What routines do you have to celebrate each new school day? In our kindergarten classroom, we incorporate a variety of ways to show numbers throughout out morning meeting so students get familiarized with number concepts.
I begin our morning meeting by giving clues about who our special helper is for the day. I keep the students names on a ring, and we flip the name tag each day for a rotation. The tags are shuffled once we make our way through the stack. Our school mascot is a Titan, so the special student is referred to as the Titan of the Day. I share what letter the child's name starts with, how many syllables it has, what it rhymes with, etc., based on what we are learning about in phonics. Once the Titan of the Day is revealed, s/he helps with our number of the day activities. The first job is to drop a cube into the pocket chart. Then the child writes how many tens sticks and ones cubes are in the pockets. The class looks on and counts along.
The Titan of the Day's next job is to place a dot on the ten frame. We show the number with our hands to make a connect to counting with our fingers by tens. For each math tool that we use, students chant to repeat after me. For example, I say, "Look at the ten frame! Let's count by tens!" This gets them used to the math terms and tools.
The next stop is the hundreds chart, where the child moves Mr. Count to his next number square. Side note: He has sticky tack on the back, the kids get a kick out of "tickling his belly" (pushing on his belly to make him stick) and placing him on his head or upright...it's the little things....
We have a number line above our board, and we slide the arrow over each day. The kids count along with me, one by one, as we hold up our fingers for each number.
Now, here's the most exciting part! Meet Uni-Zero! Get it? Uni, 1; zero, 0?! She's my spinoff of Zero the Hero. I just really like unicorns and rainbows, okay? Anyway, she gets a little stir crazy each time she hears us say "zero" in our number of the day activities. It's crazy! She starts to wiggle around and whispers things in my ear! She has a magical bag with her when she arrives! (Hello, Target and Bullseye's Playground.) Every time we have a zero in our number of the day, she brings us something that is shaped like a zero! Here's a list of some of things she has brought:
Smiley Face Stickers
Egg Mini Erasers
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
I peek inside of her bag to give clues about what is inside. Then I pass out the treat. The kids know to hold it in their hand and wait until everyone gets their surprise. Then we do a magic spell with Unizero! I chant, and they repeat, "Boppity Boo! Dipity Dount! Unizero is here! To help us count!" Then we eat the food, ring the bell, put the ring or sticker on...you get the picture...then BAM! We start counting alllllll of the way to our number of the day! The kids go crazy!
We just love our number of the day routine in our classroom. I hope your students enjoy the magic, too! Stay tuned for how we celebrate the 100th Day with Unizero! It's quite the party!
As a side note, to help with number concepts, we also create number crafts throughout the school year. When we get to the tenth day, making rocket ships to celebrate how we are SOARING with our counting skills seems appropriate. Students enjoy the challenge of counting to ten and then counting BACKWARDS from ten!
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The first weeks of kindergarten means learning new routines and school rules. Building relationships and setting boundaries right away is key to a successful year of learning, so today I'm sharing some helpful hints and tricks for getting the year off to a great start! What students should know first and foremost is that when they enter their classroom, their teacher sees them as a friend, smart, amazing, special, adorable, sweet, and LOVABLE!
The idea that we are a class family is largely emphasized in our classroom. To start our year, students bring in family pictures to place on our cupboards for the school year. This allows for them to "meet" each other's families and share things about the members of their families with one another. The display is used frequently, as we oftentimes make connections to the people we love most throughout our learning!
At our school, we implement Ron Clark's house system. On the first day of school, students spin the wheel of Titan PRIDE to reveal their house! Students earn points for their house and are rewarded for having the most points. This system encourages making new friends, teamwork, and inclusion.
Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart. We often refer to having happy hearts in our classroom. For example I say, "Oh, that makes my heart so happy!" when I see students sharing or using great teamwork. I also let them know when things do not make my heart happy, such as when students aren't kind to each other. We use this simple activity to demonstrate yucky parts of our day that wrinkle our hearts. When people apologize, it's like putting a bandaid on an ouchy. It still hurts, but an apology makes it feel a little better.
