Forky in Kindergarten

Forky in Kindergarten

When I saw Toy Story 4, I immediately thought to myself FORKY!!!  YES!  Kindergarten needs forky!  And I was not alone.  So many teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook group shared their forky projects and so we HAD to share them with you here! (Photo credit...

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Recycling and Word Family Craft

Recycling and Word Family Craft

This is a fun and simple recycling project that can be used to celebrate Earth Day while practicing a word family. The bright colored flowers make a lovely spring decoration and can be used to create a "recycled garden" in the classroom by making this Recycling and...

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Ten Turkeys Counting Activity

Ten Turkeys Counting Activity

10 Fat Turkeys is always such a fun and silly book to read with the kids this time of year. With this ten turkeys counting activity, we’re incorporating a hands-on activity and math to retell the story with these free printable turkeys. If you haven't read the book...

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Favorite Book Free Printable

Favorite Book Free Printable

It's no secret that reading books is a staple activity in every classroom!  And today we have a free printabe for your students to reflect on their favorite book. (Keep reading for information on how to download). This activity would be great to do during Reading...

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Snowmen Painting

Snowmen Painting

After winter break, we get to focus on snow and snowmen which is always fun and interesting in Arizona.  My students always love to do our Snowmen Painting. Snowmen Painting These paintings are always fun for the kids to make. For this activity we read the book,...

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The Gift of Nothing: Simple Writing and Drawing Activities

The Gift of Nothing: Simple Writing and Drawing Activities

Writing and drawing activities for Patrick McDonell's delightful book, The Gift of Nothing. Free printables help encourage classroom discussion and conversations about friendship. Invite your students to use their imaginations to think about how they can give nothing...

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9 Awesome Books About Color Your Class Will Love

9 Awesome Books About Color Your Class Will Love

These fun books about color are PERFECT for preschool and Kindergarten Students learning color words. Continue the fun with ideas for color activities, games and lively songs (includes free printables). Color has always been one of my favorite things to teach.  I...

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Free Book Club Letter

Free Book Club Letter

I LOVE sending home Scholastic Book Club flyers.  Such a great program to get free books for your class. I always like to accompany it with a letter and so here is a free Book Club letter so you can too! Be sure to download all the way and open in Adobe to edit....

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Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft

Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft

Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft I really love this Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft. The Rainbow Fish series of books are some of my favorites to read in Kinder and I find that they are a great way of starting a great discussion about friendship and sharing. Every year...

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Chester the Raccoon Paper Plate Craft

Chester the Raccoon Paper Plate Craft

At the beginning of the school year, I’m always looking for books to read to my students. One of my favorite books is The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. It’s a sweet story about a young raccoon named Chester who is nervous about starting school. Mrs. Raccoon shares the...

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Crazy Sock Day Flyer

Crazy Sock Day Flyer

One of our favorite days during spirit week is Crazy Sock Day and we wanted to make it easier with this free Crazy Sock Day Flyer!  It's such a fun and easy way to show your school spirit and a little bit of your personality too. Why we love Crazy Sock Day?  Well, it...

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Seuss Door with Free Balloon

Seuss Door with Free Balloon

It's March and that means an author study for Theodor Geisel.  It's a great time to read all books Seuss and many schools accompany it with some fun activities. One activity this year is a door decorating contest.  And so we wanted to share our door with you that...

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Fun Dr. Seuss Games for Learning

Fun Dr. Seuss Games for Learning

March is a great time to celebrate Theodor Geisel (or Dr. Suess!)  We have rounded up 12 Fun Dr. Seuss Games for you to do with your class.  These are not printables, worksheets, and crafts - they are games that are great for working on literacy, math, and so much...

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Kindness Bulletin Board

Kindness Bulletin Board

I just love doing activities that promote kindness.  Here is a Kindness Bulletin Board I recently did and some free pages so you can do it too. I started with this great new picture book a couple of months ago that is one of my new favorites. It's called Cara's...

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Mouse A Cookie Word Searches

Mouse A Cookie Word Searches

You know and love the book and so I wanted to share with you some fun sight word activities to go with it.  And so here are some (affiliate) If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Word Searches to use with your students. You can use these printables in class during your...

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Thankful Tree Free Printable

Thankful Tree Free Printable

Children having gratitude ranks high up on my list.  And so this Thankful Tree is a great activity to do with your students during your Thanksgiving lessons. We start off by reading two of my most favorite books about being...

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Election Books for Kindergarten

Election Books for Kindergarten

It's election time and that means teachers are in need of some good Election Books.  These books are appropriate for preschol, kindergarten, and first grades and include everything from campaigning, to voting, to becoming the president. Snoopy for President by Charles...

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Halloween Books for Kinder

Halloween Books for Kinder

Every theme we teach has a set of books that you personally love and so this is my must read Halloween Books for Kinder.  We store our books in a big black cauldron like bucket I picked up at a Halloween store.  The kids thinks it's fun to have them be separate from...

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Books About Writing:  Growth Mindset Read Alouds

Books About Writing: Growth Mindset Read Alouds

Teaching writing is one of the most challenging aspects of kindergarten and the lower grades. The ability levels in any given classroom vary widely, and we all know that standards are ramping up quickly. Whether you are using writing workshop, the Work on Writing...

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Oh The Places You’ll Go Flyer

Oh The Places You’ll Go Flyer

One of my favorite traditions I do with my OWN kids is the Oh The Places You'll Go! keepsake book.  Each year I give this same copy of the book to my childrens' teachers and they sign with a message.  It is creating a great little memory book for my kids (or me LOL)...

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Books About Apples

Books About Apples

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the apples are growing! What better way to celebrate this glorious season than by reading books on apples? There are numerous books available, but be sure to take advantage of these kindergarten favorites.  Here are some...

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Chapter Books for Kindergarten

Chapter Books for Kindergarten

Chapter books are a great addition to your kindergarten classroom!  They are good to read to your students and you may even have some kiddos who are ready to read some of them on their own!  So here are 12 chapter books your kindergarteners will love!   Frankies...

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