The Better Way to Teach Sight Words

The Better Way to Teach Sight Words

If you're ready for a better way to teach sight words, these decodable lists are for you. Why?  When you take your sight word list and organize it by phonics skill, students learn the words faster… You see, old school lists like Dolch and Fry were sorted by...

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Sight Words Lists by Phonics Skill

Sight Words Lists by Phonics Skill

These decodable sight word lists are a HUGE game changer! Why? When you take your sight word list and organize it by phonics skill students learn the words faster…

Old school lists like Dolch and Fry were sorted by the frequency words appear in text. For instance, THE is written most often so it’s the first words students practice. The philosophy isn’t terrible – if a child is going to read THE more than any other word, it makes sense that learning it first would come in handy.

The problem is that THE is often taught right alongside other words that follow completely different rules: OF, AND, A… And that means kids have to wrap their brain around:

– the short A sound in AND,
– the long A sound in A,
– the F that makes a V sound in OF,
– and (as if that wasn’t enough!) the two letters T & H that make just one sound in THE.

It’s no wonder that so many students struggle with sight word lists!

But there is a *much* easier way! Instead of sorting sight words by frequency, we can sort them by phonics skill. Then students can master one spelling rule at a time!

These print-and-go sheets make it so easy for you to do just that!

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Surfing For Sight Words Activity

Surfing For Sight Words Activity

Catch some waves with this fun sight words matching activity! These sight word cards are a great way to add some fun to your literacy centers and word work time. They're the perfect addition to our Editable Word Work Board Games! Getting Ready This activity was...

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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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Magic Sight Words

Magic Sight Words

Kids will love practicing sight words with this simple sight words activity. Grab a white crayon and some markers and get ready for a little magic! Snag your copy below and then hop over and get 26 more Editable Word Work Centers in our shop! Magic Sight Words...

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Diving for Sight Words

Diving for Sight Words

This playful sight word game is an easy way to add some fun to your literacy centers or word work time. Kids will love diving for sight words!  And for even more sight word fun, check out our Editable Sight Word Games in our shop! Getting Ready This activity was super...

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Rhyming CVC Words

Rhyming CVC Words

Beat the summer heat with this fun CVC rhyming activity! Kids will love that it's playful and YOU'LL love that it's easy to differentiate for a variety of reading levels... These darling CVC flip flops have picture clues AND simple short vowel wods so even early...

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Candy Heart Sight Words Activity

Candy Heart Sight Words Activity

When I saw classic Valentine's Day candy hearts with letters instead of words, I knew I could use them for multi-age learning with a sweet sight word activity.  My 2.5 year-old is obsessed with his name and my 5 year-old, A,  loves working on sight words.  These candy...

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Magic Heart Sight Words Activity

Magic Heart Sight Words Activity

Since sight words are the most common words written, memorizing them helps kids increase their reading fluency in a jiffy. That's why we love coming up with fun sight word games for kids! Whether you're on the hunt for a playful Valentine's Day literacy center, word...

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Reindeer Sight Words Matching Game

Reindeer Sight Words Matching Game

This reindeer sight words matching game will make December sight word practice fun and festive! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then hop over and snag our best-selling Editable Sight Word Games in our shop! Getting Ready Prepping this game was super simple! I...

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Snowflake Sight Words

Snowflake Sight Words

Are you in need of a motivating way to practice reading, spelling and writing sight words this winter? Grab some salt, a baking dish and our free snowflake sight words download for some snowy fun. Use the download button below and then hop over and grab our jam-packed...

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18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Words Games

18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Words Games

Practicing sight words just got WAY MORE FUN! No matter what sight words your students have to learn, this pack will give you an EDITABLE board game you can use for every holiday of the year. Grab your set in my shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Then, grab our...

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Cell Phone Sight Words

Cell Phone Sight Words

Looking for a motivating sight word activity for kids?! This is a must-try! It's a clever way to turn kids' love of technology into a screen free activity that helps them practice any words under the sun - word families, sight word lists, names... even alphabet...

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Teaching Kids Opposite Words: The Opposite Game

Teaching Kids Opposite Words: The Opposite Game

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

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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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Phonological Awareness Daily Warm Ups

Phonological Awareness Daily Warm Ups

Research has shown that new readers need to practice phonological awareness every. single. day. But, if you're like most teachers I know, the thought of adding even one more thing to your lesson plans can feel daunting - new lessons usually mean MORE prep and...

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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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Holiday Centers

Holiday Centers

Holidays are such an exciting time for kids and when you’re able to bring hands-on, fun activities into the classroom you can amplify their joy! We’ve compiled a list of many easy-to-set-up centers to celebrate throughout the entire year with your PreK, Kindergarten...

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Sound Mapping

Sound Mapping

Sound mapping is a fantastic way to build students’ phonemic awareness! And these sound mapping mats make it FUN for kids to practice.
 
Slide Matchbox cars onto stop signs, place jellybean noses on bunnies, squish playdough “slime”…
 
This sound mapping pack includes 27 different sets. And every single one of them come in three versions so you can easily practice 3, 4 OR 5 phoneme words. Just hit print!
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Bubble Gum Sound Mapping

Bubble Gum Sound Mapping

When students are struggling to hear the individual sounds in words they’re trying to spell, they often need to build a skill called phonemic awareness. And sound mapping is a simple but powerful way to boost it! Add in a fun gumball theme and some squishy playdough...

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Floss Rule Puzzles

Floss Rule Puzzles

Do you know the floss rule yet? When the sounds /f/ /s/ /l/ or /z/ come at the end of a one-syllable word, they're written with a double consonant. See some examples and then grab this batch of floss rule puzzles to make practicing it fun for kids! The Floss Rule Why...

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Sub Plans

Sub Plans

No batch of chicken soup could ever be strong enough to cure the sub planning blues... Especially when you already feel lousy! This makes it easy for you to pull together sub plans that'll last you for DAYS. And when you spend 15 minutes setting everything up NOW,...

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Slinky Phonemic Awareness Game

Slinky Phonemic Awareness Game

If you've ever had a student who could sound out each letter in a CVC word but, when it came time to blend those sounds together, they said something else instead like "D-O-G. Drop?" then this phonemic awareness game is for you. Grab a slinky and get ready to...

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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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Magic E Pop It Center

Magic E Pop It Center

Did you know that the magic E has SEVEN different jobs? Yep, it's true! And learning them makes it SO MUCH easier to help students read because you can finally explain the rules behind spelling patterns. See the seven different silent E rules below and then snag a...

