Characters and Setting Posters

I saw these posters in a first grade classroom and thought their simplicity made them effective. And they’re pretty darn cute! Click here to view this same teacher’s main ideas vs details poster.

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Sorry this one turned out blurry!

Spring Ten Frames Worksheet!

Ten Frame- Bunny STICKERThe following worksheet will help kids review their understanding of numbers by coloring in ten frames to represent numbers (20 or less). This page would be fitting for kindergartners or struggling first graders.

Click here for the free printable PDF: Ten Frames – Bunny

Counting Shamrocks

Counting Shamrocks STICKERI haven’t made anything for kindergarteners lately. And when I saw this cute mouse clip art, I just HAD to do something with it! And here’s my creation… counting shamrocks! Students should fill in the missing number (sequenced 1-16) and then write how many shamrocks there are total. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Click here for the free printable PDF: Counting Shamrocks

Free Christmas/Winter Graphing Worksheet (Kindergarten, First Grade)

I Can Graph the Pictures- Winter 1 STICKER

Oh, how good it feels to get free stuff! Today’s freebie is a holiday graphing worksheet for kindergarten or first grade. Make a graph using the data collected from counting cute pictures. Click here for the free worksheet: I Can Graph the Pictures- Winter 1

Free Christmas/Winter Graphing Worksheet (Kindergarten, First Grade)

I Can Graph the Pictures- Winter 3 STICKER

Merry Christmas everyone! I do love the holiday season… it’s definitely my favorite time of year! In the spirit of the season, I present you with another freebie…a holiday graphing worksheet for kindergarten or first grade. Make a graph using the data collected from counting cute pictures. Click here for the free holiday worksheet: I Can Graph the Pictures- Winter 3

Click here for more fun and free Christmas/Winter stuff for kids!

Holiday Graphing Page (Kindergarten, First grade)

I Can Graph the Pictures- Winter 2 STICKER

I do love holidays! And, any excuse to sneak holidays into school work is fine by me! Hence, I give you another fun graphing worksheet for kindergarten or first grade. Use the pictures to fill in the graph with data. Click here for the free worksheet (PDF): I Can Graph the Pictures- Winter 2

Holiday Crafts for Kids

December is my favorite month. By far. If’s full of the best holidays of the entire year! And there are so many cute kids crafts for Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter. Here are some of my favorites:

 

1. Melted Snowman

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Santa Barbara Snowman: This activity was easy-peasy and made a neat and funny craft. Living in sunny Southern California, we don’t really have opportunities to make snowmen, so using a simple pre-printed sheet with the outline of a puddle and an overturned paper bowl the kids made their own melty, sunshine snowmen. They put the usual accessories on, with the exception of the sunglasses, and then wrote a sentence about where their snowman should move to or what happened to him. A lot of bang for the buck. (source)

2. Paper Plate Wreaths

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Cut the center out of the middle of a paper plate. Cut green construction paper into squares, and glue the first layer of green paper around the edge of the plate. Keep layering the green pieces and add some red small pieces for berries. Great preschool and kindergarten craft for the holidays! (source)
3. Popsicle Stick Menorah
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Glue craft sticks to construction paper and make a cute and super easy Hanukkah craft for kids. Then spread glue above the craft sticks and sprinkle glitter to light the menorah. Love it! (source)

Scissor Practice Activity (Cute Paper Hedgehog!)

There are always kids in preschool and kindergarten who need a little extra practice using scissors. So here’s a perfect activity… making an adorable paper hedgehog! Click here to see the tutorial.