Free Spring and Summer Math Center: Garden-themed Addition BUMP!

free spring math center kindergarten and first grade

Keeping math skills going this time of year is critical, as most students (and their teachers!) are burning out.  Game-based math takes the “ill” out of skill and drill.  Enter one of the most popular math centers in my primary grade center’s rotation: BUMP! BUMP! is a fast-paced math center that is a perennial favorite [...]

Free Printable Father’s Day Acrostic Poem Template

father's day acrostic poem free template

Need a quick and fun writing activity for Father’s Day?  Use our fun “Chef Dad” template for a Father’s Day acrostic poem!  The kids LOVE writing their poems inside the chef’s hat!  Acrostic poems are perfect for young writers in kindergarten, and work all the way through upper elementary.  Mount these poems on construction paper [...]

Free End of the Year Writing Activity: Remember When…

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Whether you teach the primary grades, intermediate, or middle school, the end of the school year is a great time to reflect with your classes about the past school year through their writing.  I’ve used a “Remember When” writing activity across all grade levels.  My 1st and 2nd grade students were as engaged in this [...]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Craft and Writing Activity

Mother's Day apron craft and recipe writing activity

Need a fun and easy Mother’s Day craft and writing activity? I drew up some vintage-inspired recipe cards and a fun printable apron craft that the kids can customize. This simple project covers all the important women in your students’ lives, so we’ve also included templates in this pack for aunts, grandmas, godmothers, nanas, and [...]

Free Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem Template

mother's day acrostic poem template

Need a simple Mother’s Day writing activity that is also a sweet gift for your students’ mothers this May?  Have your students write a simple Mother’s Day acrostic poem, back the poem with colored paper, and even laminate it for durability!  Grab our free template below for a simple and fun Mother’s Day writing activity! [...]

Recycled Earth Day and Mother’s Day Craft for Kids

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Tired of the coupon books and flower crafts for Mother’s Day?  This is what my first grade class made for Mother’s Day in lieu of the traditional classroom Mother’s Day gifts. It was a hit! The moms LOVED that we attached a picture of their little one. Moms are always in need of office supplies, [...]

Free Earth Day Recycling Sorting Center

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Need a fun Earth Day activity for your centers this April?  This free Earth Day sorting and science center is very hands-on and sensory-friendly.  All you need are our free printables, a few containers, and some recyclables for students to sort! Here are the printables you need to make the center! Each center label has [...]

Free Spring Reading Challenge (Bee Bulletin Board Printables and Book Logs)

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With the end of the school year approaching, many students need the extra motivation to reach the finish line!  Motivate your students and homeschoolers to read, read, read this spring with our Spring Reading Challenge! Can you read 100 books this spring?  If you have older students, use chapters as a motivator instead of books. [...]

Bee Unit Craft and Activity

updated bee unit craft and activity

We are excited to be a part of Elmer’s blogging team.  This post is sponsored by Elmer’s.  All opinions are 100% ours. Are you teaching your students about types of bees and body part nomenclature?  This hands-on and multi-sensory bee craft will make science come alive in your insect units!  Whether you are teaching about [...]

Free Printable Spring Poem for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade

spring poem for preschool, kindergarten and first grade

Need a simple printable spring poem for your primary grade classroom or homeschool?  This playful and short spring poem is filled with vivid sensory imagery and a few sight words.  The rhythm and ease of short poems are essential for young readers’ fluency practice and auditory processing. Enjoy this free spring poem for your preschool, [...]

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