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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Sight Word Train Center

Sight Word Train Center

Unfortunately, for many the days of traditional play in kindergarten are long gone. But as kindergarten teachers, we know how important play is and so we find ways to incorporate reading, writing, and math into those play-based centers. And so here is an idea for your...

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Merry And Oh So Bright Note Freebie

Merry And Oh So Bright Note Freebie

Our Thankful for My Students Freebie was so popular, we had to make a holiday version.  And so we came up with this Merry and Oh So Bright Note for you. Students and parents will treasure this little note you can give them.  It really gives you a chance to recognize...

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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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Snowy Trees in Winter Art Activity

Snowy Trees in Winter Art Activity

Winter is such a fun time to explore nature and snow with art don't you think? Here's a fun winter craft that uses few supplies and can be prepped ahead of time or done in stages by kids. And we all know that kids love to have something different every now and then to...

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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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Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles

Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles

One of my favorite things about the winter is hot cocoa. It is seriously the best and always enjoyed. I thought I would tap into my love for this wintertime treat and make these Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles for you and your students to enjoy. I have no doubt that...

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Elf on the Shelf Classroom Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Classroom Ideas

If you are looking for more Elf on the Shelf Classroom ideas, you MUST check out their new Scout Elves at Play Kit.  I absolutely love the idea of this kit. It is loaded with photos of ideas and special props that you can use to make your life easier...

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Christmas Around the World Books

Christmas Around the World Books

  It’s the hap-happiest time of the year. What books will you be reading aloud to celebrate the winter holidays? The holiday season has a way of bringing out the best in everyone, and it presents a unique opportunity to promote appreciation for people of all...

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Dear First Year Teacher: An Open Letter

Dear First Year Teacher: An Open Letter

Dear First Year Teacher, You are halfway done with your first year and you’re probably feeling drained. Do you find yourself wondering what you’re doing? How you’ll keep going? How long until the next break? Don’t worry, Teach, you’re not alone! Check out this graphic...

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Christmas Number Puzzles

Christmas Number Puzzles

When I was teaching, my classroom went into full Christmas mode upon the first day back after Thanksgiving. My classroom was decorated. A cozy fire was on the smartboard when it was not in use. And Christmas carols playing in the background. Best of all, literacy and...

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Polar Express Activity – Shape Train

Polar Express Activity – Shape Train

A family favorite book of mine during the holidays is  The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  And I just love the connections that his book has for reading, writing, and math.  And so I made a fun train project that focuses on shapes to use with your students for...

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Kindergarten Christmas Gift Ideas

Kindergarten Christmas Gift Ideas

So many great holiday projects and gifts were shared in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group that I wanted to do a roundup of all of the great ideas!  So here is our list of Kindergarten Christmas Gift Ideas that are approved by real kindergarten teachers and I am...

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Kindergarten Activities for December

Kindergarten Activities for December

December is always a a fun time to teach kindergarten!  So here are some Kindergarten Activities for December the teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group shared this month! Ms. Metz-Clark from Phoenix, Arizona shared this fun bulletin board.  Students cut...

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Classroom Elf Pros & Cons

Classroom Elf Pros & Cons

Seems like having an elf on the shelf is the latest craze these days and it has become very common to use the elf in the classroom too.  But if you have never done a classroom elf with your class you might have some questions and really need to see the pros and cons...

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99 Things Teachers Really Want for Christmas

99 Things Teachers Really Want for Christmas

99 things a teacher really wants for Christmas. Numbered but in no particular order of importance. to not get sick to not be thrown up on to have enough trash cans for all the students throwing up to get my trash can back from the nurse for students to be sent home...

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Why I Don’t Buy My Students Gifts

Why I Don’t Buy My Students Gifts

OK don't hate me, but I don't usually buy my students Christmas or holiday gifts.  I see all these teachers talking about what they are going to buy their students for Christmas and I wonder how they would react if they knew that I did not buy gifts for my students as...

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Thank You Gifts From Your Class

Free Editable Fingerprint Tree Finding ways to thank those who have volunteered in your class can be a tricky thing.  We are teachers so our funds are limited and yet we want to give them something meaningful!  Thus we have - Fingerprint Trees!  And I have just made...

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