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Weather Activities Kids Love

Teaching a weather unit?! These 14 weather activities teach young meteorologists about weather, temperature, clouds, tornadoes, precipitation, picking weather appropriate clothes, weather-themed math and more. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Then, if you’re ready to tackle more fun science, check out our 30 Science Experiments in our shop your kids…

Weather Count and Clip Cards

These weather count and clip cards are the perfect addition to your math centers or small group tables this spring. Simply count the pictures and clip the corresponding number. You’re all set! Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our best selling Number Formation Sheets in our shop! Getting Ready To prep,…

Free Printable Weather Game

I love teaching kids about the weather! There’s something magical about the way the systems of the earth work together so smoothly to create our weather patterns.  This free printable weather game is a great way to review weather words in a fun and playful way. Ready for more science!? Head on over to our…

Weather Activity Pack

Weather Activity Pack

Teaching a weather unit?! The Weather Activity Pack is a must. The 14 engaging activities teach young meteorologists about weather, temperature, clouds, tornadoes, precipitation, picking weather appropriate clothes, weather-themed math and more.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Word Wall Cards

–> Interactive Flap Book

–> Chart the Weather Game

–> Weather Reports

–> Weather Bingo (class set)

–> Cotton Ball Cloud Activity

–> Clothing Clip Cards

–> Number Clip Cards for 1-10

–> Weather Math

–> Thermometer Clip Cards

–> Color the Thermometer (Celsius and Fahrenheit version)

–> Weather Themed ABC Pages

–> Tornado in a Jar Science Activity (with record sheet)

–> Water Cycle in a Bag Science Activity (with record sheet)

EDITABLE Student Word Wall

EDITABLE Student Word Wall

Give students at-a-glance access to high frequency words to include in their writing with this fully editable student word wall.

Did you swap out your classroom word wall for a sound wall but still want a writing reference that students can use to find the right spellings fast? This word wall can be glued into a file folder and kept in each student’s desk.

EDITABLE Student Dictionary

EDITABLE Student Dictionary

Help students take ownership of the words they’re learning to use in their writing with this fully editable student dictionary.

The dictionary comes pre-filled with Dolch words through first grade. But don’t worry if you’re at a different grade level or use a different list of words! Because the whole file is editable, you can add, delete, or change any of the words.



Why Leaves Change Color

At the end of every summer, I find myself in awe of nature once again. Why leaves change color is fascinating on many levels, not the least of which are the glorious colors that radiate from deciduous trees every year. Coloring changing is gorgeous on its own, but at the same time, some cool biochemistry…

Beach Bucket Writing

Whether you’re planning a trip to the beach or you’re just dreaming about warm summer weather, this motivating writing project is a must-try activity for kindergarten or first grade. Grab your copy below and then hop over to snag our Writing Center Starter Kit to bring out the author in your child or student! I have…

Word Family Garden Activity

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

Sweet Sight Word Game

Are you looking for a summery sight word game your kids will LOVE?!  This playful, fruit-themed version is the perfect way to keep a small group engaged and learning as the weather heats up. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our best selling 32 EDITABLE Sight Word Games for even more fun! Getting…

Rainy Day Clip Cards

These rainy day counting clip cards are filled with all things rain: puffy clouds, weatherproof boots and oversized umbrellas. They’re great counting activity to add to any preschool weather unit. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our best-selling Number Formation Sheets in our shop! Getting Ready To make the cards, I…

20 Spring Crafts for Kids

Now that spring is here, it’s time to celebrate with bunnies, chicks, flowers and gardens! These adorable spring crafts will fit into any spring theme and are fun for teachers or parents to do with their kids! Check out the ideas below and then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you…

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 the simple step-by-step below and then grab 30 more easy-to-follow science…

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 Ready To prep for our mini spring poetry unit, I simply printed…

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 centers in one spot right here. Just click one…

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 centers in one spot right here. Just click one of the…

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 pre-kindergarten centers in one spot right here. Your students will love switching…

First Grade at Home – Week Two

First Grade at Home – Week Two

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

–> 6 print-and-play activities families can print off at home. This week works on CVC words and CVCe words, sight words, addition to 20, subtraction within 20, patterns, units of time and weather.

Kindergarten at Home – Week Two

Kindergarten at Home – Week Two

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

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

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

–> 6 print-and-play activities families can print off at home. This week works on beginning letter sounds and CVC words, sight words, addition to 10, subtraction within 10, patterns, units of time and weather.

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.

Rainbow STEM Challenges

Rainbow STEM Challenges

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

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

Graph of the Week

One of my favorite weekly traditions was pulling out our jumbo-sized pocket chart so students could complete a whole class graph. That’s why I am SO excited about our newest activity pack: a MEGA pack of weekly graphs you can use ALL YEAR LONG. Scroll below and then become a VIP Plato Pack member so…

Epic Science Bundle

Epic Science Bundle

Inspire kids to LOVE science with this mega bundle of science units! It’s jam packed with easy prep, engaging experiments teaching kids about weather, outer space, force and motion, the 5 senses, plant life cycle, and so much more.

The science bundle is perfect to use for whole class lessons, small group work or science stations in Pre-K, Kindergarten, First or Second Grade.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Outer Space

–> Weather

–> Force and Motion

–> 5 Senses

–> Plants

–> Light, Sound and Heat

–> Animals

–> Landforms

–> Human Body Systems

–> States of Matter

–> Bat Animal Study

–> Super Cool Science Kit

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 Sticky Ice Rainbow Digraph Puzzles Egg…

Cloud in a Jar

On a recent foggy walk to school, my 3 year-old, Q,  asked what made fog. Making a cloud in a jar was the perfect opportunity to show him just how clouds and fog (which is just low lying clouds) are formed.  With virtually no prep and no cost, this super cool demonstration will have you playing Zeus,…

Pine Cone Science

My 3 year-old obsessively collects and now that fall is around the corner our house is overflowing with pinecones.  On one of our recent neighborhood walks in the rain, my kiddos noticed the once open pinecones were closed.  This lead to this simple pine cone science activity to see just what makes cones open and close….