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 [...]

Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale!!!

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Hello, everyone! Just stopping by to let you all know that TpT is hosting its annual: CYBER blow-out!  This is a great time to stock up for the whole year! Our entire shoppe is 28% off! We just listed a few new emergent reader bundles that are perfect for this time of year! Gingerbread Emergent Reader Bundle [...]

Gingerbread Craft- Bird Feeder Craft with Free Gingerbread Template

free printable gingerbread bird feeder template

This bird feeder gingerbread craft is perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders. It promotes fine motor skills and a lively discussion about what birds eat! This fun, but messy craft is perfect for the holidays and equally as fun when the kids get to see the birds nibble from their creations! cardstock honey or [...]

Free Winter Poem for Kids

free printable winter poem for kids

Need a free printable winter poem for your preschool, kindergarten, first, or second grade classrooms this season?  This winter poem is great for fluency work while introducing winter imagery and vocabulary.  Find the rhyming words, search for sight words, and even have the kids memorize and perform the poem for other classrooms! Poetry is a [...]

Free Printable Christmas Drawing Activity

Free printable christmas drawing Writing activity for kindergarten 1st grade preschool

Today’s post is a free printable Christmas drawing activity for the holidays! It is part of our differentiated Christmas Tree Life Cycle Writing Craftivity. This activity focuses on preserving the Christmas traditions through drawing for your kindergarteners, first, and second graders. Plus it makes a nice keepsake! Help keep holiday traditions alive by downloading our activity. [...]

Turkey Hat Craft for Thanksgiving

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This Thanksgiving have the kids create a turkey craft that is festive and fun! We provided a template and easy-to-follow instructions below.  Once the kids create a hat, have them wear it and share what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Pass the hat around and get the whole family involved with sharing what they too [...]

5 Free Thanksgiving Math, Literacy, and Art Activities for K-2

free Thanksgiving math and literacy centers for kindergarten, first, and second grade

Need some great freebies for your Thanksgiving math and literacy blocks this November?  Check out these FREE Thanksgiving math and literacy center resources below!  We’ve rounded up some of our greatest freebies for your primary grades.  We hope these help out your classrooms and homeschools in preparation for Thanksgiving this week and next week! Free [...]

Free Thanksgiving Making Words Activity

thanksgiving making words activity

For most of us, this is our last week to have fun with all the Thanksgiving literacy activities before the holiday break! We thought we’d say thanks to our readers with a free printable Thanksgiving making words literacy activity. This making words activity has the mystery word “thankful” and is a perfectly differentiated literacy activity. [...]

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