Dance, I thinks it's a great activity for kids :) builds confidence, physical agility and performing helps with public speaking (#1 phobia!)
^ kristen ^
This backwards clues game helps make inferences easy and fun! Your kids must describe the topic word without using the word clues listed on their card. This is also a great Speaking and Listening skills activity. Use for literacy centers, partners, small group, preteach, review and more. Blank cards included for your kids to create their own game extension. $
My 5th Graders BEG for this Indoor Recess Dance Party! Here's a great kid-friendly playlist of videos to popular music. Your kids will get up and get tons of physical activity while having fun!
This is a fun and engaging way to gets students speaking while using direct and indirect objects with confidence. Students complete this activity in pairs. There are sheet sfor Student A and for St...
This activity is used throughout the year as I introduce each new word wall word for kindergarten. It's great practice and allows for physical memo.
Origami is a fun, mess-free activity for kids that builds spatial awareness and provides a foundation for geometry.
"While this activity is great for toddlers learning fine motor skills, this same repetitive task would help me with my left arm. I have little use of the arm or hand and it's difficult to use my fingers. I do daily physical therapy to keep the circulation going and muscle alive--this would be a great short exercise to add. And I already know it's going to be tough."
Hand out the cards and step back! Kids are in control! This is a perfect game for students to practice reading, listening, and speaking! This PDF file includes 30 pages from CVC Words - I Have, Who Has Activity Set.
For the Classroom
DIY laser maze activity for kids. This is a great idea! I'm trying this next time it's rainy outside and the kids want to play!
Sewing for baby
Yoga is a great for the hands and feet. A low impact activity that helps you stay active and limber.
Button Boards We have a new activity! It's a quiet activity that we keep with our books for quiet time. I pinned a Button Board idea and thought I'd make one for Butterfly to use. It's great for fine motor finger strengthening skills and to learn more of the buttoning skills for clothing practice, plus it reviews the basic shapes.
Treasure: a musical game which promotes imagination, tests your memory, builds musical confidence and is great fun too!
Create A Family Adventure Journal...this was for nature trips but I think it's a great idea for any family activity, field trip, and/or adventure! When kids can write, they can include their own memories/thoughts.
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Create A Family Adventure Journal...this was for nature trips but I think it's a great idea for any family activity, field trip, and/or
Public Speaking Games: 7 fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Middle school upwards.
This is a great game that is fun for all ages. What's more, it helps kids conceptualize and practice main ideas and details. It's fun for
Great sorting activity for a math center! It's a FREEBIE!
How many calories do I REALLY need? hint, most people HIGHLY over estimate their activity level. Very active is basically only for professional athletes & people performing 10hrs of difficult physical labor a day
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Smokey Quartz helps ground you with Earth energies and is good for working with the Root Chakra. Use Smokey Quartz to absorb negative energy. Smokey Quartz is also a great stone for pain relief and helps to prevent healing crises after a strong energy session. Smokey Quartz helps ground and integrate messages and/or spiritual energy received in higher chakras into the lower chakras, and helps anchor expanded consciousness into the physical body.
fairy tales and stories
A book walk! I love this activity for so many reasons. 1) It is great for those who learn best through movement and touch. 2) It gets kids outside. 3) It uses realia to teach vocabulary. Fun fun fun! I must do this with my ESOL class at least once this year!
BABY SHARK SONG - This action activity song is a preschool favorite! Great for circle-time or those days you can't go out and play. It's also part of brain breaks and physical education programs spanning the globe.
I think this would be a great activity for the kids to learn. its hands on giving them a feel of how it supposes to be written and sight for them to remember. Although dealing with macaroni can be messy and you would have to but a lot, but it is a great activity
How to make shaving cream art. It's a sensory activity for toddlers and it's educational for bigger kids!
I use this compliment sheet once a week in my Family & Consumer Science classes. They love it. It would be great for younger students too. It helps build confidence and makes them friends.
FREEEEEBIE: This is a great review game or review after learning all of the Spanish irregulars! It helps students solidify conjugations, spellings, etc. and can help them gain confidence in the preterite tense. Plus it's free!!!
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Love Me Doodle...Is doodling good for our brains? (Speaking for myself, doodling can be very meditative and therapeutic, and it helps with concentration and memory. It enables me to enter into an alpha state; I use it for healing and a sense of serenity, when I am stressed, especially when I have kinetic energy that needs an outlet. --GL)
i actually was horrible at it for a long time until i had a few public speaking courses in college!
I'd so wear this.