Helping to Make Learning Fun at Home or School

Welcome to Hands-On Teaching Ideas. As a teacher, and a mom, I enjoy helping children explore their world through engaging, exciting activities.  On this blog I share with you lessons and activities that I do at home, and in the classroom – so they are tried, tested and kid-approved!  

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Make a snow fort indoors with this winter STEM activity for kids. Use a few materials, your imagination and lots of hands-on exploration! A free printable activity card is also available. Winter STEM Activity.

Planets, constellations and a mission to save a crew of astronauts! Can you solve all the puzzles in the Space Escape Room Challenge in time?

Winter is a great time for a STEM activity. Encourage essential skills, and have fun, with this collection of winter STEM activities for kids.

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Take learning outside this season with this collection of outdoor winter play ideas. From hands-on art and building activities to simple ideas you can use anytime of year, your kids will love being outside – and off screens!

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Hands-On Teaching Activity Ideas

View a variety of activity ideas. Some of the ideas are physical and active, others are subject specific and give educators ideas on how to make learning hands-on and engaging. Other activities can easily be done in a classroom, or at home, such as the collection of escape room ideas and simple crafts.

Seasonal Activities

Each season brings with it lots of beautiful things and nature and unique opportunities to spend outside. Visit your current season or prepare ahead of time with these collections of seasonal hands-on teaching ideas.

fall activities shows a collage of hands-on teaching ideas for fall.
Fall Activities


Let Hands-On Teaching Ideas be part of your child’s adventure in learning. Choose a category and browse a huge collection of unique ideas to bring to your classroom or home.

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