I also use this sequin heart pillow to demonstrate how things can make my heart both sad and happy. I flip it to gray to demonstrate broken rules and how it makes my heart feel sad.
Our rules are simple. I tell the students that when they are at school, I am their mama bear, and I have two jobs. My jobs are to keep them safe and to help them learn. We relate breaking rules to the Grinch. The Grinch does things that make others' hearts sad. If we are not following the two classroom rules of learning or staying safe, names are written on the Grinch board, which means 5 minutes off of recess. The kids erase their names when their 5 minutes of recess are served. We use the Grinch board quite a bit at the beginning of the school year, but I find that we rarely need it beyond the first quarter. The kids typically understand the concept and the rules by October.
Using picture books and visual cues are my favorite ways to teach rules and character education overall. Raising hands and not interrupting is something that needs to be established within the first week of school. I LOVE to read Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra to get my message across to the kids. After the lesson, I keep the little chick near the front of the classroom. If students shout out answers, I just point to the chicken. They quickly remember to raise hands.
We use the correlating kindergarten arts and crafts Interrupting Chicken writing pack to demonstrate how we are respectful listeners in the classroom.
If students do not do their work, I remind them that one of my jobs is to help them learn. If they aren't doing work, the rule has been broken. I show them Daisy. Daisy is bright and sunshiny and loves to learn and play with friends. Sometimes, though, she gets wilted and lazy. She just needs a reminder that there are no lazy daisies in kindergarten, though, and she stands right back up to get to work.
We read the entire No, David! series at the beginning of the school year, too! David has some trouble with following rules, and the kids just LOVE him, especially when he escapes the bathtub and runs down the street!!
Since they love him so much, they love creating him, too! We use this craft and writing pack to draw one of the rules he breaks. NOTE: THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD (FOR A LIMITED OF TIME), SO BE SURE TO GRAB IT NOW!
We tie the series in with the five senses during a kindergarten science lesson, and we go over the pages of No, David! to share what parts of his body he is using when he is breaking rules.
We love, love, love Pete the Cat in our classroom! We begin our year with Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes by James Dean. The kids love the SONG that goes with it, too! Our takeaway from this book, is "It's allllllll good!" Pete doesn't worry, and we don't have to worry either. We just try our best, learn from our mistakes, and it's all good! Kids write and draw about their favorite place at school with our kindergarten craft and writing activity!
And that's a wrap! Come to school to learn and be safe, and it's alllllll good in kindergarten! Of course, going over rules doesn't stop all year! There are soooo many great picture books to teach character education, and we've created a craft and writing bundle that includes our favorites! Enjoy!!
We learn about a variety of life cycles throughout the our kindergarten science lessons, and we start with exploring the apple life cycle! Johnny Appleseed's birthday is September 26th, and we complete our apple study throughout the week of his birthday. I like to kick off the week with the story of THE LITTLE RED HOUSE WITH NO DOORS AND NO WINDOWS AND A STAR INSIDE. The next thing we do is complete a taste test with red, yellow, and green apples, and we graph the results. We LOVE any lessons that involve food! This one is no different.
Record the results of your taste test with this simple kindergarten arts and crafts math activity! Graph your favorite apples!
Another math lesson we do includes a shape recognition activity.
We also perform a science experiment together by placing apples in water, air, and vinegar. This is our first experiment of the year, so I introduce the kids to "Mrs. Silly Scientist" by wearing safety goggles and speaking with an accent. When we perform experiments, we complete the following procedure:
2) Ask a question.
3) Make a hypothesis.
4) Conduct the experiment.
5) Discuss results.
I always love the kids' initial hypotheses. :) They get more on-track as the school year progresses.
We check in on our experiment daily for a week during our morning meeting activities. The results are interesting!
We read lots of apple books throughout the week! The Biggest Apple Ever is a favorite fictional apple book. (We read all of Clayton and Desmond's books throughout the year. They provide examples of sharing and friendship. If you've never read them before, I suggest checking them out!) Picking Apples is a fictional story, but it provides the students with a field trip to the apple orchard!
