Fall Writing Pages

Fall Writing Pages

These free fall writing pages are a festive addition to a writing center or Writer's Workshop. The fun story prompts and autumn colors are just the trick to make writing exciting for kids. Looking for more writing inspiration?  Grab our Writing Center Starter Kit!...

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Fall Ten Frame Matching Game

Fall Ten Frame Matching Game

Fall is here, and it's always fun to incorporate the season into some engaging learning activities! This ten frame matching game is perfect for the season. It's a fun way to develop number sense and, since it can be played in different ways, is great...

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Fall Counting Puzzles

Fall Counting Puzzles

Building up number sense, including number recognition and counting, takes a lot of time and practice. Since we always aim to make learning fun, we were excited to pull out this playful batch of fall counting puzzles! Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our...

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Fall Leaf Alphabet Match

Fall Leaf Alphabet Match

As the air turns cooler and the leaves change colors, it can be fun to bring a little bit of autumn into the classroom. Kids will LOVE this playful fall alphabet match! Click the blue “download” below and then hop over to grab our awesome Ultimate Preschool Activity...

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Fall Pattern Cards for Kids

Fall Pattern Cards for Kids

Patterns help kids learn how to make connections, predict more accurately, notice similarities, and learn sequencing - skills they'll use for reading, writing and math later. These quick prep pattern cards add some fun by using colorful fall candy. Grab a bag at the...

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Fall Centers

Fall Centers

Get ready for some seriously fun learning! These 14 fall centers are perfect for kindergarten or first grade and include print-and-play math AND literacy stations. Grab the printable below and then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the...

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Fall STEM Challenges

Fall STEM Challenges

These fall STEM challenges are a must-try! Students will love diving into engineering, problem solving and (of course) STEM!!

They’re perfect for Halloween parties, fall units, early finisher activities, STEM boxes or just because.

The set is perfect to use in STEM centers, as Halloween stations, fall centers or as early finisher tasks.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 pattern block task cards + a record sheet

–> 2 pattern block cover up challenges + a record sheet

–> 1 pattern block design sheet

–> Pumpkin Investigation (in U.S. and metric units)

–> Pumpkin Elevator Challenge

–> Pumpkin Catapult Challenge

–> Pumpkin Stand Challenge

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Fall Activities

Fall Activities

Looking for fall activities your students will beg to play over and over again?!

This print and play pack includes 14 math and literacy centers practicing letter sounds, word families, sight words, number concept, 2D shapes and so much more.

The fall activities are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS:

The mega pack also includes literacy centers that make it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.

–> Alphabet Acorns. Such a motivating way to work on letter recognition and upper and lowercase pairing.

–> Letter Sound Puzzles. Find the letter that starts each word. The set even includes digraphs!

–> Rhyming Sort. Find the words that sound the same.

–> Word Family Sort. Sound out 24 CVC words.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the tree as you read and write sight words along the way.

–> EDITABLE I Spy. Find the sight words hidden around the room. Then write the words in the right spot on your sheet!

–> EDITABLE Color by Sight Word. A fun literacy craftivity!

–> 3 Story Starters. Get kids writing with fun story prompts.\

MATH CENTERS:

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including counting, number writing, patterns and 2D shapes.

–> 1-12 Number Sort. Build number sense as you sort four different ways to write the numbers 1 to 12.

–> Base Ten Puzzles. Count the base ten blocks and find the matching number. It’s a fun way to work on 1 to 120!

–> Roll and Cover. Practice quickly recognizing 1 to 6 OR, for kids who are ready for a stretch, work on adding up to 12.

–> Leaf Patterns. Create AB, ABB, ABCD, AABB, AAB and ABC patterns. Then invite students who are ready for a challenge to create patterns of their own.

–> Write and Wipe Making 10 Cards. Write and solve fall-themed making ten addition problems.

–> Write and Wipe Subtraction Cards. Then invite students to write and solve subtraction within 10!

 

THERE ARE 14 FALL ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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Fall Short Vowel Sort

Fall Short Vowel Sort

Are your little readers working on reading short vowel words this fall? This sort is the perfect way to practice reading simple words while identifying the medial short vowel sound with a fun seasonal twist. Scroll below to grab your freebie, then make sure to hop...

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Fall Emergent Readers

Fall Emergent Readers

Looking for fall emergent readers that help students build a strong foundation of reading skills? This batch of five DRA level A fall-themed books is for you!

They’re perfect for new readers in Pre-K and Kindergarten.

—————-> Bundle with all of our emergent readers and SAVE!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 5 emergent reader books in color practicing the common sight words “she, has, a, I, go, to, the, this, one, has, see, a big, put, in.”

–> A second set of the same 5 books in black and white in case you’d like to save ink.

–> Matching reading pointers students can use to point underneath each word as they read. The pointers are a playful way to build kids’ one to one correspondence and help them remember to read left to right across the page.

–> Pocket chart cards you can use to practice the text as a whole class or during your read around the room center.

–> Follow up practice pages to use as guided reading activities, morning work, a literacy center or homework.

