Rhyme Slime Games

Rhyme Slime Games

If you're looking for some fun, new rhyming activities to try with your kids, these quirky rhyme games are sure to do the trick.  And, our best-selling Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack is a must-have if you're looking for similar activities! Getting Ready Before...

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Rhyme Clip Cards

Rhyme Clip Cards

If you're teaching kids how to rhyme, these free rhyme clip cards are a helpful addition to any literacy center or word work station. They're easy to prep and fun to play!  These fun cards are the perfect compliment to our Emergent Readers Bundle! Getting Ready To...

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Reindeer Rhymes

Reindeer Rhymes

Looking for a fun holiday rhyming activity?!  This reindeer rhymes center is a playful way to work on rhyming and CVC words this holiday season. Snag your activity and then hop over and grab our best-selling Editable Sight Word Games in our shop! Getting Ready I know...

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8 Fun Rhymes for Kids

8 Fun Rhymes for Kids

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

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Phonological Awareness Daily Warm Ups

Phonological Awareness Daily Warm Ups

The science of reading has proven that elementary students need to practice phonological awareness every. single. school. day. And these phonological awareness warm ups make it so quick and easy! Just hit print and you’ll be planned and prepped for AN ENTIRE YEAR. Your students will build a rock solid foundation of skills in just 5 playful minutes a day.

BUILD 11 PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS SKILLS:

• Sentence segmenting

• Syllable segmenting

• Onset-rime

• Rhyme

• Alliteration

• Phonemic awareness

• Isolating phonemes

• Blending phonemes

• Adding phonemes

• Deleting phonemes

• Segmenting phonemes

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Hard and Soft G Little Reader Books

Hard and Soft G Little Reader Books

Learning letter sounds is important for both reading and writing, but some letters of the alphabet are trickier than others and make not one but TWO sounds! G is one of those letters. These free little reader books and rhyme help kids learn more about soft G sounds...

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Hard and Soft C Little Reader Books

Hard and Soft C Little Reader Books

Does your little one get confused when trying to read the letter C in a word? Children are so used to spelling words like c-a-t that when they come to one like c-i-t-y they pronounce it as "kitty."  The hard and soft C can be difficult to master. These hard and...

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Free CVC Games

Free CVC Games

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

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Little Mouse, Little Mouse Alphabet Game

Little Mouse, Little Mouse Alphabet Game

This alphabet game is one of my hands-down favorites! It's a simple way to teach ABC letters and, as a big bonus, it's seriously fun entertainment for kids. Scroll below for your free download and then make sure to hope and snag our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack...

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This Little Piggy Finger Puppets

This Little Piggy Finger Puppets

Rhymes for kids help children notice that words are clumps of sounds with a similar pattern.  When they begin spelling and reading words later, they'll notice that rhyming words often end with the same letters.  For instance, cat, bat, sat and hat all end with the...

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CVC Clip Cards

CVC Clip Cards

Clip cards are a quick and easy way for kids to practice reading skills. That's one of the reasons we love them so much! Rhyming, alphabet letters, blends, digraphs... you name it, we've clipped it!  These CVC clip cards are a motivating way to help students identify...

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5 Things Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

5 Things Kids Should Know Before Kindergarten

Wondering what your soon-to-be kindergartener needs to know before the first day? As a kindergarten teacher, I spent many days leading up to the start of school calming parents’ anxiety about their child’s transition.  Not knowing what their child REALLY needed to...

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Rhyming CVC Words

Rhyming CVC Words

Beat the summer heat with this fun CVC rhyming activity! 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 wods so even early...

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Vowel Team Centers

Vowel Team Centers

If you're on the hunt for motivating vowel team activities your students will actually ASK to repeat, this mega pack is a must-grab! All 14 centers and 9 memorable posters make it fun to practice nine of the most common vowel teams: -AI, -AY, -EA, -EE, -IE, -OA, -OE,...

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4 Signs Kids are Ready to Read

4 Signs Kids are Ready to Read

Just like we're never 100% sure when kids will take their first step, we also can't name the time and place when students will read their first word. But there ARE four signs kids are ready read... Dive into the 4 signs below and then request an invite to my 4 week...

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Old MacDonald Finger Puppets

Old MacDonald Finger Puppets

When I think of classic songs for kids, Old MacDonald is always one of the first to pop into my head. This set of free printable finger puppets is a fun and easy way to bring the song to life. Just print, cut out and play along with the classic...

