Word Family Centers

Word Family Centers

If your students have learned their beginning sounds, practiced their end sounds, chances are they are ready to dive into those tricky vowels sounds. Giving kids a strong foundation for this important skill is a must which is why I LOVE our new word family centers...

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Word Family Mats

Word Family Mats

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

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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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Spin a Word Family

Spin a Word Family

For most kids, those tricky middle vowels in CVC words take lots of practice to finally stick. But thankfully, this batch of print-and-play word family games are a quick-prep, motivating way to focus on individual vowels. Simply snag your set below! If you're in the...

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Word Family Egg Game

Word Family Egg Game

When Easter is over, what do you do with those extra plastic eggs?  Instead of tucking them back into storage, keep them out for this hands-on word family game! See the surprisingly simple step-by-step below and then request an invite to our 4 week course, The Reading...

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Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, this fun leprechaun-inspired word family sort is a must-try. Kids will love playing with gold (who can blame them?!) and YOU'LL love that they're practicing important reading skills. To make it easier for you to get EVERY...

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Penguin Word Family Sort

Penguin Word Family Sort

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

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Word Family Activity Pack

Word Family Activity Pack

Teaching kids how to read and write word families increases their reading fluency by showing them spelling patterns in words. These hands-on, motivating games and no prep activities make memorizing the most common word families uber fun for kids. The activity pack is...

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Short Vowel Word Family Centers

Short Vowel Word Family Centers

These 18 literacy centers make it fun for kids to practice reading and writing 40 of the most common short vowel word families:

-AB, -AD, -AG, -AM, -AN, -AP, -AT, -AX, -EB, -ED, -EG, -EM, -EN, -ET, -IB, -ID, -IG, -IM, -IN, -ING, -IP, -IT, -IX, -OB, -OD, -OG, -OM, -OP, -OT, -OX, -UB, -UD, -UG, -UM, -UN, -UP, -US, -UT, -UX and -UT.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 5 Word Family Posters

–> Word Family Puzzles

–> No Prep Color by Word Family Sheets

–> Word Family Mats

–> CVC Clip Strips

–> Say and Spell Task Cards

–> 5 Pocket Chart Games

–> 2 Word Family Sorts

–> 9 Word Family Board Games

 

That’s 18 motivating short vowel word family centers in all!

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Word Family Spiders

Word Family Spiders

These Word Family Spiders are cute AND educational! If you follow me on Playdough to Plato's new Instagram page, you already know that our family has a serious case of Halloween fever. And I love it. So I decided to overcome my arachnophobia and pull together a...

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Spin a Word Family

Spin a Word Family

Learning word families is a fast way to help children recognize a lot of new words quickly because they are groups of words that share the same sound and spelling. By learning the ending {-og} for instance, your child quickly understands how to read and write {dog,...

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Family Word Puzzles

Family Word Puzzles

I'm always on the hunt for simple prep, motivating learning activities for kids. That's our thing, after all! So I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Educators' Spin on It's new book, 100 Fun & Easy Learning Activities for Kids. And I'm excited to report that...

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Popcorn Word Families

Popcorn Word Families

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

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Free CVC Words Picture Sort

Free CVC Words Picture Sort

Picture sorting is a simple and engaging way for children to learn about short vowel sounds in consonant-vowel-consonant words like cat, bed, top and cut.  When they say the name of pictures out loud, children can stretch the sounds out S-L-O-W-L-Y, isolating the...

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Flower CVC Match Word Game

Flower CVC Match Word Game

Looking for a spring-themed word family activity your kids will LOVE?!  This flower CVC match up is a playful way to practice sounding out three letter words.  CVC word games are fun and engaging way to introduce reading to kiddos! Snag your free activity below and...

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Short Vowel Word Families

Short Vowel Word Families

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

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Word Lists

Word Lists

Have you ever wished you could easily print off just-right word lists for your students to refer to while they write? Wish granted!

This pack of word lists includes 17 kid-friendly themes (holidays, family, sports, etc.) to help students brainstorm topics and check their spelling.

PLUS the pack also gives you Dolch, Fry and combination sight word lists so students can have all of their words in one spot.

