Friday, July 7, 2017

Color Grid Reference Game + A Freebie

I played a fun game with my kiddos on a chessboard the other day. They absolutely loved it.
This is a great activity because it has more than one focus. While practicing their colors, kiddos learn grid reference and build their fine motor skills during play.

Here is what you need:

a chessboard
pom poms (lots of them)
recording sheets (optional)

 
 The objective of the game is simple. Set up the chessboard with pom poms. Call the coordinate points, the children have to read the grid coordinates and identify colors in the correct positions.

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

 Here is the recording sheet I wiped up for this. I created a simple recording sheet without coordinates. You can grab a copy by clicking the picture.

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

The objective of the game is to read the grid coordinates name the color and simply color the recording sheets.

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

Setting up this game is a little bit time-consuming. So I created a resource based on this game. Now I can use this game with my students for independent work, as review work, or even as a center activity!

First, I created the Color Grid Reference Game...

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie

...seeing that my students enjoy playing this game I created the Woodland Animals Grid Reference Game.

Grid Reference Game Plus A Freebie


Both packets include:
- 3 different (8x6) grids.

Grid Reference Game Board

- Recording sheets with coordinates (3x12) and

Grid Reference Game Recording Sheet

- Answer key

Grid Reference Game Answer Sheets

- There are also blank recording sheets that can be used to extend the activity.

The best part about this packet is that it can be easily differentiated.
The older students have to read the grid coordinates and write the color words in the recording sheets, while the youngest kids can find a color and simply color the recording sheets.

Grid Reference Game Rules


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Skip Counting and A Freebie

Skip Counting is a basic skill that helps with number sense, patterns, telling time, estimation, and multiplication! I am so excited to have made my first Skip Counting resources. These Woodland Animal Resources were a lot of fun to make and I look forward to making many more of them in the future! 
I created five skip counting resources so far:

1. Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Clip it Cards

 2. Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Picture Puzzle

 3. Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Cut and Paste Worksheets

4. Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Worksheets

5. FREE Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Bookmarks (You can find the FREE printable at the end of this post)

If you'd like to check it out you can click any of the pictures below.

My woodland animal theme skip counting packets include the following animals: wolf, fox, bear, hedgehog, bunny, raccoon, deer, squirrel, owl.

1. Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Clip it Cards

 

Woodland Animals Skip Counting Clip it Cards

This set of 111 self correcting clip cards are highly engaging and motivating! Great for your students to master skip counting by 2's...3's...4's...5's...6's...7's...8's...9's...10's...11's...12's
I made my cards self-checking, which makes them PERFECT for independent work!

To make the cards you simply:
- cut around the edge,
- fold in half and
- glue.
You can laminate them if you like.


Skip Counting Self Checking Clip it Cards


HOW TO PLAY?
Use a clothespin.
Pick the answer.
Flip the card over to check is it correct.

2. Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Picture Puzzle

 

Woodland Animals Skip Counting Picture Puzzle


There are 10 different woodland animals picture puzzles, each color and b&w.

The children simply cut out the strips and put the pictures together by skip counting. So much fun!

You can use the b&w version as a coloring pages - Students simply cut out the puzzle strips, glue back in numerical order on construction paper according to the skip counting pattern and color the pictures.

Skip Counting Picture Puzzle


I recommend printing the color version on card stock or laminate and have students use over and over again.

Woodland Animals Skip Counting Picture Puzzle


You can use this in your math centers, as individual work, partner work, as an early finisher activity, homework.

3. Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Cut and Paste Worksheets

 

Woodland Animals Skip Counting Cut and Paste Worksheets
  
This set of 9 Skip Counting Cut and Paste Worksheets is a cheaper version of my Skip Counting Picture Puzzle. 
The children simply cut and paste the number tiles in the correct order.

Skip Counting Cut and Paste Worksheets

4. Woodland Forest Animals Skip Counting Worksheets

 

Woodland Animals Skip Counting Worksheets


This is a print and go to teach type of resource.  Plus, ALL of your students will be learning and having fun at their own level since it is already differentiated for you.

