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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Take Dad on an adventure around the house with this Free Fathers Day Scavenger Hunt. Print the riddles and set up in minutes.

This Free Fathers Day STEAM Activity challenges children to create a unique gift for Dad. Free printables are included!

Fill the last few days of school with fun! Easily set up this free End of the Year Scavenger Hunt activity and go on an adventure together.

When you make your summer bucket list, make sure to add lots of Summer STEM Activities. This huge collection of 37 Summer STEM Ideas will keep kids busy and screen free all summer long!

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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.


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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