Looking for activities that will engage your students while taking advantage of their summer energy? Look no further! This week’s round-up is full of engaging hands-on-activities that your students are sure to love. We’re featuring 1st grade back-to-school activities, simple machines engineering units, money math center activities, and much more!

So many resources to choose from, half of which are FREE! 


Engineering Design Process
Engineering Design Process by Taryn Nicholson

It’s FREE!

“Guide students through each step of the Engineering Design Process: ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve, using this flip book. It will help your mini-scientists plan out their Project Based Learning activities.”

Simple Machines Unit (Bundle)
“Simple Machines Unit (Bundle)” by Taryn Nicholson

“Explore the basics of engineering and discover more about Simple Machines through hands-on activities and challenges for the inclined plane, lever, pulley, screw, wedge, and wheel & axle. Designed with multiple grade levels in mind, this resource provides a variety of activities, vocabulary, and lessons to fit the needs of your class.”

FREEBIE 2nd Grade Math Spiral Review
FREEBIE 2nd Grade Math Spiral Reviewby Thomas Teachable Moments

It’s FREE!

“Each 2nd grade math skill is reviewed multiple times over the course of 36 weeks and can be assessed at the end of the week with a coordinating assessment. The questions are rigorous and challenging. Spiral reviews ensure increased retention of skills. If you like it, consider purchasing the entire product!”

I Can Statements 2nd Grade TEKS All Subjects
I Can Statements 2nd Grade TEKS All Subjectsby Thomas Teachable Moments

“This product is a set of TEKS-based I Can statements that includes the Writing, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies TEKS listed on separate pages. Each page is in the form of an ‘I can…’ statement and completed with an illustration. Available for 1st through 4th grade!”

Time to the Hour and Half Hour First Grade Free Sample
Time to the Hour and Half Hour First Grade Free Sample by Robin Wilson First Grade Love

It’s FREE!

“Time to the Hour and Half Hour First Grade includes practice for time recognition at the hour and half hour segments! There are pages to practice drawing the arrows, posters, a game, and more!”

Back to School Activities First Grade
Back to School Activities First Grade by Robin Wilson First Grade Love

“In Back to School Activities First Grade, you will find fun games with students’ names, finding someone in the classroom, writing about your day, I Have Who Has 123, ABC, and more!”

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes Activities
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes Activities by Megan Joy

It’s FREE!

“These writing extensions accompany ‘The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes’ by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein, which is the perfect story for encouraging students to have a growth mindset and to view mistakes as an important part of the learning process!”

Money Math, Counting Coins, and Making Change Activities
Money Math, Counting Coins, and Making Change Activities by Megan Joy

“This resource strategically introduces students to money so they are able to identify coin and dollar values while applying this understanding to real life math problems.”

Primary Economics Free Sample
Primary Economics Free Sample by SOL Train Learning

It’s FREE!

“This is just a sample of our Economics Bundle. This sample will give your students a taste of economics as they complete these fun activities.”

Primary Economics Bundle- Community Helpers, Goods and Services Wants and Needs
Primary Economics Bundle- Community Helpers, Goods and Services Wants and Needs by SOL Train Learning

“This economics bundle includes Community Helpers and Money Activities, which were both in the TpT newsletter; additionally, Goods and Services and Wants and Needs will have your students singing and learning all about economics. Each economics bundle has lesson plans, songs, books, games, no-prep sheets and activities that build on each proceeding bundle.”

All About Me Craft
All About Me Craft by Poet Prints Teaching

It’s FREE!

“This is a great craft and writing lesson to get to know your students at any time of the year and help them to express preferences with a fun activity!”

Third Grade Math and Literacy No Prep Books - BUNDLE
Third Grade Math and Literacy No Prep Books – BUNDLE by Poet Prints Teaching

“No prep books are a great way to reinforce academic skills in a fun and seasonal way. They are great for early finishers, morning work, or any time you need a quick activity!”

Social skills story: Emotional Regulation
Social skills story: Emotional Regulation by SmartmouthSLP

It’s FREE!

“This original social language story and fun companion craftivity will help your students understand and implement social emotional regulation strategies!”

Social Skills Interactive Notebook
Social Skills Interactive Notebook by SmartmouthSLP

“This social skills interactive notebook has over 80 templates to address social emotional learning in a fun and creative way. These activities can help your students create their own personalized strategies and participate successfully in social emotional learning.”