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10 Jan
Left Right Center Valentine's Day Party Game

Hey everyone!  Hope your New Year is off to a great start.  I am happy to announce that the Teaching Heart Facebook Fan Page is at 60,000+ fans.   If you are a fan, thanks for being there and if you are not, come join us.  As much as I love Facebook…  I hate that those who want to see all my posts on Facebook, will not…  because Facebook only let’s you see some unless you click over to the page and scroll through it to see what they did not put in your newsfeed. We will celebrate anyhow with a giveaway in this post… so keep reading! Before I get to the giveaway I... 

1 Jan
New Years Wish Teaching Heart 2015

Hey Teaching Heart Peeps.  Thanks for being here in 2014 and now in 2015.  Teaching Heart is in the 16th year of being online.  Each year brings changes; some good and some not so good…  but as God plans and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Not sure where the site will go in 2015 since I have decided to go back to teaching full time in 2015-16 school year (if I get lucky enough to land a job).  Even if I do not post enough in 2015, there still are 16 years of ideas scattered all through the website and I don’t plan to remove the resource!  Thanks... 

16 Dec
Gift of Reading Props

I shared this idea a few years ago from my son’s third grade teacher.  Now, my daughter was lucky enough to get the same teacher for third.  I just love this idea, I had to share it again!!! First she sent home a letter explaining that each student would be sharing the gift of reading with a first grader.  They would be selecting a book to read to the first graders.  After they read the book they would be giving them a gift to open that would contain small items that matched the story they read.   They were to bring five items to school that matched the story in a unwrapped box. You... 

14 Dec

Merry Christmas to you!  I asked the Teaching Heart Facebook fans to share how they know Christmas break is almost in their future.  The answer were funny and some heartfelt.  You will have to go to our Facebook page to read them all.  I selected my favorites that I will share with you in this post!  First support Teaching Heart and make the last few days fun and educational for your students not to mention stress free for you!!   Make life easier with out winter games bundle for Kindergarten to Second Grade!  Games that you can easily print and use!  Click here to learn more! Now to... 

1 Dec
Roll, Double + 1, and Cover Game

So many of you loved the free Roll, Double, and Cover game that I made and shared here.  I had a few requests for a Roll, Double +1, and cover game.  I made a winter themed game of both Roll, Double, and Cover – and Roll, Double + 1, and Cover.  You can see an example of both games below.  The files contain a dice you can make or you can use a numbered dice you already have.  Each game has four different cards.  I suggest you let students play in groups of 2-4 players.  Players take turns rolling the dice and either doubling their roll or double + 1 their roll.  Then they cover up... 

22 Nov
Snowballtoss game

The printables to make the game seen at this post can be found in this set: I had some snowman ping pong balls that I made to use with this sensory table left over…  I put them to use to create a new game for my daughter’s Holiday Party at school. To play: Fill-Up the Snowman Cup (Throw Game) – This game can be set-up on a table or the floor. Pick a student to be the score keeper. Everyone else lines up. The score keeper will write down the final score for each player (on score sheet provided ). Five balls are needed to play. TO PLAY: Students take turns throw/ bounce 5 snowball... 

21 Nov
Gingerbread Cookie Relay Party Game - Homeroom Moms Come See!

Walking around the dollar store a few days ago and trying to come up with a classroom relay for the Holiday Party and I saw these cut-outs of Ginger Cookies and thought a Gingerbread Cookie relay would be fun for a party.  Inexpensive too.  Everything can be found at home or bought at the dollar store. YOU NEED: Two Cookie Sheets Two Spatulas 10 Gingerbread Cut-outs Two plates Tape for a turn around line… Gingerbread Cookie Race (Hall Relay Game) Make two relay lines. START – with the cookie sheet at the end (5 Gingerbread Shaped Foam Shapes on it and a spatula) and a turnaround... 

16 Nov
Cornucopia Dice GAme - Free to Print!

Happy Sunday Night!  Had some time to create a new free printable that I hope some of you can use this week or next week!  It’s a cornucopia dice game.  Dice is included on page two.  Just print on cardstock and tape together. To play:  Groups of 2-4 students (after they have colored and cut page 3) take turns rolling the dice and adding a piece to their cornucopia.  First person to fill it is the winner!  Then everyone can glue the items in and take home! Click to DOwnload the Cornucopia Thanksgiving GAme Easy to set-up and fun to quickly play!!!  Hope it can be used in your classroom! ... 

15 Nov

Thought I would share with you some of my favorite activities for November learning in Preschool and Kindergarten today and on Sunday share some of my faves for first and second grades. Let’s start with some Turkey and Tractor fun.   You can see my two favorite books above for Turkey and Tractor Fun in Preschool and Kindergarten! Otis and Run Turkey Run Make some Turkey heads.  I have the free printable to use below… Here is a fun T is for Turkey and Tractor Printable.  This is free to print along with the turkey heads for the craft! Click to download the free Turkey Tractor files For... 

13 Nov
Cookie Crazy Review Game

Here’s a fun game to use with small groups or as a center.  You can use it to review any skill.  Also would be perfect for a fun Holiday party game…  Check it out room moms!!! Set Up: Place Three Plates of Cookies on the finish plate. Mix all playing cards up with the leftover plates of cookies and place face down on the section of the board marked card pile. Place playing pieces on start. To play: First player takes the card off the top of the card pile. If the card has words, the player reads the card and moves playing piece as stated on the card. If player draws a plate of... 

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