Amazon Prime Day Deals for Teachers

Amazon Prime Day Deals for Teachers

Are you looking for the best Prime Day deals for teachers?  Simply Kinder has / will have you covered with all the details and deals! This article (and most) on Simply Kinder does contain affiliate links that we do earn a commission off of.  Clicking these links does...

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Red, White, and Blue Printable Game for Kids

Red, White, and Blue Printable Game for Kids

Red, White, and Blue Printable Game for Kids Celebrate summer holidays with a red, white, and blue printable game for kids. We're counting down to summer break with just a couple weeks of school left, but I couldn't wait to jump into summer activities here on the...

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Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Summer is just around the corner and I know that I am beyond excited to cross some items off of my summer bucket list!  I try to relax as much as possible, have a ton of fun, and be somewhat productive during my two months away from school and kiddos.  I think it is...

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Professional Development Books for Kindergarten

Professional Development Books for Kindergarten

Are you looking for some Professional Development Books for Kindergarten or early childhood teachers?  We've gathered a list of the most popular PD books out there right now. These books are great to read during summer, back to school, or really any time of year (a...

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Back To School Tips: 6 Things to Do Now to Make B2S Easier

Back To School Tips: 6 Things to Do Now to Make B2S Easier

Do you need simple ways to prepare for back to school over summer break? We've got 6 back to school tips that will make your teacher life easier in the coming year! A little work now will make a HUGE difference later. Click through to see our tips and FREE printables....

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Class of Free Printable

Class of Free Printable

Happy end of the school year friends. Just a quick little freebie for your that is located in our Teachers Pay Teachers store! Use one of these free "class of" printables as a cover a memory book or writing journal or to just relax and color at the end of the school...

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Father’s Day Questionnaires

Father’s Day Questionnaires

Did you have your students fill out their Mother’s Day Questionnaires for their moms, grandmas, and aunts this year?  Many of you asked if we could make Father’s Day Questionnaires too. In this download, there are 2 different versions of the questionnaire for dads,...

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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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Free Summer Vacation Writing Pages

Free Summer Vacation Writing Pages

I'm sharing a fun activity that we do in the final days of the school year. Let's face it, summer vacation is on everyone's mind so why not write about it! The kids are always so excited for this one. We sit down together and brainstorm a bunch of ideas of what we...

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Surfing Addition Puzzles

Surfing Addition Puzzles

The weather is warming up and swimsuit season is almost here! Let's get in the mood with these fun surfing addition puzzles. These will have your students excited and engaged, ready to practice addition facts. Surfing Addition Puzzles comes with twenty different...

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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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How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online

How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online

So you want to How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online?  The question of how to do this and where to start comes up sometimes in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group and so I thought it would be fitting to help you all get started. Open up a Teachers Pay...

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So You Want to Start a Teacher Blog

So You Want to Start a Teacher Blog

So you want to start a teacher blog?  I know this feeling because I had it about 4-5 years ago when I started Simply Kinder.  I wanted a place to share my ideas and a place of my own to connect with teachers.  It's a very powerful thing and you can have one too.  And...

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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

I love a good professional development book over the summer and the year I joining up with some of my online friends to discuss the book Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck. After I chose chapter 4 to write a reflection on, I thought “Why on Earth did I pick the chapter...

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Washer Frame for Father’s Day

Washer Frame for Father’s Day

The project is courtesy of the amazing preschool teachers Ms. Stacy, Ms. Katie, and Ms. Anne Marie who have spent the last year with my son.  But this Washer Frame for Father's Day that they made for my husband was just too cute not to share! This project was so...

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Tips For Teachers To Financially Survive the Summer

Tips For Teachers To Financially Survive the Summer

One of the sad realities of being a teacher is trying to survive the summer months on a budget. So here are some ideas to help you make it through the summer with as little financial stress as possible. Tips For Teachers To Financially Survive the Summer Prepay your...

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7 Easy Minute To Win It Games for Kinder

7 Easy Minute To Win It Games for Kinder

The end of the year is a great time to have fun with our students, making memories they will possibly remember for a very long time. However, unstructured fun can lead to mass chaos quickly. Here are 7 Easy Minute To Win It Games for Kinder to play with your kinders...

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Free Summer Journal

Free Summer Journal

We have worked so hard to get our students writing this year and I always worry that it will be lost over the summer.  So I created this Free Summer Journal to send home with your students so they can write a little bit each day. I made them with a half page and full...

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76 Things Teachers Really Want at the End of the School Year

76 Things Teachers Really Want at the End of the School Year

As the end of the year is quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of things teachers REALLY want to happen during the last last weeks and days of school.  So here are 76 Things Teachers Really Want at the End of the School Year. 1. All of...

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Free Summer Reading Logs

Free Summer Reading Logs

Motivating students to read during summer can be a tricky task especially as the teacher.  And so I made some free summer reading logs to share with you and have some ideas for you to set up your students to be successful during the summer. Sign your students up for...

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Get Your Principal To Send You To A Conference

Get Your Principal To Send You To A Conference

With the summer just around the corner, it is time for teachers to start thinking about some of those big summer conferences!  But let's be honest, many schools have cut down our funding for professional development. How To Get Your Principal To Send You To A...

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Alphabet Countdown Ideas

Alphabet Countdown Ideas

As the year comes to an end we look for ways to celebrate with academic twists.  These Alphabet Countdown Ideas will take you through the last 26 days of school to review the alphabet and have some fun. Alphabet Countdown Ideas Letter A Apples - Eat apples and talk...

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Teaching: New Year, New You

Teaching: New Year, New You

No one ever said that you have to keep your classroom exactly the same way all year and mid-year is a great time of year to implement some of those changes that could really impact the climate and culture of your class!  It's a new year so be a new you with your...

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Frog Street Splash

Frog Street Splash

I was very lucky to have been invited to Frog Street Splash and a blog ambassador before the 2015-2015 school year!  So I packed my bags and headed to Splash and attended the BEST early childhood conference I have ever been to! 1.  The classes were AMAZING!  Frog...

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