Review upper and lowercase letters, numbers to 20, + number words, in this cute packet. Includes several games and an adorable keepsake bookmark "craftivity."
Students can practice name recognition or spell "Winter" "Welcome" "Love" "Joy" "Peace" or whatever. If you'd like to keep things short for PK's, have them just do their initial. These make a sweet hallway display. Caption: My Kinders Are "Snow" Special" and later taken home to put on the door of their room.
Review the 2D shapes with this sweet "craftivity." You can make a set and use as flashcards, an independent center game, an interesting assessment, or have students choose one and make a bulletin board. Caption: "______________'s Kinders Are Really Shaping Up!"
Review shapes with this fun "craftivity." Use as a bulletin board, center activity or have students make one of their own. Take a closer look and you'll see that the snowman's facial features also match the 2D shape of his head.
Reinforce a variety of standards, with these snowman puzzles that cover upper and lowercase letters, counting forwards and backwards + skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's. Make a set to use as puzzles for an independent center, by printing, laminating and trimming the pieces. Also print and laminate the blank grid. Students use it to place the puzzle pieces on top.
You can make these into puzzles, laminate and use each year, or run off copies on green construction paper and have students cut up their own puzzle. I've provided a blank grid for you to run off on white construction paper, so students can place the puzzle pieces on it, or have children cut and glue their pieces to a sheet of white or black construction paper, turning this "craftivity" into a lovely bulletin board. Your caption can be: TREE-mendous Work By ___________________'s (teacher's name) kindergarteners (grade).
Using a Venn diagram helps your students learn to compare and contrast in a fun way. There are 7 Venn diagrams in this packet, all featuring an elf. I've included color as well as black and white templates. Use the black and white copy for students to write their own, then call them up for a whole-group discussion and add everyone's ideas onto the colored Venn diagram.
If your students enjoy The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they're sure to get excited about this very creative writing prompt. Includes templates to make a file-folder diary, diary pages, clip art to decorate their diary cover with, or use these as incentives and give them to students for good writing, effort, improvement etc. I've also included 30 writing prompt ideas to jump start your students' creative minds.
Cover a variety of standards with this cute elf slider. Slider strips for shapes, upper and lowercase letters; numbers to 30, skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's + counting backwards from 10 to 0 and 20 to 0. If you don't want to make a slider, create a "belly booklet." Have students write letters, numbers, words, their name or whatever else you are working on inside this mini-booklet that's glued to the elf's tummy.
If you have an Elf On A Shelf in your classroom, a super-fun writing extension is to have your students keep a journal of the elf's daily adventures. I've included prompts for PK as well as older kiddo's. Encourage them to illustrate their page. Make the journals out of file folders and have students decorate their cover.