Looking for an escape room-style challenge that’s appropriate for younger kids? This spy mystery treasure hunt will have your kids solving clues and doing math problems in a quest to find hidden treasure! Perfect for a kindergarten class, spy theme, spy mystery birthday party, or just a way to make math learning fun! #spymystery #escaperoomforkids #treasurehunt
Make summer reading FUN with this free, printable “Summer Reading Bingo” game! Encourage your kids to read a variety of books in a variety of ways (reading in a blanket fort, anyone?) and have fun doing it! Includes BONUS book lists and an extra free printable with play-based summer learning ideas!
This simple, hands-on science experiment is perfect for introducing the scientific process, or for any preschool or kindergarten weather unit! All you need are some basic household items- and the free printable recording sheets are included!
Architecture is an awesome thing to study with kids because it combines art, geometry, and STEM/STEAM/engineering! This roundup contains an amazing collection of books about and related to architecture and fun hands-on activities for each one! #architectureforkids #teachingarchitecture #architectureunit #STEMchallenges #buildingchallenges
Transform your classroom transitions with this one simple trick! These peaceful songs reinforce specific expectations for classroom transitions and create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Music is a powerful tool to motivate students and shape the mood in your classroom! These songs make classroom management painless and easy!
Penguins are a perfect inspiration for some winter sensory and small world play! Find five fun ideas for ways to play with penguins- 3 ideas for penguin sensory play, and two easy to create penguin Small worlds- plus a list of other ideas for ways to play with penguins! This is a perfect addition to any winter animals unit, or preschool or kindergarten winter theme! Learn about penguins and Antarctica or just have fun! #penguinsensoryplay #penguinsmallworlds #winteranimalsunit #winterplayideas
Teaching about winter animal adaptations in kindergarten science? This song is a great way to reinforce concepts and vocabulary! It teaches about how eight animals adapt to cold weather in the winter, and includes verses about hibernation, migration, camouflage, and blubber! It’s sure to be a fun addition to any kindergarten life science unit! This song includes movements so kids will have fun singing and dancing while they learn! #kindergartenlifescience #animaladaptations #animalsinwinter
Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, you will love reading the books on this list with the kids in your life! These funny children’s books foster a love of reading and are a great way to bond with your kids through humor. Check them out for some good clean fun! These books also make great gifts for kids! #childrensbooks #funnystories #bookstoreadtogether
I've been a kindergarten and first grade teacher for a long time, so I have a huge stash of children's books, both fiction and nonfiction, for little kids. I've collected books from bookstores, Scholastic book orders, book fairs, Amazon, library book sales, you name it! (anyone else like this?). Every once in a while, though,... Continue Reading →