Dental Health Videos

Dental Health Videos

Dental Health month is among us and what better way to support your dental health instruction than a list of teacher approved dental health videos. Exactly….NONE! Each of these videos really drives home the importance of taking good care of your teeth by brushing and...

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Teacher Approved Weather Videos

Teacher Approved Weather Videos

Weather is a fun topic to teach. Kids love it because they experience it everyday! Of course they also love learning about the weather extremes like tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes. The following  videos range in complexity from simple introductions of daily...

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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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Growing Ivory Soap Science Experiment

Growing Ivory Soap Science Experiment

Science experiments are always fun, hands-on ways for young children to learn.  In this Growing Ivory Soap Science Experiment, students will watch as a simple bar of soap expands as it is cooked.  This simple science experiment for kids is sure to be one of your...

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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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Bat & Spider Videos for Kids

Bat & Spider Videos for Kids

It’s that time of year again! Many of us are teaching about bats and spiders in our classrooms. Your students are going to LOVE these (mostly non-fiction) Teacher Approved Bat & Spider Videos for kids. They are packed with incredible pictures and videos of real...

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Apple Science and Stem Activities

Apple Science and Stem Activities

Apple week is really one of the first times you get really do a good thematic unit for the new school year and so it is a favorite amongst teachers everywhere.   And Apple Science is one of my favorite parts to Apple Week and so I wanted to share with you some of the...

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Free Johnny Appleseed Hat & More

Free Johnny Appleseed Hat & More

Simply Kinder loves hats and so we could not pass up the time of year for a Free Johnny Appleseed Hat! The hat comes with several options.  First option is for both hats and that is to allow the kids to color or print the pieces onto color paper.  I give you the...

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Teacher Approved Apple Videos

Teacher Approved Apple Videos

  It does not really feel like Fall unit you have taught apple week in your classroom.  Apples are such a fun topic because it really is the first time for the school year you get to do a fun thematic unit where the kids get to integrate science and do some taste...

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Exploring the Parts of a Pumpkin

Exploring the Parts of a Pumpkin

Every year, we take a field trip to the pumpkin patch.  It is one of our favorite trips, because we get to see how pumpkins grow and pick our own from the patch.  Before taking our trip, we learn all about pumpkins and spend time Exploring the Parts of a Pumpkin....

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Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

My most favorite field trip that we take as a class each year is to the pumpkin patch. There’s just nothing like Fall.  The kids just get the biggest kick out of getting to choose a pumpkin from the patch to bring home and we always learn so much about the fruits and...

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Earth Day Videos for Kids

Earth Day Videos for Kids

Earth Day Videos for Kids Earth Day is coming soon and so we wanted to give you a teacher approved list of Earth Day Videos for kids.  Several of these videos tie in perfectly with all of the Spring themed lessons we are all teaching, life cycles, insects, and...

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Leap Year Videos for Kids

Leap Year Videos for Kids

I have to admit, it's slim pickings for Leap Day videos for kids. So I found a few that are almost perfect for your classrooms and noted the times of which you should play them. Leap Year Videos for Kids This article contains the following Simply Kinder resources to...

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Groundhog Day Videos

Groundhog Day Videos

Groundhog Day is just around the corner.  So here are some Groundhog Day Videos you can show with your class that are quick and meaningful! These groundhog day videos have been watched and are kindergarten approved! 2018 Groundhog Ceremony (21:44) Watch full coverage...

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Plant Activity

Plant Activity

Gettings students really engaged in your lessons can be tricky sometimes.  So here's a great lesson put in your file cabinet (or pin board) to get kids talking about the parts of a plant and to taste some yummy vegetables!   Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli is a...

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Fun with Peeps!

Fun with Peeps!

Fun with Peeps!!!  Here are 10 activities to do with your students and those tasty treats Peeps! 1.  Eat them and describe how they taste!  Use your senses! {The above Senses Activity can be downloaded for FREE from the preview from our Peeps Science Journals!) 2....

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13 Candy Heart Activities

13 Candy Heart Activities

Candy Heart Activities are perfect for the month of Valentine's Day!  So many opportunities for science, literacy, and math that your students will LOVE! So here are 13 experiments (or learning activities)  to do with candy hearts! 1.  Dissolve them in different...

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Planting Pumpkins in Kindergarten

Planting Pumpkins in Kindergarten

It's that time of year... time to plant pumpkins in kindergarten!  Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons I have learned over the years to make this as easy as possible for all! Let's start with what you need: You will need: - a medium size bag of potting soil  (one...

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Magic School Bus Science Kits!

Magic School Bus Science Kits!

I seriously am in love with these things and I brought them to Vegas to show all my teacher friends how we are missing out on this amazing resource in our classrooms! My love for these started at home.  I had a homeschooling friend who emailed me and said... "Hey Jen,...

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Earth Day, Kinder Registration, DIBELS & Freebies!

Earth Day, Kinder Registration, DIBELS & Freebies!

Here's what's happening now in my little world!  Wheh… there has been so much the last week or two but I have even more fun stuff coming in the next few weeks!  SO excited!  Anyways. I did a post last year about what we do in my class for Earth Day and we are doing...

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Pumpkins Activities for Kindergarten!

Pumpkins Activities for Kindergarten!

I just love pumpkins and so this is one of my favorite times of year to be a teacher!  So I am here with some pumpkin resources for your that I know you will love! There are so many great pumpkin books... Pumpkin, Pumpkin, The Littlest Pumpkin, and I could go on and...

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Pumpkin Book Report Freebie!

Fall is such a fun time to mix books and pumpkins and family time!  So here's a project to get you started! I usually send these home during Fall Break or about 2 weeks before October 31st!  I show the students my sample as showing in the image above. If you are...

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