Monday, February 20, 2017

20+ Free Fabulous Easter ClipArt Sets

Choosing the best clip art plays a big role in creating worksheets and activities for your classroom. Here are some amazing FREE Easter clip art sets that will make your resources attractive! They are free so grab them! Click each picture to head on over to their blogs.

20+ Free Easter Clip Art Sets

By: Chirps Graphics

By: EduClips

By: Creative Clips

By: Graphics From the Pond

By: Whimsy Workshop Teaching

By: Teaching in the Tongass

By: DSart

By: Teaching in the Tongass

By: DSart

By: Prince Padania

By: DSart

By: Yans Factory

By: Dorky Doodles

By Confetti Graphics

By: DSart

By: ZippadeeZazz

By: Studio Elska

By: Trioriginals

By: Be Merry Clipart

By: Paper Moon Clipart

I am loving all these Easter sets! Which one is your favorite?

For more FREE clip art sets, follow my Free Clip Art for Teachers board on Pinterest!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Word cards

Today I'm sharing a set of word cards and printable letter tiles.They can be used together as a cut and paste activity or separately.

The letter tiles are a cheaper version of Bananagrams and Scrabble tiles. You can cut the letters and collect them in a pill organizer. And voila you are ready for word work.

Pill Organizer

If you choose to make word cards (CVC words, sight words) you can use them to play any game that requires or involves word cards. Read more and find game ideas and freebies in my older posts:
 Bang or Kaboom Must-Have Classroom Game
 Vocabulary Games and Activities - Growing Resource.
How to Make Bottle Cap Alphabet

To get your free Word Cards and Letter Tiles printable click on the picture below.

If you need more ideas how to play with letter tiles and word cards be sure to check out all the ideas bellow:

Game of the Month: Bananagrams from whatdowedoallday
Matching Alphabet Beans Literacy Game from theimaginationtree
Four Ways to Use Bananagrams Tiles to Aid Letter and Word Recognition from thisfineday

And this isn't all, for more word work ideas, follow my Word Work board on Pinterest!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bang or Kaboom Must-Have Classroom Game

In case you need a super effective, simple and fun activity for your classroom you must try this game for sure! If you are not familiar with the game BANG! or KABOOM!, here it is.
I stumbled upon this awesome game over at Come Together Kids blog. Once my kids learned to play this game it became our class favorite.

It's super easy to make.

What do you need for this game?
- flashcards or popsicle sticks
- a few BANG cards
- a can
- optional: jar labels, scrapbook paper if you want to decorate your can.

The best part about this game is that it is easily adaptable. You can use it for letters, sight words, numbers, math facts, etc. It is great to review almost any concept. Depending on the grade, it can be kept very basic, or made much more complex.

Place all the cards or sticks in your can and get ready to play the game!
Players take turns pulling out a word card from a can. If they know the answer, they keep the card.
If the player is incorrect, the card goes back into the container.
Continue taking turns and collecting correctly answered cards.
If students get a BANG card, they have to give all of their cards back to you.
The player with the most cards wins the game.

Teacher tips:
I like to put up to five copies of the same word in the jar, especially when we use new lexical sets.

If you don't want to spend the time designing your own game... I've done that part for you. Check it out bellow.

First I found myself in a need for some scrapbook paper.

scrapbook paper

 Then, I created can labels in similar colors:

Bang Classroom Game Jar LabelBang Classroom Game Jar Label

And voila, here is our BANG CAN.

Bang Classroom Game

 I made these labels in b&w version for my students. A few of them made this game at home and play BANG with their siblings and/or parents ever since.

Before all that we made tons of word cards. I designed these letter tiles for a cut and paste activity in order to help accurate spelling. This is an inexpensive version of Montessori movable alphabet.

Letter Tiles

Whenever there were a few spare minutes in a lesson we cut those letters and collected them in a pill organizer.

Alphabet Cards

Then we made lots of word cards and a few BANG cards.

Bang Classroom Game Word Cards

Bang Vocabulary Classroom Game Printables

You can find this and other vocabulary games in my Vocabulary Games and Activities - Growing Resource with FREE updates for life. Once you buy this resource, you will receive the updates for FREE!
I will increase the price of this product each time I add a new pack, so you save more by purchasing early! New word cards and new classroom games are being added continually!

 For more classroom games visit my Classroom Games board on Pinterest:

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Flip Books

Today, let's talk about a classroom tested fun engaging and highly effective activity that are both great for introducing and reinforcing vocabulary.

Flip books can be used during small group instruction, at Word Work, for homework, or in an RTI setting.
Flip books are ideal for kindergarten, first, and second grade students or with struggling 3rd graders.

 For this activity all you need is to print out the flip book and let your students do the rest.

These flip books will require children to:
- color
- read
- build
- race
- write

 Read more in my older post.

I love creating flip books because my students love them! They always get excited for a new set.
If you are interested in adding flip books to your classroom check out my flip books below.

The 2D Shape Flip Book covers triangle, rectangle, square, circle, star, heart, crescent, oval, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid.

The School Supplies Flip Book covers desk, book, ruler, paint, Play Dough, pen, dice, eraser, pencil, teacher, chair, bag.

The Body Parts Flip Book covers head, hair, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, arm, hand, fingers, leg, foot, toes, teeth.

The Halloween Flip Book covers  bat, boots, caldron, candies, cat, Frankenstein, ghost, hat, haunted house, pumpkin, spider, web, witch

I created four flip books so far and I started creating more. Now you will be able to find them all in one place! Pin this page or follow my blog and check back often to find out what I’ve added.

If you like Flip Books, be sure to check out my Flip Books board on Pinterest: