Magic E Pop It Center

Magic E Pop It Center

Did you know that the magic E has SEVEN different jobs? Yep, it's true! And learning them makes it SO MUCH easier to help students read because you can finally explain the rules behind spelling patterns. See the seven different silent E rules below and then snag a...

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Magic E Activities

Magic E Activities

If your kids are learning about the magic e, you'll love this game and bonus worksheet! As kids race to find their magic treasure, they practice reading ordinary CVC words plus their magical pairs - words that have a silent e at the end that makes the vowel say its...

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Magic E Puzzles

Magic E Puzzles

Just when kids finally learn how to read CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, it's time to jump into something new: Magic E words! When a silent E is added to the end of a CVC word, the vowel magically changes to a different sound. Kids will love practicing those...

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Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Learning to read is so exciting and, once kids build up confidence with their CVC words, they may be ready to tackle those "Magic E" long vowel words. These Shamrock magic e puzzles are great to add to your St. Patrick's day themed learning activities if your kids are...

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Magic E Wand

Magic E Wand

This DIY magic E wand is one of my favorite ways to teach kids what happens when a silent E is added to the end of a consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) word. It's a memorable, hands-on activity that helps kids magically transform short vowels into long vowels. Just....

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Magic E Kite Puzzles

Magic E Kite Puzzles

These colorful kite puzzles are the perfect way to introduce "Magic E"  words AND bring a little spring into your classroom. Grab the free puzzles below and then make sure to hop over and grab our Vowel Team Centers for more word work! Getting Ready To prepare this...

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Icy Magic E Sort

Icy Magic E Sort

Are you looking for a fun way to practice magic E words this winter?  This icy magic E sort is a must-play! You can stay warm and cozy inside while you practice six long vowel word families. Snag your set below and then hop over to grab our Vowel Team Centers in...

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45 Motivating Magic E Centers

45 Motivating Magic E Centers

Ready to tackle those tricky CVCe words?! These magic E centers are so much fun that kids will actually ASK to repeat them. And to make it easy for you to differentiate, the bundle includes centers focusing on just one long vowel at a time (long A words, for instance)...

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Magic E Centers

Magic E Centers

These playful magic E centers make it fun for kids to learn the bossy E rule. They’ll love playing the games so much that they won’t even realize they’re learning!

And to make it easy for you to differentiate, the bundle includes centers focusing on just one long vowel at a time (long A words, for instance) PLUS activities combining multiple vowels at once so you can stretch students who are ready for more challenge.

Check out all of the fun included in this Magic E pack below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

This mega bundle includes 45 Magic E centers:

–> 11 long A centers including clip cards, board games, pocket chart hide and seek and puzzles

–> 11 long I centers including color by word family sheets, roll and graph games and board games

–> 8 long O centers including say and spell cards, puzzles, a flip and write game and board games

–> 9 long U centers including I spy, pocket chart hide and seek and board games

–> Motivating games and sorts combining multiple vowels at once

–> And colorful posters highlighting common words with each vowel

 

The centers are great to use as literacy centers, guided reading activities or word work stations!

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Magic E Bingo

Magic E Bingo

If your students are working on those tricky Magic E words, this Bingo game is a MUST! Helping kids master CVCe words takes most kids lots of practice so why not make all of that hard work fun? Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag...

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Magic Sight Words

Magic Sight Words

Kids will love practicing sight words with this simple sight words activity. Grab a white crayon and some markers and get ready for a little magic! Snag your copy below and then hop over and get 26 more Editable Word Work Centers in our shop! Magic Sight Words...

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Magic Letters Name Game

Magic Letters Name Game

Looking for a quick and fun name game for kids? Names are one of the first words many children learn to read and write and this low-prep name game is an exciting way to practice them. In Magic Letters, kids learn how to spell their name by making the letters magically...

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Magic Fizzing Popsicle Paint

Magic Fizzing Popsicle Paint

These magic fizzing popsicle paints are an awesome kids' science project for all ages. One hot day a few weeks ago, I pulled out a batch of the magical popsicles from our freezer and invited my 4 year-old daughter to start painting.  She was thrilled when her...

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Magic Balloons

Magic Balloons

Get ready for plenty of "oohs" and "aahs" from this surprisingly simple balloon science experiment! Kids will LOVE watching balloons magically inflate four different ways. Follow the simple step-by-step below and then grab 30 more easy-to-follow science experiments...

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Magic Inflating Conversation Hearts

Magic Inflating Conversation Hearts

If you're looking for a simple kids' science experiment with a BIG wow factor, you've come to the right spot!  This science experiment uses just a couple of ingredients, takes just moments to complete and has a super exciting finish. Make some magic inflating...

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Magic Heart Sight Words Activity

Magic Heart Sight Words Activity

Since sight words are the most common words written, memorizing them helps kids increase their reading fluency in a jiffy. That's why we love coming up with fun sight word games for kids! Whether you're on the hunt for a playful Valentine's Day literacy center, word...

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Magic Rainbow Milk

Magic Rainbow Milk

Bring a little color and magic with this super simple and fascinating science experiment for kids. Like our rainbow jar, rainbow milk is a simple science activity with a big "WOW!" factor. Follow the simple step-by-step below and then grab 30 more easy-to-follow...

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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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Baking Soda Magic for Kids

Baking Soda Magic for Kids

Kids loves candles, blowing out candles, and magic, right?! So introducing them to a science activity that combines all three is a sure win. Of course, we can't forget the fact that the children will be learning chemistry (gasp!) while doing the activity. You read...