After reading our Johnny Appleseed book, students write facts about him.
Another writing activity we do is with the letters of our name on apples.
This apple life cycle craft is one of our biggest sellers, which is why it is currently FREE for you to use with your students! We complete this craft after reading How Do Apples Grow? This gives the kids a hands-on opportunity to understand each part of the life cycle.
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Connecting a kindergarten writing lesson with a picture book provides our young learners with a concrete concept for their writing and drawing. Finding picture books kids love, like Mo Willems' Pigeon books, gives kids an engaging topic; adding in some arts and crafts allows for fine motor opportunities and hands-on connections to the characters.
In our transitional kindergarten classroom, I start this writing activity by reading several pigeon books from Mo Willems' series. If you've never read his books before, oh my goodness, do it! His books are my absolute favorite read alouds. There are so many opportunities for voice changes and animation, giving you the chance to be super silly with the kids! Some of Mo's famous titles are listed below. If you don't own any of his books yet or they are unavailable at your library, you might use the following youtube links to share with your class:
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School
The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog
The Pigeon Want a Puppy
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late
After reading the book or books of your choice, introduce your writing lesson. The writing options provided in our craft pack are open-ended, so they can be used with any of the pigeon books. Three writing options are included to meet the needs of your students. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Draw the characters in the story.
Draw a picture of what Pigeon wanted to drive.
Draw a picture of Pigeon when he's mad.
Write a sentence to tell what Duckling wanted to put on his hotdog.
Once your students have completed their writing, glue the sheets to standard sheets of construction paper to create a frame around it. Then create Pigeon! Glue him to the top of the frame.
Here's how Pigeon turned out in our classroom:
Kindergarten Arts and Crafts BOOK COMPANION Bundle
We just LOVE connecting to picture books with writing lessons and arts and crafts! Prep for back to school with this craft bundle that includes our top 12 book companion crafts to create throughout the course of an entire school year! Teachers love these engaging, across the curriculum crafts that also encourage students to practice their fine motor skills! Students just LOVE to create and learn with their favorite book characters!
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Pages 3-11: Tacky the Penguin Craft and Writing: Draw an act of kindness.
Pages 12-18: Sneezy the Snowman Ice Cream Scoop Addition (to 7) and Comprehension Craft
Pages 19-25: Too Many Carrots Craft and Writing: I share…
Pages 26-35: Knuffle Bunny Craft and Drawing: Draw two characters from the story.
Pages 36-40: Wordy Birdy: Draw the problem and solution.
Pages 41-45: Dragons Love Tacos: Make a list of ingredients for tacos.
Pages 46-52: Caps for Sale: Addition Craft (for 5 up to 17)
Pages 53-60: Pete the Cat Craft and Writing (blank lines)
Pages 61-69: Mo Willems’ Pigeon Craft and Writing (for any Pigeon book)
Pages 70-79: Spookley, the Square Pumpkin Craft and Writing: I am unique because…
Pages 80-90: Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm Craft and Drawing: Draw her farm animals.
Pages 91-100: Santa’s Stuck Craft and Drawing: I will get him out
Mo Willems' Kindergarten Book Companion Arts and Crafts Writing Lesson
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Those big yellow buses are about to make their way to houses all around the neighborhood! That means it's time for us to start talking about bus safety with our kiddos! We like to tie in our bus rules lessons with a differentiated kindergarten math activity that includes teaching shapes!
To get started, we move chairs to our carpet area, creating an aisle down the middle. We pretend to enter and exit the bus. I am the driver, and I pretend to open the door, waving students in. We discuss the main rules for the bus:
1) Walk in the aisles.
2) Sit in your seat.
3) Keep your body out of the aisles.
4) Be quiet at railroad crossings.
When it's time for our math activity lesson, we incorporate our bus theme by teaching shapes and creating some arts and crafts. At the beginning of the year, most students are comfortable tracing shapes with the first sheet shown below. We use markers to trace a parallelogram, rectangle, square, triangle, and rhombus. I copy the free drawing sheet on the back. Once students have had a chance to practice on the front of the sheet, they try their best to draw shapes on their own on the back. This gives me a baseline for a shape drawing assessment in August, too.