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Fall Sight Word Dash

Fall Sight Word Dash

It's beginning to feel a lot like fall so it's the perfect time to set up a new sight word game kids will beg to play over and over again. Fall Sight Word Dash is motivating AND editable so you can practice any words under the sun! Snag your free game below and then...

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4 Playdough Recipes for Fall

4 Playdough Recipes for Fall

Looking for a playdough recipe that's perfect for fall? These homemade playdoughs are scented with real apples, pumpkin, and spices. Use them in a pretend bakery shop, play with some free playdough mats or stamp them with alphabet letters... the possibilities are...

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The Reading Roadmap

Finally! Discover the proven, research-based teaching strategies and tools that help 95% of children learn to read by the end of first grade. Never worry that students are slipping through the cracks again.The Reading Roadmap PD has already empowered teachers to help...

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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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EVERYTHING Playdough!

EVERYTHING Playdough!

Sometimes you just have to jump in and learn by doing. Centers that have hands-on learning are the BEST way to do just that. When children can engage and immerse themselves in a skill they’re working on, the more they’ll be motivated to take pride in their education...

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Sound Mapping

Sound Mapping

Sound mapping is a fantastic way to build students’ phonemic awareness! And these sound mapping mats make it FUN for kids to practice.
 
Slide Matchbox cars onto stop signs, place jellybean noses on bunnies, squish playdough “slime”…
 
This sound mapping pack includes 27 different sets. And every single one of them come in three versions so you can easily practice 3, 4 OR 5 phoneme words. Just hit print!
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Apple Alphabet Match

Apple Alphabet Match

With back to school season upon us and fall right behind, it's fun to have some themed, seasonal learning activities on hand.  This apple alphabet match is the perfect activity for this time of year... or anytime, really. Grab your playful set below and then hop over...

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What is the Science of Reading?

What is the Science of Reading?

The science of reading has been ALL the buzz lately, but if you're secretly scratching your head and thinking that you don't REALLY understand what it means yet, don't worry. You're not alone! And I promise this rundown will help break it all down for you. The Reading...

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Pumpkin QR Code Cards 1-20

Pumpkin QR Code Cards 1-20

I love using QR codes with my kindergarten students!  They're a great way to integrate technology into a lesson and are very easy for young learners to use.  These Pumpkin QR code cards add a fun, fall-themed twist to math time.  This QR code activity is such a...

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Apple Sight Word Game

Apple Sight Word Game

This playful apple-themed sight word game is the perfect addition to your fall literacy centers! Kids will love racing to be the first to dot all of the sight words on their sheet. It's a motivating combination of dot markers and sight word surprises. For more sight...

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Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween is almost here so it's the perfect time to add a few Halloween-themed writing prompts to our writing centers. After you're done with this fun activity, check out our Writing Center Starter Kit! Getting Ready Prep for these Halloween writing prompts was super...

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Apple Ten Frame Clip Cards

Apple Ten Frame Clip Cards

Apples are a popular theme in fall. Bring a seasonal twist to your learning with these fun, apple-themed ten frame count and clip cards! They are perfect for preschool and kindergarten students who are learning to count and recognize sets to 12. Ready for more math...

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Apple Vowel Sort

Apple Vowel Sort

It's hard to think of fall and not have Johnny Appleseed come to mind. This playful, apple-themed short and long vowel sort is a must-try! Scroll below to snag your freebie and then hop over and grab our Vowel Team Centers as well! Getting Ready The prep for this...

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Apple Vowel Clip Cards

Apple Vowel Clip Cards

Back to school season is right around the corner, and with it comes all things apples.  Add some seasonal fun to your reading centers this fall with these hands-on medial vowel clip cards. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then jump over and grab our Vowel Team...

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Apple Tree Counting Mats

Apple Tree Counting Mats

These free apple tree counting mats are perfect for fall! Just grab some pom poms and you're ready for some fun, hands-on practice with counting, number recognition, vocabulary building and fine motor skills. For more number fun, check out our Number Formation Pack in...

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CVC Pumpkin Patch Activity

CVC Pumpkin Patch Activity

Ready to add a little seasonal fun way to your literacy centers?  This adorable CVC pumpkin patch activity is the perfect way for students to learn and practice short vowel sounds. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our Pumpkin...

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Autumn Spiced Salt Dough Recipe

Autumn Spiced Salt Dough Recipe

Pumpkin spice, cinnamon apple and mulled cider - we love the scents of fall and just couldn't get enough of this warm and cozy autumn-scented salt dough recipe. This dough takes a mere minutes to mix up and is the perfect, no-fail recipe for little chefs to...

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Apple Sight Word Match

Apple Sight Word Match

Most students need plenty of practice learning sight words before they stick, but thankfully we can make all of that hard work fun for kids this fall with a playful apple sight word match! It's a motivating, hands-on sight word game for kindergarten and first grade...

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Pumpkin CVC Puzzles

Pumpkin CVC Puzzles

With fall in the air, it will soon be a great time to visit a pumpkin patch and enjoy some super fun pumpkin learning activities. These pumpkin CVC puzzles are the perfect hands-on game for beginning readers and will make a fun addition to literacy...

