• Christmas,  Math

    5 Easy & Cheap Christmas Math Activities Sure to Bring You Joy

    Is your Christmas “to do” list in the double digits and growing day by day like mine? I thought so. Here are five, last minute, easy, and inexpensive Christmas math activities for your lesson plans. I hope these ideas will bring you a little comfort and joy! Count the Christmas Presents Grab a stack of holiday lunch plates and a bag of tiny present shaped ornaments from the dollar store and you’ll have a Christmas math activity before you can say HO HO HO! I glued a set of old calendar number cards on the lunch plates but you could write numbers with a permanent marker, too. Your preschoolers will…

  • gingerbread-lesson-plans
    Christmas,  Freebies,  Small Groups

    Do you need Gingerbread lesson plans? I’ve done them for you!

    I hope you don’t mind but I did your Gingerbread lesson plans for you! Teachers are busier than ever and the crazy holiday season is here. Plus, this school year has been nothing but one challenge after another. So I thought it might help if you had a week’s worth of lesson plans already done! My favorite activities for morning arrival, circle time books, art ideas, as well as math and literacy games for small groups are all included in these lesson plans. Everything you need for a gingerbread theme is linked right here! Gingerbread Fine Motor Fun at Table Time Morning arrival is the perfect time to fit in…

  • Thanksgiving

    Creating Thanksgiving Memories

    I’m not sure if it’s my mother’s sweet potato casserole or the fact it’s a low-key holiday, but I always look forward to Thanksgiving. In the classroom, we can have Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers that are special yet simple. We can create Thanksgiving memories for our students that will last a lifetime. Let me show you how with some of my favorite holiday ideas! Keepsake Thanksgiving Placemats Children love making them and parents always treasure them, so be sure a cute Thanksgiving placemat is written in your November lesson plans! Here are a few favorite placemats my students have crafted over the years! This quilt-like placemat is filled with colorful…