Space Picture-Word Cards

Space Picture Word Cards

Print these Space Picture Word Cards for your writing center during a Space Theme. Words included are astronaut, space shuttle, telescope, meteor, asteroid, satellite, Earth, moon, sun, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, and Pluto. (Pluto is now a dwarf planet.) This set has 17 word cards. Find more word card sets in the Picture Word Cards collection. How to […]

Billy Goats Gruff Visual Discrimination Game

Billy Goats Gruff Visual Discrimination Cards

This Three Billy Goats Gruff game will help your students learn and practice visual discrimination skills. Visual discrimination is a very important skill for pre-readers to learn, and is a skill often forgotten in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Visual discrimination helps children distinguish between things that look similar, such as certain letters, numbers, and shapes. […]

Polka Dot Art

Polka Dot Art in Pre-K

Polka dot art is a fun exploration with paint for prekinder kids and it’s also a great fine motor activity. I was originally going to call this pointillism art, like the technique used by Seurat. Then I decided that polka dot art would sound more interesting to preschool kids. I still think it’s a great idea […]

DIY Giant Letter Tiles: Cricut for Teachers

DIY Giant Letter Tiles

Here’s how to make DIY giant letter tiles for your Pre-K, Preschool, or Kindergarten students. Children can use these in the block center or as a table activity. Kids could spell their name, spell words, match letters to letters, match objects to letters. In the state where I teach, we have to have classroom materials that are […]

5 Senses: Blindfold Games

Blindfold Games to Teach the 5 Senses

These blindfold games will help your students explore the sense of sight while learning about the five senses. These activities help children understand their sense of sight is important, and what it’s like without seeing. Check out more of my Five Senses activities here. How to make Blindfolds An easy way to make blindfolds is with stretchy knit fabric (like […]

5 Senses: Taste Test Activities

Salt & sugar taste test: explore the 5 senses

These two taste testing activities will help your students explore and learn about the sense of taste. Check out more of my Five Senses activities here. Salt & Sugar Test The salt and sugar test is a very simple, quick activity to explore how our sense of taste can detect a difference between two things when our […]

5 Senses: Scent Hunt Game

5 Senses: Scent Hunt Game

This 5 Senses activity teaches children about the sense of smell in a fun way. It’s similar to write-the-room, only in this game, children smell the room! In this game, children will move around the room, sniffing pictures posted around the walls and/or furniture, and decide whether it has a scent or not. Check out more […]

Gummy Bear Math Printables

Gummy Bear Sorting

These gummy bear math printables will help your Pre-K and Kindergarten kids practice sorting, counting, and patterns. Its a quick-prep activity (as long as you have gummy bears on hand). Just print the pages, add gummy bears, and you’re ready. I used the “classic” gummy bear colors of red, orange, yellow, green, and clear. These colors […]

12 Favorite Tips for Teachers

12 Favorite Teacher Tips by

Here are a few of my favorite teacher tips! Some of these you may have heard of, some maybe not. Please add your own helpful tips in the comments section below! We can all help each other out. 1. Use felt scraps for dry erase lapboard erasers. I cut felt scraps into squares for the […]