Daily Schedule Idea for Kids

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Using a color-coded visual schedule for kids is critical in the preschool and elementary years.  Even as early as preschool, it’s important to introduce the concept of a weekly schedule. To save my sanity and avoid hearing my three year old ask each day which activity is planned, I created a daily schedule for her. [...]

10+ Ways to Avoid the “Summer Brain Drain”

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School’s out for the summer for most children, but learning beyond the classroom is a passion of ours here at The Classroom Creative.  For the past three years, we have amassed a wealth of crafts, ideas, and activities for young learners.  Here are ten tips and ideas to make the most of your summers.   [...]

Last Minute Father’s Day Craft and Writing Activity

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Need a fun and easy Father’s Day craft and writing activity? I drew up a a salt-n-pepper shaker recipe card and a fun printable apron craft that the kids can customize. This simple Father’s Day project covers all the important men in your students’ lives, so we’ve also included templates in this pack for uncles, [...]

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt Freebie!

alphabet scavenger hunt for a road trip

You will not hear “I’m bored” on your way to Wisconsin this year because I created an alphabet scavenger hunt for the car ride.  Download this free printable, clip it to a clipboard, and have lots of different colored markers ready for the kiddos to draw and write with. Since we take in on average, [...]

Free Spring and Summer Math Game: Ladybug Roll, Count, and Color

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Counting skills are among the most important foundation math skills in early childhood classrooms.  Playing math games is a fun and easy way to master that crucial one-to-one correspondence! This free printable spring and summer math center game is perfect for the last few months of school in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. This ladybug [...]

Free Father’s Day Craft & Tie Template

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Make your students’ dads feel extra special this year and create our Father’s Day craft!  Simply download our free Father’s Day tie template, grab the needed supplies, and follow our easy Father’s DAy tie craft tutorial below. This craft will surely remind any dad of how sharp he can be! construction paper glue scissors tie [...]

End of the School Year Writing Activity: If I Ruled the School

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Need a fun end of the year writing activity that will have your students engaged and bursting with ideas?  I’ve used this writing prompt over the years with kids as young as 1st grade, and even with my junior high ELA students!  Every kid has a opinion or two to share about “How They Would [...]

Free Printable Summer Bucket List for Kids

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For spring we started the fun tradition of checking off activities we brainstormed as a family for our spring bucket list. This summer is not going to lack adventure either because I created another bucket list specifically for summer! I could not believe the excitement that the spring bucket list created for my children. The [...]

Free Printable Summer Schedule for Kids

Summer Fun schedule

Want to fill the kids’ summer with endless activities of fun? Grab our summer schedule and have the kids brainstorm every adventure, place, craft, and activity they can possibly imagine. After sitting down with my kids and listening to their summer ideas, we are definitely going to have one very adventurous summer! Every single summer [...]

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

updated spring math bump math center for 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 [...]

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