Must-try Playdough Mats

Must-try Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 2 to 6. These must-try playdough mats are a squishy, hands-on way to develop kids' fine motor skills while they practice upper and lowercase letter formation, letter sounds, 2D shapes, counting and writing the numbers 1 to 10. They're...

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Digraph Playdough Mats

Digraph Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Kids will learn  common digraphs in no time with these cute playdough mats. They are easy to prepare and make an awesome word work station or literacy center. They're the perfect compliment to our popular Digraph Activity...

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Green Apple Playdough Recipe

Green Apple Playdough Recipe

Activity for ages 3 and up. This amazing smelling green apple playdough recipe uses only two ingredients and makes a soft, stretchy, silky dough your kids will love. The no cook playdough recipe is great for kids to make from beginning to end - no...

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100 Free Playdough Mats

100 Free Playdough Mats

Activities for ages 3 to 6. 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...

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Apple Pie Playdough Recipe

Apple Pie Playdough Recipe

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

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Pirate Themed Playdough Kit

Pirate Themed Playdough Kit

Playdough kits: I'm addicted to making them and the kids are addicted to playing with them.  For an upcoming family trip to the beach, I decided to surprise the kiddos with an ocean themed playdough and a bounty of pirate themed items to play with during the...

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Free Apple Playdough Mats

Free Apple Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 2 to 5. We love playdough recipes and activities! With fall just around the corner, it's the perfect time to whip up a batch of oh-so-yummy green apple playdough and get some hands-on number practice. These free apple playdough mats are a...

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Ice Cream Playdough Recipe

Ice Cream Playdough Recipe

Ice cream playdough recipe for ages 3 to 6. This simple, two-ingredient ice cream playdough recipe looks and smells good enough to eat. Well, guess what?  You can! My kiddos have never been more excited to get their hands on the dough as they were this homemade...

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Sun Ripened Strawberry Playdough

Sun Ripened Strawberry Playdough

Summer is arriving and so are strawberries picked straight from the garden.  This sweet smelling strawberry playdough recipe will have you craving those delicious little berries.  So make sure you have a few on hand, because your kiddos will be...

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Number Playdough Mats

Number Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 5. We use playdough a lot at our house. I'm very insistent that learning shouldn't be filled with a bunch of worksheets, so when it came time to learn numbers, I created these free printable playdough mats to give my kids hands-on number...

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Calming Homemade Playdough

Calming Homemade Playdough

Activity for ages 2 to 6. Emotions have been running high for both my 3 and 5 year old, so I decided to whip up a few different calming homemade playdough recipes that would help calm raging tempers and lift our spirits.  My kiddos were transformed from...

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Layers of the Earth Playdough

Layers of the Earth Playdough

What better way to learn about the layers of the Earth than by making a playdough planet?! With just a little bit of prep, kids will be able to explore the layers of the Earth hands-on. It's the perfect combination to our action packed Landform Activity Pack! I...

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Kool-Aid Playdough

Kool-Aid Playdough

Spring has sprung a little early in our area and we've been celebrating this amazing smelling rainbow playdough.  To make it, simply add a packet of Kool-Aid to our delightfully squishy One-Pot Playdough Recipe.  I've tried a few Kool-Aid playdough...

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St. Patrick’s Day Playdough

St. Patrick’s Day Playdough

Activity for ages 3 to 6. 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'...

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Valentine’s Playdough

Valentine’s Playdough

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate, candy, and flowers - the inspiration for our four lovely scented playdough recipes. {We promise they will have you wishing Valentine's Day came more than once a year.}...

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Winter Playdough

Winter Playdough

Activity for ages 3 to 6. These winter playdough recipes are a delightfully simple way to enjoy icy winter play indoors. Since we've been blasted with freezing temperatures outside, I decided to whip up a few batches of winter playdough with my 2.5 and...

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Playdough Snowman in a Mason Jar

Playdough Snowman in a Mason Jar

Activity for ages 2 to 6. My kids are always saddened to watch their snowmen slowly melt away but, with this sparkly snow playdough, they'll never worry about their snowmen's drooping smile again. After mixing up a batch of the dough, both my 2.5 and 5 year old...

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Must Try Homemade Playdough for Christmas

Must Try Homemade Playdough for Christmas

Activity for ages 3 to 6. These homemade playdough recipes are perfect for Christmas! They'll have little bakers whipping up batch after batch of delicious smelling treats.  Chocolate, candy cane, sugar cookie, orange clove, and egg nog dough - they all smell so...

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Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe

Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe

Activity for ages 3 to 6. This glow in the dark playdough recipe is sure to make playtime exciting. Just by adding one simple ingredient and a backlight to our one pot play dough recipe, we put a fun twist on our standard dough that really gets imaginations...

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4 Playdough Recipes for Fall

4 Playdough Recipes for Fall

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Looking for a playdough recipe that's perfect for fall? These homemade playdoughs are scented with real apples, pumpkin, and spices. Use them in a pretend bakery shop, play with some free playdough mats or stamp them with alphabet...

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One Pot Playdough Recipe

One Pot Playdough Recipe

I've tested a lot of different playdough recipes - cooked and uncooked, scented and not... But this one is my hands-down favorite because it comes out bright and squishy every time. The one pot playdough recipe requires a few minutes of stovetop cooking but I promise...

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Color Mixing with Playdough

Color Mixing with Playdough

Activity for ages 3 to 5. 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...

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Free Teacher Planner

Free Teacher Planner

I'm a planner. I love color coding our family calendar, booking airplane tickets six months in advance, and getting our holiday shopping done early... just in case. So it's probably no surprise that I loved every single second of designing this free teacher planner...

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Editable Word Work Activities

Editable Word Work Activities

Activities for ages 5 to 8. 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....

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45 Motivating Magic E Centers

45 Motivating Magic E Centers

Activities for ages 6 to 8. 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...

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Pre-K Distance Learning Checklists

Pre-K Distance Learning Checklists

If your Pre-K is moving to distance learning because of the coronavirus, this pack is for you! Rather than scrambling to pull together just-right activities for your students each week, I’m excited to give you a simple solution: a pack of 10 Pre-K distance learning...

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20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

20 Fun Reading Comprehension Questions for Kids

Activity for ages 3 to 8. 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...

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Editable Homeschool Schedule

Editable Homeschool Schedule

I had to run to the store for a few supplies yesterday and as I drove home, I realized how much better I felt. There wasn't anything special about the outing - in fact, three months ago I probably wouldn't have given it a second thought - but these days I seem...

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School at Home

School at Home

At 2 o'clock yesterday, our governor announced that he was closing schools until April 24th. That's six WEEKS away. 😮 I've heard from so many of you who are in the same boat. As your classroom doors shut unexpectedly, you need an easy way to keep your kids...

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Alphabet Stamping Sheet

Alphabet Stamping Sheet

Activity for ages 3 to 5. The title of this ABC game really says it all! These easy prep alphabet stamping sheets are a fun and simple way to practice letter recognition or stretch kids to pair upper and lowercase combinations. Grab your copy below and then hop...

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Diphthong Centers

Diphthong Centers

Get ready for some serious fun! These 18 engaging print-and-play centers motivate kids to practice reading and writing the 8 most common diphthongs: -AU, -AW, -EW, -OI, -OO, -OU, -OW, -OY Snag your set inside our VIP membership site, The Plato Pack! What are...

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Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

Activity for 4-6 year olds. 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...

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Build and Compare Numbers

Build and Compare Numbers

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Help kids develop a rock solid understanding of place value with hands-on number building! Students will love using their base ten blocks to make each pair of numbers so they can see what one is greater... And YOU'LL love that this build and...

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Self Care Checklist

Self Care Checklist

I've tried to write this 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 deep...

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I Have, Who Has Shapes

I Have, Who Has Shapes

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...

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Short Vowel Word Families

Short Vowel Word Families

Fun fact... Did you know that every word in English has a vowel? In fact, every SYLLABLE in English has a vowel. So why is that such a big deal? Well… Kids learn to read middle vowels in CVC words AFTER they learn to read those ending consonants. For instance, a new...

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Digraph Fishing

Digraph Fishing

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Digraphs are two letters that make just one sound. ("DI" literally means two and "GRAPH" means letters.) For example, "shark" has the digraph SH- and "chant" starts with the digraph CH-. Learning digraphs can be tricky for kids, so it's...

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Water Cycle in a Bag

Water Cycle in a Bag

Activity for ages 3 to 7. If you're on the lookout for a simple, fun kids' science activity, you're in the right spot! This water cycle in a bag is a quick prep activity with a BIG payoff - my boys watched the water do its thing for days. Check out...

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Word Family Mats

Word Family Mats

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Fun fact: Did you know that every word in English has a vowel? In fact, every SYLLABLE in English has a vowel. So why is that such a big deal? Well... Kids learn to read middle vowels in CVC words AFTER they learn to read those ending...