Kindergarten shape Worksheets
Teaching Shapes with Kindergarten Arts and Crafts
Once we have had some practice drawing shapes, I introduce the bus craft and review the 2D shapes again. Students use their fine motor skills to create cute little buses! Upon completion, students glue their buses to the tops of the shape worksheets, displaying the side of the worksheet of their choice. This makes a fun back to school bulletin board display in the hallway!
Kindergarten Arts and Craft Math Activity pack for Whole Year: Teaching Shapes
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Teaching Shapes with Kindergarten Arts and Crafts Math Activity
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As I have said many times, we REALLY love incorporating arts and crafts into our kindergarten learning with book companions and writing prompts, along with science and socials studies. Teaching math concepts with craft activity packs miiiiight be my favorite, though, because they're hands-on and not like a typical math worksheet. Students use the paper as a manipulative, and teachers get a concrete sample of their work at the same time. Kids truly show what they know about the math concept being taught.
If you've been following us for a while, you know how much we enjoy incorporating picture books with our learning. We include at least one math picture book in our unit of study on a weekly basis. It is so important to expose our students to a wide variety of teaching methods to be sure we connect with each and every one of them. Books provide students with engaging visuals, and I find that it really helps students understand the objectives of our lessons.
So let's try a math activity with the classic book, Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Make a connection to text, and complete this differentiated addition craft! Students color the hat set and complete an addition sentence to match. Note that a student could complete the addition sentence using just 1 hat set for addition to 5, or a student could use all 4 hat sets for addition to 17. Varied sentence sheets are included with this pack, too. Students could add 2, 3, or 4 numbers to 1. There are plenty of ways to meet the needs of all of your students by making the craft slightly easier or a little more challenging. Upon completion, glue a half sheet of standard construction paper behind the addition sheet to create a frame. Then glue the craft to the top of the frame for display!
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We begin our kindergarten year with Alphabet Bootcamp! We start off reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and we closely look at all of the letters. The kids learn that letters make sounds! Then Clifford stops by with a surprise! He brings magic letter beans (M&M's) in a glass jar. He whispers a magical spell in my ear that the kids repeat, "Boppity boo! Dippity detters! We are ready to learn our letters!" The kids hold their hands out and wiggle their fingers. At the end of the spell, I shake the jar all over the place, shouting, "It's working! It's working!" The kids go wild!!!! I ask Clifford to make them stop shaking, and he does. Shew! Then I place one magic bean in each child's hand. I ask them to put the bean on their tongues and not to bite it. As it melts, I start to wiggle my body. "I feel the magic!!! Do you feel it?! I'm ready to learn letters now!!!" The kids react the same way!
For the first 26 days of school, we practice making a new letter, we draw a picture of something that starts with that letter, and we color Clifford and friends! Each day, we look at our Chicka Chicka anchor chart to find the letter of the day. Once we find it, we add names of students who start with our special letter to our classroom word wall.
Learning names is a big deal for our little ones! At a young age, kids easily connect with concepts when it applies to themselves. At our house and in our classroom, we start with learning the first letters in names of people who are in our families and in our class. We practice comprehension skills and make connections to text by creating our personalized crafts! As always, there's just a few materials needed and a few steps to take to get started with our easy crafts for kids!
We had some letter stickers at home that happened to work well with this craft, but your child could also write with markers. In the past, we have also used foam letter stickers. I cut the pieces out for this three-year-old, but using the glue stick takes coordination for him, and he's also practicing visual spatial skills.
I love the concentration and excitement you see here! Also, do you know how tricky it is for little ones to get stickers off of a page? This activity is PERFECT for fine motor practice! Can you tell that I've had some AMAZING occupational therapists in my life?! They have taught me so much, and I've been fortunate to have them all to myself (okay, and my students have been there, too) for weekly lessons!
Okay, so are you ready to get started with your name activity? Here's a link to get them engaged with the topic:
If you have the book available, read it next. Read slowly, touching each letter and asking children to point to letters, too. I promise they'll be SO proud of what they know!
