This is the second week that I have the privilege of serving as co-host of the After School Linky. This link-up is for bloggers to share activities that we can do with kids ages 5 and up — whether that’s after school or doing the homeschooling day. And here’s some exciting news — the After School Linky is now being hosted by ten blogs! Please check out the great ideas linked up each week!
These were my favorites from the last week:
9 Creative Ways to Explore the World, by School Time Snippets
Young kids have such a curiosity about the world around them – so it’s a great time to start exploring geography! I love this round-up of creative ideas from Kristina at School Time Snippets. She shares a progression you could follow when teaching about geography: Start with your child and her place in the world. Then move on to creating maps and more!
Build a Catapult, by Kids Activities Blog
Trisha shares a fantastic, simple tutorial for making your own catapult. It’s a great activity to pull out on one of those “I’m bored” afternoons or just have some fun after school. I can’t wait to try this with my kids!
Grace and Courtesy Games at Home or School, by Living Montessori Now
Is it just me, or do your kids get a little cranky after a day at school? My daughter, who is usually quite well-mannered, has struggled with using kind words at home this week. It’s something we’ve been focusing on, so I was thrilled to see this giant round-up of games to practice courtesy, conversation skills, and table manners. (The picture above is from a printable game from Bry-Back Manor.) Be sure to check out Deb’s post and give some of these games a try!
Free Word Family Activities for Short a, by The Measured Mom
Each week I’ll share one of my posts from the week at the end of the features. Here’s one I’d love for you to check out. It’s a round-up of some printables I’ve created and used to help my four-year-old master the short a word families. You’ll find 8 read ‘n stick mats, 8 word family houses, 45 milk cap spelling mats, a file folder game, and Word Family Uno!
And now, the linky!
The Educators’ Spin On It
Afterschool for Smarty Pants
Boy Mama Teacher Mama
Coffee Cups and Crayons
Little Wonders’ Days
Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
The Measured Mom
This Reading Mama
What Do We Do All Day
We’d love for you to share your School-Age Post (ages 5 and up) about your learning week after school. Tell us about your Crafts, Activities, Playtime, and Adventures that you are doing to enrich your children’s lives after school, homeschool, or on the weekend!
When linking up, please take a moment to comment on at least one post linked up before yours and grab our After School button to include a link on your post or site! By linking up you’re giving us permission to share on our After School Pinterest Board or feature on our After School Party next week! Don’t forget to follow along and join our After School Enrichment Community.
Link up your After School Crafts, Activities, Playtime, and Adventures! We’d love to see them!
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