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Valentine Sight Word Game

Valentine Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 8. I'm crazy about editable sight word games because they make it so easy to differentiate. With just a few clicks of our keyboard, we can make one literacy center that's just right for our highest readers and then, moments later, print a second...

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Penguin Word Family Sort

Penguin Word Family Sort

Activity for ages 5 to 7. This playful penguin word family sort is sure to be a hit with kids and YOU’LL love that they’re practicing important reading skills. To make it easier for you to get EVERY student bigger results, the freebie comes in TWO versions so you can...

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Pre-Kindergarten Archives

If you’re looking for pre-kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot. Just click one of the skills below and you’ll be taken to a huge collection of motivating, creative ways to make learning fun for kids. Literacy Centers Get...

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First Grade Archives

If you’re looking for first-grade centers your students will love, you’ve come to the right spot. Just click one of the skills below and you’ll be taken to a huge collection of engaging ways to make learning fun for kids. Literacy Centers Solidify students' phonics,...

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Kindergarten Archives

If you’re looking for kindergarten centers your kids will LOVE, you’ve come to the right spot! Just click one of the skills below and you’ll be taken to a HUGE collection of creative, powerful ways to make learning fun for kids. Literacy Centers Solidify pre-reading...

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Classroom Library Labels & Stickers

Classroom Library Labels & Stickers

I'm in love! This brand new pack of classroom library labels and stickers makes it so easy for students to return books to their just right spot without any help from you. A day of sorting and labeling will save you time and sanity for YEARS to come. It's the gift...

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Rhyming CVC Words

Rhyming CVC Words

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Beat the summer heat with this fun CVC rhyming game! Kids will love that it's playful and YOU'LL love that it's easy to differentiate for a variety of reading levels... These darling CVC flip flops have picture clues AND simple short vowel...

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18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Word Games

18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Word Games

Activity for ages 5 to 9. Practicing sight words just got WAY cooler! 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...

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Flower Power Diphthong Sort

Flower Power Diphthong Sort

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Are you working on ou/ow diphthongs in phonics? This flower power sort is a fun way to practice reading and focusing 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....

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Tropical Beginning Blends Sort

Tropical Beginning Blends Sort

Activity for ages 5-8. Are your readers working on beginning blends? This colorful sort is the perfect way to practice six common beginning consonant blends. Scroll below to grab your festive freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our entire Blend Activity...

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Beach Themed Learning Activites

Beach Themed Learning Activites

Activities for ages 4 to 8. Summer is almost here which means that it's the perfect time to add some beach-themed literacy and math freebies to your centers! And the best part about these summery centers is that they're all FREE! Beach Themed Math Centers Practice...

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Flower Roll and Cover Game

Flower Roll and Cover Game

Activity for ages 5 to 7. I love using roll and cover games with my students because they make it so fun to practice different math skills: addition, subtraction and even number recognition. Scroll below to grab your free flower-themed game boards and then save even...

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15 EDITABLE Math Fact Games

15 EDITABLE Math Fact Games

Activities for ages 4 to 8. Memorizing math facts takes practice. Lots and lots of practice. That’s why I was excited to create a set of motivating, easy prep games that would make all of that hard work fun for kids. And, to give you the most bang for your buck, I...

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End of Year Awards

End of Year Awards

These 46 end of year awards challenge kids to dram BIG and celebrate their greatness. Instead of the traditional "super reader" or "math whiz" - type of certificates, this version includes FUTURE OCCUPATION awards. Students will love finding out what you predict...

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Easter Addition to 10

Easter Addition to 10

Easter addition activity for ages 5 to 7. Are you looking for an EGG-CELLENT way to practice addition? This fun Easter themed activity is perfect! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our Easter STEM challenges for more math fun....

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Egg Head Planters

Egg Head Planters

Kids' science for ages 3 to 8. I love kids' science and spring is the perfect time to learn about plants. My family's favorite way to watch seeds grow is from our very own egg head planters. With a quick trip to the grocery store or your refrigerator, you can create...

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Flower CVC Match

Flower CVC Match

Flower CVC match for ages 5 to 7. Looking for a spring-themed word family activity your kids will LOVE?! This flower CVC match up is a playful way to practice sounding out three letter words. Grab your copy below and then hop over and try out our Word Family Garden...

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20 Flower Learning Activities

20 Flower Learning Activities

Activities for ages 4 to 8. I don't know about you but after a long 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-themed centers are perfect for...

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Rainbow Digraph Puzzles

Rainbow Digraph Puzzles

Digraph puzzles for ages 5 to 7. My students are always thrilled when rainbows appear in the springtime.  And these rainbow digraph puzzles are an easy way to bring the rainbow fun indoors to our literacy centers. Grab your freebie below and then make sure to...

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Free Printable Weather Game

Free Printable Weather Game

Weather game for ages 3 to 6. 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...

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Rainbow Jar

Rainbow Jar

Science for kids ages 2 and up. We love fun kids' science and this easy 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...

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Spring Centers

Spring Centers

Activity for ages 5 to 7. If your math and literacy centers need a little love this spring, this is for you! The print and play pack includes 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, skip counting, addition,...

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Raindrop Beginning Sound Match

Raindrop Beginning Sound Match

Beginning sound match for ages 4 to 6. "Rain, Rain, Go Away..." Are you having some rainy days this spring, too? Even if you aren't, this raindrop beginning sound match is a great alphabet activity to add to your spring literacy centers! Scroll below to grab your...

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Pattern Block Letters and Numbers

Pattern Block Letters and Numbers

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Looking for a motivating way to practice letters and numbers?! These pattern block challenges are a MUST! The print and play cards have kids build all 26 uppercase letters, their 26 lowercase pairs PLUS the numbers 0 to 20. Students will have...

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Brag Tags

Brag Tags

Activity for ages 3 to 7. If you need an easy way to reward good behavior, brag tags are a MUST! Just print them on colored paper to make them pop, cut apart the pieces, and you're ready to start handing them out to deserving students. Positive praise is the best way...

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Magic E Puzzles

Magic E Puzzles

Activity for ages 6 to 8. 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...

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Leprechaun Coin Counting

Leprechaun Coin Counting

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Little leprechauns will love reading and counting along with this gold coin counting book! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our gold coin teen number coverall too! Getting Ready This activity was...

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Diphthong Puzzles

Diphthong Puzzles

Activity for ages 6 to 8. I'm super excited to celebrate Playdough to Plato's 7th birthday with a brand new freebie your kids will love: diphthong puzzles! Use the set as a guided reading activity, literacy center or word work station focusing on those tricky...

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CVCe Word Work

CVCe Word Work

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Are you looking for a helpful tool to teach students about the silent E once and for all? This playful CVCe center is a must-try! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to jump over and pick up our MEGA pack of Magic E centers...

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Dinosaur Counting Mat

Dinosaur Counting Mat

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Students will have so much fun counting from 1 to 20 with this playful dinosaur counting mat. Use it for small group work, partner work, or at a math station. Then hop on over and check out our Dinosaur Number Puzzles too!  Getting Ready...

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Rainbow + Unicorn Centers

Rainbow + Unicorn Centers

It's a cold, hard fact: kids HATE being bored. They lose focus, they get off task... That's why it's so important to make learning fun! When practice seems more like PLAY and less like WORK, kids stay engaged. They learn more, they stay focused... Since nothing...

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Snowman Craft

Snowman Craft

Activity for ages 4 to 8. 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. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting Ready To get ready,...

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Mitten Addition

Mitten Addition

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Need a fun addition game to play this winter? Mitten Addition will add some serious excitement to your math centers! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and grab our hot cocoa addition game for even more wintery...

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Icy Magic E Sort

Icy Magic E Sort

Activity for ages 6 to 8.  Are you looking for a fun way to practice Magic E words this winter?  This icy word family 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...

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Colorful Hearts

Colorful Hearts

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Valentine's Day is right around the corner and there's no better way to celebrate than with a cheerful heart art project! Kids will LOVE creating this beautiful art and YOU'LL love the easy-to-follow instructions. Getting Ready To prep, I...

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Love Bugs Sight Word Swat

Love Bugs Sight Word Swat

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Looking for a fun and engaging way to practice sight words? This playful love bugs game is perfect for February literacy centers! Scroll below to grab your freebie then make sure to hop over and snag our Valentine Rhyming Match Up for even...

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STEM Geoboard Challenges

STEM Geoboard Challenges

Activity for ages 4 to 8. These geoboard STEM challenges are an amazingly simple tool for stretching kids' design, engineering, and measurement skills.  Snag your 10 free STEM challenges below and then hop over to grab our best selling Toothpick STEM Structures...

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Winter Bird Art

Winter Bird Art

Activity for ages 4 to 8.  During the long winter months, I can always count on some festive birds to be a bright spot against the white snow.  This gorgeous kids' art project reinforces cutting, painting, and gluing skills while refining students’ fine...

