Now that Daylight Savings Time has ended, it’s almost dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. That still gives us a lot of time before bed!
I was happy to see a lot of fun ideas linked up last week that are perfect for this time of year. Today I’m sharing a round up of fun stuff to do after school — when it’s too dark to play outside. Check out these great ideas from other bloggers!
I love this activity for DIY Shape Sticks from The Mad House. They’re simple to make, and you can find lots of ideas for kindergarten up through middle elementary in this post. Get a free printable too!
Here’s another simple activity — give your child just a few materials and let him create some homemade Christmas ornaments. You’ll be surprised at how easy these are! Visit Buggy and Buddy to learn more.
Still working through that Halloween candy? Get out some play dough and toothpicks so your kids can make candy play dough sculptures! Read about it at Coffee Cups and Crayons.
When your kids are anxious for something to do after school, pull out a simple science experiment. If you’re like me, you’ll love this list of science experiment books from Afterschool for Smarty Pants. Find the right book for your child’s level and set up some simple experiments right in your kitchen.
Here’s one experiment you can try. It’s a 2-ingredient science activity that’s perfect for busy kids who don’t know what to do in the house on these dark evenings. You can do this, really. It takes just two ingredients- and one is water! Learn more at Schooltime Snippets.
Get out some water, salt, a raw egg and a hard-boiled one. Then you can do this floating egg science experiment from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
If you pick up a can of refrigerated biscuits, you can do this fractions lesson — and enjoy some mouth-watering monkey bread at the same time! Find the tutorial over at Waddleeahchaa.
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