A 32-page storybook with black and white illustrations that can be colored by you and your kids. It is the story of a young planet whose inhabitants begin to take advantage of their environment and start to destroy it. The planet asks you, the reader, for suggestions on how to fix the situation and write the ending of the story.
The last page asks you to "lend a loving hand”. It can be used as a “stand-alone" project for a cork board decoration or classroom activity.
This fun game includes 8 pocket pieces showing skeletons from various animals to be glued onto the file folder. We have provided animal cards in full color or black and white if you wish to color them yourself. Just laminate all pieces and cut out the animal cards. Let the child place the animal into the pocket that shows it's skeleton. This reinforces the concept that the skeleton supports and protects body parts of many kinds of animals including humans.
This File Folder Game shows a girl running and the child can overlay the skeleton parts in the correct places. It can be reversed by gluing the skeleton to the file folder then letting the child place the parts of the girl over the correct skeleton pieces.
Everyone likes more brain power and learning about your brain and nervous system will do just that! As the students make their brain cap and attach different colors of yarn for each area of the brain, they get concrete knowledge about how the different parts of the brain interact. When they gather the ends of the yarn, bring them together and run them through the spinal column, they get concrete knowledge about how the brain communicates with the body.
Includes patterns for:
Which muscle makes us smile or raise an eyebrow? Which muscles do we need to kick a ball or play a piano? When kids make and wear muscle mittens, the muscle sleeves and leggings and the muscle poncho, they can find and label those muscles to help them understand how the body moves. The muscle face mask is especially spooky. This is how we look without skin!
Try it now with the freebie muscle mitten available on this page!
Kids love to make and wear the bone mittens, bone sleeves and leggings, rib ponchos, and especially the skull mask! When they wear them, they get a real insight into how their bodies are constructed. One of my favorite comments was "This is so cool! It's like I'm inside out!"
Labeling and constructing a display skeleton with brads helps the students understand how their joints move and how the bones support and protect their bodies. "What If?" questions give the teacher an opportunity for some critical thinking activities.
Try it now with the freebie bone mitten available on this page!
Create a fantastic farm thematic unit with these patterns and activities. Build a big barn bulletin board with a garden and orchard to house all the animal families. Make farm family mobiles, stick puppets, and mini books. Make bread and yogurt or a nice nest in which to hatch a good book. Four file folder games teach harvest to home concepts. (96 pages)
Use the patterns to learn about the different food groups then practice choosing healthy meals. Classroom cooking, role playing, making mobiles and books all add up to a tasty way to learn good eating habits. Be a dentist, a doctor or a nurse and make a mini book about a trip to the clinic. Take home more mini books about personal hygiene, common illnesses and emergency situations to teach or remind parents and care givers about healthy habits. This book is in the 11”x17” format equivalent of 96 pages.
Make a muscle mitten, a skeleton sleeve or an organ poncho to find out how our bodies are built and how they work. Compare your nose to an elephants’ or look through an eyeball to position the optic nerve correctly - and don’t for get your brain hat - complete with yarn nerves! Learn to sign the alphabet and some basic words, make mini books for the five senses, or count the bones in your skeleton. Facts about the body parts and five senses, bulletin board ideas, and critical thinking activities are also included. (96 pages)
Beautifully illustrated animals, plants and landscapes fill this series about habitats around the world. Each animal and plant is accompanied by a detailed description and interesting facts. Instructions for bulletin boards, easy to make dioramas, mobiles, shape books, hands on science projects and more, make this a fantastic resource for learning science and ecology.
Sharks from Australia, a sting ray from Hawaii, and an octopus from Indonesia are just a few of the predators you will meet in the Coral Reefs. Compare the shrimp in the Caribbean to the shrimp in Indonesia and find out what lives in those beautiful sea shells. A food web bulletin board and pop up book are just two of the exciting activities in this book. (96 pages)
Compare and contrast the bobcat from North America and the Pallas cat from Asia. Which desert bird hibernates in the winter and how many animals can live in one saguaro cactus? Learn about lizards with blue tongues, horns and thorns or a big frilled collar. A diorama and puppet theatre are just two of the fun activities in this book. (96 pages)
Look inside a 20 foot tall termite mound in Africa, roll down the road with an armadillo in South America or hop with a kangaroo in Australia. Learn about the biggest, tallest and fastest land animals living today and how the bison was saved from extinction. A grasslands pull through safari book, a three sided mobile, and measuring the roots of growing grass are just three of the activities that spark imaginations in this book. (96 pages)
Also known as the jungle, the tropical rainforests of the world are full of incredibly diversified life. From the large cats and apes to the tiny frogs and giant insects, each animal has found it’s niche in the rainforest. Learn about the unique platypus and the many types of reptiles that inhabit the three tiers of the forest. A giant sloth bulletin board, a three tiered jungle book, and making a terrarium are three of the exciting activities in this book. (96 pages)
From the swirling Saragasso sea to the black devilfish 7,000 feet below the surface, the open ocean is still a mystery. Meet whales and sharks and fish that glow in the dark. Learn about how the ancient horseshoe crab provides us with important medicine and how kelp helps us make ice cream. A whale of a food chain bulletin board, a jellyfish shape book and learning how waves are made are three of the fun activities in this book. (96 pages)