Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Geography Fun - Helping Kids Learn Their Global Address

Do your children/students get confused with their global address? Do they understand about cities, states, countries, and continents? This geography concept can be difficult for lots of students.

Here's a little "toy" (manipulative) to help students! :)

Stacking Cups Global Address
These fun stacking cups which were developed for very, very, very young kids to manipulate can help you teach geography to kids!

I had a few of these sets in my classroom a number of years ago for my students. The kids really enjoyed using them and the stacking cups helped them visualize the concept of a global address!

The set I now have comes with 8 cups. Depending on the ages of your students, you will have to decide if you want to use all 8 or perhaps start with less cups.

You can begin with a home address or a school address (on the smallest cup) and proceed from there depending on what geography terms you want your students to learn.

Here are a few examples. Adjust them for your students.
  • street, city or town, state, country, continent, hemisphere, planet, galaxy
  • street, city or town, county, state, country, continent, planet, galaxy
  • classroom, school, city or town, state, country, continent, planet, galaxy
On my sets, I would write the geography terms on the lip of each cup with a permanent marker but you could write on the side or even in the cups if you prefer. If you don't want to use a marker you could use labels on each cup.

As they kids stack the cups, they could name their particular street, city, state, etc.

I have a little worksheet that the kids can use to fill in their own unique global address. This free printable is posted on my website. Just click on the link below and check out the social studies category.


Global Address Worksheet

If you would like more geography ideas, visit my Geography Pinterest Board:


 Have fun with geography!


Friday, June 12, 2015

Fun Fish Craft, Diagram, and Word Search

Lots of classrooms are having fun this time of year using an ocean theme with all their subjects!

Here's a fun fish diagram, word search, and craft activity that you can use with your students.

Both free worksheets are posted on my website. Just click on the link below to get your copies.
To get directions for the fun fish craft, click on the link below to go to one of my previous blog posts.
Do you need more ocean theme ideas? Just click on the picture above or link below to go to my Ocean Theme Pinterest Board!
Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and get to spend some time at the beach!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Free Summer Math Addition Tables for Kids

Do your kids still need to practice their addition facts to develop fluency? Here are 2 summer- themed addition tables that the kids can use to practice addition and to see patterns in math.

Summer Ladybug Addition Table

Summer Bees Addition Table

Both of these free addition tables are posted on my website. Just click on the link below to get your copies.

Also, here's a link for directions to make fun paper plate ladybugs with the kids!


Ladybug Paper Plate Craft

If you'd like lots more ideas using an Insect Theme, visit my Insect Board on Pinterest!


Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Monday, April 27, 2015

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Happy Spring!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Arbor Day for Kids


I've put together some ideas for celebrating Arbor Day with the kids. Read my post about Arbor Day which is celebrated on the last Friday in April.

This year Arbor Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 24.

Click here: Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Day

EARTH DAY - April 22

Here are some ideas to help you learn more about and celebrate Earth Day!

Great Earth Day PowerPoint Presentation by Geeta Singh on her blog, Sites for Kids

Click here:

Earth Day for Kids

Happy Earth Day!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Fun Activities and Resources for Kids

I've gathered up some of my Easter themed activities for you to make and use with the kids. Just click on any of the links below the pictures to go to the particular blog posts to read the directions, etc.

Bunny paper plate clock

Sums of Ten

Bunny Dice Containers

Bunny Craft Activity
 The above are all links on this blog!

The following are resources available at my TpT Store

Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter!


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