Story Sequencing Activities With Pictures For The Fall Season
Halloween | learning and literacy

Story Sequencing Activities With Pictures For The Fall Season

Sequencing is a very typical skill to practice in elementary school –especially in kindergarten, first, and second grade. At the same time, the fall can be such a busy and exciting time for students (and their teachers and parents). Combining picture sequencing activities with a fall theme is a perfect way to marry the two!…

Printable and Digital Sequencing Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade
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Printable and Digital Sequencing Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

Understanding the sequence of events in a story is a critical literacy skill for young learners. This skill starts to develop in preschool, but gets much more sophisticated in early elementary school. Specifically designed sequencing activities for kindergarten and first grade students can help hone those skills. While a preschool student might not be able…

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

Christmas Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten – A Fun and Educational Activity Pack
Christmas | Kids Crafts & Activities | learning and literacy

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….

Thanksgiving Pattern Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten
Holidays with Kids | Kids Crafts & Activities | learning and literacy | Thanksgiving

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…

Christmas Bingo Game Printables – 30 Unique Christmas Bingo Cards + Optional Cut and Paste Board
Christmas | Holidays with Kids | Kids Crafts & Activities | learning and literacy | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas

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…

Halloween Bingo Game Printables For Kids- Pre-Filled Bingo Cards + Optional Cut and Paste Board
Holidays with Kids | Kids Crafts & Activities | learning and literacy | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas

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…

Christmas Bookmarks for Kids Printable
Christmas | Holidays with Kids | learning and literacy

Christmas Bookmarks for Kids Printable

Christmas is my favorite holiday, hands down! It’s also my kids’ favorite holiday so we like to celebrate it in as many ways as possible. I had already made Halloween bookmarks, and they were a big hit, so I decided to make some Christmas bookmarks for my kids as well. Preparing your Christmas Bookmarks {This…

Proofreading Checklist for Students Printable – A Helpful Editing Tool
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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…

Halloween Bookmarks for Kids Printable
Holidays with Kids | learning and literacy

Halloween Bookmarks for Kids Printable

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids. The decorations, the costumes, the candy — what’s not to love?! Anytime you can incorporate learning and literacy into a holiday activity, I’m all for it — which is where these Halloween bookmarks for kids come in. My son is pretty obsessed with chameleons, so I made…