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Glowing Magic Potion Station

Glowing Magic Potion Station

What do you get when you combine a few simple chemical reactions with glitter, neon paint and a black light? A Glowing Magic Potion Station that kids will ask for over and over again! Watching the reactions under the glow of a black light takes a simple kids' science...

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Magic Pipe Cleaners

Magic Pipe Cleaners

From making a rainbow in a jar to whipping up a batch of fizzy bath bombs, we've been doing plenty of fun kids' science projects lately. Our newest science experiment, Magic Pipe Cleaners, is a simple prep, hands-on way to teach kids about magnetism. Grab our awesome...

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Ten

Kindergarten at Home – Week Ten

Let’s finish out our print-and-play series with one last batch of done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) kindergarten activities! Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 6 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), CVC words, magic E words, making 10, adding to 12 and shapes.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive an engaging flower science experiment.

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First Grade at Home – Week Ten

First Grade at Home – Week Ten

Let’s finish out our print-and-play series with one last batch of done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) first grade activities! Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 6 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), blends, magic E words, diphthongs, adding to 12 and 20 and shapes.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive an engaging flower science experiment.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Nine

Kindergarten at Home – Week Nine

Save hours of distance learning planning time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of kindergarten activities! Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 7 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), CVC words, magic E, vowel teams, addition, subtraction, place value and greater than/less than.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive super motivating batch of LEGO STEM challenges kids will LOVE.

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First Grade at Home – Week Nine

First Grade at Home – Week Nine

Save hours of distance learning planning time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of first grade activities! Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 7 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), magic E words, vowel teams, diphthongs, place value and greater than/less than.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive super motivating batch of LEGO STEM challenges kids will LOVE.

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First Grade at Home – Week Eight

First Grade at Home – Week Eight

Save hours of planning time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of first grade distance learning activities! Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 7 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), magic E words, vowel teams, diphthongs, place value and 2-dimensional shapes.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive a motivating science project teaching kids about density and buoyancy.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Eight

Kindergarten at Home – Week Eight

Save hours of planning time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of kindergarten distance learning activities! Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 6 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), CVC words, magic E words, vowel teams, place value and 2-dimensional shapes.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive a motivating science project teaching kids about density and buoyancy.

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First Grade at Home – Week Seven

First Grade at Home – Week Seven

Save time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of distance learning activities! Just like last weekI’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 7 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), magic E words, vowel teams, R influenced words, diphthongs, telling time and number bonds.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive an exciting science project teaching kids about surface tension.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Seven

Kindergarten at Home – Week Seven

Save time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of distance learning activities! Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 7 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), CVC words, magic E words, vowel teams, telling time, beginning number bonds and addition.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive an exciting science project teaching kids about surface tension.

 

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Six

Kindergarten at Home – Week Six

Get ready for some seriously fun distance learning! Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 6 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (it’s EDITABLE!), magic E words, vowel teams, R-influenced words, 2 and 3-digit addition and 3-dimensional shapes.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive a fun science craftivity teaching kids about the 4 types of clouds.

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First Grade at Home – Week Six

First Grade at Home – Week Six

Get ready for some seriously fun distance learning!  Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 6 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (it’s EDITABLE!), magic E words, vowel teams, R-influenced words, 2 and 3-digit addition and 3-dimensional shapes.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive a fun science craftivity teaching kids about the 4 types of clouds.

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April Centers

April Centers

These 18 April centers will save you planning time and keep you inspired all month long! The mega pack includes motivating ways to practice sight words, phonics, writing, shapes, telling time… even addition and subtraction!

It’s perfect for kindergarten and first grade. Just hit print!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> 5 versions of Roll It, Read It, Write It: CVC words, Digraphs, Magic E, Vowel Teams, Diphthongs

–> 2 versions of Sound It Out Mats: CVC words and CVCe words

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word I Have, Who Has

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pocket Chart Game

–> EDITABLE Write the Room

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including place value, telling time, 2D and 3D Shapes, addition and subtraction.

–> 2 Addition Board Games (Adding to 12 and Adding to 20)

–> Making 10 Write and Wipe Cards

–> 2 Subtraction Board Games (Subtracting within 10 and Subtracting within 20)

–> Subtracting from 10 Write and Wipe Cards

–> 3 Sets of Telling Time Puzzles (Telling time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour)

–> 2 Versions of Shape Graphs(2D Shapes & 3D Shapes)

–> 2 Versions of Color by Shapes (2D Shapes & 3D Shapes)

–> 2 Versions of Mystery Number Task Cards (Counting by ones to 100 and skip counting by 2, 5 or 10)

 

THAT’S 18 APRIL MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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End of Year Centers

End of Year Centers

End of year centers your students will LOVE! Finish the year stronger than ever with 21 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, skip counting, number bonds and so much more.

The end of year centers are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

The mega pack makes it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.

–> Color Up. Work on letter sounds, digraphs or blends! Simply grab a card, say the word out loud and color the beginning sound.

–> Spin a Word Family. Spin a word, read it and color it on your sheet. There are 5 versions so you can practice every vowel.

–> Word Clip Cards. Have students read and clip CVC words or, if they’re ready for a challenge, give them the Magic E version instead.

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

–> EDITABLE Roll and Write. Roll a die and write the matching word. Because the game is editable, you can practice any words under the sun!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Match each sight word with its twin! When you’ve finished, write your pairs on your record sheet to practice spelling.

