Craft Stick Patterns

Craft Stick Patterns

Looking for a hands-on way to teach kids patterns? These free craft stick pattern activity cards are an easy prep math station or busy bag. Grab your copy and then check our our best-selling Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack in our shop! Getting Ready The prep for this...

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Gumdrop Patterns Activity

Gumdrop Patterns Activity

This festive gumdrop patterns activity sheet stretches students to create patterns of their own. AB, ABB, ABC patterns... they're all there! The no-prep activity is easy to differentiate making it perfect for preschoolers, second graders, and every age in between! ...

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Spin a Sight Word and House Patterns Activites

Spin a Sight Word and House Patterns Activites

rab I've heard that good things happen in threes and that is definitely true of this three-part busy bag series.  Boy Mama Teacher Mama and I teamed up several weeks ago to give away six printable kindergarten busy bags: 3 that work on literacy skills and 3 that focus...

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Conversation Heart Patterns

Conversation Heart Patterns

Making patterns is an important math concept for kids to know - and what better way to learn them than through conversation heart patterns!? When I told my 5 year-old, A, that she would be making patterns using classic Valentine's conversation hearts, she couldn't...

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Candy Cane Patterns

Candy Cane Patterns

My 5 year old loves anything related to Christmas so these low-prep candy cane patterns had her giggling all the way to the tree.  Not only was she practicing early math skills like color sorting and patterns, but she was also strengthening her fine motor skills!...

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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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Free CVC Games

Free CVC Games

These free CVC games and child-friendly worksheets help kids learn to identify short vowels and break words into individual sounds called phonemes. Grab your set of free CVC games below and then practice any words under the sun with our Editable Word Work Games! CVC...

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Counting Bear Clip Cards

Counting Bear Clip Cards

Counting bears are such a motivating math manipulative for young children. They're great for practicing patterns, graphing and (of course!) counting. Bring a big dose of hands-on fun to ordinary number work with this colorful batch of counting bear clip cards. They're...

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LEGO Addition Cards

LEGO Addition Cards

Whether you're looking for a hands-on way to practice addition or you need a fun LEGO activity for kids, these free LEGO addition cards are sure to be a hit. Just print the cards, grab some LEGOS and you're ready to step up the cool math factor. P.S. Be sure to hop...

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LEGO Pattern Cards

LEGO Pattern Cards

Have some LEGO fans in your home or classroom? These free LEGO pattern cards make math super fun for kids. Just print the pattern cards (below), grab your stash of LEGOs and you're ready for some motivating, hands-on pattern building. Grab the printable below and then...

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Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

Pattern blocks are a motivating, hands-on way to teach kids about shapes, patterns, measurement.... even fractions!  These playful roll and cover pattern block mats add three more math skills to the list: counting, number recognition and addition. If you're into this...

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American Themed Bracelets

American Themed Bracelets

My recently turned four year-old loves to get glammed up by making her own jewelry.  With the 4th of July approaching, we thought making some patriotic patterned bracelets, which is such a great fine motor activity, would be appropriate for the upcoming...

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Learn Letter Sounds with ACTION!!

Learn Letter Sounds with ACTION!!

Guest post by Kindergarten and Preschool for Parents and Teachers. Young children learn with hands-on exploration using their five senses and movement. Of course you want them to learn to read, but do their eyes glaze over when you try to interest them in flashcards? ...

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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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Pencil Grasp Development in Babies and Toddlers

Pencil Grasp Development in Babies and Toddlers

Pencil grasp development begins long before children are ready for formalized writing. It begins even before even the first coloring and scribbles are put to paper, before the one you, as a parent, so proudly hang on the fridge. In fact, you might be surprised to find...

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Pencil Grasp Development in Preschoolers

Pencil Grasp Development in Preschoolers

Pencil grasp development in preschoolers is a complex topic. Acquiring the correct pencil grasp is one of the most important physical skills children develop and most of that takes place during the preschool years. Children transition from holding a pencil with a very...

