Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and I’m looking forward to pumpkin desserts, orange and red centerpieces, and a glowing fire! The aptly named ‘Turkey Day’ is the perfect time to come together with friends and family, relax with a bountiful meal, and express gratitude for the passing year. Adults and teens often spend Thanksgiving Day together by cooking and prepping for a big dinner, so little … [Read more...] about Fall and Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids!
Fall Theme Activities
Fall offers great opportunities for learning and playing with math. The CORNY MATH booklet assists children with counting, estimation, prediction, and "non-standard" measuring skills (along with a few drawing/writing/pre-writing activities). CORNY MATH - CORNY FACTS Materials needed: One Printable Corny Facts Booklet (per child/small group), a Paper Bag, Super Wikki Stix, Field Corn to Shell, … [Read more...] about #Wikkistix Corny Math – Harvest Explorations Printable Book for Kids!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams is one of our all-time favorite Halloween books. It is not only a wonderfully illustrated story (reminds the reader of countryside cottages and fairy tales), but the story line has a real plot that compels young children to participate! Even if you are not a fan of Halloween, the book is age appropriate and does not have the … [Read more...] about The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – Sequencing Cards & Activity Suggestions
As many of our readers know, I am not a huge fan of the Common Core State Standards as they are written. For now, the CCSS are with us and we must creatively work with the standards to help our children learn and document progress toward achievement. Decomposing the Numbers 1-10 CCSSI K.OA.3 states ``Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using … [Read more...] about Fall Free Printables: Decomposing Numbers 1-10 with Pumpkin Seeds
As Fall approaches, the season offers great opportunities for playing and learning! Creating the Pumpkin Life Cycle crafts below are a wonderful way to incorporate science, literacy (Letter P and Sequencing), and fine motor skills into your fall lesson plans. PUMPKIN LIFE CYCLE - Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing Card Print the sequencing cards (linked above) to heavy paper and laminate for … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Life Cycle and Printable Sequencing Cards for Kids!
Since I work with a mixed-age group of children (ages infant-5), we often get tired of the same fingerplays and poems year after year. Someday, I will combine all the seasonal poems/chants/fingerplays I make-up into one book...for now, here's one we do with our kids in the Fall! 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine -5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a VineMaterials needed: Wikki Stix (orange and … [Read more...] about 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Vine – a created Storyboard Poem for Kids!