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).

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

Health


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

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.