15 Educational Crafts and Activities for Kids | Back-To-School Projects

Is the new school year going to start? If this is the case, you could start to prepare your children with some activities that will engage their minds and creativity! You may also teach your kids (ahead of time) about topics that will be covered once school begins. With that said, here are 15 back-to-school educational crafts and activities for kids to do!

15. Paper Kite Craft and BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE Book Review!

One of the toughest ideas faced as a kid, is the concept of having to wait for something (at least it is for my kids). Patience is a skill that takes time to grasp and hopefully gets easier as they mature.

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14. How to Upcycle Junk Mail – Junk Journal Colouring Book

This tutorial is all about how to reuse the envelopes from your post, junk mail or otherwise and turn them into a junk journal style colouring book for kids, personalised with their favourite characters!  

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13. Simple Sensory Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers 

A good sensory activity helps children explore their world, focusing specifically on some combination of what the see, taste, touch, smell, or hear. This sort of hands on learning helps kids to build nerve connections in the brain.

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12. STEM Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers 

If you are looking for fun preschool STEM and toddler STEM projects to do, you are on the right page. STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) and STEAM (add in Art) are hard to avoid hearing about these days. And for good reason. Kids need these learning experiences!

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11. Childhood Learning Basics 

All these things can seem so little.  Who cares if your child knows what shape something is?  Why hand scissors over to a preschooler?  What does number sense even mean?

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10. Cool Magic Milk Experiment You Have to Try

A good magic trick is fasinating. And this is one cool magic milk experiment you have to try. It’s a mind-blowing trick that will excite your kids and get them interested in learning more about magic, science and art.

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9. Fun Memory Games for Kids Free Printables

Memory games are one of those addictive games that kids love to play over and over. And I really don’t mind it for the fact that these memory games not only keep them busy, but also helps with improved focus, concentration and quicker thinking skills.

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8. The Cutest Sloth Activity Sheets: Free Printable Kids Activities

If you are looking for an activity to keep busy, these sloth activity sheets are so cute! Don’t be lazy like a sloth…print these out and have some fun!

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7. Free Printable Germ Worksheets For Kindergarten

Today we’re coming back around to talk all about germs! When we started our studies of the human body, we began by making this germ blow painting art.

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6.  3 Free Printable Shark Worksheets To Teach Kids

They’re mysterious, amazing and sometimes a little misunderstood. All of that makes the shark a perfect ocean animal to teach kids more about. Read on to learn more and download your free printable shark worksheets.

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5. Star Wars Cutting Practice Worksheets For Early Learners

Read on to download your own free copy of these Star Wars cutting practice printables.

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4. Craft the Coronavirus Away and Spread Some Cheer

Anybody else cabin crazy already from the Corona chaos and quarantine? Say that five times fast. Lol. What better way to spend cooped up days than with a craft project? This is a great one to do with children (Anyone else’s school district on a temporary COVID19 hiatus?) because it has a built in science lesson on circuitry!

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3. Free Indoor Scavenger Hunt Printable – School Closure Boredom Buster

Indoor scavenger hunts are a great boredom buster and indoor activity for kids on rainy days. It’s a great way to burn off energy while hunting around the house for items on the list. Use this free indoor scavenger hunt printable to get the kids moving, learning and having fun. Everyone loves a good treasure hunt! Just download and print the PDF from the bottom of this post and enjoy.

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2. Coffee Filter Planet Earth Craft for Kids

This coffee filter planet Earth craft is great for Earth Day or a planets unit study. Our oldest was obsessed with planets a couple of years ago and we did a lot of crafts like this.

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1. Save Planet Earth Word Puzzles & Earth Day Spelling Games

Here is about a weeks worth of fun Earth Day lesson plans and activities for elementary students around first grade. Kids will learn Earth Day vocabulary, and to read, write, and spell 35 Earth Day words. These printable save planet earth word puzzles and games will make learning fun, engaging, and almost effortless.

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