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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.

E.L. Konigsburg

At 12 years old, Claudia is the oldest child in her family and feels woefully unappreciated at home. She decides to leave, but does not want to simply run away, and instead decides to run to someplace, choosing the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City as her temporary home. She brings along one of her brothers, Jamie, as an accomplice…

Alice Briere-Haquet

A polar bear thinks that he is the tallest around. But then different animals step in and show him how when they work together, they are just as tall as him. For instance, two walruses show him that together they are the same height, and then three foxes show the same…

Buy It Right helps to reinforce money skills—money recognition, adding, and making change. Players set prices and buy and sell items as they move around the game board. And with three levels of play, this game is great for multiple age levels. Players can opt to play with only the paper bills (level 1), only the coins (level 2), or both bills and coins (level 3)…

With cute puppies and colorful numbers, this game is sure to engage your early learner. In this game, you place one of the numbers (1-10) on one side of the scale, then count out the correct number of puppies to match and put them on the opposite side of the scale. If the scale balances, you are correct! Once your child masters number recognition and counting…

Use weather data to track the temperature over the course of a week or month. This is excellent practice for using a data chart, finding data landmarks, and creating a line graph.

In this activity, your child gets a chance to play architect, creating blueprints of your own house or apartment. Doing so, they can practice measurement as well as ratios and scale.

Use restaurant menus to help your child practice working with money and decimals. Have fun role-playing as waiters and customers!

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.

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