Category Archives: Holidays

Valentines for your Valentines

Looking for a quick, fun, and easy Valentine’s Day card to give your students? Here’s one idea—individual Conversation Hearts Bingo games. There are 32 different boards, and a message (page 10) you can run off on the back of each … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Kaylee Rodgers sings a Christmas Hallelujah

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Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day gives us all a chance to remember and think about those who serve and protect us in some of the most horrific conditions imaginable.  Much of the time they are thousands of miles away from home, family, and … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

In a hurry?  Need some cards for your students quick?  Here’s a little Valentine’s Tic Tac Toe card you can run off .  It’s one-sided so there’s room on the back for a little note or lots of space to … Continue reading

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Christmas Stockings

Here’s a simple, fun, and educational  activity for your kiddos.  Students learn some of the common design elements of the Pennsylvania Dutch style, and use the information to create a cut-and-paste Christmas stocking.  Directions, tracers, and background information are all … Continue reading

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May Day Flowers

Just in time for May First, Mother’s Day, and all those blooming flowers during the month of May—here comes May Day Flowers, a language arts thematic unit that will immerse your children in the history of European May Day celebrations, … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Bird Nest Baskets

These sweet little baskets are sturdy, simple, and easy to make, and they are strong enough to hold a couple of chicken eggs, and plenty of jelly beans or small chocolate eggs. There are three different sets of directions included, … Continue reading

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Pot of Gold

When I was working with remedial students, I used monthly themed “flashcards” to help them practice specific words or skills we were working on at the time.  Although I didn’t use flashcards much in my regular classrooms, I found they … Continue reading

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Colonial America Natural Resources–Magnetic and Flannel Board Materials

I love flannel and magnetic board materials.  I’ve used them for LOTS of things.  Here’s a set of Magnetic Flannel Board pieces of resources used by the early American colonists.  Set them out for center play, group activities, and story telling.  … Continue reading

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Theodor Seuss Geisel

These easy to make and wear hats will liven up your celebrations of Theodor Geisel’s birthday on March 2. Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904-September 24, 1991) was born in Springfield, Massachusettes.  He published 46 books for children during his … Continue reading

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