Spring is finally here, which means flowers are starting to bloom. And what better way to add some flowers to the classroom than through some STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)! Teaching about symmetry – exactly similar parts facing each other – is a great way for kids to work on geometry skills while making some gorgeous blooms. Make sure to scroll down and get your freebie
Whether you’re in need of fresh STEM centers, early finisher activities or math games, this Easter Egg STEM Challenge is a must-try! Just grab a bag of plastic Easter eggs and you’re ready to stretch students’ learning in a BIG way. Snag your set below and then hop over to grab our popular Easter STEM Pack too! Getting Ready To prep the activity, I simply
We get a lot of rainy days in spring, but we don’t let that stop us from having fun! This raindrop ten frame counting center is the perfect addition to our spring math centers. It’s a great way for preschool or kindergarten students to work on counting and identifying numbers to ten while working with ten frames. Getting Ready This math center is a cinch
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! My students love doing activities with sneaky little leprechauns trying to hide their pot of gold so I was excited to pull together a count and match activity with a fun St. Patty’s Day twist. Kids will love this playful game working on number recognition and counting for numbers 1 to 20. Getting Ready To prep the
Whether you’re practicing beginning addition or you’re pulling together a motivating dinosaur unit, these write and wipe addition cards are for you. Snag your free copy below and then hop over to add 7 more addition sets to your collection! Getting Ready Prepping the activity took just a few minutes. I printed the cards on cardstock to give them extra durability and ran them through
Addition is a skill that is best reinforced with hands-on materials. Manipulating and moving the number of objects helps students understand the concept of two groups coming together to make more. These bright and engaging rainbow addition mats are a perfect math center to get little hands moving manipulatives and writing addition sums! Getting Ready To prep, I printed off the addition mats full size.
As kids learn to recognize numbers and count to 100 and beyond, it is important that we be sure they are developing an understanding of what each number actually means. For example, what does 63 really mean? This pot of gold base ten block match is a hands-on activity for kindergarten and first grade students to playfully work with numbers in the base ten system.
Pull out a box of candy hearts for some playful estimating practice this Valentine’s Day. It’s a fun sneak peek at our popular Valentine’s Activity Pack! Getting Ready Prepping the activity was as quick as it comes. I simply printed the estimation sheet (below) and grabbed a box of candy hearts. Easy peasy! Estimating Candy Hearts The download includes an option for kids to grab
Looking for a fun way to practice addition this winter? These adorable penguins are here to help! Children will love dressing their penguins as they solve simple math problems. With several ways to play, the activity is a great way to differentiate. Getting Ready To prep the activity, I simply printed and laminated the pages. Then I cut out the penguins, boots, and winter caps.
Place value is a skill that requires continued practice. Some children even need DAILY reinforcement to understand the links between a number and the different ways that it can be represented. These adorable Valentine’s themed number puzzles are perfect to pop in your February maths tubs! They are awesome for math centers or focused intervention for those children needing a bit of extra help with