Winter Break Homework

Winter Break Homework

Winter Break is just around the corner, and you may be thinking should I give my students Winter Break Homework? Well, this is a loaded question because you want them to not lose what they learned in your class, but you know they also need a break. This question comes...

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Free Printable Coupon Books For Kids To Make As Gifts

Free Printable Coupon Books For Kids To Make As Gifts

Looking for easy gift ideas that your students can make for their family? These FREE Coupon Books from kids are the perfect project! Children will be thrilled to make a special gift for their loved ones! Our Coupon Books will work for multiple holidays; from Christmas...

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Easy Sticker Christmas Gift Bags

Easy Sticker Christmas Gift Bags

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here again? Doesn't it go quick! With Christmas comes the stress of deciding which Christmas crafts to set up, gifts for children to make for families and Christmas centers to plan. These easy sticker Christmas gift bags are...

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Ornament Sight Words

Ornament Sight Words

Using holiday ornaments, students can practice their sight words and make their own sight word Chrismas tree! In this easy to organize activity, students will get “hands-on” with their sight word practice. They’ll love choosing a sight word ornament from the tree and...

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Shrink Film Keepsake Keychains

Shrink Film Keepsake Keychains

I am obsessed with these keepsake keychains!  Aren't they adorable?  And they make an easy gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas (or the holidays).  And we share the directions below so you can make these too with your class! This and many articles on Simply...

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Gingerbread Videos for Teachers

Gingerbread Videos for Teachers

It's Gingerbread time!  Here are some videos to make your learning more fun!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCZ3dzFK6BI 5 GINGERBREAD MEN BY KIBOOMERS (2:48) A fun song about 5 gingerbread men running away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPkrrDfWC0o COOKIE...

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Free December Family Flyers

Free December Family Flyers

Free December Flyers so you can learn about your student's winter holiday traditions and do some fun projects at school and home.  Not going to lie, December is my favorite month to be a kindergarten teacher.  There are so many fun activities. I start December with...

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Paper Plate Christmas Ornaments

Paper Plate Christmas Ornaments

These Paper Plate Christmas Ornaments are a great whole class activity combining fine motor skills with Christmas craft! Paper Plate Christmas Ornaments These paper plate Christmas ornaments are always lots of fun for Kinders to make. They focus on fine motor skills...

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Christmas Ornament: Invitation To Create

Christmas Ornament: Invitation To Create

Are you looking for a simple and fun Christmas ornament to make with your class this year? This Christmas Ornament: Invitation To Create is an easy holiday gift for your students to make for their families. It is also a fun activity to do during your winter party. How...

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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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Christmas Minute to Win It

Christmas Minute to Win It

I love having the students play minute to win it games. They're obviously always fun but they can really be categorized as stem activities too. We're sharing 5 fun Minute to Win It games that are perfect for Christmas time! Silver Bells You'll need a popsicle stick...

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DIY Snowman Bank

DIY Snowman Bank

DIY Snowman Bank I love finding ways to reuse containers and bottles.  This DIY snowman bank is the perfect way to reuse those coffee creamer bottles!  This craft is great for all ages and doesn’t require a lot of time or supplies!  Our kindergarten students use these...

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Free Printable Adding To Five Christmas Game

Free Printable Adding To Five Christmas Game

This Free Printable Adding To Five Christmas Game is a great way to practice addition problems with sums that equal 3, 4 and 5! Some children just get it. From an early age, my oldest was adding within 5. With fingers as his manipulatives, he was constantly figuring...

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Recycled Christmas Cards

Recycled Christmas Cards

Recycled Christmas Cards These recycled Christmas cards are great for an end of year activity and focus on fine motor, cutting and gluing skills. If you're anything like me you probably have a stack of old Christmas cards from previous years and this is a great way to...

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Holiday Movies with Objectives

Holiday Movies with Objectives

It's winter.  You might need a movie.  And so here is a list of Holiday Movies with Objectives.  These are very loose objectives/activities (to help you fill out the approval form just in case you need to get it approved).  Some are Christmas in theme and some are...

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Free Letter to Santa

Free Letter to Santa

Grab this FREE printable template for writing a letter to Santa. It is the perfect writing activity for Kindergarten, and 1st grade.  We'll tell you where to send a letter to Santa! We’ve also got ideas for getting responses if you have missed the deadline. Santa...

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Easy Gifts for Your Teaching Team

Easy Gifts for Your Teaching Team

Are you looking to get a gift for your teacher teammates?  Simply Kinder has you covered with these fun Easy Gifts for your Teaching Team. 1.  Take care of your teaching teammates sore feet with this collection of pampering items.    Idea from Pretty in Providence. 2....

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Christmas Carols for Kids

Christmas Carols for Kids

I just love teaching Christmas carols - and so here is your teacher approved Christmas Carols for Kids list.  They are full of rhymes, alliteration, and a great chance for kids to practice reading and   singing.  And so here is a list of videos that are classic...

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Christmas Ornament Parent Gifts

Christmas Ornament Parent Gifts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! The kids are always excited to make a gift for their parents, and so here are three different Christmas Ornament Parent Gifts we’ve made over the years. All of these ornaments do need LOTS of adult help....but is perfect...

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Christmas Around the World Videos for Kids

Christmas Around the World Videos for Kids

It's really tricky to find good videos sometimes and so here is your teacher approved list of Christmas Around the World Videos for Kids.  These videos are all about customs and traditions in different countries that are not too religious.  Unfortunately, we could not...

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Free Love Card

Free Love Card

We have so many great teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group who have such great ideas.  And sometimes ideas come along that we want to document because we know we are going to want to use them year after year. This Free Love Card is one of those ideas...

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Jingle All the Way to Hundreds Chart Game

Jingle All the Way to Hundreds Chart Game

Have you ever thought about turning a hundred chart into a base for a board game? It’s perfect for the job. This game is simple and has a festive touch. Make a few simple game pieces, grab a pair of dice (or just one), and let your kids Jingle All the Way to 100 - a...

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Christmas Tree Roll & Cover Christmas Math Games

Christmas Tree Roll & Cover Christmas Math Games

Are your students excited about Christmas?  My kids can hardly wait!  It has been all about reindeer, snow, and Christmas trees since Halloween.  So, I created these 3 Christmas Tree Roll & Cover Christmas Math Games to tie in our holiday conversations and...

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Read, Count and Color Christmas Printables

Read, Count and Color Christmas Printables

Christmas is almost here! We just know your students are super excited about pretty much anything that is Christmas related. We love encouraging kids to read so we prepared a festive little learning Read, Count and Color Christmas printables set just for that. Read,...

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