The free daily printable this week is Car Alphabet Sequence Sticks which is a great activity for letter recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out.
I then glued the cars onto craft sticks and set them out in a container. The patterns come with the cars going in two directions as well as going all the same directions. There are also two different colors for each car.
In this activity children put the car sticks in alphabetical order. If you make two copies of each car you can also do a letter matching activity. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday April 26th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.
I made birdhouse letter sliders for the children to work on letter recognition. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them. I cut the lines on the birdhouses with an exacto knife and set them out with the letter sliders in a basket.
The children picked a slider and pulled it through the birdhouse. They then identified the letter shown. When they finished with one slider they removed it and put a new one in. Play continues until all of the sliders have been used.
The free daily printable this week is Birdhouse Number Puzzles which is a great activity for number recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
In this activity children find the two birdhouse halves with the same number and put them together. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday April 19th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.
I made an umbrella roll and cover game for the children to use in our literacy center. I printed the patterns on regular paper ... cut them out and glued them inside a file folder. I assembled the dice by folding on the lines and making a box shape.
The patterns are blank so that you can use them for the skill sets you are working on whether that is numbers ... letters ... sight words etc.
In this activity children roll the dice and find the matching umbrella. They then put a cover-up circle on that umbrella using the same color circle as the umbrella.
Play continues until all of the umbrellas have been covered. Because there are six sides to a dice and twelve umbrellas each letter ... number ... or sight word is repeated twice in the file folder game.
You can see a video of this activity below:
The free daily printable this week is Umbrella Number Clip Cards which is a great activity for developing for number recognition as well as fine motor skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. I put them in a basket along with clothespins and put the basket in our math center.
In this activity children find and clip the same number that is on the umbrella. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday April 12th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.
I put together an Easter egg letter hunt for the children to do today. I took address labels and wrote four letters each on them. I then cut the labels and put on on each plastic egg. Even though it was really cold outside I decided to hide the eggs outside so the children could run around and explore more.
The children searched for the eggs and were told they could only pick up one at a time and bring it back to me to put in our egg bowl. When they picked up an egg they looked to see what letter it was.
If it was a letter they could identify they brought it to me and told me the letter and then put the egg in the bowl. If was not a letter they could read then they left the egg where they found it and searched for another egg with a different letter.
To ensure that everyone could find and put the eggs in the bowl I searched with some of the children who seemed to be having some problems identifying letters. When they showed me the eggs we worked on the what they thought the letters were.
We had a lot of fun searching for our eggs and it was a great way to end the week. I realize that this post may be a bit late for some of you who did not have class today but save the idea for next year ... your students will enjoy it!!
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