30 free online learning activities
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- Create a constellation jar.
Appreciate the night sky — indoors.
- Make summer snowballs.
Snowball fights all year round.
- Make it rain.
Simple condensation project for budding scientists.
- Play Calvinball.
Rules are optional, masks are not.
- Paint your toast.
Create edible art with food dye.
- Write a “Who I Am” poem.
Creative and thoughtful self-reflection exercise.
- Make homemade bubbles.
Blow your friends and family away.
- Test for bacteria.
Easy science fun once you have a few supplies.
- Create an online storybook.
Bring unique tales to life.
- Make embossed pendants.
Cool craft for making badges, medals, or coins.
- Create comics together.
Marvel at your child’s creative and artistic skills.
- Construct paper dolls.
You can make these adorable dolls all by yourself.
- Teach your dog to roll over.
Good for hours of rewarding fun in the backyard.
- Play the Star Wars theme on piano.
Beginning pianists will love adding this to their repertoires.
- Concoct ice cream in a bag.
It’s hot out, but this is cool — and tasty.
- Make your own Frozen silly putty.
Elsa and Anna-inspired glittery fun.
- Build a house for fairies.
These can be simple or super complex for fantasy-loving kids.
- Invest in stocks and shares.
Soon, kids might be teaching Mom and Dad a thing or two about money.
- Set up your own Minecraft server.
Minecraft masters will want to try this advanced project.
- Face-paint superheroes.
Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, and more.
- Cook tasty meals and treats.
Easy recipes for small chefs.
- Make retro bead art.
Level up with video game inspired art.
- Program software.
Kids, this is your future. Learn it.
- Make a balloon animal.
Start with a dog and graduate to giraffes, rhinos, and more.
- Disappear a card or coin.
Future magicians have to start somewhere.
- Construct a worm composter.
Eco-minded kids will dig into this project.
- Grow a plant.
So simple and yet so amazing.
- Build a pillow fort.
A secret hideout inside the house.
- Sew a tablet case out of jeans.
Kindle? iPad? Whatever you have, it could use some denim.
- Build a bird house.
Got a hammer and a few nails? Perfect summer project.
Editorial Intern Nayanika Kapoor contributed to this article.
About the author Sierra Filucci