After-School Learning

On-The-Go Sight Words

On-The-Go Sight Words

Looking for a fun game to keep in the car for your kiddos? This “Parent Hacks” episode shows you how to make a lunchbox filled with a fun sight words activity! What You’ll Need: Metal Lunchbox Popsicle Sticks Magnets Marker Magnetic Letters Write the words of your choice on popsicle sticks. Attach one magnet to the back of each popsicle stick. Place the popsicle sticks […]

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Shape Sorting Suncatcher

Shape Sorting Suncatcher

Materials Needed: Contact Paper Construction Paper Sheets of Foam and/or Felt Scissors Tape Create shape outlines using scissors and construction paper. Cut out 8-10 inch shapes in contact paper. Place the cut out construction paper around the borders of the contact paper to create an outline. Cut out matching shapes of various sizes in felt and foam and place in a bag or bowl. Use […]

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Color-Sorting Caterpillar

Color-Sorting Caterpillar

Make learning the color wheel fun with this episode from “Parent Hacks.” This color-sorting caterpillar will help your child practice their color sorting skills! Materials Needed: Colored Construction Paper Scissors Glue Stick Marker Cup Googly Eyes Fruit Loops Use a cup to draw a circular outline on a colored sheet of construction paper. Cut out the circle and continue until you have circles cut out […]

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Crafty Math Tray

Crafty Math Tray

Skip the screens and help your child strengthen their math skills with this Craft Math Tray! This DIY activity is perfect for helping children understand beginning math concepts and you can make the problems more difficult as their skills grow. Material’s Needed: Cupcake Liners Marker Popsicle Sticks Jar Pompoms Tray Write different numbers on the inside of 9 cupcake liners. Write different math problems on […]

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Spell Your Name

Spell Your Name

Learning how to spell your name is one of the first skills taught to children as they enter elementary school. Help them out at home by creating this fun craft to engage their learning beyond the school walls! Materials Needed: Cardboard Box Black Felt White Paint Pen Double-Sided Tape Scissors White Paper Black Marker Small Toy Cars

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