Tuesday, 23 November 2021

FLASH FREEBIE Thanksgiving Hunt with Clues (English and Romanian)

It's been a while since the last post and freebie, so here it is! It's a printable that I've made for my group, to work on their listening skills and to have some starting points for a conversation about Thanksgiving. 

I printed all of the flashcards and I will hide them in the classroom. The clues will make it easier for them to find the flashcards, but if they still can't, I will tell them warm-hot-cold. 

You can download this FLASH FREEBIE here or from my TeachersPayTeachers Store, Grumpy Dumpling.

I hope you'll enjoy this game!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, 22 October 2021

Autumn Homemade Playdough with a Wintery Smell + Clay and Playdough Pretend Play

We made this orange and yellow playdough, and added gingerbread spices - it's divine and I am really surprised that E. hasn't tried to taste it ...yet 😅

We used the usual playdough recipe
2 ½ cups of flour
1 cup of salt
2 tbsp of cream of tartar
2 tbsp of oil
Food colouring
2 cups of boiling water
And added gingerbread spices (cinnamon, ginger, cloves.

We made more hedgehogs using clay from @happy.by.nature_farm and playdough to make birds, snakes, hedgehogs. E. helped make the bird nest (from tree bark and playdough) and eggs, she stuck eyes on all and made beds and blankets for the hedgehog 🦔 family.

She played with these for an hour (!)



Thursday, 30 September 2021

Fine Motor Tray with Acorns

A simple autumn activity for fine motor skills: some acorns that we gathered together on our walk, homemade playdough, a tiny jar (with a small opening for some extra challenge), and large scissors. The acorns are slightly pushed inside, so they stand and they're easier to take out. The scissors are very good, because although the acorns are a bit slippery, they work well.


Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Autumn Leaf Necklace

We gathered autumn leaves last year and I laminated them and made some holes. Today we dug them out of our storage and used them for a cool necklace.

I would like to try it with fresh leaves again.

What do you think? 


Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Looking for Autumn Printables? Look no more :)

This product contains lots of games that kindergarteners can play, with an adult or independently. These make great centre activities during autumn.

Included are:

Cutting/Tracing Strips

Shadow Matching Game

Montessori Three Part Cards


Game ideas for the flashcards (or any flashcards)

Rhyming Game (used with the three-part cards)

Initial Letter/Sound Recognition Game

Number puzzles

Mazes and tangles

Counting cards and printable counters

A printable board game

You can find the product here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Autumn-Fall-Activity-Pack-for-Kindergarten-6134006.

I hope you’ll like it!



Nature Shapes

We took a nature walk with the kids and talked about autumn signs, while gathering leaves, apples, acorns, and twigs. Then we reviewed shapes and made large ones on the floor, with washy tape and the things collected.