## Weather Math Activities

I love using counters and manipulatives in math that tie in with other units of study. If you’re studying weather, these light blue-dyed pumpkin seeds make the cutest little raindrops! These raindrops are perfect to use for counting, addition, subtraction, measuring, and other weather math activities this spring. Dyed Pumpkin Seed Raindrops Materials pumpkin seeds […]

## Adding and Subtracting on a Number Line

Last month when we were at the beach, we saw a few dolphins swimming off in the ocean. One of us would spot them and exclaim, and then the rest of us would anxiously watch a little further to the right or left to see if we could catch of glimpse of them when they […]

## Addition and Subtraction Math Game

Lights Out is fun addition and subtraction math game you can rotate as a math center all year long. It’s part of my light and sound unit for kindergarten and first grade. Students may play with a partner or in a small group. I’ll even give you some ideas for how you can use the […]

## Greater Than Less Than Lessons for First Grade

Comparing numbers in K/1 using the greater than, less than symbols can be challenging!  Young students often confuse the symbols and struggle with the concept.  These three Greater Than, Less Than lessons for kindergarten and first grade will help you teach your students how to confidently compare numbers. Use these lesson ideas with your […]

## Fun Greater Than Less Than Activities

Comparing numbers doesn’t have to be boring.  Here are five fun greater than less than activities your kids will love.  They make easy, low-prep math centers, too! Greater Than Less Than Stamp Do you have an alphabet stamp set?  If you have one with a letter “v” that isn’t too fancy, use it as a […]

## 2D Shape Videos for Kindergarten

We recently finished up a review of 2D shapes.  I spent a bit of time searching YouTube for shape videos to use in our lessons. Thankfully, I found quite a few!  The videos below are my favorite.  I love sharing them with you because I hope to save you the time of searching for them […]

## 2D Shapes Activities for Kindergarten

This post contains affiliate links of products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. One day in math recently it became very clear to me that we needed to brush up on 2D shapes.  Circles, triangles, and some of the easier shapes were no problem. However, shapes like a pentagon, hexagon, trapezoid and others that […]

## 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 […]

## Number Sight Words

This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend.  Read my full disclosure statement. Very early on in our math curriculum I knew my kids were going to need to know their number sight words pretty quickly. They were required to read and write numbers in words right off the bat and that’s hard to […]