Skip Counting Worksheets


Skip Counting Worksheets


 Answer key included!

Answer Key



I wanted to share a freebie that I created to go with my Woodland Animals Skip Counting Resources.

Subscribe to my newsletter to download your FREE Skip Counting Bookmarks.

FREE Skip Counting Bookmarks


Well, that's it! What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Woodland Forest Animals Growing Bundle and A Freebie

If you are looking for fun, engaging and simple kids crafts and boredom busters to help you have more fun with your kids, here you go! You only need paper, crayons or markers, scissors for the students and glue.
I have  a frog craft for you to download if you’d like!  Zip to the end of this post for the freebie.


These Easy Woodland Animal Craft Sets are perfect for Animal Units. It can be a great addition to your bulletin boards!
It includes all of the animal parts that can either be printed on cardstock for each student or cut out and used as a template for students to trace on construction paper. You can either copy the template onto white paper and let your students color, cut and paste the animals, or copy onto color paper.
Step by step instructions included.

My Woodland Forest Animals Bundle is a growing bundle and is not yet completed. It will take a few weeks to complete.
I will increase the price of this product each time I add a new pack, so you save more by purchasing early!

This growing bundle packet includes the following Woodland Animal Craft:

Animals Craft Reindeer - Template Cut and Paste

Woodland Forest Animals Reindeer Craft Template - Cut and Paste

  Animals Craft Hedgehog - Template Cut and Paste

Woodland Forest Animals Hedgehog Craft Template - Cut and Paste


Woodland Animals Craft Wolf - Template Cut and Paste

Woodland Forest Animals Wolf Craft Template - Cut and Paste




Woodland Forest Animals Fox Craft Template Cut and Paste

Owl - coming soon
Bunny - coming soon
Squirrel - coming soon
Bear - coming soon
Raccoon - coming soon


Would you like to try a sample from this packet?

This packet includes the following templates:
Template no.1 - small frog - b&w version - one template per sheet
Template no.2 - big frog
Template no.3 - small frog - color version - one template per sheet
Template no.4 - small frog - if you need more than one set printed onto color paper.

  Step by step instructions included.

 Subscribe to my newsletter to download your FREE Frog Craft.

I hope you find it useful!


What Customers are saying...

"Such adorable crafts! Thank you for creating and sharing this awesome resource." - Nancy J.

"So much fun! This will go with with a lot of activities throughout the year" - Michelle L.

"Can't wait to do these crafts with my kinders! Thank you!" - Buyer

"Perfect resource for my students. Will get much use from this set. Thorough and fun! Thank you." - Angela Huggins 

"These are AWESOME! Thank you so much! Looking forward to the rest!" -  Miss April Rose

"A great bundle - will go well with a variety of units throughout the year!" - Little Mrs M

"Absolutely adorable! Thank you!" - Learning With A Smile

Have fun crafting!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Color Sight Word Puzzle

Here is a fun game to play with your students. This game is a great way to practice color recognition, reading, and more!
Putting a puzzle together can be challenging for those without much experience. However, it will flexing your students brain muscles, and improve fine motor skills.
Puzzles are a great option for your early finishers, morning work, or even intervention groups.
Puzzles work well as individual work, partner work, and small group work.
Students with special needs also do well with these, once they understand the concept.

Just print and cut on the lines and you have instant engaging activity.

Color Sight Words Puzzle

I recommend printing them on cardstock and laminating them.
You can put them into plastic baggies.

There are 6 puzzle sets, 8 pieces to each puzzle.


Puzzle Classroom Game

You can make your sets color coded by printing the cards on the white side of the scrapbook paper. In case you do not have scrapbook paper, I added a different zig-zag background paper for each puzzle set.
Color Puzzle Background


I also added a color saving version, for those like me, who wants to save on ink. :)



Each puzzle piece has 6 colors. The student assembles the puzzle by matching the colors.



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Puzzle-3131848

Students can play with each puzzle set (8 pieces) separately. You can also make the game more difficult by playing with 2 or more puzzle sets.



Colors included in this set are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, gray/grey, black and white.

