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Monday, March 28, 2016

Mr & Mrs. Potato Head - Fun Learning Activities

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head - A Family Favorite  - Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head are loved by many.  Kids love putting them together, taking them apart and putting them together again.  This activity is great for promoting fine motor skills.  To extend the fun, we have created more activities for our Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head.


Have children match the correct parts with the correct picture/words
Match Game - Have children find the matching picture cards


Game Board - The first player who lands on all the parts to put their potato head, Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head, together wins.  Each player begins with their potato's head and feet in place.  When players land on a part that belongs to their potato they add that part. When a player lands on a choice spot they can pick a part  needed to complete their potato head. 
Templates for Activities
Kid Potato Joins the Family
Sequencing Activity and Printable
Printable Sequencing Cards
Video - Sequencing Story Events







Saturday, March 19, 2016

Fairytales Are A Fun Way to Teach Verbs

Verbs are words that show action, state of being or say something about a noun or pronoun. Learn about present, past, and future tense verbs and regular and irregular verbs. This is done with the help of our friends: the three bears, cat and a fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and Humpty Dumpty!  Learning can be fun!
Verbs That Show Action: Present, Past and Future Tense
Regular Verbs.
Irregular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Practice Sheet

View Video with Students, Pause and Discuss - Additional charts are included





Monday, March 14, 2016

Onset and Rime Activities

Onset and rime activities help children listen to and identify word parts. Children learn that changing the onset of a word changes the word.  These activities will also assist children in decoding new words.
Say the word for each picture: rat, flat, cat, mat, sat, and hat. Have children make these words by choosing the correct onsets.
Different onsets and rime
Say the word for each picture: ball, tall, wall, ball, hall, and small. Have children make these words by choosing the correct onsets.
Read each sentence with children.  Next, have children highlight /at/ rime words.

Read each sentence with children.  Next, have children highlight /all/ rime words.
Make a Spin Wheel - have children practice matching the correct onset to make the word that represents each picture.





Completed Examples



Circle the Correct Upper and Lowercase Letters within Each Letter

The video extends this lesson to show onset and rime examples for all short and long vowels





















Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cross Curricular Activities - Math and Language Arts


Cross Curricular Activities  - Math and Language Arts
As students learn math concepts they must also learn how to apply these concepts to solve problems. After several activities of showing whole to part examples, students use their understanding of the concept to solve word problems.
Using die cuts and the templates below students complete whole to parts papers.  We pretend that the parts represent different types of pie: cherry and blueberry
Using die cuts and the templates below students complete whole to parts papers.  We pretend that the parts represent different types of pie: kiwi and lemon

In this activity children determine the parts


Additional Word Problems
Materials: Die cuts, numbers, glue, marking pens (can be used in replace of die cuts)
Templates