shape activities

1-2-3 Come Do Some Fall-Themed Math Activities With Me

Oh my goodness this packet took a lot of time to put together! I hope you find it super-helpful and time saving, as it's chock full of quick, easy and fun math activities, that cover a variety of Common Core standards.

K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, They are very versatile, so you can differentiate, making the lesson easier or more difficult, to fit your needs and grade level. (PK-1st).

Use them throughout the month for early finishers, extra help for strugglers, brain breaks, centers, review, table top lessons, assessments, homework, ESL help, or "just for fun” plug-ins when you have a few spare minutes. Tuck a few in your sub folder too.

K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, Pick and choose what's appropriate and put together a Happy Thanksgiving packet to send home over break.

There are worksheets, several craftivities, puzzles, as well as dice, spinner & paper-pencil games, for the following:

* Counting
* Sequencing
* Ordinal numbers
* Telling digital & analog time to the hour & half hour
K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, * Counting to 100 and 120
* 100 chart activities and games
* Skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's
K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, * Sorting odd and even numbers
* "What's Missing?" worksheets
* "I Spy a Number" worksheet-games, for numbers 0-10 and 10-20, with a blank worksheet to program with higher numbers.
Perfect for whole-group assessing.
* Fact families
* Number words
K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, * Strategy
* Coin counting
* 2D Shapes
* 10 frame activities
* Place Value
K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, * Groups/sets
* Fill in the missing ad ends
* Addition worksheets and games
K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, * Subtraction worksheets and games
* Tally marks
* Greater than, less than, and equal to
* +1 more worksheets
* +10 more worksheets
* "Dots and Boxes" game
* Graphing
* Listening & Following Directions

K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, Wow! That's just about a little bit of most everything!

Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to have a look see at this whopping 177-page, November Math Packet for PK-1st.

K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, The featured FREEBIE today, also has a Thanksgiving theme. 

It's an educational placemat that you can use for your Thanksgiving feast, or if you don't do one at school, use it on that last crazy day before break.

K math activities for fall, 1st grade math activities for fall, graphing activities, print & go math worksheets for K, print & go math worksheets for 1st, place value activities, place value crafts, math crafts, math games, Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. 

I'm anxious to get some smaller Thanksgiving packets completed, before I run out of November! Wishing you a relaxing day.

"If months were marked by colors, November in New England, would be colored gray." - Madeleine M. Kunin

1-2-3 Come Do Some Shape Activities With Me

Are you studying 2D shapes?  If so, I think your kiddos will really enjoy learning & practicing with these super-fun, hands-on activities, featured in my newest packet: Scarecrow Shapes.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessmentsThe packet is stuffed with a variety of hands-on fun for learning 2D shapes.

Here’s what you’ll get:

* An emergent reader, “The Scarecrow’s Nose”, which practices a variety of standards, and packs a lot of sight word clout, as I’ve included 33 Dolch words.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessmentsChildren read the sentence, add end punctuation: (period, question mark & exclamation point).

They trace and write the shape & color word, trace and draw the shape, then color the picture.

There is a pattern with 2-on-a-one-page template, as well as 4-on-a-page to make an Itty Bitty booklet.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessmentsOn the last page, children draw a scarecrow. The nose is their favorite shape and color.

* There’s a whole-group graphing activity to graph the results.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessments* I've also included a really cute “My Scarecrow’s Nose” slider craftivity. 

"Socrates" is not only super-fun, but a quick, easy, and interesting way to whole group assess 2D shapes.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessmentsI’ve included a full-page size, as well as a smaller, 2-on-a-page pattern.

* There's also 7 shape worksheets that practice a variety of standards, as well as ...

* 6 colorful pocket chart cards, plus a matching black and white set, so students can make a Shape Flip Booklet, plus ...

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessments* 5 shape games along with ...

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessments* 4 assessments using just one worksheet!  And finally,

* A bookmark-size, “color me” certificate of praise. 

This packet is a whopping 63 pages long. 

Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to have a look: Scarecrow Shapes: Emergent Reader, Games, Worksheets & Craftivities and let the learning fun begin.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessmentsI hope your kiddos enjoy learning with "Socrates" as much as mine did. 

Today's featured FREEBIE is also another fun way to practice shapes.

Back in 2009, I designed Silly Shaped Penguins

Because it's one of my most popular downloads, throughout the years I've added to the menagerie. 