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16 Secret Long Vowel Sentences for Summer

16 Secret Long Vowel Sentences for Summer

Looking for a fun long vowel activity for kids?  These secret summer sentences give kids plenty of practice reading and writing words with long vowels including -ay, -ee, -igh and -oa. Children will love solving the mystery words and you'll love that they're getting...

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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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LEGO Measurement

LEGO Measurement

My kids are LEGO obsessed! Yours too?! We've used them to practice addition and subtraction, counting, patterns... even engineering. I was super excited to add another LEGO-themed learning activity to the mix: measurement. These printable LEGO measuring activity...

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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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Word Family Garden Activity

Word Family Garden Activity

Do your kids have a serious case of spring fever, too?  This word family activity is a great way to focus all of that warm weather daydreaming on an important reading concept: word families!  Watch them turn into a beautiful garden right before your eyes. Put simply,...

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Flower Power Diphthong Activity

Flower Power Diphthong Activity

Are you working on ou/ow diphthongs in phonics? This flower power sort is a fun diphthong activity that practices reading and focuses on those tricky spelling patterns. It's perfect for use as a small group center or as a whole group read and write the room. Make sure...

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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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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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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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May’s Playful Learning Checklist

May’s Playful Learning Checklist

This month's playful learning checklist is a must-grab because it's packed with fun ways to learn and play with as the weather gets warmer! Have a picnic, work on patterns outside and so much more! Snag your checklist and then hop over and grab our bundle of...

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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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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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25 Outer Space Activities

25 Outer Space Activities

Ready to geek out on outer space activities but not sure where to start?  These 25 outer space activities make it so easy to learn about our solar system. Just print and play! Grab your outer space instant download in our shop!  Then, for more fun science, check out...

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20 Earth Day Activities

20 Earth Day Activities

Earth Day is the perfect time to learn how we can make our planet a healthier, cleaner place to live. These 20 Earth Day activities include our favorite earth-friendly crafts, science experiments and projects from across the web. Get ready for some serious fun!! And...

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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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Spring Pattern Cards

Spring Pattern Cards

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

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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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Free Hundred Chart and 10 Ways to Use It

Free Hundred Chart and 10 Ways to Use It

A hundred chart is a surprisingly simple way to teach a lot of math skills. For instance, you can use a hundred chart to teach kids number sequencing (1, 2, 3), patterns (each column on the chart ends in the same digit) and skip counting (10, 20, 30, etc.). Grab your...

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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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Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Fine motor activities build the hand-eye coordination and strength kids need to write words later. These creative fine motor activities are sure to be a hit with preschoolers. They're the perfect complement to our best-selling Fine Motor Super Pack! Our first activity...

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Winter Activity Pack

Winter Activity Pack

These 20 motivating winter activities are perfect for pre-K and kindergarten! Use them as math and literacy centers, early finisher activities, morning tubs… the sky's the limit. Whether you're putting together a winter unit, or just want to step up math and literacy...

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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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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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16 Thanksgiving Centers

16 Thanksgiving Centers

Gobble, gobble! Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with 16 Thanksgiving centers that are perfect for preschool and Kindergarten. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! And speaking of fun centers, become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the...

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R-Controlled Vowel Centers

R-Controlled Vowel Centers

These 10 playful R-controlled vowel centers make it fun to practice 5 different spelling patterns in words: AR, ER, IR, OR and UR.

Play a round of Ropin’ Rodeo, match up R-controlled vowel puzzles, sort popcorn word families…. kids will love playing all 10 centers!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Smarty Pants flip and write game

–> Ropin’ Rodeo game board

–> Treasure Hide and Seek pocket chart game

–> Space I Spy write around the room

–> Superhero Sprint dice game

–> Puzzle Pairs match up

–> Popcorn Words read and sort activity

–> Word Family Puzzles

–> Clip Cards

–> And What’s Right read and color sheets

 

That’s 10 engaging R-controlled vowel centers in all!