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Pumpkin ABC Letter Tracing

Pumpkin ABC Letter Tracing

Pumpkin letter tracing is a fun fall ABC game and fine motor activity in one. As kids trace alphabet letters with candy pumpkins, they build hand-eye coordination, hand strength and letter formation skills they'll use for writing words later. Pumpkin fans will...

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Apple Place Value

Apple Place Value

Place value is such an important math concept for early learners because it builds a solid foundation of number sense.  This apple-themed place value match up will be the perfect addition to your small group math instruction or your math centers this fall! Scroll...

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Place Value Concentration

Place Value Concentration

For most kids, understanding place value requires lots of practice - it's a pretty complicated concept after all.  This place value concentration game is an easy way to make all of that hard work fun. Grab your freebie by scrolling below and get ready for some serious...

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Free Pumpkin Puzzles Numbers 1-40

Free Pumpkin Puzzles Numbers 1-40

These free pumpkin number puzzles are perfect for fall! They're a fun way to practice counting, number recognition, matching and fine motor skills. Grab your free printable pumpkin puzzles below. Ready for more math fun!? Head over to our shop and grab our Number...

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Pumpkin Shape Match Up

Pumpkin Shape Match Up

Let's face it: shapes have funny names. And learning them takes most kids lots of practice.  This playful pumpkin shape match up is an easy way to add a big dose of fun to your shape centers this fall. Snag the freebie below and then hop over to grab our super fun...

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School and Bus Alphabet Match

School and Bus Alphabet Match

Alphabet recognition is an important skill for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.  This School and Bus Alphabet Match is a fun way to work with uppercase and lowercase letters when heading back to school this fall. Grab your copy below and then hop over and...

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Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards

Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards

These free pumpkin count and clip cards are a fun way for preschoolers and beginning kindergarteners to practice number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, counting and fine motor skills. They're a perfect addition to any Halloween or fall unit, as well as our...

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Pumpkin Ten Frames

Pumpkin Ten Frames

Fall is the perfect time to put a little pumpkin twist on learning. These adorable pumpkin ten frame sheets are a colorful, hands-on way to practice the numbers 1 to 10. Just grab an orange crayon or marker, print the pages and you're ready for some fun fall math. ...

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How to Motivate Reluctant Readers

How to Motivate Reluctant Readers

As much as we may hope that our children will always love reading, the reality is that many kids need a little encouragement.  So… how can we motivate reluctant readers? Try these four easy tips and then request an invite to my 4 week course, The Reading Roadmap, so...

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Free Apple Playdough Mats

Free Apple Playdough Mats

We love playdough recipes and activities! With fall just around the corner, it's the perfect time to whip up a batch of oh-so-yummy green apple playdough  and get some hands-on number practice. These free apple playdough mats are a perfect preschool math activity for...

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Pencil Grasp Development in Kindergartners

Pencil Grasp Development in Kindergartners

With the summer half over by now, places like Pinterest are flooded with back to school checklists and quizzes to determine if children are ready for kindergarten this fall. Scattered among those checklists and quizzes are questions about pencil grasp development....

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Apple Pie Playdough Recipe

Apple Pie Playdough Recipe

This apple pie playdough recipe will have you craving a slice of warm ooey-gooey apple goodness. With my oldest going off to kindergarten, I was not looking forward to the end of summer, but this sweet and spicy smelling apple pie playdough recipe had me looking...

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Leaf Chromatography Activity

Leaf Chromatography Activity

Have you ever wondered how green leaves can turn brilliant orange, yellow and red?! With this simple chromatography activity, you can see just what gives leaves their amazing fall colors. It's a perfect kids' science experiment for fall. Follow the simple step-by-step...

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Paper Straw Necklace Craft

Paper Straw Necklace Craft

Have a few spare minutes to fill with a quick prep kids' craft? Paper straw necklaces are fun for kids of all ages. And, since paper straws come in so many fun colors and patterns, it's a perfect activity for any holiday under the sun. Make the fun craft and then hop...

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Why Leaves Change Color

Why Leaves Change Color

At the end of every summer, I find myself in awe of nature once again. Why leaves change color is fascinating on many levels, not the least of which are the glorious colors that radiate from deciduous trees every year. Coloring changing is gorgeous on its own, but at...

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Pool and Beach Ball Alphabet Match

Pool and Beach Ball Alphabet Match

Looking for a motivating alphabet activity as we head into summer?! This Pool and Beach Ball Alphabet Match is a super fun way to work with uppercase and lowercase letters during the summer so pre-k and kindergarten students are ready to hit the ground running in the...

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The LEGO Mat

The LEGO Mat

There are so many fun ways to sneak in math with this simple LEGO mat. Whether you need to practice colors, counting, number recognition, addition or subtraction, kids will happily get to work rolling, building and matching. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then...

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10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

This list of 10 ways to help struggling readers is a great one to bookmark or pin so you can quickly find it again! Since every child's brain is different, every solution can be slightly different too. Having this list handy will make it easier to find a just right...

