Friday, November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Activities for Kindergarten

My son is in Virtual Kindergarten this year.  I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed having him at home with me.  I enjoy creating activities that align with what he is learning.  The other day he came across my Thanksgiving Color by Code sheets and had so much fun with them.  He actually stayed up past his bedtime so that he could color 2 of them.  These sheets are no prep.  Simply print, grab colored pencils or crayons and they are ready to use.  The printables are great to send home with students that are learning virtually or remotely or to use during face to face instruction.  Everett enjoyed learning and reviewing 3D shapes while coloring to reveal a Thanksgiving themed background.
Everett is also working on sounding out words and writing them.  He has been working on beginning and ending sounds.  This week we tried CVC words.  These cards can be used as a Write the Room activity to get students up and moving or they can be printed and placed in a Literacy center or station.  They can also be completed with the teacher during small group.  Each card has a turkey with a picture and 3 letters.  Students look at the picture, say the word and sound the word out.  The 3 letters are there as visual support to remind students how each letter looks as he/she records the CVC word correctly onto his/her recording sheet.  This is such a fun Thanksgiving themed activity.  There are 2 sets of cards with recording sheets and answer keys included in this packet.
The picture cards can also be placed in sensory tubs if you want to make the center more engaging.
You can find both of these activities in my TPT store here:

Friday, August 7, 2020

Activities for Distance and Virtual Learning

Starting back to school in 2020 feels very uncertain for many students, teachers and parents.  If you are familiar with the program Boom Learning, these activities can help you whether you are a classroom teacher or a parent seeking lessons that are fun and engaging.  These boom cards provide foundational skills for Preschool.  Although I have labeled these activities for PreK, they can definitely be used for Kindergarten as well.  
These activities are listed on the Boom Learning website as well as on Teachers Pay Teachers.  The activities can be purchased individually or as a money saving bundle.
Here is a look at all of the skills practiced:
Lastly, here is a set for you to try for free!  Just click here.  I hope you love all of these activities!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Healthy Habits Bulletin Board and Craft

Going back to school will be different this fall.  The district that I live in is looking like it may be virtual only for the entire year.  If in person instruction does return, I am sure social distancing and other precautions will be put into place.  
I made this craft and bulletin board set that can be used for those that do return Back to School.  These activities can be used after read alouds or lessons that discuss healthy habits.  These activities are great for using in addition to lessons on personal hygiene and self care.  There are several different children craft toppers plus 5 different styles of picture/writing paper plus a name craft.  There are also bulletin board letters included that read "Healthy Habits".  This craft is fun to use at the beginning of the year as well because scissor practice is incorporated.  This set makes an adorable bulletin board once completed.
To see these activities in my TPT store, click on the picture below.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Yeti for Spring and Earth Day Craft and Bulletin Board

These yeti themed craft and writing activities are a great way to transition from winter to spring.  There is a yeti topper included plus flower and earth crafts.  These crafts can be used for welcoming spring or Earth Day.  There are name crafts plus writing activities and bulletin board letters.
To see all of the possibilities, be sure to check them out in my store here.

Color Word Printables for Fall

Are your students learning to read color words?  These printables have a fall themed background such as pumpkins, squirrels, sunflowers and apples, but can really be used anytime throughout the school year.  These worksheets are no prep.  Simply print and then add the sheets to your centers, stations, morning work, sub tubs or send home for practice.  Students read the word in each section and then color.  The printables review color words while strengthening fine motor skills as well.
You can find them in my store here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Scarecrow and Crow Name and Writing Crafts for Bulletin Boards

I absolutely love these scarecrow crafts for fall!  These crafts are super easy to prep and complete.  Students simply color a boy or girl scarecrow topper and then cut them out.  Then students can complete the name practice activity or the writing.  If using for a name craft, students will just need to color the crows and then write 1 letter of his/her name onto each crow and then cut and paste them in order onto the scarecrow topper.  The writing can be used as a follow up activity to a scarecrow themed read aloud or for students to describe things they love about the fall.
Bulletin board letters are also included that read, Crowing About Fall.  These activities make an adorable display for hallways, classroom doors or bulletin boards once completed.  To see everything that is included just click on the picture below.
While I am talking about crows, I also have this cut and paste craft that comes with writing paper and corn kernels for name practice.
You can find the crow craft by clicking here.