September 28, 2021

Learning Activities About Germs, Viruses and Washing Your Hands

These are crazy times right now. In future years, we may look back on 2020 as the year of the Coronavirus Pandemic, or it might just be passed off as a bad virus or flu. Either way, it is still a time to learn about what is a virus, how germs are spread, and how washing your hands can help keep you from getting sick. Germs are tiny organisms that can only be seen through a microscope.  Did you know our bodies are always full of germs?  They …

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American Revolution Activity Packet

It’s Springtime – and here in New England, it is when the American Revolution is celebrated.  Especially here in Lexington where, on Patriots Day each year, the historic Battle of Lexington is re-enacted.  I got up early a few years ago to go see it.  And when I say early, I mean 4:30 am.  The battle starts at 6:00, and you have to get there early to get a good view.  The Battle Green in Lexington is not very big, and there are so many people that attend …

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St. Patrick’s Day Activity Worksheets

It’s springtime again … and that means the first spring holiday is almost here – St. Patrick’s Day!   I had fun putting together my St. Patrick’s Day Activity Packet.  I started with a little geography about Ireland – and also the Irish flag.  Then there’s a history sheet about St. Patrick, who he was and what he did.  I actually created two versions, one that talks more about the religion aspects of his life and one that is more non-religious.  Next is a worksheet about the shamrock – …

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Daylight Saving Time Activity Packet

Hey, it’s that time of year again (already!).  We’re about to change our clocks again for Daylight Saving Time.  What’s the best way to teach students about why we change the clocks?  Check out my new Activity Packet … I have some reading worksheets that explain why we have Daylight Saving Time and the history behind Daylight Savings, both with Close Read response worksheets and a Paired Text worksheet.The packets also has some drawing and coloring activities, fill in the blanks, and some other fun writing activities, like …

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KP Classroom in the TpT Newsletter!

Wow – so exciting!  My Leap Year product made the Teachers Pay Teachers newsletter!When I made the Leap Day / Leap Year product, I knew there weren’t many available like it, and so when it began to sell, I looked at how to submit it as a sponsored resource in the TpT Newsletter.  Julie had her Habitats product in the newsletter last year.  And I read on the forum that if you believed in your product, and that it was different and seasonal, that you should keep submitting …

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Ancient Greece – History and Activity Packet

Continuing my trek through the ancient civilizations, my next stop is Ancient Greece.  I had also traveled to Greece during my European trip back in college.  From the island of Corfu to the Acropolis in Athens, it was also a great time – especially Athens!  Seeing the Parthenon and other temples on the Acropolis was a thrill.In researching the Greeks for a teaching packet, I started with a little bit of their history and basic vocabulary, followed by Greek Stories.  The Greeks were great writers, with legends, myths …

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Ancient Egypt History, Literacy and Math Activies

When I was in middle school, I loved studying the Egyptians as part of the Ancient Civilizations unit.  It is hard to believe their culture remained untouched for thousands of years!  I mean, the USA has only been a country for a little over 200 years, and we think the colonial Americans were a long, long time ago.Then, when I was in architecture school, I studied the art and architecture of the Egyptians and was fascinated by their pyramids and temples.  So much so that when I had …

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Space, the Solar System and Planets Activity Packet

Space, the Final Frontier …No, no – this will not be a Star Trek blog post.  Instead, I’d like to tell you about a fun activity packet about Space that I just finished!  Here’s the cover: I put this cover together using some clip art from a couple of my KP Clipart Space sets – Space Backgrounds and Space Buddies.  Then, throughout the activity packet, I also used clip art from my KP Clipart Space Planets and Rockets set and Solar System and Planets set.  I also had …

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Pirate Activity Packet

Arrrrr matey!  Who doesn’t love pirates?  Well, except for all of the plundering they did back in the day … but now, looking back in history, they seem to have some sort of romanticized reputation.  Children now see pirates as these funny characters full of adventure – which makes pirate-themed teaching materials so great for learning.For this activity packet, I started by assembling all of the clipart I wanted to use.  Some of it were bits and pieces I had collected in preparation for my own set of …

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Castle Activities!

I have always loved castles.  As a kid I was always fascinated by them and when I traveled through Europe I got to see Neuschwanstein in Germany – one of the most photographed castles still around today.  And, I also have a miniature castle collection.  So yeah, I still love them.So it made sense that my first activity product was in a castle theme.  Activity packets are a great resource for teachers.  Not only can they be used as part of the standard classroom curriculum, they can also …

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