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Race to the Snowballs

Race to the Snowballs

Activity for ages 5 to 7. This "Race to the Snowballs" CVC game is sure to be "snow" much fun for students!  It's a great way for beginning readers to sound out and write three letter words. Scroll below to grab your download and them make sure to hop over and...

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Digraph Snowball Cover

Digraph Snowball Cover

Activity for ages 5 to 7.  It's 'SNOW' much fun to practice digraphs! This playful, hands-on activity is a great way to add some excitement to your literacy centers this winter! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our digraph...

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5 Days of Giveaways

5 Days of Giveaways

It’s true: SANTA CLAUS IS REAL. I know for sure because he’s brought the most incredible sack of holidays goodies to our office. And treats for us mean treats for you! Starting this Sunday, we're sending out 5 days of giveaways to every email subscriber on our list....

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Color by Sight Word

Color by Sight Word

Activity for ages 4 to 6. For most students, learning sight words takes practice... lots and lots of practice! But these color by sight word sheets make all of that hard work fun for kids. And you'll LOVE the easy prep! Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag...

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Reindeer Rhymes

Reindeer Rhymes

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Looking for a festive rhyming activity?!  This reindeer sort is a playful way to work on rhyming and CVC words this holiday season. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our Christmas Light Vowel...

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Gingerbread Clip Cards

Gingerbread Clip Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 6. My students love using clip cards at math stations!  They're an engaging way to help students with one-to-one counting, number recognition, subitizing, and fine motor skills. These gingerbread clip cards are a super sweet way to practice...

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Paper Cutting Station

Paper Cutting Station

Activities for ages 3 to 6. Teaching kids to cut with scissors is an important life skill and helps build fine motor strength and hand eye coordination they'll need for writing alphabet letters and words later. But if handing over a pair of blades to young...

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Gumdrop Patterns

Gumdrop Patterns

Activity for ages 4 to 7. This festive gumdrop pattern 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...

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Torn Paper Landscapes

Torn Paper Landscapes

Activity for ages 4 to 8. This colorful fall art project reinforces fine motor skills by showing students how to create a layered landscape using torn paper. Isn't it gorgeous?! This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. Getting Ready To get ready, I gathered...

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Thanksgiving Money Activity

Thanksgiving Money Activity

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Kids will love buying food for their very own Thanksgiving feast! This adorable and easy to prep activity is the perfect way for students to practice counting a collection of coins. Scroll down to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop...

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Thanksgiving Write Around the Room

Thanksgiving Write Around the Room

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Need a motivating way to learn about the first Thanksgiving and introduce some holiday vocabulary? Kids will love this playful Thanksgiving Write Around the Room activity! Scroll below to grab your free Thanksgiving center and then make sure...

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Beyond 1, 2, 3

Thank you for joining me at the SDE Conference! Having the chance to meet with teachers like you is one of my FAVORITE things. I hope these printables help you save time and stay inspired! Just click the big blue download button below to snag your free copy. Your...

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Circle Trees

Circle Trees

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Looking for a colorful fall art project for kids? This gorgeous activity is a beautiful way to learn about shapes and colors as children create a keepsake masterpiece. Getting Ready To get ready, I gathered supplies for each student: One 9" x...

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Football Clip Cards

Football Clip Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 6. One-to-one correspondence, fine motor practice, and number recognition are just some of the reasons I love using clip cards with my kindergarten students. And this football variety is sure to score a touchdown with young sports...

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Fall Activities

Fall Activities

Activities for ages 5 to 7. I've been waiting for this day for WEEKS. I just hit "live" on our newest Plato Pack and this one's my favorite yet! All 20 math, literacy and STEM activities are FALL themed. Pumpkins, scarecrows, acorns.... they're all included. And...

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Toothpick STEM Structures

Toothpick STEM Structures

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Need an easy way to help kids build engineering skills they'll need for their STEM future? These 24 printable challenge cards are perfect to use in STEM centers, makerspaces, or math stations. Kids will love learning about 2 and...

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Graph of the Week

Graph of the Week

Activity for ages 4 to 7. One of my favorite weekly traditions was pulling out our jumbo-sized pocket chart so students could complete a whole class graph. That's why I am SO excited about our newest activity pack: a MEGA pack of weekly graphs you can use ALL YEAR...

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Comparing Numbers

Comparing Numbers

Activities for ages 4 to 6. Working on comparing numbers?! This mega pack of motivating, hands-on activities is a must-try. All eight games include easy ways to differentiate so you can quickly stretch students who are ready for a challenge or provide support for kids...

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Halloween Rhyming Match Up!

Halloween Rhyming Match Up!

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Getting in the Halloween spirit and want a fun way to practice rhyming?! Kids will beg to repeat this playful Halloween Rhyming Match Up over and over again. Grab the free game below and then hop over and snag our popular Rhyming...

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Color by Ten Frame

Color by Ten Frame

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Ten frames are a powerful tool for kids who are learning to recognize the numbers 1 to 10. And, when students are ready to stretch their learning through teen numbers, those same ten frames make the concept stick. Whether you're working on...

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Endless STEM Challenges

Endless STEM Challenges

Activities for ages 5 to 8. If you're looking for easy to follow, engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities your kids will beg to repeat over and over again, you've come to the right spot! The Endless STEM Bundle is packed with kid-tested...

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CVC Pumpkin Patch

CVC Pumpkin Patch

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Ready to add a little seasonal fun way to your literacy centers? This adorable CVC pumpkin patch activity is the perfect way for students to learn and practice short vowel sounds. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then...

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Free Pumpkin Puzzles Numbers 1-40

Free Pumpkin Puzzles Numbers 1-40

These free pumpkin puzzles are perfect for Fall! They're a fun way to practice counting, number recognition, matching and fine motor skills. Grab your free printable pumpkin puzzles below. I'm so excited that Fall is on its way! It's my favorite time of year and I...

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My “Pinch Me” Moment

My “Pinch Me” Moment

Some days, I have to pinch myself. Today is one of those days. As we all know, some of our students come to school not only to learn, but also to eat. Their families don't have the means to give them the breakfast, lunch and dinner so many of us take for granted....

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Purr-fect Pairs Alphabet Match

Purr-fect Pairs Alphabet Match

Activity for ages 3 to 6. This alphabet matching activity is purr-fect for practicing uppercase and lowercase pairs - an important early literacy skill -  or playing THREE different literacy games! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over...

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Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween Writing Prompts

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Halloween is almost here so it's the perfect time to add a few Halloween-themed story prompts to our writing centers. Scroll below to snag the five different Halloween story prompts and then make sure to hop over and snag some Fall Writing...

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Pumpkin Counting Mat

Pumpkin Counting Mat

Activity for ages 4 to 6. I knew as soon as I saw these adorable pumpkin erasers, I would need a fun counting activity to use them in the classroom. This pumpkin counting mat gives young learners practice with counting from 1-20 with a fun seasonal twist....

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Farm Activities!

Farm Activities!

Perfect for 4 to 7 year olds. Whether you're prepping a farm unit or just need motivating ways to teach STEM, math, science, reading and writing skills, this farm MEGA pack is a must-try. Sign up as a member of our new monthly subscription, The Plato Pack, (and get...

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Pumpkin Shape Match Up

Pumpkin Shape Match Up

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Let's face it: shapes have funny names. And learning them takes most kids lots of practice. This playful pumpkin shape match up is an easy way to add a big dose of fun to your shape centers this fall. Snag the freebie below and then hop over...

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The Owl and the Moon

The Owl and the Moon

Activity for ages 5 to 8. I love looking out the window and seeing the different phases of the moon. This adorable art project is a perfect way to introduce nocturnal animals and talk about the moon. You can even pair it with the wonderful book Many Moons Book...

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Brag Tags

Astrobrights Brag Tags

Printables for ages 4 to 8. Maybe it's the kindergarten teacher in me, but positive reinforcement is my jam. I love seeing kids' faces light up when they get compliments! Brag tags are a simple tool for recognizing superstar student behavior, motivating...

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Fall Short Vowel Sort

Fall Short Vowel Sort

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Are your little readers working on reading short vowel words this fall? This sort is the perfect way to practice reading simple words while identifying the medial short vowel sound with a fun seasonal twist. Scroll below to grab your freebie,...

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Apple Place Value

Apple Place Value

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Place value is such an important math concept for early learners because it builds a solid foundation of number sense. This apple-themed place value match up will be the perfect addition to your small group math instruction or your math...

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Apple Activities!

Apple Activities!

Perfect for 4 to 7 year olds. Nothing screams fall quite like apples so this mega pack includes bushels of motivating ways to teach reading, writing, math, science and STEM skills. There's even a powerful anti-bullying activity that makes it crystal clear how hurtful...

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Acorn Roll and Cover

Acorn Roll and Cover

Activity for ages 3 to 5. I am just NUTS about this Acorn Roll & Cover game!  Students will love racing to see if they can cover all of the acorns on their board first. Your young mathematicians will be having so much fun they won't even know they are...

