Feb 22

The vegetable garden: Spring themed math and language activities

This package provides many great math and language activities and is a valuable addition to farm or spring themes. There are 40 suggestions included on how you may use the materials. The package is available on TpT.

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Feb 16

Flowers math games

Bring flowers into the classroom with this 42 page package of flower themed math games!

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This flower themed math games package contains games with which the children can playfully practice counting, the colors, numbers on the dice and the number symbols up to fifteen. To top it off, there are twenty circle time actvities with flowers included in this package.

Open a flower shop and let the children sell colorful bouquets of flowers. The customer visits the shop with a shopping list, a ‘Bouquet card’. On this card is shown what the bouquet should look like; how many flowers and what colors. The seller arranges the flowers into a beautiful bouquet. The necessary materials can be found with the game ‘Bouquets’.

The ‘Flower fields’ are marker cards, where the children count flowers and look for the correct number symbol. They put a mark on the correct answer. A good exercise for counting and fine motor skills.

‘Picking Flowers’ is a fun game that is played with several children. The children throw the color dice and follow a route through the field of flowers.

‘Coloring flowers’ is a game in which the colors and counting are practiced. This is also the case in ‘Flower Dice’, a game that can be played together.

Finally, there are plenty of flowers planted in ‘Planting flowers’. A game sheet with many variants.

For group activities with flowers there are twenty suggestions for circle time. These activities are for the whole group with various levels of difficulty.

The Flowers math games package is available at TpT.

Feb 11

Little knight math games

Conrad is a knight in training who learns many things from knight Roderick, like shooting at a target and repairing damaged shields. Conrad is starting to become a real knight. It is time for him to choose a nice shield with diamonds at the blacksmith’s …

This brand new, 55 page package contains three ‘knightly’ math games with knight Roderick and his squire Conrad.

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In the first game “Targets”, Roderick teaches Conrad how to shoot with bow and arrow. Conrad practices many hours and his arrows hit the target! Children name the scored numbers and add up the score. An exciting game that offers many challenges.

In the second game, “Shields,” Conrad repairs shields that have been broken during a knightly duel. There are some diamonds missing from the shields. By mirroring Conrad knows which diamonds he has put on the shield. The children help Conrad with this. With a good visualization ability they will certainly succeed.

The third game is called “Squires”. Here Roderick lets Conrad choose a shield because he is starting to become a real knight. Conrad knows what he wants and has prepared a drawing of the shield of his dreams to show the blacksmith. Counting cards will show the children how to make the shield for Conrad. They playfully practice counting, the number symbols and colors.

All games in this package have multiple levels, so each child can practice at their own level. Additionally, this package contains twenty suggestions for circle time activities with diamonds. These activities will train observation, auditory memory and visualization.

The Little knight math games package is available at TpT.

Jan 31

Animal sound bingo

I created a new game for your classroom (or at home!). It’s called animal sound bingo.

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This is a bingo game where the students have to listen to short animal sound clips and match them to the photos of these animal on their bingo cards. The package contains 24 animal sound clips, a check sheet and 32 different cards. This is great fun for in the classroom! From Kindergarten to fourth graders (and above), everyone will enjoy this!

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Jan 25

Tangram

Do you use Tangram games in the classroom? Tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap.

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This game practices spatial awareness, geometric concepts, problem solving, shapes and mathematical concepts like symmetry and congruency.

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Jan 20

Musical instrument bingo

This is a new game I created which you can use both in the classroom and at home. The game is called Musical Instrument Bingo.

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This is a bingo game where the students have to listen to short musical instrument sound clips and match them to the photos of these instruments on their bingo cards. The package contains 24 musical instrument sound clips, a check sheet and 32 different cards. This is great fun for in the classroom! From Kindergarten to fourth graders (and above), everyone will enjoy this!

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Jan 09

Linktip: TeacherPayTeachers

35318344If you are a teacher, sometimes you need a specialized worksheet, a differentiated activity or a game that isn’t commercially available. That is why a lot of teachers, probably even you reading this blog, create resources for your students yourself. And most of the time, these great resources are only used in your classroom and at best shared amongst your direct colleagues.

So what if the teachers community around the world could benefit from them too? And how great would it be to get paid beyond your regular salary for what you create? This is where teachers communities comes in, and one of the most popular marketplaces for these materials is Teachers pay Teachers (TpT).

Teachers pay Teachers was created by New York public school teacher Paul Edelman in 2006. Nowadays millions of teachers visit the site, with thousands maintaining their own TpT stores. On the site you can find both free and premium / paid resources on all subject areas and levels. It’s easy to sign up to start downloading (or selling) materials.

So use this link tip not only if you’re looking for materials, but also if you create resources yourself which you would to share with the rest of the world!

Have a look at my own TpT store here. You can sign up for free by clicking here.

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