Studying shapes can feel a lot like learning a foreign language to kids. Rhombuses, trapezoids, spheres… even the NAMES are tricky. But thankfully, with lots of practice, students can memorize not only their crazy titles but also all of the characteristics that make each one special. These 12 playful games make it fun for children to dive into 2D and 3D shapes once and for
I don’t know about you, but oftentimes in my class, we transition quickly from one lesson to the next. I was finding that we were missing a very powerful piece of our lesson: the reflection. To help kids make greater connections to our STEM activities, I created a batch of simple pamphlets so they could reflect on their learning, increase understanding and build critical thinking
Summer sun means math fun! Get children’s finger muscles working and their brains firing with these cute summer sun fraction clip cards.They’re a great math station for soaking in the last bit of summer sun as we head back to school. Scroll down to grab your freebie and then hop over and snag our mystery number clip cards too! Getting Ready To get the activity ready,
Skip counting is an essential skill that makes so many other concepts easier… counting on, counting back, addition, multiplication… These fun skip counting cards are perfect for review over the summer months to keep skills fresh! For even more skip counting fun, be sure to hop over and grab our ice cream skip counting puzzles too. Getting Ready Prep was easy peasy. I printed off the skip
Color-by-codes are a favorite in my classroom! I love them because the students are learning and they love them because they think they’re just coloring. These summer themed color-by-codes are perfect for the end of your school year or as review over summer break. Scroll below to grab the freebie and then hop over to grab our expanded form roll and write for more adding fun.
There are so many parts that go with learning about 3D shapes and these playful puzzles are a great way to tie it all together! Scroll down to grab the freebie then make sure to jump over and grab our free 2D shape sort too. Getting Ready To prep, I printed off the puzzles, ran them through the laminator and cut out the individual puzzle pieces.
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
Number sense is such an important skill for children to develop. And understanding the concept of place value and representing numbers in different ways is essential in building that number sense. This super cute snowman is perfect to use for number of the day practice, morning work or math centers and is easy to differentiate for all learners in your class! Getting Ready To prep,
The final Christmas countdown has begun so it’s the perfect time to add some festive holiday activities to your math centers. These playful Santa clip cards are a motivating way to practice telling time to the hour and quarter hour. They’re the perfect compliment to our best selling Christmas Activity Pack! Getting Ready To prep, I simply printed out the Christmas time clip cards on
Help! The reindeer are getting ready to take Santa’s sleigh but they need to be in the correct order first. This fun Christmas printable is great for kids learning to sequence numbers. It comes in single digit, double digit, and triple digit numbers making it so easy to differentiate for kids from preschool to second grade! Getting Ready I’ve found that smaller manipulatives for kids