Top 10 Halloween STEM Activities

Are you looking to inspire your child and develop their thirst for knowledge from an early age? It’s never too early to introduce them to STEM activities. Start now with these fund hands-on Halloween STEM activities. What is STEM? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM activities involve 1 or more … Read more

Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray

Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your pre-schoolers sense of touch, sight and sound, as they work they work on strengthening their fine motor skills in this sensory based learning activity. Supplies Rainbow Rice (see below) Gold Coins Shamrock Confetti Selection of Mark Making Tools – popsicle sticks, paintbrushes, play dough … Read more

Make Fractions Fun with Chocolate

How would you prefer to learn about Fractions? Colouring in a picture of a chocolate bar or getting hands on with the real thing? We took the hands on approach with my son’s Maths homework this week, to make Fractions Fun for him (and provide a mid afternoon energy boost for mum!) Supplies This post … Read more

Measure a Scarecrow Collage

Are you looking for a fun activity to teach your child about measuring things? Getting hands on with an arts and crafts project is a great way to engage kids in new learning concepts. Have fun learning with our Scarecrow Collage. This week on the 2nd Grade Blog Hop, we are sharing ideas for scarecrow … Read more

How to use an apple to explain basic fractions

basic fractions apples

Gets hands on with an apple to explain basic fractions to your second grader. Over here at Crafty Kids at Home, I love to get all 3 of my children involved in most of our activities. However, now that my eldest son is moving up into 2nd Class (equivalent to 2nd Grade) when he goes … Read more

5 Little Ducks: Play and Learn Number Felt Fun

5 little ducks felt play mat

Does your child love the nursery rhyme “The 5 Little Ducks?” Are you looking for a new way to engage your preschooler in a maths activity? Then combine the two and make this fun felt activity which can be used again and again! We are really enjoying being part of the Rhyme Time blog hop, … Read more

Love Heart Number Recognition Butterflies

Add some love to learning this Winter with our Love Heart Number Recognition Butterflies Matching Game.  It’s freezing outside, so to warm up our number learning we introduced colourful hearts into a number recognition game. Plus moving the pegs around really helped to warm our hands and fingers up (and help strengthen our fine motor … Read more