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek. Play a pocket chart sight word game with the class!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Card Game. Have students practice their sight words with a friend!

–> 4 Story Starters. Get kids writing with creative story prompts and end of year word cards.

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including numbers, telling time, addition and subtraction.

–> Mystery Numbers. Practice counting in numerical order from 1-120.

–> Skip Counting. For students who are ready to be stretched, practice skip counting by 2, 5 or 10 instead.

–> Shape Graph. Work on 2D or 3D shapes AND build graphing skills at the same time. Just spin a shape and add it to the graph!

–> Number Bonds. Figure out the missing number and write it on your number bond!

–> Telling Time 4 in a Row. Read the analog clock and then find the digital time that matches! There are two versions included so that you can easily differentiate for a variety of learners: telling time to the nearest hour and quarter hour.

 

THERE ARE 21 END OF YEAR MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Spring Centers

Spring Centers

If your math and literacy centers need a little love this spring, this pack is for you!

The print and play pack includes 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, skip counting, addition, subtraction and so much more.

The spring centers are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

The mega pack makes it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.

–> CVC Word Family Sort. Pick a card from the pile and sort it into the right CVC word family.

–> Vowel Team Sort. If students are ready for a challenge, sort magic E CVCe words instead.

–> CVC Word Puzzles. Match each picture with the matching CVC word! Then write your pairs on your record sheet for extra reinforcement.

–> Magic E Word Puzzles. For children who need more of a push, pull out the magic E version of the game.

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

–> EDITABLE Roll and Write. Roll a die and write the matching word. Because the game is editable, you can practice any words under the sun!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Match each sight word with its twin! When you’ve finished, write your pairs on your record sheet to practice spelling.

–> 3 Story Starters. Get kids writing with creative story prompts and spring word cards.

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including numbers, telling time, addition and subtraction.

–> Mystery Numbers. Easily differentiate by having kids focus on the numbers 1-20, 1-50 or 1-120.

–> Skip Counting. For students who are ready to be stretched, practice skip counting by 2, 5 or 10 instead.

–> Shape Graph. Work on 2D or 3D shapes AND build graphing skills at the same time. Just spin a shape and add it to the graph!

–> Subtraction Mats. Spin two numbers, write the subtraction problem and solve it!

–> Telling Time Puzzles. Read the analog clock and then find the digital time that matches! There are three versions included so that you can easily differentiate for a variety of learners: telling time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour.

–> Making 10. How many more flower seeds do you need to make 10? Use the task cards to find your answer and then keep track of your results on your record sheet.

–> Subtracting from 10. Roll a die and subtract that many flower seeds from your ten frame. How many are left?

–> Add and Color. Solve each addition problem, color the box according to the key, and make the mystery picture magically appear.

 

THERE ARE 18 SPRING MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Word Work Bundle

Word Work Bundle

BUNDLE AND SAVE! Add HUNDREDS of motivating word work stations to your collection so you can easily differentiate your literacy centers for a variety of reading levels. Print one center for students who are practice letter sounds, pull another center for kids who are working on blends…

The Word Work Bundle includes ALL of my phonics and sight word packs… including all of the EDITABLE ones… so you have everything you need in one spot.

It’s tailor-made for preschool, kindergarten and first grade teachers.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

The MEGA bundle includes 450+ centers practicing sight words and phonics skills:

–> Rhyming

–> Syllable segmenting

–> Names

–> Alphabet letter names and sounds

–> Beginning sounds

–> Short vowels

–> CVC words

–> Beginning digraphs

–> Ending digraphs

–> Beginning blends

–> Ending blends

–> Vowel teams

–> Magic E words

–> Diphthongs

–> R-controlled vowels

–> Compound words

–> Sight Words

–> Reading fluency

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32 EDITABLE Sight Word Games

32 EDITABLE Sight Word Games

More than 2,000+ four star ratings on Teachers Pay Teachers!!

Use these 32 EDITABLE sight word games all year long with countless word combinations. Practice sight words, word families, magic E words… It even works with Spanish and French!

Just type your word list once and they automatically load into every activity. The set is a huge time and money saver! You can even EDIT THE DIRECTIONS. 

SAVE TIME

Just type your words on the getting started page and they automatically load into every activity so you can quickly print and play.

SAVE MONEY

Simply swap out the words 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 word lists. One group of students can practice 18 beginning of the year sight words while another group of children works on the same activity but focuses on harder words.

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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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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Sub Plans

Sub Plans

No batch of chicken soup could ever be strong enough to cure the sub planning blues... Especially when you already feel lousy! This makes it easy for you to pull together sub plans that'll last you for DAYS. And when you spend 15 minutes setting everything up NOW,...

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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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18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Words Games

18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Words Games

Practicing sight words just got WAY MORE FUN! No matter what sight words your students have to learn, this pack will give you an EDITABLE board game you can use for every holiday of the year. Grab your set in my shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Then, grab our...

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300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

Do you spend countless hours hunting down "good fit" word work activities and literacy centers for each of your reading groups? Word work is an amazing way to take students' reading to the next level because it gives kids a chance to play with words - breaking them...

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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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Start Here

Decodable Sight Word Lists 32 Editable Sight Word Games Editable Word Work Activities 15 Editable Word Work Board Games Handwriting Activity Pack Sound Mapping Alphabet & Sight Word Tic-Tac-Toe Bubble Gum Sound Mapping Cookie Word Work Game Digraph and Blends...