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CVC Word Puzzles

CVC Word Puzzles

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Are you looking for a fun way for kids to practice reading and spelling CVC words?! These free word puzzles are easy to prep and your students will love the fun and bright pictures. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our mega...

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MAJOR Announcement!

MAJOR Announcement!

Does this sound familiar? "I never have enough time." "I worry that I can't meet everyone's needs in a classroom of 25." "It's a struggle to keep students' attention and focus. Kids spend so much time on iPads, and video games that they want to be entertained all the...

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Lines and Shapes

Lines and Shapes

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Straight, thin, dotted or thick, lines are the beginning of fun shapes like circles, squares, and rectangles. This art project is perfect for scissor cutting skills and combines literacy with art when paired with the book When A Line Bends......

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Sweet Sight Word Game

Sweet Sight Word Game

Sweet Sight Word Game for ages 5 to 7. Are you looking for a summery sight word game your kids will LOVE?!  This playful word work center is the perfect way to keep a small group engaged and learning as the weather heats up. Grab your copy below and then hop over and...

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Apple Vowel Sort

Apple Vowel Sort

Activity for ages 5 to 7. It's hard to think of fall and not have Johnny Appleseed come to mind. This playful, apple-themed short and long vowel sort is a must-try! Scroll below to snag your freebie and then hop over and grab some Apple Ten Frames for more apple fun!...

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My Summer Report

My Summer Report

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Bidding farewell to summer doesn't have to be sad!  With these fun and differentiated summer reports, students will be able to relive their best summer memories and share them with their classmates. Scroll down to grab your own copy of...

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Apple Vowel Clip Cards

Apple Vowel Clip Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Back to school season is right around the corner, and with it comes all things apples. Add some seasonal fun to your reading centers this fall with these hands-on medial vowel clip cards. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then jump over...

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Camping Writing Prompts

Camping Writing Prompts

Activity for ages 6 to 8. No summer is complete without a camping trip or two! This fun set of camping writing prompts is a great way for kids to do a little creative writing and engage their imagination. Scroll down to grab your freebie and then hop over...

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School and Bus Alphabet Match

School and Bus Alphabet Match

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Alphabet recognition is an important skill for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. This School and Bus Alphabet Match is a fun way to work with uppercase and lowercase letters when heading back to school this fall. Scroll down to...

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Popcorn Word Families

Popcorn Word Families

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Are you looking for a fun way to make word families POP... literally?! These playful popcorn sorts work on 10 different short vowel word families and they're so motivating, kids will actually ASK to repeat them. Grab your copy below and then...

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56 Emergent Reader Books

56 Emergent Reader Books

Books for ages 4 to 6. It’s never been easier to give your newest readers “just right” books all year long! Give your library of emergent readers a HUGE boost with this MEGA bundle of 56 emergent reader book sets. They’re perfect for Pre-K and kindergarten! Snag your...

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Little Cloud Paintings

Little Cloud Paintings

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Have you ever laid in the grass and gazed into the sky to see big, fluffy clouds? Did you see a hat, or a dinosaur, or maybe a shark in those clouds? This whimsical kids' art project is a perfect follow up to an afternoon of cloud watching....

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Crayon Ten Frames

Crayon Ten Frames

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Making 10 is an important concept for early learners because it builds a foundation they'll use for place value later. This crayon themed activity is a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn and practice all the ways to make 10 while using a ten...

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Beach Bucket Digraph Sort

Beach Bucket Digraph Sort

Activity for ages 5 to 6. It is buckets of fun to review and practice digraph sounds! This colorful, hands-on digraph sort is a great way to add some fun to your reading practice this summer. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then hop over and snag our Beach Vowel...

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Fourth of July Scavenger Hunts

Fourth of July Scavenger Hunts

Activity for ages 5 to 8. The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to learn facts and introduce vocabulary words that go along with it! Hang your American flag high, pull out your red, white and blue decorations, and scroll down to...

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Ice Cream Writing Craftivity

Ice Cream Writing Craftivity

Ice Cream Writing Craftivity for ages 6 to 8. This sweet craftivity is a perfect way to work on writing skills this summer! Scroll down to grab your freebie then hop over and grab our Beach Time Subtraction for more summer fun. Getting Ready I printed the writing prep...

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Math Emergent Readers

Math Emergent Readers

Activities for ages 3 to 5. 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...

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Teach Reading with Confidence

Teach Reading with Confidence

Earlier this week, I hosted a live webinar sharing veteran secrets for teaching reading with confidence. We had so many requests for a replay that we decided to share it again. This free training is incredibly valuable and we really want to get it in your hands. Even...

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Short Vowel Emergent Readers

Short Vowel Emergent Readers

Activities for ages 4 to 6. Helping kids notice differences between short vowel sounds can be tricky but, thankfully, these ten short vowel emergent readers are a huge help! The ten emergent reader books are a motivating and easy prep way to help...

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Outer Space Shape Rockets

Outer Space Shape Rockets

Activity for ages 5 to 9. Looking for an art project that is a total BLAST?! Creating this spectacular spaceship is an awesome way to reinforce important math and science concepts. Kids' excitement is so contagious you'll want to create with them all day. Getting...

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Summer Spin and Graph

Summer Spin and Graph

Activity for ages 4 to 6. What will reach the top first?! This summer themed math game will have your kids counting, graphing, and comparing.  It's perfect to play outside on a warm summer day or to add some summer inside your classroom at a math station. Scroll...

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Vowel Team Sort

Vowel Team Sort

Activity for ages 5 to 7. This seashell vowel team sort is a motivating way for students to practice their long vowel sounds this summer! Scroll below to grab the freebie and then jump over and snag some Summer Goal Writing Prompts for even more summer fun.  ...

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Science Emergent Readers

Science Emergent Readers

Activities for ages 4 to 6. Whether you need to build your classroom library or are hunting for emergent reader books that will keep students motivated, these science little reader books are sure to do the trick! The five non-fiction emergent reader books are a...

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Summer Goals Writing Activity

Summer Goals Writing Activity

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Looking for a fun way to encourage your students to STICK to learning this summer?! With this fun and easy activity, students brainstorm personal goals to help them to stay engaged and maintain their growth. Scroll down to grab your freebie...

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Summer Emergent Reader Books

Summer Emergent Reader Books

Activities for ages 4 to 6. Whether you need to build your classroom library or are hunting for emergent reader books that will keep students motivated, these summery stories are sure to do the trick! The five summer-themed emergent reader books are a motivating and...

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Beach Writing Prompt

Beach Writing Prompt

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Longing for a sunny day at the beach? I bet your students are too! Add some summer fun to your writing stations with this fun beach writing prompt. It's perfect for kindergarten and first-grade kids. With helpful vocabulary cards to help...

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Coloring Sheets

Coloring Sheets

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Looking for a fun and simple way to help kids learn colors?! These no prep coloring sheets are for you. Just hit print and grab a box of crayons for an afternoon of rainbow fun. They're the perfect compliment to our popular Color Emergent...

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Pool and Beach Ball Alphabet Match

Pool and Beach Ball Alphabet Match

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Looking for an alphabet activity as we head into summer?! This Pool and Beach Ball Alphabet Match is a fun way to work with uppercase and lowercase letters during the summer so pre-k and kindergarten students are ready to hit the ground...

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Summer Long E Cards

Summer Long E Cards

Activity 6 to 8. With summer just around the corner, my students are counting down the days until break. These long e sunglasses were the perfect way to keep my kids excited about practicing the long e sound, even with summer break rapidly approaching. Scroll down to...

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End of the Year Craftivity

End of the Year Craftivity

Activity for ages 5 to 8. With summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the un-BEE-lievable school year we have had! This end of the school year craftivity is a perfect way to reflect on a great school year while practicing some brainstorming...

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Sensational Symmetrical Flowers

Sensational Symmetrical Flowers

Activity for ages 5 to 9. Spring is one of my favorite seasons! I love watching the bright, bold flowers appear in the garden after the long, gray days of winter. Let's add some cheerful pops of color to your classroom too with a garden of symmetrical blot flowers!...

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Color Emergent Reader Books

Color Emergent Reader Books

Activities for ages 4 to 6. Whether you need to build up your classroom library or are hunting for emergent reader books that will keep students motivated, these color stories are sure to do the trick! The six color-themed emergent reader books are a motivating and...

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Writing Center Starter Kit

Writing Center Starter Kit

Activity for ages 5 to 7. If you're looking for writing center supplies for kindergarten or first grade, this set is for you! The writing center starter kit includes everything you need to set up a station as a separate space in your classroom or to make go-to writing...

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Bug Counting Clip Cards

Bug Counting Clip Cards

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Have some students who love anything creepy crawly?! These bug counting clip cards are a fun way to add some insect fun to your math centers while practicing counting from 0-20 and reading ten frames. Scroll down to grab your free...

