Roll and Color 3D Shapes

Roll and Color 3D Shapes

My kids love dice games! Something about not knowing what they will roll is always so exciting.  Since our Roll and Color 2D Shape Game was such a hit, I decided to follow up with a 3D roll and color shapes version that would help them recognize and name three...

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Shape Graphs

Shape Graphs

I love teaching TWO skills with just ONE activity, don't you?! These shape graphs are a playful way to teach the names and characteristics of the most common 2D shapes while working on graphing at the same time. If you're looking for more fun shapes activities, check...

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3D Shape Sorting Mats

3D Shape Sorting Mats

Help students identify real world objects shaped like cones, cubes, cylinders, pyramids, rectangular prisms, spheres and triangular prisms with these playful, hands-on 3D shape sorting mats. When you're done sorting all of the shapes, head on over to grab our 3D...

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2D Shapes Marshmallow Geometry

2D Shapes Marshmallow Geometry

Marshmallow geometry is a fun way to teach the names and characteristics of 2D shapes including triangles, rectangles and squares. Kids love having the chance to build 2D shapes with food and grown ups love watching children practice important math skills. It's a...

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Lines and Shapes Art

Lines and Shapes Art

Whether lines are straight, thin, dotted or thick, they 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... A Shape...

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3D Shape Activities

3D Shape Activities

Learning 3D shapes just got WAY cooler! These engaging, hands-on 3D shape activities teach kids about cones, cubes, cylinders, hemispheres, hexagonal prisms, pyramids, rectangular prisms, spheres and triangular prisms. They're great to use as math centers or math...

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Roll and Color Shapes

Roll and Color Shapes

We love learning games that let us roll dice and we love to color. This roll and color shapes game is the best of both worlds! The motivating 2D shape game is perfect for preschoolers and early kindergarteners who need to build confidence in recognizing and naming...

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Pumpkin Shape Match Up

Pumpkin Shape Match Up

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

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I Have, Who Has Shapes Activity

I Have, Who Has Shapes Activity

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

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Shape Puzzles

Shape Puzzles

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

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Monster Shape Graphs Game

Monster Shape Graphs Game

Need a playful 2D shape game for kids? You're in the right spot.  This entertaining monster shape game gives children practice with shape recognition AND graphing at the same time. This shape activity is double the fun! For more shapes fun, check out our Pattern Block...

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Outer Space Shape Rockets

Outer Space Shape Rockets

Looking for an art project that is a total BLAST?!  Creating spectacular shape rockets 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.  Become a VIP Plato Pack member so you...

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3D Shape Centers

3D Shape Centers

Learning 3D shapes just got WAY cooler! These engaging, hands-on 3D shape activities teach kids about cones, cubes, cylinders, hemispheres, hexagonal prisms, pyramids, rectangular prisms, spheres and triangular prisms.

They’re great to use as math centers or math lessons in kindergarten, first grade or second grade.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> “Parts of a 3D Shape” Poster

–> 27 Shape Clip Cards

–> 3 Interactive Flap Books

–> Clip and Sort Activity

–> 3D Shape Bingo // class set of 30 boards

–> Shape Hunt

–> 6 Build and Read Shapes

–> Spinning Shapes Game

 

The pack is a perfect compliment to our 2D Shape Activity Pack and Toothpick STEM Structures!

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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2D Shape Activities

2D Shape Activities

The 2D Shape Activity Pack is bursting with motivating ways to learn about circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, ovals, rhombuses, trapezoids, hexagons, stars and hearts!!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Interactive Flap Books

–> Shape Hunts

–> Clip and Sort Activity

–> Shape Bingo (Class Set)

–> Shape Puzzles

–> Playdough Mats

–> Shape Sandwich Clip Cards

–> Shape Graphs

–> Roll and Cover Sheets

–> Color by Shape Pages

–> Shape Alphabet Activity Sheets

 

That’s 63 pages of hands-on fun in all!

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2D Shape Activities

2D Shape Activities

The 2D Shape Activity Pack is bursting with motivating ways to learn about circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, ovals, rhombuses, trapezoids, hexagons, stars and hearts!! Clip 2D shape sandwiches, make interactive shape flap books, play dice games and so much...

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Cut and Paste Shape Game for Kids

Cut and Paste Shape Game for Kids

Are you looking for a fun way to help kids learn about shapes? After doing a contact paper shape sort and shape hunt a few weeks ago, the kids and I were excited to try this new hands-on shape game for kids. It's easy to prep and can quickly be tweaked to work with...

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2D Shape Hunt

2D Shape Hunt

This 2D shape hunt is a simple way to turn an ordinary regular neighborhood walk into a super fun math lesson! Learn about 2d shapes including circles, hexagons, rectangles and squares as you sneak in a little exercise. For more fun shapes activities, check out our...

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Phonics Toolkit

Phonics Toolkit

This phonics toolkit makes it easy to teach letter sounds in fun, hands-on and playful ways. Just prep the toolkits once and students can use them all year long!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND 6 PHONICS TOOLS THAT FIT PERFECTLY IN A PENCIL BOX:

–> Easy to follow assembly directions

–> 6 colorful phonics tool kit labels

–> An alphabet chart

–> A digraph and blend chart

–> 2 consonant and vowel sound walls (one with mouth shapes and one without)

–> A reusable sound map

Plus a list of additional hands-on supplies you can add from the dollar store, Target or Walmart for even more fun!

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Sound Walls

Sound Walls

The science of reading has proven that teaching students to hear the sounds in words helps them learn to read more quickly. These print-and-go sound walls make teaching those sounds quick, easy, and fun for kids!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

 

–> Easy to follow directions including 5 questions you can ask students to help them differentiate between the look and feel of each sound

 

–> 2 bulletin board-sized sound walls so you can choose the design you like best

 

–> 2 file folder-sized sound walls that make it easy to create an individual set for each child in class

 

–> Cover up sheets that build students’ excitement to learn a new sound

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

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Seasonal Centers

Seasonal Centers

The changing from season to season is a great way to teach students about the passage of time. These activities can provide kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade helpful ways to explore the whole year. Whether you’re looking for apples, leaves and pumpkin...

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EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

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

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

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

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

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

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Fireman ABC Spray Game

Fireman ABC Spray Game

This ABC game is sure to be a hit with firemen fans. Just grab a pack of brightly colored index cards, a water sprayer and a fireman's outfit {if you have one} and you're ready to spray. The ABC game has become a must-play in our house and I hope it will be a favorite...

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Autumn Spiced Salt Dough Recipe

Autumn Spiced Salt Dough Recipe

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

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Scented, Fizzy Homemade Bath Bombs

Scented, Fizzy Homemade Bath Bombs

There's nothing more special than a kid-made gift - especially if it's a gift that comes with some well deserved pampering. That's why my 4 year-old daughter and I decided to make scented homemade bath bombs for the wonderful moms and grandmoms in our lives. This...

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Candy Pumpkin Catapults

Candy Pumpkin Catapults

STEM activities (Science Technology Engineering and Math) are always a hit with my kiddos, but this engineering activity had the whole family wanting to get in on the action. After explaining to my 3 and 5 year-old what a catapult was, I simply challenged them to...