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Flower Alphabet Match

Flower Alphabet Match

We often say we learn 26 letters. While that's partially true (we learn 26 letter names) we are actually learning several more symbols when we combine both upper and lowercase. So, practice, repetition and having fun are all ways I can help my kids work on their...

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Pond Counting Mats: Numbers 1-10

Pond Counting Mats: Numbers 1-10

Looking for a fun way to work on counting 1-10 with preschoolers?! Whether you use turtle counters, plastic frogs or something else, these playful counting mats will be a fun part of a pond or spring theme!  Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our...

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Learn Colors with Cool Whip

Learn Colors with Cool Whip

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

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25 Fun Easter Learning Activities

25 Fun Easter Learning Activities

The final countdown to Easter has officially begun. I'm not sure who is more excited for our family egg hunt - my kids or ME.   To get into the spirit, we're spending the week playing Easter-themed math, reading and science activities. Take a peek at what's in store...

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Kindergarten Centers

Kindergarten Centers

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

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Number Formation Pack

Number Formation Pack

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 sheets, memorable rhymes and...

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Pre-Kindergarten Centers

Pre-Kindergarten Centers

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

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Number Activity Sheets

Number Activity Sheets

For most kids, learning how to count and write numbers takes lots and lots of practice. So why not make all of that hard work fun for kids with these number activity sheets?! These free number activity sheets are a no prep, motivating way to practice the numbers 0 to...

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Valentine Rhyming Match Up

Valentine Rhyming Match Up

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 the freebie below and then...

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25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

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

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Christmas Tree Counting Cards

Christmas Tree Counting Cards

If you're looking for a fun way to teach kids number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence, number writing and even beginning addition this holiday season, you've come to the right spot. These festive Christmas tree counting cards are a motivating, hands-on...

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Rhyming Turkey Center

Rhyming Turkey Center

This adorable rhyming turkey center is a playful way to work on rhyming skills this Thanksgiving. Just print and play! NOTE: Rhyming is one of the critical skills children need to learn before they're ready to dive in and start reading. (You can see the 4 signs kids...

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23 Christmas Centers

23 Christmas Centers

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

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21 Super Fun Pumpkin Activities for Kids

21 Super Fun Pumpkin Activities for Kids

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

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Apple Activities

Apple Activities

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

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Back to School Activities

Back to School Activities

These back to school activities will keep kids engaged and learning all month long! The mega pack includes 15 math and literacy centers.

The back to school set is perfect for kindergarten and first grade.

Scroll down to take a peek at all of the exciting fun ahead!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

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

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

–> Alphabet Glue. Motivate students to work on letter recognition and upper and lowercase pairing.

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

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek. Playfully practice sight words, alphabet letters, classmate names… anything under the sun!

–> EDITABLE Back to School Sight Word Race. Race to the school as you read and write sight words, word families, classmates’ names… you pick!

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

MATH

–> Counting Clip Cards. Reinforce the numbers 1 to 20 by practicing counting on and number recognition.

–> Spin to 20. Work on counting, number recognition and ten frames at the same time!

–> Color by Ten Frame. Motivate kids to build number recognition from 1-20!

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

–> 2 Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats. Race to cover the pattern block mat and practice number recognition OR addition along the way.

–> Subtracting from 10. Roll the dice, subtract the number that lands on top and write the problem you created.

–> Subtraction Color Up. Race against your partner to solve the most subtraction problems.

–> Spinning Shapes. Work on 2D shapes and graphing with a playful spinning game!

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Playful Rhyming Games

Playful Rhyming Games

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

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32 Clever Word Work Centers

32 Clever Word Work Centers

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

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First Grade Pumpkin Activities

First Grade Pumpkin Activities

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

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Pumpkin Activity Packet

Pumpkin Activity Packet

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

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5 Senses Activity Pack

5 Senses Activity Pack

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

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5 Senses Activity Pack

5 Senses Activity Pack

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

These 12 motivating, hands-on activities make learning the 5 senses irresistibly fun and easy to prep. They’re great to use as whole class activities or science centers.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 5 Senses Rhymes (one for each sense)

–> Interactive Flap Book

–> 5 Handwriting Activity Sheets (one for each sense)

–> Popcorn Senses Activity

–> 5 Senses Detective Mystery

–> 2 Game Boards

–> I Smell Something… Challenge

–> Mystery Scents

–> Color Hunt

–> Secret Sense of Touch Balloons

–> Mystery Jelly Beans Activity

–> Sound Mysteries Activity

 

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Teen Number Activity Pack

Teen Number Activity Pack

Make it fun to learn tricky teen numbers with 4 playful activities!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 10 Memorable rhymes/posters (one for each number from 10-19)

–> 11 number activity sheets (one for each number from 10-20)

–> 33 clip cards showing each number 3 different ways

–> Roll and write game

 

The teen pack coordinates perfectly with the Number Formation Pack and Number 21-30 Pack!

