After School Activities for Kids {Week 13}

How is school going for your child?  It's hard to believe we're already at the end of March! Many of the schools have standardized testing coming up for your child.  Do you have any questions about how to support success with testing at home?  Ask us in the comments below we'd love to help support you with any questions you have.  Perhaps inspire a future post at The Educators' Spin On It.  
Here are tons of ideas for after school this week for Easter {Click here} Here's our top featured Easter post with 101 Easter Themed Activities for your child. 

What are you planning for Easter

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After School Linky Party {Week 13} 

Think Beyond the Harvest for the Benefits of Gardening with Kids

Sure gardens can produce some of the tastiest vegetables and beautiful flowers, but the benefits to gardening with kids extends beyond the harvest.  They can strengthen life skills and enrich academic learning for kids as well.  The garden is our outdoor classroom.  Admittedly, gardens are work, but the benefits to garden with kids is never ending!

The Benefits of Gardening with Kids

9 Easter Theme Snacks for Kids

Connect children with a good book, then let them make a snack to go with it!  Here are 9 Easter Theme Snacks for Kids to make and eat - PLUS the books we think would pair with each treat. These would be great for classroom celebrations and Easter themed play-dates!

12 Easter STEM Activities for Kids

We are continuously looking for ways to help keep our kids excited about math, science, engineering and technology. This collection of STEM activities are a great way to combine the holiday with learning! Which of these 12 Easter Stem Activities for Kids will you try first?
12 Easy and FUN Easter STEM activities for Kids to make and do

Raise a Praying Mantis | Activities for Kids to Explore Life Cycles

Learning about life cycles of animals and plants help kids connect with the natural world, develop a deeper understanding of science, and strengthen their vocabulary.  Try these activities with children as you examine the life cycle of a praying mantis in your home or classroom.

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Raise a Praying Mantis | Activities for Kids to Explore Life Cycles

Life Cycle of a Praying Mantis for Kids

Parental Controls Online and TV

Do you worry about what's appropriate for your child to watch on TV or visit Online? 

As a parent who is concerned about available TV and Online options for my children, I opted to participate in this is a sponsored campaign by ControlwithCable.org


Tips for using Parental Controls Online and TV  from ControlwithCable.org and The Educators' Spin On It


Let's be honest, TV and Online options are changing pretty fast for our families. Our children are exposed to so many more options than we were as children. Do you feel like you're keeping up with the latest shows, movies, games, sites to keep your child digitally safe?  


Parental Controls When Grandparents are in Charge 

After School Activities for Kids {Week 12}

Spring is here!  Did you share a photo on our facebook page a sign of spring in your area? Be sure to print out this Spring Journal and Observation Sheet for your child!

Easter is quickly approaching and it's time to plan out a few fun activities with the kids at home.  Stop by our 101 Easter Activities for Kids Roundup to find tons of easy and fun ideas!  For a fun snack idea you could make Bunny Bread .  Or maybe host a bunny themed book playdate with friends and a fun bunny themed snack.

Can't wait to see what you share this week about Spring and Easter!  

After School Activities for Kids featured at The Educators' Spin On It

After School Linky Party {Week 12} 

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