I love Jean Reagan’s whole “how to” book series. They are THE cutest ever! When I came across her, How to Catch Santa, on Amazon…I knew I had to get it! It is just as precious in real life!
Last week we read the book and then came up with a plan on how we would catch Santa if we could. I got so tickled at some of these!!
Afterwards, my students wrote out their steps of how they would catch him on this little craftivity.
After they wrote their steps, I threw in some STEM fun and let my students create their “trap” to catch Santa. I let them use chenille sticks, popsicle sticks, streamer, yarn, cotton balls, cupcake liners, bells…and just about anything else I could find in my art cabinet.
I took pictures of their “traps” and attached it to their how to writing. I love this one. It is a net with cookies and milk! So clever and creative!!
If you are in need of a fun, engaging activity to keep your kiddos engaged this week, you can download this craftivity for free, here.
While I’m sitting at OT for little P, I thought I’d share a fine motor activity with y’all! 😬 I’ll be doing preschool with him at home next year (his daycare got torn up by a storm🌪) and fine motor + alphabet are two things we’ll be hitting all year. So, I wanted to incorporate as much of both into one activity as I could. 💪 These lacing cards are going to work his little fingers all while learning the alphabet and letter sounds. 🍎 These (+ several other fine motor mats) are available in my store! // Link below 💜💜 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Activities-Lacing-Letter-Mats-Fine-Motor-Lacing-Card...... See MoreSee Less
A few years ago I used this Friend-Diagram activity with my students to teach compare and contrast! I always love how they turn out! It’s FREE on the blog and I re-shared it in my Weekly Recap (several weeks ago) on the blog, too! Hope you can use it! Link here 👉 // smittenwithfirstblog.com/weekly-recap-3/... See MoreSee Less
Sticky Tables was a class favorite years ago! It gets kiddos up and moving!! 🤩 It works with multiple subject areas/standards and can also be used for informal assessments! 👍 My last post showed how to use it with skip counting and here I show it used with subitizing/number sense, ABC order, and handwriting practice. See previous post for directions on how to play 💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Re-sharing this skip counting number lines activity from years ago! 👉 Skip counting from any given number is such an important skill for our little ones - not just reciting 2,4,6,8,etc! Here's how we did it! Put sticky notes on the table, each student chooses one sticky note to start off with and then they just fill in the boxes using an expo marker on their desk! You could even use washi tape to create the number lines! ... See MoreSee Less