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States of Matter Activities

States of Matter Activities

Teaching kids about states of matter? You're in the right spot! These motivating, playful states of matter activities will keep young scientists learning and smiling for days. Grab your States of Matter Activity Pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! States of...

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Rhyming Picture Mats

Rhyming Picture Mats

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

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Our Instagram Reel

Our Instagram Reel

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

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Number Formation Pack

Number Formation Pack

Make learning to write the numbers 0 to 30 fun for kids! This number formation activity pack is brimming with motivating ways to practice writing and recognizing numbers!

Check out all the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Posters with memorable poems (one for each number) to hang on the wall as helpful reminders,

–> A 0-10 review sheet kids can take home to practice with their families,

–> Plus number activity sheets that work on writing and concept.

 

–> MEMORABLE RHYMES

Teaching kids silly number rhymes is a simple way to help them learn to write the digits 0-9. Once they know those 10 digits, they can write any number under the sun: numbers as small as 15 and numbers as big as 359,461, 209,607.

Introduce one digit at a time by teaching the kids a goofy poem they’re sure to remember.

“Down and around. Then you stop. We finish 5 with a line on top!”

I included large poster sized printables for you to hang on the wall or use for whole class instruction plus a review sheet kids can use to practice in a math station or with their parents at home.

Then continue the fun with rhymes for those tricky teens and twenties too!

 

–> ACTIVITY SHEETS

To help kids connect those numbers with their concept, I designed hands-on number activity sheets (one for each number from 0 to 30).

In all, kids practice 6-7 different ways of making just each number. So comprehensive!

 

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100+ Classroom Supplies at the Dollar Tree

100+ Classroom Supplies at the Dollar Tree

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

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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

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

The set is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Pumpkin Activity Pack- Preschool and Kindergarten

Pumpkin Activity Pack- Preschool and Kindergarten

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

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

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

Check out all of the fun details below!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Alphabet Activity Sheets for P, S and T

–> Rolling Pumpkins ABC Game

–> Five Little Pumpkins Rhyme

–> 3 Versions of Five Little Pumpkins Little Reader Books

–> EDITABLE Pumpkin Sight Word Hunt

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Mystery Pumpkins

–> 2 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> Pumpkin Glyphs

–> Write and Wipe Adding on Cards

–> Pumpkin Ten Frames

–> Comparing Numbers from 1-20 Sheets

–> Adding to Ten

–> Number Cover Up for 1-6

–> Addition Cover Up for 2-12

–> 2D Shape Clip Cards

–> Spin and Color Shape Pumpkins

 

SCIENCE

–> Pumpkins Are… Brainstorm

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Hat

–> Life Cycle Craftivity

–> Life Cycle Sequencing

–> Foldable Pumpkin Plant Journal

 

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Rhyming Games

Rhyming Games

Make learning to rhyme fun for kids with eight motivating games! The activities are great to use as literacy centers, morning work or guided reading games.

Just print, prep and play year after year.

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 18 Rhyming Puzzles

–> Spin a Rhyme

–> Rhyming Bingo (Class Set)

–> Color the Rhyme

–> I Have, Who Has (Class Set)

–> Rhyming Sort

–> 18 Clip Cards

–> Rhyme Time Game

 

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Five Little Cupcakes Finger Puppets

Five Little Cupcakes Finger Puppets

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

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Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppets

Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppets

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is one of my family's all time favorite rhymes for kids. It's been my secret weapon when I needed a quick distraction in doctors' waiting rooms, airplanes, restaurants... you name it. This set of free printable...

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Teaching Kids Opposite Words: The Opposite Game

Teaching Kids Opposite Words: The Opposite Game

Teaching kids opposite words like wet-dry, left-right, up-down is great for vocabulary development. This free printable game is a fun way to make learning opposite words fun for kids. Just print, cut and play. Easy peasy. Scroll below to check out more, then snag our...

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