School Age Activities

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Whether you homeschool, supplement learning after school or are just looking for fun learning activities for kids in the lower elementary grades (grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade), this list of school-age activities for kids is full of kids activities that are frugal, simple and fun.

Children in elementary school may need summer enrichment learning. Or, you can use these as summer boredom busters for kids from kindergarten on up to 4th and 5th grades. 

75+ School Age Activities for Kids

These activities for school-age kids are great for children in elementary and middle school. Many work as homeschooling activities or homeschool units. Others are helpful if your child needs extra practice in multiplication or division – or just likes to do hands-on math.

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Map travel activity for school age kids to help learn map reading skills and keep them occupied on a road trip.

Teaching children to sew with a simple anf fun free printable sewing pattern and sewing project for kids.

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Challenge family to help collect Box Tops for your school with this free printable letter.

Send your child to school with a surprise lunch box note each day with this cute DIY lunch box notes holder. It helps me remember to send notes every day, and keeps them clean and dry until your child can read them.


Teaching children self-discipline. Parenting tips and a unique activity for one-on-one time.

How to create a word wall at home for toddlers, preschool or school age kids. Simple ideas to encourage pre-reading and reading skills at home.

Explore addition with a hands-on addition busy bag for practicing addition concepts, counting and number identification for children in kindergarten or as young as preschool. Adaptations included for younger children.

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Grab some free or cheap kids activities by location to do in your area. This ongoing series shares great resources of free or inexpensive activities for kids in specific areas around the world. Have a great free or cheap activity for kids suggestion? Submit your ideas too!

Make a hands-on clock sop kids can move the hands to learn to tell time. Great for second great common core math lessons on time.

Gross motor activity and spelling game for preschool learning.

Back to school season first day of school countdown chain activity for kids

Create a math facts practice activity with Spring themed cupcake toppers and an egg carton.

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Hands-on division activity for the storybook A Remainder of One. This hands-on division activity for second or third grade is a great concrete learning activity for school age kids to explore division and multiplication concepts.

Explore dinosaurs in this storybook-based hands-on activity that combines art and science.


I Am Thankful for book for children to make. A simple Thanksgiving activity for kids to encourage being thankful.

A hands on activity for studying the skeletal system with young children from preschool through elementary school.



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Supplemental learning activities for school-age kids. These are so easy to create for after-school or homeschool work at home for kids in elementary grades.
School age activities for kids in elementary school to do at home.