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Two Kinds of Readers

Two Kinds of Readers

Did you know that there are two kinds of readers sitting in your classroom right now? It's true! And if you've ever felt unsure about how to help a struggling reader, than you'll want to stick around, because knowing how to spot each type will help you get bigger,...

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How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Reading

If you're wondering how to teach reading, you're in the right spot! This step-by-step guide covers everything from pre-reading skills to phonics, sight words and reading comprehension so that you can take kids from NON-readers to STRONG readers. Check out the...

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11 Plant Life Cycle Activities

11 Plant Life Cycle Activities

Looking for fun ways to teach kids about the plant life cycle?! These 11 science activities and experiments are perfect for preschool, kindergarten and first grade.  Make a sprout house, try your hand at leaf chromatography, turn a flower not one but TWO...

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Sunflower Craft for Kids

Sunflower Craft for Kids

As summer turns to fall, it's nice to see bright yellow sunflowers growing big and tall. This colorful sunflower craft for kids is perfect for preschool, kindergarten and first grade alike. And speaking of elementary learners, become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can...

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Growing Gummy Bear Science

Growing Gummy Bear Science

Looking for a fun candy science experiment?!  Learn about osmosis with this oh-so-simple gummy bear science experiment! Go ahead! Raid your candy stash - and this time you can do it in the name of science! Follow the simple step-by-step below and then grab 30...

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Torn Paper Landscapes Art Project

Torn Paper Landscapes Art Project

This colorful fall art project reinforces fine motor skills by showing students how to create a layered landscape using torn paper. Isn't it gorgeous?! Get ready for some beautiful fall art!  If you're into more crafts and learning, become a VIP Plato Pack member so...

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September’s Playful Learning Checklist

September’s Playful Learning Checklist

September is the start of the school year for many preschoolers, but it doesn't mean that the playing has to stop!  We've gathered together 10 of our favorite hands-on, playful learning in one easy learning checklist. Just scroll below to snag your list of engaging...

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Dinosaur Number Puzzles

Dinosaur Number Puzzles

Dinosaur fans will fall instantly smitten with our newest free printable number puzzles! As they slide together one roaring dinosaur at a time, they'll be practicing counting from 1 to 120, reading numbers, adding on and more. Grab your copy below and then hop over...

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Dancing Conversation Hearts

Dancing Conversation Hearts

After making gummy worms dance a few months back, my boys have been BEGGING to make something else boogie and shake. So when I saw conversation hearts at the Dollar Tree store, I knew they'd be perfect for a new kids' science experiment: dancing conversation hearts!...

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Water Cycle in a Bag

Water Cycle in a Bag

If you're on the lookout for a simple, fun kids' science activity, you're in the right spot! This water cycle in a bag is a quick prep activity with a BIG payoff - my boys watched the water do its thing for days. Follow the simple step-by-step below and then grab 30...

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Learning about Air

Learning about Air

Learning about air is like magic to kids! We can't see air, but we know it exists, right?  This air science experiment will help kids learn just that! Adults accept and understand that air exists, sure, but children are different. Young children need to see and to...

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Kids’ Science – Growing Seeds!

Kids’ Science – Growing Seeds!

Spring is the perfect time to teach little ones about plant life. This simple kids' science project is a hands-on way to show kids what really happens to seeds buried in the earth. Grow seeds with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners - or any little learner! Follow...

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Dancing Frankenworms Kids’ Science Experiment

Dancing Frankenworms Kids’ Science Experiment

This simple kids' science activity is perfect for little scientists who like seeing creatures come alive before their eyes.  Like our fizzing popsicle paint and magic balloons, this kids' science experiment uses baking soda and vinegar to make gummy worms dance....

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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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STEM Challenges Kids Will Beg to Repeat

STEM Challenges Kids Will Beg to Repeat

If you’re looking for easy-to-follow, engaging STEM challenges (science, technology, engineering and math) your kids will beg to repeat over and over again, you’ve come to the right spot! These epic activities are packed with kid-tested challenges that build problem...

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Winter Bird Art

Winter Bird Art

During the long winter months, I can always count on some festive birds to be a bright spot against the white snow.  This gorgeous kids' art project reinforces cutting, painting and gluing skills while refining students’ fine motor skills! Want more from...

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Growing a Crystal Tree

Growing a Crystal Tree

There's something magical about growing crystals - whether you're growing crystal names or growing crystal trees. No matter how many times we've waited for the stunning structures to appear, the surprise at what has grown never disappoints. This crystal tree...

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Snowman Craft

Snowman Craft

Building a snowman is always a winter highlight for kids! Bundle up that excitement with this colorful snowman craft so children can remember the snowy fun all year long. Looking for more crafts and activities? Become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the...

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20+ Must-Try Halloween Science Experiments for Kids

20+ Must-Try Halloween Science Experiments for Kids

These 20 Halloween science experiments for kids are sure to get little ghosts and goblins excited. Make tea bag ghosts really fly, whip up a batch of dancing Frankenworms and use candy to make a magically growing pumpkin. There are so many spook-tacular science...

