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Make Your Own Sequences Activity – Smilie Face Pattern

Completing Sequences is a great way to develop pattern recognition skills in a child, but this activity adds another layer of interactivity for the student. Follow the directions on the page to have the child cut out all of the shape components from the top and then cut out the full bar on the bottom. You can then assemble partial …

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Make Your Own Sequences Activity – Flower Pattern 2

Pattern recognition and sequences play a big role in children’s learning. This particular activity is a little more interactive and allows children to not only decode and complete the missing sequences but participate in their design. The child can cut out all of the sequence shapes and the bar at the bottom and then the parent or teacher can create …

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Make Your Own Sequences Activity – Flower Pattern 1

This activity is a fun twist on the basic challenge of completing sequences. The child can use the dotted lines as guides to cut out the shape squares and the bar at the bottom of the page. The parent or teacher can assemble the cut out squares into creative sequences on the bar while leaving one or more squares blank. …

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Learn About Isograms – Word Building Activity

An Isogram, otherwise known as a “nonpattern word”, is just a fancy way of referring to a word or phrase that has no repeating letters. This particular activity not only introduces the child to Isograms but includes a little general spelling practice as well as an Arts and Crafts component. It is a great way for a child to take …

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Introduction to Programming: Plot the Robot’s Path – 2

Learning to interact with computers and equipment at an early edge is critical for today’s children. They are expected to interface and adapt to computers at an earlier and earlier age and any chance we have to give them a confidence boosting edge can make their experience a lot more rewarding and a little less frustrating.  This is part of …

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Introduction to Programming: Control the Robot – 1

STEM learning, or learning and preparation for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has become a pervasive trend in today’s educational circles. With STEM occupations growing at a rate far exceeding non-stem occupations it is only logical that we do our best to prepare our children for the fast-paced, data-driven world that lies ahead. With Robot’s expected to replace …

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Crossword Puzzle Research Project – Branches of Science

This is a little bit of a spin from a traditional Crossword Puzzle lesson.   This worksheet can be used as a followup to some study on the branches of science or it can be used as an online research project for someone less acquainted with the subject.   View some of our others here or check out our unique children’s …

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Crossword Puzzle Research Project – Animal Classifications

This crossword puzzle worksheet can be used as a stand-alone lesson or quiz for students more accustomed with Animal Classifications or used as an online research project for those with less exposure to the topic.   Why Crossword Puzzles are a Valuable Asset to STEM Learning Crossword Puzzles not only present a great question/answer format, but do so in a …

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Spy Decoder Wheel – Random Symbol Version

This template is the Symbol Version of our Alphabet Decoder Wheel.  There are three decoder wheels in all allowing for the coding and deciphering of secret messages using random alphabet letters, symbols or even your very own code!  See the original Random Alphabet Decoder post for more detailed instructions.

Spy Decoder Wheel – Custom Code Version

This template is the customizable version of our Random Alphabet Decoder Wheel.  There are three decoder wheels in all allowing for the coding and decoding of secret messages using random alphabet letters, symbols or your very own code!  See the original Random Alphabet Decoder post for more detailed instructions.

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Spy Decoder Wheel – Random Alphabet Version

How the Decoder Works Once you’ve used the instructions on the PDF Download to assemble your decoder you can either share that decoder with a friend or have them make an identical one.  To use it, simply line up a letter on the outer band with one on the inner band and ensure only your friend has that two letter …

Crossword Puzzle (Chemistry) – The Periodic Table

Can you recognize elements by their chemical symbol? Test your skills with this crossword puzzle.   View some of our others here or check out our unique children’s puzzle book, Learning through Puzzles

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Chemistry Themed Crossword Puzzle

Test your chemistry knowledge with this crossword puzzle. Recommended for 5th grade and up.   View some of our others here or check out our unique children’s puzzle book, Learning through Puzzles

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Children’s Puzzle: Square Maze

Feel free to download this and the other free printable mazes and puzzles located on our site and please note, the second page of the PDF is the solution so remember not to peek!

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World’s Hardest Puzzle? World’s Hardest Maze?

Probably not but you better pack a lunch because this one might take you a while!  Enjoy this super-hard maze and note, the second page of the PDF is the solution so try not to peek! Solving mazes is a great addition to a child’s extracurricular learning activities.  Aside from the obvious benefits of problem solving and fine motor control, …

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Children’s Puzzle: Plus Sign Maze

Enjoy this plus-sign shaped maze and please note the second page of the PDF is the solution so remember not to peek!  We have a variety of printable mazes, puzzles and other fun worksheets on our site.  Feel free to take a look around and download some of the others!

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Children’s Puzzle: Brain / Circle Shaped Maze

Enjoy this brain / circle-shaped maze and remember that the second page of the PDF is the solution, so don’t peek! Holding a child’s visual attention can be a difficult thing. Their eyes and focus can drift often while learning, causing even the easiest of exercises to take days to complete (well maybe not days, but it can feel like …

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Alphabet Maze Worksheet – The Letter Y

Y is the letter of the day! Download our free, printable alphabet maze activity sheets. Mazes are not only fun for children but help to develop executive functioning processes. These decision-making processes include organizing, planning, time management skills, memory and strategizing, among others.

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Maze Worksheet – Ice Cream

Download our free, printable maze activity page – Ice Cream Cone Double Maze. Mazes advance a child’s fine motor control as well as their eye hand coordination. Having to stay within the thin bounds of the maze while simultaneously scanning ahead to find the solution can improve their patience and of course their handwriting skills.

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Digital Decoder Counting Worksheet

Download our digital decoder worksheet for counting practice. Decode the digital display by counting the dots in the spaces and coloring in the ones with matching amounts.

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Color by Numbers (pelican)

Color by numbers free printable PDF. Reveal the picture by coloring the numbered areas with the matching color. Color by numbers are a valuable exercise, not only because they are fun, but because they teach children to finish what they have started. With regular coloring pages the child really isn’t compelled to completion, they can skip from page to page …

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Color by Numbers (cow)

Color by numbers printable PDF. Reveal the picture by coloring the numbered areas with the matching color. Color by numbers pages not only reward the child with better fine motor skills but they are a great introduction to the use of symbols. Learning that one object can represent another and then using that information to solve a problem is a …