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By Playdough to Plato
These 24 toothpick STEM structure cards help kids develop abstract thinking, design and build skills, 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
2518 ratings
4.0
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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
2479 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (31.84 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
1316 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.13 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
1068 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.82 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
These 29 word work activities require almost no prep and, as a huge bonus, they're editable so you can use it with any word list under the sun: sight words, word families, themed words, classmates' names... the sky's the limit! Kids love that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, 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
1107 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.14 MB)
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
1045 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.58 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
868 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (10.00 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
831 ratings
4.0
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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
721 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (26.86 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
932 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.69 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
773 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (82.89 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
728 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.45 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
530 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (15.68 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 number recognition 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
542 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (16.89 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Need some motivating, easy prep fine motor centers for your Pre-K or Kindergarten? I've got you covered!These hands-on activities strengthen hand-eye coordination, hand muscles and fine motor skills kids need for writing later.------>BUNDLE WITH
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
452 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.24 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
382 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.73 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
398 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.19 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Looking for an engaging batch of STEM challenges to add to your centers or STEM boxes?! These pattern block STEM challenges are an easy way to work on problem solving, geometry, math vocabulary... even beginning fractions!Just print the cards on
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Math Centers
$5.00
436 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.58 MB)
By Playdough to Plato
Looking for easy prep, fun to solve STEM challenges for kids?! This endless 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:
Science, Other (Science), Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Science Centers
$156.00
$120.00
452 ratings
4.0
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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
260 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (32.47 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a National Board Certified Elementary Teacher and the blogger behind Playdough to Plato and The STEM Laboratory.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love designing learning activities that are fun and effective so kids are excited to come to school!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I earned National Board Certification in 2011 and was named a Fulbright-Hays scholar in 2006.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

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