Since it's fall, I thought the Silly Shaped Owls were perfect for a fall FREEBIE.  Hope you enjoy them.  

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, shape activities, shape crafts, shape assessments, fall centers, owl activities, emergent reader booklets, owl activities, owl crafts, shape games, shape assessmentsWell that's it for today.  I have so many projects "in process" and scattered all over my desk , that I'm not sure where to begin. 

October is flying by way too fast! Wishing you an awesome autumn. 

"I craft so hard, I sweat glitter!" -Unknown

 

1-2-3 Come Do Some Monster Activities With Me

Ever since Disney came out with Monsters Inc, monsters have gone from something scary to something sweet, helpful and rather loveable.

monster activities, shape activities, Halloween activities, emergent readers, shape games, 2D shape actiitiesBecause these cute creatures are super-popular with children, I decided to design a few monster things for my October activities.

Thus, "Shapely Monsters" was born, and like Disney, my monsters are adorable.

This emergent reader, packs a lot of Dolch punch, as students practice color and number words, as well as 2D shapes.

monster shape bookletChildren read the simple sentences; trace & write the shape, color & number words associated with that monster, then color the “shapely monster” the matching color, adding the appropriate number of eyes.

For the last page, students design their own monster, using their favorite color, and draw on as many eyes as they are years old.

monster activities, shape activities, Halloween activities, emergent readers, shape games, 2D shape actiitiesTo cover another math standard, I’ve also included a graphing extension, featuring Marvin the marvelous monster who is helping to search for, count & color the various 2D shapes.

Besides the full-page booklet, to conserve paper & ink, I’ve also included 2-on-a-page templates to make a smaller emergent reader.  You can use the larger one as a teacher's edition.  

When everyone has completed their booklet, read it aloud as a whole group to practice concepts of print, then encourage children to share it with their family when they get home, to further reinforce colors, numbers and shapes. 

monster activities, shape activities, Halloween activities, emergent readers, shape games, 2D shape actiitiesShapely Monsters is one of Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.  Click on the link to zip on over.  

Today's FREEBIE also has to do with shapes, and features an assortment of fall-themed pictures.  I hope you enjoy it.  Fall Shape Matching Game.

monster activities, shape activities, Halloween activities, emergent readers, shape games, 2D shape actiitiesWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  There's a huge MOPS sale at a nearby church today!

I'm excited to search for some bargain-priced clothes and goodies for my grandchildren.  Wishing you an exciting day. 

"The monster was the best friend I ever had." -Boris Karloff

1-2-3 Come Pair Up With Me

Welcome to another one of Diane's Dollar DealsThis cutie-patootie, Pair Pears Packet is packed with versatility.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nAt the beginning of the year, when children are learning their classmates' names, glue a photo on the top of the pear, and write students' names on the bottom half.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nChildren can match their friend's photo to their name in an independent "get to know you" center.

Use the puzzle pair pears as a classroom management tool for a fun way to have children partner up.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nUse them to play games like Memory Match & "I Have Who Has?"

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nI have included pairs that review shapes/shape words, numbers/number words, and uppercase/lowercase letters etc.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nYou can also run the templates off so that each student can make either an alphabet, number or shape booklet.

Covers are included, as well as blank pears for you to program with whatever.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nBe sure and grab the "teachable moment" to discuss homonyms

Click on the link to grab this super-fun Pair Pears Dollar Deal.

The featured FREEBIE for today, includes another fun way to pick a partner.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, n"It's Partner Time!"  is an "oldie but goodie" that I made years ago, before all of the cool graphics programs, fonts & clipart that I now use. 

Yet it's still popular & a fun way to practice colors, shapes & numbers while picking a partner.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nWell that's it for now.  Thanks for visiting.

I'm busy working on the rest of my letter packets. Wishing you a peaceful & productive day.

 "In the past a leader was a boss.  Today's leaders must be partners with their people...they no longer can lead solely based on positional power." -Ken Blanchard

1-2-3 Come Do Some 3D Shape Activities With Me

3D posters 3D shapes 3D shape activities 3D shape gamesThis poster packet features four, 3D shapes: the sphere, cylinder, cube & cone.

3D posters shpere cube cone cylinder activities 3D shapes 3D shape activities 3D shape gamesThere are a variety of sizes to choose from: large 8x10, as well as smaller 5x7 ones, to use as anchor chart posters or flashcards.

