Button Cards You Can Print!

Printable button cards are a great way to organize your buttons in a creative way!

Button cards have been around for a very long time. Manufacturers have used them to attach their company’s buttons and store owners have loved them for displaying purposes. These cards help customers easily see the type of button and then use the card to store them easily at home.

But what happens with all those loose buttons that end up in jars and boxes? These cards help bring those buttons back out so you can easily find them!

These featured button cards are printable and each have a different theme:

French Style

Gothic Style

Primitive Style

Simply download, print, and cut! Easy-to-use and fun to display your buttons!

You can find these cards in my Late Night Coffee Etsy store or click on the photos above to take you to each style!

Love sewing and need some inspiration? Visit my “Sewing Patterns” board on Pinterest! Thousands of patterns from many decades to use for ideas or purchase!

Simply click on link or photo below to go to this board!

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Printable Manipulatives for Math and Science

Need a fun and low-cost way to help teach multiple subjects? Printable teaching tools have always been important for creating learning experiences in the classroom. One powerful resource that has made an impact is the use of printable manipulatives. These easy-to-use materials come with many benefits.

Here are some advantages to using printable manipulatives:

  • Visual Appeal: Using black and white designs for manipulatives provides a classic and visually appealing look that stimulates the students’ creativity and imagination. These simple visuals allow students to focus on the educational content and helps reduce distractions.
  • Cost-Effective: Working with a budget? Unlike colored resources, black and white printable manipulatives are less expensive to produce. This makes them an ideal choice for educators and parents who are working to keep costs down.
  • Customization: These simple designs allow for easy customization. Students can personalize their manipulatives by coloring them. Letting the student help create them helps give ownership and pride in their work.
  • Multidisciplinary Learning: Need a learning aid for multiple subjects? Teachers can teach math while educating about animals. Graphing can be used in a science lesson. A holiday can include a lesson on counting. This makes learning more holistic.
  • Concept Reinforcement: Manipulatives offer an excellent way to reinforce abstract concepts. For instance, using farm animals in mathematics can aid in addition exercises. Spooky animals can help creative storytelling and writing activities.
  • Assessment Tool: Printable manipulatives can be used as an informal assessment tool which allows teachers to gauge students’ understanding of topics in a non-intrusive manner.
  • Fun and Engaging: Students are more likely to be engaged and motivated when using eye-catching materials.
  • Easy-to-store: Low on storage space? Manipulatives that are flat can be stored in envelopes or baggies. This make them less cumbersome in the classroom.

You can find these printable manipulatives in my Late Night Coffee Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking the link or pictures above!

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Fun Kindergarten Activities for Teachers

Fun Kindergarten Activities

As educators and homeschooling parents, we understand the important role kindergarten plays in shaping a child’s future. It is during these early years that children form the foundation of their academic, social, and emotional development. Including fun activities into the kindergarten curriculum can be a game-changer, as it not only sparks joy and laughter, but also offers a great deal of benefits that contribute to a well-rounded education.

Here are some great ideas for making learning in kindergarten an unforgettable and transformative experience!

  1. Movement Activities: Kindergarten students are little bundles of energy! Incorporating movement activities into their daily routine allows them to channel this energy effectively. Physical play helps develop gross motor skills, balance, and coordination. It also actively promotes cognitive growth as the research shows a strong link between physical activity and memory/attention span.
  2. Fine Motor Skills: Kindergarten is an important stage for developing fine motor skills, which are essential for tasks like writing, drawing, and self-care. Engaging in activities like finger-painting, cutting with scissors, lacing, and building with blocks helps children strengthen hand muscles and hand-eye coordination.
  3. Character Building: Introducing character-building games cultivates a positive classroom culture and helps children build essential social skills. Activities like teamwork games, role-playing, and storytelling teach empathy, cooperation, and conflict resolution. When children develop strong emotional intelligence, they achieve a skill that important to their personal growth.
  4. Academic Skills: Using hands-on activities helps to stimulate young minds and keeps learning exciting! The use of art and manipulatives can help younger children stay focused while learning new skills.

It is our responsiblity to create a stimulating and nurturing environment for our little learners. By including these activities into our daily routine with kindergarteners, we empower children with the skills and mindsets they need to thrive educationally and socially.

Bringing the power of play and movement will ensure that their foundational years are filled with joy, laughter, and growth!

Here are some fun kindergarten activities you can find in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! Just click on link or photos below!

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Kindergarten Movement Game – Farm Theme

Here’s a fun kindergarten movement game to help get those “wiggles” out! It’s a great way to introduce a farm unit or incorporate movement into the day.

Find a large area, make a circle with the students, and tell them to pretend they are on a farm.

Here are some farm-themed movement ideas:

Look around at all the animals and plants! (Have students look around and “see” the different animals and plants from they are standing.)

Feed the chickens (Throw the grain and alternate holding the bag of grain between right and left hands.)

Pick some fruit (Reach up and pick fruit and put it in a crate.)

Pick dandelion flowers (Pick the flower and blow the seeds. Watch the seeds float.)

Run to the barn (Run in place to barn.)

Feed a horse a carrot in the barn. (Hold carrot gently and stand on tiptoes to feed horse)

Plant some lettuce in a garden. (Dig a hole, put seeds in, and put dirt over the top. Water the seeds.)

Give a cow some water (Fill bucket with water. Walk with heavy bucket. Set bucket down carefully in front of cow.)

Pick some weeds in the garden (Pick weeds and put in pile. Be careful not to step on plants!)

