Thanksgiving Pattern Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten
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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…

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids Printable {Free!}
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids Printable {Free!}

After quite the year, the festive season is finally upon us! Halloween kicks off three months of nonstop holiday celebrations in our house, especially this year. We are fortunate to have pretty mild weather in October, so I put together this Halloween Scavenger Hunt printable for my kids to use while we walk around the neighborhood…

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

Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt List Printable (Free)
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Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt List Printable (Free)

Driving around and looking at Christmas lights is such a timeless Christmas tradition that’s fun for all ages. Since we have a pretty big family, we’re big on activities the whole family can enjoy together. This Christmas lights scavenger hunt list printable allows us to milk just a little more fun and time out of…

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

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…

The Best Gifts for Kids Stuck at Home
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The Best Gifts for Kids Stuck at Home

In general, I’m a huge fan of experience gifts and other non-toy gifts for kids. With four boys, the stuff piles up so quickly. However, if we’re going to be stuck at home all winter with whatever viral grab bag is circulating, I want to have plenty of things to entertain the masses. Hence, the…

I-Spy Halloween Activity for Preschool & Elementary School Students
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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…

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

Writing Prompts for Elementary Students — Especially Boys!
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Writing Prompts for Elementary Students — Especially Boys!

Writing is an essential skill! Strong writers are far more likely to find success in school and in the career world than weak ones. One of the best things you can do to help your elementary student improve their writing skills is to provide them with plenty of opportunities to practice. These writing prompts for…