Snow Days

Snow Days

Snow days are a lot of fun but they don’t mean the learning has to stop.  Here are some ways to learn when you are stuck at home and out of school due to snow. Sight Words Have your child practice writing his/her sight words in the snow.  They can use a stick they...

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Ice Fishing For Sight Words

Ice Fishing For Sight Words

Winter themed activities make the long, cold months pass in a flash. We reserve a special time in January to study cold weather animals and sports. One fun way I've found to incorporate sight word practice is with the Ice Fishing for Sight Words activity. Luckily you...

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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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January Writing Printables

January Writing Printables

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 January Writing...

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Kindergarten Homework – Third Quarter

Kindergarten Homework – Third Quarter

Homework driving you crazy?  Tired of pulling things together at the last minute and feel like it's boring and not meaningful?  Simply Kinder has you covered with our Kindergarten Homework with Weekly Family Games!  Keep reading and learn how to get your first week...

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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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Syllable Sort – Free

Syllable Sort – Free

Understanding syllables can be tricky for some kindergarten students.  The best way to learn them is to practice, practice, practice!  This free winter syllable sort will help you gain an understanding of where your students are with this phonological skill. Why are...

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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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Puffy Paint Polar Bear Craft

Puffy Paint Polar Bear Craft

Are you doing a unit on Arctic animals or just looking for a creative winter craft? This Puffy Paint Polar Bear Craft is a easy-to-make and fun to create. How To Make A Puffy Paint Polar Bear Craft: Supplies: Small Paper Plate Shaving Cream White Glue Small Bowls...

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3 Snowman Math Sheets for Kindergarten (free printable)

Celebrate winter with these printable snowman math sheets. This FREE set will help your Kindergarten students practice their basic math skills during the winter! As an added bonus we've added in some great snowmen storybooks and learning activities as well. This and...

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Easy Winter Math Sheets for Kindergarten (free printable)

Easy Winter Math Sheets for Kindergarten (free printable)

We're all about snowmen in this free pack of winter Math Printables. This free set will help your students practice their basic math skills during the winter! As an added bonus we've added in some great snowmen storybooks and crafts as well. Do you need some easy...

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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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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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100th Day Videos

100th Day Videos

Is it your 100th Day?  Or maybe you are just looking for some videos for counting?  Either way, here is your teacher approved list of 100th Day Videos for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.   Most of them count to 100 by 1’s but we included a few that include...

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Teacher Approved Math Videos

Teacher Approved Math Videos

Are you looking for great teacher approved math videos for counting, addition and other math concepts in kindergarten? This was a very popular topic of discussion on the Simply Kinder Facebook Group  recently and there were some great recommendations. We've taken...

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Dress Up for the 100th Day

Dress Up for the 100th Day

This is one of those articles that is inspired by the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group.  There are a few days a year that TONS of teachers in the group share their photos and the 100th Day of School is definitely a fun one.  Especially when you dress up for the...

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Inauguration Activity

Inauguration Activity

Do y ou want to do an Inauguration Activity but are not sure what to do?  Do you want to acknowledge the day but not open up a can of worms with your students about politics?  Simply Kinder has you covered with this free Inauguration Day book. It is an easy to...

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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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Martin Luther King Videos

Martin Luther King Videos

Some topics are difficult to talk about in kindergarten and first grade.  We want to teach kids about history, but we don't want to share some of the horrific details because it is just not developmentally appropriate.  And so here is a teacher approved list of Martin...

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Free Kindergarten Homework

Free Kindergarten Homework

As teachers we want homework to be meaningful.  We want homework to enrich what you do in the classroom.  And let's be truthful, we want homework to not be a burden to the teacher.  And so here is two weeks of Free Kindergarten Homework that I am sure will take all...

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Martin Luther King Kindergarten Printables

Martin Luther King Kindergarten Printables

It's not each to talk about certain topics in kindergarten and first grade.  We want to teach history, ideas, and definitely teach the truth BUT we also want to guard our little ones.  And so here are some Martin Luther King Kindergarten Printables that will work...

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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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