More Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

More Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities

A while back we found all these awesome goodies at the dollar store… We showed you how we used the plates and the table scatter in a post – Easy Valentine’s Hands On Activities – but we forgot to circle back and show you how we used the foam hearts and the pompoms!  Oops!  So let’s fix that.  See those large foam hearts?  Let’s put those to use....

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Simple Magnetic Sight Words

Simple Magnetic Sight Words

Remember last week when we promised we’d fill you in on what the cookie sheets were doing in this photo? Here we go!  Now – you could totally use just this activity as we shared it last week!  In fact, you might want to start out by doing just that the first time you introduce it to your class.  But…if you’d like to take it one step further, first off, you’ll...

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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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Rev Up Your Sight Words!

Rev Up Your Sight Words!

Need a quick and easy way to rev up your sight words instruction?  ;)  {Ahem}.  Grab some small cars, like these and you’re ready to go!  We will warn you that it does take rather a lot to build each word.  If you find yourself running short, it would be easy to have your students write each word down after building it (and perhaps use it in a sentence) and then break the word apart...

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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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