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Playful learning activities for young children

Months of the Year Craft

Months of the Year Craft

Inside: this months of the year craft helps you teach preschoolers and kindergartners about what happens each month. It will work really well as a collaborative class craft, but families could also make and display a version at home. I’ve been wanting to add a craft to go with my printable paper plate months of…

Arctic Animal Alphabet Worksheets

Arctic Animal Alphabet Worksheets

Inside: These arctic animal alphabet worksheets for dot markers include fun facts about each animal for grownups to read aloud to little learners. Whether you’re teaching about lots of different arctic animals, or just one in particular, these free arctic animal alphabet worksheets will keep children engaged. What Animals Are Included? This free set of…

Preschool Name Activity and Craft

Preschool Name Activity and Craft

Inside: This preschool name activity has a fun, multi-sensory twist! Teaching preschoolers to recognize their names can really spark their interest in letters. At the same time, multi-sensory activities make early literacy feel like play. Put the two together, and you have magic! Children will practice a skill over and over when they think it’s…

Sight Word Activities for Home

Sight Word Activities for Home

Inside: These sight word activities include active learning ideas, sight word games, printable activities, engaging worksheets, and tips for teaching high-frequency words at home. As I write this, I know lots of families are stuck at home and want to work on sight words with their preschooler or kindergartner. They need motivating ideas that will…

The Mitten Activities and Crafts

The Mitten Activities and Crafts

Inside: The Mitten activities to go with the picture book by Jan Brett. Includes crafts, printable resources, games and more for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students. Raise your hand if you love Jan Brett! Her now-classic version of The Mitten is a favorite classroom read aloud every winter. This cozy picture book is perfect for…

Preschool Apple Activity: Apple Seed Letter Tracing Cards {Free Printable}

Preschool Apple Activity: Apple Seed Letter Tracing Cards {Free Printable}

Inside: A preschool apple activity for practicing alphabet letter matching and lowercase letter tracing. (Disclosure: Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.)   When I think of fall, I…