Tear Art Jack-o’-Lanterns

Tear Art Jack-o’-Lanterns

The days are growing shorter once again and the leaves are beginning to turn.  Fall is in the air, which means Halloween is right around the corner.  Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to us from Kindergarten teacher and CKA Board Member, Kimberly DeMille.  Her tear art jack-o’-lanterns are great for building fine motor skills while also getting your class in a Halloween...

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Rainbows Go 3D

Rainbows Go 3D

Rainbows go 3-dimensional in this week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip.  The best part?  Not only does this art activity encourage creativity and spatial skills but it’s quick and easy to prepare as well.  Grab some colored paper – these were done with 1″ strips from 9×12″ construction paper – and cut it into strips.  That’s it!  Even using glue sticks,...

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An Egg-citing, Hands-on Math Activity

Download (PDF, 251KB)Spring is in the air, and we can all feel that count down to some well-deserved time off!  CKA Treasurer and Board Member, Heather Morrow shared this fun, hands-on way to keep little fingers actively engaged, even with spring fever going around. You’ll need this blackline master, and you’ll probably want to photocopy it onto either construction paper or tag....

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Valentine’s Day Sight Words

Valentine’s Day Sight Words

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d share this quick, easy sight word activity.  All you’ll need is some chalk (preferably colored, but plain white will work just fine), some 8.5′”x11″ construction paper, some Q-tips and some paint.  Best of all?  Your prep is super simple.  Just cut your paper in half and write the sight words...

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It’s Raining…Hearts!

It’s Raining…Hearts!

Love is in the air…  And while all you need may be love, it also helps to have some great activities, songs and books.  :)  Get ready for a fun kindergarten Valentine’s Day with these easy ideas! First, let’s set the mood with some great books: The Day It Rained Hearts is a sweet story from the illustrator of  the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series – Felicia...

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Practice Letters with Pin Art

Practice Letters with Pin Art

Here’s an easy way to practice letters and improve fine motor skills, too.  Plus – pin art is super fun, so it’s win-win!  The best part?  It’s super easy to prepare and a great independent center – perfect for times when you have testing to do, or you want to pull a small group. So, what’s this “pin art” business about anyhow, you say?...

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