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Beginning Sounds Center

Beginning Sounds Center

When students are learning to read, research has shown that it's MUCH more important for them to learn letter SOUNDS than letter NAMES because they'll immediately be able to use those sounds to read words. And these beginning sound cards a playful, hands-on way to...

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What is the Science of Reading?

What is the Science of Reading?

The science of reading has been ALL the buzz lately, but if you're secretly scratching your head and thinking that you don't REALLY understand what it means yet, don't worry. You're not alone! And I promise this rundown will help break it all down for you. The Reading...

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Phonemic Awareness Pop Its

Phonemic Awareness Pop Its

Do you have any students who know ALL of the letter sounds but, when it comes time to blend those sounds together to read a word, they STILL struggle? This will help! A lot of times readers just need to practice something called phonemic awareness. Luckily, this...

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Sight Word Targets

Sight Word Targets

We love sight word games and these printable sight word targets rank at the top of our must-try list. Kids love aiming, hitting, reading and writing their word lists. The activity is great to use as a literacy center, word work practice or homeschool activity. Grab...

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Hard and Soft G Little Reader Books

Hard and Soft G Little Reader Books

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

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Cookie Sight Word Game

Cookie Sight Word Game

Sight word games are a fun way to help kids memorize the most common words in written text. Cookie Word Bake takes the fun to a whole new level of sugary awesomeness. Kids love "baking" sight word cookies so much that they don't even realize they're learning the the...

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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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Hard and Soft C Little Reader Books

Hard and Soft C Little Reader Books

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

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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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Rhyme Slime Games

Rhyme Slime Games

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

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Division Word Problems within 20

Division Word Problems within 20

Division is one of the more difficult math concepts to understand for early learners. While it's closely related to multiplication, it's trickier to grasp its meaning and to work out how to solve each problem. These division word problems are here to help! These task...

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How to Eat an Oreo Writing Activity

How to Eat an Oreo Writing Activity

Writing with transitional words including "first", "next" and "then" is an important skill for young writers. This "How to Eat an Oreo" writing activity makes writing practice fun AND delicious - my favorite combination! Ready to turn your students into authors!? Snag...

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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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Apple Sight Word Game

Apple Sight Word Game

This playful apple-themed sight word game is the perfect addition to your fall literacy centers! Kids will love racing to be the first to dot all of the sight words on their sheet. It's a motivating combination of dot markers and sight word surprises. For more sight...

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Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween is almost here so it's the perfect time to add a few Halloween-themed writing prompts to our writing centers. After you're done with this fun activity, check out our Writing Center Starter Kit! Getting Ready Prep for these Halloween writing prompts was super...

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ABC Art Book

ABC Art Book

Making an ABC book is a fun, hands-on way to introduce children to letters and help them understand how those letters are used to make words. This free printable ABC book takes all of that learning one step further by introducing kids to art techniques including apple...

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Gingerbread Color by Sight Word

Gingerbread Color by Sight Word

This gingerbread color by sight word activity is the perfect addition to your December literacy centers and word work time! And if you're into learning sight words, grab our awesome Word Work Games in our shop!  They're EDITABLE! Getting Ready Prepping the sight word...

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Little Mouse, Little Mouse Alphabet Game

Little Mouse, Little Mouse Alphabet Game

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

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Mermaid Sight Word Game

Mermaid Sight Word Game

Practicing sight words will be a splash with this fun mermaid sight word game! Kids read and write sight words as they swim their way to the treasure chest. It's a great addition to your literacy centers and word work time. Snag your free game below and then hop...

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Apple Vowel Sort

Apple Vowel Sort

It's hard to think of fall and not have Johnny Appleseed come to mind. This playful, apple-themed short and long vowel sort is a must-try! Scroll below to snag your freebie and then hop over and grab our Vowel Team Centers as well! Getting Ready The prep for this...

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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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Editable Sight Word Trash Game

Editable Sight Word Trash Game

Editable sight word games are my jam because they make it *so* easy to differentiate. I can print one version of a game for my struggling readers and a completely different version of the same game for my highest readers. From far away, they might look identical, but...

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CVCe Word Work

CVCe Word Work

Are you looking for a helpful tool to teach students about the silent E once and for all? This playful CVCe word work center is a must-try! Scroll below to grab your freebie! Then, for more vowel work, check out our Vowel Team Centers in our shop, too! Getting Ready...

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Alphabet and Sight Word Tic-Tac-Toe

Alphabet and Sight Word Tic-Tac-Toe

Help kids recognize alphabet letters and memorize sight words by playing a twist on an old classic: Tic-Tac-Toe.  The alphabet and sight word tic-tac-toe game's great to use as a literacy center, homeschool activity or word work station! For more alphabet fun, check...

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Free Vowel Sound Sort

Free Vowel Sound Sort

Looking for a fun way to practice vowel sounds with kids?! We've got you covered. This free vowel sound sort is a great literacy center, guided reading activity or homeschool project. Just print, prep and play. Then, for more fun vowel work, check out or Vowel Team...

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Apple Tree Counting Mats

Apple Tree Counting Mats

These free apple tree counting mats are perfect for fall! Just grab some pom poms and you're ready for some fun, hands-on practice with counting, number recognition, vocabulary building and fine motor skills. For more number fun, check out our Number Formation Pack in...

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Close Reading Activity Cards

Close Reading Activity Cards

Close reading differs from regular reading by intentionally looking more closely at text in order to fully understand the content and meaning. These close reading activity cards are perfect for Grade 1 and Grade 2 children - the texts are short to help keep...

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Magic E Puzzles

Magic E Puzzles

Just when kids finally learn how to read CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, it's time to jump into something new: Magic E words! When a silent E is added to the end of a CVC word, the vowel magically changes to a different sound. Kids will love practicing those...

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Fourth of July Scavenger Hunts

Fourth of July Scavenger Hunts

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to learn facts and introduce vocabulary words that go along with it with a fun scavenger hunt! Hang your American flag high, pull out your red, white and blue decorations, and scroll down to...

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Free Short Vowel and Long Vowel Sort

Free Short Vowel and Long Vowel Sort

Looking for a fun way to practice those tricky vowel sounds with kids? This complement to our popular CVC word sort helps students sort, match and compare short vowel and long vowel words. The hands-on freebie is great to use as literacy centers, guided reading...

