Month: March 2017

Strawberry Counting Game

In a previous post, we used strawberry baskets for an art project. Well, now we are turning them into a simple, yet powerful math tool. This strawberry activity is a cute way to practice number recognition and counting skills. It…

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Easter Bunny and Egg Match-Up File Folder Game

I often use file folder games as teaching tools. Children love them, and they are cost effective and easy to make. File folder games are also extremely versatile and can be made to teach almost any concept. This particular game…

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3D Easter Collages

Art is always a hit with my kids, but especially 3D collages. They seem to inspire a higher level of creativity, allowing the children to build on, up, and around. In addition, 3D collages look amazing when displayed on bulletin…

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Graphing With Jellybeans

Not only is graphing with jellybeans a yummy way to spend some time, it’s also educational; there are so many learning concepts packed into this small activity. Obviously, the main is graphing. But graphing is just the umbrella that covers…

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St. Patrick’s Day Visual Discrimination Activity

Here is a St. Patrick’s Day activity (free printable) that will allow children to practice their visual discrimination skills. Opposed to comparing a small group of 3D objects, children must rely on their visual discrimination skills to identify differences and…

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Colored Shaving Cream Paint

Colored shaving cream is inexpensive, and can be used in a variety of ways. It also provides a nice change from using traditional paint. It can be easily made by adding a few drops of washable water color to shaving…

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Shamrock Collage Craft

Some type of shamrock craft is a must for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the classroom. This year, we made these shamrock collages. Collages are a great way for children to creatively express themselves, and a simple way for mothers…

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Patterning With Pattern Caps

Over the last 5 years, I have opened more squeeze pouch drinks for little ones than I care to remember. One afternoon, after lunch, I looked over at a colorful pile of caps sitting next to my classroom sink. There…

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