Spring Blog Hop


It feels so great to say that! Although we just had a blizzard and finally dug out from 18 inches of snow . . . I am looking forward to warm weather, the robins returning, buds on the trees, and flowers beginning to pop up. 

The #kinderfriends are ready to help you get your classrooms ready for Spring with a blog hop! Eight fabulous kindergarten teachers are sharing their favorite Spring activities. We are all offering Spring freebies and sales. Be sure to read to the bottom of this post on how to get all these fabulous goodies!

Today I'd like to share one of my favorite Spring activities - GRASS HEADS!

Aren't they adorable! Making grass heads is a fun way to incorporate science and art. 

Here's what you need:
clear cups
potting soil
grass seed
construction paper
Glue Dots

Directions for decorating the cups: (DO THIS PART FIRST)
You can either have precut shapes or have the children cut their own. In the picture above, I had precut circles with a circle punch for the eyes and nose. The kids added details to those features and then used construction paper to create mouths (and eyelashes!). We used glue dots to stick all of the pieces on (glue sticks and liquid glue just didn't do the trick but the glue dots were perfect!)

Directions for planting:
1. Fill a bucket with potting soil.
2. Use a scoop to fill the cup 3/4 with potting soil. 
(I have the kids do the scooping so I have one child do it at a time.)
3. Add grass seed. (Be generous as you want thick grass).
4. Scoop soil on top of the grass.
5. Water daily.

As the grass (hair) begins to grow you will be able to see the roots right through the cup! You can also have the kids trim the grass when it gets too long!

Happy Planting!

I have been very busy updating my SPRING products. 

If you are looking for math centers, language arts centers, writing centers, or calendar numbers I have placed them all on sale from March 20th - 23rd. They are perfect for morning tubs, center work, and small group time . . . there are even a few whole group games (like Spring I Have, Who Has?) that are perfect for circle time! You can find them all {HERE}.

And be sure to get this Spring Word Wall Freebie from my store:

The #kinderfriends have made it easy to find our Spring Freebies and Sales. 
Just type #kinderfriends into the search bar on TpT!

The next stop on the blog hop is my friend Wendy at First Grade Fireworks.

March & St. Patrick's Day Centers

2017 is just flying by, isn't it?! St. Patrick's Day will be here soon and it's time to get those centers ready! My St. Patrick's Day Bundle has been completely updated. The bundle has a total of ten centers - five language arts and five math. The bundle includes a variety of activities for all of your learners. Your students will work on matching letters and beginning sounds, identifying rhyming sounds, reading sight words, CVC words and simple sentences.  They will also count objects, tally marks, & ten frames, graph, write numerals and add. Recording sheets are included.

The March Writing Center has also been updated and has more than quadrupled in size! Be sure to get your updates if you already own it. Or click on the picture below to purchase it. It includes a variety of writing activities that all of your children can use!

Count the gold from 1-20! Your kiddos will love this counting activity! It includes printable gold coins but your could use yellow play dough or pom poms with kid tweezers to work on those fine motor skills. This is not included in my bundle but it is 1/2 price through March 17th! Just click on the picture below!

And here's another updated set! St. Patrick's Day Patterns has grown! It now includes AB, ABC, ABB, AAB, and AABB patterns! Get your updates on TpT or purchase below!

Be sure to download this FREEBIE to practice writing numerals from 1-9 with a St. Patrick's Day theme!

Have a great March!