Grinning With That Green Guy!-
Hello Everyone! I am hoping you all have had a wonderful weekend. We finally had some time to put up some Christmas decorations at the house. We are keeping it very simple this year as we focus on the JOY of Christmas rather than the overwhelming commercialism. It feels so good to have made the decision not feel like we have to keep up with the "Grizwalds!" :) Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loooooove decorating for the holidays, but there are more precious things on which I want to spend…
15 Fantastic Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids
Children who practice mindfulness have better moods and have higher self-esteem. Here are 15 mindfulness activities for kids.
Snow Science | Expanding Snowman
This fun and simple snow science experiment is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! Watch as a snowman baggie expands using a special and surprising ingredient you probably have at home. The snowman may even pop! An amazing, simple, and surprising winter science experiment you can do in your warm home on a cold day.
Indian Corn Craft and Five Kernels of Corn Legend
Discuss how the Native Americans helped the pilgrims by reading the Five Kernels of Corn Legend and making this simple decorative Indian corn craft.
Gingerbread Galore: Activities and Games
1-2-3 Come Do Some Gingerbread Activities With Me! Gingerbread activites are like Pinterest; does anyone ever get enough? My daughter frequently asked me why I "reinvented the wheel" each month, spending hours creating new things, when I already had "a ton." The easy answer was, I simply LOVE designing stuff! I'm always looking to improve, as well as keep things current, fresh and interesting. There must be quite a few teachers who feel the same, as I continue to get requests for…
Kindergarten Christmas Gift Ideas - Simply Kinder
Are you looking for the perfect gift or ornament for your kindergarten students to give their parents? Here is a roundup of projects teachers from the Simply Kinder Teacher Group have done with their students. So many great holiday projects and gifts were shared in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group that I wanted to […]
Search | The Kindergarten Smorgasboard
Howdy! I am Mr. Greg from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard. My real name is Greg Smedley-Warren. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. When I was moved to Kindergarten (not voluntarily!) I called my mommy and cried. But on the first day, I fell in love and knew that Kindergarten is where I belonged. I have…