It even has an EDITABLE sheet so you can create your own list of classmates’ names, local hang outs… the sky’s the limit!

The words lists are the perfect addition to your writing folders or writing center.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 17 themed word lists with helpful pictures (includes UK version)

–> Dolch sight word lists

–> Fry sight word lists

–> Combination sight word lists

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Fall Sight Word Dash

Fall Sight Word Dash

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

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300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

Do you spend countless hours hunting down "good fit" word work activities and literacy centers for each of your reading groups? Word work is an amazing way to take students' reading to the next level because it gives kids a chance to play with words - breaking them...

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32 Clever Word Work Centers

32 Clever Word Work Centers

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

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LEGO Word Families

LEGO Word Families

My boys have been on a LEGO kick the last few weeks. The other day, as I watched them play, an idea popped into my mind: in addition to building THINGS with this favorite toy, they could also build WORDS. Later that evening, I pulled out their box of Duplos {the extra...

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Spider Word Families

Spider Word Families

We are almost halfway through October and that means Halloween is just around the corner! It's the perfect time to overcome my arachnophobia and share a free printable spider game with all of you. This playful sort is a fun-filled way to help children learn word...

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Inflectional Ending Centers

Inflectional Ending Centers

Grab 12 inflectional ending centers in one easy download! The playful activity pack makes it fun to practice adding -ED, -ES, -ING and -S to words and includes tons of motivating options that are perfect for one-on-one instruction, small groups, literacy centers OR whole class lessons…

There’s even an irregular verb activity so you can introduce “rule breakers” too!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 4 Foldable Mini-Books (one each for -ED, -ES, -ING and -S)

–> 4 Verb Cover Ups (present tense -ING, present tense -S and -ES, past tense -ED and past tense irregular verbs)

–> Hide and Seek

–> Past Tense Puzzles

–> Word Family Puzzles

–> Smarty Pants

–> Roll, Read & Write

–> Rill and Write

–> Pig Pen

–> Outer Space Sort

–> Spin a Word Ending

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R-Controlled Vowel Centers

R-Controlled Vowel Centers

These 10 playful R-controlled vowel centers make it fun to practice 5 different spelling patterns in words: AR, ER, IR, OR and UR.

Play a round of Ropin’ Rodeo, match up R-controlled vowel puzzles, sort popcorn word families…. kids will love playing all 10 centers!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Smarty Pants flip and write game

–> Ropin’ Rodeo game board

–> Treasure Hide and Seek pocket chart game

–> Space I Spy write around the room

–> Superhero Sprint dice game

–> Puzzle Pairs match up

–> Popcorn Words read and sort activity

–> Word Family Puzzles

–> Clip Cards

–> And What’s Right read and color sheets

 

That’s 10 engaging R-controlled vowel centers in all!

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Short U Centers

Short U Centers

Short U centers just got a whole lot more fun! This playful set of 11 print-and-play activities keep kids engaged while they work on the 9 most common short U word families:

-UB, -UD, -UG, -UM, -UN, -UP, -US, -UT, -UX

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> 5 playful board games

–> 4 spin, read and color sheets

–> 5 sound it out mats

–> 5 I Spy games

–> Word family puzzles

–> Clip cards

–> Flip and write “Bubble Bash” game

–> 2 no-prep color by word family sheets

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Short A Centers

Short A Centers

Focusing on one vowel at a time helps many kids learn to differentiate those tricky middle sounds once and for all.

This mega pack of Short A centers includes 13 playful print-and-play activities honing in on the 8 most common short A word families:

-AB, -AD, -AG, -AM, -AN, -AP, -AT, -AX

Just print and play!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

–> 7 motivating game boards

–> 7 no prep spin and color sheets

–> 7 I spy games

–> 8 roll and graph centers

–> Word family puzzles

–> Flip and write game

–> Sound it out building cards

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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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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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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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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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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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Penguin Activities

Penguin Activities

Looking for penguin centers your students will beg to repeat over and over again?!

This print and play pack includes 17 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, number concept, addition, subtraction and so much more.

The penguin activities 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.

–> Fact Sheets. Learn about penguins and then complete either a KWL chart or fill out a fact sheet.