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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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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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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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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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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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Beginning Digraph Activities

Beginning Digraph Activities

Just when kids have finally mastered letter sounds, along come tricky digraphs like CH-, TH- and SH- to trip them up again.  Thankfully, these ten digraph activities make it fun to master all of the most common digraphs in words: CH, CK, KN, NG, PH, QU, SH, TH, and...

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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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CVC Pumpkin Patch Activity

CVC Pumpkin Patch Activity

Ready to add a little seasonal fun way to your literacy centers?  This adorable CVC pumpkin patch activity is the perfect way for students to learn and practice short vowel sounds. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our Pumpkin...

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Apple Sight Word Match

Apple Sight Word Match

Most students need plenty of practice learning sight words before they stick, but thankfully we can make all of that hard work fun for kids this fall with a playful apple sight word match! It's a motivating, hands-on sight word game for kindergarten and first grade...

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Free Ice Cream Blend Puzzles

Free Ice Cream Blend Puzzles

If you're looking for a motivating, visual way to teach kids how to read and write blends like BL-, FR- and SM-, you'll love these free ice cream puzzles. They're great to use as literacy centers, guided reading activities or homeschool practice. You'll love the...

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Long Vowel Clip Cards

Long Vowel Clip Cards

Long vowels are tricky! There are numerous ways to spell them out, so it takes time and practice for kids to become confident. These long vowel clip cards are an easy and fun way to show long vowel words spelled in different ways. They're great puzzlers for first and...

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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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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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Pumpkin ABC Letter Tracing

Pumpkin ABC Letter Tracing

Pumpkin letter tracing is a fun fall ABC game and fine motor activity in one. As kids trace alphabet letters with candy pumpkins, they build hand-eye coordination, hand strength and letter formation skills they'll use for writing words later. Pumpkin fans will...

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Alphabet Puzzles

Alphabet Puzzles

These bright, hands-on alphabet puzzles are a must-grab. Kids will love that they're fun and YOU'LL love that they're so easy to prep. Snag your set below and then hop over to grab our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack in our shop! Getting Ready To prep for the...

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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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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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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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CVC Word Puzzles

CVC Word Puzzles

Are you looking for a fun way for kids to practice reading and spelling CVC words?!  These free CVC word puzzles are easy to prep and your students will love the fun and bright pictures. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our awesome Editable Word Work...

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Magic Letters Name Game

Magic Letters Name Game

Looking for a quick and fun name game for kids? Names are one of the first words many children learn to read and write and this low-prep name game is an exciting way to practice them. In Magic Letters, kids learn how to spell their name by making the letters magically...

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This Little Piggy Finger Puppets

This Little Piggy Finger Puppets

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

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CCVC Puzzles

CCVC Puzzles

Looking for a fun way to help kids learn how to spell simple CCVC words such as ship, frog and crab? These print and play CCVC puzzles are easy to prepare and motivating to play. To practice any word under the sun, check out our Editable Sight Word Games in our shop!...

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Digraph Sort and Find Activities

Digraph Sort and Find Activities

Once kids learn stand alone letter sounds, they're ready to tackle digraphs - two letter combinations that make just one sound like the pairs CH, SH and TH. Just like our digraph cards, this simple sort and find digraph activity is a motivating, hands-on way to make...

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Digraph and Blend Chart

Digraph and Blend Chart

Digraphs and blends tend to trip up new readers. Just when kids finally have their letter sounds down, out pop tricky letter combinations that change those sounds. Oy! This digraph and blend chart is a helpful way for students to keep letter clusters...

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Diphthong Clip Cards

Diphthong Clip Cards

If you're teaching kids about diphthong (two letters that make one sound like OI in the word "coin"), these free clip cards are a must-try literacy center or word work station. They're easy to prep and fun to play!  For more word work, check out our Editable Word Work...

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Digraph Wheels

Digraph Wheels

These bright, hands-on digraph wheels make a wonderful literacy center focused on learning common digraphs such as CH- and SH-. For more fun with words, check out our best-selling Editable Sight Word Games for endless fun! Getting Ready To prep for the activity, I...

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Summer Spin and Graph

Summer Spin and Graph

What will reach the top first?!  This summer math game will have your kids counting, graphing and comparing.  It's perfect to play outside on a warm summer day or to add some summer inside your classroom at a math station. Scroll down and grab your graphing freebie!...

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Summer Goals Writing Activity

Summer Goals Writing Activity

Looking for a fun way to encourage your students to STICK to learning this summer?! With this fun and easy summer writing activity, students brainstorm personal goals to help them to stay engaged and maintain their growth. Scroll down to grab your freebie! ...

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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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Sight Word Game: Showdown!!

Sight Word Game: Showdown!!

This fun and surprisingly simple sight word game was one of my kindergarteners' hands-down favorite ways to practice reading common words. I hope Showdown becomes a well loved sight word game for your kids, too.  For more sight word fun, check out our best-selling...

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The Super Simple Word Slider

The Super Simple Word Slider

As kids learn letter sounds they can start putting those sounds together to read words. This super simple word slider is an awesome visual showing them how to do just that. It's one of those teaching tricks you'll never want to forget.  For more reading fun for your...

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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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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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Color Clip Wheel and Submarine Subtraction

Color Clip Wheel and Submarine Subtraction

A friend of mine recently introduced me to the brilliant concept of busy bags.  The premise is simple: make several reusable activities that will entertain your child.  Store them in Ziploc bags and grab a few when you're running out the door to go to the doctor's...

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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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Camping Themed Story Stones

Camping Themed Story Stones

Whether you're brand new to story stones or you're an absolute pro, this camping themed variety is a must-try. The colorful art project doubles as an inspiring way to get kids writing! Check out the step-by-step below and then download the Writing Center Starter Kit...

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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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16 Secret Long Vowel Sentences for Summer

16 Secret Long Vowel Sentences for Summer

Looking for a fun long vowel activity for kids?  These secret summer sentences give kids plenty of practice reading and writing words with long vowels including -ay, -ee, -igh and -oa. Children will love solving the mystery words and you'll love that they're getting...

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Beach-Themed Learning Activities

Beach-Themed Learning Activities

Summer is almost here which means that it's the perfect time to add some beach-themed literacy and math activities to your centers! If you're looking for some more serious fun this summer, grab our Editable Sight Word Games in our shop! And the best part about these...

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Cookie Word Work Game

Cookie Word Work Game

Nothing makes kids smile quite like a batch of freshly baked cookies. This playful word work game brings that excitement to life by having children read, spell and write sight words as they race to bake their own batch of yummy cookies. Snag your free game below and...

