3D Landform Maps!
My students LOVE making these fun 3D landform maps each year. Now let me just tell you- I am always wiped out by the end of the day when we make these- but they really are a blast and so meaningful to make. I first put the kids into groups of 3 or 4. Then, they used a landform map in their Social Studies book to sketch where the mountains and deserts are located. This just helps them get a start when they begin painting the plains on the map. After they have an idea of where the mountains…
Moon Phases Learning Toy
A fun and interactive way to learn about moon phases, using plastic cups! Turn the cup to see the moon change. Learn how to make one here.
Puzzle activities are always a favorite of kids and adults alike! Not only are they fun, but there are amazing cognitive benefits as well! Highlights blog states these benefits: Object Constancy refers to the ability to recognize the properties of an object, and to understand that even when it changes in form or appearance it is … #adultmathactivities
Free Printable Solar System Model for Kids
I wanted to create a printable solar system model, something that I could print and put together easily to show my son what planets are in the solar system, which ones are closer or further from th…
Earth’s Orbit Misconception - More Time 2 Teach
This week we started our unit on space and we’ve been having SO.MUCH.FUN learning all about the Sun, the Earth, and the moon! Can I just tell you how impressed I am by how much information my kiddos have learned in just a few short day… It just goes to prove that when kids are engaged, learning takes place To begin our unit, I decided to tackle one of the biggest MISCONCEPTIONS I noticed my class was having…. Many of the kids believed that the Sun travels around, the Earth. Can you blame…
FREE Mistakes Are Posters for Growth Mindset
This FREE printable 10 page poster set is a great way to create a positive classroom climate. Promote a growth mindset inside your classroom and help your students remember that mistakes are expected as part of the learning process. Use for back to school, as a display, decor, in personal notebooks, or send home with parents for support. Perfect for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade and works for all subjects. (kinder, first, second, third, fourth graders, bulletin board freebie)
Human Body Organs Printables
FREE Science printables for kids to learn about the organs inside our bodies. Hands-on learning with puzzles and matching, perfect for young kids, even preschool or kindergarten!
I'm a young mother of two beautiful kids (4 years old and 9 months). I want to share with you some ideas : kids activities, toddler games, meals, art and crafts for our little one...
High Tide and Low Tide - A Craftivity to Teach Tides
Knowing that the moon's gravitational pull is what causes the tides is an important concept for students to know, but understanding what it looks like can be a bit tricky. This craft is designed to help students develop a pictorial representation of this abstract concept. In the activity, students...
Graduated Cylinders Clip Art
I have created two graduated cylinders for third grade math common core activities. These can be printed out and pasted on student work or pasted onto Power Point/Smart Board/Promethean Board presentations. One suggestion: paste them into Power Point and draw a rectangle over the cylinder(s) to r...