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Paint with cookie cutters and work on letter recognition at the same time.

Painting with Cookie Cutters - No Time For Flash Cards

Such a fun homemade toy! Kids can move the boards to create all kinds of tracks ramps for their toy cars! ~ Buggy and Buddy

Water Sensory Play: Polka Dot Soup from Fun at Home with Kids

Water Sensory Play: Polka Dot Soup


The First Grade Parade: I Survived Week 2 How About You?!

Letters in your name graphing activity.

Mrs. Bohaty's Kindergarten Kingdom: Let's Learn our Names!

Paint Like Seurat--Easy Pointillism for kids

How to paint like Seurat for kids

DIY Mix and Match Magnetic Robots! Create a crazy version of Mr. Potato Head for your kiddos from Fun at Home with Kids

Mix and Match Recycled Robots

This is a good idea for kindergarten. But know your kids. This may be better as a whole group activity at first until you know the fly swatter will only be used for sight word purposes and not hitting each other! 0154

Kindergarten Rocks!: CREEPY - CRAWLY THINGS!

String + Tape: Invitation to Create | Bambini Travel

String + Tape: Invitation to Create

Sunny In Kindergarten: Behavior Management: Individualized I Love the lanyard token board!

Sunny In Kindergarten: Behavior Management: Individualized

for a cute display in the under the sea cave. Take a picture of the boys and add a straw and frame so they become deep sea divers. Girls could have a crown and long hair (wool) so they become mermaids

Be Different...Act Normal: Summer Parties for Kids

Ask parents at the beinning of school year to bring in 10 assorted food lables. Have the students sort them by alphabetical order and place them in a sheet protector--this way you can add more later as they come in. Glue tem on construction paper with the letter and laminate. Place them in the room so that students can look for words during your Read The Room Center!

From Kindergarten With Love

good way to display art. cheap/ easy, recycle boxes

Casa Maria's Creative Learning Zone

Picasso Faces, line art + collage, good for younger & assisted work, creative collaboration, & the 'pass it around game'

Le DADA de l'Enfant Terrible: Art face

Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.

Give Me Five Behavior Management Posters

40 Children's Books that teach courage. Age ranges from infant to elementary! Perfect for character building lessons around Memorial Day and other holidays celebrating our country.

Children's Books that Teach Courage - Carrots Are Orange

Earth Day Hands Around World Kids Paint Craft - cute way for kids to show they care about the environment!

Earth Day Hands Around World Kids Paint Craft

Painting with spinning tops: A fun and unique art activity for children of all ages!

Paint with Tops - I Can Teach My Child!

guided reading table with dry erase circles - Great for math stations with me.

Polka Dot Kinders: Last Chance & Cribs: Classroom Edition

Playdough Mr. Potato Head fun! This is a great idea, especially when the youngsters don't have the fine-motor skills to get the pieces in and out of the holes in the plastic potato! I wish I'd thought of this earlier!

potato-head play-dough