•     Gold coins are great to use for counting pirate or  leprechaun treasure.  We got a whole bunch of them to use in a pirate vowel drop game this summer. Those same gold coins were used to count and add on using the gold coin number work mats  on this kindergarten worksheets I created.… [Continue Reading]

    Kindergarten Worksheets- Gold Coin Number Mats
  •   When I taught second grade, my students always wrote stories about a leprechaun crossing a rainbow from Ireland right to the playground outside our classroom window on St Pattys Day.  I even wrote a version of this story starter for my son. This rainbow crossing file folder game reminds me of those stories. Our… [Continue Reading]

    St Pattys Day Rainbow Folder Game
  • Dr Seuss characters are fun to learn along with on Dr Seuss’ birthday (March 2nd) and well any time of the year really. Children see characters that they know and get excited about getting to play and learn with them outside of their books.  I have created at number for learning games and activities the… [Continue Reading]

    Learning Activities with Dr Seuss Characters
  •       I remember weaving place mats as being one of those holiday crafts for kids that I did often when I was little. In preschool and early elementary school I must have made one for every major holiday. My teachers must have known it was a great fine motor activity! Maybe they just… [Continue Reading]

    Holiday Crafts for Kids- Rainbow Place Mat
  •   We used this truffula tree game board to work on spelling words, but I think it could be used to work on any number of learning concepts. (The Lorax learning mat I shared earlier in the week worked that way too.) By creating file folder game boards without a specific skill displayed on them… [Continue Reading]

    Lorax Truffula Tree Sight Words Game

Kindergarten Worksheets- Gold Coin Number Mats

Kindergarten Worksheets- Gold Coin Math Mats

    Gold coins are great to use for counting pirate or  leprechaun treasure.  We got a whole bunch of them to use in a pirate vowel drop game this summer. Those same gold coins were used to count and add on using the gold coin number work mats  on this kindergarten worksheets I created. It is great when things can be used in multiple Continue Reading

St Pattys Day Rainbow Folder Game

St. Pattys Day Rainbow Folder Game

  When I taught second grade, my students always wrote stories about a leprechaun crossing a rainbow from Ireland right to the playground outside our classroom window on St Pattys Day.  I even wrote a version of this story starter for my son. This rainbow crossing file folder game reminds me of those stories. Our little leprechauns (children) can Continue Reading

Learning Activities with Dr Seuss Characters

Activities with Dr Seuss Characters

Dr Seuss characters are fun to learn along with on Dr Seuss' birthday (March 2nd) and well any time of the year really. Children see characters that they know and get excited about getting to play and learn with them outside of their books.  I have created at number for learning games and activities the feature Dr Seuss characters over the last few Continue Reading

Holiday Crafts for Kids- Rainbow Place Mat

Holiday Crafts for Kids- Rainbow (featured)

      I remember weaving place mats as being one of those holiday crafts for kids that I did often when I was little. In preschool and early elementary school I must have made one for every major holiday. My teachers must have known it was a great fine motor activity! Maybe they just like to have us weave mats! A rainbow woven place mat seemed Continue Reading

Lorax Truffula Tree Sight Words Game

lorax truffulla tree sight words game

  We used this truffula tree game board to work on spelling words, but I think it could be used to work on any number of learning concepts. (The Lorax learning mat I shared earlier in the week worked that way too.) By creating file folder game boards without a specific skill displayed on them we can use them for lots of different Continue Reading

Doctor Seuss Math Game- Lorax Adding

doctor seuss math game lorax adding with file folder

The Lorax is one of our favorite Doctor Seuss books. One year for Doctor Seuss' birthday (March 2nd) I made JDaniel a Lorax lunch. This year I made a fun file folder game with the Lorax for JDaniel. We used this game space to work on addition facts.  It could be used to work on a wide variety of skills. I will walk you through how we used it for Continue Reading

Building Blocks Activity- Creating Shamrocks

Building Blocks Activity Creating Shamrocks

It is amazing how ways you can use building blocks. My son and have created water parks and tall buildings with them. Recently I challenged him to help me create shamrock silhouettes and then select matching building blocks to place on them. We found that the blocks needed to be rotated to get silhouettes that looked close to Continue Reading

Hexbug Rainbow LEGO Track

Hexbug Rainbow LEGO Track

      This past Christmas was the year of the LEGO  influxat my house. We have been  doing a lot of learning activities with them since Christmas. We have have worked on fractions and geometry with LEGOS as well as a number of other activities. Last year was the year of the Hexbug. We have tons of them too. I decide to combine LEGOS and the Continue Reading

Moon With Craters Kids Crafts

moon craters craft- Kids Crafts

      After my son showed me how to make do the Moon Pie moon cycle activity he had done at school, I brainstormed kids crafts that had a moon theme. After all it is fun to craft and snack on moon features. I really wanted the craft to have 3 dimensional element to it. While cleaning out our craft and learning activity closet,  I came across a bin Continue Reading

Open and Closed LEGO Polygon Shapes

Open and Closed LEGO Polygon Shapes

  Earlier in this week I shared a really cool LEGO fraction activity we did over the weekend and I bet you thought I might just be sharing a few more fraction activities. Well, they will come late. ( Yes, I do have a few more.) Just before we started working on fractions we explored some of the geometric concepts he was working on. I shared Continue Reading

Valentine Ideas- LEGO Heart Puzzle

Valentine Ideas- LEGO Heart Puzzle

I thought a creating a heart with a message for my son out of LEGOS would be one of those Valentine ideas that he would think was fun. One afternoon last week I dumped all of his LEGOS out of the LEGO Bucket container I made for JDaniel and searched for the red LEGOS of all different shapes and sizes. I also searched for long white LEGO to build my Continue Reading