I've also made a poster with all 4 shapes on one page, as well as that poster with 2-on-a-page.

3D posters shpere cube cone cylinder activities 3D shapes 3D shape activities 3D shape gamesThere are cards to make a Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" game.

Students could play "Speed" with a partner, taking turns flipping over a pack of cards. 

The frist one to say the name of the shape, gets to keep the card. 

3D posters shpere cube cone cylinder activities 3D shapes 3D shape activities 3D shape gamesPrint off the 6-on-a-page, 3D shape bookmarks; laminate & trim.  Pass them out to your students to tuck into their math journals.

Make an extra set of the large ones, cut them up, and use them for an independent puzzle center.

This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop to celebrate 400 followers.  If you're one of them, I want to thank you so much for following me; I truly appreciate it!

I know it sounds a bit corny, but I really do get excited when I see the numbers grow. 

I promise to post at least one FREEBIE each month, plus celebratory "milestones" like this one, which are only available in my TpT shop.

Click on the link to grab the 3D Shape Poster packet today.   I hope you find it useful in helping your kiddos understand 3D shapes. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3D-Shapes-Packet-2031651That's it for today.  My husband is whisking me away to the Henderson Castle!  The fact that our last name is Henderson, makes this date even more special.  Wishing you a delightful day, over flowing with love-filled moments.

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." -Mother Teresa

1-2-3 Come Study 2D Shapes With Me

Woo Hoo!  I just finished the final packet in The Kissing Hand "triolgy".  Technical issues had me nearly throwing my computer out the window. 

I'm sure some of you can relate with how frustrating it is when a glitch happens, causing a gnashing of teeth and ripping out of hair.  Arggg! 

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, Any hoo, I have managed to peel myself off the ceiling and will endeavor to try and post this really cute Kissing Hand-inspired Shape Packet before something else happens.

If you've read the adorable book The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, then you're familiar with Chester, an anxious little raccoon.  

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, Since he is such an endearing character for children, I thought I'd incorporate him into some fun hands-on shape games & activities.

The packet reviews the 2D shapes: circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, trapezoid, rhombus, star & heart, simply choose which ones you want your kiddos to learn.

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, I've included a variety of activities including a trace & write mini booklet, several craftivities, shape word cards (with and without the shapes on them), as well as several shape games with different options for playing.

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, There are also posters, pocket chart cards, a shape “slider” that’s a fun way to whole-group assess, plus a variety of worksheets; including a graph, & ones that review attributes and spatial directions.

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, The two raccoon crafts are extremely versatile. Teachers can use them  as anchor chart-posters, bulletin boards, a fun way to individually or whole-group assess, as a game or independent center activity!

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, In the first raccoon shape craftivity, the eyes, nose and bows (for a girl raccoon) or bowties (for a boy raccoon) take on the various shapes.

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, I've also made a student-one, where children just change the nose.

In the next photo is "Bandit" wearing all the different shaped masks. 

You don’t have to use wiggle eyes, but I thought they added that finishing touch, and made the raccoon look more realistic.

Not sure why the color looks sort of blue instead of gray like the others.  Chalk it up to more cyber craziness beyond my ken.

You can also use the bowties & bows from the other raccoon for more options for Bandit. 

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, Students could also place the pocket chart card with the shape name above or under the raccoon as a center activity.

Review the various shapes as a whole group, by passing out the masks to your students.  Show the word card, or ask for a shape.  The child holding that mask comes up and places it on the raccoon.   I used magnet dots on the back of Bandit to stick him to my whiteboard.  I used Velcro dots on the masks.

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, Once Bandit is wearing a shape mask, ask children what things he sees that are that shape.  For example, he’s wearing the rectangle-eyed mask
and sees a door, window, Kleenex box, book, piece of paper etc.

To celebrate getting ready for back-to-school, this 65-page raccoon-themed packet is on sale for just $3.95.  Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to have a look.  

The packet matches The Kissing Hand Literacy packet & the "Where’s the Raccoon?" packet, which were featured in other blog articles this past week.  

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, If you're a follower, you know I always post a FREEBIE in each blog article.  Today's is the shape slider from the packet. 

