We have some of the best educational games around for learning and enrichment--and quick history lessons, too!
The first pencil with an eraser top was patented on March 30, 1858, by Hymen Lipman. But today, many people write and correct their words with a different device.
To find out what it is, follow each step below. Write the letters that result from each step in the blanks. Be sure to work with a pencil and an eraser in case you need to change an answer!
1. Discuss the pros and cons of using a regular pencil vs. a mechanical pencil. List instances of when one is better to use than the other.
2. Research any of these topics:
Come to Your Senses! Early learners can find 10 words in a word search, then complete a short matching exercise, all about the five senses
Animal Safari - Find 18 three-letter animal names hidden in a word search puzzle. But there's a catch: The word list is not provided. Kids can play with a partner, or on their own to see who can be the first to find all the words.
A State by Any Other Name Each clue is the nickname for one of the 50 states in the U.S. You supply the state that matches! Even if you know only a few answers at first, you should be able to complete this interesting crossword puzzle!
Saxophone Spelling - Partners compete to see who can complete the diagram first, and who can spell the most words using the letters in SAXOPHONE. Musical history lesson and extension activity included!
Quick Draw - Free Reading Game: Kids must follow directions and draw simple objects correctly. Accurate reading comprehension is a must! Students can add additional directions, making this a game to reuse throughout the school year.
Science Crossword Puzzles Try out this astronomy crossword that features facts and terms about our Solar System. You could say this crossword is out of this world!
Math Crossword Puzzle If you're good with addition and subtraction facts, this puzzle will be a breeze! You'll also have to know how to spell the number words correctly.
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