Free printable reading worksheets, phonics lessons, online reading activities

 Parents, do you worry your kids' reading skills will slip during summer vacation. Many parents would love to boost students' reading skills but don't want to pay for tutoring. Well, you don't have to. Here are free printable reading worksheets, online reading activities, phonics lessons, English Language Arts or ELA activities and online reading games   Free printable reading worksheets, phonics lessons, online reading activities | Examiner.com

Repurpose and reuse recycled trash: Decoupage kids' gift crafts for Earth Month | Examiner.com

 Parents, do you need rainy day kids craft for stuck inside children? How about recycled trash gift crafts for Earth Day? April is Earth Month and spring is the perfect time to repurpose and reuse! Here's are easy homemade gift crafts made from recycled trash that kids can make. Repurpose and reuse glass jars and scrap paper to make a desk set, perfect for Mothers Day, Fathers Day and teacher appreciation gifts. These Earth Month crafts use a simple retro crafting technique called decoupage or Mod Page. Repurpose and reuse recycled trash: Decoupage kids' gift crafts for Earth Month | Examiner.com

Free printable NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, astronomy, earth science activities

 The 2015 movie "The Martian" gave viewers startling first-hand experiences with life on Mars. Since the NASA Curiosity Mars rover landed on the red planet August 5, 2012, it's been busily gathering data and reporting back to Earth. And Earthlings are fascinated by the thought of life on Mars and the findings of the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover. Here are free printable Mars rover lesson plans. Educators and homeschool families, use these Curiosity Rover lesson plans to teach kids about astronomy, earth science, the solar system outer space travel and NASA. You could even have a Mars rover party. Use these NASA Mars Curiosity rover lesson plans to create inspiring, engaging earth science lesson plans. Free printable NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, astronomy, earth science activities | Examiner.com

Geography games with globes: Earth science, landforms, time zones map activities

April is Earth Month and it's a good time to explore earth science and world geography. With the National Geography Bee right around the corner, here are hands-on social studies lessons, map activities and geography games with globes. Playing geography games with globes helps students visualize the big picture better than with maps. Use map activities to locate specific places and use globes for accurate place countries in the world at large. Use geography games with globes to demonstrate earth science lessons, just in time for Earth Month in April!  Geography games with globes: Earth science, landforms, time zones map activities | Examiner.com

Animal alphabet school snacks: A-Z healthy snack recipes for kids to learn ABCs

Teachers and homeschool parents, just in time for National Reading Month in March, here’s a month-long menu of alphabet letter snacks. Use these for interactive reading lesson plans. Use Alpha-Bits cereal, letter pretzels, cookies for letter shape. Make character sandwiches using any spread and leave open face. Use pretzels or matchstick carrots for whiskers. For eyes, use Cheerios, spray cheese, raisins, olives, banana or kiwi slices. Make ears, nose and mouth from apple bits, pimentos, pepper pieces, triangle chips or crackers. Use pretzel sticks for legs. For cookie creations, use candy or fruit to make faces.  Animal alphabet school snacks: A-Z healthy snack recipes for kids to learn ABCs | Examiner.com

Free printable Hunger Games activities: Catching Fire, Mockingjay lesson plans

 It's an understatement to say that "The Hunger Games" book trilogy, by Suzanne Collins, has taken the world by storm. "The Hunger Games" movie blasted to top spot when it came out in book and then movie. The saga continued in "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay" which don't stay long on book shelves. All four movies The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2, were wildly popular. If you're planning to teach a unit on The Hunger Games books or movies, here are free printable Hunger Games lesson plans and activities for several different content areas. As for age level, the movie is acceptable for kids over eight but the books are a bit graphic. Read The Hunger Games books series with kids over 12.  Free printable Hunger Games activities: Catching Fire, Mockingjay lesson plans | Examiner.com

Book party for kids: Children's literature crafts, games, storybook activities | Examiner.com

Winter can be tons of fun or acres of boring, if the weather is super cold with little snow. When it's too cold to play outside and too boring to play inside, most kids' attention turns to mischief. Why not head your little troublemakers off at the pass with a cheap (mostly free) afternoon of fun, compliments of your storybook shelf? Here's a snowbound book party for kids, with children's literature crafts, snacks and storybook games.  Book party for kids: Children's literature crafts, games, storybook activities | Examiner.com

Winter Olympics for kids: Backyard winter sports, snow games, ice activities | Examiner.com

Raise your hand if you’ve had it with winter. Parents and teachers get especially tired of dealing with bored kids stuck inside. Here’s a winter blues buster: throw a snowtastic party. Celebrate the Winter Olympics in your own layground and backyard winter sports. Extend the fun with your own winter games variations. Here are safe, easy homemade winter games, snow games, ice activities requiring no fancy equipment.  Winter Olympics for kids: Backyard winter sports, snow games, ice activities | Examiner.com

Free printable clocks, clock faces, telling time worksheets, time math lessons

Telling time using an analog clock is one of the most difficult concepts to teach. It's hard to explain to children how clock hands moving around a dial mark hours and minutes. It helps to use interactive telling time worksheets and hands-on clocks to make time math lessons easier. Here are free printable clocks, clock faces and telling time worksheets.  Free printable clocks, clock faces, telling time worksheets, time math lessons | Examiner.com

U.S. childhood asthma rising in south, poor kids, ages 10-17 : Prevention tips | Examiner.com

A study in Pediatrics showed that childhood asthma prevalence has leveled in the U.S., but not in all demographics. U.S. childhood asthma rates are rising in preteens and teens ages 10-17 and among southern and low income children, reported the Associated Press on Jan. 3. Finally, asthma rates in children in living above the poverty line have plateaued, but that's only in children under 10. Why is that? Children in more affluent homes obviously have better access to healthcare and healthier environments. But why is childhood asthma rising among preteens and teens and kids in the south? Is it that parents of young children are better educated on childhood asthma prevention? Part of the problem could be that older children are starting to be more independent and may not always make the healthiest choices away from parents. Here are asthma prevention tips for parents, children and teens.  U.S. childhood asthma rising in south, poor kids, ages 10-17 : Prevention tips | Examiner.com

Follow by Email