5 Ideas to Make Learning Fun

Are you in a rut with ideas to make learning fun for your kids? Whether you’re doing virtual school or home for snow days, sometimes it’s hard to remember that each day at home with the kids is a special opportunity to teach them something amazing. Here are 5 ideas to make learning fun and build teaching moments into each day.

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5 Ideas to Make Learning Fun

Play Games

Let’s face it! Everyone learns more when they are having fun, right? And everyone (both kids and adults) enjoy solving puzzles and winning treasure. There are plenty of games that aid in learning. Pull your favorite games out of the closet, pop some popcorn and have some fun while you strengthen your child’s education.

  • Math Game Ideas: Racko, High Ho Cheerio, Uno, Yahtzee
  • Spelling Games Ideas: Upwords, Scrabble, Boggle, Tapple
  • For younger children: Hi Ho Cherrio, Chutes and Ladders or Go Fish
  • Geography: United States Map Games

Unlock Treasure

If you are ready to get a little more creative, the Blimey Box may be what you are looking for. When you purchase the kit, you receive a locked treasure box. Solve the first clue to open the combination lock and proceed through the clues to get to the treasure chest! As the parent/teacher, you decide what goes in the chest!

There are three different levels you can purchase with printable learning puzzles, challenges and basic math and reading skills to help enforce the school skills for each age.

Blimey Box

Escape boredom and unlock learning with Blimey Box. Super sleuths will enjoy math, reading, and logic puzzles that will keep them entertained for hours. With new activities readily available, the fun never ends.

Blimey Box games encourage kids to problem-solve, unlock learning, build confidence and have fun learning!

Go Grocery Shopping

This is probably not the next tip that you expected, but have you thought about what all you learn when you go grocery shopping?

  • Give the kids a pad of paper and have them make the list to practice their handwriting and organization.
  • Practice estimating and rounding up skills
  • Learn about cost per pound in the produce section
  • Have each child guess the total when you get to the check out counter
  • Talk about where the different food comes from by looking at the labels

Search & Find with Rubber Duck Historic Figures

Learn about US History with these famous people rubber duckies. You can hide the ducks around the house and have each child race to find as many as possible. Then talk about the historical figure and learn facts about their lives and accomplishments.

Presidential ducks and candy

Visit Historic Places

As travel starts to open back up, plan a socially distant road trip and visit a historic home, museum or famous place. Learn about history in the places where it all started!

How do you make learning fun for your kids? Got any great tips to share? I’d love to hear!

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  1. Great ideas here. Today at my virtual school I’m putting a large container of real money (coins) on the table. The children will practice many math skills as they sort, count by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 25’s. Then we’ll work on groupings, set up a store with various items for the children to practice merchandising and purchasing power.
    Sharon, perhaps some of your readers will touch base and share additional ideas they are using in their virtual classrooms at home.

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