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!

TpT sale Teachers are Heroes

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 [...]

Free Valentine’s Day Math Activity for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade

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Counting with one-to-one correspondence is the most critical math skills children gain in the primary grades, so repetition is key! This Valentine’s Day math center turns much needed daily practice into a fun and interactive game.  Roll, count, and cover is a favorite approach to basic numeracy at our homeschool and was a big part [...]

Heart Shaped Bird Feeders for Valentine’s Day

heart shaped bird feeder kids craft

My children were interested in learning about what birds eat when we created a gingerbread bird feeder craft.  It’s important to continue to provide this food source for these animals because they begin to rely on it. In order to feed our flying friends this month we created heart shaped bird feeders.  Get your little preschoolers, kindergarteners, [...]

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 [...]

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