After School Learning and Fun for Kids!


I had a fun sewing project for kids planned for today, but that will post on another day because, although I have pictures, I spent my weekend enjoying having my parents in town instead of writing up a tutorial. They are on a grand retirement tour of children and grandchildren, so we only get to see them for a couple of days, but it’s been a great couple of days! Lily enjoyed playing duets with Grandma, Anna enjoyed reading with Grandpa, and all of the kids love running circles trying to keep Grandpa from catching them – just as I did with my dad’s dad when I was their age.


What after school learning and fun has your family been enjoying? There were lots of great activities linked up last week – here are some of my favorites:

Have an activity for elementary-school-aged kids? I hope you will share it in this week’s linky!

afterschool linky

The Educators’ Spin On ItBoy Mama Teacher Mama,
Mama Smiles, The Measured Mom, Planet Smarty Pants,
Relentlessly Fun  Deceptively Educational, This Reading Mama

Remember that by linking up you give the linky hosts permission to feature your post and to pin it to our After School Activities board on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing your after school learning and fun activities for kids!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

11 thoughts on “After School Learning and Fun for Kids!”

  1. What a blessing! I realize how fortunate I am to have both mine and my husband’s immediate families all here in the same city. No one moved away lol. Nothing so wonderful as spending time with family.

    1. That is really amazing! I’m grateful that we get to see my family at all, as spread out as it is – we are extremely lucky that I have two brothers living in California.

  2. jeannine: waddleeahchaa

    We are blessed because we live close to Grandma & Grandpa. My children spend time with them EVERY week. So happy they have the opportunity to build such a close bond and to learn from their Grandparents.

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