Elementary School Links and Web Resources for Students and Teachers

Water Play Ideas - Fun water play activities!

Confessions of a Homeschooler An awesome blog with tons of free printouts and templates, for Pre-K and Kindergarten

BrainPop Jr. Engaging activities in many subjects

Can do Kinders  A teacher’s blog with tons of ideas for the classroom!


Classroom Management Ideas for Kindergarten

Education.Com Kindergarten Activities

First School Activities and Crafts Crafts and activities for preschool

Hubbard’s Cupboard A website for early childhood educators and parents

Kindergarten Activities from JumpStart.Com

Kindergarten Works Another great kindergarten blog

Kindergarten Klub a site devoted to all things Kindergarten!

Kinder Pond Happenings of a Kindergarten teacher in Illinois

Lil Country Kindergarten Blog A blog with activities for early childhood educators and parents

Mrs. Willis Kindergarten Activites, ideas and more!

Peace Love & Learning A kindergarten teacher’s blog with free ideas and printables!

Projects for Preschoolers A cool site with lots of crafts and activities for preschoolers and young children.

Starfall Activities  A free public service to teach children to read with phonics.

Sprout Online The 24-hour preschool channel parents and kids share together.

Squish Ideas for Preschool Blog  - Early childhood activities from around the web.

Webbing Into Literacy Instructional activities and materials designed for rural Head Start teachers

A Kids Heart A play and learn site with free resources for kids and their teachers

Blabberize Make your pictures talk!

Education.Com Activities, crafts, games, and FAQ about kids and education

Enchanted Learning Tons of crafts and activities for kids!

Fun Brain Lots of fun activities and games for kids

Gamequarium Printables, Activities, and Games

Growing Kids Ministry Christian crafts and activities for kids

Homework Hot Spot Homework help, science project ideas, math activities for kids, puzzles and more.

Internet4Classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htm Skill builders for grades pre-k and up

KidSites.Com More links for kids on the web

LearnAberta.ca Resources for teachers including lesson plans, videos, and activities (in English or French)

Make and Takes  A blog with crafts, activities, and recipes for kids

Nick Jr. Online Activities, games, and tons of fun stuff for kids from Nickelodeon

Nobel Prize Educational Activities Interactive, educational games and enrichment activities

Oak Grove Student Links Links for kids in grades Pre-K through 5th – provided by Oak Grove Elementary School

PBS Kids Tons of educational games for hours of fun learning!

Scholastic Resources for parents, teachers, librarians, and children

SeaSky.org Explore the splendors of the sea and wonders of the universe

Scrappin Doodles Family friendly graphics and printable crafts

Sheppard Software Activites for Kids Hundreds of free educational games, activities, quizzes, and articles

Switch Zoo Play animal games and make new animals at this virtual zoo!

Department of Veterans Educational Games and Activities for Kids

Sphinx Kids  Interactive games and videos from the Sphinx Classical Connections CD-Rom as well as from the New York Philharmonic’s KidZone website.

Language Arts

ABCya Storybooks, word games and educational activities

BBC Magic Key Worksheets and teacher resources, including SMART board activities

Crickweb Interactive literacy activities for elementary school

Lit2Go Stories read by real people for grades K-12

Mighty Book Animated stories and songs to read along and sing with

PebbleGo Biographies, science and animal information read with highlighted words as you go.

Project Gutenberg -Over 40,000 free books and eBooks

Read-Write-Think An informative resource for teachers and parents. Tons of lesson plans for literacy, ideal for kids of all ages.

Spelling City Printable spelling worksheets, tests, and awards.

Storylineonline.net  (Elementary) Popular children’s books read aloud by actors and made into cute movies that you can watch on a computer

Tumblebooks Tons of literacy resources for teachers (login: fairfax, pw: fairfax)

Wacky Web Tales Practice parts of speech with these fun Mad Libs!



Sid the Science Kid Short Science Videos - Magnification, Plants, Life Cycles, Recycling, and More!

Cells Alive 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research

Germs and the Immune System Learn more about germs with this enrichment activity

DNA Helix Game Put together DNA in this fun game!

Moon Phase Images  View the phase of the Moon for any date and time

Nature Field Guides to Plants and Animals Detailed fields guides describing different species of plants and animals

Interactive Science and Math Simulations provided by the University of Colorado

National Geographic Kids Games, animals, photos, stories, and more!

Recycling Activities for Kids  Learn about protecting the environment with these fun recycling activities!

