Saturday, December 17, 2011

Highlights Hidden Pictures

My boys love the Highlights Hidden pictures as much as I did when I was a kid.  Did you know you could print them out for free on-line?  Simply click on this link here.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Grinch Math Game

I have absolutely fallen in love with this Grinch Math Game from Finally in First!  As is, this set is perfect for Luke who is working on his addition facts, but my brain is spinning with ideas for adapting the game with multiplication facts and positive and negative integers for my older boys.  Can't wait to get started!  And.... I love her idea for making the case with a recycled soup container (you could also use a Pringles can, yougurt container, sour cream container, etc.) - or just use one of those cheap dollar store plastic containers.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Book About Winter Holidays

Scholastic is offering a great holiday freebie for your older kiddos (third -fifth grade)!  You can print out this Winter Holiday Booklet for your child to read and complete as they learn about the various winter holidays.  Great for both reading and social studies!

I Can See Christmas Emergent Reader

If your little ones are practicing their reading skills (particularly with sight words such as: see, I, can, and the) you (and they) will love this adorable Christmas themed emergent reader!

I Can See Christmas Emergent Reader

Snowman Math Game

Making Learning Fun  has this adorable Printable Snowman Game that you can print out for several fun math activities with your kiddos.  Just grab a few cottonballs and a die and get ready to play!  You can play using the directions provided, or try one of these variations:

 1. Write the numbers from 1 to 10 and have your child cover that number when they roll that number.

2. Have your child cover one circle for each odd number rolled, and two circles for each even number rolled.

3. Have your child roll the die, cover that many circles, then tell you how many they would need to roll to cover the remaining circles.