Category: 40 Minute Activity

Stem For Kids – Structure Challenge
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January 20, 2019January 20, 2019

Stem For Kids – Structure Challenge

Kid’s love STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) challenges. I love the hands-on learning that occurs with them. This was a fun activity that I did with several kindergarten classes, ages 3-6. We have been reading some books about how cold it is where polar bears live. Although these animals are specially adapted to their...

Kindergarten Worksheets – Roll and Build a Snowman
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January 17, 2019January 17, 2019

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...

Craft Ideas for Kids – Printmaking
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January 13, 2019January 15, 2019

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...

Pre-K and Kindergarten Activities – Plasticine Mini Unit
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January 6, 2019January 6, 2019

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...

Holiday Science Experiment
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December 15, 2018December 15, 2018

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...