Crazy Wonderful Days

Engage your students with this fun recipe activity!   Students can write their version of the recipe and then sheets can be sent home to the parent/guardian so they can provide the actual recipe.  🙂   Bind the students and parent/guardian recipes together and send home for a memory!

This file contains 8 pages of recipe templates. The first 4 pages are identical to the second 4 pages, except the second 4 pages have lighter lines for easier reading of printing! Also, I have included sheets that are designed for younger kids and older kids depending on who you are teaching!

Enjoy this file! This would be good to use for units related to family traditions, holidays, Mother’s Day celebrations, etc!

Check it out at TpT:  Recipe Template


Keep students from getting bored with practicing spelling words by using these Spelling Activity Sheets!

This product contains 17 different spelling activity sheets. (29 pages total: some of the activity sheets have two sheets: one with an example and one completely blank copy.)

These sheets can be used along with a “choose your own assignment” type of spelling homework, morning work, in class work, teamwork, etc.

Check it out at TpT:  Spelling Activity Sheets

Spelling Activity Sheets included:

-Pyramid Words – Write each word on the slant of the pyramid. Next, start with the first letter of the word and add the next letter on each line.

-Across and Down – Write each word horizontally and vertically so that they share the first letter of the word.

-Criss Cross Words – Write two words in each shape:  horizontally and vertically so that they share a letter in the word.

-Silly Shape Words – Write each word by following one of the shape templates below.

-Making Bubble Letters – Print each word (make sure letters are slightly spread apart). Then trace around each letter to make bubbles around each letter.

-Wavy Sentences – Write a wavy sentence using each spelling word. Highlight, color, or circle the spelling word in each sentence.

-Text Message Words – Write each as a spelling word so it looks like you and your friend are creating your spelling list together.

-Synonym Words – Write each spelling word on the right side.  Then write a synonym on the life side so it looks like you and your friend are creating a list together.

-ABC Order – Write the spelling words in ABC Order.  Start with the bubble on the right, then write the next word on the left side so it looks like you and your friend are creating the correct order together.

-Scrabble Words – Write each spelling word. Then, write a math equation using the value for each letter. Next, add up the value of each word. Last, color the word with the highest points.

-Secret Code Words – Write each spelling word. Then, write the secret code symbol for each letter.

-Forward / Backward – Print each word, then write it again backwards.

-UPPERCASE / lowercase – Print each word in UPPERCASE, then write it again in lowercase.

-Word Division – Print each word, but divide the word into syllables like this: cran/ber/ry.  Then sort the words by number of syllables.

-Picture Words – Print each word.  Then draw a picture to illustrate each word.

-Word Train – Write spelling words in each train car to make a spelling word train! Choo choo!!

-Fill the Rainbow – Fill the rainbow by writing each spelling word six times. Start with the longest word at the top. Write each word a different color of the rainbow!

Learning sight words can be fun and exciting with this system!  Just $3 for years of use!!  Check out the full description below the links!!!  🙂

Order at TpT Link: Sight Words – Work Hard for the Money ($3 – TpT)

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All you need is colored paper, file folders, scissors, and some glue!   Print all the sheets on the colors of your choice, then cut and put together the folders.  I have shown my assembled ones below!

This is a fun and interactive tool to encourage students to learn sight words while “earning” sight word money!

I have included in the file:

time cards (students can start as Word Reviewers and be promoted to Word Managers and even ABC CEOs!  There are stars on the promoted time cards to designate their position at Sight Word, Inc.!)

sight word money (100 sight words, PLUS 1 page designated to blank sight word money so that you can write your own!)

labels for front and inside of folders (students can write their own names or the teacher can prepare this part!)

promotion certificates (two certificates have been included for when students are promoted to Word Manager and ABC-CEO!)


100 Words:
the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it, he, was, for, on, are, as, with, his, they, I, at, be, this, have, from, or, one, had, by, words, but, not, what, all, were, we when, your, can, said, there, use, an, each, which, she, do, how, their, if, will, up, other, about, out, many, then, them, these, so, some, her, would, make, like, him, into, time, has, look, two, more, write, go, see, number, no, way, could, people, my, than, first, water, been, called, who, am, its, now, find, long, down, day, did, get, come, made, may, part

Next, you just have to determine how you will use this system….

-How many times do they have to get the word correct to “earn” the money?

-Will you have a designated “shopping day” in the classroom for the students to spend their money?   (A redemption stamp could be used to stamp the front or back of the money to show that it has been used and still keep the money in the pocket… maybe even put a pocket on the back for money that has been redeemed!)

-Will you promote the students from reviewer to manager to CEO?  Will you have shiney star stickers to place on the promoted time cards?

So much fun and learning to be had!  Enjoy!!   And leave some comments below!  🙂 🙂


When my oldest munchkin went to kindergarten she didn’t have very much experience using scissors – it wasn’t something I intentionally avoided, it just wasn’t something I hadn’t encouraged or thought about teaching her – LOL!!

So here is a file that can help prepare kids for kindergarten or continue to develop their skills while creating a simple craft!  Distribute the sheets, let the students cut the shapes and match them up and glue onto the template sheet.

There are four files to print / copy (just make sure to figure out how many copies of each page you need):

Simple Cuts – flower (FREE)

Simple Cuts - flower (4)

Page 1 – Template (one per student)

Simple Cuts - flower (3)

Page 2 – Print on green (one section per student)

Simple Cuts - flower (2)

Page 3 – Print on flower color (one section per student)

Simple Cuts - flower (1)

Page 4 – Print on yellow (one circle per student)

Need a rainbow background?  Check out what I created below!  It is a .jpeg image so feel free to use!!    Just don’t forget to follow my blog and tell your friends!  🙂

Rainbow background

Quick easy activity sheet!   Roll the dice and color the space!   Download for FREE in the first link below or head over to my TpT store via the second link!

Ride the Rainbow (FREE .pdf)

Ride the Rainbow (FREEBIE at TpT)

Ride the Rainbow


Roll the dice!  Read the word!   Write the word!   Play until one of the words reaches the last box!  That word is the winner of the race!!

These activity sheets allow kids to build the following skills:

  • motor skills
  • reading skills
  • writing skills

Check out the FREEBIE sample file and the link to the full version below!

Roll & Race – Fry’s 100 Sight Words – Preview

Roll & Race – Fry’s 100 Sight Words – Full Version

Roll and Race - Fry's 100 Sight Words - Preview

Identifying nonsense vs. real words has been an important part of my kindergartener’s year!  Below are links to worksheets that I created for practice!  The first link is for a one page FREEBIE and the second page has 9 pages of practice!

You can use the packet for:
-once per month assignment for 9 months
-once per week assignment for 9 weeks
-9 assignments during a related chapter

Dab the REAL words! (FREEBIE)

Dab the REAL words! (9 pages)

(FYI – The first page of the packet is the only page that is the same as the Freebie version.)

Dab the REAL word

Kids love to see their names and write their names!  I created two activity sheets for kids to practice not only writing their names, but also counting the letters and using tally marks!  Check it out below!

Name Activity Sheet – Bus – Teachers Pay Teachers

Name Activity Sheet – Bus & Train

My kindergartner loves to learn and the more unique the assignment, the better!!   I made these two mazes for my little monkey to practice rhyming words!!   Download them for FREE at the link below!   Also, comment below with what you would like to see in a maze and I’ll create it and add it to the package!


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