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Screen-Free Activities for Learning Outside of the Classroom

Not so long ago, many kids were drawn to screen time because it built some variety into their day. For kids who are studying virtually, however, screen time can practically define the day and, for them, some time apart from screens is probably growing pretty appealing. In addition to the endless computer or tablet time that kids are facing while studying from home, many kids are also struggling with learning in a virtual setting. That’s why Blimey Box has come up with this list of fun, educationally, and totally screen-free activities for your kiddo:   Observing Nature   If your kids are getting frazzled by the virtual school schedule, make sure they’re getting plenty of time outside. Time spent in...

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A Wintery Mini-Treasure Hunt

Here is a fun wintery treasure hunt/scavenger hunt for kids to solve! Kids find clues, decode words, and unscramble the sentence to reveal the clue to a prize. The cipher is all different snowflakes, so it challenges kids to really look close at details.  Download the printable mini-treasure hunt here. It is so easy to set this activity up for your child! Steps for setting up this wintery hunt: 1. Print and cut-out the clues and decoder 2. Hide the clues and the decoder around the house (we like to use plastic eggs to make it easier to find the clues). 3. Hide a treat/prize where you keep books  ***************************************** ***************************************** Make it extra special: We like to add an...

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Fall Secret Message Activity

Welcome to fall, y'all!   Time to get cozy, grab a warm mug of coffee and print out this fall secret message activity for your little learner. Download it here. Print and play it this afternoon. This secret message activity introduces kids to coordinate graphing by having to find the correct letter based on the picture clues on the x and y-axis. During this problem-solving activity, you child will decode the answer to the riddle, "What did one leaf say to the other?" To solve the riddle, your child will have to look at the pictures at the bottom of the paper. The top picture represents the x-axis and the bottom picture represents the y-axis. The box in which the two pictures meet...

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Mixed Math Skills: Mini-Treasure Hunt (Free Printable)

Here's a fun activity to keep your child's math skills sharp! This is a mixed math skill mini-treasure hunt for kids ages 4-8. This free printable mini-treasure hunt covers a variety of math skills (in two different challenge levels). Level 1: Addition, subtraction, and multiplication concepts. (Ages 4-6) Level 2: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. (Ages 6-8) Choose the right challenge level for your child, print, and play. Once kids solve the secret message, it will read, "INSIDE A BACKPACK." You may want to hide a prize inside a backpack for your child to find after solving this math puzzle. Level 1: Ages 4-6 Math skills:  Addition and subtraction within 20 Adding coins Addition and subtraction words (more than, less than) Introduction to multiplication (groups of)...

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Camp Theme Mini-Treasure Hunt (Free Printable)

This week we have a camping themed printable mini-treasure hunt for your kids! The joy of summer camping inspired us to create this mini-treasure hunt for our kids to solve.  If you are stuck at home and unable to go on a camping trip, this game will bring the joy of camping to your home.  This puzzle game is very low prep and easy for parents to set up. Hopefully, it will take your little brainiac a little while to complete so you can enjoy a quiet cup of coffee. This is a treasure hunt, so be prepared to hide a little treasure or prize in a PILLOWCASE.  DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE CAMPING MINI-TREASURE HUNT Check out this Mini-Treasure Hunt This printable mini-treasure hunt is...

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