Roll a Star - Make a Word | Literacy Games for Kids

Make learning to spell fun with this easy game for kids. This roll a star - make a word game connects 1:1 correspondence, fine motor skills, and knowledge of letter sounds into one activity. Play on your own or with a friend.

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Roll a Star and Make a Word Game for grade schoolers

Roll a Star - Make a Word | Literacy Games for Kids

Learning Objective: Children will build words of varying lengths.

All About Me Writing Activity for Young Children

All about me is a popular theme in the early childhood classroom. That is because children LOVE to talk about themselves!  It is a great way to introduce other academic concepts such as writing.  In this lesson, children will draw a picture of themselves, label body parts, and write their name.

All About Me Writing Activity for Young Children: FREE printable for parents and teachers

All About Me Writing Activity for Young Children

Where the Wild Things Are Color Tree Game

Finding ways for kids to express their feelings can be challenges.  Sometimes exploring a book together like Where the Wild Things Are can help to explore these emotions.  I'm sharing a colorful game to help kids learn to identify how they are feelings.  Don't forget to check out at the bottom all of the other ideas to use as your read Where the Wild Things Are. 

Create a playful Color Tree Game inspired by the book Where the Wild Things Are
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A classic book that I hope all children have the opportunity to read is Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice Sendak . The characters in the story bring your child into a magical world where one special boy is the king of the Wild Things. It also shares that it’s ok to dream and think big and that at the end of the day you are loved, even with a bowl of warm soup. It addresses the topic of anger with kids a topic which is important to discus with your child.

How to Make Your Own First Day of School Sign

Sending your child to the First Day of School is a memorable event no matter how old they are.  Create a special number for the first day of school pictures. It's a fun way to get them involved in making a keepsake for the first day of school.   Here's how to make... 

Make a Fun First day of School Sign with your child and create a keepsake using recycled materials

First Day of School Number Sign

After School Activities for Kids {Week 35}

This week we welcome the beginning of September which for me shouts apples! Apples are such a fun theme to start the school year off with kids. Apple are bright, colorful and tasty!  I thought it might be fun to share with you a few apple activities on The Educators' Spin On It to get you in the mood for the  upcoming fall season.

Apple Activities for After School 

I'll be adding a few more Apple Themed Activities on the site too this week so keep checking back!  

Tell me have you ever been apple picking with your kids? Might be a fun after school enrichment activity to add to your calendar this fall.

After School Activities for Kids featured at The Educators' Spin On It

After School Linky Party {Week 35} 

8 Fun and Easy Math Activities to do with Counting Blocks

I was so excited to find these counting blocks for $1.00 at Target!  They have similar ones at the dollar stores and Michaels too.  We have been playing and learning with them for a few weeks now.  Here are 8 fun and easy math activities that you can do with these:

8 Fun and Easy Math Activities to do with Counting Blocks

Write and Wipe, a Letter Learning Activity with WaterWipes

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When learning how to write, young children need exposure to a variety of writing materials and things to write on. Knowing the letter names is also an important part of early literacy. This activity combines the two! White boards are one of my favorite early writing practice activities as they are a different texture and BIG!  Try this write and wipe letter learning activity in your home or classroom this week!

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