Easy Editing

Easy Editing

Do you do editing with your students? We always do in the context of their writing but have never really done it formally. We encourage students to reread their stories but what exactly are they looking for? Well, we know that explicit instruction is key, so we wanted...

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Tips For Teaching Handwriting

Tips For Teaching Handwriting

Handwriting has been a hot topic in our Simply Kinder Facebook group lately. So we gathered up everyone's fantastic tips for teaching handwriting so they are all in one place for you! Tips For Teaching Handwriting -I constantly repeat the correct way to form the...

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Sight Word Walk

Sight Word Walk

Every once and a while an idea is shared in the Simply Kinder Facebook group we just love and we are excited to bring you another one of those today.  Serena O'Malley shared this fun Sight Word Walk she does with her students each year and shared this fun video of her...

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40+ Of The Best Spring Activities For Kindergarten

40+ Of The Best Spring Activities For Kindergarten

Are you ready to celebrate the arrival of spring? Here’s 40 + of the best spring worksheets, books, free printables, and crafts for Kinders. We’ve got everything from math to science experiments. Includes art projects and Mother’s Day gifts. Your students will love...

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Pattern Writing

Pattern Writing

Pattern writing is such an important concept in kindergarten.  I had to learn to love pattern writing. I have always known that it has such great benefits for students, however, I always preferred narrative or informational writing because it allowed me to learn even...

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Free October Printable

Free October Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It’s such a repetitive word in kindergarten – in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It’s very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free October Writing...

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Free November Printable

Free November Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It's such a repetitive word in kindergarten - in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It's very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free November printable to...

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FREE Halloween Creative Prompts For Young Learners

FREE Halloween Creative Prompts For Young Learners

It’s coming up to the spookiest time of year! Encourage your student’s imagination and get them telling stories with these fun Halloween creative prompts. They can be used as for writing, art classes, or even just a round of good old-fashioned storytelling. Most kids...

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Kindergarten Sight Word Cat Story Worksheet

Kindergarten Sight Word Cat Story Worksheet

Kindergarten Sight Word Story and Worksheet Simple stories that kids can learn to read on their own can be a big confidence booster for early readers. Today I'm sharing a short story that focuses on high frequency sight words. This sight word cat story worksheet gets...

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Free April Printable

Free April Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It's such a repetitive word in kindergarten - in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It's very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free April Writing Printables...

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Dotted Tree Art Learning Activity

Dotted Tree Art Learning Activity

Dot Painting Activity with Printable Tree Art projects are some of my kids' favorite activities, but sometimes the mess of paint and markers can keep us from trying certain activities. One low mess art project we do often is pencil painted dots. It's a great way to...

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Free March Printable

Free March Printable

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It's such a repetitive word in kindergarten - in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It's very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free March Writing Printables...

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Free Spring Sight Word Practice Sheets for Kindergarten

Free Spring Sight Word Practice Sheets for Kindergarten

Are you working on sight words with your kindergarten students? Our free printable sight word practice sheets will engage your learners and help them work on their reading and writing skills. Don’t you just love it when kids suddenly realize they can read? We saw it...

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Favorite Book Free Printable

Favorite Book Free Printable

It's no secret that reading books is a staple activity in every classroom!  And today we have a free printabe for your students to reflect on their favorite book. (Keep reading for information on how to download). This activity would be great to do during Reading...

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Spring Flowers Writing Activity

Spring Flowers Writing Activity

Spring Flowers Writing Activity with Printable Worksheet Celebrate the spring season by decorating your classroom with pretty flowers! As a parent I love walking down the halls of my children's school and seeing the bulletin boards covered with projects the kids have...

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Learn to Write February

Learn to Write February

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It's such a repetitive word in kindergarten - in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It's very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free February Writing...

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January Writing Printables

January Writing Printables

Do you expect your student to learn to write the month every month? It's such a repetitive word in kindergarten - in calendar, on the board, and on their projects.  It's very helpful for the kids to learn to write it and so we have these free January Writing...

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The Day It Rained Hearts: Writing and Reading Activities

The Day It Rained Hearts: Writing and Reading Activities

Writing and reading activities to accompany Felicia Bond’s delightful book, The Day it Rained Hearts. These free printables help Kindergarten students with fluency, reading comprehension and writing. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. This and all articles include affiliate...

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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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DIY Snowman Bank

DIY Snowman Bank

DIY Snowman Bank I love finding ways to reuse containers and bottles.  This DIY snowman bank is the perfect way to reuse those coffee creamer bottles!  This craft is great for all ages and doesn’t require a lot of time or supplies!  Our kindergarten students use these...

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Name Crafts & Name Centers

Name Crafts & Name Centers

Names Crafts and Name Centers are a great way to learn and celebrate the names in your class!  You have our Name Printables bundle and know how easy it is to use, how much time it has saved you, and how it has helped your students learn to write their names, now let's...

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Name Rocks

Name Rocks

Name Rocks!  How much fun are these?  Rocks are the latest crazy it seems like and so it only seemed like a fun activity to help students learn their own name and the names of their peers! We wanted our rocks to have a clear name put on them, so we added some lines so...

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Paint Stick Names

Paint Stick Names

Practicing names seems to be a great way to begin to learn letter names and sounds.  Here is a fun DIY Paint Stick Names activity to help your students become proficient with their name! What you need, with Amazon affiliate links so you can easily prepare to make...

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Monthly Journal Writing Prompts for the School Year

Monthly Journal Writing Prompts for the School Year

Monthly Writing Prompts for the School Year Start the school year with a monthly writing journal for kids. Each month from September to June gives kids the opportunity to draw or color a picture and write short sentences. The prompts are easy for kids to understand...

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