Love Bugs Sight Word Swat Game

Love Bugs Sight Word Swat Game

Looking for a fun and engaging way to practice sight words? This playful love bugs sight word game is perfect for February literacy centers! Grab the freebie below! Then, check out our 32 Editable Sight Word Games in our shop for more sight word fun! Getting Ready...

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Seasonal Centers

Seasonal Centers

The changing from season to season is a great way to teach students about the passage of time. These activities can provide kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade helpful ways to explore the whole year. Whether you’re looking for apples, leaves and pumpkin...

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Camping Themed Story Stones

Camping Themed Story Stones

Whether you're brand new to story stones or you're an absolute pro, this camping themed variety is a must-try. The colorful art project doubles as an inspiring way to get kids writing! Check out the step-by-step below and then download the Writing Center Starter Kit...

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14 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

14 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

Do your kids love bugs and butterflies?! These 14 must-have activities will keep preschoolers and kindergarteners learning and engaged for weeks.  Practice alphabet letters, sight words, numbers, addition, writing, learn about the butterfly life cycle and so. much....

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Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft

Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft

The sun is shining, thermometers are climbing - and that can only mean one thing... spring is on its way!  This spring-themed butterfly craft can easily be modified for preschoolers to second graders and is a perfect compliment to our popular bugs and butterflies math...

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Greater Than, Less Than Game

Greater Than, Less Than Game

This greater than, less than game is perfect for bug fans! Kids will love comparing creepy-crawly sets of two-digit insects in this fun, free greater than, less than game. For more math fun, check out our Place Value Cover Up activity in our shop! This post contains...

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Bug Number Cards

Bug Number Cards

These free bug number cards are a motivating way for preschoolers to practice counting and number recognition. Grab your copy of the creepy-crawly bug cards below and then check out our three fun ways to use them. Then hop over and grab our best selling...

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Bug Counting Clip Cards

Bug Counting Clip Cards

Have some students who love anything creepy crawly?!  These bug counting clip cards are a fun way to add some insect fun to your math centers while practicing counting from 0-20 and reading ten frames. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our...

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20 Adorable Fingerprint Art Ideas

20 Adorable Fingerprint Art Ideas

Fingerprint art is a simple and fun way to boost fine motor and pre-writing skills in preschoolers and kindergartners. Little ones will love pressing their fingers into stamp pads or paint and building cute and surprising shapes. Interested in more fun? Become a VIP...

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15 Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers

15 Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers

Do you love Easter but loathe the post-egg hunt sugar crash too?! Every year at about this time, I start brainstorming non-candy Easter basket stuffers. I'm all for festive-colored sweet treats (Cadbury Cream eggs are my absolute fave!) but I also like the fun to...

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Spring Pattern Cards

Spring Pattern Cards

With the trees budding, garden lettuces sprouting and robins returning, spring is definitely in the air! What better way to celebrate the new season than with some colorful spring pattern cards?! For more preschool fun, snag our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack in our...

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Spring Poetry Pages

Spring Poetry Pages

These simple, structured poetry pages make it easy to squeeze in poetry practice this spring. They're perfect for a mini poetry unit, writing center or whole class activity! Also, don't forget to spice up students' writing with our Writing Center Starter Kit! Getting...

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First Grade Centers

First Grade Centers

If you’re looking for first grade centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite first grade...

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Kindergarten Centers

Kindergarten Centers

If you’re looking for kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite kindergarten...

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Pre-Kindergarten Centers

Pre-Kindergarten Centers

If you’re looking for pre-kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite...

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100th Day of School Activities

100th Day of School Activities

There are tons of fun 100th Day of School activities and these 25 awesome ideas are some of our favorites from across the web. They're the perfect complement to our popular 100 Day of School Activity Pack! If you're in the market for some more amazing...

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100 Free Playdough Mats

100 Free Playdough Mats

Playdough mats are an easy way to grow kids' imaginations, develop fine motor skills and teach important skills like counting and the ABCs. This roundup of 100 free playdough mats includes some of our favorite finds from across the web. Get inspired below then hop...

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Fluency Trees

Fluency Trees

Building students’ reading fluency takes practice. Lots and lots of practice.

But this pack of fluency trees makes it so easy to take children’s reading to the next level by giving kids practice reading the top 100 Dolch and Fry sight words in growing sentences.

Print the cards on neon paper to add a fun pop of color and clip them with binder rings to make easy to manage sets.

As a motivating bonus, the set also includes two spinners that challenge kids to read the fluency trees in different voices and emotions. They’re such a simple way to make fluency practice more exciting!

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20 Inspiring Classroom Decoration Ideas

20 Inspiring Classroom Decoration Ideas

These 20 inspiring classroom decoration ideas will brighten up even the drabbest of spaces. The quick DIY projects include simple ways to store class supplies, display student work, and add a little color to your day. And the best part is that these classroom...

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21 Cool Bug Activities for Kids

21 Cool Bug Activities for Kids

Looking for some cool bug activities to try with your kids? These 21 creepy crawly math, literacy and craft projects are sure to be a hit. Whether you're looking for new ideas for an insect unit or you just want to step up the fun factor, we hope you love these 21...

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Bug Number Bonds

Bug Number Bonds

We've been busy planting in the garden almost everyday and with a 2 and 4 year-old our yard, work inevitably turns into bug hunting.  So I took my 4 year old's fascination with insects and used it to practice number bonds with this simple, quick prep activity. And if...

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