Enrichment Activities and Resources Provided by the Gifted and Talented Department

The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education, KAGE, has created a document with virtual gifted and talented support materials for all areas of selection and identification.  You will find the link at the bottom of this document.  

Kindergarten

Content Area for Kindergarten

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Reading -  Share a Book

Math - Numbers

Science - Seasons

Social Studies - My Family

Reading:  Using items found around your home, make a mobile of things that have the same beginning letter sound or make a mobile of items with the same ending sound.

Make a set of cards where one card is a letter and the other card is a picture of something that starts with that letter.  Play concentration or a version of “Old Maid”.  The person with the most pairs wins.  

Math: Make a set of cards with the word form, number form, and expanded form.  Play a game of concentration with your cards.  

Science: Make a collage of  the four different seasons.  

Make a poster of your favorite season.  

Social Studies: Make a card for members of your family.  Be sure to include something unique about the person on each card.

Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

Grade 1

Content Area for Grade 1

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Reading - Book Challenge

Math - Place Value

Science - The Night Sky

Social Studies - Citizenship

Reading: Challenge yourself to read more books than a friend or family member.  

Turn your book into a comic strip with at least 6 panes.  Make sure your comic strip shows the characters, setting, events, problem, and solution.  

Math: Investigate the Egyptian number system.

Investigate the Roman numeral system and find ways this system is still in use today.  

Science: Observe the night sky each evening. Draw a picture of what you see each evening.  Compare your drawings.  What differences do you notice?  

Create a brochure on the moon.  

Social Studies:  Write a book on good citizenship.

Create a collage of people showing good citizenship.

Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

Grade 2

Content Area for Grade 2

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Reading - read your favorite books and new books

Math - Numbers in Society 

Science - Ecosystems

Social Studies - Civic Leaders

Reading: Create a new book cover for a book.  How is your cover different from the published cover? Why did you make these changes?  Will your cover sell more books than the published cover?

Challenge yourself to read more books than a friend or family member.

Math: Research numbers in other languages.  Compare and contrast these numbers with the English number system.  

Investigate the Egyptian number system.

Investigate the Roman numeral system and find ways this system is still in use today.  

Science: Research an ecosystem.  Create a brochure on an ecosystem. Be sure to include information on plants, animals, climate, and the landscape of your ecosystem.  

Social Studies:Create a set of trading cards for elected officials in our state and local government.  Be sure to include what the duties of each position entails and how to contact each person.

Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

Grade 3

Content Area for Grade 3

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Reading - Fables

Math - Place Value

Science - Life Cycles

Social Studies - Kentucky Historical Sites

Reading:  Fables are fictional stories with two specific elements.  The first element is that animals, plants, or objects are story characters and act human-like (personification).  The second element is that the story teaches a lesson to the reader.  Use the computer to access and read different fables.  After reading several fables, create your own fable using the two elements (personification and teaching a lesson).

Math: The ones place has decided it doesn’t want to be a place value anymore.  Write various newspaper articles explaining how this will affect the number system. Some suggestions are, how the tens place feels about the change,the perspective from individual numbers, or how the place value system has changed.  

Science:  Choose a plant or animal and create a poster on the life cycle of your plant or animal.  Write lyrics to a song about the life cycle.  Be sure to include vocabulary such as, metamorphosis, larvae, chrysalis, germination, seedling, and life cycle on your poster and in your song.  Include information on how each season affects the stages of the life cycle.  

Social Studies: Research a well-known historical site in Kentucky. Create a museum for this site.  Be sure to include a timeline from the beginning of the historical significance to now which shows changes to the site over time.

Library of Congress: Aesop Fables

Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

The Daily Set Puzzle  A daily math challenge

Grade 4

Content Area for Grade 4

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Reading - Fiction

Math - Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Science - Rocks and Minerals

Social Studies - Regions

Reading:  The Book Hall of Fame is taking nominations for the best book ever written.  Design a Powerpoint to submit a book for this honor.  Describe your book in detail and why it deserves the honor.

Math:  Design a picture dictionary of fractions, decimals and percents in the real world.  Your dictionary should have at least 15 entries.

Science:  Make a set of trading cards for different igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.

