D.I.Y. Letter Stamps

Making your own alphabet stamps is super easy and requires only a few items which you can easily find at any dollar store. I absolutely love these stamps I made with the foam puzzle and pumice blocks. They are just the perfect size for little hands. There are several options that you can use instead […]

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Thinking Differently About Behavior

How do we create an environment where students want to come to school to learn? A place where students feel safe and secure and want to be participating members of a classroom? This is really the goal of every educator- we desparately want our students to have that intrinsic motivation to succeed. We want them […]


Getting Ready for Kindergarten- Self Help Skills

  One of the best ways parents can prepare their child for kindergarten is to encourage independent skills over the summer months. Actually, many teachers are often more concerned about a child’s ability to take to care of themselves and relate to their friends than how many letters or numbers they know.  Here are a […]

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Even More Make, Take & Teach Activities!

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Ice Cream Cone Contractions

In our everyday speech we use contractions. Contractions are a kind of “short cut” in the way we use words to communicate. Think about it for a bit. If you were going to tell a friend that you aren’t going to lunch, are you likely to say, “I am not going to lunch” or “I’m […]


Make, Take & Teach Catalog

This summer it’s my goal to get organized and creating this catalog was right on top of my to-do list. My computer files are an absolute mess and it’s difficult to find an activity, poster or handout when I need it. It took awhile to figure out exactly how to best categorize the files, but […]


Bubble Gum Activities for Learning the Alphabet

The Make, Take & Teach Bubble Gum activity for teaching letters and sounds has certainly been an instant hit! It’s a perfect center or small group activity for our little ones just learning the letter names and their sounds.  This activity contains 5 different games with three game boards designed to target 4 beginning letters/sounds […]

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Alphabet Flashcards Freebie!

Key words are often helpful when introducing letters and sounds. I created these colorful flashcards for my little friends just learning the alphabet. Feel free to download them too! Just click HERE to download the FREE Make, Take & Teach Key Word Flashcards Enjoy!  

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8 Super Summer Activities for Learning Sight Words

Ahhhh-summer.  Love those three months of sun and fun.  I’m always a little worried, however, coming back to school hoping and hoping that not too many children fell victim to the “summer slide.”   Although school is not in session, summer offers tons of opportunities for practicing skills in an active and fun way.  I especially love

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D.I.Y. Name Puzzles

  These name puzzles are certainly a hit! There’s no better way to practice name and letter recognition than to use your child’s picture and create their very own puzzle. Making the puzzle is super easy. All you’ll need are large craft sticks (one for each letter or your child’s name), a picture of your child […]

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Fly Swat Activities

The Fly Swat activity is one of my all time favorite activities. It’s amazing how something as simple as words printed on flies and a fly swatter purchased at a dollar store can keep even the most reluctant students practicing words for hours! To assemble this activity simply print the files, laminate (optional) and cut […]

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