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
All of these websites are great!
a year of many firsts: summer review websites for kids
Water Sensory Play: Polka Dot Soup from Fun at Home with Kids
Water Sensory Play: Polka Dot Soup
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!
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
The Best Part of Me (writing prompt) This is a great prompt for expository writing; not to mention a beautiful bulletin board display.
Science Notebooking: Hallway Display Idea
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
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!