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Pumpkin Spice Salt Tray

Pumpkin Spice Salt Tray

Salt tray writing is a super simple, multi-sensory way to encourage kids to practice letter formation and sight words. And with a little orange food color and a dash of pumpkin pie spice, you can quickly turn an ordinary salt tray into a PUMPKIN SPICE one. It's such a...

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21 Super Fun Pumpkin Activities for Kids

21 Super Fun Pumpkin Activities for Kids

Tis' the season for all things orange! There are SO MANY super fun pumpkin activities and we're excited to pass along our favorites from across the web. This fall-themed roundup includes pumpkin-themed math, literacy and science projects your kids will LOVE. If you're...

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Apple Activities

Apple Activities

Nothing screams fall quite like apples, am I right? These 16 motivating apple activities make it fun to practice literacy, math, science and STEM. And the best part is that your kindergarten and first grade students will LOVE every single one of them! Snag your...

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Build and Compare Numbers

Build and Compare Numbers

Help kids develop a rock solid understanding of place value with hands-on number building! Students will love using their base ten blocks to make each pair of numbers so they can see what one is greater...And YOU'LL love that this build and compare activity is so easy...

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18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Word Board Games

18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Word Board Games

These 18 editable holiday sight word board games are a huge time and money saver! Type your unique word list once and the words pop into the right spot on every single game.

Use it with any word list under the sun: sight words, word families, themed holiday words, classmates’ names… the sky’s the limit! Kids love that they’re fun – grown ups love that they’re ready to play!

Whether you’re in need of ready to go word work activities, literacy centers or fun spelling practice , this pack has you covered.

The games make practice reading, spelling and writing words so motivating.

EASIEST PREP EVER

The sight word game boards couldn’t get any simpler to prep. Just print the activity you want kids to work on, grab one or two school supplies like playing pieces and dice, and you’re all set. Easy peasy!

EASILY DIFFERENTIATE WORD LISTS

The sight word board games are incredibly easy to differentiate so you can give kids at different reading levels “just right” practice. Type in your word list for your first level of readers, and print the activity you want your kids to play.

Hop back to the word list and swap out the words for your next level of readers. The new words will automatically load into the correct spot on all of the activities.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

The 18 editable sight word board games  are guaranteed fun for kids!

The pack includes ready to play board games and coordinating follow up record sheets for tons of holidays:

–> New Year’s Dash

–> President’s Day Run

–> Groundhog Scoot

–> Valentine’s Day Zip

–> Leprechaun Scramble

–> Easter Hustle

–> Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

–> July 4th Hustle

–> Columbus Day Race

–> Halloween Dart

–> Veterans Day Bustle

–> Thanksgiving Charge

–> Hanukkah Sprint

–> Santa Scurry

PLUS 4 BONUS SEASONAL GAMES

–> Spring Scramble

–> Summer Splash

–> Fall Shuffle

–> Winter Surge

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Circle Trees

Circle Trees

Looking for a colorful fall art project for kids? This gorgeous activity is a beautiful way to learn about shapes and colors as children create a keepsake masterpiece. For more amazing activities, hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the...

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Farm Activities!

Farm Activities!

Whether you're prepping a farm unit or just need motivating ways to teach STEM, math, science, reading and writing skills, this farm MEGA pack is a must-try. These activities are yours when you become a VIP Plato Pack member. Just join, print, and play! SO EASY TO...

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Apple STEM Challenges

Apple STEM Challenges

These apple STEM challenges are a must-try! Grab a bag of apples and dive into science, measurement, buoyancy, life cycles, 2D shapes and numbers.

The set is perfect to use in STEM centers, math stations or as early finisher tasks.

—————> Bundle with all of our STEM challenges and SAVE!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Apple Investigation Sheets (There are two versions: one using US measurement and one for metric.)

–> Apple Boat Races

–> Apple Life Cycle Poster

–> Apple Life Cycle Craftivity

–> Apple Life Cycle Cut and Paste Sequencing Activity

–> What’s Next? (You can practice any combination of numbers from 1 to 120.)

–> 2D Shape Concentration Game (Pick from 10 different 2D shapes.)

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56 Emergent Reader Books

56 Emergent Reader Books

It’s never been easier to give your newest readers “just right” books all year long! Give your library of emergent readers a HUGE boost with this MEGA bundle of 56 emergent reader book sets. They’re perfect for Pre-K and kindergarten! Snag your set in our shop or on...

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Emergent Readers Bundle

Emergent Readers Bundle

It’s never been easier to give your newest readers “just right” books all year long!

Give your library of emergent readers a HUGE boost with this MEGA bundle of 56 emergent reader book sets.

They’re perfect for Pre-K and kindergarten!

EVERY SET INCLUDES:

–> A color version of emergent reader books practicing common sight words.

–> A second version of the same books in black and white in case you’d like to save ink.

–> Matching reading pointers students can use to point underneath each word as they read. The pointers are a playful way to build kids’ one to one correspondence and help them remember to read left to right across the page.

–> Pocket chart cards you can use to practice the text as a whole class or during your read around the room center.

–> Follow up practice pages to use as morning work, a literacy center or homework.

