11 School Projects All Parents Can Get Excited About Helping With

1. The Classic Volcano!

Why you should get excited: Papier-mâché + explosions? Hands down the best science experiment ever to exist.

2. Egg Drop Competition!

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Why you should get excited: Because nothing screams “thrilling” like knowing your tissue paper and popsicle stick creation safely landed a delicate egg off of a building!

3. Historical Figure Presentation!

Why you should get excited: You have an excuse to dress up your kid, and have bragging rights that you have the cutest Abe Lincoln anyone has ever seen.

4. Family Tree Project!

Why you should get excited: Because you might find something out you never knew about your family!

5. Macaroni Art Piece!

Why you should get excited: It gives you an excuse to play with food, and you get to see how far your macaroni art skills have come along.

6. Valentine’s Day Class Gifts!

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Why you should get excited: Because young love is just so adorable (and you get to eat the leftover candy your kid doesn’t give away).

7. Book Report Diorama!

Why you should get excited: Rediscover books you loved as a kid, plus get down with your crafty self!

8. Marshmallow Molecule Project!

Why you should get excited: You get to eat marshmallows. Is there any other reason?

9. Pinewood Derby Race!

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Why you should get excited: Because when’s the next time you’ll get to help paint a basic piece of wood into a stunning racing machine?

10. Recorder Practice!

Why you should get excited: Because you get to go back to your “musical roots” and leave your kids in awe with your ability to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” like a boss.

11. Solar System Diorama!

Why you should get excited: Because it’s crafting at its finest, and it’s an inexpensive decoration for their room for years to come.

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