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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Create your own escape room using clues and themes that your children will love. Try this collection of 10 Escape Room Ideas Using Numbers.

Winter is a wonderful time for a scavenger hunt! Set up this FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt indoors in minutes. Perfect for groups or families. Enjoy lots of special things about the season, from the warmth of your home.

Bring winter into your classroom or home with this collection of 43 Easy Winter STEM Activities. There are lots of hands-on challenges, printables and science experiments to celebrate the season!

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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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