By GreatSchools Staff
Looking for some fun ways to engage your second grader and build academic skills? Check out these learning games and activities.
Practicing catching, bouncing and kicking skills helps to build coordination and readiness for future sports teams.
This simple but fun activity builds reading and writing skills.
This game reinforces the skill of quickly recalling basic addition and subtraction facts.
This activity teaches observation and experimentation, important skills for budding scientists.
Use a laminated map to help children learn where current events are taking place and build social studies skills.
Reinforce proper letter formation by writing lists and notes together with your second grader.
This activity will introduce children to how Egyptians used decoration to give extra meaning to a structure and will encourage them to explore this concept through their own creativity.
Your second grader will learn to use the Drawing Toolbar in Microsoft Word to create his own family comic book. This activity builds writing and computer skills.
Your second grader can make notes with Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners, and then learn to speak a new "rhythm language" using his homemade "notes."
This activity teaches math skills and creative problem solving.
Making a self-portrait is an engaging art project for second graders.
Have your child make a mental image of a passage that has been read aloud.
Have your child observe the weather for a week or more and make a bar graph of the results.
In this activity your child makes predictions about what objects will sink or float, tests the objects and then classifies them.
This activity will help your child have fun, increase reading fluency and expression, and get the whole family involved.
This book is fun to make and will encourage your child's writing and artistic skills.
Have your child keep track of the books he reads by having him write them on a reading tree.
Make a healthy salad with your child out of plant parts.
In this activity your child writes about an object in detail.