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After-school Activities

After-school activities let kids learn and socialize while staying out of trouble. Plus, they show a willingness to participate in extracurricular programs. In this section, find great information about after-school activities.

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How to Stay Involved with Your Tween Without Hovering

They're called "helicopter parents," and their hovering behavior does more harm than good for a child. How do you prevent yourself from falling into this trap?


Kids Crafts That Make Great Gifts

These easy-to-craft gifts are beautiful, useful, and full of heart. See more »

5 Fun Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Keep the kids busy on rainy days, long car trips, or at the park with these easy scavenger hunt ideas. See more »

Edible Crafts: Tasty After-School Activities

Turn snacktime into a creativity-boosting enterprise with these good-enough-to-eat crafts. See more »

Beyond Macaroni Necklaces: Fun Craft Projects for Kids

Think outside the box with these creative crafts for kids. See more »

How to Make After-school Activities Cool for Your Tween

Your tween needs something to do after school other than sit in front of the television. What can you do to keep an active little brain occupied once school is out? See more »

How to Stay Involved with Your Tween Without Hovering

They're called "helicopter parents," and their hovering behavior does more harm than good for a child. How do you prevent yourself from falling into this trap? See more »

10 Things Tweens Actually *Want* to Do After School

Maybe you'd prefer your tween to clean his or her bedroom or pick up a wholesome hobby like knitting or reading. But what does your tween really want to do after a long day at school? See more »

10 Things Tweens Actually *Like* To Do After School

Tweens can be a finicky bunch. Your tween doesn't like sitting still in class, but all she wants to do after school is veg out in front of the TV. Inspire your tween to get out there and make the most of her day with these 10 after school activities. See more »

How to Get Kids Excited for After-school Tutoring

Tutoring doesn't have to be a total bore. If you choose the right instructor and emphasize the positive benefits of tutoring, your kids will look forward to after-school tutoring appointments. See more »

10 Great After-school Activities for Tweens

There's more to life than television and video games. Extracurricular activities for tweens promote learning, offer new social opportunities, and help kids understand how the things they learn in school work in the real world. See more »