Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you might be looking for fun ways to get your students learning this holiday season! I know my kiddos sure enjoy a little FUN during the holidays and with our brand new Thanksgiving SMART Pack you can still include educational content
Thanksgiving BUMP is a super fun way to work on multiplication facts. Using a paperclip spinner students spin and multiple the number they land on by 10. Then, they cover that number with one of their markers (coin, flat marble) and it’s the next student’s turn. The goal is to get four in a row covered. If a number is already covered by the opponents marker you can, ‘BUMP,’ them off. A fun follow up worksheet is provided to reinforce skip counting by 10’s.
Thanksgiving SPIN and FRAME is another fun game for younger students. Children spin with a paperclip spinner then frame the number in the ten frame below. Provide students with fun holiday candies, such as candy corn or candy pumpkins to use as counters. A simple follow-up worksheet is provided to show mastery.
Turkey Trot is a FUN game for students learning to count to 100! Students take turns rolling the dice, adding their number and moving their marker across the hundreds board. Land on a multiple of 10 and you get to roll again. First one to 100 wins! A simple follow up worksheet is included for students to work on number value.
Roll a Turkey Printable Game is a fun drawing activity that also builds basic addition skills. Students roll two dice, add the value and then draw the corresponding turkey feature on their paper. Lots of silly turkeys will be made with this printable game. A follow-up worksheet provides students the opportunity to build addition equations, or work on number dot patterns.
Thanksgiving BINGO isn’t your average BINGO game! This game works with multiples of 10 so the calling cards are multiplication problems. The bingo caller will call out the problem (10 x 7) and the students will mentally solve the problem and find the correct square on their bingo board. The first one to get a bingo wins!
Find these 5 Thanksgiving Games and more in our new Thanksgiving SMART pack:
Let us do your holiday planning for you! SMART stands for Science, Math, Art, Reading and Take Home Review. We’ve included FIVE full days of thematic games, worksheets, and activities for your students covering all the bases. Everything prints in the order needed, simply print and go! Click Here for More Sample Pages.
As a homeschooling mother of four, I know all about the daily math struggles. I am currently using THREE different math programs in my classroom because each curriculum lends itself to a particular child and grade level. Of course, this is one of the many benefits of homeschooling….picking and choosing the curriculum that will aid in the development of individual skills.
Now, my youngest child just graduated Kindergarten this past year and one of the things that helped us build his Math skills was a daily learning folder. This folder became our go-to resource for covering key skills in a fun, engaging way. Each morning before his math lesson, he would pull out his folder and we’d verbally review different parts. This was very unscripted and simply intended at a warm-up activity. I would ask things like, “Find the number 55 on the hundreds chart,” or “What shape has four equal sides?” and he would use his folder to help solve the problem. Let me tell you that this folder WORKS! He quickly began to internalize and commit many key math concepts to memory and it only took about 5 minutes each morning. This was such a successful setup for our family so we wanted to be sure to include it in our new Interactive Math Curriculum:
Our Interactive Math Notebook is Comprehensive:
Interactive Math covers 4-days/week over 36-weeks and is a complete kindergarten math program. Prior to starting, students should have a good foundation in number recognition and number names. Over the course of the curriculum, students will learn number patterns, ordinal numbers, number value, addition, subtraction, counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, place value, number bonds and more.
Practical Math: Each month students will focus on practical math concepts to develop necessary life-skills. These topics include counting money, telling time, using a ruler, estimating, reading a calendar and more.
Review Weeks: Review weeks cycle every 5 weeks and provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of concepts learned during the previous 4 weeks. Online math games targeting each concept are suggested for some extra fun practice while assessing student skill level. For more details please see the sample pages above or the chart below.
Our Interactive Math Notebook is FUN!:
Daily Warm Up Folder: Each day your student will review their daily warm up folder prior to starting any new lessons. This folder serves as a simple way to work on key math skills in small time chunks over the entire year. While we have teaching suggestions available, this is intended to be quick, unscripted time for you to connect with your student to cover key concepts.
Daily Lesson Worksheet
For each daily lesson, students receive an instructional worksheet covering a new concept or skill. Students follow simple instructions to complete the activity. As the week progresses, students build upon each specific skill with new and engaging activities. Each daily lesson is reinforced with a hands-on activity that prints on the back side of the page.
Daily Hands-on Activities & Games
For each daily lesson, students complete a hands-on activity page or game to reinforce the new concept or skill. We’ve taken great care to make sure these games require minimal prep work and use supplies that you are likely to have on hand.
Our Interactive Math Notebook is Organized & Ready to Go!
