Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

Looking for some quick and easy Valentine’s Day activities?  Looking for some hands on learning ideas I headed to my favorite teacher store.  Dollar Tree.  ;)  A quick survey of the front aisles and I came away with these goodies… …and a whole bunch of ideas for lots of fun, super easy activities!  First up – I couldn’t wait to play with these pretty gems....

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Personalized Magnet Boards Make Learning Letters and Numbers Fun!

Personalized Magnet Boards Make Learning Letters and Numbers Fun!

The end of January is fast approaching.  Do you still have some students who are struggling with letter and/or number recognition? Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is here to help!  First Grade teacher Julie McGreevy shares this easy and simple to personalize idea with us. You’ll want to make the dollar store or a thrift store your first stop – they carry cookie sheets.  Then,...

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One, Two, Tree! Easy Seasonal Kindergarten Counting Game

One, Two, Tree!  Easy Seasonal Kindergarten Counting Game

December is in full swing and the count down to Winter Break is ON!  The days may technically be getting shorter but they sure can feel longer!  Here’s a super easy math center idea to the rescue.  Debra Weller, TK teacher and CKA Co-President shares this adorable game with us.  In her words, “Cut out trees, add dice and pom poms= an instant counting game.” Easy peasy,...

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Frosty the Sight Words (or Numbers, or Letters)

Frosty the Sight Words (or Numbers, or Letters)

The weather outside may be delightful, but you can still add a touch of frost to your sight words.  Now, many of you may have added a wintery touch to drawings with a touch (or splattering) of Epsom salts.  Here’s what the classic take on this activity looks like.  This example was done with a 1:1 ratio of Epsom salts to boiling water.  Using a paint brush to splatter the solution adds...

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10 Little Fingers, a Number Song in English and Spanish

10 Little Fingers, a Number Song in English and Spanish

Here’s a quick and easy counting song that you can sing in English and Spanish.   (To the Tune of Ten Little Indians) 1 little, 2 little, 3 little fingers 4 little, 5 little, 6 little fingers, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little fingers, 10 little fingers in a row. 2 hands, ten little fingers,2 hands, ten little fingers, 2 hands, ten little fingers, Come and sing with me! Uno, dos, tres...

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