Earth Day FREE
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A Science Mini-Unit: Living and Non-Living
This is a quick little unit that teaches children about living and non-living things. I find that most kindergartners can almost always tell you what things are living and what things are non-living, but they cannot tell you why. And there are definitely some tricky ones--for example, most of my kids think that a tree is non-living. And then there is always the discussion of non-living versus dead. They will sometimes say things like, "The rock is dead." So I explain that in order to be…
Living things: Science and my first freebie!
We will begin our unit on "The Needs of Living Things" after Christmas break, but I like to start out the unit by talking about the differences between living and non-living things. While students think they are pretty good at identifying living and non-living things, the question I pose to students is, "How do you know?" I've come up with 4 simple questions for students to ask themselves when determining if something is living... Does it eat? Does it need air? Does it grow? Does it…
Living Non Living Freebie
This freebie is a simple coloring sheet with a cute song about Living and Non Living things. This is a fun way to review these concepts. The song is sung to the tune of Frere Jacques and my kids love singing it each year!! The clip art is all from mycutegraphics.com Thanks and enjoy!
Living and Nonliving - Sarah's Teaching Snippets
Our first science mini-unit is about living and nonliving things. It’s a great way to transition into our next unit about plants (we focus on apples). After teaching them about what makes something living and singing this song about it, we go outside and search for living and nonliving things. Students fill out this chart ... Read More about Living and Nonliving
Plants and Animals Everywhere
Parts of a plant: we did this in Playschool a few weeks ago with kids ages 1-5 and took our time talking about the various things a plant needs to grow as we added each one and then our labels. We added a label for the stem, one for the leaf, and the petals. For the flower petals we used cupcake liners, a great activity for kids especially preschool age that's interactive, educational, and fun! A great precursor to planting real flowers or plants in the classroom or home as we did yesterday!
Invitation To Create: Build A Bug
Build A Bug! Open ended creative insect paper craft for kids. Great for color recognition & fine motor development. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Teaching Kids to Count On in Addition- Freebie!
Here are several tips on how to teach children to count on to solve addition problems, plus a fun free download to help practice it, called Counting On Addition Eggs! This freebie has a fun spring egg and chick theme, … Continue reading →
The Needs of an Animal (song for kids about 4 things animals need to survive)
THE NEEDS OF AN ANIMAL The 4 needs of an animal WWW.HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM Hip songs & videos for the K-2 classroom! *Disclaimer: Videos produced and sha...
Living and Nonliving Sort Freebie
This cute little sort can be used whole group or in small group to sort pictures of living things and non living things. Black and white and color included. :) Enjoy!
Exploring seeds in the gardening center
We have spent several days exploring seeds and today we started off by reading the book "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle... After reading the book, we explored a variety of different kinds of seeds. We started out by looking at
The Tiny Seed : Eric Carle Inspired Art
I did this project with a group of Kindergartners in our co-op as a part of an Eric Carle author study. We spent some time looking through his books, talking about his collage technique using painted sheets of tissue paper, and seeing how he does it in his studio (in The Art of Eric Carle - great book from our library). Then we tried our own version of the flower that grew from The Tiny Seed. First, we needed to paint several sheets of paper. I used acrylic paint on copy paper to have a…