We believe learning can be fun. We believe it can be something kids look forward to, and that they should have a place to explore ideas and share their discoveries with each other. It's in that spirit that this curriculum was created.
The activities on this site cover a wide range of subjects including science, literacy, culture, art, health, math, and engineering in ways that support what's learned during the school day. Most importantly, by promoting critical "21st century" skills like problem solving, communication, and working collaboratively with peers, we believe the activities, teaching techniques and resources of this curriculum can help prepare kids for life.
KIDS Afterschool is being used in every state in the United States and in over 100 countries (and counting!) around the world, by tens of thousands of educators reaching hundreds of thousands of children. Such a broad community gives us all an opportunity to communicate, share and learn from each other. So click the "Sign-Up" link at the top of the screen, join the community and start sharing by posting comments, questions and ideas. And most importantly - have fun!Learn more about the program
It is September, and in many parts of the world that means school is starting again after what was hopefully a wonderful summer. A new schoolyear means new beginnings, new students and new learning. Beyond the Chalkboard is a fantastic resource, especially at the beginning of the year. Most of the activities on this... (read more)Visit our blog
KIDS Afterschool activities are based on the philosophy that teaching children to talk together about learning experiences is as important as actually engaging in them. When kids talk about what they've done, they make sense of the experience in a way that's very different from simply doing it, which is why our activities follow a basic format: