6-9-year-old crafts and activities
Fun activities - both crafts and educational learning experiences - for elementary school children aged roughly 6-9 years old. Designed as a resource for parents, homeschoolers, afterschoolers, and educators.
Take a collection of foreign coins and use them to explore the world with your kids! No coins? Print off images of world currency - this post includes a link to a wonderful free resource full of foreign bank notes that can be printed off for educational purposes!
Using Coins to Explore the World - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
perler bead puzzle tutorial
pentominoes melty bead puzzle
Building with pattern blocks - this type of play helps kids develop the skills they need to excel in engineering, math, and science!
Fun Math for Kids: Pattern Blocks play
7 Simple Tips to Get Kids Started With Photography
Photography Skills for Kids –7 Simple Tips
DIY Summer vacation journals for kids and other fun ways to use color to encourage learning for kids. Did you know that color can accelerate learning while increasing retention and understanding? #ColorizeYourClassroom - at home or at school with @Astrobrights by Neenah Paper ! Sponsored post.
Creative summer fun for kids - a review of three new-in-2014 books full of creative activities for kids.
Creative Summer Fun for Kids - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
Planet Smarty Pants - books about gifted children
6 Book Series About Gifted Children
Giving children free time allows them to develop hobbies, process emotions, and discover the world around them.
Children Need Free Time - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
STEM Toys: Sphero, the robot your kids can program
Dye Yarn With Kool-Aid! - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
Harness the power of the sun and upcycle your broken crayons in this simple DIY solar oven this summer!