Ten Classroom Learning Games
Do you need ideas for occupying students during the last ten minutes of a busy day? To reward kids at the end of a productive day? Or to work some fun into the final days of school? These ten games are great for end-of-the-day or end-of-year fun. You can link many of them to classroom curricula too.
So your students arent going to the National Spelling Bee next week? That doesnt mean they cant get in on some of the fun.
Make this Memorial Day memorable for your students.
End-of-Year Projects #2
The last few days of the school year are upon you, and you're at a loss for what to do. Do you emphasize fun or attempt to squeeze in some last-minute learning? This week, Education World offers suggestions for keeping kids focused during the last hours of the school year. Included: More than a dozen great end-of-year ideas to keep students learning.
More End-of-Year Projects
Flag Day, June 14, is a day to honor and learn about the "Stars and Stripes." The American flag has a colorful history and interesting evolution. Education World brings you crafts, games, music, and more to help your students enjoy this star-spangled day.
Spice up reviews, ensure retention, with these fun review games.
Lesson Plan of the Day
See lesson plans posted on recent days. Search for lessons by subject.
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Games With Joanne and Jane
This week: To Sum It Up teaches adding 3-digit numbers.
The Four Corners game is a nice reward for a week of hard work.
News for Kids
Will a Newly Discovered Lizard Help Scientists Protect Rain Forests?
The discovery of a new lizard -- a cousin of the Komodo -- has got scientists thinking.
Learning Game of the Week
Wacky Word Play reinforces thinking skills.
Vicki Cobbs Show-Biz Science
Use the sun to launch a hot-air balloon made from a garbage bag.
Special Activities for Flag Day and More
Flag Day Poetry
A Citizenship Flag
Describe Our Flag
F Is for Flag
A Flag of Fruit
Rub, Rub, Rub
A Fun Fingerplay
From the Learning Machine
Explore the coolest resources on the Web.
From the Science Machine
Use Kinetic Sculpture to explore the topics of engineering and art. (Grades 3-8)
From the Reading Machine
SpellaRoo reinforces spelling skills. (Grades 1-6)
From the Math Machine
Measure It! is a fun Web site for teaching students to use rulers to measure centimeters and inches. (Grades 1-6)
Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plans
Teacher Lesson #1
Create a "Me" entry for a dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas...
Teacher Lesson #2
Students create a new holiday worth celebrating.
Teacher Lesson #3
Release students energy with a quick game of "Sheep and Wolves."
More Lesson Ideas
Technology Lesson Plans
Early Childhood Themes
Phonics Word Search
Bulletin Boards That Teach
Great States Best Traits -- Students learn about what makes states special as they learn about important state facts and features.
Month of Fun: May
See some timely, fun, and educational Web resources for kids:
Turtle Jigsaw Puzzle (Grades 3-12)
Morse Code Riddles Activity (Grades 3-5)
Be Your Own Boss Game (Grades 5-8)
The Family Vocabulary Hangman Game (Grades 3-6)
Golden Gate Bridge Jigsaw Puzzle (Grades 4-12)
Seat Belt Safety Quiz (Grades 2-5)
Climbing Mt. Everest Quiz (Grades 4-8)
Just for This Month!
See our May Month of Fun, May Word Search, and May Coloring Calendar. PLUS! Create your own work sheets for this months holidays and special days.