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So here's the thing... name crafts are NOT just for the beginning of the school year! We create name crafts all year long! What's fun is that you can easily differentiate name crafts to keep kiddos challenged. We start with first names, but as the year progresses, we do last names. Some friends even want to try middle names! At the beginning of the year, I write letters for most students, but they write letters themselves later on in the school year. There are just so many skills these activities offer!
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In our classroom, we are truly KrAzY for crafting across the curriculum! The kids are just so engaged with the hands-on opportunities, and I truly enjoy creating easy crafts for them that align with our educational content. What I love even more is being able to tie in books and songs! Crafts also encourage students to practice following directions, along with fine motor and spatial awareness skills.
Chicka Chicka 123 is an awesome book for introducing numbers! I typically like to hook the kids with a song to start our activities. I kind of look at it like a little advertisement for our lesson! :)
In September, once we've been working with calendar routines for just a bit, I introduce counting by tens. We always count the days of school by ones, and once we hit 20 days of school, we start counting by tens. This Chicka Chicka apple tree craft ties in perfectly since Johnny Appleseed's birthday is on the 26th!
Step 1: Check out this cute little Chicka Chicka 123 song, found on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIze4BVZblU
Step 2: I personally prefer reading to students myself, making extra silly voices and stopping to ask questions and practice comprehension skills as we read together. If you don't own the book, however, here's a link to the story, read online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hen5TlP87m0
Step 3: Once students have heard the song and read the book, they have a clear connection to the craft! In today's craft, we are putting apples on the Chicka Chicka 123 tree in number order as we counted by 10s. Kids get so excited about creating elements of a story, and they don't even realize they are practicing math skills as they create! Although counting by tens is a fairly new task for this three year old, he was able to hunt for the numbers I asked him to find by looking at the tens place. He also learned that those are not letter Oo's all over his tree, but instead zeros. He found out that if the "circle" was next to other numbers, it was a number and not a letter..and not a shape, either. This craft also includes an opportunity for name practice!
Count By Tens with Chicka Chicka 123 Trees in 3 Simple Steps! Print. Cut. Glue.
We use Astrobrights paper to print at home, and I just love how the colors pop!
MEGA Math Bundle: Counting and Number ORder Craft Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten Kids
If your students are like mine, they will simply love creating during math class! That's why we've created a Math Bundle, where students put numbers in order in a variety of crafts for the entire school year! For a limited amount of time, our bundle is deeply discounted in our store! If crafts are purchased individually, this product is priced at $73.50. Right now, it is DEEPLY DISCOUNTED at just $20! We really hope we can provide some math time fun for you and the kids at an affordable price. If you're doing distance learning, your families will LOVE to have an opportunity to do some educational crafts at home! (During the school building closure in the Spring, I sent home learning bags that included crafts. In the parent surveys, parents asked for more easy crafts, telling me how much their kids loved them! :) :) ) Check it out here:
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Have some fun for yourselves! Try out this fun little number order craft as you count by tens with your kiddos!
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MEGA Alphabet Craft Activity Pack with Kids' Songs for Preschool and Kindergarten: Teaching Letters and SOunds
My mission for each school year to have each child in the class identify all 26 letters and sounds. Singing, dancing, and crafting happen to be my favorite ways to teach, and I admit that I get REALLY excited when I have students who enjoy learning with those same elements. Luckily for me, singing, dancing, and crafting to learn information applies well with most kids. :) :) :) For this reason, I have found silly kid songs to go along with each letter of the alphabet!
This letter craft pack that we use every week in our classroom contains an easy craft for each letter of the alphabet. The craft connects directly to a silly song (or on occasion, a learning activity). There is a fill-in and a drawing space on each craft that allows for differentiation. The cutting involved with this packet also allows for growth in the area of fine motor throughout the your learning.
