Saturday, January 12, 2013

The ABCs of Thrifty Teaching Tools: K - O

A Kid Blogger Network of ABCs Series
K - O
This is Part 3 in my series of the ABCs of Thrifty Teaching Tools. Click here for A to E, F to J, P to T and U to Z.

K -
Items for Activities, Alphabet Boxes and Blocked Letters: Kangaroo, kiss, kisses candy, kindness, kiwi, kite, key, king, kindergarten.

K.I.S.S. = Keep it Simple Silly. Preschoolers and Kindergartners love sensory learning and movement.



Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

KOOL-AID: 15 Fun and Easy Things You Can Do with Kool-aid

L -
Items for Activities, Alphabet Boxes and Blocked Letters: Legos, Lincoln logs, leafs, leaf painting, listening walk, letters, lizard, light, ladybugs, lace, lacing activities, lightening bugs, library.

Mama Scouts

Mommy with Selective Memory

Do the Limbo by Daria

M -             Items for Activities, Alphabet Boxes and Blocked Letters: Marbles, marble painting, music, moms, milk, movement, mealworms, Montessori,  mirrors, marshmallows, magazines, massage, magic, magazine collages, markers, magnets, mystery bags, marshmallows, mushrooms, mice, mud, mazes.   
Caught Being Good - Marble Jar
Moms Need Me-Time Too             MUSIC: 
Teach Kids about Diversity with Multicultural Activities
MONTESSORI: N -        Items for Activities, Alphabet Boxes and Blocked Letters: Nature walk, nocturnal animals, nests, nijia, noodles, numbers, news, nail polish, newspaper.
Free Printables on 3 Dinosaurs
There is a growing body of evidence which indicates that direct experiences with NATURE are essential for a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Studies have also shown that exposure to nature can increase a child’s resistance to stress, anxiety, and depression as well as build up their immune system. Take your child on a nature walk and they'll love finding things for Gifts Kids Can Make.   O -          Items for Activities, Alphabet Boxes and Blocked Letters: owls, owl pellets, oatmeal, oats, organize, onions, octapus, Olympics, outside.
No Twiddle Twaddle
  • Thrifty Teaching Tools: A to E   
  • Thrifty Teaching Tools: F to J 
  • Thrifty Teaching Tools: P to T
  • Thrifty Teaching Tools: U to Z 
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  1. What a great resource!! Thanks for posting this!! :-)

  2. Susan, this is a fantastic resource! It will be very useful for my kindergarten homeschool planning. Thank you :)

    1. Thank you so much Amie. We homeschooled our daughter from middle school on and it was great for our family. Thank you for visiting.

  3. Susan, such wonderful ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your comments and sharing.

  4. Your ABC series is wonderful! You can teach an entire year of preschool or Kindergarten from just these 5 posts!


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