Fun activities for elementary-aged kids
Keep your kids learning while they have fun.
Activities for this age group are purely recommendations from an education specialist. You are the best judge of your child’s interests and skill levels so please do not feel confined to only these selections.
Snap to it! Swing by our virtual photo booth
Take a silly selfie or a sweet family pic to capture your very own (perfectly peculiar!) memory of the first-ever Amazon Virtual Kids Week.
This simple, low-mess project can be completed in minutes, and your kids will end up with a finished product that will keep them entertained all afternoon.
Pint-sized fans of “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” and the “Mother Bruce” series will gobble up this step-by-step drawing tutorial from the author himself.
The acclaimed Seattle-based chef and restaurateur teams up with his pal Michaela to whip up two different versions of a savory pastry that makes the perfect lunch.
Every shape, no matter what it is, is a character waiting to happen.
As you’ll see in this virtual tour of a warehouse, with Amazon’s human and robotic powers combined, we are building tomorrow’s technology together.
Calling all pint-size pancake lovers! Chef Tom Douglas and his helper Michaela are self-described “pancake professionals,” and they’re eager to share this recipe for the fluffiest flapjacks around.
What does shaving cream have to do with snail mail? You're about to find out.
You know those fancy birthday cakes that have perfectly shaped (and perfectly edible) flowers on top? It turns out, with just a few ingredients and a little handiwork, you can create your very own sugar flowers to decorate cupcakes, cakes, and other baked goodies.
This is where many of Amazon’s thousands of plants first put down roots. Inside the greenhouse building, pineapples, bizarre meat-eating plants, rare orchids, vanilla flowers, tropical pitcher plants, cinnamon trees, and tons of other plants all grow under one roof.
In a matter of minutes, you and your kiddos can make a super-squishy stress ball that’s just as good as—if not better than—any you could buy. But be warned: The finished product is so fun and relaxing to play with, you may not want to put it down.
See the many people and machines that help bring Amazon orders to your doorstep.
This quick and easy twist on a traditional pie will put dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.
This cookie’s so big, it’s practically a cake!
In this author read-along from the second book in the Candace series, be on the lookout for a very important lesson, but also for Candace’s special friend Harry the hamster. He’s hiding on every page—can you spot the cute little guy?
If you’re up for a fun, backyard DIY project, we’ve got just the thing for you. With just a handful of supplies and a little patience, you can create a pollinator garden. Before long, you’ll have butterflies and bees buzzing nearby, thankful for the natural environment you helped cultivate for them and other pollinators.
How do you feel about bugs? Whether you think they’re gross or totally great, you might already know that some bugs, called pests, spell trouble for plants when they munch on them. But as you’ll learn in this video, other insects are garden heroes that come flying to the rescue.
In this picture-book biography reading, you’ll learn why the famed female pilot “knew no bounds” when it came to hard work and ambition.
This biography about one of the greatest painters of all time reminds us that the more questions you ask, the more answers you’ll find.
Dorothy wants you to get out there and explore all the magic and science the world has to offer.
If you’re like most parents, you’re always on the lookout for at-home activities that empower your little ones to explore, create, develop new skills, and have plenty of fun in the process. This simple, low-mess project can be completed in minutes, and your kiddos will end up with a finished product that’ll keep ’em entertained all afternoon.
At the Woodland Park Zoo, some of their most famous residents are known as “ambassadors.” That’s because they star in the zoo’s educational programs, offering visitors a chance to get up close and personal with the remarkable animals.
If you didn’t know much about these marvelous marsupials before, you’ll be an opossum professional after watching this video.
Did you know that a fully grown rhinoceros can weigh up to 6,000 pounds? That’s about the weight of two cars!
With their gorgeous striped coats and powerfully large teeth, tigers are a regal sight to behold. Did you know that these wild cats can be trained to do special tricks? They’re happy to oblige, especially when there’s a spray bottle full of milk as a reward.
Follow the easy steps below to quickly make your own batch of slime with ingredients found around the house. You can also personalize your slime using glitter, washable paint, food coloring, confetti, and more! It’ll only take about five minutes, plus cleanup time
Packed full of protein and good-for-you ingredients, these tasty treats will be ready in less than an hour. (And we have a hunch it’ll take your family even less time than that to wolf down the entire batch.)
A bouncy, upbeat tune and a making-of documentary welcome you inside the sweet world of this animated show for preschool kids.
Self-published author Heather Burris encourages all little girls and boys—she calls them princesses and princes—to rock their crowns with confidence. As she notes, that’s really where true beauty lies.
Cloud Kingdom is under attack. Amazon Web Services hopes you’ll accept their mission to help shield the palace from danger.
Once upon a time, there was a princess who learned she could be anything she wanted to be. With determination and plenty of hard work, she created her own future, and lived happily ever after!
When Pete and his crew start singing, kids (and grown-ups, too!) can’t help but tap their toes and nod their heads along to the groovy tunes. Some of the people behind the musically driven series recorded a few songs that should sound familiar to all you Pete fans out there.