10 Easy, Hands-On Dollar Store English Language Arts Activities

10 Easy, Hands-On Dollar Store English Language Arts Activities

Budget taken a beating?  Don’t have time for endless prep work?  Looking for low-cost hands-on ideas that will get your kids engaged and learning for less?  Look no further!  Here are ten easy hands-on English language arts activities – all using items you can find at your local dollar store!   1) Pipe cleaner letters.  Have your children bend pipe cleaners to make the target...

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Stamp Out Boredom in Your Writing Center – A Quick and Easy Kindergarten Writing Activity

Stamp Out Boredom in Your Writing Center – A Quick and Easy Kindergarten Writing Activity

Writing Center getting a little dull?  Looking for a new way to spice things up?  Try “stamp stories”.  Simply provide your students with some stamps (these could easily go along with your theme or the season) and let them build their picture and story around the stamp.  New theme/season?  New stamps and new stories!  Endlessly exciting and almost nothing to prep – just...

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Top Ten Ways to Use Magnetic Letters – Hands-On Kindergarten Reading and Writing Activities

Top Ten Ways to Use Magnetic Letters – Hands-On Kindergarten Reading and Writing Activities

Have a tub of magnetic letters in your classroom?  Looking for ideas for hands on learning?  Look no further!  Here are 10 easy and quick ways to use those letters with little to no prep required!   1) Sort magnetic letters by color.  Great for the beginning of the school year, or just for a quick review of colors at any time.  Want to extend the learning?  Create a graph showing the...

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