Christmas Kindness Idea for Kids

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and intentionally teaching students to be bucket fillers, not bucket dippers. But what if this December your students were stocking stuffers instead? Here’s a Christmas kindness idea for […]

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Fractured Fairy Tales Lesson

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love using The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone to teach the elements of a fairy tale. This book fits perfectly, especially when it comes to finding something in sets of three or seven. After reading the book, use these fractured […]

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Creative Writing Idea for Sentences

Teaching the parts of a sentence or types of sentences doesn’t have to be boring! Here’s a hands-on creative writing idea for sentences that has students use words from magazines to practice both skills. Materials old magazines scissors stick glue crayons or colored pencils writing template Directions The general directions for the activity are the […]

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Fall Writing Craftivity

Here’s a fall writing craftivity that’s fun and easy to make.  Hang them together to create an adorable bulletin board or hallway display! Materials construction paper (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown) tree template writing template stick glue scissors Directions Print the tree template on brown construction paper. Cut it out and glue it on […]

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Mummy Writing Template

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. Need a quick Halloween craft that’s educational to boot? Use my free mummy writing template to make the easiest, cutest mummies around.  Hang them together with the title, “Wrapped Up in Great Books!” for an adorable Halloween bulletin board.  Watch this […]

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Science Word Wall Ideas

I always incorporate a word wall into every science unit or theme we study. We call the science vocabulary “Wow Words”. I encourage my kids to use them when they write about a topic. These words make the reader say, “Wow, you know a lot about _______” or “Wow, I learned a lot about _______ […]

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S’mores Craft for Kids

Last summer we put in a small fire pit area in our backyard.  We love using it and almost every time we have a fire going we make S’mores.  As I added the ingredients to my recent grocery list, inspiration struck and this easy S’mores craft for kids was born! S’mores Writing Craft for Kids […]

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Reading Challenge for Kids

Whenever my son finishes a book he loves, I know the question he’ll ask me next: “Has the author written any other books?”  Most of the time the answer is yes. We add the author’s other books to our list and check them out on our next library trip.  He finds so many amazing books […]

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