Easter Writing Paper

I grow restless every February.  By this time of year, I’ve had my feel of cold, gray days and snow.  I can’t wait for spring to be here fast enough!  Since spring has been on my mind, I decided to start creating some resources for these much awaited warmer months.  I hope you love this […]

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Penguin STEM Activities

Two fun penguin STEM activities for kids: penguin belly slides and tobogganing races #penguins #penguinskids #winteractivitiesforkids #stem

Penguins love to toboggan, or slide, on their bellies.  It’s faster and not to mention more fun than waddling along the ice all day.  Here are two penguin STEM activities about tobogganing to get your students creating and building this winter. They’re perfect for young learners just getting started with STEM. Both STEM challenges use […]

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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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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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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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Compare and Contrast for First Grade

Compare and Contrast Activities | Compare and Contrast First Grade

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. During our recent polar bear unit, I came across the most adorable book called Polar Opposites. It’s an amusing story about how Alex the polar bear and Zina the penguin are complete opposites, yet are able to be friends and enjoy a […]

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Paper Bag Turkey Craft

This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love seeing all the cute turkey crafts pop up in my Pinterest feed this time of year.  Handprint turkeys, footprint turkeys, paper plate turkeys, turkey hats…there’s just so many ways to make an adorable turkey!  My kids are a bit too […]

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Parts of a Pumpkin Free Printable

Free printable templates to create this engaging parts of a pumpkin craft. A great addition to any pumpkin unit!

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. Falling leaves and a chill in the air mean it’s the perfect time to study pumpkins!  I’m excited to share with you this parts of a pumpkin free printable from my latest unit. We begin by doing a pumpkin investigation.  We […]

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