Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Llama Llama Red Pajama Craft and Writing

The Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney are one of my favorite series of books.  I always enjoy reading these stories and my students love them too.  I love them so much that I created a llama craft that can be used as a follow up activity after reading the books.  This craft is a cut and paste activity and comes with writing paper as well.  The craft makes an adorable display for bulletin boards, hallways, classroom doors and more.  I hope you love the Llama Llama books as much as I do!  Click here to see the craft in my TPT shop.  

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Christmas Name Crafts and Writing Activities

This summer our family went and stayed at The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge.  The school year always gets busy and I never have time to get my Christmas activities posted so I am bringing a Christmas in July post to show some great crafts that can be used in December.  

First, is this reindeer name craft.  Students simply cut and paste the reindeer template and then write 1 letter of his/her name onto each bell for name practice.

The poinsettia is the same way as well.  There is a cut and paste template included and then students practice spelling their names.  There is writing paper included for students that are more advanced or in a higher grade level that need something more challenging.
This gingerbread boy and girl template is also a cut and paste activity.  There are options for name practice or writing.  I always love how these turn out.
Last, is Mrs. Claus.  She can be cut and glued and then students can write a fact about her or the writing can be used as a follow up to a Christmas read aloud.
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

3D Shapes Activities

Everett finished up his Kindergarten year by completing a unit on 3D shapes.  Everett stayed home this year for Kindergarten.  I know many Kindergarten teachers love incorporating Write the Room activities, so I made this set of cards for him to practice.  The 3D picture cards come with a recording sheet and answer key.  The cards can be printed and taped around the classroom or they can be placed in sensory bins and made into a center or station.

Students simply select or find the card, go to the corresponding number on his/her picture card and then color each shape that was found.
Everett also LOVES to color so I made these Color by Code coloring sheets for him to practice finding and coloring the shapes correctly.  This set of printables can be used for whole group, small group, independent practice, homework, or so many different ways.
To see these activities, simply click the following links:

Do Unto Otters Activities

This summer has flown by!  My kids start back to school in just a little over a week.  If you are looking for Back to School lessons, ideas or crafts, I have this set of otter themed activities to help out.  I always love incorporating writing as a follow up to read alouds.  I try to use crafts when I can as well.  This set of activities is designed to go along with the read aloud, Do Unto Otters.  This story is great to use as students begin a fresh new year.  Students listen to the story and reflect on ways that others (otters) should be treated.  Students will enjoy coloring an adorable otter topper and then writing a way that he/she can treat others well.

The story and crafts can also be used anytime throughout the year when students may need reminders on kindness or friendship.  I like using these types of activities around Valentine's Day as well, so I added heart shaped writing paper.
There are also hearts that can be used for name practice for younger students.
The crafts make an adorable display for bulletin boards, classroom doors and more.  There are also many variations in the packet including:
We Need Each Otter
You Otter Know
You Otter Be Mine
You Otter Be Kind
To see everything included in this download, click here.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

101st Day of School Name and Writing Crafts

One of my favorite days of school is the 100th Day.  I love extending the learning an extra day and doing a 101st Day celebration as well.  Our 100th Day of school usually falls around Valentine's Day, and I know this can be a busy time.  If you want to do things differently, you could celebrate the 101st Day to change things up.  I love using a Dalmatian theme for the 101st day.  I wanted to share a few activities that my students love.

First, we practice names.  If students have their first names down, this can be used to practice last names, and if students are doing great with those, they can move on to spelling sight words.  Students simply color the dog and then build their name or a sight word.

Students can choose to use bones or balloons.
There is also a dog holding a bone.  This can be used for students to write his/her name across the bone and then spell his/her name using the bones or this can be used for sight words.
There is writing paper included for students to reflect on what he/she has learned during the school year.
There are also crowns included.
I hope you enjoyed reading about how we celebrate the 10st Day.  You can find all of these activities in my store by clicking here.