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Addition to 20 Interactive Notebooks

Addition to 20 Interactive Notebooks

Interactive notebooks are super popular in classrooms these days, and it's because they engage kids' full attention. This interactive addition activity is constructed so there are lots of math addition questions on just one interactive page. The academic and fine...

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Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

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

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Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Crystals

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Crystals

Growing crystals is a favorite science experiment of ours and these glow-in-the-dark crystals for Halloween make it all the more exciting! Check out how to make these fascinating crystals below!  Then, grab our 30 Science Experiments your kids will love in our shop!...

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Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Will Love

Kid-Made Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Will Love

Mother's Day is just around the corner and, in case you need a little inspiration for Mother's Day gifts from kids moms will love, we've pulled together our favorite finds from across the web. These 16 homemade gifts are sure to make Mother's Day extra special for any...

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Building LEGO Names

Building LEGO Names

What better way to get kids really looking at how letters are built than by constructing them with LEGOS?! This hands-on LEGO name activity is a great preschool work station, name game or afternoon project. Follow below and then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack...

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Green Apple Playdough Recipe

Green Apple Playdough Recipe

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 measuring, no boiling water, no messy clean...

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Subtraction within 20 Interactive Notebook

Subtraction within 20 Interactive Notebook

If your kids are working on subtraction within 20, this interactive notebook will help keep them engaged! It includes equations, word problems, picture problems and true/false questions to encourage different ways of thinking about numbers and problem solving. First...

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Free Compound Word Puzzles

Free Compound Word Puzzles

Looking for a fun way to teach kids about compound words?! These picture-only compound word puzzles are a memorable way to show how two words can be combined to make a brand new word. They're great to use as a whole class lesson, guided reading activity, literacy...

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Transportation Word Puzzles

Transportation Word Puzzles

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

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ABC Sort: Curvy or Straight?

ABC Sort: Curvy or Straight?

Playing an ABC game is one of the best ways to introduce the alphabet to your little ones. Our brains learn best when we use several senses at once, so this ABC sort helps pre-readers use a variety of senses to help their brains remember the differences between...

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Diphthong Puzzles

Diphthong Puzzles

I'm super excited to pass along a brand new freebie your kids will love: diphthong puzzles! Use the set as a literacy center or word work station focusing on those tricky diphthongs including -AU, -AW, -EW, -OI, -OO and -OU. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then...

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American Themed Bracelets

American Themed Bracelets

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

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Peanuts Movie Activities

Peanuts Movie Activities

Do your kids love the Peanuts movie!?  Even if they've never seen it, these characters are loveable the first time you meet them. We've created fun and educational Peanuts movie activities for kids featuring these classic characters! Grab your little learner and get...

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Learn Letter Sounds with ACTION!!

Learn Letter Sounds with ACTION!!

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

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Spin a Sight Word and House Patterns Activites

Spin a Sight Word and House Patterns Activites

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

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Free Apple Playdough Mats

Free Apple Playdough Mats

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

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Pencil Grasp Development in Babies and Toddlers

Pencil Grasp Development in Babies and Toddlers

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

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25 American-Themed Activities for Kids

25 American-Themed Activities for Kids

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

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Paper Straw Necklace Craft

Paper Straw Necklace Craft

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

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10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

10 Ways to Help Struggling Readers

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

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How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Reading

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

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14 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

14 Must-Have Bug and Butterfly Activities

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 and so. much....

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Spring Centers

Spring Centers

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

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Little Cloud Paintings

Little Cloud Paintings

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. Or combine literacy with...

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The Lorax Number Match Up

The Lorax Number Match Up

The Lorax is a classic Dr. Seuss children's book about a Lorax who defends the truffala trees against extinction. After reading the story together a few weeks back, my boys and I played a fun follow up: The Lorax Number Match Up - a counting, number recognition and...

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Making a Mummy Fish

Making a Mummy Fish

Whether you find mummies creepy or mysterious, you have to admit, they are pretty fascinating.  The processes of making a mummy fish is quite simple and with this easy kids' science experiment, any little mad scientist can try her hand at making a real mummy! Get...

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Clay Boat Kids’ Science Experiment

Clay Boat Kids’ Science Experiment

How can big, heavy metal boats float on water? Help little scientists discover the answer on their own with this simple kids' science experiment and craft in one. With just a few supplies, children can build their own floatable boat, too!  Want even more kids'...

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August’s Playful Learning Checklist

August’s Playful Learning Checklist

With summer still in full swing, it can be difficult to find things to keep your little ones engaged and learning. But we have your back! Work on shapes, write a letter to their new teacher, do some counting and more with August's learning checklist! Just scroll below...

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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. Interested in more fun? Become a VIP...

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25 Rainbow Activities for Kids

25 Rainbow Activities for Kids

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

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Valentine’s Pattern Block Mats

Valentine’s Pattern Block Mats

Pattern blocks mats are a great way to teach kids about shapes, counting, sorting, reasoning, symmetry... even fractions! These simple Valentine's pattern block mats are an awesome math challenge for kids. Just print them out and start building. Grab the freebie below...

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Sink and Float Peeps

Sink and Float Peeps

Sugared marshmallow Peeps are among our favorites for eating AND for kids' sink and float science experiments.  This ultra simple science activity uses just a few Peeps and water to explore density and buoyancy. My 3 year-old loved that he could do this activity...

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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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Peep Catapults STEM Activity

Peep Catapults STEM Activity

Get ready for some Peep catapults!  My kiddos were so busy laughing at this STEM activity that they didn't realize they were learning engineering, physics and math, too. Follow the simple step-by-step below and then grab 30 more easy-to-follow science experiments kids...

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Valentine Playdough Recipes

Valentine Playdough Recipes

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.) These Valentine's Day playdough recipes are quick to...

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Hidden Message Homemade Bath Bombs

Hidden Message Homemade Bath Bombs

The homemade bath bombs we made for Mother's Day last year were such a hit with both my kids.  They loved every step - from mixing and molding the fizzies to delivering them.  So I came up with these Valentine's Day-inspired homemade bath bombs that reveal a secret...

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30 Awesome Heart Activities for Kids

30 Awesome Heart Activities for Kids

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

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Invisible Ink Valentines

Invisible Ink Valentines

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

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25 Outer Space Activities

25 Outer Space Activities

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

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Egg Head Planting Activity

Egg Head Planting Activity

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 plant activity: egg head planters. With a quick trip to the grocery store or your refrigerator, you can create these funny egg...

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Rainbow + Unicorn Centers

Rainbow + Unicorn Centers

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

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Sensational Symmetrical Flowers

Sensational Symmetrical Flowers

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.  This symmetrical flowers painting activity will add the right pop of color into your classroom!  This art project has so much...

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Kids’ Science – Growing Seeds!

Kids’ Science – Growing Seeds!

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

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Walking on Eggs

Walking on Eggs

This kids' science activity is a jaw-dropping fun way to teach little Einsteins about the strength of arches. How can a hen sit on an egg and not break it, but a chick can peck its way out? To find the answer, just walk on eggs. Like our Rainbow Jar activity, it's a...

