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A Kid to Learn About – Chess Kid

Learning can be fun and educational at the same time. So can games. Chess is a challenging but fun game that more and more kids are picking up every day. With the rise of its popularity, sites are emerging that help kids with the game Chess Kid is a site that teaches kids how to play the game of chess. They can also practice

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The Best Dictionary and Encyclopedia Games

The Dictionary Game Players take turns being the trickster in this hilarious, yet educational dictionary game. The trickster must search through the dictionary and select an interesting, unfamiliar word. The trickster then shares and spells the word for the other players. The trickster writes this word and the definition on a slip of paper. The other players must create a fake definition for the

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Chalk it Up! – Fun Sidewalk Chalk Activities

Most kids (and parents and teachers) love to mark up the sides of streets and driveways with some good sidewalk chalk. The designs and possibilities are great for engaging children and having them work towards a finished product. Here are a few ideas that you can do with your kids with some simple chalk and a little imagination. Hopscotch – This is probably one

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4 Fun and Fascinating Word Games for Learners of All Ages

1. ABC Psychic Player 1 thinks of a 3 letter word secretly. Remaining players, the psychic(s), must guess this word by utilizing alphabetic principles. To begin, the first psychic should guess and spell a three letter word. Player 1 can only respond with “your word is before my word in the dictionary”, or “Your word is after my word in the dictionary”.  The winner

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Swim into Summer with these Pool Games!

As the summer is approaching and the temperature is rising, kids will be in the pool all day, every day! To prevent them from being bored in the water, switch up your trips to the pool with these fun pool games! Atomic Whirlpool Have all the kids in your group get in the pool and line up single file along the edge of the pool

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5 DIY After School Math Ideas!

Sometimes afterschool programs and home schools may be limited in their resources. Getting kids involved can be easy if you use items that are already lying around and combine them with a little creativity! Here are five great ideas on quick math activities and games that are easy to make and fun to play! Pipe-Cleaner Geometry Before you begin, you can make a set

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Hundreds of Exciting Afterschool Language Arts Activities

http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/ Looking for fun activities and projects, games or suggested readings for your student(s) afterschool? Want to encourage your child to read and write? ReadWriteThink.org has hundreds of fun reading and language arts, after-school resources for parents organized by grade level. Below I have sampled each category on ReadWriteThink’s Parent and Afterschool Resource page to paint a picture of the plethora of resources available

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3 Simple Card Games to Practice Math Skills

Kids love card games for their challenging and competitive nature. Practicing math skills using card games is great for students in school or after school because it is fun, engaging, and educational. These math games will have your students begging to practice math at home. A Note on Facecards When playing the card games, you have several options for how to deal with face

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Ideas on Uniting Kids After the Bell

After school programs, parents and mentors are always looking for new ways to entertain their children in fun and educational ways. There are tons of informative websites out there that can help you plan a great day for your kids, every day! On Family Education, you can find so much information on afterschool activities. You will discover some great programs, information on sports teams

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Busted! The Home-made Multiplication Facts Game Kids Love

Busted! is an exciting, fast paced, and inexpensive game you can make that your kids will love to play. It works best for 2-5 people to practice addition or multiplication facts. Materials: Coffee Can or Small Basket A Box of Craft Sticks How to Make Busted! Write a multiplication fact problem on each craft stick. For example, on the first craft stick, write 1

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