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Worksheets and activities to keep kids busy (and sharp) over winter break: grades 4-6

Keep your child's brain actively engaged while school's out with these fun reading, math, science, and art activities.

Get Moving

How You Can Help at Home: Skipping is more than child's play. It's crucial for development. Here's how parents can help.

Play ball

How you can help at home: Practicing catching, bouncing, and kicking skills helps to build coordination and readiness for future sports teams.

Dated decoration: Create a custom-made calendar

Help your first-grader discover the meaning (and math) of December.

Rolling in dough: make your own Play-Doh

Help your kindergartner master measurements with this pliable project.

A fragrant lesson

Help first- and second-graders celebrate the holidays (and learn about the spice wars!) with delicious-smelling decorations.

Smart cookies

Teach preschoolers or kindergartners about the origin of spices by baking fragrant goodies.

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

How you can help at home: Try printmaking to make your own wrapping paper!

Power Reading Talk

How you can help at home: Ask your child lots of questions to build his understanding of what he is reading.

Six ways to encourage young writers

Follow these suggestions to encourage your child's budding writing skills.

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