An enrichment program is a supplementary educational program designed to enhance students' academic experience and challenge them academically. It is not a replacement for the core curriculum, but rather an addition to it.
There are many different types of enrichment activities that can be used in an enrichment program. Some examples include: field trips, guest speakers, service learning projects, hands-on projects, and problem-solving exercises.
Academic Enrichment Activities to Engage Students
- Play boardgames
- Solve and create puzzles related to the content
- Play “Capture the Flag” to teach rules and strategy concepts
- Create “Story Quilts” to re-tell the key points of a novel or short story
- Arts and crafts that allow students to demonstrate understanding of concepts
- Enrichment clusters – this allows students to closely collaborate with a teacher on a project or to deeply discuss a topic