CHECK OUT THE THEMES BELOW!

The mega bundle includes 56 DRA level A books.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 6 Color Books

–> 5 Summer Books

–> 5 Fall Books

–> 5 Winter Books

–> 5 Spring Books

–> 5 Science Books

–> 5 Holidays Books

–> 10 Short Vowel Word Family Books

–> 10 Math Books

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Gingerbread Centers

Gingerbread Centers

Gingerbread activities are always a hit with kids and this batch of literacy and math games is no exception.

Pre-K and kindergarten students will love the 13 motivating activities including alphabet puzzles, counting activities, sight word games, graphing sheets, pattern cards, addition and subtraction activities and more.

Check out all the fun details below!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Alphabet Gumdrops. Such a motivating way to work on letter recognition and upper and lowercase pairing.

–> Beginning Sound Puzzles. Solve playful puzzles by matching letters to words that start with them.

–> Gingerbread Families. Practice word families by brainstorming three at a time.

–> EDITABLE Gumdrop Words. Make sight words magically appear on gumdrops!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Race. Race around the game board reading and writing sight words!

–> Story Starters. Get kids writing with fun story prompts.

MATH

–> 1 to 20 Clip Cards. A fun counting, number recognition and fine motor activity in one.

–> Roll a Gingerbread Man. Practice the numbers 1 to 6 with a playful dice game.

–> Colorful Numbers. A motivating way to work on number writing.

–> Gumdrop Patterns. Practice AB, AAB, ABB, ABC and AABB patterns with a holiday twist.

–> Shape Graphs. Flick the spinner, name the shape and graph it. What shape reaches the top first?

–> Gumdrop Write and Wipe Addition Cards. How many gumdrops do you have in all?

–> Subtracting from Ten. Roll the die and take away that many gumdrops. How many are left?

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Magic Pumpkin Science

Magic Pumpkin Science

This simple kids' science experiment is a must-try this fall! Just grab a handful of Reese's Pieces and a cup of hot water and you're ready to make a jaw dropping magic pumpkin. Kids will beg to repeat the experiment over and over again. Try it out and then hop over...

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Gorgeous Classroom Libraries

Gorgeous Classroom Libraries

Get ready for some serious inspiration! These gorgeous classroom libraries are packed with cheerful color schemes, genius organization tips and cozy designs. Add just a few of these ideas to your space and your students will be motivated to read all year long! Get...

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STEM Challenge: 4 Seasons of Building Cards

STEM Challenge: 4 Seasons of Building Cards

These STEM challenge cards are the perfect addition to your favorite building block center (LEGOS, wooden blocks, DUPLOS… you name it!)

Kids will love using real world pictures as inspiration to build 11 common objects each season!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

SPRING-> kite, tree, butterfly, flower, rain boots, watering can, umbrella, bunny, garden trowel, bird, duckling

SUMMER-> popsicle, beach ball, sea star, crab, sailboat, sunglasses, strawberry, shell, soccer ball, fish, sand castle

FALL-> maple leaf, scarecrow, spider, bat, apple pie, candy corn, pumpkin, apple, squirrel, black cat, tractor

WINTER-> mittens, snowflake, pine cone, sled, evergreen tree, gift box, cocoa mug, rose, gingerbread man, penguin, polar bear

 

The STEM challenge cards are a great way to help kids develop abstract thinking, design, engineering and building skills!

Grab your set (below) and then hop over and snag our Famous Landmark Cards too!

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STEM Challenge: Pattern Blocks

STEM Challenge: Pattern Blocks

Looking for an engaging batch of STEM challenges to add to your centers or STEM boxes?! These pattern block STEM challenges are an easy way to work on problem solving, geometry, math vocabulary… even beginning fractions!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a batch of pattern blocks. Kids will love building all 55 designs!

Plus, as a bonus, the set also includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 any time design task cards

–> 10 fall task cards

–> 10 winter task cards

–> 10 spring task cards

–> 10 summer task cards

–> 3 bonus challenges

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Landform Activity Pack

Landform Activity Pack

Bring landforms to life for kids! Learn the difference between continents and oceans, dive into the Earth’s layers to find out about plate tectonics, and then study 16 landforms before building mini models of each one.

Students will learn about a canyon, continent, cave, glacier, gulf, island, lake, mesa, mountain, ocean, peninsula, plain, river, valley, volcano and waterfall.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Spin and Color Continent and Ocean Game

–> Earth Playdough Activity

–> Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics Activity

–> K-W-L Chart

–> 16 Posters

–> 15 Famous Landmark Cards to Build with Playdough

–> Landform Reports

–> All About Landform Sheet

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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Human Body Systems Pack

Human Body Systems Pack

Make it fun for kids to learn about five human body systems: circulatory, digestive, muscular, nervous and skeletal.

