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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New hands-on teaching ideas are being added to the blog every week! Make sure to visit frequently, and subscribe to be the first to learn about the activity ideas as well as promotions. Below is the most recent activity to try today!

Christmas STEM activities for kids shows a collage of activities with a Christmas theme.

Fizzing Christmas trees, flying reindeer, melting candy canes and much more! This collection of 25 Christmas STEM activities will keep kids busy and learning all month long.

Creating an escape room has never been easier with this collection of 27 DIY quick and easy escape room puzzles.

From glowing volcanoes to DIY structures, encourage children’s interest in volcanoes with these 15 How to Make a Volcano Project Ideas. 15 DIY Volcano Project Ideas

clay animals and clay crafts shows a collage of clay crafts.

The possibilities are endless when creating with clay. These easy clay animals and clay crafts are perfect for adults and kids of all ages. 33 Clay Animals and Crafts

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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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