Flight Entertainment Activities for Children

Monday, February 25, 2019
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A family that travels together, stays together. Naturally, we are THAT family that travels pretty often. We travel for work and pleasure so there are many times throughout the year where we visit various places in the country and around the world. 🛩

In this post, I will share with you my TOP Flight Entertainment Activities for toddlers/young children. PLEASE keep in mind, these are some of our family's favorites because we've tried them several times in short and lengthy flights and they seem to work very well for the most part. Also, our daughter started flying as an infant so she has become used to playing with these items on airplane rides.

Crayola Mess-Free Color Wonder Coloring Books
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These coloring books right here are the BEST!! We have purchased several ones already, not only for flying but cruising, as well. Aria's favorites include Moana, Despicable Me, Puppy Dog Pals and Disney Princesses. There are so many to choose from and the variety is great for boys and girls. They include the markers that do not stain or write on anything except the coloring book. Place them in a sandwich Ziploc bag and you're good to go!

iPad/Tablet with headphones
An iPad or tablet with their favorite movie or a few shows is ALWAYS a plus! They may not want to watch this the entire time but they will surely visit this entertainment tool several times throughout the flight. Download the movies or shows via Netflix or your streaming service BEFORE your trip so they can watch it on demand. Also, these headphones are AMAZING!! They are noise-cancelling, lightweight and can fit most children of any age.

Project Based Learning: St. Patty's Lucky Day

One of my favorite holidays is coming up... St. Patrick's Day! 🍀I had SO much fun in the class with my kiddos this time of the year because we did lots of colorful, fun and exciting lessons. I am so excited to share this Project Based Learning - St. Patty's Lucky Day resource with you and it's being brought to you right on time for this fun, rainbow-tastic day!
So, this set is part of a Project Based Learning GROWING BUNDLE and will be on sale on my TPT shop until all of the monthly units are added. Click on the link above to snag your bundle set today!

Ok, let's jump right into this! St. Patty's Day is a super fun time in any classroom (and for us, grownups, too 😜) We can make this an exciting time by dressing up, reading thematic books, decorating the classroom and much more.
You can make St. Patty's Day fun and exciting without the hassle of prepping any activities. These engaging PRINT & GO activities contain ELA and Math skills that are aligned with CCSS. This thematic unit contains a plethora of exciting lessons and activities that can be split into weeks, months, or a 9-week period!

Reading Comprehension: Word Families

Sunday, February 3, 2019
I am so excited to share this new resource with you, all! It is something Kindergarten ELA teachers need and it is so incredibly helpful when teaching reading to your students. It targets the main components of reading: phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and phonological awareness. This is the Reading Comprehension Passages: Word Families unit.
This set will be part of a Reading Comprehension Phonemic Awareness GROWING BUNDLE that will be added soon and will be on sale on my TPT shop until all 8 of the units are added. This bundle will include:
  • Word Families (as shown here)
  • Vowel Teams
  • Silent/Magic E
  • R-Controlled Vowels
  • Consonant Buddies
  • Double Consonants
  • Digraphs and
  • Diphthongs
Ok, let's get started! This unit is comprised of a total of 25 reading comprehension passages focused on word families. It includes 20 different word families (as shown below) and 1 review assessment for each short vowel (a, e, i, o, u). This packet can be used to teach short vowel word families and reading comprehension in:
  • Whole group
  • Small groups (centers, DI)
  • Independent work
It can also be used to reinforce concepts for homework. I recommend using this packet over a 5-week period when the students are learning to build their fluency with short vowel sounds.
You can make learning to read fun and exciting without the hassle of prepping any activities. These engaging NO PREP - PRINT & GO activities contain ELA skills that are aligned with CCSS. This unit contains a plethora of fun-to-read passages that can be split into 5 weeks or tailored to your students' learning pace!
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