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25 Must-Try LEGO Activities

25 Must-Try LEGO Activities

Little engineers will love these 25 LEGO activities. They're hands-on, motivating ways to practice math, literacy, engineering... even science! So grab your bucket of bricks and get ready for some serious LEGO learning fun. And for more fun, check out our Epic STEM...

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23 Christmas Centers

23 Christmas Centers

'Tis the season for Santa Claus, jingle bells and sweet treats. I love it! This go-to Christmas Activity Pack includes 23 elf-approved math and literacy activities bundled together in one easy instant download. It's perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Grab the...

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Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Do some of your students struggle to read but you're not sure how to help? If you've ever wished you had an easy lesson planning cheat sheet that would help you pick "just right" reading lessons, these are for you! Snag your set below and then request an invite to our...

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First Grade at Home – Week Two

First Grade at Home – Week Two

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.

By popular request, I added an editable sight word game this week so you can have kids practice any words under the sun!

 

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 families can print off at home. This week works on CVC words and CVCe words, sight words, addition to 20, subtraction within 20, patterns, units of time and weather.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Two

Kindergarten at Home – Week Two

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.

By popular request, I added an editable sight word game this week so you can have kids practice any words under the sun!

 

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 families can print off at home. This week works on beginning letter sounds and CVC words, sight words, addition to 10, subtraction within 10, patterns, units of time and weather.

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Pattern Centers

Pattern Centers

Teach patterns with this motivating batch of hands-on centers!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a basket of the matching math manipulatives: rainbow bears, unifix cubes, craft sticks or pattern blocks.

You can even print off the record sheet to keep track of students’ learning!

Kids will love building the patterns and then adding on to stretch them further.

As a bonus, the set also includes a create your own pattern challenge for kids who are ready for a next step.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> 10 Rainbow Bear Pattern Cards
 
–> 10 Unifix Cube Pattern Cards
 
–> 10 Craft Stick Pattern Cards
 
–> 10 Pattern Block Pattern Cards (Hard)

–> Record sheets

–> A bonus challenge asking kids to build a pattern of their own

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Rainbow STEM Challenges

Rainbow STEM Challenges

Kids will go crazy for these colorful rainbow STEM challenges! After learning how rainbows are made, they’ll make a Skittles rainbow in a jar, create repeating rainbow patterns with pattern blocks, create rainbow milk and MORE!
 
The STEM challenges are perfect for spring parties, early finisher activities, STEM boxes, science and math centers or just because.
 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
 
–> Rainbow fact sheet
 
–> 10 EASY repeating pattern task cards + record sheet
 
–> 10 HARD repeating pattern task cards + record sheet
 
–> Build your own LEGO rainbow + record sheet
 
–> Pipe cleaner STEM rainbows + record sheet
 
–> Pipe cleaner rainbow creations record sheet
 
–> Skittles rainbow science experiment + record sheet
 
–> Rainbow milk science experiment + record sheet
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Penguin Activities

Penguin Activities

Looking for penguin centers your students will beg to repeat over and over again?!

This print and play pack includes 17 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, number concept, addition, subtraction and so much more.

The penguin activities 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.

–> Fact Sheets. Learn about penguins and then complete either a KWL chart or fill out a fact sheet.

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

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

–> Word Family Sort. Sort and then sound out CVC words.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the iceberg 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 Hide and Seek. Play a super fun pocket chart game with the whole class!

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

MATH CENTERS

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

–> Comparing Penguins. Use clothespins to clip the biggest number! You can either work on 1-10 or stretch kids who are ready by practicing 1-100.

–> This or That. Color the biggest number in each pair.

–> Odd or Even. Sort numbers into the right pile: either odd or even.

–> Fish 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 penguin-themed making ten addition problems.

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

 

THERE ARE 17 PENGUIN ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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St. Lucia’s Day Centers

St. Lucia’s Day Centers

These 9 St. Lucia’s Day 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 St. Lucia’s Day and then work on sight words, numbers 1-100, addition, patterns, story writing and more.

