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Idea 178: No Resource, Brilliant Maths Warmer for Mental Addition/Subtraction and More!

This is a fun little activity that you can use as a warmer in maths: no resources needed and it’s really, really versatile. ADDITION VERSION: Two children face each other and put a hand behind their backs. They then choose … Continue reading

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Idea 174: ‘Counting Ball’ Mathematics Starter Activity

I’ve seen many mental-oral maths starters where the teacher chooses one pupil after another to answer a question. The problem with this is that the rest of the class don’t have to pay any attention as they know they aren’t … Continue reading

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Idea 138: Silly Stories

While discussing writing techniques with a few teacher friends, my girlfriend mentioned how her teacher back in her primary days gave the class some time to write ANYTHING they wanted, and to do it ANY WAY they wanted (plan, don’t … Continue reading

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Idea 128: Number Bomb game for greater than / less than Math

This is a fun game I learned in Taiwan that is great for studying ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’. The teacher chooses any number between 0 and 100. This is the BOMB number! EXAMPLE: the teacher secretly writes down ’65’ … Continue reading

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Idea 112: Holding-Hands PE Relay Race

HOLDING HANDS RELAY This was a race that we had for the kindergarten sports day which I thought worked well. Split the kids into groups of about 5. One student from each team goes first, runs a set distance and … Continue reading

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Idea 99: ‘The Washing Machine’, Activity for Compliments and Happiness

WASHING MACHINE Have your class stand in two lines facing each other, so that they form a corridor about a metre wide between them. This corridor is the emotional ‘washing machine’. Next, one student is chosen (they all volunteer because … Continue reading

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Idea 98: Acrostic poems

ACROSTICS This is a nice introduction activity when you want to begin looking at poems. Before you start getting into the tricky area of having the students write a poem that rhymes, start off by having them write their name … Continue reading

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20 Simple Ideas for Kindergarten P.E. with Minimal Equipment

Important: Always make sure you have enough space for these activities! Also, think about the level your pupils are at currently and if they can participate in the activity safely. 1. STAR JUMPS Say ‘Arms out!’ and jump, landing with … Continue reading

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