You'll find this rich and ready resource to be a complete and creative collection of after-school activities that engage kids in learning and having fun at the same time. This valuable resource is packed cover-to-cover with inviting, kid-friendly games, arts and crafts, science projects, environmental lessons and more. Every activity comes with step-by-step directions and complete guidance for getting the most out of each lesson. All activities are readily adaptable to a variety of situations and skill levels. An ideal resource for every after-school or other out-of-school venue. The activities help all children to: • cultivate self-awareness and positive self-esteem • learn to value family and community connections and develop a sense of belonging • work collaboratively, with consideration for others • focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing - important aspects of literacy and communication • develop effective problem-solving and decision-making skills • engage their feelings of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.