Weather Activities Kids Love

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!...

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Weather Count and Clip Cards

Weather Count and Clip Cards

These weather count and clip cards are the perfect addition to your math centers or small group tables this spring. Simply count the pictures and clip the corresponding number. You're all set! Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our best selling Number...

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Free Printable Weather Game

Free Printable Weather Game

I love teaching kids about the weather! There's something magical about the way the systems of the earth work together so smoothly to create our weather patterns.  This free printable weather game is a great way to review weather words in a fun and playful way. Ready...

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Must-Try Weather Activities for Kids

Must-Try Weather Activities for Kids

These must-try weather activities for kids are fun, hands-on ways to teach about temperatures, clouds, rain... even tornadoes!! Whether you're in need of a quick kids' science project or are looking for something more crafty, we've got you covered. These ideas are the...

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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)

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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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How to Motivate Reluctant Readers

How to Motivate Reluctant Readers

As much as we may hope that our children will always love reading, the reality is that many kids need a little encouragement.  So… how can we motivate reluctant readers? Try these four easy tips and then request an invite to my 4 week course, The Reading Roadmap, so...

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Why Leaves Change Color

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...

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Beach Bucket Writing

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...

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Word Family Garden Activity

Word Family Garden Activity

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

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Sweet Sight Word Game

Sweet Sight Word Game

Are you looking for a summer-themed sight word game your kids will LOVE?!  This playful sight word game 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 Editable...

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Rainy Day Clip Cards

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...

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May’s Playful Learning Checklist

May’s Playful Learning Checklist

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

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20 Spring Crafts for Kids

20 Spring Crafts for Kids

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

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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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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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20 Kids’ Home Science Experiments

20 Kids’ Home Science Experiments

There are so many home science experiments for kids! From learning about how clouds rain to making sun-dried raisins, this list of 20 favorite science activities promises to be fun for kids AND grown ups. No science labs needed! Get inspired below and then grab 30...

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First Grade at Home – Week Two

First Grade at Home – Week Two

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

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

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

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

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Two

Kindergarten at Home – Week Two

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

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

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

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

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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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Rainbow STEM Challenges

Rainbow STEM Challenges

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

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

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Science Emergent Readers

Science Emergent Readers

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

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Science Emergent Readers

Science Emergent Readers

Looking for science emergent readers to help students build a strong foundation of reading skills? This batch of five DRA level A non-fiction books is for you!

They’re perfect for new readers in Pre-K and Kindergarten.

—————-> Bundle with all of our emergent readers and SAVE!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 5 emergent reader books in color practicing the common sight words “is, a, it, will, be, we, by, in, the, I, see.”

–> A second set of the same 5 books in black and white in case you’d like to save ink.

–> Matching reading pointers students can use to point underneath each word as they read. The pointers are a playful way to build kids’ one to one correspondence and help them remember to read left to right across the page.

–> Pocket chart cards you can use to practice the text as a whole class or during your read around the room center.

–> Follow up practice pages to use as guided reading activities, morning work, a literacy center or homework.

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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

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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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Cloud in a Jar

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...

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Pine Cone Science

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...

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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!