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Math Secret Message Puzzle - Adding Coins

If you are looking for fun learning activities at home that don't take a lot of prep – we’ve got a math activity for you! Our Math Secret Message Puzzle practices counting money amounts. Math Secret Message Puzzle – Money Amounts When solving the puzzle, kids must add up the coins to find the total amounts. They must cut out the letters and put the correct amount on each square.     The final result is a secret message that says: TURN YOUR PILLOW OVER Although, we should warn you. After solving this secret message puzzle, your child will expect to find a prize. Think of this as a mini-treasure hunt. They solve the puzzle, they get a clue where they...

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St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt Free Printable

Now that we are homeschooling and confined to our house, we are in desperate need of fun learning activities for the kids! That's why we created this St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt.   It's time to get creative!   Jason was inspired last night and decided to create a St. Patrick's Day Treasure hunt. He literally JUST created it. It is a treasure hunt that does not require a Locking Game Kit and it keeps kids busy, having fun, and learning for about 40 minutes.   We thought we would share since we're all looking for ways to keep our kids busy and this was a huge hit at our house!  ACCESS THE PRINTABLE TREASURE HUNT  Check out pix from the hunt!...

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Math Mistake: Memorizing Math Facts Too Early

Are you making this HUGE mistake when you are helping your child learn math? We think that kids need to memorize all their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) so that they will be able to tackle more complex math problems.   However, let me share with you WHY we should not put our focus on memorizing math facts. Today let’s talk about why it's so important to not focus on kids memorizing algorithms (procedures & steps) and math facts. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that kids should never have to memorize math facts. Actually, I think it is a powerful tool that many kids need to learn (eventually). However, I’m saying that it's not the place to...

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St. Patrick's Day Printable Coding Activity

Time to get in the mood for St. Patrick's Day with this fun little leprechaun activity! Here is a screen-free coding activity for your little thinker! Coding is the method of giving instructions to perform a specific task.  This unplugged paper coding activity has two different levels for kids to solve. Level 1 Kids must find the right code to get the leprechaun to the pot of gold. Once kids discover the correct path, they will uncover a secret word: LUCKY. Level 2 In the second level activity, kids find the right code to get the Leprechaun to the rainbow. Once they find the code that works, kids decode a secret message: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Why Coding rocks: Kids practice trial...

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St. Patrick's Day Brain Game (math and phonics game for K & 1st)

Here at the Ebert house, we are getting in the mood for March with this lucky St. Patrick's Day Brain Game! We love St. Patrick's Day (especially Jason since his middle name is Patrick)! Also, there is something fun about leprechauns, 4-leaf clovers, and green beer (although there is no beer in this resource)!   Targeted Skills: Problem-solving, Addition, Subtraction, Patterning, Counting by 2's and Phonics  This St. Patrick's Day game covers many Kindergarten and First Grade math and reading skills. The puzzles encourage kids to think flexibly and problem solve.  If your child doesn't know how to begin, guide them with questions, but please don't tell them what they need to do! Part of the game is having to figure it out!...

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