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Initial Consonant Blends – An Interactive Digital Phonics Word Building Activity for First Grade

My son’s first grade class has been learning initial consonant blends. They’ve done a lot of cutting and pasting to form new words, which is great. Still, I wanted to put together a digital phonics activity that would help him review initial consonant blends without leaving scraps of paper (or letter tiles!) all over the …

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Christmas Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten – A Fun and Educational Activity Pack

With the holidays in full swing, I’ve been looking for fun and educational Christmas Activities for my preschool son. I started creating an activity or two at a time. By the time I was finished, I had a boatload of Christmas activities. These Christmas activities are really targeted for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. …

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Thanksgiving Pattern Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten

Learning exclusively at home has been our reality for the past 8 months, so I’ve really doubled down on creating materials for my preschooler. These Thanksgiving pattern worksheets for preschool and kindergarten students came largely out of the need to entertain my preschool son (and teach him something!) while my older kids were Zooming with …

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Christmas Bingo Game Printables – 30 Unique Christmas Bingo Cards + Optional Cut and Paste Board

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I like to incorporate it into EVERYTHING in our house. Sure, there’s Christmas music and decorations, but I also like there to be Christmas stories, games, even Christmas “educational” activities–which is where these Christmas Bingo Game printables come in! Christmas Bingo games are great for kids’ Christmas parties. They …

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Halloween Bingo Game Printables For Kids- Pre-Filled Bingo Cards + Optional Cut and Paste Board

Since we’ve been home so much, I’ve been looking for every excuse possible to celebrate and make things special. We are doing Halloween BIG this year! These Halloween Bingo Game printables are one of many festive Halloween activities I have planned for my boys. Halloween Bingo games are great for Halloween parties, but for the …

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Proofreading Checklist for Students Printable – A Helpful Editing Tool

Teaching writing skills to kids involves a lot of repeating oneself over and over again. Did you use capital letters? Did you use punctuation? Did you check for misspelled words? Etc. etc. etc. Finally, I decided to just create this proofreading checklist for my students (aka my two oldest kids) because I was tired of …

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I-Spy Halloween Activity for Preschool & Elementary School Students

My kids (a preschooler and two elementary schoolers) LOVE playing I-Spy.  “I spy with my little eye, something… ORANGE!”  They also love the Eye Spy / Look-and-find books. Starting around age two, these activities have been popular in our house. My oldest is eight and he’s still very much into them, with no end in …

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How to Turn Family Movie Night (or Day!) into a Fun Educational Activity

Since the addition of Baby Boy #4, I’ve relied a lot more on movies to help me manage our chaos. This is especially true now that schools here have been out or virtual for six months and counting. Because of this, I’ve been looking for ways to make our movie nights (or movie mornings, or …

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