Helping to Make Learning Fun at Home or School!

As a teacher, and mom, I enjoy helping children explore their world through hands-on 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!  

Latest on the Blog…

Make your own escape room for fall with this step by step DIY escape room game! From pumpkins seeds to autumn leaves, this game has it all!  FREE printables included!

Add a themed to your fall kindergarten learning centers with this collection of simple learning centers for table top or small groups.  Click here for 30 Fall Kindergarten Learning Centers.

Take learning outside and enjoy all that fall has to offer with this collection of 23 fun fall outdoor learning activities for kids.

Create a meaningful, beautiful Thanksgiving decoration for families and groups with this last minute Thanksgiving activity for families. Last Minute Thanksgiving Activity for Families.

STEM activities are great any time of year! This collection of 39 Fall STEM activities for kids all have a fall theme and hands-on learning. 39 Fall STEM Activities

40 DIY Escape Room Puzzles

Take a look through this collection of 40 escape room puzzles that are challenging, but fun and easy to incorporate into your own escape room! Read More.

Winter Escape Room Game

From family game night to a classroom center, this winter escape room game is the perfect addition to any celebration!  Winter Escape Room Game

STEM Challenge that Kids will Love

How high can you build? Your kids will love this STEM challenge and it requires little to no prep from parents/teachers. Start building today! Read More.

63 Outdoor Learning Activities Kids will Love

Take learning outside with these 63 outdoor learning activities and teaching ideas for kids. Read More.

Make Your Own Escape Room

How to Make an Escape Room

DIY Escape Room Puzzles

Make Your Own Escape Room

DIY Escape Room Puzzles

Free Printable Escape Room

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How to Make an Escape Room

Ever wondered how to make an escape room? It’s easier then you think with these step by step instruction and FREE printable planning template.

Summer Escape Room for Kids

This summer escape room for kids is an exciting and unique outdoor activity where players work through a series of puzzles using materials such as water balloons and water blasters!

DIY Escape Room for Kids at Home

Creating an escape room for kids is easy! This step by step escape room makes it simple to create an escape room in your own home that kids will love.

Simple Paper Mache Ideas for Kids

There are endless options of what you can make with paper mache! Learn the steps for some creative crafts that you can make with paper mache!

9 Fun Escape Room Puzzles

Who doesn’t love Escape Rooms? This escape room includes 9 clues to get to the final treasure. Try it out at home. Who will get there fastest?

Balloon Rocket Science for Kids

Ever wonder how rockets work? Kids do. Try out this science for kids and show them in an exciting, hands-on experiment. What will happen?

Melted Crayon Art Ideas for Kids

Do you have crayons at home? Create art with kids with this melted crayon art. This creative art activity is perfect for kids of all ages.

Print and Play Escape Rooms

Escape Room for Kids Whole House

Hands-On Teaching Ideas Categories

Teaching Ideas Using the Senses

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Escape Room Puzzles and DIY

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Outdoor Learning Activities

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Experiments & Building Challenges

Season Themed Activities

Visual Arts Teaching Ideas

Math and Language Focused

Hands-On Activities for Home

From My Classroom to Yours