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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Add a Christmas scavenger hunt to your list of holiday activities. These free festive riddles can be set up quickly without special materials.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is always filled with exciting events and fun things to do. Whether you are looking for something to try at home as a family, with a group, or plan for kids, a DIY Christmas Escape Room is a great way to celebrate.

Elf on the Shelf is a great Christmas tradition that creates excitement every morning in December. Explore some cute, easy and unique ideas from our elf friend to yours! 24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Fizzing Christmas trees, melting candy canes, flying reindeer and so much more! Christmas is the perfect time to try a creative, hands-on activity. This collection of 25 Christmas STEM activities will keep you busy and creating all December!

FREE Printable Escape Room! Ring in the New Year at home with your kids, or a group with this FREE New Year’s Eve escape room game. Print the puzzles and challenge children to solve their way through the game as they go on an adventure through your home. No special materials are needed and the game can be set up quickly!

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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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