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Free Clip Art Images for Your Website or Blog

Here are some free clip art images to use on websites, blogs, printables, worksheets, and classroom resources.  Click on a picture to see the full-size image. Please add a link back to kindergartenNation.com on a webpage where you have used an image.  You can write image credit: … Full Article

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5 Easy Shark Crafts for Kids

5 easy shark crafts for kids.. 1. Paper Plate Sharks Original image located here (no instructions though): http://www.pupperoos.com/?page_id=388 You can make these little sharks out of paper plates.  Cut out a red circle for the inside of the mouth, triangles for the teeth, and … Full Article

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Construction Paper Aquarium Craft

For this construction paper aquarium craft, you will be making an underwater scene out of construction paper. In the example below, I made a swimming school of fish.  You can use this idea to spark your imagination and add whatever sea creatures you want to your own paper … Full Article

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16 Creative Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Here are 16 engaging and creative literacy centers for kindergarten students to work on in small groups.  Each of these literacy center activities can be introduced to the class and then placed at a table for a group of kids to work on while the teacher is working on with small groups or individual … Full Article

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Free Printable Coloring Book for Kids

Fun and free coloring pages for kids - ready to print and be colored on! Use in your classroom or at home. Click on the pictures or the links below the pictures to download any of the coloring pages individually or click here to download everything in a free printable coloring book for … Full Article

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18 Music Videos for Kindergarten – Sing. Dance. Learn.

Turn your classroom into an fun and educational dance party!  Here 18 music videos for kindergarten to get kids moving and learning!  These videos are educational and fun and kids will enjoy dancing to the beat as they learn all about counting, numbers, shapes, the alphabet, and even social … Full Article

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How to Make Paper Beads

Here are instructions for how to make paper beads out of scrap paper or old magazines. Once you have made the beads you can string them together to create unique necklaces, bracelets, or earrings.  Paper beads are environmentally friendly too when made out of recycled paper and magazines that might … Full Article

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5 Easy Space Crafts for Kids

Outer Space, Space Shuttle, Astronauts and Aliens - Here are some Fun Ideas for Easy Space Crafts! 1. Make a Paper Space Shuttle Craft For this space shuttle craft, you can make your own space shuttle or rocket ship and a fun outer space scene by using construction … Full Article

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20 Bird Activities for Kids

Stock up on bird seed and grab a pair of binoculars!  Whether you live in the country or in the city, you can have fun learning about  wildlife in your own backyard. Here are some bird activities for kids to you started. Make Your Own Bird Feeder. Kids can make their own bird feeder using a pine … Full Article

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Draw A Funky Fun Clown House

Bubbles, Bozo, Balloons and Pies! Today you will be making a fun clown house drawing with plenty of colors and surprises! For this silly clown house craft, a piece of paper is divided into sections and you can draw a different picture in each "room". Use a ruler to draw lines to divide the paper or … Full Article

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3 Cool Magazine Collage Ideas

You can create a unique art project by using old magazine clippings. For these 3 magazine collage ideas, you can cut out shapes and pictures ahead of time or as you go along.  By reusing old magazines to create the magazine collages, you are helping the environment by creating less waste.  This … Full Article

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Spooky Tree Craft

Introduction This Craft is based on the children's book, "The Berenstain Bears and The Spooky Old Tree", by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Kids love this book and it is one of my favorites too!  Read this book and create this spooky tree craft to go along with it.  You could also give kids the freedom … Full Article

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Five Little Pumpkins Poem

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said,  "Oh, my, it's getting late!" The second one said,  "There are witches in the air!" The third one said,  "But we dont care!" The fourth one said,  "Let's run and run and run!" The fifth one said,  "It's … Full Article

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Halloween Music Activities for Kids

A few spooky music activities for October and Halloween! Walk on the Witch - A fun Halloween version of musical chairs Halloween Songs and Music Activities from SuperSimpleLearning.com Dem Bones Music Video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtOGLETMNnk A very cute song/ music video … Full Article

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Haunted House Drawing

Inside this haunted house, there are many scary things - A witch, some bats, a skeleton that lives in the attic, spiders and goblins peeking through a window, ghost and bats flying around, and alligators swimming in a secret underground dungeon! Super scary.. And a fun Halloween craft! You … Full Article

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Oil Pastel Portraits

Today you will create beautiful oil pastel portraits.  Oil pastels are a colorful and fun choice for art projects of all kinds. They can be found at any art store. Also look for them at yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores to save money. Create oil pastel portraits to decorate your classroom … Full Article

