Kindergarten Worksheets – Roll and Build a Snowman

Kindergarten Worksheets – Roll and Build a Snowman

With the snow on the ground, my students are constantly talking about snowmen! I wanted to build on this interest in the classroom with this hands-on snowman math activity. Each student received a container with all of the parts of their snowman. I also handed out a yellow sheet of paper. I find when students have this sheet for activities like this, they keep their materials contained on the sheet and there is less that gets lost. Click link below for free kindergarten worksheets for this activity. On the carpet, I modeled our game with everyone before handing out the...

Craft Ideas for Kids – Printmaking

Craft Ideas for Kids – Printmaking

I have seen printmaking done in many different ways, but this was by far the easiest and most effective that I have tried. This activity could easily be done at home or in a classroom setting.  I did this activity with over 100 kindergarten kids and they were all successful in creating a beautiful print.  I love that with this printmaking, everyone starts with the same idea, but each final print is unique.  When I look for new craft ideas I always try for this individuality, especially when I am working with children.  I started our activity by modelling an example...

Easy Science for Kids

Easy Science for Kids

I love how simple, but exciting this experiment is. It is really easy science for kids to do at home, or school!  All you need is water, clear cups, oil and food colouring!  There is so much learning that happens with this experiment, from learning about how oil and water interact to colour mixing and density.  There was a lot of excitement in the room as we did the experiment.  Many students commented, as they did their experiment that it reminded them of fireworks. I filled a cup 2/3 full with water. I also filled another very small cup with...

Pre-K and Kindergarten Activities – Plasticine Mini Unit

Pre-K and Kindergarten Activities – Plasticine Mini Unit

I have been the kindergarten specialist (aka. kindergarten specials/kindergarten prep teacher) at my school for several years now, and I love my job!  I try to make my kindergarten activities hands-on and filled with new learning experiences.  We had a great week working with plasticine!  This mini unit includes, art, science and even some math activities broken into five 40-60 minute lessons – perfect for teachers who cover prep periods.  I did these lessons with 4 classes of 25-30 kids ages 3-6.   Day 1 – Monday I stared the unit by reading “The Party” by Barbara Reid.  The book serves...

Felt Quiet Book

Felt Quiet Book

I wanted to create something special for my nephew that he would hopefully, be able to use for many years.  I love the idea of quiet books, so I decided to create one just for him.  This was my first attempt at a felt quiet book, but I am so happy with how it turned out!  Most of the book is put together using hot glue, but there are a few areas that I strengthened by sewing.  Majority of the materials that I used for the book I was able to find at a dollar store.  I had a few...

Holiday Science Experiment

Holiday Science Experiment

With Christmas right around the corner, my students are getting excited for the holidays – I am too!  For my science class today, I decided to keep with the Christmas theme and did a holiday science experiment.  Students became surgeons/doctors/scientists for this activity.  I later did the activity at home with my own kids and they loved it too! To start, I used lemon jello and poured it into tin pans. I used roughly one jello pack to make 3 pans and then sprinkled a few of the mini decorations into each pan.  The more gems/mini decorations that you add...