November 14, 2022

Free Lesson Plans for School-Age Programs

The Learning Lamp, a Pennsylvania-based program that aims to give children, families, and schools greater options for improving academic achievement, is offering free curriculums for school-age program teachers.


The curriculum, Best Day Ever!, is designed by teachers for teachers. These easy-to-use, standards-aligned lesson plans are available at no cost and offer a turnkey solution for school-age programs for after school hours and days when children are off from school. Whether it’s a teacher in-service, scheduled holiday, or surprise snow day, the plans help teachers fill the day with fun, easy activities that reinforce learning.

Six full-day Kids’ Day Out plans are built around high-interest themes. They include a daily schedule and lots of hands-on activities using many items teachers already have in their supply closets. Ten free after school lesson plans are also available.

The Learning Lamp will offer 16 Best Day Ever! units for FREE through December 2022.

Access the Lesson Plans

You can access the free plans on the Learning Lamp’s website. Each themed unit features high-interest topics, engaging hands-on activities, and opportunities for children to practice concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).

All lessons are aligned with PA learning standards and can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of individual students. For more information about The Learning Lamp’s Best Day Ever! Fall 2022 Free Trial, call Christy at 814-262-0732 ext. 227.