Welcome to Computer Science Week! In celebration of this week, Tynker for school, the full version, is free! What a wonderful app to get kids interested in coding. Perfect for both for use at home and use in the classroom, coding apps do not get better than this. Can your kids code Sphero so that it does not fall off a stack of blocks? Can they help a dragon walk, eat a firefly, and breath fire to remove an obstacle to get to gold? The possibilities are truly endless with Tynker, especially once kids master the basics of visual programming through the amazing variety of puzzles.
Whether you are a teacher or a parent, who needs activities for younger kids, engaging early education printables, or just some fun coloring pages, this post has all that and more. There are also art project plans, sensory bin ideas, and even neat ideas for Thanksgiving!
Fall is officially here. The temperatures are gradually going down. The leaves will soon be changing colors. Halloween is just over a month away. What better way to celebrate than with LEGO activities?!
LEGO bricks come to mind when you think of STEM and fine motor activities, but what about art? This list combines both, which makes it one of my favorites.
Some of the neat ideas include making a pumpkin patch marble maze, creating a small world inside a real pumpkin with LEGO mini figures, building LEGO apples, constructing a fall leaf shadow box, and creating a LEGO stamped pumpkin or LEGO stamped Indian corn. There is plenty of LEGO fall fun to be had with the projects on this list.
The 4th of July is not that away, so it seemed like the perfect time to find fun and interesting craft ideas for kids. The best list I found has plenty of interesting red, white and blue crafts and activites that will also help ward off summer boredom.
Whether you have tiny tots or a slightly older child, I am willing to bet that you will find something on this list. There is plenty of creative fun to be had!