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Gingerbread Man in a Jar

Gingerbread Man in a Jar

rst g, This kids' homemade gift, a gingerbread man in a jar, is the perfect gingerbread playdough kit that brings the Gingerbread Man story to life! My 5 year old daughter, A, loved every step of creating the homemade gift - from making the playdough to packaging up...

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Sharpie Tie-Dye Science

Sharpie Tie-Dye Science

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

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Valentine’s Day Art: Colorful Hearts

Valentine’s Day Art: Colorful Hearts

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and there's no better way to celebrate than with a cheerful Valentine's Day heart art project! Kids will LOVE creating this beautiful art and YOU'LL love the easy-to-follow instructions. For more awesome ideas, hop over to...

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Spring Poetry Pages

Spring Poetry Pages

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! Also, don't forget to spice up students' writing with our Writing Center Starter Kit! Getting...

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First Grade Centers

First Grade Centers

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

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Kindergarten Centers

Kindergarten Centers

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

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Pre-Kindergarten Centers

Pre-Kindergarten Centers

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

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STEM Challenges Kids Will Beg to Repeat

STEM Challenges Kids Will Beg to Repeat

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

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Toothpick STEM Structures

Toothpick STEM Structures

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 3-dimensional STEP structures as they...

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Beginning Sound Valentine’s Day Puzzles

Beginning Sound Valentine’s Day Puzzles

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 are sure to L-O-V-E this center! For more learning fun, hop over and grab our...

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Heart Counting Mats

Heart Counting Mats

My kindergarten students always love counting with manipulatives during math, so I was excited to pull together this Valentine's Day-themed heart counting mat to give young learners hands-on practice counting 1 to 20. Grab the freebie below and then snag our Number...

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Paper Cutting Station

Paper Cutting Station

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.  Paper cutting stations are here to help! Handing over a pair of blades to young kids...

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Must-try Playdough Mats

Must-try Playdough Mats

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 the perfect combination of fun and...

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Snowball Digraph Puzzles

Snowball Digraph Puzzles

Our snowball digraph puzzles are a fun, hands-on winter literacy center or word work activity. Just match the digraph to a word that starts with it. No snowsuit required! Snag your activity and then hop over and snag our Vowel Team Centers for more practice with...

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Winter Bird Art

Winter Bird Art

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

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Snowman Pattern Block Mats

Snowman Pattern Block Mats

Pattern blocks are always a fabulous way to learn about shapes, but our free snowman pattern block mats take kids' learning to the next level by adding in a dose of counting and addition practice, too. Grab your set below and then hop over and snag our...

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Growing a Crystal Tree

Growing a Crystal Tree

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

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Snowman Craft

Snowman Craft

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

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February Centers

February Centers

Take your February math and literacy centers to the next level with these 23 print-and-play stations.  Practice sight words, CVC words, 2D and 3D shapes, math facts, units of time and so much more.  They are perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS:

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Flip & Write Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Hide & Seek Pocket Chart Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word I Have, Who Has Game

–> EDITABLE Write the Room Sight Word Game

–> Rhyming Puzzles

–> CVC Puzzles

–> 10 CVC Roll It, Read It, Write It Sheets

–> 2 Digraph Roll It, Read It, Write It Sheets

–> 2 Blends Roll It, Read It, Write It Sheets

–> Compound Word Puzzles

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS:

–> Mystery Number Challenges

–> Place Value Build & Compare Game

–> Place Value War

–> Subtraction from 10 Game

–> 2 Sets of Subtraction Mats (Subtraction from 6 & Subtraction from 12)

–> Math Fact Board Game

–> 2 Versions of Roll & Cover Pattern Block Mats (Numbers 1-6 and Adding 2-12)

–> I Have, Who Has 2D Shapes

–> I Have, Who Has 3D Shapes

–> Units of Time Clip Cards

–> Daytime or Nighttime Sort

 

THAT’S 23 MATH AND LITERACY FEBRUARY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Groundhog Day Centers

Groundhog Day Centers

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

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

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

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

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

–> Alphabet Groundhogs. Practice upper and lowercase pairs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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13 Gingerbread Activities

13 Gingerbread Activities

Gingerbread activities are always a hit with kids and this batch of literacy and math games is no exception. Pre-K and kindergarten students will love the 13 motivating activities including alphabet puzzles, counting activities, sight word games, graphing sheets,...

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30 Must-Have Kids’ Craft Supplies

30 Must-Have Kids’ Craft Supplies

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

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Playdough Snowman in a Jar

Playdough Snowman in a Jar

My kids are always hate watching their snowmen slowly melt away but, with this sparkly playdough snowman in a jar, they'll never have to worry about having a dropping snowman smile again! My kids had so much fun creating families of snowmen that we decided to share...

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100 Free Playdough Mats

100 Free Playdough Mats

Playdough mats are an easy way to grow kids' imaginations, develop fine motor skills and teach important skills like counting and the ABCs. This roundup of 100 free playdough mats includes some of our favorite finds from across the web. Get inspired below then hop...

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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. Then, hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the tools, strategies and support you need to reach ALL of your...

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21 Brilliant Classroom Organization Hacks

21 Brilliant Classroom Organization Hacks

These 21 brilliant classroom organization hacks will keep you well prepared all year long. Sort supplies, keep track of student work, find a label for almost everything under the sun! Get inspired and then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all...

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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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Editable Word Work Activities

Editable Word Work Activities

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

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Christmas Vowel Sort

Christmas Vowel Sort

This playful Christmas vowel sort is a playful way to review long and short vowels! Helping students HEAR the difference between long and short vowels will help them SPELL the difference later. Snag your activity and then hop over and grab our awesome Vowel Team...

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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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Kindergarten at Home – Week Ten

Kindergarten at Home – Week Ten

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

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

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

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First Grade at Home – Week Ten

First Grade at Home – Week Ten

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

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

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

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May Centers

May Centers

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> 2 versions of Pineapple Match Up: CVC words and vowel team words

–> 2 versions of Surf Sort: CVC words and CVCe words

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word I Have, Who Has

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pocket Chart Game

–> EDITABLE Write the Room

–> EDITABLE Color by Sight Word Sheets

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including place value, telling time, 2D and 3D Shapes, graphing, tallying and number bonds.

–> 2 versions of the Spin & Graph Game: 2D and 3D shapes

–> 4 versions of Summer Time Game: time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour and 5-minute interval

–> 3 versions of Odd and Even Sort: 1-20, 1-50 and 1-120

–> 2 versions of Addition Puzzles: adding to 12 and adding to 20

–> 2 version of Subtraction Write and Wipe Cards: Subtracting from 10 and 20

 

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

 

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Second Grade at Home – Week Eight

Second Grade at Home – Week Eight

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

–> 7 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), diphthongs, silent consonant pairs, 3-letter blends, 3-digit place value and 2 and 3-dimensional shapes.

