Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs

Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs

Here's a fun idea for your students in the spring - ACTUALLY Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs!  (It's a great motivator to encourage students to sit in their chairs too!   Here's how: ~  Color and cut the eggs (CLICK HERE for the printable above) or use spring...

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Easy Classroom Greenhouse

Easy Classroom Greenhouse

Investigating plants and seeds is a perfect spring activity. Buying special equipment to start and grow seeds kept me from doing such projects for a long time. With a few simple materials (most of which you probably already have) your class can create their very own...

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Indoor Recess Ideas for Kindergarten

Indoor Recess Ideas for Kindergarten

It's a part of teaching, indoor recess.  But let's be honest, most of us like our time to run to the restroom, make those extra copies, or just take a moment to group. But it happens and so you may be searching for ideas on what to do with your student.  The topic...

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Student Drawn Dress

Student Drawn Dress

I am sure you have seen a student drawn dresses on social media and thought I can totally do that.  They are so adorable and such a great memory for you and your students.  But how do they create them and where do they get the perfect dress?  Well, we started to see...

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Subtraction Bowling

Subtraction Bowling

I'm always looking for a new way to incorporate math into a fun hands on learning game. When I came across this inflatable bowling set in the Target dollar spot, I just knew it would be perfect for a subtraction bowling game! The bowling set comes with six bowling...

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Teacher-Approved Silent E and Double E Videos

Teacher-Approved Silent E and Double E Videos

Well here is list of videos that will definitely help reinforce teaching the silent e and double e, which for me is one of the hardest phonics rules to teach in Kindergarten. Silent E - The Bazillions (2:44) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnanlcyRuuI Silent “e” makes...

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Sight Word Sticker Center

Sight Word Sticker Center

Sight Word Sticker Center If you're anything like me, you're always looking for new center ideas, preferably ones that are quick and easy to set up! This sight word sticker center is one that I often use. It's a great center activity when you need an independent group...

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Kindergarten Sight Word Cat Story Worksheet

Kindergarten Sight Word Cat Story Worksheet

Kindergarten Sight Word Story and Worksheet Simple stories that kids can learn to read on their own can be a big confidence booster for early readers. Today I'm sharing a short story that focuses on high frequency sight words. This sight word cat story worksheet gets...

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Zoo Field Trip Freebie

Zoo Field Trip Freebie

Everyone loves going to the zoo! We get to see giraffes, zebras, elephants and my favorite monkeys! The zoo is  usually the kids most favorite field trip of the year. I'm sharing a fun zoo field trip freebie that your students can work on when you return from a fun...

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Free Printable CVC Short I Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short I Puzzles

We've moved into practicing our short i words. I made these free printable cvc short i puzzles to help reinforce the words during our center time. These puzzles are helping the students reinforce our CVC words we’ve been learning. Their perfect for early finishers,...

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Sight Word Builders and Rocks

Sight Word Builders and Rocks

By this time of the school year, some of my students are bored practicing and learning their sight words, so I’m always looking for fun and creative word work activities for my Kinders. This Sight Word Builders And Rocks Activity is a hands-on, interactive way to...

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Free April Printable

Free April Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It's such a repetitive word in kindergarten - in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It's very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free April Writing Printables...

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Free Earth Day Hat

Free Earth Day Hat

Are you teaching about the Earth or celebrating Earth Day with your preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students?  Here is a free Earth Day Hat (or two) for your students to show the world what they learned about. We actually give you two versions of this hat....

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Butterfly Life Cycle Videos for Kids

Butterfly Life Cycle Videos for Kids

Spring is a great time to watch the magical transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly.  Here is your teacher approved list of Butterfly Life Cycle Videos for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rvGUevGxDk Butterfly...

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Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

One of my favorite things to do every spring is to watch the butterfly life cycle with my students.  They get to excited to learn the steps and stages and really can't believe that a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.  It's a very exciting unit of study. Every year...

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Teacher Approved Easter Videos

Teacher Approved Easter Videos

It's Easter time and a great time to add some bunnies and eggs into your lessons. And so here are your Teacher Approved Easter videos for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZLIiq7B85g B-U-N-N-Y Easter Song by Kiboomers (2:45)...

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Free Easter Bunny Hat

Free Easter Bunny Hat

It's no secret, we love hats!  And we have this free Easter Bunny Hat for you to make with your preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students. This is a simple, two-page printable that your students can color, cut, and glue onto a sentence strip.  The face of the...

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Teacher-Approved Teen Video List

Teacher-Approved Teen Video List

There seems to be a lot of confusion when teaching young children about teen numbers. Some struggle with just counting the numbers while other struggle with identifying the numbers. And many struggle with both. I created this list to hopefully help develop both of...

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Easter Egg CVC Puzzles

Easter Egg CVC Puzzles

Do you students love Easter eggs? Every year, my kindergarteners get so excited over all of our Easter themed activities especially the ones with Easter eggs. This year, I added these Easter Egg CVC Puzzles to our center rotation. This activity is a fun and hands-on...

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Addition Videos

Addition Videos

Are you looking for some great Addition Videos?  Well, here is your teacher approved list from Simply Kinder!  We have reviewed these videos and they are all perfect for your early childhood students! When You Add with a Pirate - Harry Kindergarten (4:00)...

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Videos About Plants

Videos About Plants

Spring time means plants in kindergarten and so here is your teacher approved Videos About Plants list from Simply Kinder! From a Seed to a Flower (2:12) This short video shows the basic parts and needs of a flowering plant using playdough. It provides a wonderful...

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Recycled Peel Chia Monsters

Recycled Peel Chia Monsters

    Who doesn’t love a fun lesson that includes making your own monster, protecting the Earth and growing an easy plant? This lesson lets kids have fun creating silly monsters while learning about recycling and the needs of plants.     This lesson...

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Spring Short and Long Vowel Puzzles

Spring Short and Long Vowel Puzzles

I LOVE spring. It is such a happy time of the year. Flowers are in bloom, the grass is green, and outdoor recess does wonders for the soul. These Spring Short and Long Vowel Puzzles will be the perfect addition to your literacy centers this year. Your students will be...

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Easter Comparison Printable

Easter Comparison Printable

Are you ready for Easter? It's certainly one of the more fun holidays and kids do love it very much. We have prepared a Easter comparison printable, a gentle learning printable pack that asks the kids to look and compare Easter themed objects. Easter Comparison...

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