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What are the Best Teaching Tools for Kids?

What are the Best Teaching Tools for Kids?

“Best” is often a subjective term. A better phrase might be “What are the best teaching tools for my kid(s)? Since we all learn in different ways, what works the best for one might not be as effective with another. That’s why it’s imperative to try different...

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Holiday Centers

Holiday Centers

Holidays are such an exciting time for kids and when you’re able to bring hands-on, fun activities into the classroom you can amplify their joy! We’ve compiled a list of many easy-to-set-up centers to celebrate throughout the entire year with your PreK, Kindergarten...

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EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

FLASH SALE! These 26 word work activities work with any words under the sun: sight words, phonics, spelling lists, word families, themed words… the sky’s the limit!

And, as a huge bonus, the mega pack of word work activities requires almost no prep.

“I really feel like this is the holy grail of word work activities. I’m using it for at-home practice for my first grade child, and I love the variety included as well as ease of use. I mostly use the activities that are blank and can be used with any list (her favorites are Add it Up, Small/Med/Large and Magic Words), but I LOVE the ones where you can type the words in and they auto-populate the activity for you. It’s like magic and it’s so easy. Thank you!” – Emily Knutson

Kids love that they’re fun – teachers love that they’re ready to play and easy to differentiate for every learner in class!

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

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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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20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

There are few things better than settling in with your students to read a good book.  The miraculous way it calms kids down after recess...Their smiles and laughter...The "one more, pleeeeease."  It's pure magic. And while kids are locked into a good story, it's a...

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Write and Wipe Subtraction Cards

Write and Wipe Subtraction Cards

Looking for a fun way to teach kids about subtraction?! These write and wipe subtraction cards give children hands-on practice writing and solving problems. They're great to use as a math center, small group activity or for individual practice. Grab the complete...

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Short E Centers

Short E Centers

Teaching kids to read takes a lot of repetition to make sure that kids are grasping important skills like recognizing common vowels sounds and turning them into CVC words. I love to choose just one vowel (either A, E, I , O U) to focus on, giving students a solid...

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Rainbow Gold

Rainbow Gold

This rainbow art project is perfect for introducing rainbow order plus combines literacy with art when paired with the book What Makes a Rainbow? Magic Ribbon Book by Betty Ann Schwartz. The ribbons in the book make the rainbow. This book shows great examples of color...

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Transportation Word Puzzles

Transportation Word Puzzles

Kids love things that move! Some of the first terms that children learn are the different vehicles that they see on the streets and in the air. It's no wonder, really. Wheels turning, loud noises and the magic of things soaring through the air easily capture the...

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Exploding Pop Rockets

Exploding Pop Rockets

This 4th of July twist on those classic Alka-Seltzer pop rockets is a must-try kids' science experiment your kids will beg to repeat over and over again. The easy kids' science project is perfect for the 4th of July, New Year's Eve or just because! Follow the simple...

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25 American-Themed Activities for Kids

25 American-Themed Activities for Kids

These 25 American-themed activities for kids include engaging math, science, literacy and crafts young patriots will love. If you're in need of a little red, white and blue inspiration, we've got you covered. Kids will go crazy over these 4th of July activities and we...

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I Have, Who Has Shapes Activity

I Have, Who Has Shapes Activity

Growing up, no one knew how to pronounce my name. Mul-I-u, Malyu, Mala... In middle school, some kids even decided to morph it into "Malaria." (What can I say? Middle schoolers have a unique sense of humor.) But once I explained that "Malia" sounded just like "Maria"...

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Spring Centers

Spring Centers

If your math and literacy centers need a little love this spring, this is for you! These print-and-play spring centers include 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, skip counting, addition, subtraction and so...

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Free Printable Weather Game

Free Printable Weather Game

I love teaching kids about the weather! There's something magical about the way the systems of the earth work together so smoothly to create our weather patterns.  This free printable weather game is a great way to review weather words in a fun and playful way. Ready...

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Learn Colors with Cool Whip

Learn Colors with Cool Whip

There are so many fun ways to help kids learn colors and Cool Whip color mixing ranks right up at the top of my kids' favorites. This quick prep activity is a hands-on, tasty way to learn colors. I hope your kids love it, too!  For more science fun, check out our 30...

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Balloon in a Bottle Science Experiment

Balloon in a Bottle Science Experiment

There are so many fun ways to sneak in kids' science  - make a rainbow in a jar, turn a flower two different colors, whip up some pop rockets. This simple balloon science experiment is a quick prep way to help kids learn about air pressure. It's a little bit of...

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Burning Money

Burning Money

Burning money is usually not a good idea.  That is, unless you know this trick that lets you set your money ablaze without actually burning it! Our little scientists love demonstrations that have a bit of magic to them and they were eager to see me light my money on...

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20 Flower Activities

20 Flower Activities

I don't know about you, but after a long and gray winter, I'm always excited to see flowers start to grow. You too? From working on phonics and letter sounds to science experiments and ten frames, these flower activities are perfect for kindergarten and first grade....

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Shape Puzzles

Shape Puzzles

These twelve colorful shape puzzles are a fun way to practice the names of shapes while kids begin spelling out words. Sliding together one puzzle piece at a time, young mathematicians magically make each shape appear. The shape game is guaranteed fun! For more shapes...

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25 Rainbow Activities for Kids

25 Rainbow Activities for Kids

There's just something about the colors of the rainbow that make projects seem a little happier, don't you think?! These 25 rainbow activities for kids are sure to bring smiles as children play along with fun and colorful math, science and literacy projects. For more...