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

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First Grade at Home – Week Eight

First Grade at Home – Week Eight

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

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

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

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Eight

Kindergarten at Home – Week Eight

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

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

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

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Six

Kindergarten at Home – Week Six

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

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

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

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First Grade at Home – Week Six

First Grade at Home – Week Six

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

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

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

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April Centers

April Centers

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

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

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

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word I Have, Who Has

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pocket Chart Game

–> EDITABLE Write the Room

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS

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

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

–> Making 10 Write and Wipe Cards

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

–> Subtracting from 10 Write and Wipe Cards

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Four

Kindergarten at Home – Week Four

Ready to jump into our 4th week of distance learning? Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

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

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

–> 5 print-and-play activities practicing CVC words, digraph words, CVCe words, sight words (it’s EDITABLE!), adding to 12, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes, graphing and telling time.

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First Grade at Home – Week Four

First Grade at Home – Week Four

Ready to jump into our 4th week of distance learning? Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

–> 5 print-and-play activities practicing vowel teams, R influenced words, sight words (it’s EDITABLE!), adding to 12, adding to 18, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes, graphing and telling time.

 

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Second Grade at Home – Week Four

Second Grade at Home – Week Four

Ready to jump into our 4th week of distance learning? Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

–> 5 print-and-play activities practicing R influenced words, diphthongs, silent consonant pairs, sight words (it’s EDITABLE!), 3-dimensional shapes, graphing, place value to 1,000, skip counting by 10s and 100s, plus beginning fractions.

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Second Grade at Home – Week Two

Second Grade at Home – Week Two

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

–> 5 print-and-play activities families can print off at home. This week works on vowel teams and R influenced words, sight words, 3-dimensional shapes, addition and subtraction within 20, adding together equal sized groups to get ready for multiplication, coin values, and adding to 100.

 

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First Grade at Home – Week Three

First Grade at Home – Week Three

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

By popular request, I added a sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can use during read alouds PLUS an engaging science experiment kids can complete using just a Ziploc bag, a couple drops of food coloring and a Sharpie!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

–> 4 print-and-play activities practicing CVC words and vowel teams, sight words, adding to 12, adding together equal sized groups to get ready for multiplication, 3-dimensional shapes, and problem solving.

–> 1 sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can print off and use during read alouds.

–> 1 easy-to-follow science experiment teaching kids about the water cycle.

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First Grade at Home – Week One

First Grade at Home – Week One

I’ve heard from so many first grade teachers like you whose schools are closing indefinitely because of the coronavirus and they need an easy way to keep kids engaged and learning at home.

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 school at home activities your students can complete on their own.

And since we know that some families won’t have access to printers, I made sure to include plenty of printable-free learning options so that every child can participate.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

–> 5 print-and-play activities families can print off at home. This week works on digraphs and blends, sight words, addition and subtraction within 10, addition and subtraction within 20, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes, and telling time to the quarter hour.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Three

Kindergarten at Home – Week Three

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

By popular request, I added a sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can use during read alouds PLUS an engaging science experiment kids can complete using just a Ziploc bag, a couple drops of food coloring and a Sharpie!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

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

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

–> 4 print-and-play activities practicing letter sounds and CVC words, sight words, adding to 12, doubling + 1 and two-dimensional shapes.

–> 1 sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can print off and use during read alouds.

–> 1 easy-to-follow science experiment teaching kids about the water cycle.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week One

Kindergarten at Home – Week One

I’ve heard from so many kindergarten teachers like you whose schools are closing indefinitely because of the coronavirus and they need an easy way to keep kids engaged and learning at home.

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 school at home activities your students can complete on their own.

And since we know that some families won’t have access to printers, I made sure to include plenty of printable-free learning options so that every child can participate.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

–> 5 print-and-play activities families can print off at home. This week works on beginning letter and digraph sounds, sight words, addition to 10, subtraction within 10, 2-dimensional shapes, 3-dimensional shapes and fine motor skills.

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March Centers

March Centers

Get ready for some seriously playful learning! These 19 March centers make it fun for kids to practice sight words, phonics, writing, shapes, telling time… even counting coins!

They’re perfect for kindergarten and first grade. Just hit print!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> Beginning Sound Puzzles

–> CVC Flip & Write

–> CVC Puzzles

–> CVCe Puzzles

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Graph

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Cover Up Game

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS

The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including place value, telling time, counting coins, addition and subtraction.

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek Math Fact Pocket Chart Game

–> Addition to 12 Board Game

–> Subtraction within 12 Board Game

–> 2 Sets of I Have, Who Have Place Value Game (Numbers to 50 & Numbers to 120)

–> 2 Sets of Money Puzzles (American Currency & Australian Currency)

–> 2 Versions of Spin & Graph Shapes (2D Shapes & 3D Shapes)

–> 2 Roll and Cover Mats

–> 2 Roll, Add and Cover Mats

–> Telling Time Connect Four Game

 

THAT’S 19 MARCH MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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January Centers

January Centers

January math and literacy centers just got a whole lot easier to plan! Just hit print.

These 20 print-and-play stations practice sight words, shapes, math facts, telling time and so much more.

They are perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

Check out the full list of what’s included below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> Rhyming Sort

–> Beginning Sound Cards

–> Ending Sound Cards

–> CVC Word Sort

–> Word Family Clip Strips

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Flip & Write Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Graph

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Spin & Write Game

–> EDITABLE Spin & Cover Sight Word Game

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS

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

–> 2 Sets of Mystery Number Challenges (Counting by 1s AND Skip Counting by 2, 5 and 10)

–> 2 Sets of Math Fact Puzzles (Adding within 12, EDITABLE Puzzles)

–> EDITABLE Spin a Math Fact Sheet

–> EDITABLE Color by Math Fact

–> Number Bond Write & Wipe Cards

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

–> 2D Shape Match Up Game

–> 2 Versions of Spin & Cover Game (2D and 3D Shapes)

–> 2 Versions of Roll & Cover Sheets (Numbers 1-6 and Adding 2-12)

 

THAT’S 20 JANUARY MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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December Centers

December Centers

Planning your December math and literacy centers? Just hit print!

These 20 print-and-play stations practice sight words, shapes, math facts, telling time and so much more.

They are perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> Rhyming Sort

–> Beginning Sound Cards

–> Ending Sound Cards

–> CVC Word Sort

–> Word Family Clip Strips

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Flip & Write Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Graph

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Spin & Write Game

–> EDITABLE Spin & Cover Sight Word Game

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS

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

–> 2 Sets of Mystery Number Challenges (Counting by 1s AND Skip Counting by 2, 5 and 10)

–> 2 Sets of Math Fact Puzzles (Adding within 12, EDITABLE Puzzles)

–> EDITABLE Spin a Math Fact Sheet

–> EDITABLE Color by Math Fact

–> Number Bond Write & Wipe Cards

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

–> 2D Shape Match Up Game

–> 2 Versions of Spin & Cover Game (2D and 3D Shapes)

–> 2 Versions of Roll & Cover Sheets (Numbers 1-6 and Adding 2-12)

 

THAT’S 20 DECEMBER MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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November Centers

November Centers

November math and literacy centers just got a whole lot easier to plan!

