100 awesome outdoor activities for kids of all ages!
Summer 2021 Musts!
This is a collection of resources packed with activities and games for the summer months! These highly engaging activities will help prevent "summer backslide" and make sure students' brains are primed and ready for action come September!
(Artwork created by a Grade 5 student at Cherry Grove Colony School.)
Discover activities for preschool to grade 12.
*Reading & Writing
Students can use this Scavenger Hunt in their home to find the dozens of agricultural products they use every day, and not just food!
"In Beats Empire, students act as music producers in a studio where they sign new artists, direct the bands to record songs, perform market research and marketing, and try to produce hits, gaining enough profit to keep the studio running and to pay the talent. The goal of the game is to get a gold record (500,000+ sales) in every music genre or to earn three platinum records (1,000,000+ sales) in any one genre, all without running out of money."
Bookopolis is a social network for kids that lets them log books and connect with other readers gr 1-8+. By creating an account, students create a virtual bookshelf and join a community of young readers who can discover new books, share book reviews and track their reading with a digital reading log. The site offers book recommendations ("Bookopolis Picks" and "What's Popular Right Now"), the opportunity to explore book reviews by other young readers, a featured book of the week, the opportunity to earn points and badges, plus the option to find books by grade (1-3, 3-6, 6-8, 8-12). You can sign in as an educator, a student or a parent. Choose the online version or download the app from your app store.
Dominate math and science.
Braingenie builds deep mastery and sharpens problem-solving skills.
Learn, practice, and quiz yourself on 5,000+ skills.
Compete in real-time multiplayer matches.
Win badges and go for a top spot on the leaderboard.
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"CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to high quality educational materials for K-12 students all over the world. We offer free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in the STEM subjects. By providing these free resources, CK-12 is working toward educational equity for all."
This site provides links and information on 9 classic board games that you can play online: (downloads with Android or iOS)
1. CATAN UNIVERSE (free)
2. BOGGLE WITH FRIENDS (free)
3. CLUE (paid)
4. BATTLESHIP (free)
5. MONOPOLY (paid)
6. SCATTERGORIES (free)
7. RISK: GLOBAL DOMINATION (free)
8. SCRABBLE GO (free)
9. THE GAME OF LIFE (paid)
Crash Course Kids combines the same engaging lecture-style content delivery with animated graphics that focus on grade school science.
Topics include Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy.
These videos are amazing!
Splash Learn offer a complete K-5 math learning program built for your child that will boost confidence, increase scores and allow your child to enjoy a personalized learning path for catching up, enrichment or regular practice.
Parents and teachers can sign up for free.
This is a great site to help you find a book you'll love. If you sign up you can enter books you've enjoyed and it will make suggestions for you! Remember to check out Sora to see if you can find a copy of the book there if you are a Sun West student or teacher!
There are plenty of recommended reading lists available here!
Scroll to the very bottom of the page to find the "Best of" lists for readers of all ages!
What Is It?
This checklist from Respectful Ways contains 14 activities for families to foster creativity, prompt discussion, expand children's imaginations, and cultivate social-emotional growth. Respectful Ways created these fun, interactive activities to guide family members through the process of recognizing and navigating negative feelings, understanding the origins of emotions, and help everyone cope with stress.
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Students can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time.
For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. How’s that for combining word learning with social goodness? When a student plays, there is a visual display of rice (see image) which is added to a bowl each time the student makes a correct response.
Free Rice includes subject area lists in Geography, Science, Math, and others. It is leveled so students can play at just the right level of challenge for them.
If you have an error message just copy and paste this url into your browser: https://freerice.com/categories
Join over 20 million students, teachers, and parents using our free, curriculum-aligned math game for Grades 1 - 8.
Prodigy is a free, Pokemon-style math game that has been proven to improve student scores and confidence! It is aligned to the Ontario curriculum for grades 1-6, and features content from each of the five major strands.
Prodigy was designed with three primary goals in mind:
1. To create deep engagement so students double their math practice time at home.
2. To equip teachers with reports and assessment tools to inform their instruction.
3. To provide curriculum aligned content for free, regardless of a student’s demographic.
Teachers can create assignments and assessments, align them curriculum, and check in on progress. The program automatically adapts to students who are struggling or excelling, but teacher's also have the option to override grade levels to adapt and modify for individual students. Parents can connect and see what their child is working on, and students can access the program from any computer or tablet.