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Camping Writing Prompts

Camping Writing Prompts

No summer is complete without a camping trip or two!  This fun set of camping writing prompts is a great way for kids to do a little creative writing and engage their imagination. Scroll down to grab your freebie!  Looking for more writing fun?!  Grab our Writing...

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Beach Writing Prompt

Beach Writing Prompt

Longing for a sunny day at the beach? I bet your students are, too!  Add some summer fun to your writing stations with this fun beach writing prompt. It's perfect for kindergarten and first-grade kids. With helpful vocabulary cards to help brainstorm ideas PLUS...

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Magic E Wand

Magic E Wand

This DIY magic E wand is one of my favorite ways to teach kids what happens when a silent E is added to the end of a consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) word. It's a memorable, hands-on activity that helps kids magically transform short vowels into long vowels. Just....

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My Summer Report

My Summer Report

Bidding farewell to summer doesn't have to be sad!  With these fun and differentiated summer reports, students will be able to relive their best summer memories and share them with their classmates. Scroll down to grab your own copy of the writing activity and then...

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CVC Puzzles

CVC Puzzles

CVC onset rime puzzles are a fun way to help beginning readers learn how to recognize common chunks in words such as "at" and "ip." These print and play CVC puzzles make an awesome addition to a literacy center, word work station or guided reading group. Plus, the...

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Blend Clip Cards

Blend Clip Cards

If you're teaching kids how to read blends including FL-, BR- and SM-, these free blend clip cards are a must. Use them as a literacy center, word work station, word work activity or homeschool game. The sky's the limit!  When you're done, hop on over and...

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Back to School CVC Word Match

Back to School CVC Word Match

Let's kick off a new school year with this fun back to school-themed CVC word match! Kids will love matching each consonant-vowel-consonant word with its picture and you'll love the quick and simple prep. It's a win-win!  When you're done with this fun activity,...

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CVC Word Board Games

CVC Word Board Games

These CVC word board games provide fun practice for children and help them build confidence as readers. Just print the CVC word board games (below) and get ready for some serious reading excitement. Snag your free game below and then hop over and grab 14 more board...

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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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Beginning Blends Picture Sort

Beginning Blends Picture Sort

If you're after a simple way to teach beginning blends like FR-, CL-, DR- and SK-, you'll love these 10 free picture sorts. Simply print, color, cut, sort and paste! Grab your set below and then hop over and grab a copy of our blend clip cards, too.  For more fun...

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Rhyme Clip Cards

Rhyme Clip Cards

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

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Self-Checking Syllable Clip Cards

Self-Checking Syllable Clip Cards

Working with syllables is a great way to encourage kids to listen closely to the sounds in words. And the ability to differentiate and break down words into smaller units of sound is super helpful for learning to read and write well in the early years. Help beginning...

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Consonant Digraph Posters and Dice

Consonant Digraph Posters and Dice

If you're looking for a fun way to introduce common digraphs, you'll love these free dice and digraph posters. The charts are great for teaching beginning and ending digraphs and are handy for use as flash cards, too. And speaking of word work, check out our Vowel...

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How to Teach -ED

How to Teach -ED

Have you ever noticed that when -ED is added to the end of a word, it can sound like /ed/, /d/ or even /t/? When we teach -ED, it's important that we introduce students to all three sounds (and explain the difference!) so they always know how to read and spell them....

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Playful Contraction Centers

Playful Contraction Centers

If you're teaching contractions like CAN'T, SHE'LL and I'VE, this bundle is a must grab. The playful contraction centers make it fun to practice and they're flexible enough to use for one-on-one instruction, small groups, literacy centers and even whole group lessons....

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Vowel Team Centers

Vowel Team Centers

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

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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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Free Reading Assessment

Free Reading Assessment

An important first step in teaching kids how to read is figuring out what they already know. This simple reading assessment makes it easy to see the letter names, sounds and sight words students have mastered so that you can determine what to teach next. It's the...

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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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Two Kinds of Readers

Two Kinds of Readers

Did you know that there are two kinds of readers sitting in your classroom right now? It's true! And if you've ever felt unsure about how to help a struggling reader, than you'll want to stick around, because knowing how to spot each type will help you get bigger,...

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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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4 Things to Teach BEFORE Reading

4 Things to Teach BEFORE Reading

When you think of teaching kids to read, you probably picture alphabet letters, little reader books and sight words.... lots and LOTS of sight words. But the truth is that what happens before you dive into phonics and sight words is key to skyrocketing students'...

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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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4 Signs Kids are Ready to Read

4 Signs Kids are Ready to Read

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

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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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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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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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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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Free Blend Posters and Dice

Free Blend Posters and Dice

These free blend posters and dice are a great visual way to teach blends like CR-, GL- and SK-. The posters are great as a classroom display or flashcards, and the dice provide an engaging way for children to think of words that begin with each blend.  Also included...

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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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Magic E Kite Puzzles

Magic E Kite Puzzles

These colorful kite puzzles are the perfect way to introduce "Magic E"  words AND bring a little spring into your classroom. Grab the free puzzles below and then make sure to hop over and grab our Vowel Team Centers for more word work! Getting Ready To prepare this...

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Tropical Beginning Blends Sort

Tropical Beginning Blends Sort

Are your readers working on beginning blends? This colorful sort is the perfect way to practice 8 common beginning consonant blends. Scroll below to grab your festive freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our Inflectional Ending Centers in our shop for more...

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Flower Power Diphthong Activity

Flower Power Diphthong Activity

Are you working on ou/ow diphthongs in phonics? This flower power sort is a fun diphthong activity that practices reading and focuses on those tricky spelling patterns. It's perfect for use as a small group center or as a whole group read and write the room. Make sure...

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Compound Word Puzzles

Compound Word Puzzles

If there's one thing that always intrigues my students, it's puzzles. They love searching until they find the "just-right" piece and then watching the big picture come together.  That's why I love to incorporate puzzles into our learning stations as often as possible....

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Cookie Count and Clip Cards

Cookie Count and Clip Cards

I love activities that work on multiple skills at once and these playful cookie clip cards do just that! Counting, number recognition, reading number words, fine motor skills... these cookie count and clip cards are packed with learning. Snag your set below and then...

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Community Helper Dab Sheets

Community Helper Dab Sheets

Getting ready for a community helper theme?! These playful alphabet dabber sheets are a must-try. Just grab your box of daubers, print off the pages and you're ready to work on the ABCs. They're a perfect complement to our super popular Ultimate Preschool Activity...