These 17 print-and-play stations practice word families, sight words, shapes, math facts, telling time and so much more.

They are perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> CVC Word Puzzles

–> CVCe Word Puzzles

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles

–> EDITABLE Flip & Write Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Graph

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Spin & Write Game

–> EDITABLE Spin & Cover Sight Word Game

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS

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

–> 2 Sets of Mystery Number Challenges (Counting by 1s AND Skip Counting by 2, 5 and 10)

–> 2 Sets of Math Fact Puzzles (Adding within 12, EDITABLE Puzzles)

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

–> 2D Shape Hide & Seek Pocket Chart Game

–> 3D Shape Hide & Seek Pocket Chart Game

–> 2 Versions of Spin & Graph Sheets (2D AND 3D Shapes)

 

THAT’S 17 NOVEMBER MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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October Centers

October Centers

Get ready to save TONS of planning time!

This mega pack of October math and literacy centers practices letter sounds, word families, sight words, shapes, graphing and so much more.

All 16 centers are perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> Rhyming Puzzles

–> Uppercase ABC Game

–> Uppercase-Lowercase ABC Game

–> 5 CVC Word Family Spin and Color Sheets

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Spin & Write Sight Word Games

–> EDITABLE Cover Up Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Flip & Write Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Graph

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards for Your Writing Center

MATH CENTERS

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

–> 3 Sets of Number Puzzles (1-20, Making Ten, Adding to 12)

–> 1-10 Number Dominoes

–> 3 Sets of Build and Compare Challenge Cards (0-20, 0-50, 0-120)

–> One More – One Less Game

–> Subtracting from 10 Write and Wipe Cards

–> 2 Subtraction Mats

–> EDITABLE Math Puzzles

–> 2D Shape Clip Cards

–> 3D Shape Clip Cards

 

THAT’S 16 OCTOBER MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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September Centers

September Centers

Get ready for some serious inspiration! This mega pack of September math and literacy centers practices letter sounds, word families, sight words, shapes, graphing and so much more.

All 15 centers are perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

Check out the product description below to see what’s included.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> Rhyming Puzzles

–> Rhyming Sort

–> Uppercase ABC Game

–> Uppercase-Lowercase ABC Game

–> Beginning Sound Puzzles

–> CVC Word Family Puzzles

–> CVC Word Family Sort

–> EDITABLE I Spy Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game Board

–> EDITABLE Hide & Seek Sight Word Pocket Chart Game

–> EDITABLE Flip & Write Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Graph

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards for Your Writing Center

MATH CENTERS

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

–> Ten Frame Clip Cards

–> 1-120 Base Ten Block Clip Cards

–> Tractor Hide & Seek Number Game

–> One More – One Less Game

–> Addition to 10 Write and Wipe Cards

–> Roll & Subtract Subtraction Game

–> Shape Graph Game

–> EDITABLE Word Graph

 

THAT’S 15 SEPTEMBER MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Symmetry Mats

Symmetry Mats

Whether you need hands-on symmetry activities or just want a motivating STEM challenge, these symmetry mats are a must-try.

They build students’ problem solving skills while also working on geometry, counting, comparing, AND (of course!) symmetry at the same time. They’re jam packed with learning!

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

Just print the mats and laminate them for added durability. Then grab a a basket of pattern blocks, pom poms and playdough. Kids will love solving all of the challenges!

You can easily stretch the activity for students who are ready for a challenge by giving them the set of harder challenges or simplify it for children who are new to symmetry by pulling out the easier one.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 2 versions of 20 pattern block symmetry mats (easier + harder)

–> 18 pom pom symmetry mats

–> 15 playdough symmetry mats

–> A bonus symmetry monster challenge

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August Centers

August Centers

August math and literacy centers just got a whole lot easier to plan! These 19 print-and-play stations practice letter sounds, word families, sight words, shapes, graphing and so much more.

They are perfect for kindergarten and first grade!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

–> Rhyming Puzzles

–> Uppercase ABC Pencil Match Up

–> Uppercase-Lowercase ABC Pencil Match Up

–> Beginning Sound Clip Strips

–> EDITABLE Lunch Rush Sight Word Game Board

–> EDITABLE Hide & Seek Sight Word Pocket Chart Game

–> EDITABLE Flip & Write Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Graph

–> CVC Word Family Puzzles

–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards

MATH CENTERS

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

–> 2 Roll & Cover Pattern Block Mats

–> 2 Roll, ADD, Cover Pattern Block Mats

–> Roll & Color Number Game

–> Roll & Add Addition Game

–> Roll & Subtract Subtraction Game

–> Shape Graph Game

–> 4 Graphs of the Week

–> EDITABLE Word Graph

–> 2D Shape Clip Cards (2 versions: read the word + read the shape)

 

THAT’S 19 AUGUST MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Math Geoboard Challenges

Math Geoboard Challenges

These math geoboard challenges build problem solving and design skills while working on geometry, counting, perimeter, angles, comparing, AND scaling at the same time.

They’re jam-packed with learning!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a geoboard and rubber band set. Kids will love building all 10 different shapes, 9 math symbols plus the numbers 1-20.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> 2 versions of 10 shape cards (easier + harder)

–> 2 versions of 9 math symbol cards (easier + harder)

–> 2 versions of 20 number cards (easier + harder)

–> Record sheets

–> A bonus challenge asking kids to build 4 geoboard designs of their own.

 

You can easily stretch the activity for kids who are ready for a challenge by giving them the set of harder challenges or simplify it for students who are new to geoboards by pulling out the easier one.

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

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Graph of the Week

Graph of the Week

Graphs of the week are a valuable way to teach students how to create, read and analyze graphs.

This mega bundle provides 5 pocket chart graphs for each month so kids can practice data analysis all year long.

They’re great to use as morning work or quick whole group lessons!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> EDITABLE student cards that make it easy to print personalized pocket chart cards for every child in class.

–> 5 pocket chart graphs for each month.

–> 5 follow up record sheets for each month.

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End of Year Centers

End of Year Centers

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATH CENTERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Pattern Block Letters and Numbers

Pattern Block Letters and Numbers

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 so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re working on problem solving, geometry, math vocabulary… even beginning fractions!

To make it easy for you to differentiate, there are TWO versions of the activity:

-> For Pre-K or beginning Kindergarten, have students build the letters and numbers directly on the full size mats.

-> For later Kindergarten and First Grade, stretch students by giving them the mini versions of the pattern block designs so they have to look at the image and then recreate a real-life replica. They’ll practice shape recognition, of course, but they also work on their design, engineering, problem solving and scaling skills too.⁣ By adding a little extra dose of thinking, they magnify their STEM skills. ⁣

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

BEGINNING VERSION –

–> 2 versions of uppercase full size mats (in color + black and white)

–> 2 versions of lowercase full size mats (in color + black and white)

–> 2 versions of 1-10 full size mats (in color + black and white)

ADVANCED VERSION-

–> 2 versions of uppercase letter task cards (in color + black and white)

–> 2 versions of lowercase letter task cards (in color + black and white)

–> 2 versions of 0-20 number task cards (in color + black and white)

–> Record sheets

–> A bonus challenge asking kids to pick a number or letter and find ANOTHER way to build it.