Happy Teaching!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FREE Telling Time Worksheets

 Just a quick post to share my newest telling time freebie with my teaching friends.

Telling time can be daunting for kiddos! Do you need some engaging resources to reinforce telling time? I use these worksheets to reinforce telling time as well as assess how well my students read the time on a clock.


If you are interested in the unit where the above example was taken from, you can take a look at it in my Teacher Pay Teachers store.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-Worksheets-3084557

This packet includes 26 telling time worksheets.

This packet covers:
A - Time to the hour
B - Quarter past the hour
C - Time to the hour and quarter past the hour
D - Time to the half hour
E - Time to the hour and time to the half hour
F - Time to the hour, time to the half hour and quarter past the hour
G - Quarter to the hour
H - Time to the hour and quarter to the hour
I - Quarter to the hour and quarter past the hour
J - Time to the hour, quarter past the hour, half past the hour
and quarter to the hour
K - Z Time to the nearest five minutes, covers all of the above

Helps to meet common core standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.B.3 - Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
2.MD.C.7 - Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes using a.m. and p.m. 

You can download my FREE sample page, go ahead and grab your free telling time worksheet:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Sample-Telling-Time-Worksheets-3084587

Need other telling time activities? Check out my telling time resources HERE.






Thursday, March 9, 2017

Telling Time Bundle

 Help you kids master telling time with this bundle. This packet is loaded with  hands on activities that make telling time fun.
All my telling time resources are color coded in the same way
1. pink set - time to the hour
 2. pink set - time to the hour with am, pm
 3. blue set - quarter past the hour
 4. orange set - time to the half hour
 5. green set - quarter to the hour
 6. yellow set - time to the nearest 5 minutes

 You can differentiate easily by customizing with target pages.

Helps to meet common core standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.B.3 - Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
2.MD.C.7 - Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes using a.m and p.m

Telling Time packets available in my store separately and in this bundle: 
This resource is a cut and paste activity. Students have to read the time, cut them out, color them, and paste them under the proper clock. When your students finish this activity you will get four great posters to display.
Color and black and white version included.
 







To make the clip cards you simply:
- cut around the edge,
- fold in half and
- glue.
You can laminate them if you like.

Use a clothespin. Pick the answer. Flip the card over to check is it correct.








 I have who has is an easy-to-play game, a great way to practice with the whole class.

Six I have, who has games included.
149 cards in total. +149 cards B&w version

The cards are color coded:
1. pink set - time to the hour - 13 cars
2. pink set - time to the hour with am, pm - 24 cards
3. blue set - quarter past the hour - 24 cards
4. orange set - time to the half hour - 24 cards
5. green set - quarter to the hour - 24 cards
6. yellow set - time to the nearest 5 minutes - 40 cards

Directions for use are also included.


 These task cards and game cards will give your students plenty of practice.

- Time to the Hour
- Time to the Half Hour
- Quarter to the Hour
- Quarter Past the Hour
- Time to the nearest 5 minutes

This kit includes:
-144 task cards
- 6 different recording sheets
- Bang cards

Task cards are super effective, simple and fun resources for any centers, stations, partner work, individual work, classroom games. You can use these cards to play Bang or Scoot classroom game.

You can differentiate easily by customizing with target pages.

Scoot is a great game to play with task cards. Simply place a task card on each desk in your classroom. Students move around the classroom answering questions. Children will answer the questions on their answer sheets.
Say “SCOOT!” when you want them to move to the next number. You can go as fast as you like. Then you can check the answers with the class.

If you want to play BANG classroom game, just add some Bang cards, place all the cards in a pile on the table and get ready to play the game! Players take turns to take a card. If they know the answer, they keep the card. If the player is incorrect, the card goes back under the pile. Continue taking turns and collecting correctly answered cards. If students get a BANG card, they have to give all of their cards back to you. The player with the most cards wins the game.

Telling Time Task Cards
These clock labels will help your students learn to tell time. Just print, laminate, cut and place around your clock. The labels are in five minute intervals. I have also included o'clock, quarter past, quarter after, half past, quarter to and quarter before.