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Cooperative Mini-Games

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Cooperative mini-games are great to teach to your young learners. Kids grow up with so much competition in their lives, it's nice to focus on playing games to have fun, get along, and work together. Take the focus off of winning and...
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Krazy Kickball

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Looking for a new twist on an old game? Well, then Krazy Kickball might just be what you are looking for. In this game, when the ball is kicked, the player can run to either first base or third base. Yes, crazy! So check it out! Use the...
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Harry Potter - Quidditch

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Quidditch? Well, of course there are no brooms that fly, nor does the golden snitch fly. So the author has created alternative ways to represent these things in this game of Quidditch. Young players can simulate chasers, beaters, and a...
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Cooperative Games – The Hungry Snake

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A fun and simple cooperative game for elementary school classes. The hungry snake wanders around the gym and picks up as much of the PE equipment that has been scattered around as he can find. The snake must pass the items all the way...
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Tail-ball

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Tail-ball is a combination of games such as: keep away, freeze tag, and basketball. The tail-ball is a tennis ball with a foot long ribbon attached to it. The rules are fairly simple: two teams, throw the ball to teammates, not running...
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Mad Dog Kickball

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Looking for a way to keep everyone busy during a kickball game? Look no further. When a kicker kicks, their entire team runs the bases until the outfield team performs their task and hollers stop. In this version, the outfielders chase...
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Capture the Lion

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Capture the Lion is an adaptation of the much-loved game - Capture the Flag. This game could be adapted and called capture the: lion, seal, dog, cat, cow. You get the idea. The one big adaptation made in this version is that the captured...
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Alfonso Ball

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Joey Alphonso made up this game, which is played using a gator skin ball and a tennis racket on a basketball court. The simple rules and strategy of the game are explained. This is a high-scoring, run around activity. Everyone can...
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Squirrels and Hawks

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Squirrels and hawks is a nutty version of capture the flag. Squirrels and hawks is played with three teams instead of two, and therefore has more action going on. Begin with all the nuts in the center of the play area, guarded by the...
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Creating a Literacy-Rich Learning Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students in a teacher education program use a jigsaw method to identify the six areas of language arts to be taught in an early childhood classroom. They describe their vision of a literacy rich environment and practices uses a KWL...
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I Can Read! Sight Words Set #8

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Provide the building blocks to a strong education with a packet about sight words. Kids work on the words little, we, do, and all with tracing and matching activities, as well as games and flash cards.
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I Can Read! Sight Words Set #14

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Study the sight words but, have, will, and into with a series of reading activities. With tracing lessons, matching games, and flash cards, the packet is a great first step to a successful reading education.
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Reading / Resources List Australian History

For Teachers 6th
Part of a unit on Australian colonial history, here is a reading/resource list to use when studying the First Fleet, early settlers of Australia, and their interaction with indigenous Australians. Containing both fiction and nonfiction,...
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"I am a Person of Character"

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the realm of mass media in an attempt to understand the roles of males and females. The research is compared to personal experience to formulate an educated opinion expressed in written and digital media.
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Nutrition Mission

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners monitor and teach second graders about nutrition and exercise. For this community service lesson, students teach cooking, monitor bingo and matching games related to the food pyramid and exercise at stations.
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Bugs Word Scramble Worksheet

For Students K - 2nd
In this early childhood bugs word scramble activity, students unscramble the name of each bug that goes with each picture on this activity.
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Summer Words-Fill in the Vowels

For Students K - 2nd
In this early childhood missing vowels worksheet, student look at the summer pictures and then determine the missing vowels in each summer word and write them on the lines provided.
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Ways to Make Sums

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this early childhood sums worksheet, students brainstorm and record 8 number sentences which have the sum that the teacher has requested.
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Lesson 1: What's Unhealthy in this Classroom?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover behaviors and practices that are unhealthy within their classroom environment. In this early childhood lesson plan, students identify behaviors and practices that lead to an unhealthy environment, and discuss how to...
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Matching Animal Names and Pictures

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this early childhood reading worksheet, students cut out the 6 animal pictures and paste them onto the appropriate animal words.
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Matching Body Parts Words and Pictures

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this early childhood reading worksheet, students cut out the 6 body part words and paste them onto the appropriate body part pictures.
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Early American Tin Punch Ornament

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars examine the types of materials early settlers used for their windows. Using everyday materials, they create tin punch ornaments using a cutout pattern. They share their ornaments with the class and research more of the...
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Gordon Parks:First Survival, Then Success

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Have your class examine the work of Gordan Parks. They determine how Park's childhood in Kansas inspired his artwork as they analyze his writings and photographs. Students complete the provided worksheets as they compare, contrast, and...
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A Lifetime of Responsibilities: Child Labor in Alabama

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
Imagine children working long hours in factories, coal mines, and in the fields. Class members examine a series of pictures and read about early attempts to regulate child labor and current child labor laws.

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