-> The set even includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.

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Spring Centers

Spring Centers

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

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATH CENTERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THERE ARE 18 SPRING MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Pattern Block Letters and Numbers

Pattern Block Letters and Numbers

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 so much fun that they...

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EDITABLE Math Center Labels

EDITABLE Math Center Labels

Whether you use Daily Three, math groups or something else entirely, these editable math center labels make it so easy to customize a station rotation that’s a perfect fit for your classroom.

First up?! Get to work customizing your center cards.

The set includes 48 EDITABLE center cards! (You can check out the complete list in the product description below.)

PLUS, you’ll receive 20 editable color group labels (12 shape groups + 8 color groups).

Or, if you prefer, type your own names onto the set of customizable group labels.

Because the set is completely customizable, the options are limitless!

AND, as a fun bonus, you’ll also get customizable student labels so you can personalize a pocket chart of their math groups too.

The editable math center labels will take your rotations to a whole new level of organization.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Addition

–> Base ten blocks

–> Board Games

–> Calendar

–> Card Games

–> Comparing

–> Computers

–> Counting

–> Counting bears

–> Dice

–> Dominoes

–> Estimation

–> Fact Families

–> Fractions

–> Geometry

–> Graphing

–> iPad

–> LEGOS

–> Magnetic Numbers

–> Math Facts

–> Math journal

–> Math links

–> Measurement

–> Meet with the teacher (6 versions)

–> Money

–> Number line

–> Pattern blocks

–> Playdough

–> Popsicle Sticks

–> Puzzles

–> Reading math books

–> Shapes

–> Smart Board

–> Sorting

–> Spinner Games

–> Subtraction

–> Surprise

–> Tallying

–> Temperature

–> Ten frames

–> Time

–> Unifix cubes

–> Weight

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Earth Day Centers

Earth Day Centers

These Earth Day centers make it so easy to plan your math and literacy activities for the week of April 22nd! Just hit print.

This print-and-play pack includes 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, number bonds and so much more.

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

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

–> Beginning Sounds Color Up. Pick a card from the pile and color the letter that starts with the word shown.

–> Digraph Color Up. For students who are ready to be stretched, practice digraph words instead.

–> Blends Color Up. And for children who need even more of a push, pull out the blends version of the game.

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

–> EDITABLE I Spy Game. Have fun and burn off a little extra energy as kids search the room for sight words and then practice spelling them on their record sheet.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Match each sight word with its twin!

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

MATH CENTERS

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

–> What’s Next? Easily differentiate by having kids focus on the numbers 1-20, 1-50 or 1-120.

–> Roll and Cover. Challenge students to roll two dice, add the numbers together, and then cover up the sum on their pattern block mat.

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

–> Number Bonds. Have kids complete Earth Day number bonds.

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

–> Color by Shape. Practice naming and recognizing 2D or 3D shapes with a playful game of chance.

–> Shape Graph. Spin a shape and add it to the graph. What shape reaches the top first?

 

THERE ARE 18 EARTH DAY MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!

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Snow STEM Challenges

Snow STEM Challenges

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Snow fact sheet

–> “All About Snow” record sheet

–> 10 toothpick and marshmallow task cards + record sheet

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

–> 10 EASY geoboard task cards + record sheet

–> 10 HARD geoboard task cards + record sheet

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

–> 2 EASY roll and cover pattern block mats

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

–> I Have, Who Has 2D Shape Game

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Hanukkah Centers

Hanukkah Centers

Students will love these 13 Hanukkah centers! The math and literacy activities are easy to differentiate for a variety of levels making the set perfect for kindergarten or first grade.

Use the fact sheets to teach important details about Hanukkah and then work on sight words, CVC word families, 2D shapes, tallies, story writing and more.

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Hanukkah KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Hanukkah Fact Sheets

–> Dreidel Alphabet Game

–> Rhyming Match Up

–> CVC Word Family Pairs

–> EDITABLE Hide and Seek Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> 2D Shape Match Up

–> Spin and Color 2D Shapes

–> Dreidel Spin and Tally Game

–> Color Patterns

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Las Posadas Centers

Las Posadas Centers

These 11 Las Posadas centers are a must for your festival of light or holidays around the world unit! The math and literacy activities are easy to differentiate for a variety of levels making the set perfect for kindergarten or first grade.

Use the fact sheets to teach important details about Las Posadas and then work on sight words, phonics, CVC word families, 2D shapes, number sequencing, addition, story writing and more.

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

 

LITERACY

–> Las Posadas KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Las Posadas Fact Sheets

–> Beginning Sound Alphabet Puzzles

–> Rhyming Match Up

–> CVC Word Match Up

–> EDITABLE Las Posadas Sight Word Hide and Seek Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> What Next? Number Sequencing Game

–> Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

–> Roll, Add and Cover Pattern Block Mats

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Holidays Around the World Bundle

Holidays Around the World Bundle

Dive into holidays around the world this winter with a mega pack of math, literacy and STEM activities students will love!

Use the fact sheets to teach important details about each holiday and then work on sight words, phonics, CVC word families, 2D shapes, number sequencing, addition, story writing, STEM skills and more.

The 70+ activities are easy to differentiate for a variety of levels making the set perfect for kindergarten or first grade.

Plus, as an exclusive bundle bonus, you’ll receive passports and stamps to keep track of your around the world adventure!!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> BONUS: Holidays around the world passport

–> BONUS: Passport stamps

–> BONUS: Holidays around the world journal covers

–> 8 Holidays around the world STEM challenges

–> 13 Hanukkah centers

–> 14 Diwali centers

–> 15 Chinese New Year centers

–> 11 Kwanzaa centers

–> 11 Las Posadas centers

–> 9 St. Lucia’s Day centers

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Circle Trees

Circle Trees

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

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Fall Activities

Fall Activities

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

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATH CENTERS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THERE ARE 14 FALL ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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Farm Activities

Farm Activities

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

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

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY CENTERS

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

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

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

–> Rhyming Puzzles. Find the matching words.

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

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

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

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

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

MATH CENTERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THERE ARE 17 FARM ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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Farm STEM Challenges

Farm STEM Challenges

These farm STEM challenges are a must-try! Students will love diving into measurement, engineering, number recognition, addition, shapes and problem solving.

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 geoboard task cards + a record sheet

–> 15 building block task cards + a record sheet

–> 15 linear measurement task cards + a record sheet

–> 10 baby animal match up puzzles

–> How many long? measurement activity

–> Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats (There are two versions: one practicing numbers and a second for addition.)

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Farm Activities!

Farm Activities!

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

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The Owl and the Moon

The Owl and the Moon

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 by Remi Courgeon! Just follow the...

