Standard: LS 4
Materials: classroom dictionary or pictionary, list of words, pencils
Directions: Prepare a list of words (or pictures) that children can find
in the dictionary. Children look through the dictionary and
write down the page number on which that word can be found.
More! Use a dictionary or a thesaurus to have children find synonyms,
antonyms, and other information.
Standard: RF 1d
Materials: crayons, paper, marker
Directions: Prepare for this project by drawing a large letter in the middle
of each sheet of paper with a marker. Children choose a letter
and turn the paper all around. What object, animal, or person
does it look like? Children use crayons to “camouflage” the
letter to make it look like something else.
More! Challenge children to create an object out of the letter that begins with that sound.
Standard: Counting, Compare Numbers
Materials: deck of playing cards (remove the face cards)
Directions: Have the children sort the cards by suit.
Can they put the cards in order from 1-10?
More! Write “high,” “low,” and “equal” on a piece of paper as shown.
Children turn over two cards at a time. Children place the cards in the appropriate pile. (This would be a fun game to play
with a friend.)
Standard: SL 5, L 5c
Materials: paper, stapler, scissors, hole punch, string or yarn, pencils
Directions: Cut a sheet of paper in half. Fold into eighths and cut on the
creased lines. Staple to make a small book. Hole punch in the
corner and tie on a piece of string. Children walk around the
classroom and write words they can read.
More! Use this for an autograph book for friends to write their
Make a book of nouns, color words, shapes, adjectives, etc.