Category: 40 Minute Activity

Outdoor Education
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April 24, 2019April 24, 2019

Outdoor Education

Nature Alphabet and Number Line The weather has finally starting looking, and feeling like spring so I have been taking my classes outside more. Today we did a really simple, but fun, outdoor education activity. I wrote the numbers 1-20 in dirt outside our playground. Since I teach different groups, I also scratched the alphabet...

Sensory Activity
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April 18, 2019April 18, 2019

Sensory Activity

Shaving Cream – Cake Decorating My kids love baking and everything baking related. I used this sensory activity so that they could practice their baking and cake decorating skills; however, I used shaving cream as icing and it worked out better than I imagined! I used this at home, but it would work well in...

5 Math Activities for Kids
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April 13, 2019April 13, 2019

5 Math Activities for Kids

I truly believe that making school and learning fun and hands-on is the best way for kids to learn. If they are engaged in an activity then they are more likely to learn, and be happy doing it! The math activities below are all hands-on and have been successfully used in a classroom and home...

STEM for Kids – Animal Cages
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April 10, 2019April 10, 2019

STEM for Kids – Animal Cages

STEM challenges have become very popular in my classes. They are perfect for a hands-on activity that promotes creativity, trial and error, and perseverance. Today students had the chance to be architects and engineers.  I challenged everyone to create a structure/home to keep an animal in. Small groups were given a bin with only clothes...

Math Number Game and Printable
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April 6, 2019April 6, 2019

Math Number Game and Printable

I love teaching math! My students love math and they believe that they are good at math – and they are! That doesn’t mean that they get every single correct, but with the mind frame that they are mathematicians they are willing to attempt questions and approach problems with confidence. One of the benefits of...