Projects for Parents and Kids Together
Many of these sites include projects you can print out and do "off-line".
Spider-Man in Amazing Adventures, jointly sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the U.S. Department of Education, is a language project that masquerades as a series of puzzles, "fill in the blank" stories, and games. It has different levels of difficulty and a door hanger cutout.
While the on-line version is no longer available, it has been complied into a 20 page Acrobat .pdf file you can download and print out.
Hunkins' experiments were designed by a cartoonist for inquiring minds. Using cartoon-like examples in topics like food and clothes and light and sound, families can make an edible candle, learn to use a watch as a compass, drawing water from a desert or making a rubberband, for instance. Simple but engaging.
Roots Web, a site designed to explore family trees and histories, is comprehensive and appropriate for many ages. The site offers several takes from census information to trees. Certainly,the site can answer the question "Where do I come from?"
Crafts, activities, music and more for kids and parents.
You'll need to scroll down past the site index links to view to the project contents. Annoying, but worth it.
One of the Disney web sites, this site includes easy-to-do crafts and projects using items usually already in the home.
Family Math has ideas to encourage your child to use the skills they have learned at school when at home, at the grocery store and while traveling!
Teachers can use these sites for fun in-class or homework projects.
If you find similar sites which contain high quality stuff, be sure to have your local library bookmark them. Then, families who do not have home computers can participate, too.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• LGBTQ Resources
• Parent Involvement
• Major US and North American Federal Organizations: Environment
• Interactive Sites for Parents and Kids
• Integrating Math and the Arts
• Space Exploration and Astrobiology