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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Easy Classroom Greenhouse

Easy Classroom Greenhouse

Investigating plants and seeds is a perfect spring activity. Buying special equipment to start and grow seeds kept me from doing such projects for a long time. With a few simple materials (most of which you probably already have) your class can create their very own...

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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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Five Senses Nature Walk

Five Senses Nature Walk

Fall is the perfect season to go on a Five Senses Nature Walk.  The air is crisp, the trees are changing, the animals are active, and it is the perfect temperature to be outside.  I love finding opportunities where I can take our learning outside. Our Five Senses...

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Paper Plate Spider Web Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Spider Web Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Spider Web Craft for Kids When apple art and leaf crafts are complete it's fun to move on to spider, bat, and pumpkin themes. Today I'm sharing one of my favorite craft themes for kids with a fall spider craft! This cute paper plate spider web craft...

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Marble Roller Coaster Stem Project

Marble Roller Coaster Stem Project

Students of all ages love to ride rides. In this science activity, kindergarteners get to explore hands-on design as they build roller coasters for marbles. They'll quickly become engrossed in trying to make loops and hills in their mini roller coasters. Through trial...

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Free Earth Day Hat

Free Earth Day Hat

Are you teaching about the Earth or celebrating Earth Day with your preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students?  Here is a free Earth Day Hat (or two) for your students to show the world what they learned about. We actually give you two versions of this hat....

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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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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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Free Groundhog Day Hat

Free Groundhog Day Hat

Groundhog Day is a just a silly holiday that is so fun to celebrate in kindergarten, preschool, and first grade!  The idea of a groundhog picking the season is just silly.  We want to help you celebrate with this fun and  Free Groundhog Day hat! Students will love...

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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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Teddy Bear Picnic Simple S.T.E.A.M. Worksheets

Teddy Bear Picnic Simple S.T.E.A.M. Worksheets

Teddy Bear Picnic Printable Worksheets Bringing a favorite stuffed friend to school has been an activity my kids look forward to every year. Some days it's just a movie afternoon with pajamas and popcorn while other times it's a day of teddy bear picnic themed...

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Total Eclipse Information for Teachers

Total Eclipse Information for Teachers

It's so important for us as teachers to really take advantage of the special learning opportunities in the world. And so to make it a little easier, we pulled together the Great American Total Solar Eclipse Information for Teachers!  Hopefully it will make teaching...

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Eclipse Videos for Kids

Eclipse Videos for Kids

Whether you are preparing for a specific eclipse or just learning about them, this video list is for you!  Check out our teacher-approved videos for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students!  (All content and video appropriate or otherwise noted!) Not sure...

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Videos About Plants

Videos About Plants

Spring time means plants in kindergarten and so here is your teacher approved Videos About Plants list from Simply Kinder! From a Seed to a Flower (2:12) This short video shows the basic parts and needs of a flowering plant using playdough. It provides a wonderful...

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Recycled Peel Chia Monsters

Recycled Peel Chia Monsters

    Who doesn’t love a fun lesson that includes making your own monster, protecting the Earth and growing an easy plant? This lesson lets kids have fun creating silly monsters while learning about recycling and the needs of plants.     This lesson...

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How To Make A Paper Plate Earth Day Craft

How To Make A Paper Plate Earth Day Craft

Earth Day is April 22nd this year! It’s a great time to teach your students all about the Earth and how we can help keep it clean. After reading books and talking about recycling, picking up litter, planting trees, and other things we can do as a class, we like to...

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Parts Of A Plant Free Printable

Parts Of A Plant Free Printable

My kids love working on our plant unit and so here is a free Parts Of A Plant Free Printable for you. We plant beans and watch them grow, record our findings and learn all kinds of fun things about plants. I start the unit off by making an anchor chart with a picture...

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Free Recycling Sort

Free Recycling Sort

As part of Earth Day, we are learning about the 3 R's, reduce, reuse and recycle and so we wanted to share with you this Free Recycling Sort. It's an easy and engaging activity for the kids to help them understand the concept of sorting. We actually used the free...

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Wind Vane Weather Investigation

Wind Vane Weather Investigation

Fall is a great time to focus science lessons around weather and severe weather.  In many areas, fall is the high time for severe weather such as tornadoes, floods, lightning, and hurricanes. The national weather service has put together dates for severe weather...

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Paper Bag Kite Craft

Paper Bag Kite Craft

Can you believe it's almost Spring? I love any opportunity to get my Kinder's outside after a cold winter, and this paper bag kite craft is always a really poplar activity. We love to combine this activity with the book 'Curious George Flies a Kite'. I love that it's...

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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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