Family Friendly Fantasy Football

Free, Fun, Educational... Football? What some may think is only for diehard fans or a way to gamble, is also a fun way to practice math, strategy, and social skills. What is fantasy football? Fantasy...

5 Things to Try This Weekend

Learning Liftoff's editors pick the top snacks, crafts, and other fun things to try this weekend, August 22-24.   The 2014-15 school year is upon us, which means it’s time to work with your child to set...

10 Writing Prompts for Kids

Many students love to write, but sometimes they need a little structure when it comes to their ideas. Using a writing prompt can be a great way to jump start your student's creativity and get them writing in...

Memorial Day Lessons for Kids

For many students, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer fun, pools opening and an extra day off from school. Why not set aside some of that time as an opportunity to teach the true meaning of the...

A Week of Pi, Day 3: Pi Day Activities

We've talked about what pi is, and have seen some Pi Day contests you can enter or create. Now for some Pi Day activities you can do. All the sites linked below have excellent lists of activities for...

Create the Winter Olympics at Home

The Winter Olympics are in full swing right now, and everyone is talking about them. But why just watch the events when you can create your own? Here are some home-style Olympics or Home-lympics (patent...

Math Activity Ideas for Holidays

Why not have some holiday fun with math? I know I just used fun and math in the same sentence, but stick with me!  Try some of these activities with your family: Have students help measure ingredients to...