I've also included "slider strips" for upper & lowercase letters, numbers & skip counting.  I hope you find it useful.  Click on the link to grab it.  

kissing hand activities, shape activities, shape crafts, raccoon activities, raccoon crafts, vertex activities, shape attribute activities, As for me, I'm escaping for some much-needed sanity far away from my computer. Wishing you a stress-free day filled with giggles galore.

"Do what you love; love what you do." -Unknown

 

1-2-3 Come Do Some Kissing Hand-Themed Activities With Me

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThe Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, is one of my favorite back to school storiesInspired by this sweet tale of a little raccoon going off to school, with a kiss from his mom, I designed the “Where’s the Raccoon?” packet.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsIt’s filled with games, activities, & an emergent reader, which will help students understand spatial directions: on, off, in, out, behind, between, beside, left, right, above, below, over & under.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsWhy study these things? Being able to show shapes spatially, is part of the Common Core

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsChildren are innundated with oral spatial directions every day; they come across them in print and need to follow them to clean up, put things away and basically function in life.

The importance of learning these words is a given.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThus the packet also includes posters, pocket chart cards, a full-color teacher's copy of both student activities, which are in color as well as black & white,

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThere's also an alphabetical list of familiar prepositions that your students will come across in popular story books and emergent readers; (21 of them are on the Dolch word lists) plus tips, tricks, mini word cards, a song, and several worksheets. 

Its raccoon theme, correlates nicely with The Kissing Hand. The activities can be done as a whole group or independent center activity, as well as used as an assessment tool.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThe 62-page Where's the Raccoon?  packet is just $3.95. 

Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to check it out.

This packet matches 3 other raccoon-themed, Kissing Hand-inspired packets, that I'm currently finishing up, and will post sometime this week: A Literacy Packet, an ABC-123 Packet, plus a Shape Packet.  

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsToday's featured FREEBIE is signage to make a "Book Hospital Basket"

When students are reading a book from your classroom library and discover that it needs some repair work to avoid further damage, have them fill out an Rx form of what's wrong with the book and how you can fix it.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThey tuck the note on the page that needs repair, so that the end sticks out and then drop the book in the "hospital" basket. 

These Rx notes are kept in an envelope that's taped to the basket. 

Checking the basket and making repairs can be a student or room helper job. There are two on a page for easy printing, so why not make one for a fellow teacher or your librarian, as a "Hope you have a great year!" surprise.

Click on the link to grab this easy organizational FREEBIE today. Book Hospital Basket.

kissing hand activities, spatial direction activities, back to school activities, first day of school stories, first day of school activities, book hospital basket, classroom management tips, spatial direction emergent reader, preposition poster, list of prepositionsThat's it for today.  Thanks for visiting.  It's been super muggy here, and even though it looks like rain, I don't see it in the forecast, so it's time to brave the humidity and water my flower garden.  Wishing you a carefree day. 

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.  But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions." - Chanakya

1-2-3, Come Make a Letter Shape House With Me

This quick, easy & fun little craftivity, reviews a variety of standards; more value for your "time buck".
Do this sweet craft when you're working on the letter H, shapes (twelve, 2D shapes are included) or doing social studies and studying about families, communities & neighborhoods.

shape crafts, alphabet crafts, shape activities, alphabet activities, letter h crafts, letter h activities, alphabet centers, address activities, hape centersTo review more standards, when students share completed projects, encourage them to name the shapes & colors they chose, describing where they are located spatially. i.e. "My green rectangle door is beside the yellow window..." etc. 

shape crafts, alphabet crafts, shape activities, alphabet activities, letter h crafts, letter h activities, alphabet centers, address activities, hape centersFor a quick review, I've included 12, colorful flashcards featuring the 2D shapes.  If you're also working with fractions, have students draw windowpane lines, "cut" their windows in half and then in quarters.

shape crafts, alphabet crafts, shape activities, alphabet activities, letter h crafts, letter h activities, alphabet centers, address activities, hape centersIf you have "knows their address" as a standard, have students write theirs in the middle of the letter.

shape crafts, alphabet crafts, shape activities, alphabet activities, letter h crafts, letter h activities, alphabet centers, address activities, hape centersI've also included two worksheets in the packet as well.

For that finishing touch, add a school photo.  Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board too.

To celebrate 300 followers, this is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop.  Simply click on the link to grab your copy today. 

shape crafts, alphabet crafts, shape activities, alphabet activities, letter h crafts, letter h activities, alphabet centers, address activities, hape centersThanks for stopping by.  It's a beautiful 70 degrees today; the sun is shining and I'm feeling especially blessed.  Wishing you a wonderful day.