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Star Wars Sight Word Game

Star Wars Sight Word Game

Sight word games are a motivating way to help kids learn how to read and write the most common words in English. This Star Wars-themed twist steps up the cool factor. Kids will love battling Darth Vader as they play along with this active, engaging sight word game....

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Digraph Playdough Mats Activity

Digraph Playdough Mats Activity

Kids will learn common digraphs in no time with these cute playdough mats. They are easy to prepare and make an awesome word work station or literacy center. This playdough digraph activity is the perfect complement to our popular Digraph Activity Pack!  Grab your...

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Old MacDonald Finger Puppets

Old MacDonald Finger Puppets

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

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Spring Sight Word Puzzles

Spring Sight Word Puzzles

Add a huge dose of fun to your literacy centers or word work stations with a batch of spring sight word puzzles! Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our best-selling sight word games in the shop! Signs of spring are everywhere! Ducks are wandering around...

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Rhyming Cards

St. Patrick’s Day Rhyming Cards

Rhyming is an important skill to practice in preschool and kindergarten. Bring a festive twist to literacy centers this March with these playful St. Patrick's Day Rhyming Cards. They're the perfect complement to our Rhyming Activity Pack!  When you're done, practice...

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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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20 Flower Activities

20 Flower Activities

I don't know about you, but after a long and gray winter, I'm always excited to see flowers start to grow. You too? From working on phonics and letter sounds to science experiments and ten frames, these flower activities are perfect for kindergarten and first grade....

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Tissue Paper Sight Word Craft

Tissue Paper Sight Word Craft

This spin on color-by-number worksheets is a super easy and fun way to practice sight words and celebrate the arrival of spring.  My 5 year-old, A, loved how her flower turned out and can't wait for me to whip up more sight word sheets. I hope your kids love the sight...

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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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Letter Sound Wheels Alphabet Activity

Letter Sound Wheels Alphabet Activity

Every so often, there's an alphabet activity that makes my teaching heart skip a beat. It stretches kids' thinking and helps them tackle those tricky letter sounds. It's colorful, playful AND engaging.  This is one of those alphabet activities. Enjoy these letter...

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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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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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Rainbow Sight Word Puzzles

Rainbow Sight Word Puzzles

Rainbows can brighten the rainiest and gloomiest of spring days and these Rainbow Sight Word Puzzles are no exception! Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our best-selling sight word games in the shop! Getting Ready To prep this activity, I printed each...

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Sight Word Rainbow Activity

Sight Word Rainbow Activity

Practicing sight words can easily become tedious and can be especially challenging for beginning readers like my 4 year-old daughter, A.  That's why we created a pack of 30 EDITABLE sight word games and shared Sight Word Cup Hunt - we're determined to make all of that...

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Sound Boxes for Phonemic Awareness

Sound Boxes for Phonemic Awareness

Sound boxes are a great way to build phonemic awareness with new readers because they encourage children to focus on one sound at a time and then blend those sounds together to make a word. Snag your sound boxes below and then request an invite to my 4 week course,...

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Monster Sight Word Puzzles

Monster Sight Word Puzzles

Add a huge dose of fun to your literacy centers with these playful monster puzzles! This set of 20 sight word puzzles will help your students master sight words in no time. It's the perfect complement to our Editable Sight Word Games! Getting Ready To prep this...

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St. Patrick’s Day Beginning Sound Match

St. Patrick’s Day Beginning Sound Match

Being able to identify beginning sounds in words is an important skill, especially for learning to read and write. This St. Patrick's Day beginning sound match is a great game for early readers! Kids will love connecting initial sounds to their written letters in...

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Unicorn Sight Word Game

Unicorn Sight Word Game

Practicing sight words just got so much more fun!  As kids race to reach the rainbow first in this sight word game, they read, write and spell their sight words along the way. Grab your free sight word game below and then hop over and snag even more with our...

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Pirate Sight Word Game

Pirate Sight Word Game

A pirate-themed sight word game?! Yes, please, matey! This playful activity is great to use as a literacy center, word work activity or sight word game. And, because it's editable, kids can practice any words under the sun - making it so easy to differentiate! Grab...

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St. Patrick’s Verb Tense Cards

St. Patrick’s Verb Tense Cards

Planning a St. Patrick's Day writing center? These free verb tense resource cards help students create greater variety in their writing and the pictures make excellent prompts for choosing what to write about! The cards are aimed at first graders but would also be...

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Gold Coin Counting

Gold Coin Counting

Little leprechauns will love this reading and counting activity along with this gold coin counting book! Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our best-selling Number Formation Sheets in our shop! Getting Ready This counting activity was really easy to...

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Conversation Heart Letter Tracing

Conversation Heart Letter Tracing

I've seen tons of fine motor skills activities on Pinterest lately. Beading projects, scissor cutting, playdough trays.  They are all great for building kids' hand-eye coordination and muscle strength so that they are ready to write on their own later. Conversation...

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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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Love Bugs Sight Word Swat Game

Love Bugs Sight Word Swat Game

Looking for a fun and engaging way to practice sight words? This playful love bugs sight word game is perfect for February literacy centers! Grab the freebie below! Then, check out our 32 Editable Sight Word Games in our shop for more sight word fun! Getting Ready...

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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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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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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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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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15 Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers

15 Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers

Do you love Easter but loathe the post-egg hunt sugar crash too?! Every year at about this time, I start brainstorming non-candy Easter basket stuffers. I'm all for festive-colored sweet treats (Cadbury Cream eggs are my absolute fave!) but I also like the fun to...

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Phonics 4 in a Row Game

Phonics 4 in a Row Game

Whether you're working on simple CVC words, digraphs, blends or R-influenced words, these playful Phonics 4 in a Row games are a must-play. Kids love them so much that they actually ASK to play again! Snag your set below and then hop over and snag our 26 more work...

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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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Layered Love Potion Valentine’s Day Science Activity

Layered Love Potion Valentine’s Day Science Activity

Love is in the air at our house and we've begun getting ready for Valentine's Day by mixing up some Love Potion.  This easy Valentine's Day science activity is a spin on our popular Rainbow Jar activity.  To boot, it's a great way to learn about density! For more...

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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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Valentine Thaumatrope Activity

Valentine Thaumatrope Activity

Thaumatropes are a simple optical illusion toy that are a ton of fun to make and play with. For Valentine's Day, we put a little spin on our thaumatropes by adding sweet little messages to make playful Valentine's Day cards! This thaumatrope activity is addictively...

