Friday, May 26, 2017

Ice Cream Activities! Plus a Sale!

Whew! Another year is in the books.  We celebrated the end of the year with an ice cream theme.  Here is a peek of just a few of our activities.
We made sundaes.  The whipped topping is a mixture of shaving cream and white liquid glue.  Real sprinkles were added.  To make the cherry on top, a small piece of red pipe cleaner was hot glued to a red pompom ball.
They look good enough to almost eat! ;)
We did some color the room and draw the room activities with ice cream cone shapes.  Color the room may be now of my little ones favorite activities.

Another craft we did was to make these soft serve cones.  Students cut out the pieces, then scrunched and glued tissue paper to the ice cream.  It was a great activity to work on some fine motor skills.
We also made ice cream cone names by cutting the pieces, gluing the cone together and then writing each letter in order.
For alphabet work, we matched letter sounds to letters of the alphabet.
 We worked on reviewing colors and reading color sight words.
 We also worked on shapes and shape sight words.

 We counted out scoops and put them on top of the correct cones.  And then, of course, we ended our year with an ice cream party.  It was the perfect way to celebrate all our learning!
  Here's a list of everything included in my newest pack.    
Ice Cream Pack Activities
Color Matching Activity: Students match the ice cream cones by color and color word.  To add more of a challenge, use the color sight words in black font.  This activity can be used on cookie sheets, magnet boards, in pocket charts, or be made into a file folder games.

Ice Cream Color Memory Match:  Play a memory game or play face up for younger learners.  Ideas for use: Pass out and have students find their matching partner, place around the room and have students find the matching card.  Can also be used in a pocket chart. An ink saving pattern is available, just run on construction paper or color with markers.

Rainbow Ice Cream Color Student Sheet:  Two versions are available, depending on the level of your learner.  One has color word written in matching color font and the other is in black font.

Ice Cream Shape Cards:  Help students recognize shape sight words with this activity where student match the shapes to the shape words. Use on a cookie sheet, magnet board, in a pocket chart, or make into file folder games.

Color the Room Shape Cards:  Place shape cards around the room.  Students find the cards and color the cones the same color.  There is a second version where students draw the shape, rather than color the shape.

Sweet Shape Cards: Students match ice cream cones by shapes.  Play memory, Go Fish, use cards for a color the room activity, find matching partners, etc.

Sweet Shape Student Sheet:  Students cut and glue the ice cream cones by shape.

Counting Cones:  Students count the number of scoops of ice cream and match the number card.

How many Scoops?  Cones have numbers on them.  Students place that many scoops of ice cream on top of the cone.  There is a blank cone that students can roll a die and place that many scoops on top.  

How Tall is My Ice Cream Cone?  Place in order from greatest to least or least to greatest.

Number cards from 0 to 31:  Use during calendar time, print two copies and play memory, pass out and have students line up in numeral order, place a series of cards in a row.  Students can figure out what number comes before or after or what number is missing in the series.

Alphabet Cards:  Students place upper and lowercase scoops on the cone that has the matching letter sound picture.

Scoop of Sounds Student Sheets:  Students cut and glue the scoop of ice cream on the correct cone.  There are several options available to allow for differentiation.  Match alphabet letter to letter sound (both upper and lowercase are available to choose from).  Match uppercase to lowercase letter or for the easiest version, match like letters.

Alphabet Soft Serve Cones:  Use during calendar time, print two copies and play memory, and use for the student ABC Cones color the letter activity.

ABC Cones:  Pick an alphabet card or name a letter or letter sound.  Students find and color in the letter on their recording sheets.  Four versions of the sheets are available.  Choose the one that works best for your learner(s).

Three Step Sequencing Cards and Student Sheets:  Choose from building a sundae or an ice cream cone.  Color cards are available as a teaching tool and black and white pictures allow students to cut apart and place in order.  Glue on a sentence strip or half a sheet of paper cut lengthwise.

Ice Cream Sundae Patterns:  Patterns to make adorable ice cream sundaes crafts

Anchor Chart Pieces:  Create an anchor chart to show your students’ favorite kind of ice cream, sauce, and/or toppings.  

Swirl Cone Craft:  Students cut and decorate a soft serve ice cream cone. 

Ice Cream Cone Names:  Students sequence the letters of their names on scoops of ice cream and stack on top of a cone for a sweet name activity.

You can find these activities HERE.
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Monday, May 8, 2017

TPT Gift Card Giveaway!

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Flower Power: Learning All About Plants!

 A couple weeks ago, we finished up a study of plants.  My little learners were so engaged and invested in our learning.  To make the above flower activity, I picked up several paint samples from a hardware store.  They happened to have petal shaped cards, which worked out perfectly.  The stems, leaves, and seeds were all cut from paint sample cards, too.
We learned about the parts of flower and the life cycle of a plant.
We planted our own seeds and kept track of the little plants growth with our own journals.
Besides all the science, we jazzed up our every day learning by carrying over our plant theme into our circle time, small groups, and independent activities.
These cute little flowers are actually a first and last name  activity.
You can find all these activities in my Plant Pack.  It's half price this week.  Check it out!
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

ROAR! Dinosaur Activities!

