Match and Build Patterns Activity with Unifix Cubes

Understanding patterns is a beginning math skill for young kids.  Patterns help children realize there is order in the world around them as well as with mathematical concepts. This activity helps children learn that each section in a pattern matches the first section, all sections look the same, and once matching sections are put together they can build different […]

Gluten Free Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are great for building fine motor, math, science, and language skills. However, some items used in sensory bins may contain gluten.  My daughter has Celiac Disease, so she cannot eat wheat, oats, or barley.  When she was in school, we had to modify what she could play with in this center because it would […]

5 Little Pumpkins Play Dough Mats

Free 5 Little Pumpkins Play Dough Counting Mats you can use this free set of 5 Little Pumpkins counting mats in your play dough center. Directions for using the 5 Little Pumpkins play dough counting mats Just print one mat for each child and laminate. Provide the children with orange play dough to use as […]

Little Miss Muffet Path Game

Nursery rhymes are a valuable teaching tool and are most often used to support literacy skills. But did you know that nursery rhymes can also be used to teach science and math? Today I’m sharing a very simple, yet powerful math game that I adapted for the nursery rhyme Little Miss Muffet. To play the […]

Counting Cookie Mats

These free, printable cookie jar mats will provide your students with a fun way to develop number sense and fine motor skills. Just print the number cards and one mat for each child in your small group and laminate. Cut the cards apart and place in the middle of the table. The children will draw […]

5 Green Speckled Frogs Pocket Chart

Here is a free printable pocket chart I created for the traditional rhyme, Five Green and Speckled Frogs. All you need to do is print, laminate, and cut, and then place your pieces in a pocket chart. Enjoy! To download this free printable, click the link below: Five Green Speckled Frogs: Pocket Chart If you […]

Rosie’s Walk Math Mat

This is a free printable math mat to use with the popular book Rosie’s Walk. After reading the story aloud to your class use this mat in a small group math lesson. Give each student a small manipulative to represent Rosie. Have your students move their playing piece around the mat as you give directions. […]

Five Little Monkeys Pocket Chart

Here is a free printable pocket chart for the popular rhyme, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Just print, laminate, and cut, then set up the cards in a pocket chart. To download this free printable, click the link below: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: Pocket Chart