Literacy through Art, Science, & Social Studies
Colorful Turkeys Read and follow directions to make a greeting card, decoration, or large seasonal flash card.
Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Stocking Cut and Paste, Read and Follow Directions craftivity.
Gingerbread People Cut and Paste, read and follow the directions to make greeting card, decoration, or seasonal flashcards.
Winter "Read and Follow Directions" art projects and flash cards.
December Calendar Pieces Use with a 3" pocket chart.
January Calendar Pieces Use with a 3" pocket chart.
February Calendar Pieces Use with a 3" pocket chart.
Snow Day Postcards Programmable postcards for classroom use.
Snow Day Game Board Multiuse game board to use with flash cards. Includes programmable game cards.
Yarn Snowballs Directions for making yarn snowballs, great for indoor activities--they are so light weight they won't go far and they rarely knock anything over. Use them yourself, give them to students, or have classroom volunteers make you a set.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Pages, K-6 Five levels of writing paper included. Use the one appropriate to your needs.
Groundhog Puppet Kiddos make a pop-up puppet using the image included and a toilet paper tube.
Valentine Candy Heart Bingo Cards Looking for a fun and easy card to give your students for Valentine's Day? Download 32 candy heart Bingo game cards, and the programmable student message you can print on the backs of each card. The only other thing you'll need is a bag of candy hearts, or a box of hearts for each student. Your kids will love playing with each other after they open their cards!
Valentine Tic Tac Toe Cards Here's a special card to give your students for Valentine's Day. You can write a personalized message on the back, and the kids can play a fun game with each other!
Valentine Bookmarks Type a personal message to each of your students, or use the personalized messages already included on the 32 unique bookmarks. Nobody in your class will get the same message or the same bookmark!
Valentine Hearts Art Project Let your students read and follow these directions to make a fancy heart to use as a gift, a card, or to make wall cards for February skill practice.
Abraham Lincoln Writing Paper, K-6 Five levels of writing paper included. Use the one appropriate to your needs.
Abe's Muddy Footprints A story about Lincoln that all kids can relate to! Includes public domain images of Abe and his step-mom.
George Washington Writing Paper, K-6 Five levels of writing paper included. Use the one appropriate to your needs.
Money Monuments Let your kiddos find out who's on our currency. Two levels: 2-3 grades coins only (page 1) and 4-6 grades, coins and bills (pages 2-3).
Theodor Seuss Geisel's Birthday
Theodor Seuss Geisel Information and directions to make a tall striped hat to help you celebrate the birthday of this great and favorite author.
Spring "Read and Follow Directions" art projects and flash cards.
April Showers Postcards for Classroom Use
Saint Patrick's Day
Leprechaun Pocket Peeker Keep your kids "safe" this year with the leprechaun pocket peeker. Colored and black and white versions are included. Kids tuck them in their pockets for a little bit of green.
Leapin' Leprechauns Game Board Use this multiuse game board with any set of flashcards you want your children to practice. You may also use it with test review pages to help your kids prepare for standardized testing. Pages are included for you to make your own game cards. (Original version, not updated.)
Bird Nest Baskets These sweet little baskets are sturdy, simple, and easy to make, and they are strong enough to hold a couple chicken eggs, and plenty of jelly beans or small chocolate eggs. Students read and follow the directions. 3 reading levels.
Hatching Eggs Information on hatching eggs in the classroom. Four blog postings give advice about what to hatch, and how to start.
May Day Flowers This integrated language arts thematic unit was written to be a sample of the units I like to write. It contains a number of activities that help children learn about the origins and traditions of May Day, as well as the parts of a flower and the function of each part. I hope you'll find this unit productive and educational! (It's a big file, so please be patient as it downloads.)
Flower Basket Read and Follow Directions craft.
Cinco de Mayo
Cinnamon Crispas Here's a little background information, and a recipe for yummy Crispas to make with your kiddos.
Historical Flags of the United States is an 11X17sized poster. Many of the flags are from the colonial period of the United States. Students can observe characteristics, identify similarities and differences, and analyze changes over time. Can be made on letter size paper OR ledger size paper.
Letter Sized Poster Ledger Sized Poster
Summer "Read and Follow Directions" art projects and flash cards.
Sparklers Your students can make sparkly sparkler wall cards. Use them on your classroom wall, or staple them onto straws and store in a can (cover included). Use them to play lots of flashcard games, make greeting cards, or decorate your classroom.