Balloon tennis for an indoor gross motor sensory play game.  This is a perfect activity for the end of the school year.  Great for students with motor challenges and other special learning needs.  Read more at:  http://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/balloon-tennis-gross-motor-play-activity/

Balloon Tennis Indoor Gross Motor Play Activity

Data Collection Activity for the whole class. This data activity is a whole -class activity which has your students performing all the essential steps of data collection. The activity is based on students’ favorite dessert. It begins with students voting for their favorite dessert (choosing from cupcakes, pie, ice-cream and donuts) and creating a tally chart using the results. Using their tally chart, they then create a bar graph to represent the results. Next, students answer a set of…

Data Collection Activity - Our Favorite Dessert

Data Collection Activity for the whole class. This data activity is a whole -class activity which has your students performing all the essential steps of data collection. The activity is based on students’ favorite dessert. It begins with students voting for their favorite dessert (choosing from cupcakes, pie, ice-cream and donuts) and creating a tally chart using the results. Using their tally chart, they then create a bar graph to represent the results. Next, students answer a set of…

10 pack practice worksheets - Will need to use this in class next year!

10 pack practice worksheets - This Teachers Pay Teachers store is an INCREDIBLE resource for Life Skills worksheets! Empowered-By-THEM

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Free Blends Cards and Dice. Perfect for class posters or small group activities. So helpful for teaching kids how to read blends.

Free Blends Cards and Dice

TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ - Free Blends Cards and Dice. Perfect for class posters or small group activities. So helpful for teaching kids how to read blends. - Super Effective Program Teaches Children Of All Ages To Read.

Having taught for a number of years, I have built up a collection of tried and tested circle time games, which have not only been enjoyable for the children but beneficial too. Many of these games encourage teamwork and social interaction. Children...

Circle Time Games and Activities: A Must for Any Teacher

Circle time games and activities. A collection of tried and tested circle time games, which have not only been enjoyable for the children but beneficial too. Many of these games encourage teamwork and social interaction.

Teacher Tools to "Technify" Your Classroom!

By Bethany Petty The classrooms of today have the potential to look vastly different than those of the past. Many teachers have access to a vast array of technology tools that can be used in the classroom to increase student engagement.

Help preschoolers learn about friendship and sharing with this fun activity inspired by Should I Share My Ice Cream? Perfect for a preschool class activity on friendship & sharing, a playdate, or even for siblings who are learning to share. So easy to set up and super fun!

Pass the Ice Cream: Sharing Activity for Preschoolers

Help preschoolers learn about friendship and sharing with this fun activity inspired by Should I Share My Ice Cream? Perfect for a preschool class activity on friendship & sharing, a playdate, or even for siblings who are learning to share. So easy to set

My favorite Back To School Activity! It's the perfect whole class activity to help build community in your classroom at the beginning of the school year.  Students share what they are looking for in a new friend, and how they can be a good friend to others.  Perfect for first, second, third and fourth grade!

Favorite Back To School Activity: Friend Wanted Ads

My favorite Back To School Activity! It's the perfect whole class activity to help build community in your classroom at the beginning of the school year. Students share what they are looking for in a new friend, and how they can be a good friend to other

Multisensory instruction is a way of teaching that engages more than one sense at a time. For kids with reading issues like dyslexia, the use of sight, hearing, movement and touch can be helpful for learning. Here are a few of many possible examples of multisensory techniques teachers use to help struggling readers.

8 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Reading

Multisensory instruction is a way of teaching that engages more than one sense at a time. For kids with reading issues like dyslexia, the use of sight, hearing, movement and touch can be helpful for learning. Here are a few of many possible examples of mu

Class Activities. Good for brain breaks, morning meeting, team building. From the blog: Tinkering with Teaching.

I am ALWAYS on the lookout for new games and activities to use as brain-breaks or team building activities in my morning meeting --especial.

Flying cupids, launching hearts, and so much more! Let's kick off the season with a 14 Valentines Day STEM challenges countdown. Valentines Day STEM activities are simple twists on everyday STEM activities. Adding hearts, traditional holiday colors, or themed candies/supplies is great for young kids. Encourage a love of learning with holiday themed STEM activities. #valentinesdaySTEM #valentinesdayscience #science #STEM

Valentines Day STEM Activities and Challenges for Kids

Flying cupids, launching hearts, and so much more! Let's kick off the season with a 14 Valentines Day STEM challenges countdown. Valentines Day STEM activities are simple twists on everyday STEM activities. Adding hearts, traditional holiday colors, or themed candies/supplies is great for young kids. Encourage a love of learning with holiday themed STEM activities. #valentinesdaySTEM #valentinesdayscience #science #STEM

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