Red Hat -at Word Family Craft

Red Hat -at Word Family Craft

The fun picture book, Red Hat, inspired me to do a winter themed word family project. We have fallen in love with Lita Judge's book Red Hat. Its a simple book filled with beautiful illustrations. We were lucky enough to meet Lita Judge this fall at Defiance College's...

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Free Animals in Winter Printable Worksheets

Free Animals in Winter Printable Worksheets

Free Winter Animals Printable Worksheets Brrrr! It's winter and we're learning about forest animals in the winter using this set of free worksheets! You can tie this in with a teddy bear picnic, hibernating animals, Groundhogs Day, or a simple winter learning unit....

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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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Free Snowflake Printable Winter Math Pack

Free Snowflake Printable Winter Math Pack

Free Snowflake Winter Printable Math Pack Winter is a fun time to add nature to center rotations and math units. Whether you live in an area where you don't see snow or a place that gets lots of snow, this printable winter math pack is sure to be a hit with...

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New Years Videos for Kids

New Years Videos for Kids

A new year is upon us and so we gathered a list of Teacher Approved New Years Videos for Kids.  Whether you are celebrating at home with your own family, or a Noon Year celebration at school when it is in session, these videos will help you set the tone! (They were...

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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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Stamped Mittens Winter Art for Kids

Stamped Mittens Winter Art for Kids

Winter play is some of my favorite ways to teach my young children. We head outside to make snowmen, crunch snowballs, and when we're too cold to stay in the snow, we go inside for hot chocolate and some crafting. I'm sharing one of my kids' recent crafts that is...

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Sight Word Snowball Fight

Sight Word Snowball Fight

  Winter is a time a time when we think about snow – sledding, snow angels, snowball fights!  Unfortunately, (or fortunately!), not all of us live in a place that gets snow in the winter.  Here is a way to bring a sight word snowball fight into your classroom...

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Snowflake Sorting Activity

Snowflake Sorting Activity

Studying snowflakes is one of my favorite winter science lessons. With this snowflake sorting activity you can practice sorting and classifying snowflake properties even if you don't get snow in your area. If you do get some (or a ton) of snow, I love to kick off this...

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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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Fine Motor Skills Snowflake Craft

Fine Motor Skills Snowflake Craft

Strengthen fine motor muscles with snowflakes crafts. This easy winter craft for kids involves cutting, gluing, using a paintbrush, and art! My family loves the snow but every winter we have to travel to find colder temperatures and winter play. We made Itsy Bitsy...

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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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Second Quarter Kindergarten Homework

Second Quarter Kindergarten Homework

Are you looking for some amazing homework to send home for your kindergarten students?  Simply Kinder has you covered with our homework with weekly family games!  Keep reading and learn how to get the first week free. Here is information all about our Second Quarter...

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Free Toothbrushes for Kindergarten

Free Toothbrushes for Kindergarten

Did you know that Colgate has a great program that includes free toothbrushed for kindergarten teachers to give their students?  That's right, you can sign up for a Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Future Kindergarten Classroom Set and get all sorts of materials and free...

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Penguin Activities

Penguin Activities

Are you teaching about penguins?  Simply Kinder has some great penguin activities that are great for your preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students. Penguins Interactive Book This is a simple story where each page has some sort of interactive activity.  Add...

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Arctic Animal Videos

Arctic Animal Videos

Are you teaching about arctic animals and looking for some appropriate videos to show?  There is so much great footage out there but we really need to be careful because we don't want to be showing animals mating or eating each other in kindergarten.  And so here is...

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Snowman Dot to Dot ABC’s

Snowman Dot to Dot ABC’s

Welcome winter with a snowman! This fun printable worksheet gets kids sequencing their alphabet while making a cute snowman they can decorate themselves. Dot to dot activities work on fine motor skills through pencil control while having them follow along a sequence...

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Snowball Addition Game

Snowball Addition Game

Kids LOVE snow. I would be lying if I said I didn't too. (Although I am sure part of my love for snow is that it does not happen very often here in Texas.) To tap into that love and excitement for snow, I thought these Snowball Addition Game would be a fun, hands-on...

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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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