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Monday, January 20, 2020

I Think You're Sharp Hedgehog Bulletin Board Activities

Let's talk Valentine's for a minute.  Would you believe my children and my husband already have their gifts for Valentine's Day?!  I bought them all something because I didn't want the gift to sell out at the store.  Valentine's is 3 weeks away, but my oldest son found their gifts.  I need to find a better hiding spot!

If you're looking for Valentine's Day ideas, I have this craft and writing activity that can be used to go along with the book Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson.

In the download you will receive bulletin board letters that read "Hedgehugs" and "I Think You're Sharp!".

Here is a look at the writing activities for Valentine's Day:
There is also writing paper included that can be used to record hedgehog facts.  This craft can be used anytime throughout the year.  
 There are also hearts in which students can write 1 letter each of his/her first name.  Students can color the hedgehog topper and then complete the name practice activity.
To see everything that is included, you can visit my store by clicking the link here.

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I hope you all have a wonderful day and are able to find a good hiding spot for your gifts!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Polar Bear Craft and Writing

Do your students learn about animals in the winter?  I know polar bears are always a popular topic for the winter months, so I made this packet that contains several different craft and writing activities that are easy to prep.

There are bulletin board letters, toppers, writing pages and name crafts included in this packet.  The words read "I Only Have Paws for You", making an adorable display for Valentine's.  However, this craft does not have to be used only at Valentine's.  There are snowballs included for name practice and 5 writing pages that can be used anytime of the year for students to record their learning about polar bears.

You can see everything that is included by looking at the pictures below or checking this out in my store here.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Elf Craft and Writing Plus Name Craft

The month of December flew by for me!  I had to take a class to renew my teaching certificate, and with Christmas, I haven't had a chance to share the updates of my elf craft with you.  Teachers are loving my name practice activities, so I added a way that this elf craft and writing activity could be used for name practice as well.
This craft contains templates for cutting and pasting a boy and girl elf.  There are 6 different writing pages included.  Peppermints are also included if you have younger students that need name practice.  
Students simply write 1 letter of his/her name onto each peppermint.
You can see this craft listed in my store here.

Feel free to pin any of the pictures to save this idea for next year.  

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

I wanted to share this turkey craft again in case you haven't seen it yet.  I love this turkey template because it is so versatile.  It can be used with students in Preschool all the way up to 3rd grade.  This craft comes with 6 different sets of feathers.
Here are the different ways this craft can be used:
Teen Number Practice
Number Order:
Time to the Hour:
Fractions:
Multiplication:
There is also a blank feather template included.  You can have students practice patterns, writing his/her name (1 letter onto each feather) and more.
To see this craft in my shop, click here.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Write the Room and Sensory Bins

I wanted to share a FREE Thanksgiving activity with you!  These alphabet cards are perfect for Preschool or Kindergarten.  The cards can be printed and placed in a sensory bin or used as a Write the Room activity.  Students simply look at each card, find the picture and then write the letter beside the corresponding picture on his or her recording sheet.  This activity is fun and a great way for students to practice writing capital and lowercase letters.
I plan to add more themed sets.  So far I also have a Winter theme and a Farm theme.  You can see the Winter pictures below.
You can find the sets by clicking on each link below.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fall Color Word Practice

It is finally starting to feel a little like Fall here in South Carolina.  My 4 year old is learning to read color words, so I made these Fall themed activities to help him practice.

The color mats are easy to print.  Simply print the mats and leaves and then laminate for durability.  They come in 2 different printing options.  The print comes in all black to be more challenging, or the print comes in color.  Add Velcro dots above the color words and to the right of the mats in the empty boxes.
Next, cut out the leaves and then add Velcro to the back of them and place on the empty squares.
Have students match the leaves to the corresponding color words.  These Velcro mats make great activities for centers, stations, small groups, morning work and more.
There are also printables included for additional practice.
These Color Word Mats include practice with falling leaves, acorns, owls and monster's eyes.  Click here to see everything that is included.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Free Fall Activity Bundle for Kindergarten

My favorite season is here!  Well, if it only felt like Fall outside!  In South Carolina, it is still hot!  I have been in short sleeves, shorts and flip flops everyday still!  Hopefully, it will start cooling down soon!  I have teamed up with 13 of my friends to share some Fall themed freebies with you.  First up, are my Free Alphabet Mats.  These Mats have real life Fall pictures in the background with alphabet letters on top.  The letters are big and white.  This allows students to practice the alphabet by coloring, tracing or building with playdough.   The mats can also be used as a letter match activity in which students match magnetic letters to the corresponding letters on the mats.
You can grab this free resource in my store by clicking here.
Be sure to grab 13 more freebies!  I'll list the links for you below.

Simple Halloween Crafts from @literacywiththelittles

Fall Beginning and Ending Sounds from @alleahmaree

Pumpkin Patch Patterns from @wonderful.day.in.prek

Fall Sight Word Activities from @livelaughilovekindergarten

Fall Name Activity from @iteachfromtheheart

Fall Shape Tree from @sandboxacademy

Halloween Rhymes from @littles.love.literacy 

Pre-Writing Halloween Activities from @thecurioushippo

Fall Play Dough Mats from @sweetforkindergarten

Fall Color Puzzles from @itskindertime

Count, Write, Make: Pumpkin Patch  from @creatingharmonyinlife

Fall Measurement Play Dough Mats: @engaginglittles

Pumpkin Life Cycle from @thestayathometeacher