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3 Insanely Cool Egg Experiments

3 Insanely Cool Egg Experiments

These kids' science experiments use one egg and a few simple kitchen items for some seriously egg-citing results.  The three sequential egg experiments are super simple to complete but are jam-packed with learning. Kids will LOVE watching their egg "magically"...

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30 Awesome Heart Activities for Kids

30 Awesome Heart Activities for Kids

'Tis the season for all things warm and fuzzy! To get into the Valentine's Day spirit, I was excited to round up 30 of my favorite heart activities for kids. The mega list includes fun math games, science experiments, crafts projects and recipes children will love....

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Self Care Checklist

Self Care Checklist

I've tried to write this self care checklist blog post a hundred different times, but my nerves always got the best of me. Because showing up and being vulnerable is hard. But I believe that I have a responsibility to be 100% real with you, so I'm finally taking a...

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Invisible Ink Valentines

Invisible Ink Valentines

What kid doesn't like a little bit of magic?!  Add in a sweet message and you've got a sure fire winner for Valentine's Day. These invisible ink valentines are a perfect addition to any Valentine's Day party, friendship unit or rainy day activity. For more science...

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Monster Counting Cards

Monster Counting Cards

These monster counting cards are sure to kick up the cool math factor. Little monsters will love practicing number recognition and counting as they add eyes to each monster card. The freebie's an uber fun way to practice the numbers 1 to 20. For more number fun, check...

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Volcano Eggs

Volcano Eggs

Looking for a magical, gorgeous and highly-addictive way to color Easter eggs?! These DIY volcano eggs are an awesome craft and science activity in one. With just baking soda and vinegar, you can make erupting eggs that are brilliantly colorful and tons of fun. For...

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Rainbow + Unicorn Centers

Rainbow + Unicorn Centers

Since nothing screams "motivation" quite like rainbows and unicorns, right!? These rainbow and unicorn centers are the perfect way to learn many different subjects at once. This month's Plato Pack is filled with magical math, literacy and STEM centers that are...

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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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Frozen Science Experiments

Frozen Science Experiments

Whether you're a super fan of the movie Frozen or you're just on the hunt for some wintery science projects kids will love, these 20 Frozen science experiments are sure to melt your heart. Whip up ice that's hot to the touch, melt Elsa's frozen hands, make some fizzy...

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Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, this fun leprechaun-inspired word family sort is a must-try. Kids will love playing with gold (who can blame them?!) and YOU'LL love that they're practicing important reading skills. To make it easier for you to get EVERY...

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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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Sharpie Tie-Dye Science

Sharpie Tie-Dye Science

We love tie-dye, but could do without the dyed hands, repeated rinsing and stained sink. Enter: Sharpie tie-dye shirts to the rescue!   This crafty kids' science activity is the perfect solution! It's a fun way to explore solvents with tie-dye but skip the mess. Want...

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Hundred Chart Puzzles #Colorize

Hundred Chart Puzzles #Colorize

These bright and colorful hundred chart puzzles  are a simple, hands-on way to help kids build number sense. Children can easily count on (22, 23, 24...), identify patterns (10, 20, 30...) and understand more and less (10 is more than 4...) There are so many simple...

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Valentine Thaumatrope Activity

Valentine Thaumatrope Activity

Thaumatropes are a simple optical illusion toy that are a ton of fun to make and play with. For Valentine's Day, we put a little spin on our thaumatropes by adding sweet little messages to make playful Valentine's Day cards! This thaumatrope activity is addictively...

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Sticky Ice Science Experiment

Sticky Ice Science Experiment

Quick, easy and a little magical - this kid's science experiment with ice is simply too cool not to do.  The classic activity challenges little magicians scientists to lift an ice cube using only a string and salt.  With serious wow factor, this science...

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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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Rainbow Jar

Rainbow Jar

We love fun kids' science and this easy rainbow jar activity is one of our all-time FAVORITES! With just a few common household ingredients like dish soap and honey, little scientists can actually pour a rainbow in a jar. There's no need for any magic - just 100%...

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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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24 Soothing Calm Down Jars

24 Soothing Calm Down Jars

Calm down jars offer a quick way to refocus kids and help them manage difficult emotions. It's hard to keep feeling angry or upset when there is such a mesmerizing bottle in your hands! These jars include more than just glitter, and offer nearly endless ways to play....

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50 Fun ABC Games for Kids

50 Fun ABC Games for Kids

ABC games are a fun, hands-on way to teach kids the names and sounds of letters. This roundup of 50 ABC games includes favorite finds from across the web. Whether you're looking for a super-active game or you'd like an easy download you can print and play, this list...

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25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

When my oldest son gave up naps almost a year and a half ago, I scrambled to set up some quiet time activities that would keep him entertained for half an hour so that I could have a much needed break in the middle of the day. Fast forward to today, and we have a...

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25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Looking for some fun St. Patrick's Day activities with a math, science and literacy focus? You've come to the right spot. We've pulled together 25 of our favorite St. Patrick's Day activities for kids in one spot. We hope your little leprechauns love them too! For...

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Disappearing Candy Cane Stripes

Disappearing Candy Cane Stripes

This quick prep kids' science experiment is a must-try for winter! Just grab a bag of candy canes and a bowl of warm water and you're ready to make candy cane stripes magically disappear. Follow the simple step-by-step below and then grab 30 more easy-to-follow...

