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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Fall is the perfect time to spend outside and watch the changing season. Whether you’re looking for back to school ideas, or activities for kids that focus on the fall theme, these activities offer a variety to choose from or try all fall long. Fall Activities.

Make your own Fall Escape Room with this step by step DIY escape room game! From pumpkins seeds to autumn leaves, this game has it all!

Creating an escape room has never been easier, or cheaper with this collection of 25+ Free Escape Room Ideas. Number 22 is my favorite! Mix and match to create the ultimate escape room.

This huge list of 49+ Best DIY Escape Room Puzzle Ideas includes ideas for different themes, materials and even free printable puzzles.

Ready to add some STEM learning to your child’s day? Join me for 10 Exciting STEM Activities using just 10 simple materials. A free printable list and completion certificate are available.

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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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