Original idea from @Pinterest Creative education for primaries  .We can use this in foreign language learning with jungle animals A great way to develop jungle animals in target language.Maths measuring activity plus  create a silly poem about animals and which are taller than the children

For the hallway . Are you as tall as a zebra or a penguin? Thanks to the Children's Room at Burbank Central Library for this cute and mathematical display!

How To Make Story Stones! This is a fun way to tell and make up stories with children. Paint objects and characters onto stones and use them to tell a favourite story - like the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar! Or a classic fairy tale like The Three Little Pigs. Story Stones can help [you and] your child be creative and learn the art of story telling. Using paint pens like Posca Pens makes things a lot easier (and less messy!) than regular paint. Use varnish to prolong their life. Once you…

How To Make Story Stones with Uni-ball Posca Pens

How To Make Story Stones! This is a fun way to tell and make up stories with children. Paint objects and characters onto stones and use them to tell a favourite story - like the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar! Or a classic fairy tale like The Three Little Pigs. Story Stones can help [you and] your child be creative and learn the art of story telling. Using paint pens like Posca Pens makes things a lot easier (and less messy!) than regular paint. Use varnish to prolong their life. Once you…

Inspired by the Chapter book Clemency Pogue, Fairy Killer” by JT Petty printable storytelling prompts in a jar by Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Storytelling Prompts for Kids - Tell Me A Story

Storytelling Inspired by the Chapter book Clemency Pogue, Fairy Killer by JT Petty printable storytelling prompts in a jar by Kitchen Counter Chronicles

16 common feelings/emotions charts for writers to SHOW and not just tell!

Show Don't Tell Charts

16 common feelings/emotions charts for writers to SHOW and not just tell!

Showing vs. Telling Writing Anchor Chart! This blog post also contains a FREE Show Don't Tell Bingo game!

Show, Don't Tell: A FREE Writing Lesson

One of my all-time favorite writing topics focuses on writing showing sentences instead of telling sentences. The anchor chart below highlights the difference between a showing sentence and a telling

The Growing Room Ideas for teaching children writing creative story vocabulary spelling sentence paragraph words fun games

Sentence Writing - Expanding, adding who, what, when, where, why

an 8 x 11 sized "poster" created to help my second grade students to remember to write better sentences. It helps them to remember to include details in their sentences and try to paint a picture with words, including verbs, adjectives, nouns, etc.

Literacy activities outdoors :: outdoor learning :: garden classroom ideas :: outdoor play spaces

The Garden Classroom

Word Choice Craftivity... perfect for the month of October, but could be used any time of the year! $

Word Choice Halloween Craftivity: The Dull Word Graveyard

Word Choice Craftivity... perfect for the month of October, but could be used any time of the year! $

Make a nursery rhyme singing basket for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy singing their favourite songs with parents and care-givers! Fantastic for early language development and creativity for the very smallest children and a great activity for children learning English as an additional language too. I recently wrote about the fantastic benefits of rhyming...Read More »

Nursery Rhyme Singing Basket: baby and toddler play

Make a nursery rhyme singing basket for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy singing their favourite songs with parents and care-givers! Fantastic for early language development and creativity for the very smallest children and a great activity for

28 Mini Thesaurus Charts perfect for writing journals! Comes mini and standard size!

Thesaurus Charts - synonyms for common words

Writing: 28 Mini Thesaurus Charts perfect for writing journals! Comes mini and standard size!

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Subplot Ideas: 5 Tips for Writing Better Subplots

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Games to play with musical shakers to help develop speech and language skills. Ideas for songs and games plus making your own DIY shakers and instruments with kids

Toddler Games with Musical Shakers, for Speech and Language Development

Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light Games to play with musical shakers to help develop speech and language skills. Ideas for songs and games plus making your own DIY shakers and instruments with kids

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