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Apple STEM Challenges

Apple STEM Challenges

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

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

–> Apple Boat Races

–> Apple Life Cycle Poster

–> Apple Life Cycle Craftivity

–> Apple Life Cycle Cut and Paste Sequencing Activity

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

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

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Apple Activities

Apple Activities

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

COMMUNITY BUILDING

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

LITERACY CENTERS

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

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

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

–> Rhyming Clip Cards. Find the matching words.

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

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

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

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

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

MATH CENTERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THERE ARE 15 APPLE ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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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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Math Emergent Readers

Math Emergent Readers

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

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

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

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

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

Check out all the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

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

–> Rhyming Puzzles. Find the matching words.

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

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

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

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

MATH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Groundhog Day Activities

Groundhog Day Activities

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

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Christmas STEM Challenges

Christmas STEM Challenges

Step up your centers this holiday season with five motivating Christmas STEM challenges!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Geoboard Challenges

–>  LEGO Building Challenges

–> 2D Gumdrop Toothpick Shapes

–> Candy Cane Science Experiment

–> Roll, Add and Cover Game

 

The motivating batch of STEM challenges are perfect to use with small groups or as centers.

It’s the perfect compliment to our 23 Christmas Activities!

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Gingerbread Centers

Gingerbread Centers

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

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

Check out all the fun details below!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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25 Pre-K Math Centers

25 Pre-K Math Centers

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

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Magic Pumpkin Science

Magic Pumpkin Science

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

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STEM Challenge: Pattern Blocks

STEM Challenge: Pattern Blocks

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

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 15 any time design task cards

–> 10 fall task cards

–> 10 winter task cards

–> 10 spring task cards

–> 10 summer task cards

–> 3 bonus challenges

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STEM Challenge: Geoboards

STEM Challenge: Geoboards

These geoboard STEM challenges build problem solving and design skills while working on geometry, counting, perimeter, angles, comparing and scaling at the same time. They’re jam packed with learning!

Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a geoboard and rubber band set. Kids will love building all 45 designs.

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

The geoboard STEM challenges are a perfect compliment to our famous landmark challenges, toothpick structures, and craft stick puzzles!

 

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Playdough Mats

Playdough Mats

These bright and colorful playdough mats give kids hands-on practice with fine motor skills, upper and lowercase letter formation, letter sounds, 2D shapes, counting and writing the numbers 1 to 10.

It’s a mega pack of playdough activities in one easy download.

Print and laminate the mats, grab a batch of playdough, and you’re all set!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 26 uppercase ABC mats

–> 26 lowercase ABC mats

–> 8 two-dimensional shape mats for circle, triangle, rectangle, square, rhombus, trapezoid, hexagon and oval

–> 11 counting mats for 0-10

 

Imagine the hands-on fun and learning in store!

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NO PREP Sight Word Activity Books

NO PREP Sight Word Activity Books

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

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40 STEM Activities for Kids

40 STEM Activities for Kids

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

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STEM Challenge: Build with Paper

STEM Challenge: Build with Paper

Grab a batch of ordinary copy paper for four kid-approved STEM projects!

 

STUDENTS WILL:

–> Test the flight distance and load capacity of paper airplanes,

–> Make spinning paper helicopters,

–> Build index card towers,

–> And test the strength of different 3D shapes.

 

The center cards, posters, record sheets and easy to follow directions are great to use as STEM centers, makerspaces or science centers.

Want more?! Grab ALL of our STEM challenges (including this one!) HERE.

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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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Pumpkin Activity Pack- First Grade

Pumpkin Activity Pack- First Grade

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

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

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

Check out all of the fun details below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pumpkin Hunt

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Pumpkin Roll

–> 2 No-Prep Story Starters

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Roll and Write

MATH

–> Pumpkin Glyphs

–> Comparing Numbers to 100

–> Write and Wipe Number Bonds

–> Adding to Ten Sheets

–> Subtracting from Six and Ten Sheets

–> Addition Cover Up

–> 2D Shape Clip Cards

–> Spin and Color 2D Shape Pumpkins

SCIENCE

–> Pumpkins Are… Brainstorm

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Hat

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Craftivity

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing

–> Pumpkin Plant Journal

 

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

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STEM Challenge: Build Famous Landmarks

STEM Challenge: Build Famous Landmarks

Can your kids build the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China AND the Empire State Building in one afternoon?! These 47 STEM challenge cards use real pictures of famous landmarks from around the world to inspire kids to build those three sites and so many more.

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

Just cut apart the cards and grab a batch of building blocks for some serious STEM fun.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Great Wall of China // China

–> The Twelve Apostles // Australia

–> Mount Everest // Nepal

–> Piazza San Marco // Italy

–> The Hollywood Sign // USA

–> Mount Eden Crater // New Zealand

–> Neuschwanstein Castle // Germany

–> Agia Sophia // Turkey

–> The Great Buddha // Japan

–> White House // USA

–> Pyramids of Giza // Egypt

–> Saint Spyridonas Church // Greece

–> Tower Bridge // England

–> Notre Dame Cathedral // France

–> Sphinx // Egypt

–> Golden Gate Bridge // USA

–> Burj Khalifa // United Arab Emirates

–> Leaning Tower of Pisa // Italy

–> Forbidden City // China

–> Jefferson Arch // USA

–> Saint Basil’s Cathedral // Russia

–> Sydney Opera House // Australia

–> Parthenon // Greece

–> Space Needle // USA

–> Taj Mahal // India

–> Eiffel Tower // France

–> Angkor Wat // Cambodia

–> Kukulcan El Castilla // Mexico

–> Easter Island Statues // Chile

–> Empire State Building // USA

–> Colosseum // Italy

–> Arc de Triomphe // France

–> Machu Picchu // Peru

–> Statue of Liberty // USA

–> CN Tower // Canada

–> Tower of Hercules // Spain

–> Rialto Bridge // Italy

–> Stonehenge // England

–> Sucevita Monastery // Romania

–> Petronas Towers // Malaysia

–> Potala Palace // China

–> Red Fort // India

–> Wat Phra Si Sanphet // Thailand

–> Butchart Garden // Canada

–> Ayers Rock // Australia

–> Red Fort // India

–> Cologne Cathedral // Germany

 

For students who are ready for a challenge, the pack includes 4 different record sheets to choose from too!

The famous landmark STEM challenge is a perfect compliment to our toothpick STEM structures!

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STEM Challenge: Build Toothpick Structures

STEM Challenge: Build Toothpick Structures

Help kids develop abstract thinking, design and build skills, 2d and 3d shape recognition and shape knowledge with these 24 toothpick STEM structure cards. The STEM structure cards are perfect for engineers from preschool to second grade!

Just grab a box of toothpicks and a container of playdough and you’re ready to start problem solving.

(You can even switch out the playdough for jelly beans, marshmallows or gumdrops to add a fun, seasonal twist.)

After building each shape, children take their learning one step further and label the number of vertices and edges.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> (14) 2-dimensional challenge cards

–> (10) 3-dimensional challenge cards

–> (2) record sheets with answer keys

–> A build your own picture challenge for kids who are ready to be stretched.

 

Bundle the cards with ALL of our STEM challenges and save HERE!