 1-2-3 Come Make A Common Core Scarecrow With Me!

So much to do and so little time to cover it all.  Sound familiar?  It's a no wonder that teachers constantly complain that there's simply no time for any of the fun craftivities of yesteryear. 

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsBut wait!  There's hope! I spent a zillion hours making a comprehensive "Patches" the Standard Scarecrow. 

He's 17 scarecrows in one, so you can pick the standard(s) you want to practice.  Patches covers the following Common Core/Report Card Standards in a quick, easy and super fun way:

upper & lowercase letters, numbers 0-30, odd & even, skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 2D shapes, 11-colors, vowels, telling time to the hour and half hour, and words: SC blend, contractions, compound words, beginning Ss sound words, CVC words that begin with S, plus rhyming words!

Wow!  That's a whole lotta bang out of one little scarecrow craftivity, and completed projects make a wonderful fall bulletin board, or look sweet hanging back-to-back from the ceiling.

To make this extra special, fold a sheet of white construction paper, have students trace their hand and then cut once, to get two hand prints for their scarecrow's "gloves".  I ran yellow construction paper through a shredder to make the "hair". 

Run off the scarecrow's body templates on a variety of colors of construction paper.  Students trim and glue together. 

For more fine motor practice, cut yellow rectangles with a paper cutter.  Have students snip the bottom portion and glue the "hay" to the back of the scarecrow's pant legs, then crumple.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsI purposely made these patterns super simple to cut out, but if you think this is too much for PK kiddos, have a room helper trace once and then cut 3-6 shirts and pants out at a time,  leaving just the head for preschoolers to cut out.  

There's a blank head so children can draw their own scarecrow face, as well as a completed template for little ones to color.

 scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsStudents make their scarecrow and then trim and glue on the appropriate patches.  The vowel scarecrow is especially versatile, as it not only covers vowels, but shapes and colors too. 

vThe packet also includes shape and color cards, along with a variety of worksheets for more practice.

scarscarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsFor extra reinforcement, when everyone is done, play an "I Spy" game and give students a piece of candy corn to use as a manipulative.  Choose a student to call out a "patch". 

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsChildren locate that letter, number, shape or whatever, cover it with the candy corn, and then raise their hand. 

This is a fun way to practice and review standards, as well as a quick and easy way to whole group assess, as you can see at a glance who is having difficulty. 

I've also included blank patches for you to fill in with whatever, plus ideas and templates to use the number, letter and shape scarecrows for matching games.

i.e. match the lowercase patches to the uppercase letters; match the number word patches to the numbers match the colorful patches to the color words, and/or match the shapes to the shape words.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsFor more scarecrow-themed letter fun, click on the link for a set of scarecrow alphabet cards.

The following scarecrows are wonderful for vocabulary building and Daily 5 word work: Carl is the Compound words scarecrow; (Click on the link for a FREE alphabetical list of over 3,000 compound words.)

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsConnie, is a contraction action scarecrow; (With an alphabetical list of 72 contractions)

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsSam, is a scarecrow that loves 37, 3-letter words that begin with S; (CVC practice!)

Scott, is the SC blend scarecrow, with a list of 50 word cards as well as pocket chart cards.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsThe packet also includes an entire SC blend section, with lots more activities.

vSophie, is a scarecrow with 47-picture patches, for simple words starting with the letter S

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsFor a quick review, I've also included 4, Ss word, picture posters.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsRodney, is the Rhyme Time scarecrow, with 56 words that rhyme with scare and a list of 274 words that rhyme with crow.

Write the words that rhyme with scare on the front of Rodney, and have children choose some words that rhyme with crow and write them on the back.

In the sample, I chose 24-scare rhyming words and wrote them on the shirt, and then wrote an equal amount of words that rhyme with crow, on the pants.  The alphabetical lists include rhyming words that start with every letter except U & X.  I chose one of each.

Finally, the number scarecrow, has several options and serves double duty.  There are number patches from 0-30, which  I traced in a variety of colors. 

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsYou can make Odd Todd and Even Steven scarecrows (front and back) or put the odd numbers on the top and the even numbers on the bottom.  (See photo.)

color poster.jpgFor more math number practice, I've also included skip counting patches.  Children can skip count by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's. 

color poster.jpgThere are matching worksheets in the packet as well, along with number cards, plus number puzzles in color & black and white. 

