Voting Booth for Kids for the 2016 Presidential Election

Ready or not, the  2016 Presidential Election is almost here. If you’ve been following along with your children or students, learning about the candidates and the process of electing a new United States president, having a kids voting booth is a great way to extend that learning. This activity also incorporates math skills by tallying votes, collecting statistics of voters and averaging those stats to figure...

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Elections for Kids: How to Make a Kids Voting Booth

Want to set up presidential primary elections for kids? Here’s how to set up a kids voting booth with a downloadable packet with everything you need for the 2016 U.S. primary elections (it’s free).  This activity is for elementary and middle school students. Hold a voting day on or around the same day as your state’s primary election.  The packet includes:  Voting ballots with the 2016 U.S. candidates,...

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Famous MLK Quotes ~ Celebrating Dr. King

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day, here are some famous MLK quotes.  These are free printable quotes that can be used to launch a discussion with your kids or students.  I’ve also put together a list of great books for kids and some wonderful field trips (some virtual and some in person) to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.   Download and print the quote above...

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Ancient Egypt Activities for Kids

Ancient Egypt is such a fun historical period to learn about with kids.  Mummies and pyramids and pharaohs are fascinating. Here are some great ancient Egypt activities for kids. We used them in conjunction with Story of the World Ancient Times but they really go well with any ancient studies curriculum.     Make your own Nile River in a foil pan. Plant “reeds” and watch them grow by flooding your Nile...

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Little House on the Prairie Books : My First Little House Series

I adored Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder when I was a child and was thrilled when one of the Creekside Learning Facebook followers told me about the My First Little House series.  This series is wonderful for younger kids, who are not quite ready for the chapter books. And, Little House on the Prairie Christmas is a great theme for literature and activities in December.  {This post...

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Civil War Unit Study

Want to take a hands-on approach to history with your kids?  Learning about the Civil War for kids can be very hands-on.  A few supplies, a couple of field trips and lots of conversation have given my kids a great understanding of what this important time period in American history is all about.  Resources for Older Elementary Aged Kids  {affiliate links below} Our book:   Two Miserable...

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