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Digraph Fishing Center

Digraph Fishing Center

This digraph center is full of fishing fun! Digraphs are two letters that make just one sound. ("DI" literally means two and "GRAPH" means letters). For example, "shark" has the digraph SH- and "chant" starts with the digraph CH-. Learning digraphs can be tricky for...

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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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Gingerbread Sight Word Game

Gingerbread Sight Word Game

Memorizing sight words takes most kids A LOT of practice, so I love to keep learning fun by playing motivating sight word games like this simple gingerbread one. It's perfect for the holidays and, because it's editable, it works with any words under the sun. Just like...

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100th Day of School Activities

100th Day of School Activities

There are tons of fun 100th Day of School activities and these 25 awesome ideas are some of our favorites from across the web. They're the perfect complement to our popular 100 Day of School Activity Pack! If you're in the market for some more amazing...

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Free Sight Word Games

Free Sight Word Games

These easy-to-follow sight word games are a motivating alternative to drilling flashcards. They make super fun literacy centers, word work stations or homeschool activities. Sight words make up a HUGE percentage of the text kids read, so memorizing them is a great way...

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Valentine Sight Word Sort

Valentine Sight Word Sort

This Valentine sight word sort is the perfect addition to your February literacy centers and word work time! Grab your set below and then hop over to snag our popular EDITABLE sight word game, too! Getting Ready To prep this activity, I printed each page on cardstock....

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Valentine Counting Cards

Valentine Counting Cards

These Valentine counting cards are a perfect math game to add to your Valentine collection and they are great for building fine motor skills too! Grab the freebie below and then snag our Number Formation Sheets in our shop! Getting Ready To prep, I printed a copy of...

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Valentine Rhyming Match Up

Valentine Rhyming Match Up

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's a great time to find "perfect matches" with rhyming words. The motivating game includes 15 different rhyming pairs to give students plenty of practice with a variety of rhyming words. Grab the freebie below and then...

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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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Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Fine motor activities build the hand-eye coordination and strength kids need to write words later. These creative fine motor activities are sure to be a hit with preschoolers. They're the perfect complement to our best-selling Fine Motor Super Pack! Our first activity...

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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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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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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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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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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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Snow Counting Cards

Snow Counting Cards

We always have so much fun with counting cards! These snow counting cards give kids hands-on practice reading and counting the numbers 1 to 10. Snag your activity and then hop over and grab our Number Formation Pack for more math fun! Getting Ready Prep for these...

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Winter Activity Pack

Winter Activity Pack

These 20 motivating winter activities are perfect for pre-K and kindergarten! Use them as math and literacy centers, early finisher activities, morning tubs… the sky's the limit. Whether you're putting together a winter unit, or just want to step up math and literacy...

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Race to the Snowballs CVC Game

Race to the Snowballs CVC Game

This Race to the Snowballs CVC game is sure to be "snow" much fun for students!  It's a great way for beginning readers to sound out and write three letter words. Scroll below to grab your download and then check out our best-selling Editable Sight Word Games in our...

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Action Dice

Action Dice

Action dice are such a fun rainy day activity or brain break idea! Use these free action dice to get out some serious wiggles. Preschoolers and kindergarteners will love rolling the cubes and seeing what animal action they'll perform next.  For more fun on rainy days,...

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Penguin Sight Word Game

Penguin Sight Word Game

I love turning tired sight word practice into addictive fun for kids, and this simple penguin sight word game does just that. Just type your words onto the board and hit "print."  You instantly have a ready to play literacy center, word work activity or home school...

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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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Ending Blend Centers

Ending Blend Centers

These 8 ending blend centers are perfect for kindergarten or first grade literacy centers, word work stations, or homeschool activities.

Just like the beginning blend centers, you can focus on one type of blend with newer readers (for instance, L blends) or review several different blends at the same time for kiddos who are ready for a challenge.

The playful centers practice 9 of the most common ending blends:

-CT, -FT, -LD, -LF, -LK, -LP, -MP, -NK, and -PT.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> Phonics Cover Up

–> Word Trash

–> Rocket Words

–> Blend Puzzles

–> Roll, Read and Write Game

–> Spin and Write Game

–> Phonics Puzzles

–> Blend Color Up

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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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Reindeer Rhymes

Reindeer Rhymes

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

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Gingerbread Cookie Digraphs

Gingerbread Cookie Digraphs

These delicious-looking gingerbread cookies will make identifying and sorting digraphs fun for little learners! They are a perfect addition to holiday centers or morning tubs. When you're done, hop on over and grab our awesome Vowel Team Centers for more word work!...

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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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Hide and Seek Pocket Chart Games – EDITABLE

Hide and Seek Pocket Chart Games – EDITABLE

Get ready for some exciting and fun sight word practice! These 11 playful hide and seek pocket chart games are EDITABLE so you can practice any words under the sun: sight words, word families, themed words… the sky’s the limit.

The games are great to play with the entire class, in small groups or even one-on-one.

—–> BUNDLE WITH ALL OF MY WORD WORK CENTERS AND SAVE!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND 11 EDITABLE GAMES:

–> Hamburger Hide & Seek

–> Dinosaur Hide & Seek

–> Gumball Hide & Seek

–> Cookie Hide & Seek

–> Frog Hide & Seek

–> Laundry Hide & Seek

–> Penguin Hide & Seek

–> Fish Hide & Seek

–> Truck Hide & Seek

–> Rainy Day Hide & Seek

–> Monster Hide & Seek

 

That’s 11 EDITABLE hide and seek pocket chart games in all!

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Thanksgiving Book

Thanksgiving Book

If you're looking for a fun little Thanksgiving book, we've got you covered! Kids will love reading about these yummy Thanksgiving foods! It's the perfect complement to our Thanksgiving Activity Pack. For more reading fun, check out our Emergent Readers Bundle!...

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16 Thanksgiving Centers

16 Thanksgiving Centers

Gobble, gobble! Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with 16 Thanksgiving centers that are perfect for preschool and Kindergarten. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! And speaking of fun centers, become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the...

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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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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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15 Flexible Seating Ideas

15 Flexible Seating Ideas

Flexible seating has become all the rage in elementary school classrooms. Rather than confining kids to traditional tables and chairs, teachers are giving students lots of different seating options so that children can take control of their learning and find a...

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25 Must-Try LEGO Activities

25 Must-Try LEGO Activities

Little engineers will love these 25 LEGO activities. They're hands-on, motivating ways to practice math, literacy, engineering... even science! So grab your bucket of bricks and get ready for some serious LEGO learning fun. And for more fun, check out our Epic STEM...

