Free Spring Directed Drawing: The Step by Step Process of Drawing a Bunny

free spring directed bunny

I catch my son drawing at his little teal blue drawing table at least ten times a day! It makes my heart sing considering I am an artist and love to create myself. He is only 5 and often asks me how to draw specific animals, insects, and science related things. Lately, I have been [...]

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 Spring and Easter Math Center {Bunny Themed}

free printable bunny and spring math center roll, count, cover

Need a new spring math center? This bunny math game works well as both an Easter math center and a spring math center. Differentiate this activity with your kindergarteners and first graders by adding two or three numbers with dice. Play this Bunny Roll, Count, and Cover math center with up to 4 students.  Encourage [...]

Our Favorite Spring Read-Alouds and Spring Emergent Readers

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Need some new ideas for spring-themed books to add to your spring picture book collection?  Below, find our favorite spring read-alouds, along with some spring emergent readers for your children to enjoy.  From rainbows to gardens, here’s some of our top picks for spring picture books!   A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman.  A [...]

How to Differentiate Writing for New Writers

differentiated writing for kindergarten 1st grade ESL Special Education

One of our readers asked us advice on how to differentiate writing for her kindergartener.  Our reader was told that her daughter needed more support in writing.  Anyone familiar with the new common core standards for kindergarten knows the rigor placed on our little ones now.  Any kindergarten teacher understands that the levels of students’ [...]

Free End of Winter Poem for Kids (Sight Word and Fluency Practice)

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Poems, rhymes, and songs are a must-have for all primary grade classrooms and homeschools who need to work on reading fluency.   Practicing rate, intonation, and expression with short poems give all students a chance to shine without the cumbersome weight of long passages!  It is perfect for struggling readers and also great work for [...]

TpT Sale: Teachers are HEROES!

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Hey everyone! In case you haven’t seen around social media, there’s a major TpT sale starting tomorrow, February 25th!  Time to stock up for the spring semester, and even start prepping for next school year! Take 28% off our entire shoppe with code HEROES at checkout. Stop by and stock up! Take 28% off our [...]

Spring Countdown Craft for Kids (free printable)

free printable countdown to spring

With about a month to go before winter ends, we know classrooms and homeschools here in the northern hemisphere are tired of snow days and polar vortex cabin fever.  What better way to work on math skills while welcoming the next season than with a spring countdown?  Even if you start this spring countdown activity [...]

Spring Flower Color Wheel Activity

spring flower shaped color wheel with template

Color can have an effect over how we feel about objects, how we behave, and how our bodies react to circumstances. Teach the importance of color to preschoolers, kindergarteners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, even 4th graders with today’s spring inspired color wheel. This activity is very versatile. It helps master sorting by color, categorizing colors into groups, [...]

Valentine’s Day Rocket Mailbox Tutorial

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“This post is written as part of a sponsored campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social.” My son’s fascination with space and the solar system inspired this rocket-themed Valentine’s Day mailbox craft! Create this same excitement in your classroom this Valentine’s Day with Plaid Crafts and our step-by-step tutorial below.  This Valentine’s Day craft for kids has boyish [...]

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