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

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

–> Word Family Sort. Sort and then sound out CVC words.

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the iceberg 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 Hide and Seek. Play a super fun pocket chart game with the whole class!

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

MATH CENTERS

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

–> Comparing Penguins. Use clothespins to clip the biggest number! You can either work on 1-10 or stretch kids who are ready by practicing 1-100.

–> This or That. Color the biggest number in each pair.

–> Odd or Even. Sort numbers into the right pile: either odd or even.

–> Fish 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 penguin-themed making ten addition problems.

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

 

THERE ARE 17 PENGUIN ACTIVITIES IN ALL!

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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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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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Emergent Readers Bundle

Emergent Readers Bundle

It’s never been easier to give your newest readers “just right” books all year long!

Give your library of emergent readers a HUGE boost with this MEGA bundle of 56 emergent reader book sets.

They’re perfect for Pre-K and kindergarten!

EVERY SET INCLUDES:

–> A color version of emergent reader books practicing common sight words.

–> A second version of the same 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 morning work, a literacy center or homework.

CHECK OUT THE THEMES BELOW!

The mega bundle includes 56 DRA level A books.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 6 Color Books

–> 5 Summer Books

–> 5 Fall Books

–> 5 Winter Books

–> 5 Spring Books

–> 5 Science Books

–> 5 Holidays Books

–> 10 Short Vowel Word Family Books

–> 10 Math Books

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Magic E Centers

Magic E Centers

These playful magic E centers make it fun for kids to learn the bossy E rule. They’ll love playing the games so much that they won’t even realize they’re learning!

And to make it easy for you to differentiate, the bundle includes centers focusing on just one long vowel at a time (long A words, for instance) PLUS activities combining multiple vowels at once so you can stretch students who are ready for more challenge.

Check out all of the fun included in this Magic E pack below.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

This mega bundle includes 45 Magic E centers:

–> 11 long A centers including clip cards, board games, pocket chart hide and seek and puzzles

–> 11 long I centers including color by word family sheets, roll and graph games and board games

–> 8 long O centers including say and spell cards, puzzles, a flip and write game and board games

–> 9 long U centers including I spy, pocket chart hide and seek and board games

–> Motivating games and sorts combining multiple vowels at once

–> And colorful posters highlighting common words with each vowel

 

The centers are great to use as literacy centers, guided reading activities or word work stations!

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Bug and Butterfly Centers

Bug and Butterfly Centers

If you’re looking for motivating bug and butterfly activities for Pre-K or kindergarten, this set is for you!

The bug and butterfly set includes plenty of variety so that you can easily differentiate for different learners. Work on alphabet letters, word families, sight words, counting, adding, life cycles and so much more!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Rainbow butterflies practicing upper and lowercase pairs

–> Alphabet puzzles working on letter sounds

–> 2 EDITABLE sight word games

–> Rhyming clip cards

–> Word family clip cards and writing activity

–> 0-20 counting clip cards

–> Ten frame coloring sheets

–> Roll and cover pattern block mats practicing counting and adding

–> Ladybug addition sheets

–> Butterfly life cycle hats

–> Butterfly life cycle posters

–> Ladybug life cycle wheels

–> Ladybug life cycle posters

–> 4 story starters

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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

 

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Vowel Team Centers

Vowel Team Centers

Practicing vowel teams? This mega pack includes 14 centers and 9 posters focusing on nine of the most common vowel teams: -AI, -AY, -EA, -EE, -IE, -OA, -OE, -UE, and -UI.

Play a vowel team board game, solve a batch of clip cards, roll and graph vowel team words… There are so many fun options in one easy download!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 9 “When 2 Vowels Go Walking” Posters

–> Vowel Team Bingo (Class Set)

–> Say It, Spell It

–> Dab the Real Word

–> Word Sort

–> Clip Cards

–> Color by Word Family

–> Real or Nonsense

–> Bowling Bash Board Game

–> Firehouse Dash Board Game

–> Police Zip Board Game

–> Hide and Seek Pocket Chart Game

–> Roll and Graph

–> Popcorn Sort

–> Vowel Team Puzzles

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Short E Centers

Short E Centers

Teaching kids to read takes a lot of repetition to make sure that kids are grasping important skills like recognizing common vowels sounds and turning them into CVC words. I love to choose just one vowel (either A, E, I , O U) to focus on, giving students a solid...