The Human Body Activity Pack includes information-packed posters, engaging layer books, science centers and human body craftivities. The easy to differentiate pack is perfect for kids from preschool through second grade.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Human Body Systems Posters (circulatory, digestive, muscular, nervous, skeletal, and a bonus brain poster)

–> Body Systems Layer Book (2 black and white versions and 2 color options)

–> Brain Puzzle

–> Brain Hat

–> Hand Bones Coloring Sheet

–> Hand X-ray Craft

–> Find Your Pulse Activity

–> Digestive System in a Bag

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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First Grade Pumpkin Activities

First Grade Pumpkin Activities

Pumpkin activities are a must for fall! These 17 pumpkin math, literacy and science activities take learning to the next level by teaching first graders sight words, number bonds, addition, pumpkin life cycles and so much more. Grab the activity pack in our shop or on...

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Pumpkin Activity Packet

Pumpkin Activity Packet

Pumpkin activities are a must for fall! These 21 playful pumpkin math, literacy and science activities take learning to the next level by teaching kids alphabet letters, sight words, numbers, beginning addition, pumpkin life cycles and so much more. They're perfect...

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5 Senses Activity Pack

5 Senses Activity Pack

Teaching the five senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch) helps kids learn how they make observations in the world. That's why it's the perfect science topic for children in preschool, kindergarten or first grade! These 12 motivating, hands-on activities make...

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Epic STEM Challenge Bundle

Epic STEM Challenge Bundle

Looking for easy prep, fun to solve STEM challenges for kids?! This epic bundle combines ALL of my STEM challenges into one easy purchase – my best-selling landmark cards, toothpick and playdough STEM structures, weight and length challenges… they’re all here! And that means you’ll get an entire year of STEM challenges in one easy download.

Each activity pack includes easy to follow instructions, challenge cards, record sheets and answer keys.

AND THE BEST PART IS…

All 150+ challenges use simple supplies like toothpicks, pattern blocks and paper so you can quickly gather what you need without breaking the bank or making late night Target runs.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Scientific Method Posters

–> Editable STEM Box Labels and Student Checklist

–> Toothpick Structure Challenge Cards

–> Famous Landmark Challenge Cards

–> Weight Measurement Challenges

–> Linear Measurement Challenges

–> Pattern Block Challenges

–> Geoboard Challenges

–> Computer Coding Challenge Cards

–> Cookie Structure Challenges

–> Marshmallow Boat Challenges

–> Straw Challenges

–> Craft Stick Puzzles

–> Paper Challenges

–> Molecules and Atoms

–> 4 Season Building Cards

–> Telling Time Challenges

–> Christmas STEM Challenges

–> Winter STEM Challenge

–> Valentine’s Day STEM Challenges

–> St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenges

–> Easter STEM Challenges

–> Spring STEM Challenges

–> Back to School STEM Challenges

–> Apple STEM Challenges

–> Farm STEM Challenges

–> Fall STEM Challenges

–> Holidays Around the World Challenges

–> Snow STEM Challenges

–> Rainbow STEM Challenges

–> Earth Day STEM Challenges

–> Building Block STEM Challenges

–> Alphabet Geoboard Challenges

–> Math Geoboard Challenges

–> Symmetry Mats

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Pumpkin Activity Pack- First Grade

Pumpkin Activity Pack- First Grade

The First Grade Pumpkin Activity Pack is perfect for a fall unit or pumpkin theme!

The 17 math, science and literacy activities teach sight words, story writing, addition to ten, subtraction from ten, number bonds, comparing numbers to 100, the pumpkin life cycle and more.

This pumpkin activity pack even includes EDITABLE sight word games so you can easily differentiate for a variety of learners!

Check out all of the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pumpkin Hunt

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pumpkin Roll

–> 2 No-Prep Story Starters

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Roll and Write

MATH

–> Pumpkin Glyphs

–> Comparing Numbers to 100

–> Write and Wipe Number Bonds

–> Adding to Ten Sheets

–> Subtracting from Six and Ten Sheets

–> Addition Cover Up

–> 2D Shape Clip Cards

–> Spin and Color 2D Shape Pumpkins

SCIENCE

–> Pumpkins Are… Brainstorm

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Hat

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Craftivity

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing

–> Pumpkin Plant Journal

 

NOTE: Some of the activities in this pack are also part of the preschool and kindergarten set.

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Process Art with Q-Tips

Process Art with Q-Tips

Q-tips aren't just for cleaning out nooks and crannies anymore! This process art activity uses the handy cotton swabs as paintbrushes. Who knew?! Grab a handful of Q-tips, pull out some paint, and get ready for some seriously fun process art!  If you're ready for more...

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Outer Space Activity Pack

Outer Space Activity Pack

Ready to geek out on outer space activities? Inspire kids to fall in love with the solar system with these 25 playful science, math and literacy activities. Just print and play!

Kids are fascinated by space and these 25 science, math and literacy activities take their excitement to a whole new level.

There’s so much included in this set! Check out all the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

SCIENCE

–> Solar System Hats

–> Space Bingo (class set!)

–> Space Match Up

–> Clip the Planet

–> How Far are the Planets from the Sun?

–> Planet Fact Sheets (Including ready to read summaries for each planet)

–> Oreo Moon Phases

–> More Water or Land?