As we complete our weekly letter study each day, we sing the kids’ song of the week and build an anchor chart with pictures that start with our special letter. On Friday, we create the correlating craft from this pack. Children refer to the anchor chart to complete the fill-ins on the crafts. They look forward to finding out what our letter craft of the week will be, and they love to copy from the anchor chart! The project is completed in just a few simple steps:
For example. with the letter Aa, we sing, "The Ants Go Marching" every day of the week. This year's group had predicted we'd be making ants for our Fun Friday craft, and they were right! :)
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It is always such a shock to see those shiny school supplies staring me in the face for the first time every "Back to School" season. There they were, though, looking right at me, while on vacation, mind you, while doing a Target run (something I hadn't done in months, due to COVID). Once I arrived back at home from vacay, I realized it was time to hit the ground running. It's time to prep for another school year!
This year, I am SOOO excited to implement something that's been in the making for far too long! After years of teaching preschool/kindergarten, I have finally created a letter learning resource to best fit the needs of my kids. We have followed a variety of routines in the past, but nothing that quite flowed the way that I wanted it to. I compiled years of teaching one of my biggest passions into one file, and I'm so excited to share it with you! The handwriting sheets are just right for the progression of developing the formation of the letters throughout a week of learning. Suggested activities provide SO much fun while learning each letter, and the kids are excited to find out what each day of school has in store!
Oooooo, What's All Included?!
Contents for Each Letter:
Page 1: Handwriting Directions with suggested youtube links provided
AND Suggestions for:
-youtube song that correlates with the letter poster
-animal research topic
-fine motor practice
-creating the letters
Page 2, 3: Letter Poster (color and black and white version)
Hang these posters in your classroom for students to refer to throughout the year. With both the Zaner Bloser letters on lines and the pictures that are in the shape of letters, letter identification skills stick! Here's how the the colored version looks in our classroom:
Page 4: Letter Poem (Day 1)
Each letter has a silly poem to go along with the poster. Student creates a color code and finds the uppercase and lowercase letters. Student counts how many letters s/he found, and writes numbers on the lines. Practice the poem of the week daily to learn letter sounds. I recommend using the letter sign language with the last line of each poem. (Note that you are to say the letter first in the sentence and the sound last.) As you learn each letter, read the poems that go along with each one daily. Be sure to act them out for fun and engagement!
Page 5: Uppercase Letter and Lowercase Letter (Day 2)
Student traces letters, and write letters in spaces below. You might use crayons or markers for a extra fun.
Page 6: Uppercase Letter (Day 3)
Student traces, writes, and draws a picture that corresponds with the uppercase letter on the poster.
Page 7: Lowercase Letter (Day 4)
Student traces, writes, and draws a picture that corresponds with the lowercase letter on the poster.
Page 8: Uppercase and Lowercase Letters (Day 5)
Student traces, writes, and draws pictures or writes words that begin with the letter.
Catch a glimpse of one week of worksheets here:
Another component of the file includes an overall letter learning record sheet...kids LOVE this!!
Students keep this sheet, which is copied on card stock, in their folders. Every fun Friday, we color the letter (with markers...ooooo!) we have studied all week because we are now EXPERTS! During their free time, students are encouraged to go back and say the poem for each letter they have learned. This folder travels back and forth between school and home, so families get to practice with their children at home, too.
Full color and black and white posters are available for each letter. We have our letter line hanging in our classroom for daily review of the poems that we have learned. I admit...the letter poems are my favorite! It's such a fun way to interact and connect with the kids in a silly way, all while learning letters and sounds!
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Hi, and welcome to Krazy for Kindyland, Kindergarten Arts and Crafts! I'm a mom of three and a primary teacher since 2006. We are on a mission to reach all little learners, providing them with engaging, hands-on learning opportunities to practice spatial awareness skills while learning across the curriculum. Here on the blog, we share differentiated lesson ideas that allow for teacher choice while incorporating crafting and writing into math activities, letter learning, science lessons, social studies topics, character education, and reading comprehension. Our crafts include consistent layouts and are easy for students to understand and follow directions. They are low prep, saving the precious time you need with your students! Fun fact: our customers often note that our products are GREAT for subs! They focus directly on learning content and are easy arts and crafts for kindergarten!
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