Monday, July 15, 2013

After School Linky Party (7/15)

Welcome to the After School Linky!

The good ideas just keep coming. Here are some of my favorites activities shared from last week's linky party.

Monstrous Fun with Hard and Soft C Card Game at Enchanted Schoolroom.
(This is a GREAT freebie for emerging readers who struggle with whether the c makes a "k" or "s" sound!)

Magnets at the Easel from StrongStart.
(Milk jug lids and popsicle sticks have been transformed with magnets. Invite children to make flowers and other masterpieces. With a smaller magnet board, this could even be a great travel activity!)

Space Unit #1: The beginning (universe) at My Little Princess World.
(While this blog post is chock full of great ideas to help kids learn about the beginning of the universe, I think the star-shaped confetti-filled balloon is my favorite. What a clever way to make a very abstract concept tangible!)

Chinese Toy: How to Make a Bamboo Dragonfly by Marie's Pastiche.
(Kids will love making these fun flying toys. Grown-ups will love the detailed tutorial!)

Hidden LEGO Men - 100 Days of Play by Science Sparks.
(What seems like magic is actually science. Kids will marvel at how paper pouches open on their own to reveal LEGO men or other small toys.)

Water Math & Science Activities for kids ages 3-6 by The Measured Mom.
(Sinking/floating, absorbing, dissolving, water balloons, water beads - whoa, this is quite a list. My favorite among the activities is the lesson in comparing volume.)

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

We would love to have you link up your School-Age Post (ages 5 and up) about your learning week after school including Crafts, Activities, Playtime and Adventures that you are doing to enrich your children's lives after their day at 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 permission for us 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.


  1. Some great ideas here! When playing the hard/soft c game, you might want to give your kids the spelling rule that in most cases the c is soft if before and e, i or y and hard before all of the other letters.
    Thanks for the round up!

  2. Thanks for featuring Science Sparks.