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!
First School Activities and Crafts Crafts and activities for preschool
Hubbard’s Cupboard A website for early childhood educators and parents
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
- http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/deep-sea-menu.html Explore the deep sea
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!
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
- Cell Model Interactive animal and plant cell
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
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
- Interactive History of African American Music
- Carnegie Hall Animated History
- Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9
- The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, by Benjamin Britten
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.
- http://people.uncw.edu/ertzbergerj/ppt_games.html Powerpoint Games
BBC Learning Resources
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/ Resources for home and school
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ Resources to use in the classroom
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/ Educational games for kids
Classroom Management Ideas
Head Start Resources
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