Handprint Witch Craft for Kids to Make - Crafty Morning
Learn how to make a handprint witch craft for kids! All you need is paint, paper, and a black sharpie to make this fun Halloween art project.
This Q-Tip Skeleton is an easy and inexpensive Halloween kids craft. This would be a great activity for preschoolers to add some spooky to the holiday!
I combined the sweet frog idea from makinglearningfun to create a container with the Kaboom addidition game from Teacher Tipsters to create my "Don't Get Zapped!" Game... Our local Taget Dollar Spot has plastic jumbo craft sticks 30 for a dollar. (But you could just as easily use the wooden jumbo craft sticks.) I created labels to cut apart and attach to the one end of the craft stick. The kids pull out a stick and either solve the problem to keep it or follow the direction on the…
Grow a Word Family Flower Activity for Kids
Word families are traditionally explained by using a house diagram, but this grow a word family flower is the perfect way to bring Spring (and fun!)indoors!
Last week our class was immersed in plants. Lots and LOTS of plants!! We started the week tapping into our schema about plants and learning lots of new info. And then we moved right into diagrams and labels….and tree maps, too! I created this same anchor chart last year and used it again …
Thankful Turkey Box Tutorial
This thankful turkey box is a fun and simple activity for the whole family to express their gratitude for Thanksgiving.
Kindergarten or Beginning First Grade Review Math Sheets
This is a great group of math review sheet for kindergarten students or as beginning first graders. There are 32 sheets that focus on numbers 0-20, color words and number words. The sheets are great for morning work, skill assessment, whole group review, homework, etc.. Skills included: Counting...
The Little White Owl and a Freebie!
The Little White Owl is all about friendship and accepting the differences in people (owls, too!) We created a chart by describing what good friends do… Great Book Found Here The owls below are by some teacher friends of mine…cute, right? I love that they used scrapbook paper and newspaper to create the artwork. One interesting idea would be to take your scrapbook paper and
Word of the Week Freebie
For the upcoming school year I would like to revamp our Daily 5 “Word Work” options. Last year during that rotation our students completed worksheets on previously taught grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. I want to take less of a “drill and kill” approach for this year. I am working on a few different ideas.…
A Look into Writer's Workshop
Here's a look into our Writer's Workshop... At the beginning of the year we looked at different forms of writing and why writer's write. I showed examples of writing I've completed but also used kid's work. I found this cute poster at The First Grade Parade and had to make one! We've spent time going over expectations and what our workshop will look like. Students learned where to find materials and what to do when they think they're done. They have worked on adding to their pictures, adding…
Jack O’Lantern Addition/Subtraction Sorting
I bought these darling little jack o’lanterns at Wal-Mart YEARS ago when I first started teaching Kindergarten. I used to have the kids do ...
Gratitude Turkey 2012 - Thanksgiving Tradition
It's that time of year again! Time for our traditional Gratitude Turkey! We started it during Family Home Evening this week as we talked about what it means to be grateful. It's also a perfect activity to go with our "Turkey" Preschool theme for the week. **We've done this Thanksgiving tradition for the past few years. Here are links to the ones we've posted in the past: 2010: 2011: Here's how we made this year's Turkey: Using a piece of brown scrapbook paper (ours was polka-dotted), cut out…
Number pebbles for counting and addition maths activities - The Imagination Tree
Create some simple number pebbles to make a lovely, natural play resource to add to the counting and maths manipulatives at home or school. Perfect for counting, ordering, addition and subtraction activities, as well as being freely available and encouraging play with a range of natural objects. Welcome to another in our ongoing series of...Read More »