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14 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

14 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

Ages 4 to 6. Do your kids love bugs and butterflies?! These 14 must-have activities will keep preschoolers and kindergarteners learning and engaged for weeks. Practice alphabet letters, sight words, numbers, addition, writing, learn about the butterfly life cycle...

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Flower Garden Digraphs

Flower Garden Digraphs

Activity for ages 5 to 7. These flower garden digraphs are the perfect way to bring some spring blooms into the classroom. And they're a fun, hands-on way to help your students learn digraph sounds: ch, sh, th and wh. Scroll down to download your freebie and then hop...

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Earth Day Superheroes

Earth Day Superheroes

Activites for ages 5 to 8. Calling all superheroes! Earth Day is coming up soon, which means there is no better time to talk about taking care of the earth with our students and work on some writing skills at the same time. This superhero writing craftivity is the...

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Magic E Kite Puzzles

Magic E Kite Puzzles

Activity for ages 5 to 7. 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 MEGA pack of Magic E centers for even more...

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Number Decomposition

Number Decomposition

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Working on number decomposition? These playful, hands-on practice sheets are a must. Try the sample below and the grab the complete pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! What Is Number Decomposition? Number decomposition is just a...

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Compound Word Puzzles

Compound Word Puzzles

Activity for ages 6 to 8. If there's one thing that always intrigues my students, it's puzzles. They love searching until they find the "just-right" piece and then watching the big picture come together. That's why I love to incorporate puzzles into our learning...

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Magic Sight Words

Magic Sight Words

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Kids will love practicing sight words with this simple 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 word work centers kids will beg to repeat  in our...

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Sight Word Squares

Sight Word Squares

Activity for ages 5 to 7. This sight word game is a must-try! Students will love playing it and YOU'LL love the easy prep. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag 26 more word work centers kids will beg to repeat  in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers!...

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Giving Back

We believe in giving back and making the world a better place so we are proud to support the following nonprofits. Backpack Buddies Some students come to school not only to learn, but also to eat. Every weekend, Backpack Buddies provides bags of food for kids whose...

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Rain Cloud Counting Clip Cards

Rain Cloud Counting Clip Cards

Activity for ages 4 to 6. These Rain Cloud Counting Clip Cards are a fun, hands-on way to practice counting from 0 to 20 - an important skill for pre-k and kindergarten students. Grab the freebie below and then hop over and grab our Raindrop Beginning Sound Match...

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Easter Egg Blends

Easter Egg Blends

Activity for 5 to 7. Blends are always a little tricky for my little learners, so anytime I can make practicing them engaging and fun, I'm all over it! These Easter Egg Blend Puzzles are the perfect way to bring some playful learning to your spring centers. Grab the...

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Welcome to our family!

 I am so excited that you are here and truly consider it an honor to be in your inbox. Your Welcome Gift! I'm eager to pass along a welcome gift that will help you stay organized all year long. This free lesson plan book includes colorful covers, monthly calendars,...

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Let’s Be The Change!

Let’s Be The Change!

In the summer of 2006, I boarded a plane headed to West Africa.  I was 25 and eager to change the world for the better.So I spent the next six weeks with 15 teachers from around the US learning about the African people, their culture and schools.(That’s me standing in...

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Easter Egg Writing Craftivity

Easter Egg Writing Craftivity

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Help your students work on their descriptive writing and have a little fun with Easter eggs! I love having an Easter egg hunt in my classroom and this is the perfect writing craftivity to go along with it. Grab the freebie below and then hop...

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Alphabet Easter Eggs

Alphabet Easter Eggs

Activity for ages 4 to 5. Nothing screams "Easter" quite like colorful eggs! This playful alphabet activity adds plenty of fun to letter practice. Grab your printable below and then hop over to snag our popular Easter STEM Challenges too! Getting Ready To prep the...

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Tic-Tac-Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Help kids recognize alphabet letters and memorize sight words by playing a twist on an old classic: Tic-Tac-Toe.  The game's great to use as a literacy center, homeschool activity or word work station! The rules of this version...

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3 Insanely Cool Egg Experiments

3 Insanely Cool Egg Experiments

Activity for ages 3 to 8. These kids' science experiments use one egg and a few simple kitchen items for some seriously egg-citing results.  The three sequential experiments are super simple to complete but are jam packed with learning. Kids will LOVE watching...

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5 Senses Sorting Mat

5 Senses Sorting Mat

Activity for ages 4 to 6. The 5 senses are one of my favorite subjects to teach because it sparks so many fun discussions. As children learn about sight, sound, taste, smell and touch, they become much more aware of the world around. These playful sorting mats are...

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Dinosaur Sight Word Game

Dinosaur Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Dinosaur fans will roar with excitement over this playful sight word game. Use it to practice word families, Dolch lists, Fry words... anything under the sun! Because it's editable, there are countless ways to use it in your word work station...

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Leprechaun Making 10

Leprechaun Making 10

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Making ten is an important concept for early math learners.  It helps kids build a strong foundation of number concept and early addition. This festive, hands-on leprechaun activity is a playful way to practice counting on to ten. It's...

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Handwriting Activity Pages

Handwriting Activity Pages

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Looking for an easy way to make handwriting fun for kids?! Print these five free handwriting activity pages below to enjoy tons of motivating practice. Love them? Grab the entire pack of handwriting activity sheets (including a D'nealian...

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Shamrock Sight Word Puzzles

Shamrock Sight Word Puzzles

Activity for ages 4 to 6. These shamrock sight word puzzles are the perfect addition to your March literacy centers and word work time. Grab your set below and then hop over to download our popular St. Patrick's Day Activity Pack too! Getting Ready To prep this...

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Playful Rhyming Games

Playful Rhyming Games

Activities for ages 3 to 5. 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...

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Valentine Sight Word Sort

Valentine Sight Word Sort

Activity for ages 5 to 7. This Valentine sight word sort is the perfect addition to your February literacy centers and word work time! Grab your set below and then hop over to snag our popular EDITABLE sight word game too. Getting Ready To prep this activity, I...

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Valentine Rhyming Match Up

Valentine Rhyming Match Up

Activity for ages 3 to 5. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's a great time to find "perfect matches" with rhyming words. The motivating game includes 15 different rhyming pairs to give students plenty of practice with a variety of rhyming words. Grab...

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Alphabet Hearts

Alphabet Hearts

Activity for ages 4 to 6. If you're on the hunt for a motivating alphabet activity for Valentine's Day, you're in the right spot! This playful heart game is a guaranteed win. It's the perfect sneak to our popular Valentine's Activity Pack! Getting Ready To prep, I...

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Groundhog Day Activities

Groundhog Day Activities

Activity for ages 4 to 7. 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...

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Heart Counting

Heart Counting

Activity for ages 4 to 6. My kindergarten students always love counting with manipulatives during math so I was excited to pull together this Valentine's themed heart counting mat to give young learners hands-on practice counting 1 to 20. Getting Ready This heart...

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Valentine Alphabet Match

Valentine Alphabet Match

Activity for ages 3 to 5. It's time to pull out some fun, Valentine's Day themed learning activities! This Valentine alphabet match is a fun literacy center for Pre-K or Kindergarten students who are working on letter names or uppercase and lowercase pairs. It's the...

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Kindness Writing Craftivity

Kindness Writing Craftivity

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Whether you're looking for a writing craftivity for Valentine's Day or you need a project for Random Acts of Kindness Week, you're in the right spot. These kindness crafts will look great on your bulletin board and will fill your classroom...

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Elkonin Sound Boxes

Elkonin Sound Boxes

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Elkonin sound boxes are a great way to build phonemic awareness with new readers because they encourage children to focus on one sound at a time. Print off your set below and grab your stash of magnetic letters for some engaging, hands-on...

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Winter Activity Pack

Winter Activity Pack

Activities for ages 4 to 6. 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...

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Snowman Writing Craftivity

Snowman Writing Craftivity

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Get students excited about writing with this festive winter craftivity! Children will love dreaming up ideas about how to bring a snowman to school and you'll love that it's so quick to prep. The snowman writing craftivity makes a fabulous...

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Snow Counting Mats

Snow Counting Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 5. We always have so much fun with counting cards! These snow counting mats give kids hands-on practice reading and counting the numbers 1 to 10. Grab your free set below and then snag 20 more must-try winter activities HERE! Getting Ready...

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20 Must-Try New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

20 Must-Try New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

Activities for ages 3 to 8. It's pretty safe to say that New Year's Eve is traditionally more of a grown up holiday - party goers have to stay up until MIDNIGHT after all. But this roundup of our favorite New Year's Eve activities for kids are guaranteed fun for...

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Free Sight Word Games

Free Sight Word Games

Activity for ages 4-6. Sight words make up a HUGE percentage of the text kids read so memorizing them is a great way to increase students' reading fluency. These easy to follow sight word games are a motivating alternative to drilling flashcards....

