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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…

Back to School Bulletin Boards: 10 New Ideas for Preschool to Elementary

Back to School Bulletin Boards: 10 New Ideas for Preschool to Elementary

Inside: 10 Back to School bulletin boards based on picture books, perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades. If you’re reading this in the middle of getting your classroom ready, and meet-the-teacher is two days away, and you’re already SO stressed out — stop and take a deep breath. I’ve got 10 different back to…

25 Books About the Sun: Bright Choices for Kids Ages 4-10

25 Books About the Sun: Bright Choices for Kids Ages 4-10

Inside: A huge, annotated list of children’s books about the sun, including both fiction and nonfiction titles for preschool through elementary.   Whether you’re looking for picture books to go with a preschool summer sun theme, folktales to enthrall elementary students studying the Earth and space, or just-right nonfiction books that will hold your children’s…

Meet the North Pole Ninjas and Make a Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Meet the North Pole Ninjas and Make a Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Inside: a paper Christmas tree craft inspired by the story North Pole Ninjas. (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.) I lay half awake Saturday morning, listening…

The Best Children’s Books About Colors: Find Your Perfect Read Aloud

The Best Children’s Books About Colors: Find Your Perfect Read Aloud

Inside: a list of children’s books about colors, complete with descriptions so you can find the perfect story. (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.) Teaching kids…