Walk to the house and climb up the steps to the porch. Drink some fresh lemonade. (Walk, step, and pretend to drink.)

Add your own fun ideas to this kindergarten movement game or have the children come up with some. Its a great brain-break and a fun way to use imaginations!

Doing a unit on farms? Here are some fun activities that have a farm theme! You can find them in my Late Night Coffee store on TpT. Just click on link or pictures below!

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Holiday Dollhouse Miniatures

Handmade holiday dollhouse miniatures are perfect treasures to add a touch of magic and wonder to a dollhouse! For years, dollhouses have been decorated for different holidays, especially Christmas! It’s a great way to get into the spirit of the holidays and create a little miniature magic.

I have created some pieces that are sure to add some magic to your holidays! They are made to fit in most styles of dollhouses and would look perfect by a fireplace, Christmas tree, or in an area that you need a little holiday decor.

These meticulously crafted miniatures not only make exceptional gifts but also serve as cherished keepsakes that can be enjoyed for years to come. With their little details, these pieces help add beauty and charm to any dollhouse, as well as creating an enchanting display.

These pieces also offer a unique and thoughtful present for dollhouse enthusiasts, collectors, or anyone who appreciates the artistry and charm of miniature creations. Each one is handmade and ready to be displayed.

Visit my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy to see these and more holiday dollhouse miniatures! Click on the link or each photo above to see details.

Love dollhouse miniatures? I’ve created hundreds of dollhouse miniatures in the past and enjoy every minute of it! Visit my miniatures board on Pinterest to see more miniatures I’ve created!

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Bulletin Board Ideas for School

Need some creative bulletin board ideas for your school or classroom? Here are five easy ones for you!

“Everyone’s a Winner in (insert name) Class!

Bulletin board looks like a big board game where each space has a different topic that will be covered that year.

“We’re Wizards at Math!”

Pictures of wizards holding math papers showing student work.

“Thinking Leads to….”

Giant brain in center with yarn that leads to thinking words around it. ( Ex: Ideas! Inventions! Problem-solving! Communication!, etc.)

Books that are Movies

Create a board that has the titles of books that were made into really great children/teen movies!

Wow! Board

Let students write something special or great that they have accomplished on an index card and put on board. Put the word “WOW!” on the board in big letters. This can be an ongoing board for the year.

Need help planning your bulletin boards? Here is a FREE bulletin board planning sheet you can find in my TPT store! Click the picture or link to get it and start creating your own bulletin board ideas!

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Dollhouse Miniature Signs and Wall Decor

I’ve been busily creating a new line of miniatures. Dollhouse miniature signs and wall decor!

I’m having so much finding fun old signage and images from the 1800’s and early 1900’s and creating them into vintage looking wall hangings. It definitely takes some time to make each one look old but I think the effort was worth it!

These can be used in many different style of dollhouses. Perfect for miniature kitchens, living rooms, bakeries, cabins…and more! And because the backs have also been artistically distressed, they can also be leaned against objects if you need a piece of art/sign to fill in an empty space.

Whether you have a colonial, Victorian, rustic, cottagecore, modern, or other wonderful theme, these pieces of art are a perfect addition to a miniature room!

You can find these and other dollhouse miniatures in my Late Night Coffee Etsy store. Click on the pictures below to see each of these new arrivals!

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Doll’s Dolls-Dollhouse Miniatures-New Arrivals!

I’ve been busy creating some new miniatures….doll’s dolls!

Perfect for miniature children’s rooms, miniature nurseries, miniature toy shops or under a dollhouse Christmas tree!

Each are completely handmade and have a little item they are holding.

I also made another miniature “bunny box” It’s filled with little handmade momentos with a blue and white color theme. So cute and ready to add to your dollhouse decor! Another cute addition to my miniature momento box line.

You can find these doll’s dolls, bunny box, and other handmade miniatures in my Late Night Coffee Etsy store! I add new ones each week! Just click on pictures above or below.

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Fun Summer Activities for Kids!

Summer is a time for playing, relaxing, and having fun! It can also be a great time to reinforce learning skills or learn brand new ones! These fun summer activities for kids are a perfect way to do just that! Each activity is designed to keep children engaged with their learning while having a good time.

You can find all of these activities in my Late Night Coffee store on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT)!

Project based learning activities are a great way to teach critical thinking skills, creativity, and learn about a new topic. Each of these activities are structured so you don’t have to do a lot of planning. They are also flexible if you need to adjust for your children. The ocean animal, space, rainforest, and restaurant projects are planned out for ten days of activities. That’s right….TEN DAYS! The bats activity has 5 days of activities. Perfect for summer school, camps, classrooms, or homeschooling!

Click here to find these in my store or click on picture below!

Project Based Learning Activity
Late Night Coffee Project Based Learning Activities

Practice reading skills with these reading games! The reading comprehension game lets children play a board game that asks the most important comprehension questions for any book or story. It’s a great way for a child to see what they have remembered while reading. The empathy game teaches children to think about examples of empathy in stories or books. It asks questions that can lead to great discussions about empathy.

You can find them here in my store or click on the photo below!

Fine motor skills are a great skill to reinforce over the summer! Younger children greatly benefit from using their fingers and hands in controlled ways. It helps with muscle coordination later when they begin to write letters and words. Lacing cards are perfect for not only fine motor skills, but also hand/eye coordination. The island fun pack has a lot of fun tropical-themed objects to cut out and use in easy crafts like gluing onto paper or making decorations.

You can find these in my store here or click on photo below!

Having a fun time and learning skills are a great combination with these fun summer activities for kids!

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