Month: May 2017

Garden Felt Board Activity

Children love to use the flannel board, and I give them that opportunity as often as I can. This table top board is perfect for a small group. I like to gather two or three children and have them work…

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Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy Activities

Let’s get buzzy with some bug and insect activities! This Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy pack contains 17 worksheets and 8 centers that are sure to engage your learners while strengthening the following skills: – Patterning – Counting –…

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The Carrot Seed Carrot Craft

The children’s book The Carrot Seed is a simple classic that teaches perseverance, and the method of planting a seed and helping it grow. This delightful story, which was first published in 1945, has never been out of print. The…

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Free Bugs and Insects Count and Clip Cards

These count and clip cards are a fun way for children to improve their number sense. They encompass many math skills and concepts: number recognition, number quantity, one-to-one correspondence, counting, and set recognition. Added bonus: they also make a fantastic…

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Bugs and Flowers Sensory Bin

Last week Zoey wrote about her garden sensory bin. I thought it was completely amazing, and could not wait to come up with my own variation. This bin uses the same base (brown colored rice) which looks exactly like mulch….

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Owl Babies Art Activities

My first year of teaching I discovered a wonderful book, Owl Babies, written by Martin Waddell, and beautifully illustrated by Patrick Benson. Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother missing. “Where’s mommy?” they wonder. Exactly where mommy…

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Mother’s Day Craft for Kids

Many of the children in my classroom have mothers who are very crafty; they love to scrapbook and paint. So this year I decided to have my students make decorative craft cans for Mother’s Day. In preparation, I covered the…

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Mother’s Day Gift Bag Craft

I always like the children to make their own wrapping for their Mother’s Day gifts. I have found that paper bags, when decorated, make the perfect gift wrap. The flowers on our bags are paper cupcake liners that have been…

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