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Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

These roll and cover pattern block mats are packed with serious math power! The no prep sheets work on shapes, counting, adding, fine motor skills, number recognition AND subitizing at the same time.

To play, kids roll either one or two dice (depending on the version they’re using), and cover the matching number with a pattern block.

EACH OF THE 20 DESIGNS COMES IN 2 VERSIONS:

–> a roll and cover sheet practicing the numbers 1-6

–> PLUS a roll, add and cover page working on adding together two numbers up to 12.

 

STUDENTS WILL BUILD:

–> police car

–> fireman and hose

–> rose

–> swan

–> owl on a branch

–> number ten

–> lion

–> watering can

–> sailboat

–> castle

–> bird

–> penguin

–> train

–> hearts

–> elephant

–> gorilla

–> bee and flower

–> caterpillar

–> sun

–> fish

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Fine Motor Super Pack

Fine Motor Super Pack

When my three year-old looked at me with his big blue eyes and asked for help "writing like his daddy", I immediately launched into super mommy mode - pulling together 18 motivating games that would develop his hand-eye coordination, arm and hand strength and...

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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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Outer Space Activity Pack

Outer Space Activity Pack

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

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

SCIENCE

–> Solar System Hats

–> Space Bingo (class set!)

–> Space Match Up

–> Clip the Planet

–> How Far are the Planets from the Sun?

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

–> Oreo Moon Phases

–> More Water or Land?

MATH

–> Space Race

–> 2D Shape Concentration

–> 2D Color by Shape Game

–> 3D Color by Shape Game

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

–> AB, ABB and ABC Space Patterns

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

LITERACY

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

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

–> 5 Spin a Word Family Sheets

–> Outer Space Alphabet

–> Handwriting Activity Pages

–> NO PREP Space Stories

–> My Space Flip Book

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

–> Mini Planet Book

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

 

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Our Instagram Reel

Our Instagram Reel

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

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Valentine’s Day Activities

Valentine’s Day Activities

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

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

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

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

–> Rhyming Puzzles. Find the matching words.

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

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

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

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

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

MATH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

AND THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING!

There are 20 Valentine’s Day activities in all.

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EDITABLE Word Work Activities – Flash Sale

EDITABLE Word Work Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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Learning About Sound

Learning About Sound

We love kids' science and these echolocation activities are a fun way to learn about sound. I have fond and vivid memories of playing in a deep and wide sand pit yelling at the top of my lungs. I'd wait and listen as my shout travelled across the way and bounced back...

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25 Craft Stick Activities

25 Craft Stick Activities

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

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40 NO PREP Sight Word Activity Books – Set #1

40 NO PREP Sight Word Activity Books – Set #1

Teaching kids sight words takes plenty of practice but these 40 NO PREP sight word activity books make all of that work fun for kids. This jam-packed set includes one activity book for each of the first 40 Dolch sight words:

a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you.

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

These 40 books make learning sight words fun for kids and prep-free for you. Each word in the set includes two pages – one front and one back. Just print them back to back and you’re ready to use them as word work stations, literacy centers, homeschool lessons…. there are so many possibilities!

To make sight word practice motivating and fun, each book includes various combinations of six different activities. Depending on the book, kids trace the sight words with stickers, stamp it, write it around shapes, Bingo dab the sight word, highlight it, rainbow write it and so much more. Check out the pictures for a peek inside.

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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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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Glow in the Dark Slime

Glow in the Dark Slime

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

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Pumpkin Activity Pack- Preschool and Kindergarten

Pumpkin Activity Pack- Preschool and Kindergarten

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

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

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

Check out all of the fun details below!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Alphabet Activity Sheets for P, S and T

–> Rolling Pumpkins ABC Game

–> Five Little Pumpkins Rhyme

–> 3 Versions of Five Little Pumpkins Little Reader Books

–> EDITABLE Pumpkin Sight Word Hunt

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Mystery Pumpkins

–> 2 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> Pumpkin Glyphs

–> Write and Wipe Adding on Cards

–> Pumpkin Ten Frames

–> Comparing Numbers from 1-20 Sheets

–> Adding to Ten

–> Number Cover Up for 1-6

–> Addition Cover Up for 2-12

–> 2D Shape Clip Cards

–> Spin and Color Shape Pumpkins

 

SCIENCE

–> Pumpkins Are… Brainstorm

–> Pumpkin Life Cycle Hat

–> Life Cycle Craftivity

–> Life Cycle Sequencing

–> Foldable Pumpkin Plant Journal

 

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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25 Pre-K Math Centers

25 Pre-K Math Centers

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

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

The 25 printable centers give students practice with:

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Number Rainbows

–> Counting Clip Cards (2 sets)

–> Roll and Color Number Game

–> Number Dominoes

–> Ten Frame Dab

–> Roll and Write 1-9

–> Number 1-20 Puzzles

–> Kids Color Up 1-12 Game

–> Pizza Shop 1-20 Counting Cards

–> Number Bingo for 1-20

–> How Many Long? Linear Measurement Activity

–> Shape Graph

–> Shape Sort

–> I Have, Who Has Shape Game

–> Shape Puzzles

–> Roll and Color Shape Sheet

–> Color Sort

–> Graphing Colors

–> Counting Bear Pattern Cards

–> Farm Pattern Cut and Glue Sheet

–> Popsicle Stick Pattern Cards

 

Bundle with my alphabet and fine motor centers and save!

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23 Alphabet Centers

23 Alphabet Centers

Get ready for some serious fun! These 23 alphabet centers teach kids critical skills including letter names, letter sounds, ABC sequencing, letter formation and uppercase-lowercase pairing.
 
Use them as literacy centers, morning work or small group activities. Just print and play!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LETTER RECOGNITION

–> Hidden Letter Sheets

–> Alphabet Stamping

–> Letter in My Name Sort

–> Curvy, Straight Letter Shape Sort

–> Alphabet Clip Cards

–> Alphabet Memory

–> Little Mouse Alphabet House Game

LETTER FORMATION

–> Handwriting Activity Sheets (in standard AND D’nealian fonts)

–> Alphabet Tic Tac Toe

–> ABC Hide and Seek

–> Race to the Top

–> Matchbox Car Tracing

LETTER SOUND

–> Alphabet Chant

–> Alphabet Charts (in color AND black and white)

–> Alphabet Match Up

–> Phonics Clip Cards

–> Phonics Match Up

–> Alphabet Wheels

ABC SEQUENCING

–> Paperclip Letters

–> Missing Letters Game

–> Missing Letters Clip Cards

Bundle with our fine motor and preschool math pack and save here!

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Preschool Math Mega Pack

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

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21 Preschool Math Games

21 Preschool Math Games

Help kids build a strong foundation of skills with these 21 awesome preschool math games. The list includes fun ways to learn shapes, counting, number writing, measuring and more. They're the perfect complement to our Number Formation Pack! First up on our to do list...

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100+ Preschool Activities

100+ Preschool Activities

I love finding preschool activities that make learning fun for my kids - science projects, math games, ABC games... you name it, I'm a fan. That's why I was excited to pull together a list of more than 100 of my favorite hands-on preschool activities from across the...

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