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New Year’s Eve Bingo

New Year’s Eve Bingo

Activity for ages 3 and up. New Year's Eve is just around the corner so it's time to start pulling together some kids' activities for the big countdown. This free New Year's Eve Bingo game is easy to prep and fun to play. It's the perfect compliment to our...

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New Year’s Eve Countdown Coloring Sheet

New Year’s Eve Countdown Coloring Sheet

Activity for ages 3 and older. My kids have been OB-sessed with their Christmas advent calendars. To keep their countdown fever going, I put together this simple New Year's Eve countdown coloring sheet for them. It's a no-prep, fun way to ring...

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Snowball Counting Clip Cards

Snowball Counting Clip Cards

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Counting one object to one number is an important skill for pre-k and kindergarten students.  These Snowball Counting Clip Cards are a fun way to practice counting from 0-20.  They are the perfect addition to our Winter Activity...

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Hot Ice Science Experiment

Hot Ice Science Experiment

Activity for ages 3 to 8. Our favorite kids' science experiments are those that have an element of magic. This vinegar and baking soda project certainly does just that - it makes hot ice! The science experiment uses just 2 ingredients that you probably...

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Snowman Addition Puzzles

Snowman Addition Puzzles

Activity for ages 5 to 7. With winter in the air, we are prepping some fun activities with a seasonal twist, and snowmen are always at the top of our list! Our snowman button counting puzzles were such a hit for counting practice, that I was excited to add in these...

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Gingerbread Cookie Digraphs

Gingerbread Cookie Digraphs

Activity for ages 5 to 7. These delicious looking gingerbread cookies will make identifying and sorting digraphs fun for little learners! They are a perfect addition to holiday centers or morning tubs. Getting Ready The prep for this activity was minimal. I simply...

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Gingerbread Color by Sight Word

Gingerbread Color by Sight Word

Activity for ages 4 to 6. This gingerbread color by sight word activity is the perfect addition to your December literacy centers and word work time! Getting Ready Prepping the activity was super quick! I just printed a sheet for each student and then grabbed some...

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Growing a Crystal Tree

Growing a Crystal Tree

Activity for ages 3 to 8. There's something magical about growing crystals.   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 demonstration is no exception....

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Phonics Games That Make Learning to Read Fun

Phonics Games That Make Learning to Read Fun

Activity for ages 4 to 7. Teaching kids to read is one of the most important tasks a kindergarten and first grade teacher has. Some students learn quickly, while others need a bit more help. For those reluctant kids, nothing makes phonics more fun than games. These...

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Reindeer Sight Words Matching Game

Reindeer Sight Words Matching Game

Activity for ages 4 to 6. These adorable reindeer matching cards will make December sight word practice fun and festive! Add the set to your literacy centers and word work time for a quick and easy review game. Getting Ready Prepping this game was super simple! I just...

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Christmas Activity Pack

Christmas Activity Pack

Activities for ages 3 to 6. '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...

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Monster Shape Graphs

Monster Shape Graphs

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Need a playful 2D shape game for kids? You're in the right spot. This entertaining monster game gives children practice with shape recognition AND graphing at the same time. It's double the fun! Getting Ready The game has two versions: one...

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Number Formation Pack

Number Formation Pack

Activity for ages 4 to 6. If you're looking for a motivating, easy prep way to teach kids how to write and recognize the numbers 0 to 30, you've come to the right spot. This number formation pack is brimming with effective teaching strategies: hands-on activity...

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13 Gingerbread Activities

13 Gingerbread Activities

Activities for ages 3 to 6. 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...

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Christmas Place Value Puzzles

Christmas Place Value Puzzles

Activity for ages 6 to 7. Christmas is my favorite time of the year! Students are beyond excited about the holiday so it is always fun to incorporate fun, themed centers into learning. These Christmas Place Value Puzzles will be the perfect addition to your math...

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16 Thanksgiving Centers

16 Thanksgiving Centers

Activity for ages 3 to 6. 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,...

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Letter Sound Wheels

Letter Sound Wheels

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Every so often there's an alphabet activity that makes my teaching heart skip a beat. It stretches kids' thinking and helps them tackle those tricky letter sounds. It's colorful, playful AND engaging. This is one of those alphabet activities....

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Hidden Alphabet Letters

Hidden Alphabet Letters

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Kids love a great mystery so pull on your detective hats and dive into a batch of hidden letter sheets that work on upper and lowercase pairs, letter recognition and comparing all at once. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay...

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Reindeer Coverall

Reindeer Coverall

Activity for ages 3 to 5. I love using coverall games with my students.  They are great for partner work and for use at a math station. This Reindeer Coverall Game is a fun and festive way to help students identify numbers, as well as combine dots to add. Getting...

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25 Pre-K Math Centers

25 Pre-K Math Centers

Activities for ages 3 to 5. 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...

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20 Alphabet Centers

20 Alphabet Centers

Activities for ages 3 to 5. Get ready to add a huge dose of fun to your alphabet centers! These 20 fun, motivating alphabet games teach kids critical skills including letter names, letter sounds, ABC sequencing, letter formation and uppercase-lowercase pairing....

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Christmas Tree Number Match

Christmas Tree Number Match

Activity for ages 3 to 5. With Christmas around the corner, it can be fun to add in a little holiday spirit to our learning centers and activities. This printable Christmas tree number match is fun, easy-prep way to work on number recognition, subitizing, counting,...

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Monster Sight Word Puzzles

Monster Sight Word Puzzles

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Add a huge dose of fun to your literacy centers with these playful monster puzzles! This set of 20 sight word puzzles will help your students master sight words in no time. It's the perfect compliment to our Editable Cookie Sight Word Game!...

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21 Candy Science Experiments

21 Candy Science Experiments

Activities for ages 3 to 8. 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...

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Cookie Word Work Game

Cookie Word Work Game

Cookie word work game for ages 5 to 7. Nothing makes kids smile quite like a batch of fresh baked cookies. This playful word work game brings that excitement to life by having children read, spell and write sight words as they race to bake their own batch of yummy...

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Rhyming Turkey Cards

Rhyming Turkey Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Rhyming is one of the skills children need to learn before they're ready to dive in and start reading. (You can see the 4 signs kids are ready to read HERE.) These adorable cards are a playful way to work on rhyming skills with your little...

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Digraph Clip Cards

Digraph Clip Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Need good, hands-on digraph activities that will keep your students engaged and having fun? You're in luck! These digraph clip cards are a great way to review digraphs all year long. They're the perfect compliment to our...

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5 Day Challenge!

5 Day Challenge!

This is long overdue. For years, many of you have emailed us to ask for pointers on teaching kids how to read. You've shared: "I am really struggling with reaching some of my students. Please help!" "I'm spending HOURS coming up with lessons every week. There has...

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Hooray! You are one BIG step closer to teaching reading with confidence. The 5 day challenge starts Monday, October 9th so keep an eye on your inbox - we'll send out your first email then. In the meantime, grab our free reading cheat sheets (a surprise bonus!) so you...

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Fall Leaf Alphabet Match

Fall Leaf Alphabet Match

Activity for ages 4 to 6. As the air turns cooler and the leaves change colors, it can be fun to bring a little bit of autumn into the classroom. This fall alphabet match is a motivating way to work on matching lowercase leaves to uppercase...

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Editable Literacy Center Labels

Editable Literacy Center Labels

Whether you use Daily Five, reading groups or something else entirely, these editable literacy center labels make it *so easy* to customize a station rotation that's a perfect fit for your classroom. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Book Box...

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Counting Bear Clip Cards

Counting Bear Clip Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. 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...

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Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall

Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall

Activity for ages 4 to 6. This Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall activity is a great activity to go along with Fire Prevention Week in October or a community helper unit any time!  Pull on your fire gear and get ready for some seriously fun uppercase and lowercase...

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Fluency Trees

Fluency Trees

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Building students' reading fluency takes practice. Lots and lots of practice. But our pack of fluency trees makes it so easy to take children's reading to the next level by giving kids practice reading the top 100 Dolch and Fry sight words in...

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Fall Counting Puzzles

Fall Counting Puzzles

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Building up number sense, including number recognition and counting, takes a lot of time and practice. Since we always aim to make learning fun, we were excited to pull out this playful batch of fall counting puzzles! They are perfect...

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Beginning Sound Clip Cards

Beginning Sound Clip Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 6. These Beginning Sound Clip Cards are a hands-on way to make learning fun and engaging for young learners! Students simply look at the picture on the sunflower and clip the letter that starts the word.  They are a great addition to your...

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Magic Pumpkin Science

Magic Pumpkin Science

Activity for ages 3 to 8. 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....

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Flying Tea Bag Ghosts

Flying Tea Bag Ghosts

Activity for ages 4 and up. 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'...

