Lego STEM Activities for Young Engineers
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by Nicole
7M ago
Do you have a Lego lover at your house or have a ton of Lego bricks on hand? If so, these Lego STEM activities are for you! I love these new ways that you can use Legos. Kids of all ages will have a lot of fun designing simple machines and tackling these Lego engineering challenges. What is STEM Education? The short description is that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education.  It is a hands-on way of exploring different science and math concepts while solving problems. STEM education promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and thinking outside of the box ..read more
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Free Hanukkah Coloring Pages for Kids
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by Nicole
7M ago
Are you looking for a fun way to practice addition during the celebration of Hanukkah? These free printable Hanukkah coloring pages are for you! Kids of all ages will have fun with this color by number activity.  What is Hanukkah?  Hanukkah is a jewish holiday. The Hanukkah celebration is an eight-day holiday that involves lighting of the Menorah. A prayer and blessing is offered during each lighting. Children of all ages enjoy the special meals, songs, games, and gifts that are a part of the holiday season.    Happy Hanukkah Coloring Page The free printables include image ..read more
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Sight Words Q Tip Painting Printables
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by Nicole
8M ago
Are you looking for a fun way to practice sight words and strengthen fine motor skills? Q-tip painting sight words is a great way to do both. We even offer q-tip painting printables for younger children who are not yet working on sight words.  With this activity, children will develop hand-eye coordination and strengthen hand muscles while reading and spelling words. This printable set is a great addition to a literacy center. Not to mention, it’s such an easy activity. Children will have so much fun making words by using different colors of tempera paint.   Materials Q tips free p ..read more
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Color Your Own Halloween Bookmarks (Free Printable)
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by Nicole
11M ago
Spooky season is quickly approaching which means classroom parties, fall festivals, community activities, and trick-or-treating. These free printable Halloween bookmarks are perfect for any Halloween occasion involving children of all ages.  Halloween Bookmarks Children love funny pumpkins, little black cats, and spooky ghosts. These bookmarks are made with friendly characters that will bring Halloween joy to your little one’s life.  Classroom Parties Coloring is always a favorite activity for younger kids. These Halloween coloring bookmarks would make great party favors for your chi ..read more
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Free Christmas Coordinate Graphing Worksheets
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by Nicole
11M ago
Are you looking for fun educational games that include plotting points on a coordinate plane? You will want to add these mystery picture pages to your lesson plans.  In 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade students will begin to graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. They will work with whole numbers first and then extend the coordinate grid to include negative numbers. Have fun with these graphing activities with a Christmas twist.    Connect each of the end points in the printable worksheet to find what Christmas themed picture appears. There are 8 different Christmas work ..read more
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Great Books about Space for Kids
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by Nicole
1y ago
Are you looking to spark your child’s curiosity and interest in space? Whether your little one is a budding astronomer or just loves adventure, I’ve rounded up the best children’s books about space. Many kids know about the 1969 Apollo 11 mission and Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Buzzù Aldrin’s moon landing. But few know the behind the scenes events that occurred during the U.S. and Soviet Union space race. Or how about the fascinating story of the Mercury 13ù women pilots, who fought prejudice, sabotage, and jealousy in the 1960s to help light the way for the first American femal ..read more
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8 Awesome Books about Respect for Kids
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by Nicole
1y ago
Tired of telling your kids over and over that it’s not okay to throw their books all over the floor? They may need more lessons in respect. Kids are not robots and shouldn’t be treated as such. But they do need to learn important life skills, such as respect. In raising four kids and also in my former job as a nanny, one thing that has been consistent with all kids is that respect cannot just be told and expected. It is a process learned through actions taken by them, as well as everyone around them. Give the Kids Respect One of the easiest ways to teach respect is to give it. Kids are great c ..read more
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Shadow Activities and Experiments for Kids
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by Nicole
1y ago
Young children are fascinated by their shadow on a sunny day. Watching your shadow change as you move your body or running from your shadow are things kids of all ages have memories of. Experimenting and creating with shadows are a fun way to explore light and other Science concepts. Give these educational shadow activities a try.  ​Science of a Shadow Here are a few things you need to know about shadows. Light travels in straight lines. If something is blocking the light source, that creates a shadow. Depending on which direction the light is coming from changes where the shadow is.  ..read more
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Fun and Simple Preschool Magnet Experiments
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by Nicole
1y ago
Experimenting with magnets is so much fun and can be as simple as an open ended exploration. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some preschool magnet experiments that kids will love.  Fun Magnet Activities Our favorite magnet activity for young children is to experiment with a magnet and small items to see what is magnetic and what is not. This old favorite is great fun and the possibilities are endless as young kids explore this concept. Types of Magnets (affiliate links) magnet wand horseshoe magnets bar magnet   Items to Experiment with paper clips pipe cleaners (cut i ..read more
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Fun Feather Activities and Crafts for Kids
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by Nicole
1y ago
Are you looking for ways to explore, experiment, or create with different types of feathers? You’ve come to the right place! These feather activities for kids are so much fun for young children.  ​Fun Feather Activities Feathers and Wind The first feather activity is one that you should try today! Get out a fan and a handful of artificial feathers. You can find these at your local craft store. Experiment with wind by letting go of the feathers in front of the fan. Hold them in different spots to see where you can send the feather flying. Young learners will spend a lot of time exploring ..read more
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