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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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Thanksgiving Write Around the Room

Thanksgiving Write Around the Room

Kids will love this playful Thanksgiving Write Around the Room activity! It's a fun way to learn about the first Thanksgiving and introduce some holiday vocabulary. Scroll below to grab your free Thanksgiving center and then make sure to hop over and snag our Writing...

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Fall Centers

Fall Centers

Get ready for some seriously fun learning! These 14 fall centers are perfect for kindergarten or first grade and include print-and-play math AND literacy stations. Grab the printable below and then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the...

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Pumpkin Spice Salt Tray

Pumpkin Spice Salt Tray

Salt tray writing is a super simple, multi-sensory way to encourage kids to practice letter formation and sight words. And with a little orange food color and a dash of pumpkin pie spice, you can quickly turn an ordinary salt tray into a PUMPKIN SPICE one. It's such a...

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Halloween Rhyming Match Up!

Halloween Rhyming Match Up!

Halloween is almost here and that means it's the perfect time to play Halloween Rhyming Match Up! Grab the free game below and then hop over and snag our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack in our shop for more learning fun! Getting Ready Prepping the Halloween Rhyming...

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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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Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Lesson Planning Cheat Sheets

Do some of your students struggle to read but you're not sure how to help? If you've ever wished you had an easy lesson planning cheat sheet that would help you pick "just right" reading lessons, these are for you! Snag your set below and then request an invite to our...

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Sight Word Lists

Sight Word Lists

The first 100 sight words make up about 50% of the text we read. Crazy, isn't it? That's why these handy sight word lists are so helpful - they make it easy for students to keep track of the words they know AND the words they still need to practice. Snag your set...

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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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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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Second Grade at Home – Week Ten

Second Grade at Home – Week Ten

Let’s finish out our print-and-play series with one last batch of done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) second 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!), diphthongs, past tense verbs, adding and subtracting two-digit numbers.

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

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Nine

Kindergarten at Home – Week Nine

Save hours of distance learning planning time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of 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.

–> 7 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), CVC words, magic E, vowel teams, addition, subtraction, place value and greater than/less than.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive super motivating batch of LEGO STEM challenges kids will LOVE.

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First Grade at Home – Week Nine

First Grade at Home – Week Nine

Save hours of distance learning planning time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of 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.

–> 7 print-and-play activities practicing sight words (they’re EDITABLE!), magic E words, vowel teams, diphthongs, place value and greater than/less than.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive super motivating batch of LEGO STEM challenges kids will LOVE.

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Second Grade at Home – Week Nine

Second Grade at Home – Week Nine

Save hours of distance learning planning time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of second 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.

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

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive super motivating batch of LEGO STEM challenges kids will LOVE.

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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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Second Grade at Home – Week Seven

Second Grade at Home – Week Seven

Save time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of 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!), R influenced words, diphthongs, silent consonant pairs, 3-letter trigraphs, telling time and fractions.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive an exciting science project teaching kids about surface tension.

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First Grade at Home – Week Seven

First Grade at Home – Week Seven

Save time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of distance learning activities! Just like last weekI’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, R influenced words, diphthongs, telling time and number bonds.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive an exciting science project teaching kids about surface tension.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Seven

Kindergarten at Home – Week Seven

Save time with this done-for-you (SUPER motivating!) pack of 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!), CVC words, magic E words, vowel teams, telling time, beginning number bonds and addition.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive an exciting science project teaching kids about surface tension.

 

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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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Second Grade at Home – Week Six

Second 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!), R-influenced words, silent consonant pairs, diphthongs, 3-letter blends, building and comparing fractions, 3-digit addition and beginning multiplication.

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

 

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Second Grade at Home – Week Five

Second Grade at Home – Week Five

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, silent consonant pairs, sight words (it’s EDITABLE!), beginning fractions, and adding coins.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive a fun exercise hide and seek game to get out wiggles while kids practice reading AND an easy-to-follow egg science experiment.

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First Grade at Home – Week Five

First Grade at Home – Week Five

Week 5 of distance learning, here we come! 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 CVCe words, vowel teams, R-influenced words, sight words (it’s EDITABLE!), coins, adding, and writing to 120.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive a fun exercise hide and seek game to get out wiggles while kids practice reading AND an easy-to-follow egg science experiment.

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Kindergarten at Home – Week Five

Kindergarten at Home – Week Five

Week 5 of distance learning, here we come! 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, CVCe words, vowel teams, sight words (it’s EDITABLE!), coins, adding to 12, writing to 50 or 120.

–> PLUS, as a bonus, you’ll also receive a fun exercise hide and seek game to get out wiggles while kids practice reading AND an easy-to-follow egg science experiment.

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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 Three

Second 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 vowel teams and R influenced words, sight words, adding together equal sized groups to get ready for multiplication, beginning fractions, 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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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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Second Grade at Home – Week One

Second Grade at Home – Week One

I’ve heard from so many second 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 blends and diphthongs, sight words, addition and subtraction within 20, telling time to the quarter hour, and comparing numbers to 200.

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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 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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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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Compound Word Centers

Compound Word Centers

Make it fun to learn how to read and write compound words with these 14 motivating centers!

The mega pack of compound word centers includes 14 print-and-play activities focusing on dozens of common compound words including butterfly, football and pancake.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 3 motivating board games

–> 2 active I spy games

–> 2 pocket chart hide and seek games

–> Batch of no prep roll and write sheets

–> 2 playful flip and write games

–> Sound it out mats

–> Roll and graph game

–> 2 sets of puzzles

–> BONUS: compound word poster

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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 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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Diphthong Centers

Diphthong Centers

Get ready for some serious fun! These 18 engaging print-and-play centers motivate kids to practice reading and writing the 8 most common diphthongs: -AU, -AW, -EW, -OI, -OO, -OU, -OW, -OY If you're looking for more just like this, become a VIP Plato Pack...

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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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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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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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St. Patrick’s Day Writing Center

St. Patrick’s Day Writing Center

With just a few days left before St. Patrick's Day, it's the perfect time to add some leprechaun-inspired words and story prompts to your writing center! Scroll below to grab your freebie!  Then, check out our Writing Center Stater Kit for more writing fun! Getting...