The St. Lucia’s Day pack includes 9 motivating math and literacy centers kids will love.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> St. Lucia’s Day KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of St. Lucia’s Day Fact Sheets

–> EDITABLE I Spy Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> 1-100 Number Puzzles

–> Four in a Row Addition Game

–> St. Lucia Patterns

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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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Chinese New Year Centers

Chinese New Year Centers

Ring in the Chinese New Year with 15 festive 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 the Chinese New Year and then work on sight words, phonics, addition, number sequencing, patterns, story writing and more.

The Chinese New Year pack includes 15 motivating math and literacy centers kids will love.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Chinese New Year KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Chinese New Year Fact Sheets

–> Alphabet Clip Cards

–> EDITABLE I Spy Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Color by Code

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> Color by Ten Frame

–> What’s Next? Number Sequencing Game

–> Four in a Row Addition Game

–> Addition Puzzles

–> Good Fortune Patterns

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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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Hanukkah Centers

Hanukkah Centers

Students will love these 13 Hanukkah 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 Hanukkah and then work on sight words, CVC word families, 2D shapes, tallies, story writing and more.

The Hanukkah pack includes 13 motivating math and literacy centers kids will love.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Hanukkah KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Hanukkah Fact Sheets

–> Dreidel Alphabet Game

–> Rhyming Match Up

–> CVC Word Family Pairs

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> 2D Shape Match Up

–> Spin and Color 2D Shapes

–> Dreidel Spin and Tally Game

–> Color Patterns

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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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Farm Activities

Farm Activities

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

This print and play pack includes 17 motivating ways to teach phonics, word families, sight words, number concept, 2D shapes and so much more.

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

Scroll down to see a list of what’s inside this jam packed instant download!

 

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 Coops. 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 Puzzles. Find the matching words.

–> Match Up. Sound out 16 pairs of CVC words.

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

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek. Read the words to find out what’s hiding underneath. Then write the words in the right spot on your sheet!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Find the pairs of words and then spell them on your sheet.

–> 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.

–> 1-20 Ten Frame Dab. Read the number and then fill your ten frame with that many dots.

–> Color by Ten Frame. Pick a ten frame and color the number that matches!

–> Base 10 Clip Cards. Practice counting and building numbers 1-120 with base ten blocks.

–> Farm Patterns. Create AB, ABB, ABCD, AABB, AAB and ABC patterns.

–> Shape Spin and Color. Spin a 2D shape, name it and then color it.

–> Write and Wipe Counting Cards. Work on number recognition, counting on from a given number and one to one correspondence.

–> Write and Wipe Addition Cards. Write and solve farm-themed addition problems.

–> Write and Wipe Number Bond Cards. Then stretch students to find the missing number in each farm number bond.

 

THERE ARE 17 FARM ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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Apple Activities

Apple Activities

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

COMMUNITY BUILDING

One of my favorite activities in the bunch is a powerful anti-bullying activity that shows how harmful teasing, taunting and excluding can be.

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 Apples. Such a motivating way to work on letter recognition and upper and lowercase pairing.

–> Letter Sound Puzzles. Find the letter that starts each word.

–> Rhyming Clip Cards. Find the matching words.

–> Match Up. Sound out 16 pairs of CVC words.

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

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek. Read the words to find out what’s hiding underneath. Then write the words in the right spot on your sheet!

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Find the pairs of words and then spell them on your sheet.

–> 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, shapes and graphing.

–> 1-20 Ten Frame Dab. Read the number and then fill your ten frame with that many dots.

–> Color by Ten Frame. Pick a ten frame and color the number that matches!

–> Base 10 Puzzles. Practice counting and building numbers 1-100 with base ten blocks.

–> Apple Patterns. Create AB, ABB, ABCD, AABB, AAB and ABC patterns.

–> Shape Graphs. Spin a 2D shape, name it and then graph it. What shape reaches the top first?

–> Roll and Add 1-10. Roll a dice, write the number and solve the addition problem. It’s a motivating way to practice adding +1 to +10.

