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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Free Printable CVC Short O Puzzles

Free Printable CVC Short O Puzzles

We've added our free printable CVC short O puzzles to our center rotation this month. These puzzles are perfect to help the students reinforce our CVC words we’ve been learning. Their great for early finishers, centers or small groups.  There are twelve puzzles and...

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New Years Videos for Kids

New Years Videos for Kids

A new year is upon us and so we gathered a list of Teacher Approved New Years Videos for Kids.  Whether you are celebrating at home with your own family, or a Noon Year celebration at school when it is in session, these videos will help you set the tone! (They were...

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The Gift of Nothing: Simple Writing and Drawing Activities

The Gift of Nothing: Simple Writing and Drawing Activities

Writing and drawing activities for Patrick McDonell's delightful book, The Gift of Nothing. Free printables help encourage classroom discussion and conversations about friendship. Invite your students to use their imaginations to think about how they can give nothing...

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Back to School Kindergarten Star Classroom Printable

Back to School Kindergarten Star Classroom Printable

Back to School Kindergarten Star Classroom Printable This fall many kids will be returning to class after a fun summer break while others will be stepping into the classroom for the very first time. Welcome them with a little treat on their desk letting them know that...

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Dear Parents…How to Get Your Kindergartener Ready

Dear Parents…How to Get Your Kindergartener Ready

  Dear Parents, Summer vacation is drawing to a close. Some of you may be thinking 'No!!' while others are thinking "Yay!!". That's okay either way! But, I was thinking as I went out shopping for school supplies today that you might be a little bit nervous about...

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I Spy Numbers Free Printable

I Spy Numbers Free Printable

This I Spy Numbers free printable is a fun choice for math time or anytime when you need a quiet activity. This I Spy Numbers printable is non-seasonal, so you can pull it out any time of the year that you need to. The number one through six are mixed together and...

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Back to School Apple Tree Classroom Decoration

Back to School Apple Tree Classroom Decoration

Back to School Apple Tree Decoration We recently had a fun contest at my son's school that included decorating the classroom door for the teachers. My son is a Kindergartner and I was in charge of decorating the door with my fellow room-mom. We did an apple tree theme...

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10 Ways To Build A Classroom Library On A Budget

10 Ways To Build A Classroom Library On A Budget

10 Ways To Build A Classroom Library On A Budget Watching your students find a book they love and just can’t put down is incredible. It melts every teacher’s heart. But finding those incredible books for your classroom isn’t always easy…or cheap.  Stocking a classroom...

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Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Today some amazing friends and I are celebrating TEACHER APPRECIATION with this amazing giveaway! We want to give one lucky person a new mini eraser storage container, 10 sets of mini erasers (including donuts, mermaids, and pineapples), and $250 in Teachers Pay...

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6 Tips for Pumping Breast Milk at School

By Lindsay Whitman Drewes, Mom of 2 and Former Teacher At 8 weeks old, I left my first son to return to school. Luckily there was only one week until summer break began. Then at 18 weeks old, I left my son again to start a new school year. I planned on breastfeeding...

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Huge Kindergarten Giveaway

Huge Kindergarten Giveaway

  Today some amazing friends and I are celebrating KINDERGARTEN with this amazing giveaway! We want to give one lucky person a new mini eraser storage container, 10 sets of mini erasers (including donuts, mermaids, and pineapples), and $350 in Teachers Pay...

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Dress Up for the 100th Day

Dress Up for the 100th Day

This is one of those articles that is inspired by the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group.  There are a few days a year that TONS of teachers in the group share their photos and the 100th Day of School is definitely a fun one.  Especially when you dress up for the...

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Inauguration Activity

Inauguration Activity

Do y ou want to do an Inauguration Activity but are not sure what to do?  Do you want to acknowledge the day but not open up a can of worms with your students about politics?  Simply Kinder has you covered with this free Inauguration Day book. It is an easy to...

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Marble Maze: Kindergarten STEAM Activity

Do you ever feel intimidated by the physical science standards? You’re not alone.  Give most of us plants or animals and we’ll teach our hearts out. Force and motion?  Not always the case. That’s why I love simple forces and interactions lessons that meet the...

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Sight Word Train Center

Sight Word Train Center

Unfortunately, for many the days of traditional play in kindergarten are long gone. But as kindergarten teachers, we know how important play is and so we find ways to incorporate reading, writing, and math into those play-based centers. And so here is an idea for your...

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Merry And Oh So Bright Note Freebie

Merry And Oh So Bright Note Freebie

Our Thankful for My Students Freebie was so popular, we had to make a holiday version.  And so we came up with this Merry and Oh So Bright Note for you. Students and parents will treasure this little note you can give them.  It really gives you a chance to recognize...

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Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles

Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles

One of my favorite things about the winter is hot cocoa. It is seriously the best and always enjoyed. I thought I would tap into my love for this wintertime treat and make these Initial Sounds Hot Cocoa Puzzles for you and your students to enjoy. I have no doubt that...

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Christmas Around the World Books

Christmas Around the World Books

  It’s the hap-happiest time of the year. What books will you be reading aloud to celebrate the winter holidays? The holiday season has a way of bringing out the best in everyone, and it presents a unique opportunity to promote appreciation for people of all...

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Turkey Counting Printables

Turkey Counting Printables

Whether you are planning a Thanksgiving learning unit or just have students that are crazy about turkeys (who could blame them, turkeys are awesome) these turkey counting printables are perfect for this time of the year. These simple counting printables are fun for...

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Do NOT Buy These Back to School Supplies (For Real)

Do NOT Buy These Back to School Supplies (For Real)

Consider this article a public service announcement on behalf of early childhood teachers everywhere.  With the back to school season upon us, we want everyone to get the best value and the best quality for their money. We will, of course, take whatever donations we...

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End of the Year Songs

End of the Year Songs

As the end of the year approaches, you may be looking for some end of the year songs to sing at a performance or for classroom celebrations.  So we searched You Tube and found you these amazing performances and came up with these great End of the Year Songs great for...

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Kindergarten Activities for December

Kindergarten Activities for December

December is always a a fun time to teach kindergarten!  So here are some Kindergarten Activities for December the teachers in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group shared this month! Ms. Metz-Clark from Phoenix, Arizona shared this fun bulletin board.  Students cut...

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