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 Math Center

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When preschoolers, kindergarteners, and 1st graders are learning to count, repetition is key! Since our spring math center was such a hit, I created today’s Earth Day math center. It turns much needed daily practice into a fun and interactive game. Roll, count, and cover is a great approach to basic numeracy within any homeschool [...]

Free Earth Day Recycling Sorting Center

free recycling sorting center for earth day and science from theclassroomcreative.com

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 [...]

Spring Scavenger Hunt Ideas

spring scavenger hunt ideas for kids

Take your spring literacy fun outdoors with our spring scavenger hunt! Whether you teach preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special needs, or ELL students, scavenger hunts are a perfect way to blend movement with literacy! The moment the weather warms, my kids want to be outside until dark.  Now, our outdoor adventures have an educational [...]

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. [...]

Earth Day Activity for Kids

Free Earth Day Craft

Need a simple art project for Earth Day? Use our free heart-shaped Earth template with your students for a simple and graphic Earth Day craft! With Earth Day approaching, we headed to the library to find Earth Day read-alouds.  We love The Earth and I by Frank Asch.  The watercolored illustrations in Asch’s book inspired our watercolor [...]

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

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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 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, [...]

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 [...]

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