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Short U Centers

Short U Centers

Teaching new readers can feel like a daunting task - for both students and teachers. There are so many moving parts. When teaching vowels I like to dig deep into just one at first. It helps boost kids' confidence and gives them a solid foundation for their reading....

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Short O Centers

Short O Centers

For most students, working on short vowel sounds like A, E, I, U takes lots of practice. So let's make all of their hard work super motivating and fun with a laser focus on just one vowel- O. This engaging pack has 12 fun activities for kids to choose from! And...

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Short A Centers

Short A Centers

Teaching kids to read and recognize common vowel sounds is an important step in their reading journey. Often focusing on just one vowel at a time is a major help for helping students really master the concept. And what better place to start then with short A centers?...

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Short I Centers

Short I Centers

Teaching new readers to read confidently is like putting together a puzzle. There are so many pieces that fit together. Having a strong foundation of the basics is SO important. And learning vowels gives students a big boost toward reading independently. Which is why...

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Pumpkin CVC Puzzles

Pumpkin CVC Puzzles

With fall in the air, it will soon be a great time to visit a pumpkin patch and enjoy some super fun pumpkin learning activities. These pumpkin CVC puzzles are the perfect hands-on game for beginning readers and will make a fun addition to literacy...

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Middle Vowel Cards and Puzzles

Middle Vowel Cards and Puzzles

Vowel sounds (A, E, I, O and U) are often the most difficult for children to master. These hands-on puzzles and word cards give kids plenty of practice sounding out short CVC words and identifying the missing middle vowel sound. They're great to use as literacy...

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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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Icy Magic E Sort

Icy Magic E Sort

Are you looking for a fun way to practice magic E words this winter?  This icy magic E sort is a must-play! You can stay warm and cozy inside while you practice six long vowel word families. Snag your set below and then hop over to grab our Vowel Team Centers in...

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25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

25 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

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

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45 Motivating Magic E Centers

45 Motivating Magic E Centers

Ready to tackle those tricky CVCe words?! These magic E centers are so much fun that kids will actually ASK to repeat them. And to make it easy for you to differentiate, the bundle includes centers focusing on just one long vowel at a time (long A words, for instance)...

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Short O Centers

Short O Centers

Make it fun for students to practice reading and writing short O words with this motivating batch of 12 short O centers!

The mega pack includes 12 print-and-play activities focusing on the 7 most common word families:

-OB, -OD, -OG, -OM, -OP, -OT, -OX

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> 5 playful board games

–> 5 no-prep roll and write sheets

–> Flip and write “Bubble Bash” game

–> Sound it out mats

–> Roll and graph game

–> Flip and write “Flower Power” game

–> Hide and seek pocket chart game

–> 2 no-prep read and color sheets

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Short I Centers

Short I Centers

Help students learn to read and write short I words with these 14 motivating centers!

The mega pack of short I centers includes 14 print-and-play activities focusing on the 8 most common word families:

-IB, -ID, -IG, -IM, -IN, -ING -IP, -IT

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

–> 6 flip and color games

–> 8 engaging board games

–> 8 no prep roll and write sheets

–> 8 hands-on playdough mats

–> Hide and seek pocket chart game

–> Ice cream sort

That’s 14 addictively fun short I literacy centers in all!

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Short E Centers

Short E Centers

Get ready for some serious fun! These 12 playful print-and-play centers motivate kids to practice reading and writing the 6 most common short E word families:

-EB, -ED, -EG, -EM, -EN, -ET

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

–> 4 motivating game boards

–> 4 sound it out playdough mats

–> 4 I spy games

–> 4 roll and graph centers

–> 24 clip cards

–> 2 no prep cut and sort sheets

 

That’s 12 short E print-and-play centers in all!

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56 Emergent Reader Books

56 Emergent Reader Books

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

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Short Vowel Emergent Readers

Short Vowel Emergent Readers

Helping kids notice differences between short vowel sounds can be tricky but, thankfully, these 10 short vowel emergent readers are here to help!

