TeacherLists Learning Library

Free, easy enrichment activities for elementary and middle school teachers! Support your classroom goals with these convenient, age-appropriate activities that help you keep your students engaged in learning (whether you’re virtual or in the classroom).

Health


Dial Hand Washing Lesson Plan

Model the importance of handwashing to students using black pepper and Dial® Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap.


The Usual Suspects

Have students research and report on how to prevent becoming sick because of germs.

Best for: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5


The Case of the Invisible Invaders

Introduce students to the idea that microscopic creatures called microbes, or germs, can cause illness.

Best for: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

English/Language Arts

I MUSTACHE You a Question

Practice listening comprehension and asking/responding to questions with this simple gameplay that prepares your students for a variety of social interactions and presentation speaking.

Best for: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9


Conversations With Crayons

Students construct a crayon character stick puppet and write original dialogue to dramatize a story they create about a favorite crayon color, integrating writing, drama, social-emotional learning, and visual arts.

Best for: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5


March Madness: Battle of the Books

Get students excited about new books and reading for pleasure by setting up a March Madness tournament of books!

Best for: All ages and grade levels

Social-Emotional Competence


How Words Make People Feel

Students create and use two-sided masks to explore how their words and the words of others make people feel.

Best for: Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2


Our Voices—Our Leadership

Students consider leadership roles in their school and community and then collaboratively create art to document what they’ve learned.

Best for: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6


Helping Hands

Build children’s awareness of the many ways they can help others in school, home, and community.

Best for: Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2


Look At Me Inside and Out

Build students’ self- and social-awareness skills as they represent themselves visually and write about who they are inside.

Best for: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Science

Science Fair Investigation: Grades K-2

Introduce younger elementary school students to the process of planning and conducting a science fair project about germs and the spread of disease.

Best for: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2


Science Fair Investigation: Grades 3-5

Introduce older elementary school students to the process of planning and conducting a science fair project about germs and the spread of disease.

Best for: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5


STEM Scavenger Hunt

Develop an understanding of tools commonly used in STEM fields, then find items that represent them.

Best for: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8


Mini Upcycled Potted Plants

Plant miniature succulents in these cute, crafty and scientific pots.

Best for: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5


How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Figure out the size of your family’s carbon footprint to learn how much impact you have on the environment.

Best for: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Art


Upcycled Pencil Boxes for Back to School

Repurpose baby wipe containers and let your students create their own trendy and stylish pencil boxes!

Best for: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Make Your Own Beads (From Magazines)

It’s amazing what you can create by recycling! Pages from any magazine can be used to make tons of unique beads.

Best for: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Technology

Pom-Pom Code Art

Use binary code to make a beautiful piece of art that displays your name or a secret message.

Best for: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Social Studies


Paper Lanterns for Chinese New Year

Make your own festive paper lantern from construction paper to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Best for: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

For Teachers


DIY Monthly Banners

In just a few quick steps, create a variety of signs that will help get students excited for the school year ahead.


Inspirational Wall Art

Welcome students back to school with inspirational and aspirational wall art.


Back-to-School Welcome Kit

Welcome students back to school with personalized gift bags.