Category Archives: Holidays

Presidents’ Day Lapbook, Activities and Resources

Presidents’ Day Lapbook, Activities and Resources

Presidents’ Day is coming up and I wanted to help you get a jump on your planning! I’ve gathered up some great activities and resources that focus on the two American presidents we’re celebrating – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In fact, the combination of materials in this post is enough to put together a (continue reading…)

Saying “No” to Holiday Pressures

Saying No Holiday Pin

So how were your holidays? Were they enjoyable? Meaningful? Special? Or were they (as Peggy called hers in a comment on another post) a “tightly-choreographed death march”? Did you and your family end up stressed, sick or burned out? Were you so busy doing the things you felt obligated to do that you didn’t do (continue reading…)

Christmas Around the World and December BUNDLE – Literacy and Math Activities, Fun Fact Cards and KWL


Here’s a bundle of three fun and practical products for the month of December! Each product can be purchased separately, but you will save time and money by purchasing them together. This bundle includes the following. Click on any link below to see more details and thumbnails of each product. December Literacy and Math Pack (continue reading…)

Christmas Around the World KWL


It’s time to enjoy Christmas Around the World! A KWL chart helps you assess your students’ prior knowledge. You will discover what they already know, what they are curious about, and what they need to learn. Then use that information to effectively plan your lesson or unit! This file includes both vertical and horizontal versions (continue reading…)

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Seasonal and Holiday Boards on Pinterest

The Ultimate Guiide to the Best Seasonal and Holiday Boards on Pinterest

I love Pinterest. It is by far my favorite social media tool. I enjoy scrolling through all the ideas. In the past I had to keep all my ideas in files, on paper. Now I can keep so many more and find them so much more quickly! I’ve assembled below what I’m calling The Ultimate (continue reading…)

FREE Independence Day Printable Mini-Pack


Celebrate Independence Day with this free Mini-Pack! Use it to extend your own study of the Fourth of July or as a way to give your children a little extra summer practice to keep their skills over the summer. It includes four fun activities that feature this important American holiday. Independence Day vs. Memorial Day (continue reading…)

Simple Learning Ideas for April Holidays, Units and Famous Birthdays


April is full of fun learning opportunities such as National Poetry Month, Arbor Day, and John James Audubon’s birthday. Here are some simple and creative ideas to use this month! National Poetry Month National Poetry Month is a great time to introduce children to the world of poetry. By starting with engaging poems, there is (continue reading…)

America Math Pack – 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

America Math Pack 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

This math pack celebrates America with 6 centers and activities. Perfect for your students who need hands-on learning and not just another worksheet. The pack is designed primarily for first grade, but could also work in kindergarten or second grade depending on student ability. All student sheets are provided in both color and black/white. This (continue reading…)