I found fun art projects and cute crafts. Then, I hit the library to find the best nonfiction tiger books for your curious kids. Keep reading for all the awesome things I found.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

A Week of After School Activities Plus the After School Linky Party - Week 33


It's After School Linky Party time! There was so many fun math ideas on last week's link-up. It's so easy to make math hands-on and fun that there's no need for boring worksheets at home. So check out the activity planner for this week for some fun math ideas.

I've gathered up my favorites from last week and put them in this simple after school activities planner for you. Take a peek. I know you'll love these ideas.

For even more ideas, keep reading to the bottom to find this week's link-up.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

3-D Paper Weaving: Exploring Bangladesh Through Art


Inspiration for Project: Around the World can come in many places. Sometimes we look at traditional (and very useful crafts) and at other time we look at famous artwork. We've been inspired by architecture, nature, and archaeological findings. When we started learning about Bangladesh, we took our inspiration for our project from a once common but now endangered native animal, the royal Bengal tiger.

Bangladesh is a small Asian country. It's located on the east side of India. In fact India borders Bangladesh on the west, north, and east. Myanmar (formerly Burma) shares a small portion of the southeastern border. The Bay of Bengal is along the southern border. (You can see Bangladesh on a map here.)

Bangladesh is a very poor country. Because of it's flat land and many waterways, it often suffers during monsoon season. Despite the harsh conditions for humans, nature thrives. It's colorful, lush, and home to many diverse animals.

We combined the traditional craft of weaving with the rich colors of the Bengal tiger for our art project inspired by Bangladesh: 3-D Paper Weaving.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

A Week of After School Activities Plus the After School Linky Party - Week 32


It's After School Linky Party time! I loved all the fun games I found on last week's link-up. There were gross motor games, math games, and scavenger hunts. So much fun! 

I've gathered up my favorites and put them in this simple after school activities planner for you. Take a peek. I know you'll love these ideas.

For even more ideas, keep reading to the bottom to find this week's link-up.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fun Reading Pointers You Can Make or Buy


Tracking the words on a page is one of the many things a child learns when they're learning to read. (There's so much more to reading than just figuring out the words!) Reading pointers are a great tool to use to help train the eyes to track the words.

When we made our Magic Wand Reading Pointers I started thinking about what else you could use as a reading pointer. So I went on a search to see what other options I could find. I found some fun stuff! Check them out below.

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