I LOVE helping teachers save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. And motivating, hands-on printable games do just that. They’re easy for teachers and fun for kids!

That’s why I’m so excited to pass along these time-saving free printables to you!

I hope they add more joy and more teaching wins to your school days.

 

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Fourth of July Writing Activity

Fourth of July 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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Rainbow Gold

Rainbow Gold

Red, Green, Yellow.... What is your favorite color? Kids love rainbows and love painting them add a dash of salt and you have a magical rainbow painting. This art project is perfect for introducing rainbow order plus combines literacy with art when paired with the...

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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 with...

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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. Snag your set and then hop over and request your invite to our VIP teachers’ club, The Plato Pack, so you can get...

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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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50 Books to Read Before Kindergarten

50 Books to Read Before Kindergarten

One of the best ways to get kids ready for kindergarten is to read stories out loud together. That's why I was excited to team up with one of my favorite printable designers, Carli at Dimple Prints, and share a list of 50 of our favorite children's books to read...

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Digraph Activities

Digraph Activities

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

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Hi, I’m Malia.

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!