25 More DIY Educational Activities for Kids

We first shared 25 DIY Educational Activities for Kids. Now, we have even more educational activities for some high quality, at-home learning in all subjects. Since children can use a variety of approaches to learn new things, these are great for mixing in with what they are doing at school. These hands on practices are engaging, motivating, and all around fun for kids. They won’t even suspect they are learning!

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  • Alphabet Matching 2 of 26

    Make upper and lower case letter matching fun with DIY ice cream cones. Easy materials to work with and a simple DIY for fun alphabet practicing.
    Find out more at Coffee Cups and Crayons.

  • Geoboards 3 of 26

    Make your own geoboard to practice shapes at home. You can expand on this by looking at the sides of the shape, corners, and other shape attributes.
    Find out more at Teach Preschool.

  • Lego Math 4 of 26

    Compare using greater than and less than with legos. Kids are already motivated by legos, so make it educational too.
    Find out more at One Perfect Day.

  • Alphabet Mail 5 of 26

    Practice writing the alphabet in a fun way by matching and mailing letters in corresponding envelopes. Kids love the mail, so this makes learning to write and match letter more motivating.
    Find out more at No Time for Flashcards.

  • Water Experiment 6 of 26

    Collect objects from a nature walk and pour water on them. Discover which ones absorb water and make hypothesis about why.
    Find out more at Hands on as We Grow.

  • Ordering Events 7 of 26

    Use paint sticks to order events. This is great for routines for preschool, book plots for elementary, or history for older kids.
    Find out more at Deceptively Educational.

  • Puzzle Match 8 of 26

    Use a puzzle to practice word skills like homophones, rhyming words, or synonyms. You could even make this a math game by putting the answers on the pieces and the problems on the puzzle.
    Find out more at Second in Shawnee.

  • Letter Mats 9 of 26

    Use playdoh to practice sight words or spelling on a mat. You could practice letter this way as well. To make this even simplier for at home use, write the words you want your child to work on and slip the paper in a sheet protector. It will be easy to change out when they need new words.
    Find out more at Little Hands Big Work.

  • Name Practice 10 of 26

    Have fun crafting and learning with name practice.
    Find out more at Skains Family.

  • Alphabet Hunt 11 of 26

    Practicing beginning sounds and letters matching through an alphabet hunt your child's toys.
    Find out more at One Perfect Day.

  • Sight Word Game 12 of 26

    Practice sight words with this fun twist on bingo. Call out a sight word and have your child park their car on the sight word.
    Find out more at Juggling with Kids.

  • Spelling Practice 13 of 26

    Use clothespins and index cards to practice spelling or sight words in a fun way.
    Find out more at Imperfect Homemaking.

  • Counting Fries 14 of 26

    Cut up sponges to make fries and use McDonalds fry boxes to create a counting game. Match the correct amount of fries with the number on the fry box.
    Find out more at From the Hive.

  • Egg Geodes 15 of 26

    Learn about crystallization and have a beautiful product to show for it .
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.

  • Pipe Cleaners 16 of 26

    Make letters and words with pipe cleaners for more interesting spelling and letter recognition practice.
    Find out more at Make and Takes.

  • Letter Search 17 of 26

    Have kids search for letter in a bin of uncooked rice. Then place the letters in an alphabet puzzle.
    Find out more at Little Hands Big Work.

  • Ping Pong 18 of 26

    Practice sight words by throwing ping pong balls and reading the sight words. It's an active and engaging way to practice these words.
    Find out more at Melissa Culver.

  • Time Practice 19 of 26

    Match analog and digital time with Easter eggs.
    Find out more at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.

  • Build Words 20 of 26

    Build sight or spelling words with scrabble letters.
    Find out more at Rockabye Butterfly.

  • Rhyming Sort 21 of 26

    Use hula hoops to group rhyming words that you write on plates. You can sort by beginning letter.
    Find out more at No Time for Flashcards.

  • Alphabet Lacing 22 of 26

    Teach children to write letters with alphabet lacing cards. It allows them to work on the correct formation of the letters without having to heavily rely on their fine motor skills.
    Find out more at Live Craft Eat.

  • Lego Spelling 23 of 26

    Put alphabet stickers on legos for a fun way to practice spelling and word making.
    Find out more at Filth Wizardry.

  • Shapes 24 of 26

    Match shapes to outlines on cardboard. You can extend this by sorting the shapes or talking about the different attributes of shapes. You can even use the felt shapes to combine and make new shapes and objects once your child is older.
    Find out more at Diapers to Diplomas.

  • Word Families 25 of 26

    Use paint swatches to create a slidable card to practice word families.
    Find out more at Serving Pink Lemonade.

  • Geometry 26 of 26

    Create these simple foldables to talk about attributes of 3D shapes.
    Find out more at Hooty's Homeroom.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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