Field of Poppies: Shades of Meaning Good idea for teaching "dazzle words" and synonyms

Focusing on Words with Multiple Meanings Shades of Meaning- Use paint samples to talk about word meanings.The similar shades of paint chips can symbolize the similar word meanings in a tactile learning activity.

Great for a child who already can identify colors. goes one step further- recognize the word that matches the color! I would pair the spanish words as well :-)

More toddler activities

Maybe let the kids practice cutting a "Popsicle" to take home for each color of the month. Great for a child who already can identify colors. goes one step further- recognize the word that matches the color! I would pair the spanish words as well :-)

Busy Bags 101--is it more "busy bags" I need to keep my little guys busy ... or maybe this Mama just needs to figure out how to get more CREATIVE in making use of the activities we already have!!! Or maybe "antsy" and "toddler boys" are just synonyms ;~)

Busy Bags 101- and Lots of Busy Bag Ideas!

Busy Bags it more "busy bags" I need to keep my little guys busy . or maybe this Mama just needs to figure out how to get more CREATIVE in making use of the activities we already have! Or maybe "antsy" and "toddler boys" are just synonyms ;

Contractions with plastic eggs ~ easy to match and then write on paper to show your work (Or, have an adult quickly check the eggs for accuracy before pulling apart and scrambling for the next center visitor.)

"Egg"citing Early Literacy Ideas

Contractions with plastic eggs ~ easy to match and then write on paper to show your work (Or, have an adult quickly check the eggs for accuracy before pulling apart and scrambling for the next center visitor.

This is the best collection of busy bags I've ever seen! She links up to lots of other sites as well as some pretty awesome ideas of her own.

I glued 2 paint chip cards together so they are double-sided AND sturdier. Clothespins have the english word and the french word and children clip them to the corresponding paint chip.

"Shades of Vocabulary" -- I think that this is a great way for kids to understand similar meanings of words! Being able to see the different words and can associate them with the same "color" or word will help them to remember that, when it comes down to it, it all means the same thing! And you can totally make this for free which is even better! -Maggie Smith 2/1/13

AWESOME - not the paint samples necessarily, but more "core" words to use to illustrate importance of strong and specific verbs in writing! LOVE this! Use paint cards for teaching the Common Core Language standard about "Shades of Meaning"

Fact Families Addition Activity for Kids. So fun!

Sunshine Addition Activity for Kids

Power words, vocabulary lists, synonyms to use in your copy and blog posts.

Power words, vocabulary lists, synonyms to use in your copy and blog posts.

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