No more endless hours spent on Pinterest searching for fun, hands-on printables to keep your students engaged! Interactive Math includes everything you need to teach over the entire year and it prints out in the exact order you need it. With over 250+ pages, this set covers the following weekly topics:
Our Interactive Math Notebook is Engaging:
Best of all….Our Interactive Math Notebook is Inexpensive:
If you have little ones learning to read, you don’t want to miss this opportunity! Last year, we released our 36-week, R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook and it’s been an amazing success. Parents and teachers all over the world have told us how easy, engaging and most of all…FUN our curriculum is for their students. We’ve been inundated with requests to follow up the series (an idea we are excited to explore) and today we are releasing the very first extension titled, “R.E.A.D. Review Pack.”
Smart Start Science is a new and engaging series of Low-Prep, Hands-On experiments, and activities designed for K-2 students. This specific pack, “Scientific Method Anchor Charts” includes six posters displaying the parts of the scientific method. Both color and black and white are provided.
Scientific Method Posters
-Ask a Question “What is something you want to know?”
-Research “Find information about your question.”
-Hypothesis “Take your best guess to answer the question.”
-Test your Hypothesis “Experiment with and test your hypothesis.
-Analyze Results “Organize your data to see what it means.”
-Report “Share your data with other scientists.”
Black and White versions are provided as well. These can be used as coloring pages, or printed onto colored paper for classroom displays. These would be fantastic when printed smaller to make flashcards to small booklets for children to take home.
Smart Start Science: Scientific Method Anchor Charts
With the first day of school upon us, it’s a great time to work on counting to 100! I’ve just created this super adorable set of counting cards and charts for working on key counting skills. This set includes counting cards to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 25’s as well as a full size hundreds board. Combine this with our Write to 100 Pack for a handy unit to start off your school year. You might even add this to your Daily Folder for quick impromptu review with your child.
I don’t know what it is about the number 100 but my boys are constantly trying to get there.
They want to do 100 jumps on the trampoline, build a tower 100 blocks high, and I’m convinced they try to ask me “WHY?” at least 100 times a day.
In our house, there are so many opportunities in REAL LIFE to practice counting to 100, but the actual writing to 100 is something new for my Kindergartner.
He’s been working super hard this year with his Mini Office, so I wanted this set to sort of emulate the same chart he’s been using to learn his numbers.
I included quite a few different printable worksheets in this pack:
- Tracing to 100
- Fill in the Blank
- Counting by 2
- Counting by 5
- Counting by 10
Because children need so much practice, I recommend sliding these into a page protector or laminating these and using a dry erase marker
I’m so excited to share this game with you today, I think it’s super adorable and your kids are going to LOVE it!
It’s called Catch a Rainbow, and it can be played with up to eight players. (or an entire classÂ if you print more color circles)
The printable game is available free on File Folder Fun and it couldn’t be simpler to set up.
First print and laminate your circles.
If you don’t have a laminator, I recommend using cardstock.
Second cut out your playing circles. Â We own this 1 1/2 inch circle punch, it’s just the right size for the games on File Folder Fun and it cuts through laminated paper with ease. Though I might be dulling my blade doing so, I’d much rather use the circle punch then hand cut all these little circles out. Â What else can you use a circle punch for? Â Think scrapbooking, confetti, gift tags on presents….ect.
Finally, just turn all the cards over, or put them in a basket if you have little peekers and play!
Children take turns drawing a card and placing it on their board, first one to Catch a Rainbow wins!
If you want to spice things up a bit you can write numbers on the back of the circles and children can roll a die to pick a card.
Even harder you can write small math equations on the back and children must solve or roll the answer before they choose it.
And in case you’re wondering what all the Brown, Black, Gray and White circles are for, check this out:
Catch a Color Wheel!
This game can be played the same way and Â is available for free on File Folder Fun as well!
While your there be sure to check out all of our Free Circle Punch File Folder Games, they make set-up a breeze!
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I just added a set of printable art cards to our member’s only area!
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This set includes five different leaves
each with different shapes, colors and textures for your little artists to explore.
These are super simple to print out and lay on the table for some quick art projects this Fall!
They would make quick Co-op projects if you have those coming up soon too!
Lots more freebies coming out this year,
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And how many free Printables have I posted?
Less then 10? Less then 5? Less then 1?
I know some of you are going through withdrawls:
Okay….So it’s most likely only me going through the withdrawls.
A printable from me to you.
Are you wondering what it is?
But don’t forget to come back and tell me how cool it is.
I know you love it. (Because I love it)
And it’s the only way that I even had time to write up this blog post.
Which, in case anyone is wondering…
was interrupted by a vomit spewing Monkey on my lap.
But still I typed on.