## Spider Videos for Kids

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! […]

## Spider Web Scavenger Hunt

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 […]

## Apple Craft 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 […]

## Egg Carton Math Games First Grade

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 […]

## Place Value Games for First 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 […]

## Compare and Contrast for 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 […]

## Polar Bear Paper Bag Book Craft

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. I love the idea of making books for students to record their learning.  When studying polar bears or Arctic animals, this easy-to-make polar bear paper bag book craft does just the trick! Materials 3 white paper lunch sacks stapler 3 two inch […]

## Easy Potato Stamped Reindeer Craft

Do you need an adorable Christmas craft but you’re short on time?  Make this easy potato stamped reindeer craft in just a few minutes! Materials: baking potato (cut in half lengthwise) baby carrot (yes, carrot!) 🙂 fork brown acrylic paint tan acrylic paint paintbrush white cardstock paper liquid glue large googly eyes large red pom […]

## How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Writing Activity

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. We’re in the holiday spirit around here since Christmas music is already on the radio.  My youngest is working on expository writing so I thought I’d make his assignment merry and bright this week.  He loved this “How to Decorate a Christmas […]

## 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 […]