Autograph Beach Ball

Autograph Beach Ball

An autograph beach ball is one of my favorite end of year activities to do with my students.   I've been doing it for years and still love it!  And so we wanted to share with you how we do it and give you a free flyer to get your class to donate beach balls. We start...

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Mother’s Day Spring Flower Craft for Kids

Mother’s Day Spring Flower Craft for Kids

Mother's Day Spring Flower Craft April showers bring May flowers, for Mother's Day! Here's a cute spring craft that kids can make in the classroom to show their moms, dads, or grandparents how much they care. These colorful flowers set on paper can also be added to...

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Mother’s Day Questionnaires

Mother’s Day Questionnaires

Are you looking for a special Mother’s Day gift for your students to create for their moms, grandmas, or aunts this year? These Mother's Day Questionnaires make the best presents. They are heart-felt and the kids’ answers are always adorable. Parents will love looking...

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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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Spring Short and Long Vowel Puzzles

Spring Short and Long Vowel Puzzles

I LOVE spring. It is such a happy time of the year. Flowers are in bloom, the grass is green, and outdoor recess does wonders for the soul. These Spring Short and Long Vowel Puzzles will be the perfect addition to your literacy centers this year. Your students will be...

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Easter Comparison Printable

Easter Comparison Printable

Are you ready for Easter? It's certainly one of the more fun holidays and kids do love it very much. We have prepared a Easter comparison printable, a gentle learning printable pack that asks the kids to look and compare Easter themed objects. Easter Comparison...

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Leprechaun Trap Project

Leprechaun Trap Project

So many fun activities to do for St. Patrick's Day.  If there is one thing we know about leprechauns, it's that they like rainbows, clouds, and gold coins.  And so why not encourage your students to create a trap and try to catch one?  In...

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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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Oh, The Places You’ll Go Printable

Oh, The Places You’ll Go Printable

One of my favorite books is Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss.  It's such a fun that has such a great message for people of all ages.  I also love the illustrations and colors the book uses, so fun and upbeat.  And so here is a free Oh, The Places You'll Go...

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Seuss Door with Free Balloon

Seuss Door with Free Balloon

It's March and that means an author study for Theodor Geisel.  It's a great time to read all books Seuss and many schools accompany it with some fun activities. One activity this year is a door decorating contest.  And so we wanted to share our door with you that...

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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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Fun Dr. Seuss Games for Learning

Fun Dr. Seuss Games for Learning

March is a great time to celebrate Theodor Geisel (or Dr. Suess!)  We have rounded up 12 Fun Dr. Seuss Games for you to do with your class.  These are not printables, worksheets, and crafts - they are games that are great for working on literacy, math, and so much...

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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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Printable Flower Mazes

Printable Flower Mazes

We can't wait for the flowers to start blooming! It is all about flowers in this pack of Printable Flower Mazes. It's a perfect set to keep the kids busy on snowy or rainy days when they just can't go outside and play. Printable Flower Mazes Ready to find your way...

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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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Cinco de Mayo Videos for Kids

Cinco de Mayo Videos for Kids

I love incorporating short videos into our lessons and so here is your Cinco De Mayo Videos for Kids.  All of these videos are content appropriate for little learners and will provide some educational value to your day! Cinco de Mayo Videos for Kids You may...

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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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Plastic Egg Recording Sheets

Plastic Egg Recording Sheets

Lots of friends in the Simply Kinder Teacher Group have been preparing Easter centers for their students and so I thought we could all use Plastic Egg Recording Sheets! Two versions are made open ended so you can write any concepts on the plastic eggs. And then split...

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St. Patrick’s Day Videos

St. Patrick’s Day Videos

Here are some "Simply Kinder approved" St. Patrick's Day Videos.  These videos will support a basic understanding of what St' Patrick's Day is as well as review some academic concepts.  Sometimes it's hard to find videos that are appropriate for kids... St....

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Literacy Spirit Day Ideas

Literacy Spirit Day Ideas

It seems like most school usually plan at least one or two spirit weeks per year but coming up with spirit day ideas can be daunting.  So here is a list of literacy spirit day ideas to help you think outside the box!  Some of these day are just fun and others are...

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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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