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Squish and Seek Sight Word Game

Squish and Seek Sight Word Game

Looking for some sight word practice that doesn't include flashcards?  This easy-peasey, squeezy activity is one of our favorite sight word games! It's the perfect compliment to our Editable Sight Word Games! Getting Ready The prep for this was as easy as it comes. I...

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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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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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18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Word Board Games

18 EDITABLE Holiday Sight Word Board Games

These 18 editable holiday sight word board games are a huge time and money saver! Type your unique word list once and the words pop into the right spot on every single game.

Use it with any word list under the sun: sight words, word families, themed holiday words, classmates’ names… the sky’s the limit! Kids love that they’re fun – grown ups love that they’re ready to play!

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

The games make practice reading, spelling and writing words so motivating.

EASIEST PREP EVER

The sight word game boards couldn’t get any simpler to prep. Just print the activity you want kids to work on, grab one or two school supplies like playing pieces and dice, and you’re all set. Easy peasy!

EASILY DIFFERENTIATE WORD LISTS

The sight word board games are incredibly easy to differentiate so you can give kids at different reading levels “just right” practice. Type in your word list for your first level of readers, and print the activity you want your kids to play.

Hop back to the word list and swap out the words for your next level of readers. The new words will automatically load into the correct spot on all of the activities.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND

The 18 editable sight word board games  are guaranteed fun for kids!

The pack includes ready to play board games and coordinating follow up record sheets for tons of holidays:

–> New Year’s Dash

–> President’s Day Run

–> Groundhog Scoot

–> Valentine’s Day Zip

–> Leprechaun Scramble

–> Easter Hustle

–> Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

–> July 4th Hustle

–> Columbus Day Race

–> Halloween Dart

–> Veterans Day Bustle

–> Thanksgiving Charge

–> Hanukkah Sprint

–> Santa Scurry

PLUS 4 BONUS SEASONAL GAMES

–> Spring Scramble

–> Summer Splash

–> Fall Shuffle

–> Winter Surge

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15 EDITABLE Math Fact Games

15 EDITABLE Math Fact Games

Memorizing math facts takes practice. Lots and lots of practice. That’s why I was excited to create a set of motivating, easy prep games that would make all of that hard work fun for kids. And, to give you the most bang for your buck, I made all 15 math games EDITABLE...

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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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EDITABLE Crack the Code

EDITABLE Crack the Code

There’s nothing quite as intriguing as cracking secret codes, so this activity is a must-grab!

As students use their cipher wheel to decode the words, they’ll be having so much fun that they won’t even realize that they’re working on beginning coding skills they can use to write computer codes later.

And the best part is that you can practice any words under the sun because the set includes an EDITABLE version!

Practice spelling words, sight word lists, classmates’ names… the sky’s the limit!

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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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Rainbow and Unicorn Centers

Rainbow and Unicorn Centers

There’s nothing quite as magical (and MOTIVATING!) as rainbows and unicorns. So sprinkle some magic into your lesson plans with this batch of rainbow and unicorn centers. Students will beg to repeat them over and over again!
 
This print and play pack includes 16 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, number concept, addition, subtraction and so much more.
 
The rainbow and unicorn activities are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!
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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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St. Lucia’s Day Centers

St. Lucia’s Day Centers

These 9 St. Lucia’s Day 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 St. Lucia’s Day and then work on sight words, numbers 1-100, addition, patterns, story writing and more.

The St. Lucia’s Day pack includes 9 motivating math and literacy centers kids will love.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> St. Lucia’s Day KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of St. Lucia’s Day Fact Sheets

–> EDITABLE I Spy Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> 1-100 Number Puzzles

–> Four in a Row Addition Game

–> St. Lucia Patterns

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Kwanzaa Centers

Kwanzaa Centers

Students will love these 11 Kwanzaa 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 Kwanzaa and then work on sight words, phonics, number sequencing, graphing, tallying, story writing and more.

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

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Kwanzaa KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Kwanzaa Fact Sheets

–> Kwanzaa Alphabet Game

–> EDITABLE Magic Fruit Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> EDITABLE Color by Sight Word

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> Spin and Tally Game

–> Kwanzaa Patterns

–> What’s Next? Number Sequencing Game

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Chinese New Year Centers

Chinese New Year Centers

Ring in the Chinese New Year with 15 festive 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 the Chinese New Year and then work on sight words, phonics, addition, number sequencing, patterns, story writing and more.

The Chinese New Year pack includes 15 motivating math and literacy centers kids will love.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Chinese New Year KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Chinese New Year Fact Sheets

–> Alphabet Clip Cards

–> EDITABLE I Spy Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Color by Code

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> Color by Ten Frame

–> What’s Next? Number Sequencing Game

–> Four in a Row Addition Game

–> Addition Puzzles

–> Good Fortune Patterns

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Diwali Centers

Diwali Centers

These 14 Diwali 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 Diwali and then work on sight words, phonics, numbers 1-130, tallies, story writing and more.

The Diwali pack includes 14 motivating math and literacy centers kids will love.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

LITERACY

–> Diwali KWL Chart

–> 2 Versions of Diwali Fact Sheets

–> Beginning Sound Clip Cards

–> EDITABLE Magic Rangoli Sight Word Game

–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game

–> 3 NO PREP Story Starters

MATH

–> What Next? Number Sequencing Game

–> Spin and Color Tallying and Graphing Game

–> 1-100 Number Puzzles

–> Four in a Row Addition Game

–> Diwali Patterns

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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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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 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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Fall Short Vowel Sort

Fall Short Vowel Sort

Are your little readers working on reading short vowel words this fall? This sort is the perfect way to practice reading simple words while identifying the medial short vowel sound with a fun seasonal twist. Scroll below to grab your freebie, then make sure to hop...

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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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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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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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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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Short Vowel Emergent Readers

Short Vowel Emergent Readers

Helping kids notice differences between short vowel sounds can be tricky but, thankfully, these ten short vowel emergent readers are a huge help!  The ten emergent reader books are a motivating and easy prep way to help kids build critical pre-reading skills. Each set...

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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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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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Holiday Emergent Readers

Holiday Emergent Readers

Looking for festive holiday emergent readers to help students build a strong foundation of reading skills? This batch of five DRA level A holiday-themed 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 “I, could, be, a, this, he, has, some, we, look, at, the.”

–> 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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Winter Emergent Readers

Winter Emergent Readers

Looking for winter emergent readers that help students build a strong foundation of reading skills? This batch of five DRA level A winter-themed 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 “do, you, have, will, get, a, we, need, how, are, there, I, in, the.”

–> 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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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!