THERE ARE 15 APPLE ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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Math Emergent Readers

Math Emergent Readers

Looking for a simple way to combine math and literacy?! Kids will love learning about shapes, numbers and patterns with these ten math emergent readers! Each set even includes pocket chart cards and follow up practice sheets so you can easily review and stretch...

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St. Patrick’s Day STEM

St. Patrick’s Day STEM

These St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenges are a must-try! The set is perfect to use in STEM centers, math stations or as early finisher tasks.

 

STUDENTS WILL LOVE:

–> Building 10 Irish objects out of LEGOS.

–> Helping leprechauns carry gold across water by creating a raft that really floats.

–> Learning about buoyancy by pouring a Skittles rainbow into a jar.

–> Using common kitchen supplies to make a chemical reaction that polishes “leprechaun coins”.

–> Adding on to and creating Skittles patterns.

 

And, to help you track students’ growth, all five STEM challenges include record sheets to help kids keep track of their answers.

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day activities your students will beg to play over and over again?!

This print and play pack includes 13 motivating ways to teach alphabet letters, word families, sight words, number concept, graphing, making ten and so much more.

The St. Patrick’s Day activities are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for pre-K and kindergarten!

Check out all the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Alphabet Puzzles. A playful way to work on letter sounds.

–> Rhyming Puzzles. Find the matching words.

–> Perfect Pairs. Sound out 16 pairs of CVC words.

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

–> EDITABLE Leprechaun Words. Write your word list in a St. Patrick’s Day tray!

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

MATH

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

–> 1-20 Ten Frame Dab. Read the number and then fill your ten frame with that many dots.

–> Shamrock Ten Frames. Spin a number and color the shamrock ten frame to match.

–> Making 10 Challenge Cards and Review Sheet. How many more do you need to make 10?

–> Cut and Paste Patterns. Solve AB, AAB and ABC patterns.

–> Leprechaun Shapes. Spin a shape, name it and graph it. What shape reaches the top first?

–> Counting Clip Cards. Count the St. Patrick’s Day objects and clip the matching number from 1-12.

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Playful Rhyming Games

Playful Rhyming Games

Learning how to rhyme is an important step toward reading. It teaches kids to notice patterns in words, break words into parts and incorporate rhythm when they read with expression later. This rhyming pack includes eight of my favorite ways to teach kids how to rhyme....

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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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25 Pre-K Math Centers

25 Pre-K Math Centers

Looking for motivating math centers for your Pre-K classroom? These 25 hands-on, ready to print activities teach shapes, counting to 20, writing numbers, patterns and graphing. The activities make it so easy to set up math stations! Just print, prep and play. Grab...

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Rhyming Picture Mats

Rhyming Picture Mats

Rhyming is an important step toward reading because it teaches kids to recognize patterns in words - a skill they'll use when they learn spelling patterns later. Just like the activities included in our rhyming pack, these rhyming picture mats are a fun, hands-on way...

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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

 

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Signs Your Child May Be Gifted

Signs Your Child May Be Gifted

Have you ever wondered whether your child's smarts are signs of giftedness? The National Association for Gifted Children reports that more than 3 million children in the United States are in fact gifted - demonstrating an ability to reason or learn in the top 10% or...

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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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Valentine’s Day Activities

Valentine’s Day Activities

Looking for Valentine’s Day activities your students will beg to play over and over again?!

This print and play pack includes 20 motivating ways to teach alphabet letters, word families, sight words, number concept, graphing, estimating and so much more.

The Valentine’s Day activities are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for pre-K, kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

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

–> Letter Sound Clip Cards. Clip the letter that starts each word.

–> Rhyming Puzzles. Find the matching words.

–> Perfect Pairs. Sound out 16 pairs of CVC words.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Dash. Race to give your friends their valentines as you read and write sight words along the way.

–> EDITABLE Heart Words. Write your word list in a Valentine’s tray!

–> 2 Little Reader Books. Practice pointing underneath each word, using picture clues and more.

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

MATH

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including counting, number writing, patterns, estimation, odds and evens and graphing.

