SCHOOL AGES

Activities for School Ages 

 We believe that learning never ends, even after the school bell rings after school.  

Take a peek at over 100+ Activities for kids ages 5-8. Activities are listed alphabetically. Each week we share activity ideas for your child.  Our list keeps growing each week in our MONDAY After School Express , please stop by this week's activities featured {Click here

After School Schedules & Parenting Tips for School Ages


How do you fit these activities in after school? Read what a typical day looks like at Amanda’s House After School . Plus here's a printable Weekly Planner for Parents  to use to plan out what things to do each week after school.  


After School Activities from A to Z


A
Alligator Fun
Alphabet Adventures
Apples Craft
COOKING....yes we do quite a bit After School together!

E

HOMEWORK
Lois Ehlert Author Study
Library Tips for Kids & Parents 


M
Math with Carrots
Meat and Protein Group
Mexico
Marathon
Money’s Value
Monsters
Moon
Mo Willems Author Study
Magazines
Mermaid Necklace
Multicultural Book Suggestions 
Raising Multicultural Kids
Music Ideas for Kids-homemade instruments 
Math Games for Kids: Budget Friendly 


N
Natural Playscapes
New Year's Activities 
New Year Celebrations
Northern Lights





O
Ocean Themed Activities for Kids 
Olympics
One Hundredth Day of School
Outside Play
Open House Night
Outdoor Fun with Kids 
Owls
Owl Handprint Tshirt
Owls with Little Hoot
Owl Science
Outdoor Fun with Spring 



P
Paper Bag Books
Party for the Planet
Party for the Planet: Earth Day Fun 
Performing Arts for Kids 
Performing in a School Play
Pilgrims
Plant a Seed Day 
Play
Playdough: Diwali Sweets
President’s Day
Pumpkins
Potatoes
Q
Quiet Time...down time is very important after school!




R
Routine...Routine...Routine
Reading Comprehension 
Rainbows
Rainbow Activities for Kids 
Russia
Russian Nesting Dolls
Rainbow Sea Shells 

Reading...so important it has it's own spot!

S
Science Activities for Kids 
Siblings
Sight Word Games and Activities
Sight Word and Word Families Activities 
Space
Spelling Words
Spiders
Spoon
Summer Activities & Fun
Summer Learning Tips and Bucket List
Sweden
Spring Journal and Observation Sheet
Spring Photo Scavenger Hunt 
Sewing: Felt Clothes for Peg Doll
St. Patrick's Day Activities 
Spider Themed Writing Prompts 
Spider Activities for Kids 
Ways to Remember Summer Vacation 
Screen Free Activities for Kids 
St. Patrick's Day Activities 

STEM 
Solar Science Experiments for Kids
Getting Kids to Think Like an Inventor
Goldiblox: Inspiring Future Engineers 


T
Teacher Gift Idea with Flowers  
Teddy Bear Chalk Game 
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids 
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt 
Turkey Tshirts




Vegetable Pizza Snack
Virtual Book Club for Kids



W
Walking
Water Bead Fun
Water Themed Activities 
Winter Activities for Kids 
Winter Fun
Winter Journal and Observation Sheets
Winter Olympics Writing Prompt 
Witch: Listen & Respond Activity
World
Water Bead Play
How to Host a Winter Playdate After School 
Winter Activities Ideas with Friends 


Writing...so important it has it's own spot too!



X We left X blank in hopes that you never have to get an Xray after school and that your afternoons are filled with excitement!






Z
Zoo
Zucchini










Summer Camp Resources:


Preparing for First Day Jitters
Best Gifts for Summer Camp Teachers
Thanking Summer Volunteers 

Summer Activities for #SmartSummer 

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After School Activity Ideas from The Educators' Spin On It


We encourage you to follow along with us each Monday as see what activities inspire you with your children.  Join our Google + Community and chat along with us and we swap stories about our weeks and seek advice from one another.  Follow our After School Pinterest Board for the most up to date ideas for your child!


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