Teachers and parents, are you looking for fun supplemental activities to get your kids excited about learning and exploring?!? Help your students and/or kids become National Park Service WebRangers!! This is one of the many free resources that the National Park Service offers that can help your kids further explore what they’ve been learning about in class and learn something new.
To start visit www.nps.gov/webrangers. Take a few minutes to help your kid(s) set up their own personal site. It will look like this:
They can personalize almost every detail in the office! You can change your office view, your furniture, and the poster behind the desk for starters.
Now for the good stuff. Click on the “To Do” list on the desk. A list of activities will appear for your kid(s) to work on.
Or you can click on the “Find Activities” link on the side to find specific categories. Categories include: people, history, nature, animals, science, parks, and puzzles. You can even search for key words if you’re trying to cover a specific topic.
Students collect a virtual patch for each activity that they complete and a special item for their bookshelf when they complete all of the activities for a category. This is a great motivational piece as students work to earn new patches and fill up their shelf!
Even better, though, is the tangible reward that they can earn after completing 45 activities, 15 each from the easy, medium, and hard levels. Students will receive their very own WebRanger badge in the mail with a letter from the Department of the Interior. We were excited about the badge, but the official letter takes it to a whole new level!