Saturday, February 4, 2017

Valentine's Day FUN While Learning Plus FREEBIE!

♥ Don't miss out on the FREEBIE at the end of this post! ♥

Valentine's Day is next to Christmas when it comes to the excitement of the big, upcoming event. At least in my classroom! My students are already bouncing off the walls with excitement! Why not have fun with Valentine's Day activities while also learning and practicing literacy and math skills? Shhhh.... They won't even know they are learning...

Right now, my first graders are working on getting automatic with differentiating between long and short vowels. I designed this game with that skill in mind. Students roll the die and work their way around the board reading long and short vowel words. They play it over and over again! This is perfect for centers and they even ask to play it during inside recess! What JOY!
Just print on index paper or cardstock, insert into a plastic sleeve, place game pieces inside the sleeve and you are ready to go! Students just grab the game and play. What could be easier? ♥

Another skill we are currently working on is adding and subtracting 10. I have the perfect game for that too! 
There are 2 choices: A board that goes to 100 and one that goes to 120. We use the 120 game board, but kindergarten would use the 100 game board. Both have same rules and students use 2 dice and hop around the board adding and subtracting 10. PERFECT for this time of year! And fun too!

Make a cute flip card in class for your students parents or guardians!


♥ Here is a glimpse into the rest of this fun pack: ♥
Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Pack K-2



Get this fun pack HERE!

It is so dry here in Colorado, especially during the winter, so I thought I would treat my first graders to some lip balm for Valentine's Day. Now, I have to admit. I didn't come up with this idea myself. I found several Pinterest posts with this cute lip balm idea. Normally I would give credit, but there were so many similar posts! So I thank all of the creative wonders out there!

Anyway, I printed off the cards and then made a trip to my favorite Dollar Tree and purchased 2 lip balms for $1.00. I wrote students' names on each lip balm with a Sharpie and hot glued them onto the card. 
Get your cards in the link below. You can type in your own name using your favorite font!
Download your cards (in PowerPoint) HERE.
♥ Enjoy, and Happy Valentine's Day! ♥


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