HeidiSongs Review + Giveaway and Promo Code

HeidiSongs Review + Giveaway

Among my favorite music for classroom learning is HeidiSongs. Children love music and movement in the classroom, and I love to find music that also teaches the skills children need to know, such as math and literacy. HeidiSongs has several CDs and DVDs that do just that: teach skills while children move and sing. The creator, […]

Literacy Assessment Awards

Syllable Assessment for Pre-K

I recently posted Alphabet Assessment Awards, and these Literacy Assessment Awards are the next set of mini awards for showing your students’ progress. Children can take these home to show their progress to their families. This set of awards includes assessments of syllables, rhyming, and oral blending. Syllables Assessment Show children each picture and have […]

Easter Treat Bag Toppers

Easter Treat Bag Topper with bunny candy

Here are some treat bag toppers for Easter! These make such easy gifts for a class. They could also be used for kids to give to their friends. To make the treat bags, just print out the treat bag topper you like, and cut around it. Fill a zip bag with treats (either snack size or […]

Easter Play Dough Mats

Easter Play Dough Math Mats

Today I’m sharing these new Easter Play Dough Counting Mats which join the growing collection of Play Dough Math Mats. I also have another Play Dough Math Mat set with a Spring rabbit and many more Easter Activities. To use these mats, just print them and protect them by either laminating or slipping into page protectors. My preference […]

The Pigeon Counts! Game

Pigeon Counting Game

Here’s a simple math game you can use as a book-tivity with any of the Pigeon books by Mo Willems. The newest Pigeon book was released today, April 1st! The new book is called The Pigeon Needs a Bath! (this is an Amazon affiliate link). To play this game you will need some small cubes, […]

Alphabet Assessment Awards

Alphabet Assessment Awards lowercase letters

These printable alphabet assessment awards will help you determine which children know letters and also inform parents of their progress. No matter how many letters they do know, children will feel a sense of accomplishment when they take home an award or happy note to show their parents. Each award is a half sheet of […]

Transportation Pattern Block Mats

Transportation Pattern Block Mats

These new pattern block mats include an airplane, train, car, boat, and space shuttle to go with your Transportation theme. Children use these mats with standard pattern blocks (available in educational supply catalogs). They can place the pattern blocks directly onto the mat or recreate the design on the table beside the mat. I have included […]

Easy Quilts to Make with Kids

Easy Quilts to Make with Kids

Today’s post is written by Bren, a contributor to PreKinders. We make these easy-to-make quilts for our P.J.’s and Pancakes Day. I show the preschoolers several real quilts with a suggestion that they can make a pattern on their quilt with the fabric squares if they want. Materials Needed: Felt squares (one per child) Heat […]

Leprechaun Play Dough Mats

St. Patrick's Leprechaun Play Dough Mats

Here are some Leprechaun Play Dough Counting Mats that your prekinders are sure to enjoy during St. Patrick’s Day. There are more counting mats on my play dough math mats page, so be sure to check them out. Print the mats and either laminate them or slip them into clear page protectors. I usually put them in page […]

Making Donuts: Cooking with Kids

making donuts, cooking with kids

We recently made mini donuts for a cooking activity in my class. Most of the time, we use no-cook recipes, but using a donut maker meant we were able to actually bake something in class for the first time. I had one of those mini donut makers that I bought a while back in a department store […]