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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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...

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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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Beginning Sound Clip Cards

Beginning Sound Clip Cards

These beginning sound clip cards are a hands-on way to make learning fun and engaging for young learners! Students simply look at the picture on the sunflower and clip the letter that starts the word. They are a great addition to your small reading groups or literacy...

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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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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 MEGA pack of Magic E centers for even more fun! Getting Ready To...

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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 six common beginning consonant blends. Scroll below to grab your festive freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our entire Blend Activity Pack for even more...

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Raindrop Beginning Sound Match

Raindrop Beginning Sound Match

"Rain, Rain, Go Away..." Are you having some rainy days this spring, too?  Even if you aren't, this raindrop beginning sound match is a great alphabet activity to add to your spring literacy centers! Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and...

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Easter Egg Consonant Blends

Easter Egg Consonant Blends

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

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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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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. Rainbow...

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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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25 Fun Easter Learning Activities

25 Fun Easter Learning Activities

The final countdown to Easter has officially begun. I'm not sure who is more excited for our family egg hunt - my kids or ME.   To get into the spirit, we're spending the week playing Easter-themed math, reading and science activities. Take a peek at what's in store...

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Word Family Egg Game

Word Family Egg Game

When Easter is over, what do you do with those extra plastic eggs?  We know just what to do with them!  Did you know that those plastic Easter eggs come in handy practicing word families? Who would have thought!? Grab your plastic eggs and get ready to play this fun...

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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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Beginning Sound Valentine’s Day Puzzles

Beginning Sound Valentine’s Day Puzzles

Are you working on beginning sounds with kids this February?! These playful beginning sound Valentine's Day puzzles will be the perfect addition to your literacy centers. Your students are sure to L-O-V-E this center! Getting Ready To prep, I printed the beginning...

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50 Fun ABC Games for Kids

50 Fun ABC Games for Kids

ABC games are a fun, hands-on way to teach kids the names and sounds of letters. This roundup of 50 ABC games includes favorite finds from across the web. Whether you're looking for a super-active game or you'd like an easy download you can print and play, this list...

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Beginning Sound Rainbows

Beginning Sound Rainbows

Kids love rainbows (and I do too!) so I couldn't wait to create a set of colorful rainbow puzzles that would give new readers plenty of practice matching alphabet letters with their beginning sounds. These beginning sound rainbows are perfect to use as a literacy...

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