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These ideas and activities are the perfect way to keep your young child engaged through play and learning.
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Activities for The Little Books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
If you need some stories to engage and entertain your young readers, look for The Little Books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This trio includes Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink. These books put a fun spin on some common childhood predicaments that your students will enjoy! Keep reading to find some fun activities you can pair with each book.
When kids play logic or strategy games, they are developing critical thinking skills. They find patterns, predict outcomes, and make on-the-spot decisions. This is great exercise for the brain. Here are some of our favorite games that build thinking skills. Many of these games could be used in the classroom, too! Big Kids, Play, Ideas, Games, Games For Kids, Strategy Games, Activity Games, Games To Buy, Independent Games
Games That Build Thinking Skills
When kids play logic or strategy games, they are developing critical thinking skills. They find patterns, predict outcomes, and make on-the-spot decisions. This is great exercise for the brain. Here are some of our favorite games that build thinking skills. Many of these games could be used in the classroom, too!
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Ways to Encourage Kindness in the Classroom
Kindness is so important, but doesn't come easily to everyone. Here are some easy ways to encourage kindness in the classroom.
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Ways to Foster Gratitude in the Classroom
If you want your students to switch their mindset from one of entitlement to one of gratitude, you need to model and instill a community in your classroom that values that trait. Here are three 3 ways to foster gratitude in the classroom.
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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Activities
When kids must decide who goes first, they often turn to a quick game of Rock Paper Scissors. But have you ever wondered how that game got started? Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex teamed up to offer a humorous take on the game. Here are a few activities to pair with The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
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Create Your Own Word Search Puzzles
This word search maker allows you to create a variety of puzzles for your own list of words. Enter your list of words, select the difficulty level, and choose a clipart image to create your puzzle and answer key.
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Your Name is a Song Book Activities
Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Luisa Uribe is a celebration that reminds us of the beauty, history, and magic behind names. I want to share a few name activities you can pair with this book. These would be perfect for Back to School activities, but they can be used any time of year.
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Ways to Practice Spelling and Sight Words
Are you looking for new ways to practice spelling and sight words? Here are several activities you can try in the classroom or at home with your kids. Your kids will have so much fun practicing their words!
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Children's Books That Have Been Turned Into Movies
Reading children's books that have been turned into movies can entice your most reluctant readers. Here are some picture books and chapter books with movie adaptations.
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How to Make Candy Graduation Cap Pops | Skip To My Lou
candy graduation cap tutorial from skip to my lou
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LEGO Maps Building Challenge - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
LEGO Maps Building Challenge - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
the dice game is an engaging activity for kids to practice their math skills and help them learn
Math Dice Games - Printable and Digital
These math dice games allow students to practice math in a fun and engaging way. All games have a printable and digital option. Once taught, these games can be played independently while kids practice the skills taught.
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Different Versions of Little Red Riding Hood
The story of Little Red Riding Hood has been a staple in homes and classrooms for decades. But, did you know that many authors have adapted the story? Some books represent different cultures from around the world, while others just put a humorous twist on the original. Whether you're reading these stories to compare and contrast or just for fun, here are some of my favorite versions of Little Red Riding Hood.
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I Have Ants in My Pants Activities
I Have Ants in My Pants by Julia Cook is about a boy who can't sit still no matter how hard he tries. This book includes helpful tips for teachers and parents. I have a few activities you can pair with this book, too!