Mayflower Craft Template

Moving Mayflower Craft for Kids #firstthanksgiving #thanksgivingcrafts

Paper plates and popsicle sticks create a moving Mayflower craft your students will love. It’s a great craft to do when learning about the Pilgrims or the first Thanksgiving.  Want to take the craft a step further?  Have students write a few sentences about the Mayflower or the Pilgrim’s journey on the back of the plate. […]

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Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Stuffed Paper Bag Turkey Craft for Kids

I’m just crazy about these little turkeys!  They’re so easy to make and almost mess-free.  You probably even already have all of the supplies lying around to make them.  These turkeys make an adorable bulletin board or classroom display.  They’d even look cute sitting on your table on Thanksgiving! Materials brown paper lunch sack 2-4 plastic […]

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Spider Craft Idea

Spider Craft Ideas | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Craft for Kids

Here’s a fun and easy spider craft idea to make this Halloween or during a spider unit: a spider necklace!  It only requires a few materials to make and kids will love wearing it. Materials: small metal bell (1 inch wide) black acrylic paint clear sealer (I use Mod Podge) paint brush yarn 2 googly […]

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Spider Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

Spider Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade | Spider Unit 1st Grade | Spider Activities for Kids

I recently shared a spider web scavenger hunt from day 3 of my spiders unit.  I thought I’d show you the rest of the week!  I’m taking a little bit of a different approach to this unit than what I’ve done in the past.  First, instead of reading a different book each day, I’m mainly […]

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Spider Videos for Kids

Spider Videos for Kids | Spider Activities | Spider Unit

I find that children are full of questions about spiders.  Their curious minds long to know more about these fuzzy, frightening creatures:  Is a spider a bug? How do they spin webs?  Do all spiders spin webs?  Well, I’ve compiled a list of spider videos for kids to answer some of their most common questions! […]

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Spider Web Scavenger Hunt

Spider Web Scavenger Hunt | Spider Activities for Kids | Types of Spider Webs

This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. When planning for my upcoming spider unit, I wondered just how many different types of spider webs I could find around my house.  I wanted to take pictures for students to see, so I went on a little spider web scavenger […]

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Apple Craft for Kids

Apple Crafts for Kids | Apple Activities for Kids | Apple Art Projects for Kids

Simple crafts sometimes turn out to be the cutest!  This adorable apple bell necklace from my APPLES unit doesn’t require a lot of time or materials.  It’s an easy apple craft for kids to make when studying apples this fall. They love wearing it because it jingles! Apple Craft for Kids: Apple Bell Necklace Supplies […]

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Egg Carton Math Games First Grade

Egg Carton Math Games for First Grade. Perfect for Math Centers!

Many elementary teachers use math centers in their classrooms.  They’re fun and engaging ways to review math concepts or extend instruction.  However, it’s often time consuming to put them together, and they usually only cover one math skill. Here’s an easy solution:  Make 22 math centers in a matter of minutes using something I’m pretty sure you have sitting […]

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Place Value Games for First Grade

Place Value Games 1st Grade

I love incorporating games into math as much as possible.  Who doesn’t love playing games, right?!  But the problem with games is that they often require quite a bit of prep work for us teachers.  I’ve been trying to come up with some that require little to no preparation to use.  I’m so excited to […]

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