–> 1-20 Ten Frame Dab. Read the number and then fill your ten frame with that many dots.

–> Spin to 20 Game. Race to reach 20 as you practice adding on.

–> Making 10 Challenge Cards and Review Sheet. How many more do you need to make 10?

–> Heart Patterns. Solve AB, ABB, ABCD, AABB, AAB and ABC patterns.

–> Shape Graphs. Pick up a valentine, name the shape and graph it. What shape reaches the top first?

–> Estimation Station. Practice making good guesses and comparing them to actual answers.

 

AND THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING!

There are 20 Valentine’s Day activities in all.

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Winter Activities

Winter Activities

These 20 motivating winter activities are perfect for pre-K and kindergarten! Use them as math and literacy centers, early finisher activities, morning tubs… the sky’s the limit.

Whether you’re putting together a winter unit, or just want to step up math and literacy learning, this Winter Activity Pack is a must.

Check out all the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Alphabet Snowballs (Upper and Lowercase Match Up)

–> Alphabet Letter Sound Puzzles

–> Winter Alphabet Spin

–> Winter Beginning Sound Clip Cards

–> Arctic Sight Word Race – EDITABLE

–> Arctic Sight Word Snow Writing – EDITABLE

–> How to Build a Snowman Flap Book

–> 2 Silly Story Starters

MATH

–> Snowman Counting Mats 1-10

–> Snowman Ten Frames from 1-20

–> Color by Ten Frame

–> Roll to 50

–> Roll to 100

–> Missing Numbers

–> This or That (3 versions for easy differentiating)

–> Greater Than and Less Than Mittens-

–> Odd and Even Snowball Sort

–> Penguin Goldfish Patterns

–> Snowman Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

–> Making 10 Penguin Activity

–> Subtracting from 10 Snowflake Activity

 

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10 Beginning Reader Books for Boys

10 Beginning Reader Books for Boys

Like anything in life, we all know that the best way to learn how to read is to spend time reading so I knew I needed motivating books that would get my sons' brains excited to practice... I just couldn't find them. So I pulled together this set of 10...

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Thanksgiving Centers

Thanksgiving Centers

Gobble, gobble! Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with a math and literacy pack that’s perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

The 16 motivating math and literacy activities include ABC games, counting activities, sight word games, little reader books, graphing sheets, rhyming clip cards and more.

Check out all the fun details below!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Rhyming Clip Cards. Build rhyming skills.

–> Handwriting Pages. Practice letter formation and letter sounds.

–> Alphabet Dab. Work on letter recognition and upper-lowercase pairs.

–> Mayflower Race. Race around the game board reading and writing sight words!

–> Roll and Write. Roll the die and write the word that matches.

–> 5 Story Starters. Get kids writing with fun story prompts.

–> Little Reader Books. Practice early reading skills with two emergent readers: Five Little Turkeys and I Love My Family.

 

MATH

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

–> Ten Frame Dab. Practice the numbers 1 to 20 with a playful ten frame game.

–> Color by Ten Frame. A motivating way to build number concept.

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

–> Cut and Paste Patterns. Find the missing Thanksgiving picture!

–> Roll and Graph. Roll the dice, add the dots together and graph the matching number.

–> Adding to Ten. How many more wishbones do you need to make ten?

–> Subtracting Sheets. Roll the die and take away that many pies. How many are left?

 

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Word Family Activity Pack

Word Family Activity Pack

Teaching kids how to read and write word families increases their reading fluency by showing them spelling patterns in words. These hands-on, motivating games and no prep activities make memorizing the most common word families uber fun for kids. The activity pack is...

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25 Craft Stick Activities

25 Craft Stick Activities

We love craft stick activities. They're low prep, hands-on and creative. Whether you're looking for simple math games, craft projects, reading activities or even science experiments, these 25 craft stick activities have you covered. Who knew there were so many awesome...

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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

These 23 Christmas activities will make even the Grinch smile! The festive math and literacy centers include alphabet games, counting activities, pattern and shape practice… so much learning in one download.

