Dental Health Month Poem: Brush Your Teeth!

free printable dental health month poem for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade

Need a catchy poem to motivate your students and kids to brush their teeth during Dental Health Month and all year?  I know teeth brushing is a colossal struggle in my home, and catchy little tunes make the routine more fun! Here’s a free printable tooth brushing poem that teaches self-care and good dental habits. This [...]

Winter Book Challenge and Free Printable Penguin Book Log

winter reading challenge and free book log

With about two months of winter still ahead, we here at The Classroom Creative have a challenge for all your classrooms and homeschools- try to read at least 100 books during your read-aloud time! To make it even more fun, we are offering a freebie that will help you create a “rookery of good reads!”. [...]

How to Fold a Heart Shape into an Envelope Tutorial

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Create our heart folded Valentine’s Day envelope craft as a fun activity to make with your classroom for Valentine’s Day. Just following the 4 easy steps pictured below. Include a “heart” acrostic poem on the inside of the envelope. Send this wonderful gift home to a parent, sibling, or grandparent!    scissor pencil construction paper or [...]

Penguin Math Center for Kindergarten and First Grade

penguin math center kindergarten and first grade

This penguin math center has been a consistent part of our homeschool this month, and I wanted to share it with you! My son is working on adding three digit numbers, but often turns his nose up at simply filling out worksheets. Our penguin math center works on adding numbers into the teens, so it’s [...]

100th Day of School Activity: Free Printable 100 Days Smarter Medal

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As part of your 100th day of school activities, grab our free 100 days smarter printable medal. Have students color the printable medal, strut around in it for the day, and then take it home to show off to their family!  100 days of school is hard work for our little learners, so make this [...]

Valentine’s Day Craft Using the Element of Art: Color

valentines day heart craft activity using the elements of art color for kids

A color theory heart craft is the perfect element of art to feature for Valentine’s Day! Sharpen your child’s color knowledge with our Elements of Art Heart pack all the while honing in on their fine motor skills! Create this simple heart craft in your classroom. It makes the perfect parent, sibling, or grandparent Valentine’s [...]

Our Favorite Winter Picture Books and Winter Emergent Readers

favorite winter read-alouds

Need some new winter-themed books to add to your winter picture book collection?  Below, find our favorite winter read-alouds, along with some winter emergent readers for your children to enjoy.  From snowmen to penguins, here’s some of our top picks for winter picture books!   Snow by P.D. Eastman NEVER grows old.  The language is simple, [...]

Christmas Craft: Crayon Resist Watercolored Ornaments with Free Printable Ornaments

crayon resistant watercolor Christmas ornaments

In my son’s eyes, decorating for the holidays is the most exciting part about Christmas. Use my free ornament printables to create your own beautiful crayon resist watercolored Christmas ornaments.  We used this technique and a few color theories we learned from my Elements of Art Ornaments pack. To display the watercolor ornaments, I strung [...]

Christmas Craft: Santa Belly Book Bin

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Making Christmas crafts with kids creates some of the best memories of the year.  Combine crafting with a love of Christmas books and you have a recipe for a perfect and functional Christmas craft. All you need is a box, about ten minutes, and a few very inexpensive materials. This Santa belly box craft will [...]

Gingerbread Craft: Expressing Emotions Through Art

gingerbread man craft that expresses emotions

Today’s gingerbread craft also teaches children to identify emotions while using a mixed media approach. Typically, we always see gingerbread men and women smiling, but this gingerbread activity takes a different approach.  You can use our gingerbread template (provided below) to differentiate if children still need help drawing a gingerbread man/woman freehand. Prior to starting [...]

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