Monday, August 12, 2013

After School Linky Party (8/12)

Welcome to the After School Linky Party!

Summer is nearly over. If you're like us, you're looking for great activities to get the kids ready for school, while trying to find fun ways to get the most out of the last days of the summer.

Last week's linky was loaded with 'em.
Here are just a few of the great ideas and activities shared.

5 Secret Codes for Kids at Kids Activities Blog.
(Codes are a wonderfully sneaky way to get kids interested in word work.
And these are AWESOME!)

Water Displacement Activity by Happy Hooligans.
(Jackie created this great hands-on activity for kids to teach them about water displacement. How many rocks would need to be added in order for the turtle at the top of the jar to get a drink?)

KC Edventures.
(Jacquie brings a Cat in the Hat book to life with this great activity. Kids learn the ocean zones and animals that live in each by making their own underwater world in a jar!)

A Punch of Color at Playdough to Plato.
(Letters, colors, and critical thinking combine with Jen Rice's easy punch box. Kids will have so much fun playing, they won't even realize the activity is educational!)

Summer Learning Fun: Squirt the Letter Game by Pen Pals & Picture Books.
(Quick! It's not to late to get some practice recognizing letters in before school starts. Grab a squirt gun and some chalk and get ready for a good time.)

Simple Ways to Make Reading Fun from Keep Moving Forward with Me.
(Kids L-O-V-E balloons, so using them for reading practice and a letter recognition exercise is bound to capture their attention. All you need are balloons and some flashcards!)

The Awe Journal from The House of Hendrix.
(I'm a firm believer that happiness stems from recognizing life's most beautiful moments. Encouraging kids to keep an Awe Journal will help teach them this important lesson!)

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.

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