Social Studies:  Make a poster of the United States showing the different physical regions.  Be sure to include specific features of each region.  Select one of these regions and create a 3-D model of it.  

Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

Science Spot Kid Zone

Grade 5

Content Area for Grade 5

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Reading:  Biographies

Math:  Order of Operations

Science:  Earth Science

Social Studies - Civil War

Reading:  Write a letter to send to a famous person asking about his or her life and how his or her accomplishments have impacted society.  Research the famous person before composing the letter so your questions are relevant.  If the person is still alive, send him or her your letter to see if you receive a response.

Math:  You have been given the goal number of 7.  Brainstorm at least 10 different operation sequences using all of the functions of the order of operations to achieve your goal number.  Use a poster to show the different ways you achieved your goal.

Science:  Create a graphic novel about a superhero who gets his/her superpowers from one of the layers of the Earth.  Include illustrations and be creative!

Build a model that could be used to demonstrate the properties of each layer of the Earth.  

Social Studies:  Create a board game that takes players through the events leading up to the Civil War, the major encounters during the war, and at least two effects after the war.

Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

Science Spot Kid Zone

Grade 6

Content Area for Grade 6

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Reading:  Plot

Math:  Circles

Science:  Ecosystems

Social Studies:  The American Revolution

Reading:  Rising Action has decided that it contributes the most to the development of a plot in a story.  Write a play in which the different elements agree or disagree with Rising Action.  Be sure the plot of the play is well-developed.

Math:  There is a special relationship between the diameter and the circumference of a circle.  Design a measuring activity that allows you to figure out this relationship.  You should test at least 10 objects to confirm your results.

Science:  Make an ecosystem board game in which players move through your ecosystem, beginning at the lowest level of organization and encountering both biotic and abiotic factors and examples of interdependence and biodiversity within the ecosystem.

Social Studies:  Design a three-dimensional timeline with the significant events of the American Revolution.

Draw a cause and effect mind map that focuses on the different causes of the American Revolution and the effects of each.

 Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

Science Spot Kid Zone

TED Talks By Kids under 20

Grade 7

Content Area for Grade 7

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Reading-Identifying Bias

Math - Pythagorean Theorem

Science - Human Interactions with the Environment

Social Studies - Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Reading:  Make a mind map to show the ways what we read, write, and observe can be biased.  Include examples of specific words in your mind map.

Math:  You have decided to climb the Diamond Head Summit Trail.  Write a newspaper article that shares your research about the trail and calculations for the horizontal distance of your hike to the nearest meter.

Science:  Consider how students your age impact the environment.  Do most have a positive or negative impact?  Record an educational video (using the Ted Talks format) to help convince others to impact the environment in a positive way.

Social Studies:  Consider the issues and motivations surrounding Gibbons v Ogden and McCulloch v Maryland.  Investigate at least three other Supreme Court cases with the same motivations.  Design a scrapbook to share the issues and significance of these cases.

 Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

Science Spot Kid Zone

TED Talks By Kids under 20

Diamond Head Summit Trail

Grade 8

Content Area for Grade 8

Suggested Activities

Additional Online Activities

Grade 8

Reading-Identifying Bias

Math - Pythagorean Theorem

Science - Human Interaction with the Environment

Social Studies - Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Reading:  Assemble a playlist of songs that you feel express different types of bias.  Include a brief description of the types of bias each song expresses.

Math:  Prepare a social media profile for the Pythagorean theorem. Consider other inanimate objects might want to be friends as well as the types of unique interactions they might have.  Be creative!

Science:  Consider how students your age impact the environment.  Do most have a positive or negative impact?  Record an educational video (using the Ted Talks format) to help convince others to impact the environment in a positive way.

Social Studies:  Identify a landmark Supreme Court case that although not included in social studies textbooks has impacted our society today.  Prepare a persuasive speech to convince others it should be included in social studies materials.

 Hoagies Gifted Education

Khan Academy Resources

Mensa for Kids

Math Is Fun

Science Spot Kid Zone

TED Talks By Kids under

Activities and enrichment opportunities compiled by KAGE:

KAGE Virtual Enrichment Opportunities