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Target Teacher Hacks

Target Teacher Hacks

Don't go to Target until you've had a chance to take a look at these Target teacher hacks! The creative ideas will make your classroom colorful, fun, and functional all at the same time. Get ready for an awesome Target makeover. Brilliant Target Teacher...

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Apple Ten Frame Clip Cards

Apple Ten Frame Clip Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Apples are a popular theme in fall. Bring a seasonal twist to your learning with these fun, apple-themed ten frame count and clip cards! They are perfect for preschool and kindergarten students who are learning to count and recognize...

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Fall Sight Word Dash

Fall Sight Word Dash

Activity for ages 3 to 7. It's beginning to feel a lot like fall so it's the perfect time to set up a new sight word game kids will beg to play over and over again. Fall Sight Word Dash is motivating AND editable so you can practice any words under the sun! Grab...

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Gorgeous Classroom Libraries

Gorgeous Classroom Libraries

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

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Apple Sight Word Match

Apple Sight Word Match

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Most students need plenty of practice learning sight words before they stick, but thankfully we can make all of that hard work fun for kids this fall with a playful Apple Sight Word Match! It's a motivating, hands-on sight word game...

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Apple Sight Word Game

Apple Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 7. This playful apple-themed sight word game is the perfect addition to your fall literacy centers! Kids will love racing to be the first to dot all of the sight words on their sheet. It's a motivating combination of dot markers and...

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Back To School Color By Number

Back To School Color By Number

Activity for ages 5 to 7. These fun color by number sheets are an easy way to get kids in the back to school spirit! Students will hardly realize they're working on number recognition while they work to uncover the mystery pictures. Getting Ready There is...

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Race to School ABC Game

Race to School ABC Game

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Learning alphabet letters is an important skill for young learners.  This Race to School alphabet game is a fun and engaging way for children to practice both uppercase and lowercase letters.  It's a great game to use at the...

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Classroom Job Application

Classroom Job Application

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Back to school is all about procedures, procedures, and more procedures!  As teachers, we know that establishing a smooth running classroom takes time and effort but leads to a MUCH more successful school year. Classroom jobs are one of...

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Back to School Rhyming Puzzles

Back to School Rhyming Puzzles

Activity for ages 4 to 5. Rhyming is an important skill for new readers to master and these playful back to school puzzles make it so fun to practice. Grab your free set below and then hop over and check out 25 more back to school ideas we love! Getting Ready To prep,...

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Back to School CVC Word Match

Back to School CVC Word Match

Activity for ages 5 to 7. As back to school season approaches, kids are getting in the swing of reviewing their reading skills and building on what they know. This fun back to school themed CVC word match is a great way to review consonant, vowel, consonant words...

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Digraph and Blend Chart

Digraph and Blend Chart

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Digraphs and blends tend to trip up new readers. Just when kids finally have their letter sounds down, out pop tricky letter combinations that change those sounds. Oy! This digraph and blend chart is a helpful way for...

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15 Flexible Seating Ideas

15 Flexible Seating Ideas

Flexible seating has become all the rage in elementary school classrooms. Rather than confining kids to traditional tables and chairs, teachers are giving students lots of different seating options so that children can take control of their learning and...

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Surfing For Sight Words

Surfing For Sight Words

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Catch some waves with this fun sight words matching activity! These sight word cards are a great way to add some fun to your literacy centers and word work time. They're the perfect addition to our Editable Word Work Board Games! Getting...

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Reading Comprehension Activities

Reading Comprehension Activities

There is so much more to reading than just sounding out words. Kids need to be able to THINK about what they're reading too! These fun reading comprehension activities help students learn how to understand what a story or reading passage is all...

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Sight Words List

Sight Words List

Sight words lists typically include the most common words written in text so it makes sense that teachers encourage children to memorize them. Imagine if new readers had to slowly sound out "a-n-d" every single time they came across it. How frustrating...

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Blend Puzzles

Blend Puzzles

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Activities that can easily be implemented anytime of the year are the best! These blend puzzles are the perfect addition to your literacy centers, no matter what season it is. Grab your free blend puzzles below and then hop over and snag...

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Cell Phone Sight Words

Cell Phone Sight Words

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Looking for a motivating sight word activity for kids?! This is a must-try! It's a clever way to turn kids' love of technology into a screen free activity that helps them practice any words under the sun - word families, sight...

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Popsicle Beginning Sound Match

Popsicle Beginning Sound Match

Popsicle beginning sound match for ages 3 to 5. Learning letter sounds is no easy task, but there are few things more exciting than when kids start down the path of learning to read. Letters and sounds are a huge part of that journey so we love playing fun...

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Reading Cheat Sheets

Reading Cheat Sheets

Activities for ages 3 to 8. Do some of your students struggle to read but you're not sure how to help? Have you ever imagined having an easy cheat sheet for picking "just right" reading lessons for every student in class? Wish. Granted. Whether you need a quick...

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Mermaid Sight Word Game

Mermaid Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Practicing sight words will be a splash with this fun mermaid sight word game! Kids read and write sight words as they swim their way to the treasure chest. It's a great addition to your literacy centers and word work time. Getting Ready...

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300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

For ages 3 to 7. Do you spend countless hours hunting down "good fit" word work activities 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 -...

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Beach Bucket Writing

Beach Bucket Writing

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Whether you're planning a trip to the beach or you're just dreaming about warm summer weather, this motivating writing project is a must-try activity for kindergarten or first grade. Grab your copy below and then hop over to snag our...

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Exercise Counting Game

Exercise Counting Game

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Counting from 1 to 10 is an important skill for young learners.  Make it fun for kids to practice with this playful exercise counting game. Spin-an-Exercise is the perfect activity to do with your child at home or as a whole group brain...

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4th of July Counting Game

4th of July Counting Game

Activity for ages 3 to 6. This motivating counting game is a playful way to practice numbers from 1 to 50, adding on, skip counting and early addition. Plus, as a big bonus, kids can color it to make a patriotic American flag that's perfect for the 4th of July,...

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Summer Journal

Summer Journal

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Looking for a simple way to keep kids writing this summer?! Whether you're a parent hoping to battle summer slide or you're a teacher who wants to keep kids learning over the break, our free summer journals are the perfect solution. My...

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Star Wars STEM Activities

Star Wars STEM Activities

Activities for ages 4 to 10. 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...

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Pirate Sight Word Game

Pirate Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 8. A pirate themed sight word game?! Yes, please matey! This playful activity is great to use as a literacy center, word work activity or sight word game. And, because it's editable, kids can practice any words under the sun - making it so easy...

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Beehive Alphabet Match

Beehive Alphabet Match

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Learning the alphabet is exciting, but sometimes it can be a challenge for kids. We are always looking for fun, new ways to work on our letters and keep us engaged, and this game was just the trick! Beehive Alphabet Match is a great...

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Diving for Sight Words

Diving for Sight Words

Activity for ages 4 to 6. This playful sight word game is an easy way to add some fun to your literacy centers or word work time. Kids will love diving for sight words! Getting Ready This activity was super quick and easy to prep! I just printed the three pages...

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Ice Cream Number and Ten Frame Match

Ice Cream Number and Ten Frame Match

Ice cream number match for ages 4 to 6. I love using ten frames with my students because they're such a fun way to help them understand what numbers REALLY mean.  This super sweet ice cream number activity has children match number and ten frame cards from...

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Beach Time Subtraction Puzzles

Beach Time Subtraction Puzzles

Activity for ages 6 to 8. These ocean subtraction puzzles are the next best thing to spending the day at the beach! Students will love the challenge of matching up the problems and solutions and you'll love the quick and easy prep. Getting Ready To prep, I printed the...

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Linear Measurement STEM Cards

Linear Measurement STEM Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Help kids understand linear measurement with this batch of playful, hands-on STEM challenges. They're the perfect addition to your STEM center, measurement unit, or STEM boxes! Grab your pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers. Peek...

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Fingerprint Fish

Fingerprint Fish

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These adorable fingerprint fish are a must-try number and craft activity for preschool or early kindergarten. The hands-on math project is a playful way to practice reading and counting from 1 to 10 - a skill they'll use for a lifetime....

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Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Playdough to Plato and The STEM Laboratory are growing! We want to help teachers and homeschoolers find even more super fun and effective activities for kids. Bringing the most amazing ideas means adding awesome contributors. If you'd like to join our team, we'd love...

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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 calm down jars include more than just glitter, and offer nearly endless...

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Unicorn Sight Word Game

Unicorn Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Practicing sight words just got so much more fun! As kids race to reach the rainbow first, they read, write and spell their sight words along the way. Sneaky learning is the best, isn't it?! Grab your free sight word game below...

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15 Word Work Games

15 Word Work Games

These 15 editable word work board games  are a huge time and money saver! Whether you're in need of ready to go word work activities, literacy centers or fun spelling practice, this pack has you covered. Type your unique word list once and the words pop into...