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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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Groundhog Day Centers

Groundhog Day Centers

Groundhog Day is just around the corner and this pack makes it easy to add some motivating, groundhog-themed math and literacy centers to your lesson plans.  Students will practice letter sounds, sight words, ten frames, graphing, 2D shapes and so much more. The set is perfect for pre-k, kindergarten or first grade.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 1-20 Counting Clip Cards. Work on ten frames and counting from 1 to 20.

–> Roll and Colors. Practice immediately recognizing the numbers 1 to 6.

–> Roll, ADD and Color. Easily differentiate for kids who are ready to start working on addition.

–> This or That. Compare two numbers and color the one that’s bigger. 3 levels for easy differentiation.

–> Groundhog Shapes. Learn 2D shape names and practice graphing.

–> Groundhog Predictions. Make predictions and work on graphing.

–> Alphabet Groundhogs. Practice upper and lowercase pairs.

–> Alphabet Puzzles. Match up each letter with a word that starts with it.

–> Alphabet Spin. Spin a letter and color a word that starts with it.

–> EDITABLE Don’t Wake the Groundhog Sight Word Game. Work on reading and writing any words under the sun.

–> Groundhog Day Magic. Make your sight words magically appear.

–> 2 Story Starters. Build students’ creativity as you work on writing.

–> If I Were a Groundhog… Stretch kids’ imaginations while they practice writing.

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13 Gingerbread Activities

13 Gingerbread Activities

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,...

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Hot Ice Science Experiment

Hot Ice Science Experiment

You won't believe how easy it is to whip up this hot ice science experiment! Just like all of our favorite science projects for kids, you just need a few simple supplies from your pantry: vinegar, baking soda and water. The prep is quick and simple but the results are...

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30 Must-Have Kids’ Craft Supplies

30 Must-Have Kids’ Craft Supplies

Need a ready-for-anything kids' craft supplies box? Throw these 30 must-have supplies in a large plastic tub and you'll have everything you need in one spot. And, for a little project inspiration, check out some of my favorite kids' craft finds from across the...

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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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20 Kids’ Home Science Experiments

20 Kids’ Home Science Experiments

There are so many home science experiments for kids! From learning about how clouds rain to making sun-dried raisins, this list of 20 favorite science activities promises to be fun for kids AND grown ups. No science labs needed! Get inspired below and then grab 30...

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Editable Word Work Activities

Editable Word Work Activities

These 26 word work activities can be used with any words under the sun: sight words, phonics, spelling lists, word families, themed words... the sky's the limit!  And, as a huge bonus, the mega pack of word work activities requires almost no prep. Kids love that...

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Christmas STEAM for Kids

Christmas STEAM for Kids

These 25 Christmas STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) projects are packed with Santa-approved fun and learning! Build a jingle bell maze with LEGOS, design ornaments that actually light up, play with printable North Pole Dominoes and so much more....

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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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Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe

Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe

This glow in the dark playdough recipe is guaranteed to make playtime exciting! And the best part is that you only need to add ONE simple ingredient to our super squishy playdough recipe to make the magic happen. Whip up your batch below and then continue the squishy,...

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Playdough

St. Patrick’s Day Playdough

My kiddos have been drawn to this shimmery, shiny, glitter-filled playdough like moths to a flame. And how could they not be?!  There is truly something magical about this ultra sparkly St. Patrick's Day playdough. It lets kids' imaginations run wild. For more fun...

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Rainbow and Unicorn Centers

Rainbow and Unicorn Centers

There’s nothing quite as magical (and MOTIVATING!) as rainbows and unicorns. So sprinkle some magic into your lesson plans with this batch of rainbow and unicorn centers. Students will beg to repeat them over and over again!
 
This print and play pack includes 16 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, number concept, addition, subtraction and so much more.
 
The rainbow and unicorn activities are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!
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Snow STEM Challenges

Snow STEM Challenges

Add a major dose of magic to your lesson plans this winter with a batch of engaging snow STEM challenges! Students will love learning how snowflakes are made and then diving into engineering, problem solving and (of course!) STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The STEM challenges are perfect for winter parties, snow units, early finisher activities, STEM boxes or just because.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Snow fact sheet

–> “All About Snow” record sheet

–> 10 toothpick and marshmallow task cards + record sheet

–> Build your own toothpick and marshmallow snowflake + record sheet

–> 10 EASY geoboard task cards + record sheet

–> 10 HARD geoboard task cards + record sheet

–> 12 task cards comparing the weight of marshmallow “snowballs” to common class supplies like paperclips

–> 2 EASY roll and cover pattern block mats

–> 2 HARD roll, add and cover pattern block mats

–> I Have, Who Has 2D Shape Game

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Kwanzaa Centers

Kwanzaa Centers

Students will love these 11 Kwanzaa centers! The math and literacy activities are easy to differentiate for a variety of levels making the set perfect for kindergarten or first grade.

Use the fact sheets to teach important details about Kwanzaa and then work on sight words, phonics, number sequencing, graphing, tallying, story writing and more.

The Kwanzaa pack includes 11 motivating math and literacy centers kids will love.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Kwanzaa KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Kwanzaa Fact Sheets

–> Kwanzaa Alphabet Game

–> EDITABLE Magic Fruit Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Color by Sight Word

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> Spin and Tally Game

–> Kwanzaa Patterns

–> What’s Next? Number Sequencing Game

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Diwali Centers

Diwali Centers

These 14 Diwali centers are a must for your festival of light or holidays around the world unit! The math and literacy activities are easy to differentiate for a variety of levels making the set perfect for kindergarten or first grade.

