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St. Patrick's Day Secret Message Puzzle for kids

Brew has been begging for more secret messages or mini-treasure hunt puzzles (that end with a prize), so we created a St. Patrick's lucky secret message to solve.   This activity does require you to hide something behind a "green object." When your child solves the secret message, it reads: "Look behind a green object."  Find something green in your house (plants work great) and hide a little prize behind it (coin, piece of chocolate, or whatever you want)! It really doesn't matter the prize. Kids LOVE treasure hunts and solving mystery puzzles to find a surprise!  To download this secret message and 4 others, sign up below: This Mystery Puzzle includes: Counting Addition & Subtraction Place Value Kids cut out the letters and...

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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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Valentine Story Math Freebie

Even though it has become quite a Hallmark holiday, Valentine's Day is such a cute day for kids. It is all about sharing love and kindness. It's sweet.  In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we want to share some love and kindness with you. We have a CGI Math Freebie for you: Valentine's Day Story Math Weekly Targeted Skill: Addition Problem Solving This Valentine-themed Story Math problem is an addition story problem. It's great because numbers can be switched out to fit your child's level. Choose larger numbers for more of a challenge and smaller numbers for more scaffolded support. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE VALENTINE STORY MATH This problem type is called a Join: Change Unknown. That means that...

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Valentine Paper Coding Activity - Fun for Kids!

Today we have a fun, screen-free coding activity for your kids! Valentine Paper Coding! 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. The first level is finding the right code to get the arrow to the heart. Once kids discover the correct path, they will uncover a secret word. In the second level activity, kids find the right code to get the Valentine Letter to the Blimey Bloke. Once they find the code that works, kids decode a secret message about kindness! Why Coding rocks: Kids practice trial and error Teaches kids problem-solving skills A fun way to have fun with math Be...

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Snowball Story Math Free Resource (CGI: Subtraction)

One of our New Year resolutions is to share more strategies for using Story Math (Cognitive Guided Instruction), along with brain puzzles, to get your kids problem-solving, thinking, and persevering!  Today we have a Story Math free resource for you! CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FREE RESOURCE. Weekly Targeted Skill: Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI Math) Our Friday Freebie resource this week is a Story Math Activity for you to use with your child. This one is fun because it is about a snowball fight (and my kid LOVES snowball fights). I actually introduced this story problem by showing my son a clip from the Elf Movie (the infamous snowball fight scene). I really like it because it shows Elf making a bunch of...

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