Easy Learning Activities

Good Ole Learning Activities
Things Every Parent Can Do
Parents, do you know what your children are learning?  Do you want to know? Use this list to learn with your children and you will know exactly what they know. Happy Learning!
1. Learn the state capitals…especially the state in which you live.

2. Complete a state/country profile (request Joyce Burges’ blank profile for countries and states)

3. Learn the 7 continents and complete a map of each one.

4. Learn the names of the Science Classifications and their meanings, i.e. biology the study of life…e-mail us to request Joyce Burges’s Science Classifications 

5. Learn the names of all of the Presidents of the United States…write interesting facts about each one 

6. Learn the names of artists and their famous works, i.e. Claude Monet, a French Impressionist, make sure to include African American Artists

7. Learn the names of the trees around your home 

8. Watch the birds that fly near your home, learn their names,  suggestion: build a birdhouse

9. Learn the names of the Master Composers: Mozart, Bach, Chopin, William Dawson, Scott Joplin, Beethoven, Duke Ellington, etc. Listen to classical music

10. Learn to complete crossword puzzles and hidden word puzzles (excellent road trip lessons…find specific grade levels for child)

11. Learn to play board games as a family: Monopoly, Candy Land, Scrabble

12. Learn the names of at least 10 American poets: Phyllis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson

13. Learn the names of at least 10 American authors and their works, Walter Dean Myers, Sharon Foster, Mildred Taylor, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, etc.

14. Read at least two Shakespeare works each year and select a saying from each one for example – “He wears the rose of youth upon him.” Antony & Cleopatra, Act 3…Scene X111

15. Learn the Preamble to the Constitution (Have younger children learn this as well. Memorization sharpens the mind of a child.)

16. Learn the Bill of Rights

17. Learn parts of the Constitution especially the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments

18. Learn to recite famous sayings and phrases (See books about Booker T. Washington, Maya Angelou)  
19. Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and memorize parts of his famous “I Have A Dream” speech

20. Memorize the Gettysburg Address… President Lincoln’s Speech 

21. Learn about mathematical concepts such as the names of the numbers in an addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems ( ex. addend plus addend equals sum)

22. Learn how to count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s, etc.
To request Joyce Burges' supplemental resources you may email us at contact@nbhe.net.

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