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

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 10 emergent reader books in color practicing all five vowels PLUS the common sight words “this, is, look, there, a, do, you, see, the, like, my, and, I, can, we, need, is, with, she, could, went, to.”

–> A second set of the same 10 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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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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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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The Reading Roadmap

Finally! Discover the proven, research-based teaching strategies and tools that help 95% of children learn to read by the end of first grade. Never worry that students are slipping through the cracks again.The Reading Roadmap PD has already empowered teachers to help...

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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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Magic E Activities

Magic E Activities

If your kids are learning about the magic e, you'll love this game and bonus worksheet! As kids race to find their magic treasure, they practice reading ordinary CVC words plus their magical pairs - words that have a silent e at the end that makes the vowel say its...

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How to Stop Teacher Burnout

How to Stop Teacher Burnout

If I were to ask you WHY you started teaching, what would you say? You wanted to make a difference in the world? Inspire kids to love learning? Be a positive role model for students who really need one? Trust me - I'm right there with you. But, as we all know, the...

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Free CVC Games

Free CVC Games

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

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American Themed Writing Activity

American Themed Writing Activity

Fourth of July Writing Activity by The Simplified Classroom for Playdough to Plato Engaging kids in meaningful writing activities that expand their vocabulary can be a bit of a challenge during the summer months, but this Fourth of July Writing Activity does just...

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Free Teacher Planner

Free Teacher Planner

This free teacher planner is *jam packed* with helpful planning pages, sanity saving organization sheets and inspiring covers you'll use all year long. Grab the printable below and then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all...

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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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Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles

Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of our family's favorite children's stories. We've read it so many times that Big Brother (age 5.5) can recite the words without even cracking open the book.  So I was excited to pull together a fun follow up activity for my kids:...

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Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Learning to read is so exciting and, once kids build up confidence with their CVC words, they may be ready to tackle those "Magic E" long vowel words. These Shamrock magic e puzzles are great to add to your St. Patrick's day themed learning activities if your kids are...

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Summer Long E Cards

Summer Long E Cards

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

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4 Fun Tricks for Learning Phone Numbers

4 Fun Tricks for Learning Phone Numbers

My family and I love taking summer trips to popular spots, but with crowds comes increased potential for getting lost. These four tricks for learning phone numbers are a fun way to make sure kids are ready just in case they need it. Hopefully they never will, but it's...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Memory Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Memory Game

Playing the classic game of Memory is a simple way to build kids' concentration, attention, sportsmanship and (you guessed it!) memory. Just like our sight word game, this free Very Hungry Caterpillar Memory Game is an awesome follow up to the beloved children's...

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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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Texting Templates

Texting Templates

My first graders are obsessed with anything technology related, so they were thrilled when I pulled out these texting templates to work on writing conversations.  This texting activity was a fun use of "technology" in the classroom!  Then, if you're ready for a more...

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Middle Vowel Cards and Puzzles

Middle Vowel Activity Sheets

If your kids are learning about middle sounds in words, then you'll love these simple, kid-friendly middle vowel activity sheets! They are great for review or a print-and-go activity on a rainy day. Snag your set and then hop over and request your invite to our VIP...

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Writing Center Starter Kit

Writing Center Starter Kit

This starter kit gives you everything you need for your kindergarten or first grade writing center! Whether you’re setting up a station as a separate space in your classroom or making go-to writing folders each student can keep in her desk and pull out during writing...

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Easter Egg Consonant Blends

Easter Egg Consonant Blends

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

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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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25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

When my oldest son gave up naps almost a year and a half ago, I scrambled to set up some quiet time activities that would keep him entertained for half an hour so that I could have a much needed break in the middle of the day. Fast forward to today, and we have a...

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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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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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Zoo Name Puzzles

Zoo Name Puzzles

My favorite way to begin teaching kids how to read is to start them off with the word they love most: their name! These playful, editable name puzzles are perfect for a zoo unit, beginning of year activity or just because. And, just like our super popular Editable...

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Back to School Ideas for Teachers

Back to School Ideas for Teachers

Back to school season is here and these top notch ideas for teachers are sure to make it the best one yet. Check out our huge collection of free teaching printables, community building activities, games, bulletin boards, and even a few end of the first day gifts...

