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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

Explore the physics of flight and design aesthetics, as well as practice measuring distance, as you and your child play with paper planes.

This is a great activity to get your child thinking about weight and balance, since the mobile won’t work very well without balancing out the weight.

Creating a lemonade stand is a great introduction to business for your child. It involves working with money, adding up costs and income, and determining profit.

This activity is all about creativity and problem solving, along with a bit of perseverance. With the given materials, have your child engineer a catapult to throw a marshmallow as far as they can. Then, measure the distance!

In this activity, your child will sort candy by color and determine what fraction of the total each color group represents. Then, candy pieces are drawn blindly and the results are compared to the probability indicated by the original fractions. 

As you build forts with your child using cardboard, you can focus on design and planning, weight, measurement, and working with shapes.

In this activity, you will be demonstrating the types of shapes that sink and those that float. Your child can have fun sculpting boats with clay while also learning about displacement.

Help your child be active and practice math with this activity. Your child will run or bike a one mile route and later determine how many miles they could complete in one hour. It is a great way to learn about speed and rate.

Use codes to motivate your child in practicing arithmetic. This can involve any or all of the operations, and all it requires is some paper and a pencil with just a bit of planning ahead. Your child will solve problems and then use the answers to decipher a code and uncover a secret message…

Help your child practice area, perimeter, fractions, and decimals while also introducing background information on landscape architecture and the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of the Capitol Grounds, Central Park, the Chicago World’s Fair Grounds, among others). Your child will design a park and determine the areas of features they choose to include…

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