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3 Fun Painting Activities for Kids

Inside: Are your kids tired of painting with the same old paintbrushes? Maybe it’s time to mix it up! Here are three “no paintbrush” painting activities for kids that you can try today! My kids love to paint. My kids love to paint so much that they are pros at cleaning our craft room floor...

Long Vowel Sounds

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Long Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds can be a point of struggle for many young readers. While short vowel sounds are relatively straightforward and spelled the same each time, long vowel sounds are more complex. There are several ways to make each of the long vowel sounds. For example, a long a can be spelled with: a_e, ai,...

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

Reluctant Writer Activities

5 Writing Activity Ideas for Reluctant Writers

Fun activities can go a long way to helping a kid who hates writing get more comfortable and improve their skills. When students gain just a little bit of confidence in their writing abilities, it can make writing much less frustrating. Here are a few fun writing activities that have worked well with my child...

Reluctant Writer Silly Sentence Template

The MOST CREATIVE Silly Sentences [FREE Printable]

Inside: Add some silliness to your next writing activity! WHAT A SILLY SENTENCE is a great way to increase your child’s interest in writing and have some laughs, too! Writing can be hard for early elementary kids and, as a result, it can be hard on both of you! One of the writing resources that...

caterpillar number match helps learn numbers one through ten.

Free Printable Caterpillar Number Match

Learning to count and number recognition is a huge skill for preschoolers and kindergartners. There are so many fun ways to work with numbers and practice counting! Today I’d like to share a free printable counting activity that is great for preschoolers and kindergartners- my Caterpillar Number Match! What is Caterpillar Number Match? Caterpillar Number...

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printable

Free Domino Addition and Subtraction Printables

Practicing addition and subtraction facts are a fundamental part of elementary school math. But, children can often get tired of just worksheet after worksheet of practice problem. So, as homeschool moms, we’ve got to change it up to keep things interesting! Today, I’d like to share with you one way that I get my first...

Fairy Tale Counting Syllable Cards

Fairy Tale Themed Syllable Counting Cards

Counting syllables is another great tool to teach your child that can help improve their spelling and reading skills. It is also sometimes a largely overlooked skill since it doesn’t directly involve spelling or reading. Let’s talk about syllables and how to count them. And I’ve got a super cute set of Fairy Tale Themed...

Make it fun to practicing counting money with these hands-on activities free printables.

Free Printable Hands-On Activities for Counting Money

These free printable counting money activity worksheets are great for practicing counting coins and creating amounts of money using different coin combinations. Counting money is one skill that requires hands-on activities. Holding the coins in their hands helps students learn so much faster and more thoroughly than just seeing the images on a worksheet or...

Preschool math mini-pack free printable

Free Printable Preschool Math Mini-Pack

Preschool math can be so much fun. They are learning to count, sort, identify numbers, and so much more! The look of excitement on a child’s face when they count correctly to a new “high” is just priceless. But, at least for my kids, sometimes the never ending request for “new” things can be exhausting....