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These ideas and activities are the perfect way to keep your young child engaged through play and learning.

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The beginning of the school year is a busy time filled with teaching expectations and procedures. However, it is also a time to celebrate just how diverse and important each student is to your classroom!  Just like a box of crayons, each student plays an important role in the overall picture.  For this reason, I love to read crayon-themed picture books to help set the tone and build classroom community.

Crayon-Themed Picture Books and Activities

These crayon-themed picture books are perfect to share at the beginning of the school year as you build your classroom community.

There’s something fascinating about the night sky. To help my son see more than just a sky full of “twinkle, twinkle little stars,” I checked out some great books on stars from our local library… More

If I Was A Constellation

There’s something fascinating about the night sky. To help my son see more than just a sky full of “twinkle, twinkle little stars,” I ...

Kids love to play dice games! Add these math activities to your centers, math rotations, or fast finishers bin to boost engagement. There is also a digital option for Google Slides so students can play the games in the classroom or at home.

Math Dice Games - Printable and Digital

Kids love to play dice games, but some teachers shy away from them due to management issues and lack of time. When you combine dice games your students

With so much going on in the world, it can be hard to feel brave. I want my kids to know just how strong they are. That despite their size, they can find the courage to face their fears. Sometimes I like to turn to a book when I can’t find the words myself. Here are some great books about bravery and courage. Best Books List, Great Books, Scaredy Squirrel, Growth Mindset Book, The Kissing Hand, Monster Under The Bed, Facing Fear, Humpty Dumpty, Library Card

Children's Books about Bravery and Courage

Here are some great children's books about bravery and courage. These help send a message to kids that they are strong enough to face their fears.

Because we're all teaching brand new procedures this school year.

These Videos Help Students Understand How to Wear a Mask

Wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. These mask videos for kids and teens explain how and why to wear one.

This Line of Symmetry Butterfly Craft is a fun process art activity and will be a great addition to your butterfly unit this year. Preschool Art Projects, Preschool Art Activities, Kindergarten Crafts, Spring Activities, Process Art Preschool, Kindergarten Art Lessons, Butterfly Project, Butterfly Crafts, Butterfly Art

Line of Symmetry Butterfly Craft

This Line of Symmetry Butterfly Craft is a fun process art activity and will be a great addition to your butterfly unit this year.

How To Produce Elementary School Much More Enjoyment Thinking About Incorporating Sensory Activities Into Your Classroom? Find out About The 5 Benefits Of Sensory Play, And Grab Some Ideas To Get You Started Sensory Bins, Sensory Activities, Hands On Activities, Sensory Play, Free Activities, Motor Activities, Toddler Activities, Kindergarten Teachers, Kindergarten Activities

Sensory Activities in Kindergarten - Teaching With Heart

Over the last year or so, I have become intrigued with sensory play. When I first began teaching, I thought sensory play had no place in a kindergarten classroom simply because I couldn’t find where it would “fit” into our curriculum. Also, (I’m not going to lie) it scared me! The idea of giving my ... Read More about Sensory Activities in Kindergarten

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Back To School Student Gift - Primary Playground

It’s always exciting getting to meet your new students for the year at meet the teacher night. It gives the new students a chance to see a little piece of their classroom and their teacher for the new year and gets them excited to come back to school. To start the relationship off on a […]

These math dice games allow students to practice math in a fun and engaging way. All games have a printable and digital option. Once taught, these games can be played independently while kids practice the skills taught.

Math Dice Games - Printable and Digital

Kids love to play dice games, but some teachers shy away from them due to management issues and lack of time. When you combine dice games your students

 Try a few new ideas for making leaf prints… Awesome Fall Science + Art activity! Try a few new ideas for making leaf prints and show your kids some of the science of leaves… Continue Reading → Kids Crafts, Science Projects For Kids, Science Activities For Kids, Fall Crafts For Kids, Science Art, Art For Kids, Camping Activities, Autumn Art Ideas For Kids, Fall Crafts For Preschoolers

Leaf Rubbing Activity: Art & Science Project

Leaf rubbings -- a favorite art & science project for kids from preschool to teens! How to make leaf prints with tracing, foil, wax paper, crayons & pastels!

Benefits of play based learning

Benefits of Play Based Learning

Have you heard the term 'play based learning'? I'll be answering some questions about learning through play and the benefits of play based learning.

Are you ready to try goal setting with your students this year, but not sure how to start? Grab an inspiring picture book to help set the tone! Here are some picture books for goal setting that might just inspire your students to dream big! Homework Incentives, Whistle For Willie, Affirmations For Kids, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Student Behavior, Leader In Me, Classroom Language, Student Motivation

Picture Books for Goal Setting

Are you ready to try setting goals with your students this year? These picture books for goal setting can help you get started!

When kids play logic or strategy games, they are developing critical thinking skills. They find patterns, predict outcomes, and make on-the-spot decisions. This is great exercise for the brain. Here are some of our favorite games that build thinking skills. Many of these games could be used in the classroom, too! Card Games For Kids, First Grade Activities, The Game Is Over, First Grade Reading, Traditional Games, Critical Thinking Skills, Strategy Games, Classroom Fun, Family Games

Games That Build Thinking Skills

Here are some of our favorite family games that build thinking skills. Many of these games could be used in the classroom, too!

Looking for a fun activity to practice names with your students. Make these fun Paint Stick Names to practice letters. Includes free prinatable!

Paint Stick Names - Simply Kinder

Looking for a fun activity to practice names with your students. Make these fun Paint Stick Names to practice letters. Includes free prinatable!

There is no such thing as a boy book or a girl book. Books are for everyone! Kids should be able to grow up and follow their own dreams, not one that society thinks they should pursue based on their gender. We have been adding several books to our collection over the past few years that help break gender stereotypes and I want to share some of our favorites with you. Best Books To Read, Good Books, Primary Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Gender Stereotypes, Book Organization, Books For Boys, Tough Guy, Teaching Strategies

Children's Books That Help Break Gender Stereotypes

There is no such thing as a boy book or a girl book. Books are for everyone! Kids should be able to grow up and follow their own dreams, not one that

Math fact practice can be fun and engaging with math mazes. Students identify and color true math facts to follow the maze from start to finish. There are printable and digital math mazes for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These are great for math centers, morning work, fast finishers, homework, and more. You can even try a free sample! Math Resources, Math Activities, Math Fact Practice, Fast Finishers, Math Facts, Morning Work, Multiplication, Teaching Tips, Math Centers
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Math Mazes

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