Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chinese New Year Lantern for Kids

Chinese New Year 2014 Fun! Let your kiddos create a Chinese New lantern.

chinese new year lantern pattern

This Chinese New Year craft includes two different lantern patterns.

chinese new year printables

One lantern includes all the signs of the Chinese Zodiac - New Year, so no matter if it is the year of the horse 2014 or another sign, you can use this hat every year.

chinese new year lantern pattern

The second pattern includes Chinese symbols for the Chinese new year including dragons, Chinese coins, a money bag and more. Each lantern requires only printing one page and a strip for a handle.

zodiac signs craft for kids
You can find this Chinese New Year item in my teacherspayteachers store {HERE}

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100th Day Activities for the Number 100 with Polar Bears

100th Day of School- This 100 Days of School Activity Pack has many polar bear themed math activities to reinforce learning numbers and counting up to 100.
100th day printables

This unit for the number 100 includes polar bear counting cards up to 100. Here are a few ways to use counting cards.
100's cards

Use them like flashcards where students call out the number
Let students line them up in order like a train
Use them to practice skip counting where students display how to count by 2's, 3's, 5's, or 10's
Line them up and remove a few numbers and your kiddos guess the missing numbers

The unit also includes a large and small 100's sorting mat and printable counting bears (polar bears, that is) counters for sorting. You can also use this mat to sort different types of snacks or cereal or candy that comes in different colors.
100 sorting mat

Next, add some more polar bear fun with the color 100 fish activity. You can step things up and ask your students to color each 10 fish in a different color for the 100th day of school.

100th day of school activity

Finally, I created a 100's chart, a count by 2's chart, a count by 5's chart, and a count by 10's chart. Here is a video that shares how to use the hundreds chart for subtraction and addition.

100's chart
To find this item in my teaching resource store, click {HERE}

If you'd like to create a classroom celebration, check our my 100th Day Party Craft Pack that coordinates with these activities and include a 100th day hat, 100th day necklace, and more. Just click {HERE}
100th day of school
 100 hat

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snow Cycle Craft - - A Frozen Water Cycle for Kids--

Snow Cycle Craft  -- This is a unique way to display and teach your students about the snow water cycle.
snow cycle stages

 Students will create a snow cycle lantern or wind sock (just add streamers) during your next weather science lesson.
snow water cycle printable

 This presents your typical water cycle using snow as frozen precipitation and displays a melting snowman in the collection area.

snow water cycle craftsnow cycle craft

There are additional labels you can add that include the terms condensation, evaporation, frozen precipitation (or snow), and collection. Click {HERE} to learn more about this product in my teaching resources store.

St. Patrick's Day Activities: St. Patrick's Day Printables and Crafts

Who's ready for some St. Patrick's Day crafts and fun? If you are, I have all that you need in my St. Patrick's Day Party Craft Pack.

St. Patrick's Day printables

This St. Patrick's Day Craft Party Pack has all you need to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your classroom or homeschool.

St. Patrick's Day activities

 It includes a  St. Patrick's Day Hat where students will color strips labeled with the colors of the rainbow or you can print them on colored paper like I did here. It includes a Glitter Rainbow Happy St. Patrick's Day pennant banner for your classroom walls or bulletin board.

St. Patrick's Day decorations

St. Patrick's Day hat

You also get the Pot O' Bling St. Patrick's Day necklace. Students can color the pieces or you can print them on colored paper..
St. Patrick's Day necklace

There are also 2s, 5s, and 10s chains to reinforce counting. Let your students create these chains to decorate your room and practice counting or multiplying by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
St. Patrick's day preschool

 I've also included a set of St. Patrick's Day cupcake toppers too. Enjoy! You can find this St. Patrick's Day Craft set at my teaching resources store {HERE}.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Water Cycle Wind Sock Craft for Weather Science Fun

Water Cycle Craft -- This is a unique way to display and teach your students about the water cycle. Students will create a water cycle wind sock (just add streamers) or a water cycle lantern during your next weather science lesson.
water cycle craft
water cycle for kids

There are additional labels you can add that include the terms condensation, evaporation, precipitation, and collection.
water cycle wind sock

water cycle printable

water cycle lantern

water cycle lantern

You can find this new product in my teaching resources store {HERE}.

Snow Day Writing Prompt -- Snow Day Printables

Snow day writing pages just in time for winter snow days ... just print and go and your students can write about what they did during their snow day.

snow day writing pages

Each prompt reads "When I had a snow day..."  There is a snowman writing page, a snowflake writing page, a mitten writing page, a hot chocolate writing page, and a penguin writing page. what I did on my snow day writing

snow day writing prompt

snow day printable

snow day printable

You can find these printables at my TeachersPayTeachers store {HERE} and my Teachers Notebook store {HERE}.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

No Error Number Learning for Preschool and Clip It Games for Preschool

It's fun to be the one to teach preschoolers about counting and numbers. A remarkable process takes place when these young children associate a group of three dogs, for example, with the word three and even the number three.

One tool I like to use is no error cards. These cards are created so when young children are learning their numbers and associating objects with words and numbers, they won't make a mistake.

Here's an example of a no error card using cats and dogs.

Each number card has the number at the top. Then it has the same number of pictures as the number on the card.

Children will count as they place a clothespin on each picture on the card.

When they’re finished, a card with a 3 on it and 3 pictures will also have 3 clothespins. As you can see, the students begin to make the association with the numbers, words, and objects and since each picture will have a clothespin on it, there is no way the student will get the wrong "answer."

Another tool I like to use it Clip It Games. This is a follow up to the no error cards. I like these games because they help students learn their numbers and they also work with their fine motor skills.

Each student will take a card and clip a clothespin on the correct answer.

You can find my No Error Cards and Clip It Games in my Cats and Dogs: Math Games and Math Centers Beginning Number Concepts Numbers 1-10 set. 

preschool numbers

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 Craft and Writing Prompt Craftivity for The Year of the Horse

Welcome to the Chinese New Year 2014 Year of the Horse. Are you looking for a craft and writing prompt activity for the Chinese New Year? If so, I have created a great Chinese New Year Writing Prompt Craftivity for you!
Chinese New Year 2014 lessons

Chinese New Year 2014 is the Year of the Horse and here is the perfect writing prompt craft to help your students celebrate.

This Chinese New Year Craftivity includes:
Five Chinese New Year writing prompts that you can print “as is” and the student will color the animal and write on the topic. 
Chinese New Year writing prompt

Next, you will find the same topics formatted for a page topper. If you choose these prompts, add the animal image after those prompts and the decorations if you wish. You can either print these animal page toppers on colored paper or ask your students to color or paint them. We used color pencils here.

Chinese New Year 2014 craft

Here is a picture of my 4th grader working with a preschooler.
Chinese New Year horse craft

The next three items for are graphic organizers to help with the writing process. You will find a clustering/web word organizer, a can/have/need chart, and a KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learned) chart.
Chinese New Year graphic organizers
The set also includes 20 Word Wall words about horses and the Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year word wall
Finally--Then you will find a few posters to help you to display your work.
Chinese New Year Printables
Click {HERE} to find my product at my teaching resource store. Thanks! Robin Sellers
You can view all my Chinese New Year crafts in my teaching resource store if you click on the picture below. Just scroll down once you get to my store.

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