Four Seasons Time Lapse A video showing the changing four seasons

TopoZone.com Topographic Maps (USGS Quad Topo Maps) & Aerial Photos



AAA Math Math games and more made for elementary school students to practice mathematic skills

A Plus Math A web site developed to help students improve their math skills interactively

Cool Math Games Fun and educational math games for kids

Create A Graph Bar, Line, Area, or Pie

Digital Tanagrams Solve different puzzles using shapes

Johnnie’s Math Page Math Activities for Kids and Teachers

K-5 Math Teaching Resources An extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math  activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

LearnAlberta.Ca Videos to teach 5th grade math concepts

Visual Fractions A tutorial that models fractions with number lines or circles

Math Blaster Interactive math games for all ages

Math Magician Simple timed math games

Math Play a wide variety of fun math games that you can play online

Math Playground Arcade-type math games

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Virtual math manipulatives for students in grades prek-12. Lots of cool visuals and interactive graphics to help kids understand math and have fun!

Sheppard Software Math Interactive math games for elementary school

Top Marks Educational math games for elementary and middle school

Thinking Blocks A suite of learning tools designed to help students solve math word problems accurately and efficiently


Social Studies

Democrat Map An enrichment activity about democracies

Free Rice Vocabulary Game Play this free vocabulary game to end world hunger!

History Globe Jamestown Adventure create a colony and compare its sucess to the historical Jamestown colony

InfoPlease.Com Timelines, encyclopedia, almanac and homework help

Mission-US.org A revolutionary way to learn about history!


Arts and Crafts

Busy Bee Crafts Fun, easy and inexpensive kids crafts ideas

Crafty Crow  A fun collection of children’s crafts

DLTK Kids Printable children’s crafts, coloring pages and more



BSO Kids Kids compose their own music, play online games and print coloring pages of their favorite instruments.

ChildrensMusic.Org  A non-profit music resource for parents, teachers, and kids!

Childhood101.com – Kids Rhythm Activities  Lots of rhythm activities for kids

CreatingMusic.com The goal of this web site is to provide an environment for children to experience creative play in the creation of music, with the same ease they have been able to enjoy with toys, drawing tools, building blocks, puppets, etc.

DSO Kids Club A site for those who want to learn more about music and the people who make music

Disney Music Activities Play music games and more on Disney’s Music site!

DLTK Kids Music Page Music activities including music related crafts and printables

Easy Rhythm Activities  A tutorial for teaching children about rhythm

Flash Music Games Create your own simple musical compositions or play a drumkit with your keyboard.

Google Moog A synthesizer that you can play and record on.

Halloween Music Activities - Tons of Halloween music activities

Halloween Music activities for the Elementary Classroom – More spooky music activities for kids!

Kids Songs and Lyrics  A growing list of popular children songs and lyrics

Lyrical Legacy – Explore eighteen American songs and poems from the digital collections of the Library of Congress

Music Activities for Smartboard – A site with lots of smartboard music activities

The New York Philharmonic Kidszone Games and info on the composers and the musicians that are a part of the NY Philharmonic


Rain Deer Orchestra - Play music on some rain deers’ noses for this cute Christmas music activity

The San Fransisco Symphony Kids Site Play music games or compose your own tune!

TLC Music for Kids – TLC’s music activities for kids!

Virtual Piano 1  A fun virtual piano that you can play and make beats on

Virtual Piano 2 another virtual piano to experiment with

Virtual Drumkit  Play the drums using the keys on your computer’s keyboard.

Web Drum Machine  Another cool web application where you can play a drum machine online. This would be awesome for teaching kids about rhythm.

Walk on the Witch – A fun Halloween version of musical chairs

The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall A  range of interactive modules that can be used in educational settings


Especially for Teachers

Prezi.com Create fun digital presentations, an online alternative to PowerPoint

Prince William Conservation Alliance Discover Northern Virginia Nature: Wildlife & Wildflowers

Riddles.Com Brainteasers and Kids Riddles – Great for warm-up activities

Rockingham  County Schools Sol Intergration Standard of Learning and Links to standards based activities for elementary school

SOLPass.org Virginia’s Leader in SOL Science and Social Studies Practice and Review for Elementary and Middle School

UNCW Educational Games This site contains downloadable games, game templates, and utilities that teachers and trainers can use to enhance any lesson.

BBC Learning Resources


Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)

Teach Like a Champion Field Guide: A Practical Resource to Make the 49 Techniques Your Own

Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3

Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K-2

The Daily Five

Rules in School: Teaching Discipline in the Responsive Classroom

In Our School: Building Community in Elementary Schools


Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-12

Morning Meeting Book, The (Strategies for Teachers, 1)

First Six Weeks of School,The (Strategies for Teachers)


Classroom Management Ideas



Head Start Resources

Grant Opportunities for Head Start

Curriculum Resources for Head Start


Templates and Printables

Dot the Alphabet -  Use an ink dotter to fill in these uppercase and lowercase letters

Trace the Uppercase Alphabet All uppercase letters on one worksheet, ready to be printed and traced

Lower Case Letters – Lower case letters for letter identification activities

Upper Case Letters – Upper case letters for letter identification activities

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Crafts, Activities, Printables, Music, Videos, and Other Fun Ideas for Elementary School Students, Parents and Teachers