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By Playdough to Plato
These 32 EDITABLE sight word games (and growing!) are packed with motivating ways to practice any word list under the sun."By far one of THE BEST Teachers Pay Teachers purchases I have made!" -Amy H. "This is an awesome product that has made weekly
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3c, RF.1.3, RF.2.3
$20.00
2,918
Digital Download PDF (31.91 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
These 24 toothpick STEM structure cards help kids develop abstract thinking, engineering, 2d and 3d shape recognition and shape knowledge.-----------------------------> Bundle with all of our STEM challenges and SAVE!
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, K.G.B.4, K.G.B.5, 1.G.A.2, 2.G.A.1
$5.00
2,984
Digital Download PDF (11.41 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
These 26 word work activities work with any words under the sun: sight words, phonics, spelling lists, word families, themed words... the sky's the limit!And, as a huge bonus, the mega pack of word work activities requires almost no prep.Kids love
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3c, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3c, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b, RF.2.3c...
$10.00
1,432
Digital Download PDF (10.63 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Science just got a whole lot easier to add into your lesson plans! These hands-on, super cool science experiments are surprisingly easy to set up and use common supplies like baking soda and vinegar.PLUS, this set includes a no prep science journal
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$10.00
886
Digital Download PDF (26.86 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
These 15 editable word work board games  are a huge time and money saver! Type your unique word list once and the words pop into the right spot on every single game. Use it with any word list under the sun: sight words, word families, themed words,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.3c, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3c, RF.1.3f, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b...
$10.00
926
Digital Download PDF (13.45 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Can your kids build the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China AND the Empire State Building in one afternoon?! These 47 STEM challenge cards use real pictures of famous landmarks from around the world to inspire kids to build those three sites and
Subjects:
Math, Science, Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.G.A.1, K.G.B.4, K.G.B.5, K.G.B.6, 1.G.A.1, 1.G.A.2, 2.G.A.1
$5.00
1,537
Digital Download PDF (11.13 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
These bright and colorful playdough mats give kids hands-on practice with fine motor skills, upper and lowercase letter formation, letter sounds, 2D shapes, counting and writing the numbers 1 to 10. It's a mega pack of playdough activities in one
Subjects:
Numbers, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c, RF.K.1d, RF.K.3
$5.00
654
Digital Download PDF (15.68 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Make learning to write the numbers 0 to 30 fun for kids! This number formation activity pack is bursting with motivating ways to practice writing and recognizing numbers: *Posters with memorable poems (one for each number) to hang on the wall as
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Posters
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c
$5.00
1,217
Digital Download PDF (5.82 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
These NO PREP handwriting activity sheets make it fun for kids to practice letter names, letter formation and letter sounds! BIG UPDATE--> The pack now includes D'Nealian handwriting pages and British English versions that ask kids to "colour"
Subjects:
Writing, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1d, RF.K.3a
$5.00
970
Digital Download ZIP (47.97 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
This kid-approved STEM challenge is the perfect addition to your weight measurement unit or STEM center! The 60 hands-on task cards and corresponding record sheets give kids practice measuring and comparing weight using a simple balance.
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2
$5.00
912
Digital Download PDF (82.89 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
These roll and cover pattern block mats are packed with serious math power! The no prep sheets work on shapes, counting, adding, fine motor skills, number recognition AND subitizing at the same time.To play, kids roll either one or two dice
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, K.G.A.2, K.G.B.6
$5.00
717
Digital Download PDF (16.89 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
This kid-approved STEM challenge is the perfect addition to your measurement unit or STEM center! The 60 hands-on task cards and corresponding record sheets give kids practice measuring and comparing length using unifix cubes.
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2, 1.MD.A.2
$5.00
1,045
Digital Download PDF (10.00 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Looking for easy prep, fun to solve STEM challenges for kids?! This epic bundle combines ALL of my STEM challenges into one easy purchase - my best selling landmark cards, toothpick and playdough STEM structures, weight and length challenges...
Subjects:
Math, Science, Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Science Centers
CCSS:
K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, 1.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, K.G.A.1, K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, K.G.B.4...
$161.00
$120.00
496
Bundle
By Playdough to Plato
Build problem solving, logic, reasoning and STEM skills with this set of 15 craft stick puzzles! The challenge cards and easy to follow directions are great to use as STEM centers, brain breaks, makerspaces or science centers. ----------> Grab
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$4.00
1,228
Digital Download PDF (2.58 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Learning 3D shapes just got WAY cooler! These engaging, hands-on 3D shape activities teach kids about cones, cubes, cylinders, hemispheres, hexagonal prisms, pyramids, rectangular prisms, spheres and triangular prisms.They're great to use as math
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, K.G.B.4, K.G.B.5, 1.G.A.2, 2.G.A.1
$5.00
482
Digital Download PDF (7.73 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
These geoboard STEM challenges build problem solving and design skills while working on geometry, counting, perimeter, angles, comparing and scaling at the same time. They're jam packed with learning!-----------------------------> Bundle with all
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
$5.00
1,068
Digital Download PDF (11.69 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
This bundle is a Pre-K game changer! The 66 alphabet, math and fine motor activities save you so. much. time planning and prepping centers, morning work or stations. The set bundles three activity packs into one easy download:-->25 Pre-K Math
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$28.00
$20.00
340
Bundle
By Playdough to Plato
Make learning about states of matter fun for kids with this motivating, easy prep activity pack! It's filled with must-try science experiments and science centers for preschool and kindergarten.INSIDE YOU'LL FIND:* Colorful states of matter posters*
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Physical Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$5.00
347
Digital Download PDF (32.47 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Teaching a weather unit?! The Weather Activity Pack is a must. The 14 engaging activities teach young meteorologists about weather, temperature, clouds, tornadoes, precipitation, picking weather appropriate clothes, weather-themed math and
Subjects:
Science, Environment
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Science Centers
$8.00
367
Digital Download PDF (10.36 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
The first words many children learn to read and write are their names. These 10 playful name games make learning them fun for kids and easy prep for grown ups. Because all of the pages are editable, the activities work with any name under the sun.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
459
Digital Download PDF (5.19 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a National Board Certified Elementary Teacher and the founder of the popular teaching websites Playdough to Plato and The STEM Laboratory.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm *obsessed* with helping PreK, Kinder and 1st Grade teachers stay inspired, save time & get bigger, faster results!

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--> Earned National Board Certification --> Received a Master's in Education from Stanford University --> Selected as a Fulbright-Hays scholar

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My Elementary Education Bachelors is from the University of Arizona and I graduated from Stanford (go cardinal!) with a Master's degree in Education.

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