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15 Mar
Learning Games

I recently created a gift basket from Teaching Heart to be used in a auction for a fundraiser…  It included games for learning. I thought I would share the games in the baskets and the printables used to make them. Above is a regular Jenga game turned into a fun math game!  Played just like Jenga except after you pull your piece you need to solve the addition problem.  The printables for this game and the cover for the box can be found here!! The game above is a Spring Themed Roll, Double, Plus 1, and Cover game.  You can get... 

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... 

19 Mar
Sound Mucher - Old Lady Version!

Gotta love this Old Lady Trash Can that your students can feed!!!  How cute is she?  You can make one too!  Templates are found in this set! For this time of year, the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick is so fun to share with Preschool and Kindergarten Students.  I am always amazed at how much they love the silly old lady stories. Get the book here on Amazon and this set and you will have a fun Easter Themed Lesson with a few clicks of your printer!!! Also, in the set you will find another template to make this version of the Old Lady… There... 

21 Feb
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I love taking an old game that no one plays anymore and making it something new or even something to encourage learning!!  You may have seen my post on the two Candy Land games I remade into a sight word game and a beginning sounds game. You can learn more about the sight word game above by clicking here! // // Then I made the one below for my favorite Preschool Teacher… Beginning sounds! You can follow this link to get the printables to make the board above! So when our Daisy Troop was doing a make your own games day we had to... 

30 Jul
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// // Teaching Heart is celebrating back to school!  What a better way to get ready for that first day than with a little celebration and a giveaway or two.  All this week we will list one giveaway per day.  So check back daily to see what is new and to enter for a chance to win it!!!  Let’s start off big with a $150 Avery Product giveaway!!!  The winner will receive the products below in this picture in quantities that make the giveaway worth $150.00!  WOOT! If you follow this blog regularly you know that I use Avery products... 

18 Nov
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Here’s a fun game you can use to practice any skill.  Math problems, letter sounds, sight words, vocabulary words…  Just write the skill you want the kiddos to practice on the blank Turkey signs.  Below are some with multiplication, vocabulary words, and story problems. The one we are playing IN THE Other PICTURES is using Kindergarten sight words.  SET UP:  Print the cards and write the skill on the blank cards.  Mix up the cards and place face down.  Give each player a playing card and a crayon. TO PLAY:  Students... 

11 Oct
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Daubing for apples has been downloaded by over 7,000 people since I posted it less than a month ago.  Glad it is is being used!  Here is another similar sheet.   This is two Pumpkin cover-ups.  You can use a Bingo Dauber or you can cover it up with a pumpkin marker (dollar store Halloween erasers).  The first set is for K sight words and numbers.  The second set is for ‘op’ and ‘an’ family words.  Say a word or number and the students finds it one their card to cover it up!  So much fun reviewing!  Great... 

5 Apr

This is an old post; but, it is FILLED with Plastc Egg Learning that you cannot misss!!! Plastic Easter eggs are fun to fill, hide and hunt, but the teacher in me always sees learning possibilities in every fun toy or product I come across. My Three Year Old is still working on her shapes. I draw common shapes like circles, squares, triangles, hearts, diamonds & stars on the eggs with a sharpie. I hide the eggs and then she shows me what she has found. She tells me what shape is on the egg. For a challenge, use a variety of colored... 

21 Mar

// Need to work on letter sounds, rhyming, or sight words? Need to work on other Phonemic Awareness Activities - Phonemic awareness describes the awareness skills used to detect, blend, segment and manipulate individual sounds in words.  Here’s a sure way to get your PreK to first grader excited about these tasks…  Make a Sound Muncher…  Meet Munchy, he’s our Sound Muncher.  He’s a mini flip garbage can purchased at the Dollar Store.  We added a mouth, eyes, and some letter stickers and like magic... 

8 Apr

Here’s to what’s around the corner when all the snow melts! Spring and Summer Learning! Sidewalk Chalk =’s learning… Did you realize all the fun that could be had with a box of chalk from the dollar store? Better yet, did you ever think of the summer learning you could trick your kids into with a box of sidewalk chalk. Counting and Sorting: First, you can count the pieces of chalk. Then have your child sort the pieces into colors. Ask show your child: How many whites are in your box? Do we have equal amounts of white and blue? How... 

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