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Sunday, July 15, 2018

It's National Ice Cream Month!

Ready to celebrate National Ice Cream Month with some fun activities? Start with a how-to make ice cream video:

Crank handle ice cream bucket:

Electric ice cream bucket:

Alternative methods:

Add your own stories about ice cream making or trips to get ice cream then let students' write or storytell personal narratives--be sure to share! 

Finally, use the below activities to celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

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Have fun celebrating National Ice Cream Month!
Beth, Educator Helper

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Summertime Fun

We are halfway through summer break, so looking for fun things to do? Active learning packets are fun and educational! Take a look at all the fun activities Educator Helper has to offer.

Start off by making board games based on books or movies:

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For younger learners, try a camping adventure with Wacky Wayne:

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Whether looking indoor or outdoor learning activities, Educator Helper has you covered!

Have a great summer break!
Beth, Educator Helper

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Freebies for Fourth of July

Whatever your plans are for the Fourth of July, make it a memorable holiday by celebrating our nation's freedom in style!

One of the nation's best fireworks display is in Washington, D.C. 

If a smaller venue is desired, there are many urban and rural places that offer community fireworks displays. Click here to find a fireworks display near you.

This year rain is a possibility for the Fourth of July, so if stuck indoors turn on the television to see this year's Washington, D.C. fireworks display. Then, print out the activities and coloring sheets below to engage young ones in this year's Fourth of July celebrations:

To purchase more Fourth of July handouts, click here or browse previous posts. 

However you celebrate the nation's day of independence, take time to give thanks for democracy and freedom enjoyed in the United States of America.

Happy Fourth of July!
Beth, Educator Helper 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cost Free Summer Vacation Planning

What are your summer travel plans? Ready to hit the road with family and friends? 

There are lots of fun ways to vacation that do not involve travel or travel funds. Try day trips to local points of interest in your area. Your Chamber of Commerce is a great place to pick up free brochures and coupons. Let children explore the list of America's Chamber of Commerce to get acquainted with cities and towns.

Also, try libraries and be sure to ask librarians for suggestions. Local libraries offer summer programs for kids of all ages, and programs are free. Review a list of libraries throughout the United States by clicking here.

Another great free summer option is vacation bible schools. Regardless of your religious or non-religious affiliation, vacation bible schools provide a break from boredom and offer kids safe places to grow and learn. Let's kids explore VBS HQ, a compilation website, to find the perfect vacation bible school.

Want to take a vacation and never leave the house? Visit national parks at to watch live webcams, view maps, and experience our country's beautiful landscape without ever leaving your home! Use the following handouts to complete your national parks visit:

Get full packet here! See previous posts for more free national parks handouts!

Remember, summer vacation time does not have to be costly. Include kids in vacation planning and make use of free local resources to enjoy a fun, inexpensive summer break! 

Happy Summer Break!
Beth, Educator Helper

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Road Trippin' for Father's Day

Road trippin' with Dad for Father's Day? 

It's a great time to hit the road with Dad and visit one or more of America's national parks

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Make the most of a road trip... Learn more about one another then complete the below infograph:

However you decide to spend Father's Day, enjoy your time together!

Happy Father's Day!
Beth, Educator Helper

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Juneteenth: The End of Slavery in the U.S.

What is Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day/Freedom Day? Take time to learn and teach the holiday that celebrated the end of slavery in the United States by using the video below:


For younger students, try the cartoon video below:


Juneteenth is celebrated as a holiday in Texas. There are parades, parties, theater productions, and more... 

Learn more about Juneteenth through comic books with opportunities to retell history:

Want to learn more about Juneteenth and Galveston? View more lessons and activities at my TpT Educator Helper storefront:

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