Category: Holidays

Independence Day Quiz: Do You Know Your History?

The 4th of July is a very important date in our nation’s history, and it is fun to celebrate with a day of backyard barbecues and outdoor activities. However, Independence Day is about much more than fireworks and food! How much do you know about this date and the important details surrounding it? Take Our […]






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 […]






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 […]






The Twelve Books of Christmas: My Top Twelve Holiday Books of All Time

As an educational enrichment teacher, and especially as a teacher of English, I am hard-pressed to find anything within the realm of education that excites me more than catching my students getting into a good book. And with the holidays upon us, we might find our students and children becoming antsy – finding it difficult […]






Celebrating Diwali

What is Diwali? India’s most important holiday of the year is Diwali, which is also known as the Festival of Lights. This religious holiday is celebrated in either October or November of each year, depending on when it falls within the Hindu Lunar calendar. While it is an official holiday in countries such as India […]