Use the fact sheets to teach important details about Diwali and then work on sight words, phonics, numbers 1-130, tallies, story writing and more.

The Diwali pack includes 14 motivating math and literacy centers kids will love.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Diwali KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Diwali Fact Sheets

–> Beginning Sound Clip Cards

–> EDITABLE Magic Rangoli Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> What Next? Number Sequencing Game

–> Spin and Color Tallying and Graphing Game

–> 1-100 Number Puzzles

–> Four in a Row Addition Game

–> Diwali Patterns

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We love helping make your life easier! Check out the answers to our most common questions below. Don't see what you need? Send our team an email at hello@playdoughtoplato.com. What ages and grades do your activities target? We’re OBSESSED with helping Pre-K,...

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Groundhog Day Activities

Groundhog Day Activities

Groundhog Day is just around the corner and this pack makes it easy to add some motivating, groundhog-themed math and literacy centers to your lesson plans. Students will practice letter sounds, sight words, ten frames, graphing, 2D shapes and so much more. The set...

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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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Hidden Letters

Hidden Letters

Calling all alphabet detectives! The ABCs have gone missing and it’s your job to hunt them down.

Kids will love coloring the uppercase and lowercase letters to make the hidden picture magically appear.

The set includes one page for all 26 letters from A to Z.

 

–> Bundle with 19 more alphabet activities and save!

 

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21 Candy Science Experiments

21 Candy Science Experiments

Kids' science experiments are always a hit but throw candy onto the supply list and you're guaranteed to step up the cool factor. These 21 candy science experiments are perfect to use as science fair projects, classroom activities, homeschool lessons or rainy day...

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Flying Tea Bag Ghosts

Flying Tea Bag Ghosts

Kids' science doesn't get much cooler than these fun flying tea bag ghosts. Kids will love learning about convection and air pressure so much that they'll be running to the panty for every last tea bag. And, since this kids' science activity is oh-so-simple to set up,...

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Star Wars STEM Activities

Star Wars STEM Activities

Star Wars has been a beloved franchise since it first came out in the 1970s. Since then, it has become a cult icon - making it the perfect theme for creating motivating kids' STEM activities. These Star Wars STEM activities include 25 must-try science, technology,...

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32 Clever Word Work Centers

32 Clever Word Work Centers

Clever word work centers make it fun for kids to practice everything from rhyming to word building, sight words, word families, spelling and more. These motivating word work centers are so entertaining that kids won't even realize they are learning. Snag your free...

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Zoo Name Puzzles

Zoo Name Puzzles

My favorite way to begin teaching kids how to read is to start them off with the word they love most: their name! These playful, editable name puzzles are perfect for a zoo unit, beginning of year activity or just because. And, just like our super popular Editable...

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Light, Sound and Heat

Light, Sound and Heat

Bring light, sound and heat alive for kids with 10 hands-on and motivating science centers and activities. Study light, sound, heat, refraction, reflection, transparent, translucent, opaque, volume and pitch.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 10 posters

–> Interactive heat, light and sound flap book

–> Name that energy clip cards

–> Paper cup phone science center and record sheet

–> Straw pan flute science center and record sheet

–> Loud or soft dauber sheet

–> Water magic science center and record sheet

–> All about light activity sheet

–> Is it transparent? dauber sheet

–> The speed of heat science center and record sheet

 

** BUNDLE WITH ALL OF OUR SCIENCE PACKS AND SAVE!

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NO PREP Sight Word Activity Books

NO PREP Sight Word Activity Books

When I introduced my set of NO PREP Pre-Primer Sight Word Activity Books last month, I was blown away by customers' response. Teachers loved that all 40 books were prep-free and kids were thrilled that their sight word practice was super fun. In response to popular...

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40 STEM Activities for Kids

40 STEM Activities for Kids

STEM activities (Science Technology Engineering and Math) are all the buzz in education. Kids love finding out how things work through fun, hands-on projects and teachers love knowing that they're preparing students for their techy future. These 40 kid-approved STEM...

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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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Subtraction Write and Wipe Cards

Subtraction Write and Wipe Cards

These 128 write and wipe cards are an easy and fun way to teach kids about subtraction. They’re perfect to use as math centers, small group activities or for individual practice.

To play, students grab a write and wipe card showing either 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 objects. They roll a die and cross off that many objects in the picture. Then they write the subtraction problem by filling in the numbers at the bottom of the card.

When kids are ready to take learning one step further, they follow up by writing the complete equation (including the subtraction and equal sign) on a corresponding record sheet. It’s an easy way to differentiate for different learners.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> LEGO Subtraction

–> Loose Tooth Subtraction

–> Candy Shop Subtraction

–> Lunch Subtraction

–> Bubble Subtraction

–> Penguin Subtraction

–> Bowling Subtraction

–> Magic Subtraction

 

Get ready for some hands-on fun with math!

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EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

EDITABLE Word Work Activities

These 26 word work activities work with any words under the sun: sight words, phonics, spelling lists, word families, themed words… the sky’s the limit!

And, as a huge bonus, the mega pack of word work activities requires almost no prep.