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Diphthong Puzzles

Diphthong Puzzles

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Diphthongs can be a difficult concept to grasp for many students but fun, hands-on activities like these diphthong puzzles can help. The game is a perfect addition to your literacy centers and can easily be used throughout the...

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Spring Sight Word Puzzles

Spring Sight Word Puzzles

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Add a huge dose of fun to your literacy centers or word work stations with a batch of spring sight word puzzles! They're the perfect compliment to our free flower CVC match up. Signs of spring are everywhere! Ducks are wandering around...

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Flower Coverall

Flower Coverall

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Making ten is such an important concept for students because it builds their addition fact fluency and number concept. This playful flower coverall game is such a fun way to practice making ten with the numbers one through nine....

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Rainbow Sight Word Puzzles

Rainbow Sight Word Puzzles

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Rainbows can brighten the rainest and gloomiest of spring days and these Rainbow Sight Word Puzzles are no exception! Grab the freebie below and then pick up these free Rainbow Digraph Puzzles to double the learning and fun. Getting Ready To...

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10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

Helping struggling readers takes extra care and attention - since every child's brain is different, every solution is slightly different too. While some children may struggle to remember the sounds letters make, other students may skip lines of text, not remember...

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Free Reading Assessment

Free Reading Assessment

Activity for ages 4 to 6. An important first step in teaching kids how to read is figuring out what they already know. This simple reading assessment makes it easy to see the letter names, sounds and sight words students have mastered so that you can determine what to...

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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Kids How to Read

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Kids How to Read

For ages 3 to 8. When I moved from teaching second grade down to kindergarten, I faced a MAJOR fear. What if my students moved on to first grade unable to read? I'd never been responsible for teaching the basics of reading before. How would I know my...

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32 Clever Word Work Centers

32 Clever Word Work Centers

Activities for ages 5 to 8. 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...

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Spring Poetry Pages

Spring Poetry Pages

Activity for ages 5 to 8. These simple structured poetry pages make it easy to squeeze in poetry practice this spring. They're perfect for a mini poetry unit, writing center or whole class activity! Getting Ready To prep for our mini poetry unit, I simply printed one...

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Zoo Name Puzzles

Zoo Name Puzzles

Activity for ages 3 to 5. 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...

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Spring Ten Frame Subtraction

Spring Ten Frame Subtraction

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Sometimes subtraction can be tricky to master, but using familiar tools like ten frames can really boost kids' confidence and make practice fun! These spring ten frame subtraction printables are a great way to work on...

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Spring Addition

Spring Addition

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Dive into your stash of mini erasers or use our printable cut outs for a playful spring addition game that gives kids practice writing and solving addition equations. It's a perfect compliment to our popular Addition Write and Wipe Cards!...

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20 Spring Crafts for Kids

20 Spring Crafts for Kids

Now that spring is here, it's time to celebrate with bunnies, chicks, flowers, and gardens! These adorable spring crafts will fit into any spring theme and are fun for teachers or parents to do with their kids! 20 Cheerful and Bright Spring Crafts for Kids...

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Weather Count and Clip Cards

Weather Count and Clip Cards

These Weather Count and Clip Cards are the perfect addition to your math centers or small group tables this spring. Simply count the pictures and clip the corresponding number. You're all set! It's the perfect combination to our popular Weather Activity Pack....

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20 Adorable Fingerprint Art Ideas

20 Adorable Fingerprint Art Ideas

Fingerprint art is a simple and fun way to boost fine motor and pre-writing skills in preschoolers and kindergartners. Little ones will love pressing their fingers into stamp pads or paint and building cute and surprising shapes. 20 Adorable Fingerprint Art Ideas...

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A-Z Letter of the Week Crafts

A-Z Letter of the Week Crafts

Help preschoolers and kindergartners remember the shape and sound of the ABCs with these adorable letter of the week crafts. They're the perfect compliment to our best selling Alphabet Mega Pack! To young children, a letter is just a symbol and has no meaning. These...

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Me on the Map Craft

Me on the Map Craft

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Let's face it! Understanding how kids' street, town, state, continent and planet fit together is downright confusing. But, thankfully, this simple me on the map craftivity is coming to the rescue! It's a helpful visual kids can use again...

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St. Patrick’s Verb Tense Cards

St. Patrick’s Verb Tense Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Planning a St. Patrick's Day writing center? These free verb tense resource cards help students create greater variety in their writing and the pictures make excellent prompts for choosing what to write about! The cards are aimed at...

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How to Create a Leprechaun Trap Writing Activity

How to Create a Leprechaun Trap Writing Activity

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Designing and creating leprechaun traps is one of my favorite activities for March! Kids can come up with amazing ideas if you simply give them an opportunity to be creative and BUILD! I prefer to view it as a project based learning (PBL)...

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Robot Addition Cards

Robot Addition Cards

Activity for ages 5 to 6. These playful robot write and wipe cards are a motivating way to help kids learn how to write and understand addition problems. The print and play activity is perfect to use as a math center or STEM box and is a perfect compliment...

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St. Patrick’s Day Rhyming Cards

St. Patrick’s Day Rhyming Cards

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Rhyming is an important skill to practice in preschool and kindergarten. Bring a festive twist to literacy centers this March with these playful St. Patrick's Day Rhyming Cards. They're the perfect compliment to our Rhyming Activity...

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Geoboard STEM Challenges

Geoboard STEM Challenges

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Looking for an easy prep, motivating STEM challenge for kids?! These geoboard STEM cards are a must-try. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. What is STEM? STEM activities (science,...

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Teen Number Coverall

Teen Number Coverall

Activity for ages 5 to 6. Teen numbers can be a tricky concept for students but this St. Patrick’s Day themed coverall game is a fun and engaging way to help little leprechauns get lucky mastering their teen numbers. It's the perfect combination to our...

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Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Activity for ages 5 to 7. 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 CVCe puzzles are great to add to your St. Patrick's day themed learning...

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3D Shape Sorting Mats

3D Shape Sorting Mats

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Help students identify real world objects shaped like cones, cubes, cylinders, pyramids, rectangular prisms, spheres, and triangular prisms with these playful, hands-on sorting mats. It's the perfect compliment to our popular 3D Shape...

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Weather Activities Kids Love

Weather Activities Kids Love

Activities for ages 4 to 7. Teaching a weather unit?! The Weather Activity Pack is a must. The 14 engaging activities teach young meteorologists about weather, temperature, clouds, tornadoes, precipitation, picking weather appropriate clothes, weather-themed math...

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Student Book Recommendations

Student Book Recommendations

Activity for ages 5 to 8. Student book recommendations are a great way to get kids talking about the stories they read. Whether you're working on an author study, need a book-themed bulletin board idea, or just want kids to reflect on books, this sheet is...

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100th Day of School Activity Pack

100th Day of School Activity Pack

Activity for ages 4 to 8. The 100th Day of School is almost here so it's time to start gathering fun-filled activities for our celebration. This set has it all - editable trail mix mats, an energy-burning fitness challenge, LEGO building... Grab your set in our...

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100th Day of School Trail Mix Mats

100th Day of School Trail Mix Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 8. These free 100th day of school trail mix mats are great to use with big and little kids alike. Just print the free 100th day of school trail mix mats (below), count out the goodies and munch away. They're the perfect compliment to our...

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Penguin Sight Word Game

Penguin Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 8. I love turning boring old sight word practice into addictive fun for kids and this simple penguin sight word game does just that. Just type your words onto the board and hit "print". You instantly have a ready to play literacy center,...

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Beginning Sound Valentine’s Day Puzzles

Beginning Sound Valentine’s Day Puzzles

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Are you working on beginning sounds with kids this February?! These playful Beginning Sound Valentine's Day Puzzles will be the perfect addition to your literacy centers. Your students will have so much fun, that they will not even...

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Valentine Twenty Frames

Valentine Twenty Frames

Activity for ages 4 to 6. After mastering numbers to ten, moving on to teen numbers can be a little tricky for some kids. These valentine twenty frames are a playful, hands-on way to work on counting sets and writing the numbers 10-20. They're the perfect compliment...

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Valentine’s Addition and Subtraction Game

Valentine’s Addition and Subtraction Game

Activity for ages Valentine's Day is just around the corner so some thematic learning is in order! Practice counting valentines with these addition and subtraction re-usable mats. They focus mainly on numbers to 20 so they're perfect for first grade but are...

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Morning Greetings That Rock!

Morning Greetings That Rock!

Activities for ages 3 to 6. Whether you're new to morning greetings and need a few ideas to get started or you're a morning greeting veteran looking for ways to mix things up, these six favorites are for you! The playful ideas are perfect for preschool, kindergarten...

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Animal Activities for Kids

Animal Activities for Kids

Activities for ages 4 to 7. Teaching an animal unit?! The Animal Activity Pack is a must. The motivating activities teach kids about animal habitats, animal adaptations (camouflage and migration); and food chains. Grab your set in our...

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