Special welcome today to our 'guest' author, Mary Amoson..... making her premiere appearance in our midst. ENJOY!!
Easter is approaching and so is the opportunity to have fun learning. There are so many ways to enhance the classroom or home using cheap or free materials. I collected a few fun ideas here.
I found these stencils and bunny hoppers in the seasonal section at Walmart.
Stencils are a great way to practice those motor skills. I used similar hoppers like the bunnies for Valentine's Day. Here is how I used them.
Another idea is to use a basket and egg patterns and some construction paper.
After making two baskets you can use to sort letters, words, or numbers. These are just a few ideas. We used these to sort our spelling words (-ock family.)
Use fun notepads to create math problems. Simply add some math problems and laminate. Students can use dry erase markers to solve them. This is more fun than a worksheet.
Differentiate by using both vertical and horizontal formats or by adding counters to help beginning learners.
Add letter or word tiles to the inside for an instant center. You can spell out a word, put letters or numbers in order, or use words to make sentences. This is a ton of fun.
Bingo games are a fun way to review any skill. Take a fun template and make a few copies. Add words, numbers, or such to them. Laminate and use as a fun learning game.
Seasonal erasers are a great way to practice sorting, counting, or patterns. Also try using them to make graphs or compare numbers.