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Counting Bears Graphing - The Perfect Introduction to Graphing

Preview: Counting Bear Graphing is a great introduction to counting activity and it is FREE. It is perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

We had so much fun with our Count and Graph on the Farm, that we decided to try out some more graphing fun with counting bears graphing. This is a great introduction to creating bar graphs with numbers smaller than 5. It is perfect for preschool or kindergarten as a basic introduction to counting and graphing. If you don't have counting bears math manipulatives, no worries. I've made printable cards with pictures that you can use to play along. This graphing activity would be great as a whole group activity or in small groups or math centers during math workshop time. Hands on graphing fun!
Counting Bear Graphing is a great introduction to counting activity and it is FREE. It is perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

10 Apple Videos on YouTube for Kids

Preview: A list of 10 apple videos from YouTube that are perfect for teaching kids about apples.

Apples are such a fun topic to teach about in the fall. Depending on where you live, you might be able to visit apple orchards and watch the life cycle of an apple in real life. If you aren't in an area where that is possible, try showing some videos to teach your students all about apples. These ten apple videos on YouTube include nonfiction videos and books, fiction books and more that teach about the life cycle of the apple.
A list of 10 apple videos from YouTube that are perfect for teaching kids about apples.

Princess STEM Challenge

Preview: STEM challenges with a princess theme that includes FREE challenge cards. Just add your own STEM supplies.

My girls can't get enough STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities - building, creating, designing. They love it and I love watching their creativity. We had so much fun with our Zoo Themed STEM Challenge that I decided it was time to do a similar challenge, but this time with a princess theme. My girls love princesses so I knew this would be a fun STEM challenge for them. My favorite part was that we only used STEM supplies we had in the house, making it a free STEM activity for us.

STEM challenges with a princess theme that includes FREE challenge cards. Just add your own STEM supplies.

Catholic Prayers Brag Tags

Preview: Catholic prayers brag tags are a behavior management system that includes 27 of the most popular Catholic prayers for children to learn.

It is no secret that I LOVE brag tags for behavior management in the classroom. I also like using it in my Religious Formation class at church for reminding students of lessons and concepts we cover during the year. I also like to give out Catholic Prayer Brag Tags once students memorize specific prayers. In the past, I've included these prayers in my Catholic Brag Tags and Catholic Brag Tags 2 products, but I decided to make them their own product and add more prayers for teachers who want to really focus on teaching children the prayers of the Catholic faith. Aren't sure what a brag tag is? No problem. Check out What on Earth is a Brag Tag? for some FAQs.

Make Your Own Light Table

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I have been interested in making a light table for my girls for a few years now. We've played with them at museums and I've seen a lot of DIY versions online and I started to think, how hard would it be to make your own light table? MPM School Supplies reached out and offered to let me shop on their site in exchange for my feedback. It took me forever to decide what I wanted to try out. They carry EVERYTHING a teacher could possibly want - classroom decor, classroom furniture, games, activities, preschool activities, arts & crafts and so much more. I decided this would be the perfect time to try out my light table idea, so I decided to grab a few things that we could use with the table.
DIY light table with ideas for preschoolers. This would even be perfect for kindergarten.

Praying the Rosary with Children

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Praying the rosary can be an overwhelming task for both children and adults who didn't grow up praying it regularly. When I heard about the book Praying the Rosary Like Never Before by Edward Sri, I was excited to check it out for my own knowledge, as well as get ideas that could be used when teaching children how to pray the rosary. 
Ideas for praying the rosary with children and deepening our understanding of the Rosary as parents and teachers using the book Praying the Rosary Like Never Before.

Seven Sacraments Sorting Game Freebie

My latest free Catholic resource is out on Today's Catholic Teacher website. This is a FREE Seven Sacraments Sorting Game. It includes pictures to represent each sacrament and students have to correctly sort them. Sometimes it is hard to represent the Seven Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Eucharist, Marriage, Holy Order and Anointing of the Sick) in just a picture but this makes a great introduction to the sacraments or could be used as a review activity.
Free Seven Sacraments sorting game is perfect for kids to play in the classroom

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