Here you will find links from art to zoo!
NEW! We recently had a suggestion to add a link to Birthday Confectionery Crafts (confectionery is another word for candy). It was suggested by the kids of Colonial Academy (if you go to the Colonial Academy site you'll find many useful links there, too).
Links from A to Z:
- Art. Visit The Athenaeum and browse more than 150,000 works of art.
- Boys. Boys Read and Guys Read are two places that have lists of books that boys like to read.
- Cooking. Kids Cooking Activities has activities and recipes. First Lady Michelle Obama conducts a yearly kids' lunchtime challenge. Recipes from past challenges can be found in the online cookbook, The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook: 54 Winning Recipes from America's Junior Chefs.
- Danger. National Geographic photos of 60 dangerous and deadly animals!
- Electricity. Electricity for Kids--fun experiments, free games, cool projects, and more.
- Ferris Wheel. Ferris Wheel history is found here. Ride the Giant Sky Wheel at nearby Canobie Lake Park.
- Girls. A Mighty Girl: Best of A Mighty Girl features lists of great books starring girls.
- Hands. Hands are for making things. They're also for speaking to people who are hearing impaired. Learn American Sign Language by watching videos! Don't forget that Windham Helping Hands works to provide school supplies and holiday gifts for those who may be in need of assistance.
- Ice Cream. Make your own ice cream using a large plastic bag, click here to find out how. And, if you like your ice cream on a cone, The Great Idea Finder will tell you everything you would ever want to know about ice cream cones!
- Juggling. Practice, practice, practice!
- Keyboarding. It's a skill everyone should know--learn to type at typingweb.
- Library. Library Dogs explains all about dogs that visit libraries to help kids practice their reading! A Quick Guide to Library Cats lists, with pictures, cats who live in libraries!
- Music. A History of Music for Kids--with lots of videos!
- Nonsense. Edward Lear was the king of nonsense. He wrote many books of nonsense rhymes for children, including The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses.
- Oscar the Grouch. Oscar would be happy to learn that you can make trash crafts!
- Pets. The ASPCA presents a simple introduction to the care of pets--cats, dogs, and other small animals.
- Queens & Kings. There is something fascinating about queens, kings, princes, princesses. Kings and Queens of England lists every British leader from 757 through to Queen Elizabeth II who rules today. You can see what life was like for Elizabeth as a princess.
- Rocks and Minerals. They're all around us, so why not learn more about them? Online sites for kids include Kids Love Rocks, Mineralogy4Kids, One Geology, and Science Kids.
- Scouting. Kids in Windham can join the Boys Scouts or the Girl Scouts. Boy Scouts in NH are part of the Daniel Webster Council. Girl Scouts in NH and Vermont are part of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.
- Technology. FIRST: Sport for the Mind shows kids that science, technology, and problem-solving are fun and rewarding.
- Umbrellas. Discover more than you ever wanted to know about Umbrella History!
- Vehicles. Trains and firetrucks and tanks and more. Did you know there are museums not far from Windham that have collections of vehicles? Here are a few: Hartmann Model R.R. & Toy Museum; Boston Fire Museum; Wright Museum of World War II History; Larz Anderson Auto Museum.
- Weather. The up-to-the-minute weather forecast for Windham can be found at WeatherBug. Information about the climate, which is different than the weather, can be found at NOAA Climate.
- X-Rays. X-Rays have been used for a hundred years to help doctors repair broken bones. A man from The Netherlands, Arie van 't Riet, was a scientist who studied radiation. He is now using X-Rays to create art and to reveal the insides of some surprising creatures!
- Yellow (and other colors). Learn about Color! with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Older kids may enjoy Pigments through the Ages, which is a history of color and how humans use it.
- Zoo. San Diego (California) Zoo is a fabulous place to visit. It also has a great site with tons of information about animals. Catch some animal action through live cams and videos that let you watch animals from the comfort of your own home!
If you have a site you would like to recommend to Windham kids, send a link here.