Snowballs: Teaching Ideas and Resources

Lois Ehlert's beautiful picture book Snowballs provides the context for a flurry of activities, games, crafts and rhymes focusing on all things snow. Snowballs, snow people, and snowflakes take center stage.

The Mitten: Rhymes and Movement Activities

The classic children’s story The Mitten provides the centerpiece for this collection of preschool and kindergarten activities, games, and crafts. Children work with new vocabulary, sight words, and sentence construction concepts via the literacy activity.

NEW! Winter Wonderland Theme

The books The Mitten, Snowballs, and The Jacket I Wear in the Snow set the scene for this month’s Winter Wonderland theme. The accompanying literacy activities celebrate the season while developing print concept, vocabulary, and word recognition skills.

Food and Harvest: On The Table Week 3

As a lead up to Thanksgiving, Week 3 of the On The Table theme presents a bounty of activities, games, and crafts that focus on the fall harvest and foods that are often served on feast day. This week's book, The Beastly Feast by Bruce Goldstone, is full of rhyming fun and bright colorful characters.

NEW! On the Table Theme

If your students have an appetite for knowledge, this month's theme will hit the spot! On The Table provides all new activities, games, rhymes, emergent readers, and literacy lessons that highlight foods of the harvest season and the Thanskgiving holiday.

Monsters and Halloween Week 3

This week's focus on monsters includes Jack-O'-Lanterns in anticipation of the upcoming Halloween holiday. Jack-O'-Lanterns and their wide variety of expressions allow for extended classroom conversations about emotions. They also lend themselves well to a review of basic two-dimensional shapes, which is also a focus of the suggested materials for Week 3 of the Monsters and Halloween theme.


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