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 a closer look at nature with this free printable scavenger hunt. Challenge children to search and find ten groups of items outdoors any time of year. The free printable is available in the Free Resource Library and is free to all subscribers. Visit the post for more information.

Children of all ages can enjoy the fun and excitement of an escape room with this Free Printable Escape Room for Young Kids. Print all of the puzzles featured in the game for free!

Kids love STEM challenges and Escape rooms. Get the best of both worlds with this hands-on DIY STEM escape room game for kids! From a science experiment and building challenges, this escape room has it all!

Take learning and play outside this spring with this collection of 29 Spring Outdoor Learning Activities. Enjoy all that nature and spring have to offer.

Go on an adventure with this collection of 35 Scavenger Hunts for kids. From escape room games and free printables, there are lots of ideas to keep kids busy, learning and having fun.

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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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