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Black Cat Craft

Here's how to make this cool black cat craft wall decoration! You will need one piece of black construction paper, a half sheet of pink construction paper, some small pieces of scrap construction paper for the eyes and a little bit of white for the whiskers. You will also need a bottle of … Full Article

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A Colorful Clown Craft

Here is a colorful clown craft that would also be perfect for a costume party or a circus themed gathering.  You can cut out the shapes ahead of time or let the kids cut out the shapes and assemble the clown themselves. Materials A variety of different colors of construction paper Foam … Full Article

Minerva Louise Craft

Minerva Louise Handprint Craft

This craft was inspired by the children's book "A Hat for Minerva Louise" by Janet Morgan, about a chicken who finds a peculiar hat. Supplies construction paper - a variety of colors, cut in half (hamburger style) glue sticks crayons scissors Directions On a piece of halved … Full Article

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Crayon Mountain Sketch

Today we will be sketching this pretty mountain and sky scene using crayons.   To create this craft, simply blend the crayons on on a piece of cardstock to make a colorful mountain scene with flowers, a sun, a rainbow, clouds, and stars. I love this craft because it is simple and colorful, and … Full Article

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Construction Paper Portrait Crafts

You can create your own construction paper portraits out of paper scraps.  I happen to have a lot of construction paper on hand so that is what I used but you could use any kind of paper for these portraits.  Here are three ideas for making your own construction paper portrait crafts. Construction … Full Article

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Printable Cat Template

These fat cats are cute no matter how you glue them together! And they are super easy to make so they're the perfect cutting and gluing activity for kids in pre-school and kindergarten. Just download and print the free printable cat template, color, cut and paste! You will need Fat Cat … Full Article

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Make Beautiful Construction Paper Collages

For these pretty construction paper collages you can reuse leftover scrap paper to make a beautiful picture. Cut out and glue shapes onto black construction paper and color the background with crayons or colored pencils. Use black construction paper as a background to make the colors in your … Full Article

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Music Activities for Kids

As a music major, and kindergarten teacher, I am always looking for ways to teach all subjects by using music.  I've come up with  a list of music activities for kids that are both awesome and free!  You can also, Music Videos for Kids Post for some fun YouTube music videos that I like to use in my … Full Article

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Construction Paper Flowers

You can use construction paper to make your own paper flower craft.  There are a ton of different ways to design and make your own flowers out of construction paper. Here are a few ideas that I think you will love to get you started! Construction Paper Flower Picture. For these easy construction … Full Article

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Worm Craft for Kids

This worm craft for kids is perfect for kindergarteners and young children. Using construction paper, you can create an underground scene with a view of the sky and a cute worm, complete with a movable stone that hides in the grass! Materials glue sticks scissors construction … Full Article

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Leprechaun Sight Words

For a fun and festive Saint Patrick's Day Activity, kids fill these little paper leprechaun pots with gold coins printed with sight words.  We call this activity Leprechaun Sight Words because students write tiny words on the paper coins, as if they were wee little leprechaun. To prepare for … Full Article

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Lion Puppet Craft

With the arrival of March, I thought I would post this cute lion puppet craft for preschoolers or kindergartners, with printable lion face and lion mane templates. The Inspiration for this craft came from the children's book, Dandelion by Don Freeman, a book about a lion who nobody … Full Article

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Pig Craft – Pig On A Farm

If you need a fun pig craft then this is the perfect project for you! For this barnyard craft you will be using different colors of construction paper to create a farm scene with a pig and some crows. The pig pokes his head and nose out for a cool 3D effect. For this craft, you will need glue … Full Article

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How to Teach Letter Sounds to Young Children

Learning letters and letter sounds is an essential step for preschoolers and kindergartners as they begin their journey as young readers and writers.   This article will give you some ideas for how to teach letter sounds and letters to your children to help them build a strong foundation in early … Full Article

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Cat Puppet Craft

You can make this easy cat puppet in no time by printing out and using the cat puppet template!  Kids will love to create and play with their puppets and you can use them during music time or as a magic cat wand! For this craft you will need: Cat Puppet Template (I scanned in and created the … Full Article

Cat House Drawing

Cat House Drawing

This is an easy cat craft for kindergarteners and young kids! Lots of kitties are living in this cool cat house. Use a ruler to divide a piece of white copy paper into nine equal sections. Then, using colored markers, draw a different scene in each "room". You will need Markers, white paper, and … Full Article

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3D Elephant Face Craft

Create a decorative 3D elephant face craft that will brighten the walls of any child's room. You can use a simple origami fortune teller as the frame of your creature's face.  If you want to make a larger version, you could do so easily,  just use a larger square of paper when you make the origami … Full Article