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
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
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
When kids get home from school, sometimes all they can think about is candy, cake and cookies. There are so many fun and healthier options for after school snacks. You can make cooking easy and fun! Here are some ideas that will be fun for children to make, and eat! Ants on a Log Ingredients: Peanut Butter (or light cream cheese if students have
When kids are home from school, sometimes all they want to do is eat junk food and lounge around in front of the television. The folks over at CANFIT who are firm believers in improving the health of today’s youth, have come up with a great resource for anyone in charge of children in afterschool programs. The 99 Ways Toolkit is free to download.
When people start a new project or program, sometimes they feel a little lost. It is comforting when you know there is a place where you can find all the resources you need to help you get started. The SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool is an organization that helps state education agencies and local practitioners develop high-quality, balanced programs that provide a safe
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
We all know the huge influence that television and music stars have on our children. For kids, they look up to stars their own age. Those kids that appear on the TV screen and in music videos are often trendsetters and leaders. Children often follow in the footsteps and beliefs of these stars they idolize. The Afterschool Alliance, known as the national voice of