Tag Archives: elementary

Tips for Successful School Conferences

12 Oct

We shared some of our tips for school conferences on Fox4 KC. Click on the link below to watch.

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Simple Covered Books for Your Little Author

10 Apr

Musical Instruments: Guitar

21 Mar

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Thanks for your patience!

Art and Story Writing Activity Bag

8 Mar

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Materials for March 5-9: Activity Bags

3 Mar

Activity bags are great for take along activities for kids of any age. Keep them in the car or grab them on the way out the door and your kids will have something to play and learn with when you are out.

Surprise a friend and make an additional activity bag each day that they can use with their children.

This is what you will need this week.

Monday: Tangrams, Ages 5 and up

  • White cardstock
  • Print off Tangram template on cardstock here
  • Print off animal, abstract and/or people puzzles on white cardstock here
  • Clear Contact paper
  • Quart size Ziplock bag

Tuesday: Water Play, Ages 5 months to 18 months

  • Magazine
  • Clear Contact Paper
  • Scissors
  • 6-8 Small colorful objects such as beads, pom poms, foam shapes
  • Gallon size Ziplock bag

Wednesday: Patterning and Small Motor, Ages 3 and up

  • 5-8 Colored pipe cleaners
  • Pony beads
  • White cardstock
  • Print of the Pony Bead Patterning page here
  • Markers
  • Quart size Ziplock bag

Thursday: Art and Story Writing, Ages 3 and up

  • Colorful felt squares or scraps of felt
  • 1 Light blue felt square
  • Scissors
  • Square of corrugated cardboard, a cereal panel would also work
  • Tacky glue
  • Crayons to match the felt colors
  • 1 Sheet of colored construction paper
  • 5 Sheets of white construction or printer paper
  • Stapler
  • Quart or gallon size Ziplock sized bag

Friday: Buttoning, Small Motor and Patterning, Ages 3 and up

  • Colorful felt squares (You may have some left over from Thursday’s activity.)
  • Scissors
  • One 12″ length of 1/2″ ribbon

Fox In Socks

2 Mar

Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and is celebrated with Read Across America. Do you have any Read Across America events in your neighborhood?

  • Matching, same and different, size, motor skill, spatial relationships, texture
  • Ages 2-8

Optional Activities

  • Cut out two sock shapes from 5 or more different pieces of patterned scrapbook paper.  Glue a strip of matching paper on a  clothes pin. Have your child match the socks and clip them together with the matching clothes pin. Store the activity in a Ziplock bag.
  • Count how many pairs of socks and individual socks in the laundry basket. Why are there more individual socks?
  • Talk about why tongue twisters are hard to read.
  • Draw a picture of crazy socks.
  • If we wear socks on or feet, what do we wear on our head, hands, etc.?
  • Use a ruler or Legos to measure who has the biggest socks in the house.

Download three free Dr. Seuss Activity Packs for children ages 2-7 from Living Life Intentionally.

Ten Apples Up On Top

1 Mar

Ten Apples Up on Top by Theo. LeSieg

  • Counting activity
  • Ages 2-7
Before watching video, download a set of number cards on white cardstock.

Optional Activities

  • Count from 0-10 forwards and backwards.
  • What number comes before or after…?
  • Read other counting books.
  • Count fingers and toes, arms and noses.
  • How many eyes are in your house?
  • Jump, touch your head, clap  ___ times.
  • Stack objects then count them.
  • Find a certain amount of objects outside.
  • Find the number 3; 21;16; 86; etc.
  • Have your child lay down on the ground and stack apples above their head. Take a picture
  • Sort apples by color.
  • Taste test apples.

Download a free Dr. Seuss Activity Pack for kids ages 2-7 from Living Life Intentionally.

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