The puzzles review counting from 1-10, counting backwards from 10-1, as well as skip counting to 100 by 10s.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsTwo emergent readers also reinforce numbers, as well as colors.

 

color poster.jpgFor more odd and even scarecrow number fun, click on the link to practice numbers from 1-120, in the Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch packet.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsIf your kiddos are familiar with that concept, but need to work on matching numbers to their number words, use the Norman & Nancy number scarecrow patterns, with numbers 0-10, along with their matching number word patches.

Glue the numbers on the shirt and the number words on the pants.  For more practice, have students write the words above their matching number patch.

color poster.jpg The Common Core Craftivity Scarecrows are part of a whopping 184-page jumbo packet in my TpT shop for just $5.95. Click on the link to pop on over. Patches, The Standard Scarecrow Packet.

scarecrow crafts, scarecrow activities, common core scarecrows, alphabet activities, blends, list of contractions, list of compound words, list of words that rhyme with scare, list of words that rhyme with crow, odd and even activities, vowel activities, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow shapes, common core scarecrows, shape crafts, shape games, alphabet games, odd and even activities, common core scarecrowsThanks for visiting today.  It's a really hot July afternoon, with temps expected to flirt with the 90's, which is too hot for this midwest gal.  Time to put the AC on and make some lemonade.

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” -Edna ST. Vincent Millay

1-2-3 Come Practice, Review and Assess With a Bunny and Me

Spring has sprung and it's time to review some of those Common Core Standards you've been teaching all year. 

Sigh.... as we all know, just because our little ones passed an assessment months ago, if we didn't continue to practice it throughout the year, sadly, a few of them did not retain that information.

bunny crafts, bunny activities, bunny games, Popsicle stick crafts, Posicle stick activities, craft sticks activities, Easter games, Easter crafts, Easter activities, spring assessments, assessment games, common core review, common core assessments, common core games, contraction activities, contraction games, antonym activities, synonym activities, color words, number words, shape games, shape activities, 2D shapes, 3D shape activities, 3D shape gamesWith that in mind, I designed the very versatile  "I'm All Ears" game packet that will make reviewing a variety of standards quick, easy and fun. 

I don't know about your kiddos, but I've found that if I make a game for anything, I've grabbed my Y5's attention and can easily have them focused for a nice chunk of time.

Use the large and small bunny for a center activity, assessment, or game.  Run off the large and small bunny heads on ivory construction paper; laminate and trim.

Program large and small craft sticks with whatever you'd like to reinforce.  Keep each set in their own Baggie. 

bunny crafts, bunny activities, bunny games, Popsicle stick crafts, Posicle stick activities, craft sticks activities, Easter games, Easter crafts, Easter activities, spring assessments, assessment games, common core review, common core assessments, common core games, contraction activities, contraction games, antonym activities, synonym activities, color words, number words, shape games, shape activities, 2D shapes, 3D shape activities, 3D shape gamesI've included a list of synonyms/antonyms and a list of contractions so you can easily program the bunny ears with words that fit your age group.  

Here are some ideas:

  • uppercase-lowercase letters
  • number-number word
  • number-group/set
  • contraction-words that make up the contraction
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • equation-answer
  • color-color word
  • shape-shape word
  • 2 words-compound word
  • singular-plural
  • long or short vowel sound to a matching word example

As you can see the possibilities are endless!  I hope this makes those end of the year reviews a bit more fun and less tedious.  Click on the link for the "I'm All Ears" For Common Core Bunny Game Packet

bunny crafts, bunny activities, bunny games, Popsicle stick crafts, Posicle stick activities, craft sticks activities, Easter games, Easter crafts, Easter activities, spring assessments, assessment games, common core review, common core assessments, common core games, contraction activities, contraction games, antonym activities, synonym activities, color words, number words, shape games, shape activities, 2D shapes, 3D shape activities, 3D shape gamesThanks for visiting.  It's hard to believe that the school year is almost at an end.  Aprill and May months always seemed to simply fly, as there was so much to cram into the limited time I had left. 

My timer's ringing, so I'd better check the "No Peek Chicken".  It's one of my favorite recipes and smells delicious.  Wishing you a carefree day.

"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers!" -Thomas Tusser

 

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