Kids don't stop learning when they come home from school. The after-school activities for kids on these pages are entertaining, educational ways to engage kids and keep their curious minds working when they're not in the classroom.
From physically active hula-hoop games that teach cooperation to kite-making projects good for blustery fall afternoons, these after-school activities will provide hours of learning and laughs for your kids and their friends.
Show kids how to use categories to make an old game of hopscotch brand new.
Every self-respecting kid ought to know how to play a good game of marbles. Teach them how with the instructions on this page.
If your child is tired of her urban jungle, show her how to create chalk fantasy worlds with the activity on this page.
This silly agility game gets kids working together to use a hula hoop in a new way.
Explore a nature spin on the old "Duck, Duck, Goose" game from your own childhood.
This activity is old as the hills -- and as fun as it ever was. Show kids how to play a game their grandparents played, too.
Go fly a kite! Teach your child to make his or her own special kite for those windy after-school afternoons.
In this creative activity, your child can send a coded message to a friend or neighbor via a homemade kite. Learn how with some simple instructions.
This activity takes teamwork and timing. Show kids how to pair up and stand up without ever touching the ground.
There are signs of geological change everywhere we look. Encourage your child to find clues of Mother Earth's ever-changing face.
With some friends and some clothespins, your child can have a blast with this agility and concentration race.
Discover a racing game that will put your child and his friends into funny body positions as they head for the finish line.
This relay race uses jump ropes to get kids' heart rate up. Learn the rules for this basic racing activity.
Find out how the animals act in the animal world and teach kids how to mirror the predator and prey's behavior.
On the next page, learn how some "categorical" changes can alter a hoppin' game of hopscotch while teaching kids how humans classify their world.
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