Monday, July 22, 2013

After School Linky Party (7/22)

Welcome to the After School Linky!

Have y'all made it your personal quest to make it nearly impossible for me to narrow down my favorites each week? I'm beginning to think so.

Great ideas abound! Here are just some of the phenomenal ideas shared last week.

Montessori-Inspired Ladybug Activities Using Free Printables at PreK + K Sharing.
(Deb over at Living Montessori Now has compiled an amazing list of ladybug activities with links to free printables. Thanks, Deb!!)

Water Play, Music Play & Children: A Natural Combination at Children's Play Music.
(This is amazing. Spend six minutes and watch the video. Then, grab the kids and a big tub of water and get ready for music, play, and the science of noise! PS - I am totally making a packing tape drum!!)

Climb the Ladder: A Printable Spelling Game for any Word List by The Measured Mom.
(Making spelling practice fun can seem like an impossible feat. But this game sounds like a blast. Pin now and be ready for back to school!)

Water Squirter Math Game at Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
(Decorate toilet paper tubes with numbers and cover in packing tape. Give kids squirt bottles and have them add the number of the tubes that got knocked over. Great summer math fun!)

Sticker Story Bag from The Pleasantest Thing.
(Kids randomly pull stickers from a bag to inspire a story. What a great way to get children writing this summer!)

Buzzing Bug Noisemaker Toys from Teach Beside Me.
(Kids can make this simple toy with materials you have around the house, spin it around, and be amazed at the sound. FUN!)

Critical Thinking Skills - Number Noughts and Crosses at Homeschool Escapade.
(Suddenly Tic-Tac-Toe just became a math game, full of strategy and addition problems. This is simple enough to do while waiting for your food at a restaurant!)

Free Form Geoboard from An Idea on Tuesday.
(And you thought geoboards were all square? Not so!! Niccola shows you how much creativity you can have making one and just how much fun kids will have with it!)

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. Thanks so much for the feature! Have a great week!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my water play and music play post - I'm so glad you liked it! Alec.

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my free form Geoboard. I was a great list. Thanks