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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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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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Story Math - Helping Kids Solve Complex Math Problems

Even young kids are capable of higher-level thinking with math, but we need to give them time, tools, and opportunities! Story Math allows kids to solve math problems based on real-world applications. No longer is math an isolated procedure to follow or arbitrary numbers to solve. Now math is put within the context of a story and kids use their innate problem-solving abilities to figure them out using strategies that are meaningful to them. Story Math Problem to Solve: For Halloween, Benson and Brewer carved jack-o-lanterns. Benson carved 37 jack-o-lanterns. Brewer also carved a bunch of jack-o-lanterns. When they were done, they had 55 jack-o-lanterns all together. How many jack-o-lanterns did Brewer carve? This type of Cognitive Guided Instruction math...

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Dental Health Secret Message Printable

Did you know that February is National Children's Dental Health Month? We didn't either until a recent trip to the dentist!  Getting our kids excited about keeping their teeth healthy is not always easy. What better way to get kids interested in dental health than a tooth-inspired secret message printable that reveals a dental joke! Access the Free Secret Message Printable NOW Let's be honest, dental health is not always the most exciting topic for kids. However, we know it is good to promote healthy habits with our children while they are young. If we work to develop beneficial habits now, our kids have a greater chance of continuing these habits as they get older. Speaking of good habits, here at Blimey Box we are trying to...

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Valentine Secret Message Puzzle (Decode with Math)!

 If you haven't guessed, we love treasure hunts, secret messages, and making learning fun! Today we have a math activity for your curious kids: A secret message puzzle for Kindergarten and First Grade. Who doesn't love decoding secret messages? Kids LOVE it and will even persevere through challenging math problems to find the secret clue! Boom...we just made math fun! Access the Free Activity: Secret Message Puzzle Game Although, I should warn you. This secret message requires you to hide a small prize. When your kid reads the secret message, LOOK IN THE SINK FOR THE PRIZE, they will expect a prize in the sink.  It doesn't have to be a big prize. In fact, Goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, and a coupon to...

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