Category: Hands-on Activities

8 Educational Fall Craft Ideas for All Ages

Looking for some fun fall family activities that stimulate brain power? These educational fall crafts are perfect for all ages. That means that you can do them right alongside the kids and teach them something while you’re at it! Educational Fall Crafts Using Leaves Using found materials is a terrific way to help kids learn […]






Help Kids Learn with Service Projects

There are many ways that students learn and use their knowledge in the classroom, but learning can also be extended outside of school hours when kids participate in service projects (also called service learning projects). What is Service Learning? Service learning is a teaching practice that takes instruction out into the community. Students performing service […]






Memorial Day Activities for Elementary Students

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to teach children not only about respecting sacrifices made by men and women serving in the U.S. military but also about American history. Here are some crafts and activities to engage your child in this Memorial Day: Memorial Day Activities and Crafts  1. Patriotic Pinwheel This simple Memorial Day […]






ARTS AND CRAFTS IDEAS FOR English Second Language (ESL) STUDENTS

Utilizing arts and crafts ideas for English Second Language students is a great way to promote learning in ways that are different than usual classroom work. Arts and crafts for ESL kids stimulate creativity and individuality while also strengthening English language knowledge. If you have an ESL student and want attention-grabbing and effective activities that […]






Reading with Arts & Crafts

Some children love to read, while others would rather eat their vegetables. Growing up, I loved reading all sorts of books, especially the ones that let my imagination go wild. I also loved doing arts and crafts, whether I was at home, at school, or in my weekly art lesson. You might be asking yourself, […]






Valentine’s Day Cards from the Students at A Grade Ahead

  Beginning the week of Feb. 6th, students at A Grade Ahead participated in a craft to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The craft table was set out in the lobby of our Columbus enrichment academies for the students to make Valentine’s Day cards during breaks between classes. The Valentine’s Day Card Craft To keep the craft […]