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CVC Sound Boxes

CVC Sound Boxes

CVC sound boxes are an awesome way to help kids learn how to sound out and spell simple three letter words such as cat, log and dog. These print and play sound box mats are a ready to go literacy center or word work station. Since kids can practice spelling the CVC...

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Gingerbread ABC Match Up

Gingerbread ABC Match Up

I always think the pumpkin season is our favorite classroom theme... until it is time for gingerbread! This Gingerbread ABC Game is a simple way to incorporate some seasonal fun into mastering letters and sounds, ABC order and even CVC words! When you're dong...

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Thanksgiving Centers

Thanksgiving Centers

Gobble, gobble! Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with a math and literacy pack that’s perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

The 16 motivating math and literacy activities include ABC games, counting activities, sight word games, little reader books, graphing sheets, rhyming clip cards and more.

Check out all the fun details below!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Rhyming Clip Cards. Build rhyming skills.

–> Handwriting Pages. Practice letter formation and letter sounds.

–> Alphabet Dab. Work on letter recognition and upper-lowercase pairs.

–> Mayflower Race. Race around the game board reading and writing sight words!

–> Roll and Write. Roll the die and write the word that matches.

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

–> Little Reader Books. Practice early reading skills with two emergent readers: Five Little Turkeys and I Love My Family.

 

MATH

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

–> Ten Frame Dab. Practice the numbers 1 to 20 with a playful ten frame game.

–> Color by Ten Frame. A motivating way to build number concept.

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

–> Cut and Paste Patterns. Find the missing Thanksgiving picture!

–> Roll and Graph. Roll the dice, add the dots together and graph the matching number.

–> Adding to Ten. How many more wishbones do you need to make ten?

–> Subtracting Sheets. Roll the die and take away that many pies. How many are left?

 

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Back to School Bingo

Back to School Bingo

Back to School Bingo is guaranteed to make the first days of school even more fun. The free download is perfect for a family or small group at school. {You can grab a class set for larger groups HERE.} Just grab some cover up tokens, cut apart the calling cards, and...

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How to Keep Calm: The 1 to 10 Parenting Trick

How to Keep Calm: The 1 to 10 Parenting Trick

The 1 to 10 trick is one of my most effective positive parenting, marriage, and friendship tools. I discovered it while wandering around Europe 10 years ago with my husband looking for a bathroom. In our traveling, we realized we had to speak up early and clearly...

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EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder

EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder

The EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder helps you stay organized and track student progress all year long. The bright and colorful set includes everything you need: binder covers, section dividers, divider tabs, binder spines, alphabet and sight word assessments, student data sheets and so much more!

Just print the pages you’ll use and slide them into place. Easy peasy.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Bright, colorful binder covers

–> Section dividers including an editable copy so you can type custom pages

–> Divider tabs including two editable ones

–> Binder spines

–> Alphabet and sight word assessments

–> Student data sheets that allow you to easily track reading progress throughout the year

–> A class reading level chart so that you can quickly group children with similar reading levels

–> Student grouping pages

–> Small group lesson plan sheets

–> Student notes

–> To do list

–> Family communication log

–> Meeting Notes

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25 Awesome Name Games

25 Awesome Name Games

These 25 awesome name games are sure to keep kids entertained for days. They'll love crystallizing, tracing and painting the most important word they'll ever learn. And for more fun, be sure to grab our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack in our shop! Whether you're in...

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Five Little Cupcakes Finger Puppets

Five Little Cupcakes Finger Puppets

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

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Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppets

Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppets

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

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How Many LEGOS Long?

How Many LEGOS Long?

You can do so much more with LEGOs than build! One of our favorite ways is to incorporate them into a LEGO game like this one. Our newest LEGO game is a fun way to work on measurement in preschool or kindergarten. Want more fun ideas like this one?  Become a VIP Plato...

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The Reading Wand

The Reading Wand

Whenever I asked my kindergarten or second grade students to name their favorite part of the day, "recess" always seemed to be #1 on their list.  They loved playing, talking and moving with their friends.  So it's no surprise that their favorite reading activity was...

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