This bundle includes spring activities for math and literacy as well as spring lesson plan. Insect Lesson Plan, Sight Word Bug Swat and Sight Word Bug Swat 2, Spring Alphabet Puzzles, Spring Baby Animals booklet, Spring Buggy Bug Bingo, Spring Counting and Matching Frogs, and Spring Flower Ten Frames Cards 1 to 15 are all included. Save over 30% with this bundle!
Insect Lesson Plan contains insect and bug art, math, science, manipulation, dramatic play, gross motor, and cooking activities. Spider web art, create a bug art, sorting fuzzy bugs, ten frame counting bugs, ant leaves manipulative, investigating bugs, insect inspection, life cycle of a butterfly, bug picnic, bug/insect relay race, and bug cooking activities are all included. These activities are play based; they allow children various opportunities to learn about bugs and insects in a very hands-on, interactive way.
Eleven activity ideas are included as well as a life cycle of a butterfly poster and a ten frames print-out.
Sight Word Bug Swat 1 and 2 both come with sight words printed on bugs. Give the children a fly swatter, call out a sight word, and allow the children to swat the sight word you call. There are six bugs on each page. I have included dotted lines on the middle of each page; cut and give the children half a page with three bugs, or you may keep it as is and let them have a full page of six bugs.
The sight words are Fry List One and Two for Sight Word Bug Swat. For Sight Word Bug Swat 2, the sight words are Fry List Three and Four. There are fifty sight words included in both activities. A page with bugs but no words is also included; add your own sight words! My suggestion would be to laminate the page with bugs only and no words, use a dry erase marker, write your own words, erase, and use multiple times. Children will love swatting bugs. This activity is an engaging way for children to learn sight words. The page with just bugs also allows you to add letters, numbers, CVC words, or whatever you want to work on with your students!
Spring Baby Animals booklet is filled with cute, baby animal pictures. It is informative; it contains the name of each baby animal, and it also contains sight word sentences. Your students will enjoy reading along with you and learning baby animal names. I hope you find Spring Baby Animal Book to be a helpful, interactive read along booklet.
To prep, fold the pages in half, cut the pages into two parts and trim if necessary. Next, staple the corner of the pages. When putting the book together, the page with words goes first, and the page with the picture that matches the word goes next. After the books are prepped, give the books to the children and read along with them.
The booklet includes the sight words I, see, the. You may allow the children circle the sight words as they read along with you, or you may use the color code provided and allow the children to color the sight words.
The booklet also includes “My favorite baby animal is_______.” page. Ask the children what their favorite baby animal is; write their answer on the line. Older children may be able to write their answer without help. Also included is a “My drawing page.” Let the children draw their own animal pictures.
Ten pages of book pages.
With Spring Buggy Bug Bingo, allow children to learn about the names of different types of bugs, and allow them to learn about colors through this Bingo game! Bingo games are wonderful for introducing children to math skills such as finding matches, for improving critical thinking skills, for improving concentration skills, and just for making learning into a fun game! This is a great addition to your spring math center, and it is especially perfect to play during groups. I hope your students enjoy playing Spring Buggy Bug Bingo.
Laminate cards. Cut out the calling cards. Call out the bugs and colors of the bugs. Let children use washable bingo daubers, dot markers, dry erase markers, or math counters to mark their squares. Play as a typical game of bingo. If washable markers are used, just wipe the laminated cards clean to be used again.
Game includes six Bingo cards plus calling cards.
For Spring Alphabet Puzzles, laminate pages; cut out the puzzle pieces. The puzzles are two part puzzles; they include both upper case and lower case letters. Allow children to engage in fine motor skills as they put the puzzles together! Allow children to make beginning word matches. Example: a for ant, b for bunny, etc.
There are several hints to help children make matches. The puzzles include pictures and words both to help children find the matches. They are also color coded. The letter on one part of the puzzle matches the beginning letter of the word on the next part of the puzzle; the color of the beginning letter closely matches the main color of the picture.
I also like to find more examples of x words than the extremely common x-ray and xylophone; I decided to do something different for x! I did x is for xeme. Perhaps your students will learn a new word!
All 26 letters of the alphabet are included; this version has both colored and black and white puzzle options! You can allow your students to color the black and white ones before cutting the puzzles if you wish. There are two puzzles per page; there are twenty-six pages worth of puzzles.
Counting and Matching Frogs comes with cards for your math center as well; it also comes with a counting lily pads gross motor game.
This packet comes with frog cards and lily pad cards. The cards include numbers 1 – 10. On one side of the frog card is a big frog with a number on it; on the other side of the frog card are small frogs and the number word. The number 5 card has five small frogs; the number 6 card has six small frogs, etc. The lily pad cards are set up the exact same way. For prep, laminate the pages and cut out the cards.
Have the cards in your math center and allow the children to count the frogs and lily pads. You may also let the children use these cards for a matching game; let the children find the frog card and the lily pad card that has the same number.
This packet also comes with big lily pads numbered 1 – 10. These lily pads are for using in a gross motor game. Laminate the lily pad pages, cut out the lily pads; place on the floor. Allow the children to jump like frogs from lily pad to lily pad. As they jump, encourage the children to notice the numbers on the lily pads. The gross motor game lily pads comes with a lily pad without numbers; add anything you wish to this lily pad!
There are five pages of frog cards; five pages of lily pad cards; and eleven pages of counting lily pads for gross motor.
Spring Flowers Ten Frames Cards 1 to 15 comes with spring flowers graphics and double ten frames. They will be perfect for spring math centers or used in group work. The cards go from number one to fifteen. Instead of dots, I have used small flowers on the ten frames. These cards will be perfect for spring math centers or used in group work.
Laminate pages, cut out the cards, and place in your math center or use during group work. Allow the children to read the numbers on the cards. If they need to do so, allow the children to count the small flowers to figure out the number on each card. Children may also use math counters to place over the small flowers to help them count. The cards come in both colorful and black and white versions.
I have also included two customizable cards; write your own numbers. You can allow the children to count up to twenty with these double ten frames. Laminate the blank cards as well; use dry erase to write your own numbers and dots. Erase; use multiple times.
There are sixteen pages worth of cards; most pages have two cards each.