With 20 little ones in my class,  of which 18 are boys, I knew a dinosaur theme would be a huge hit,  And, boy was I ever right!  We are all loving the activities, which are packed full of learning fun.
 We have been working on reading color words.  This Color-saurus sheet made coloring fun, even for boys. ;)
We learned about paleontologists and then practiced using magnifying glasses to identify shapes inside dinosaur eggs and then matched them to their mama dinosaurs!
We practiced matching and naming shapes on our own with this shape-asaurus student sheet.
After dipping dinosaur feet in paint, the little loves painted dinosaur tracks.  LOVED it!
 The paleontologists studied dinosaur bones and fossil making with play dough and sand.  Another huge hit!
 Using dinosaur claws and feet, the little learners wore letters and numbers as we march around saying the alphabet and counting.  Our dinosaur parades we so much fun!
 One sweet boy made his own dinosaur feet and claws to take home! L.O.V.E.
 Speaking of dinosaur feet, we practiced sequencing and writing the alphabet and numbers here.
We also made some take home dinosaur books
We are learning all about different types of dinosaurs and are making a non-fiction book to take home.
We made these adorable baby dinosaur, too.
I put all these activities and MANY more in my newest pack.

Here is a list of everything that is included:
Dinosaur Pack:
Dinosaur Vocabulary:  Introduce little learners to some basic dinosaur vocabulary before you start your unit. and review throughout.  Display in a pocket chart, place in a writing center, and encourage students to write and draw pictures of words.
Dinosaur Colors and Color Words:  Depending on the level of your learner, students can match dinosaurs by color and color word or use words in black font and encourage reading color sight words.
Dinosaur Color Memory Match:  Play memory, ‘Go Fish’, or hide around the room and have students find the matches.  These are just as a few examples of fun things to do with these cards!  A black and white pattern is included to save on ink.
Colorsaurus Student Sheets:  Two versions to choose from, depending on the level of your learner.
Dinosaur Shape Cards:  Students match dinosaurs by shape and shape words.  Shapes included are: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, rhombus, hexagon, oval octagon, pentagon, octagon, star, crescent, and heart.
Dinosaur Egg and Mama Shape Match:  Students can use magnifying glasses (optional) to view the baby dinosaurs in the eggs and then match to the same mama shape dinosaur.
Shape-a-saurus Student Sheet:   Students cut and glue the matching dinosaur on the egg with the same shape.
Dino ABC’s:  Adorable dinosaurs that have upper and lowercase letters on them.  Students can line them up in alphabetical order, match them to dinosaur eggs that have letter sound pictures on them, or use with the Dino-Mite ABC student sheets.
Dinosaur Eggs With Letter Sound Pictures:  Colorful dino eggs that have pictures to represent all the letters of the alphabet.  Match with dinosaur abc’s or use with Dino-mite ABC’s student sheets.
Dinosaur Feet/Claws With Letters of the Alphabet and Numbers to 30:  Run alphabet and number claws/feet on different colors of paper, cardstock, or construction paper, laminate, and cut out. Students can line up in order of the numbers or alphabet letters. They can either carry them as claws or tape them on their feet. March around either reciting the alphabet or count the number of feet we had.  Of course, you need to roar every now and again! 
The same adorable dinosaurs that have abc’s on now have numbers 0 through 31. Students can line them up in numerical order, use with student sheets, sequence and figure out what number comes next or what number is missing.
Stegosaurus Counting Cards 0 -10:  Students count the number of spikes on each Stegosaurus.  Can also match with number, 10 frame and/or tally cards.
Ten Fame Dinosaur Egg Cards:  Ten frame dinosaur eggs from 0 through 10.  Match with Stegosaurus counting cards, tally mark cards and/or number cards
Dinosaur Bones Tally Mark Cards:  Dinosaur bones in a tally mark format.  Cards are from 0 to 20.  
Dinosaur Baby Number Cards:  Adorable baby dinosaurs breaking out of eggs on cards numbered from 0 to 31.
“My Dinosaur Book”  An easy emergent reader with a “This is a ________” format.  Dinosaurs featured include: Tyrannosaur Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Pterodactyl and Brontosaurus.
“What I Know About Dinosaurs”:  Student sheet to go along with emergent reader.  Students cut and glue dinosaur names that are in the book.
All About Dinosaurs:  Students can make their very own factual non-fiction book to take home!  Realistic dinosaur pictures and facts that can be cut and glued on each dinosaur type page.  Students can also draw and write their own facts.  
Plant or Meat Eater Graph:  Pictures to create a graph showing which dinosaurs were meat eaters and which ones were plant eaters.  Use with the realistic dinosaur pictures and facts.  Choose which dinosaurs you want to highlight.
“My Favorite Dinosaur Graph:  Students vote on their favorite dinosaurs.  A student graph page is also included.  Black and white patterns are also included.
Dino-Craftivity:  Patterns and instructions to make an adorable dino craftivity!

You can find it HERE
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