MATH

–> Space Race

–> 2D Shape Concentration

–> 2D Color by Shape Game

–> 3D Color by Shape Game

–> Comparing Space Rockets (Greater than and less than)

–> AB, ABB and ABC Space Patterns

–> Skipping Stars (Working on skip counting by 2, 5, 10 and all three at once)

LITERACY

–> Roll an Alien (It’s EDITABLE so you can practice any words under the sun!)

–> Space Race Sight Word Game (Also EDITABLE!)

–> 5 Spin a Word Family Sheets

–> Outer Space Alphabet

–> Handwriting Activity Pages

–> NO PREP Space Stories

–> My Space Flip Book

–> My Trip to the Moon First, Next, Then Story

–> Mini Planet Book

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

 

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Our Instagram Reel

Our Instagram Reel

Welcome Instagram friends! This is the place to find all of our latest posts in one spot. Simply scroll down and click on the activity you're searching for - our newest posts are on top. Spring STEM Challenges in our shop // on Teachers Pay Teachers 3D Shape Puzzles...

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Pine Cone Science

Pine Cone Science

My 3 year-old obsessively collects and now that fall is around the corner our house is overflowing with pinecones.  On one of our recent neighborhood walks in the rain, my kiddos noticed the once open pinecones were closed.  This lead to this simple pine cone science...

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Teaching Kids How to Handle BIG Emotions

Teaching Kids How to Handle BIG Emotions

We teach our kids ways to learn academically and tips to stay healthy. I am often reminded at home and in my classroom that children need strategies, tools, and practice to build skills to manage, cope, and thrive within their emotions too. Raising children with a...

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15 EDITABLE Math Fact Games

15 EDITABLE Math Fact Games

These 15 EDITABLE math fact games are packed with motivating ways to practice any facts under the sun: addition, subtraction, multiplication or even division.

They make it so easy to create customized math centers for every group in class!

SAVE TIME

Just type your math facts on the quick start page and they automatically load into every activity so you can quickly print and play.

SAVE MONEY

Simply swap out the math facts when kids are ready to move on – there’s no need to buy a new activity pack.

EASILY DIFFERENTIATE

Create duplicate versions of the same game using differentiated math facts. One group of students can practice addition to 12 while another group of children works on the same activity but focuses on two-digit addition.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 4 Editable Pocket Chart Games

–> 4 Editable Board Games

–> 4 Editable Match Up Puzzles

–> 3 Editable No Prep Games

 

AND THEY ALL COME WITH RECORD SHEETS!

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Pumpkin Activity Pack- Preschool and Kindergarten

Pumpkin Activity Pack- Preschool and Kindergarten

Whether you’re planning a fall unit, pumpkin theme or just need a batch of engaging math, science and literacy activities for preschool or kindergarten, this pack has everything you need.

Teach letter names, letter formation, sight words, story writing, counting, beginning addition, comparing numbers, 2D shapes, the pumpkin life cycle and more.

This pumpkin activity pack includes 21 projects in one easy download- ABC games, EDITABLE sight word games, math centers, science activities…

Check out all of the fun details below!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Alphabet Activity Sheets for P, S and T

–> Rolling Pumpkins ABC Game

–> Five Little Pumpkins Rhyme

–> 3 Versions of Five Little Pumpkins Little Reader Books

–> EDITABLE Pumpkin Sight Word Hunt

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Mystery Pumpkins

–> 2 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> Pumpkin Glyphs

–> Write and Wipe Adding on Cards

–> Pumpkin Ten Frames

–> Comparing Numbers from 1-20 Sheets

–> Adding to Ten

–> Number Cover Up for 1-6

–> Addition Cover Up for 2-12

–> 2D Shape Clip Cards

–> Spin and Color Shape Pumpkins

 

SCIENCE

–> Pumpkins Are… Brainstorm

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Hat

–> Life Cycle Craftivity

–> Life Cycle Sequencing

–> Foldable Pumpkin Plant Journal

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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18 Fine Motor Centers

18 Fine Motor Centers

Need some motivating, easy prep fine motor centers for your Pre-K or Kindergarten? I’ve got you covered!

These hands-on activities strengthen hand-eye coordination, hand muscles and fine motor skills kids need for writing later.  The 18 motivating activities are great to use as literacy centers, morning work or home school lessons.

Check out all the fun details below!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Monster Googly Eye Gluing

–> Q-tip Ten Frame Painting

–> Cupcake Counting Cards

–> Gumball Jar Game

–> The Flip and Draw Game

–> Paperclip Chaining

–> The Great Hole Punch Race

–> Lacing Cards

–> Scissor Cutting Practice Pages

–> Rainbow Tracing Sheets

–> Frog Hop Stamping

–> Salt Tracing

–> Clip Cards

–> Rolling Goldfish Game

–> Puzzles

–> LEGO Pattern Cards

 

Bundle with our Pre-K Math Centers and Alphabet Packs and save!

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The Reading Wand

The Reading Wand

Whenever I asked my kindergarten or second grade students to name their favorite part of the day, "recess" always seemed to be #1 on their list.  They loved playing, talking and moving with their friends.  So it's no surprise that their favorite reading activity was...

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