The set is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Rhyming Clip Cards. Clip the word that rhymes!

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

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

–> Alphabet Clip Strips. An awesome way to practice upper and lowercase pairs.

–> ABC Trees. Roll the alphabet die and color the matching ornament. So fun for letter recognition!

–> Christmas Themed Handwriting Activity Sheets (in Print and D’Nealian). Strengthen letter formation and fine motor skills.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Maze. Race to Santa’s workshop and read sight words along the way.

–> Christmas Bingo (Class Set). Play a fun round of Bingo as you practice reading Christmas themed words.

–> North Pole Little Reader Book. Practice pointing underneath each word, using picture clues and more.

–> 5 Story Starters. Get kids writing with fun story prompts.

MATH

–> Christmas Counting Clip Cards. A fun counting, number recognition and fine motor activity in one.

–> Counting Mats. Reinforce counting from 1 to 10 and ten frames.

–> 1-20 Ten Frame Dab. Read the number and then fill your ten frame with that many dots.

–> Color by Ten Frame. Work on instantly recognizing the numbers 1 to 20.

–> Spin to 20 Game. Race to reach 20 as you practice adding on.

–> This or That. Compare two numbers and color the one that’s largest.

–> Roll to 30 Sheet. Practice number recognition and adding on as you race to 30.

–> Making 10 Challenge Cards and Review Sheet. How many more do you need to make 10?

–> Cut and Paste. Solve AB, ABB and ABC patterns.

–> Candy Cane Patterns. How many different patterns can you create?

–> Reindeer Spin and Graph Shapes. Flick the spinner, name the shape and graph it. What shape reaches the top first?

–> Christmas Tree Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mat. Race to cover the pattern block mat and practice number recognition and adding along the way.

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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25 Pre-K Math Centers

25 Pre-K Math Centers

Looking for motivating math centers for your Pre-K classroom? These 25 hands-on, ready to print activities teach shapes, counting to 20, writing numbers, patterns and graphing.

The activities make it so easy to set up math stations! Just print, prep and play.  The easy-to-follow instructions make them perfect for parent volunteers or classroom helpers.

The 25 printable centers give students practice with:

–> 2D Shapes
–> Patterns
–> Sorting
–> Number recognition to 20
–> Number formation
–> Counting to 20
–> Ten frames
–> Graphing
–> Introductory measuring

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Number Rainbows

–> Counting Clip Cards (2 sets)

–> Roll and Color Number Game

–> Number Dominoes

–> Ten Frame Dab

–> Roll and Write 1-9

–> Number 1-20 Puzzles

–> Kids Color Up 1-12 Game

–> Pizza Shop 1-20 Counting Cards

–> Number Bingo for 1-20

–> How Many Long? Linear Measurement Activity

–> Shape Graph

–> Shape Sort

–> I Have, Who Has Shape Game

–> Shape Puzzles

–> Roll and Color Shape Sheet

–> Color Sort

–> Graphing Colors

–> Counting Bear Pattern Cards

–> Farm Pattern Cut and Glue Sheet

–> Popsicle Stick Pattern Cards

 

Bundle with my alphabet and fine motor centers and save!

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8 Fun Rhymes for Kids

8 Fun Rhymes for Kids

Rhymes for kids are a power packed combo of fun and learning. Not only are they easy entertainment, but they also teach children important early reading skills including listening for word patterns, learning new vocabulary and story sequencing. These eight fun rhymes...

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Five Little Cupcakes Finger Puppets

Five Little Cupcakes Finger Puppets

Rhymes for kids are big in our family. Rhyming helps my boys notice patterns in the way words sound - an important pre-reading skill - and, as a BIG bonus, they're one of the easiest ways to keep them entertained when we're waiting in doctors' offices,...

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Preschool Math Mega Pack

The Math Mega Pack includes 10 hands-on, printable games that teach shapes, patterns, number recognition and writing, counting to 20, graphing, measuring, beginning addition and subtraction.   Inside you'll find: Making 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. A number concept...

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