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Monday, February 17, 2014

Dr. Seuss Free Activities and Other Resources for Kids

Dr. Seuss Activities, Printables and Free Stuff for Your Classroom or Home

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Awesome for a Literacy Center - Word Families Dr. Seuss Style!!!

 Dr. Seuss Word Families Poster


Early Readers (like Dr. Seuss) lend themselves nicely to teaching about word families.  Here is a FREEBIE to help you get started.  Note:  These word families will work with any children's literature.

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Dr. Seuss Craft Ideas Video


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Here are some fun activities to go along with this book (not affiliated with Dr. Seuss in any way :)



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 Dr. Seues Book Go Dog Go

Go, Dog. Go!: P.D. Eastman's Book of Things That Go

Go, Dog. Go! is a great book to use for your transportation teaching unit!

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FREE Transportation Counting Activity

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 Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board Books Set

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Easy Truffula Trees from the Lorax CRAFT Project


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 Dr. Seuss School selfies frames



Use for festive celebrations, teachable moments, play-time, recognition, self-expression and more

Includes: 2 cut out frames (17" x 24" and 12" x 17"), 8 photo prop pieces and 7 plastic sticks

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 Dr. Seuss Classroom Decoration


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 Dr. Seuss Paper Cut Outs


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 Dr. Seuss Banner Classroom Decorations

Eureka Dr. Seuss Pennant Banner

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 Dr. Seuss Math Manipulative for Classroom

Cut the strings off and use as Dr. Seuss Math Manipulatives

Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat Figurine Ornaments, Set of 18

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 Cat in the Hat Costume for Adults


Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Adult Hat and Gloves Costume

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 cat in the hat free online games

Free Cat in the Hat Games from PBS

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 Horton Hears a Who Classroom Decorations Puppets

Horton Hears a Who!  Awesome for storytelling

Dr. Seuss Horton Hears a Who Finger Puppet Set

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 Dr. Seuss Think Left Think Right Poster

Eureka Dr. Seuss Think Left Think Right Poster

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 free Dr. Seuss activities and printables

Free.Classroom Activities and Printables from Seussville

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Dr. Seuss Number Line:

 Dr. Seuss Number Line Bulletin Board Set

Eureka Dr. Seuss Number Line Bulletin Board Set, 4 Panels 17 x 24" Each

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Perfect for your reading corner!!  No worries about hurting your classroom walls!

 Dr. Seuss Vinyl Wall Classroom Decoration


Over 500 stickers!!! Great deal!

 Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Stickers for Kids

Eureka Cat in The Hat Educational Fun Stickers

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Use this for writing paper in your writing center.  If you want lines for your students, create a document in word and insert lines.  Place Dr. Seuss paper in your printer, and Voila! - Perfect Dr. Seuss writing paper!

 Dr. Seuss Computer Writing Paper


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Who wouldn't want to read in the reading center with Horton?!

 Horton stuffed animal

Dr Seuss Collection - Horton Plush

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Games in the classroom teach so many life skills!  This one is fun!

 Horton Hears a Who Game


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Another fun game!

 Cat in the Hat Game

Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Game


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This one is a student favorite.

 cat in the hat game

Dr. Seuss What's in the Cat's Hat? Game

Watch this video on how to play this game:



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Fraction Activities, Videos and Games for Elementary Students

How to Teach Fractions to 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students

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Students love learning through music. The video below is about 6 minutes long and teaches students fractions with music in a cartoon format. Fraction activities can be fun! Let the students get up and move. Research shows movement in the classroom increases achievement.


Click below to watch the video:



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This next video shows real life application of fractions by sharing a pizza.  This is a simple yet effective video on how to use pizza to teach about fractions!





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I know you have seen paper plate crafts showing fractions, but this one is worth watching.


Click below to watch this demonstration:


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Do you have fraction cubes?  This set from our Amazon Associate store works well for your hands-on fraction activities. Watch the video on how to teach with these cubes, a number line, and dry erase markers.





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So you can't afford pizzas for your entire classroom? This Pizza Fractions Deluxe game from our Amazon Associate store is a great substitute.

 3rd 4th grade pizza fractions games




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You may also like these printable fraction activities from our TpT store:

#1 Best Seller

Fractions Activity Packet

 3rd grade third fractions worksheets

These activities work well as morning work, homework, test prep, math review or as extra practice for special education. Students will identify fractions, learn vocabulary, use anchor charts, compare fractions, write fractions, color fractions, analyze number lines, complete fraction walls, determine equivalent fractions, solve word problems and more.

3rd Grade Common Core Math Standards:

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1 
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.2 
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3

This packet may also be found in this money-saving bundle:

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Click HERE for FREE printable fraction activities.

 free fraction activities 3rd 4th 5th grade common core math

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Free Olympic Themed Classroom Activities

I don't know what I love more - watching the Olympics or watching the positive, uplifting athlete stories and commercials.  I wish TV programming and news focused more on the POSITIVE.
Speaking of positive, here are some FREE Olympic activities for your primary elementary classroom.

FREE Olympics Activities for Primary Classroom

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1. Olympic Crafts

Paper Plate Rings



Origami Olympic Rings



2. Olympic Games

Olympic Hoopla Game



Indoor and Outdoor Games



3.  Olympics Research Paper

The possibilities are endless in a social studies classroom.  Review all of the countries represented at the opening ceremony. Students may choose a country on which to research, or assign all students to research the country of Russia.  Click on the globe to see all of the countries represented for each event.



Sometimes researching a country can be overwhelming for students.  There is so much information.  What is important?  What do we want to learn about the country?


Here are 16 free research questions for any country:

1. Where is the country located?

2. What languages are spoken in this country? Is there a main language?

3. What is the capital?

4. What does the flag look like? Describe or draw.

5. What is one major historical architectural feature in this country?

6. What is life like for school age children?

7. Who are the present day leaders?

8. What kind of government does this country have?

9. What is the climate and vegetation of this country?

10. What ethnicity and religions are in this country?

11. Describe some major events in history, including date of existence.

12. Describe the economy of this country – natural resources, manufacturing, land use, occupations, currency, etc.

13. Discuss the population and modes of transportation.

14. What are some native animals to this country?

15. Explore food, holidays, clothing, and music.

16. Are there any major bodies of water? Landmarks? Cities?


If you prefer to have these questions in a graphic organizer format along with a scoring rubric, please click HERE. This set isn't free, but it is nearly free.



4.  Compare Ancient Greece Olympics with Modern Day Olympics

There are several resources and videos to help students compare and contrast these differences:





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 free Olympics activities for kids

5. Olympics Writing 

There are so many writing opportunities with the Olympics. Some story starters include: 

1. If you could go to the Olympics in any sport, what would you choose and why? 

2. Describe an event you watched. Describe the event, information learned, and results. 

3. List at least 10 characteristics an athlete must have to make it to the Olympics. 

4. Why do you believe the Olympics are such a big event? Explain what it symbolizes to you and your family. 

5. Many of the Olympians have overcome trials and tribulations in their lives. What have your overcome in your life? What is the key for these Olympians to be able to persevere?

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6.  Olympics Poetry

Poetry is sometimes difficult for students. However, the excitement of the Olympics may motivate them. I like to start with acrostic poems because they seem to be most motivating for students. 

Here is an example:

Outstanding athletes at
London 2012
You hope for
Medals for Great Britain
Practice makes perfect for
Inspirational Competitors to
Succeed
Here is a free printable poetry page to get you started:

 Olympics winter writing activities poetry

Click HERE for 35+ printable winter and summer Olympics activities for kids.

 winter and summer Olympics sports printable activities for kids

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