“I really feel like this is the holy grail of word work activities. I’m using it for at-home practice for my first grade child, and I love the variety included as well as ease of use. I mostly use the activities that are blank and can be used with any list (her favorites are Add it Up, Small/Med/Large and Magic Words), but I LOVE the ones where you can type the words in and they auto-populate the activity for you. It’s like magic and it’s so easy. Thank you!” – Emily Knutson

Kids love that they’re fun – teachers love that they’re ready to play and easy to differentiate for every learner in class!

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

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Classroom Management Hacks

Classroom Management Hacks

The hardest part of teaching is the thing they don't cover in teachers' education programs - classroom management! It's what makes a day turn from jump-to-the-sky-amazing to don't-want-to-ever-come-back-again-awful. Classroom management is undoubtedly one of the...

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Racing Pepper Science

Racing Pepper Science

When it comes to kids' science experiments, there are few as easy as this one. Racing Pepper is a simple prep science activity with major "wow" factor! We promise: your kids will love trying it again and again and again... And if you can't get enough of kids' science,...

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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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Sweet and Sour Science Experiment

Sweet and Sour Science Experiment

The kids and I love backyard science experiments because it gives them the chance to explore and examine all the creepy crawlies of nature. After a discussion on ants and their eating habits, we came up with this simple kids' science experiment using a lollipop and a...

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Superhero ABC Game

Superhero ABC Game

ABC games are a motivating way to teach kids the names and sounds of letters. This superhero-themed alphabet match up takes the fun to a whole new level. As kids pair upper and lowercase letters together, they magically build an awesome superhero. This ABC game is a...

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30 Science Experiments

30 Science Experiments

Science just got a whole lot easier to add into your lesson plans!  Using the easy-to-follow instructions and common household supplies, kids will whip up some magic rainbow milk, make raisins dance, create some fluffy Ivory Soap souffle, fish for ice, shine pennies and make water walk.

PLUS, your download also includes a no-prep science journal that goes along with the 30 jaw-dropping science experiments so kids can easily keep track of their results.

But that’s just the beginning! Get ready for plenty of “oohs” and “aahs.”

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> The Disappearing Egg Shell

–> Walking Water

–> Tornado in a Jar

–> Flying Tea Bags

–> Magic Balloons

–> Disappearing Skittles

–> Dancing Raisins

–> Volcano in a Jar

–> Rainbow Milk

–> Candy Chromatography

–> Water Cycle in a Bag

–> Crystal Names

–> Fireworks in a Jar

–> States of Matter Balloons

–> Dying Flowers

–> Fluffy Soap

–> Shining Pennies

–> Fishing for Ice

–> Sink or Float

–> Little Sprout House

–> Making Grapes

–> Lava in a Cup

–> Running Pepper

–> Sink and Float Oranges

–> Will it Melt?

–> Peppermint Fireworks

–> Sunscreen Science

–> Is it Magnetic?

–> Phases of the Moon

 

That’s more than 30 awesome science experiments PLUS a kid-friendly, no prep science journal. Get ready for some serious fun!!

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40 NO PREP Sight Word Activity Books

40 NO PREP Sight Word Activity Books

Teaching kids sight words takes plenty of practice but these 40 NO PREP sight word activity books make all of that work fun for kids. This jam-packed set includes one activity book for each of the first 40 Dolch sight words. Grab your set in my shop!  (You can grab...

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25 Awesome Name Games

25 Awesome Name Games

These 25 awesome name games are sure to keep kids entertained for days. They'll love crystallizing, tracing and painting the most important word they'll ever learn. And for more fun, be sure to grab our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack in our shop! Whether you're in...

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DIY Science Kit for Kids

DIY Science Kit for Kids

Whether you're looking for an insanely cool science gift for kids or you need a list of go-to science supplies, this DIY home science kit has you covered. Most of the supplies are available at the Dollar Store and the free experiment cards include four ready to go...

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100+ Classroom Supplies at the Dollar Tree

100+ Classroom Supplies at the Dollar Tree

I admit it: I used to be a Dollar Tree skeptic. I couldn't imagine that a store filled with things costing just one buck could possibly have anything worthwhile. Boy was I wrong. The Dollar Tree is packed with awesome classroom supplies - scissors, flashcards,...

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Glow in the Dark Slime

Glow in the Dark Slime

This glow in the dark slime is sure to put anyone in the Halloween spirit. The kids' science activity is simple to make but provides hours of imaginative sensory play.Love this slim?! Check out our other awesome 30 Science Experiments (just for kids!)...

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Color Mixing with Playdough

Color Mixing with Playdough

We love to play our favorite color game to practice the names of colors and do lots of color mixing experiments to see what happens when we mix together two of the primary colors {red, blue and yellow}. Of all the color mixing we've done, our play dough color...

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15 Insanely Cool Preschool Science Projects

15 Insanely Cool Preschool Science Projects

Little Einsteins will love this roundup of super fun kids' science projects. It includes fun ways to learn about density, states of matter, life cycles and so. much. more. They're the perfect complement to our Super Cool Science Kit! Topping the list is our most...

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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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62 Kids’ Books from Around the World

62 Kids’ Books from Around the World

If we can't globe trot in real life, why not take a trip around the world in the comfort of our own home?! No bags to pack. No jet lag to overcome. These kid-friendly fiction and nonfiction titles introduce kids to the world beyond their borders. And speaking of...

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About Us

Welcome to Playdough to Plato – a site dedicated to helping parents and educators teach kids in playful, hands-on ways. Our philosophy is simple: make learning fun. Read more.

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I LOVE helping Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. I’m so glad you’re here!