Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs

Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs

Here's a fun idea for your students in the spring - ACTUALLY Incubating Eggs On Your Chairs!  (It's a great motivator to encourage students to sit in their chairs too!   Here's how: ~  Color and cut the eggs (CLICK HERE for the printable above) or use spring...

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Indoor Recess Ideas for Kindergarten

Indoor Recess Ideas for Kindergarten

It's a part of teaching, indoor recess.  But let's be honest, most of us like our time to run to the restroom, make those extra copies, or just take a moment to group. But it happens and so you may be searching for ideas on what to do with your student.  The topic...

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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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Plus 1 and Plus 2 Activity with Ten Flashing Fireflies

Plus 1 and Plus 2 Activity with Ten Flashing Fireflies

Based on the counting book Ten Flashing Fireflies, this FREE Firefly addition activity helps Kindergarten students practice adding on 1 and 2. This is a great way to start teaching Kinders simple addition strategies as they begin building math fluency. Kinders are...

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Butterfly Life Cycle Videos for Kids

Butterfly Life Cycle Videos for Kids

Spring is a great time to watch the magical transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly.  Here is your teacher approved list of Butterfly Life Cycle Videos for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rvGUevGxDk Butterfly...

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Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

One of my favorite things to do every spring is to watch the butterfly life cycle with my students.  They get to excited to learn the steps and stages and really can't believe that a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.  It's a very exciting unit of study. Every year...

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Teacher Approved Easter Videos

Teacher Approved Easter Videos

It's Easter time and a great time to add some bunnies and eggs into your lessons. And so here are your Teacher Approved Easter videos for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZLIiq7B85g B-U-N-N-Y Easter Song by Kiboomers (2:45)...

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Free Easter Bunny Hat

Free Easter Bunny Hat

It's no secret, we love hats!  And we have this free Easter Bunny Hat for you to make with your preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students. This is a simple, two-page printable that your students can color, cut, and glue onto a sentence strip.  The face of the...

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Free March Printable

Free March Printable

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 March Writing Printables...

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Hat

Free St. Patrick’s Day Hat

St. Patrick's Day another fun day in preschool, kindergarten, and first.  It's just fun to wear green, talk about leprechauns, and talk about NOT pinching our friends.  And we have this fun Free St. Patrick's Day Hat for you to download and use with your students. The...

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Easter Egg CVC Puzzles

Easter Egg CVC Puzzles

Do you students love Easter eggs? Every year, my kindergarteners get so excited over all of our Easter themed activities especially the ones with Easter eggs. This year, I added these Easter Egg CVC Puzzles to our center rotation. This activity is a fun and hands-on...

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Kindergarten Homework – Fourth Quarter

Kindergarten Homework – Fourth 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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Incentive Ideas Students Can’t Eat

Incentive Ideas Students Can’t Eat

The other day in the Simply Kinder Facebook group, we were talking about incentive ideas students can’t eat, to give your students that are making good choices. We've gathered everyone's ideas all in one place so it's easy to come back and get the ideas when you need...

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Teacher Approved Subtraction Videos

Teacher Approved Subtraction Videos

Are you looking for some great Teacher Approved Subtraction Videos?  Well, here is your teacher approved list from Simply Kinder!  We have reviewed these videos and they are all perfect for your early childhood students! When You Subtract With A Pirate - Harry...

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Ripped Paper Easter Egg Collage

Ripped Paper Easter Egg Collage

Easter crafts are always fun, and this ripped paper Easter egg collage is a great way to use up all of your scrap paper, and they look great on display too! Ripped Paper Easter Egg Collage This ripped paper Easter egg collage is a craft I've been making for a long...

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Recycled Paper Flowers

Recycled Paper Flowers

The kiddos will love collecting different types of paper for this recycling project. With a few scraps of unwanted paper they can create beautiful bouquets of flowers. I had the kids collect paper for a few days before we started the project. Newspaper, magazines,...

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Free Printable Domino Addition

Free Printable Domino Addition

We've been working hard on our number sense and how numbers work together. We've moved into adding two numbers together and are ready for some extra practice. This free printable domino addition page will help reinforce this concept. I love using manipulative during...

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CVC Words

CVC Words

My kinders are learning all about CVC words right now.  They spend the first parts of the school year learning letter names and sounds.  We have now reached the point where we can take this skill to the next level and begin blending and segmenting words. What are CVC...

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Pot of Gold Addition Mats

Pot of Gold Addition Mats

Even though St. Patrick’s Day isn’t one of the big holidays that we celebrate in our classroom, I always like to add a few fun, themed activities to our centers. For one of our math activities this year, I created these Pot of Gold Addition Mats. They are a great way...

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Free Printable CVC Short E Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short E Puzzles

Last month I shared CVC short a puzzles with you. This month I'm adding free printable CVC short e puzzles to help the students practice their CVC words. These puzzles are helping reinforce our CVC words we've been learning. Their perfect for early finishers, centers...

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19 Creative Resources to Help You Plan A Plant Science Unit

19 Creative Resources to Help You Plan A Plant Science Unit

Kids love planting and getting their hands dirty, so a plant science unit is always fun to teach. Here are some of the best plant activities, books, printables, and videos to make this topic fun and your planning easier. These are perfect for preschool, kindergarten,...

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Rain-Art Umbrellas

Rain-Art Umbrellas

With this fun spring activity your students can learn about spring weather and actually use the rain to change their designs. They'll have a blast creating rain-art umbrellas and watching the colors blend together in the rain. Don't worry, if you don't want to get wet...

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Rhyming Puzzles

Rhyming Puzzles

I always love it when I find centers that can easily be used throughout the entire school year. Students need to consistently review topics in order to properly retain the information. These rhyming puzzles will do just that. This free printable will be the perfect...

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Addition Videos

Addition Videos

Are you looking for some great Addition Videos?  Well, here is your teacher approved list from Simply Kinder!  We have reviewed these videos and they are all perfect for your early childhood students! When You Add with a Pirate - Harry Kindergarten (4:00)...

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