Crafty Paper Roller-Coaster

Seeing this project made my heart melt. This is a craft I saw in a kindergarten class. It’s a paper roller-coaster! The teacher talked about primary colors and then let them use strips of colored construction paper to build roller-coasters! They used card stock for the base and regular white glue to build the coaster. I just love it!


I took these pictures a few days after they did the project, so the paper isn’t as strong and got kinda floppy. Sorry!

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What You Need to Know About Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Here’s a free worksheet for kids that discusses the history and significance of Mother’s Day. Reading comprehension questions at the bottom. A huge thank you to all those loving moms out there!

Click here for the free printable PDF: Mother’s Day

Teacher Memes/Cartoons- 11

Clock Buddies (Updated)

Here’s a great way to arrange 12 partner options for each student BEFORE you need it! Print this page on a sheet of colored card stock (so it’ll last the entire semester/year). Tell students to make an appointment with 12 different people (one for each hour on the clock). Be sure they both record the appointments on their clocks. Tell students they can only make the appointment if there is an open slot at that hour on both of their clocks. Then when you need to do partner work, you can call out “10 o’clock buddy!” and everyone will know who to go work with.

Click here for the free printable PDF: Clock Buddies PDF

clock buddies

Land Forms Tortilla Map

Here’s a cool idea I saw recently: After learning all about the different land forms in the US, one teacher had each kid make a map of the USA using permanent marker on a tortilla and then adding marshmallows, Twizzlers, brown sugar and frosting. Cool, huh!?land forms on a tortilla copy

Learn How To Draw

Ok, let me be real with you. I’m not a great artist… not even close. But that doesn’t mean I can’t teach kids to enjoy drawing. Here are some links to pages to help you with this endeavor:

Printable pages to teach/encourage simple drawing

Drawing Animals (Web pages that show step by step) 

Drawing owls (This project is a favorite of mine)

Simple animals (with printable, see below)

Best Birthday Party Ever (grammar practice worksheet)

You’re never done reviewing principles of grammar! Enjoy this free grammar practice worksheet!

best birthday party ever- grammar worksheet

What You Need To Know About Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

No, Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexico’s independence day. That’s on September 16. Here’s a free worksheet to help kids learn about Cinco de Mayo. Comprehension questions at the bottom.

Click here for the free printable PDF: Cinco de Mayo