Halloween Activities for Students

It’s that time of year again where pumpkins, bats, and sweet treats make their annual appearance! You can make it an even more memorable, fun, and great learning experience for your students with these great Halloween activities. These games, learning activities, and craft projects will help bring a little “spooky” fun to your classroom for the holiday. You can find them all in my Late Night Coffee Tpt store or click on the individual pictures below to take you to the product!

Have a very happy Halloween!

Need some easy Halloween decorations and tags that you can print to go along with your Halloween activities? Check out my digital designs from my Late Night Coffee on Etsy store! No need to run to the store for your fun Halloween items. Just print…..cut….and use! And best of all…you don’t need an Etsy account to buy items….you can check out as a guest!

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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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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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Farm Animals Flash Cards

PRINTABLE Farm Animals Flash Cards

Have a little one who loves animals? This printable features 24 farm animal flash cards made with vintage B&W illustrations from the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Perfect for learning about animals or using in a junk journal/scrapbook!

Each measure 3 7/8″ high x 2.25″ wide and feature the name of the animal.

Also included is a quilt graphic from a quilt made in the 1800’s. It measures 8.5″ x 11″ and can be used as a back design for the cards, if desired.

Perfect for:
Preschool/Kindergarten
Homeschool
Nursing Homes/Assisted Living
Winter/Summer Break Activity
Car Trips/Errands

Like junk journals and scrapbooking?

These cards are perfect for making journal cards or other embellishments for your papercrafting! 

This 5-page PDF file includes:
3 pages of black & white flashcards featuring farm animals (8 on each page)
1 page of quilt design graphic
Directions sheet

All images are high resolution 300 dpi and are set to print on US Letter Size (8.5” x 11.5”)

You can find these cards in my Late Night Coffee store on Etsy or my Late Night Coffee store on Teachers Pay Teachers!

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Project Based Learning Activity- Ocean Animals – Marine Biology

Project Based Learning Activity- Ocean Animals-Marine Biology 

**You can find this product in my Late Night Coffee store on Teachers Pay Teachers.**

This project based learning activity takes your students into the world of marine biology!

Acting as marine animal research team members,students will:

Choose an ocean animal to research in an expedition
Design a logo for their research team
Find funding by writing and advertising for donations
Keep accurate records of donations and expenses
Buy supplies for their expedition
Create a travel plan to their port
Solve problems related to travel
Collect and record data on their specimens
Create graphs using data collected on their expedition
Design a pamphlet about their expedition

This product has 10 daily activities that lead the students through the process of organizing and planning a marine research expedition. Each activity lasts at least an hour, but can be broken up into smaller amounts of time if needed.

Everything you need to administer a successful project based activity including:

Essential elements in this project-based learning activity:
Daily Materials/Subjects/Skills Sheet
Group name tags
Daily journal tabs
Student Attendance Sheet
Reflection Log (5 pages)
Logo Design Sheets
Letter/Email/Ad/Phone Message for Donations
Financial Sheets
Research Boat Sheet
Travel Sheet
Communication/Message Sheet
Data Log
Graph Sheet
Specimen Question Sheet
Pamphlet Sheet
Days 1-10 Activity Directions Sheets (10 sheets)

Also included:
Daily supplies list for each activity
Skills list for each activity
Main curriculum subjects for each activity

Structured so you don’t have to plan too much, but flexible enough to add your own ideas!

Can be used for whole classroom, small groups, or individuals!

Subjects include:
Reading
Writing
Math
Science
Social Studies
Geography
Art

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Project Based Learning Activity – Restaurant Owner

Project Based Learning Activity – Restaurant Owner

***You can find this product in my Late Night Coffee store on Teachers Pay Teachers**

This 10-day project based learning activity takes your students into the world of restaurant ownership!

Acting as restaurant owners, students will:

Brand a restaurant

Find real estate space

Implement eco-friendly ideas

Design the restaurant space

Purchase supplies/services/permits

Create a menu

Create a marketing campaign

Troubleshoot problems and situations

Manage a grand opening

Create a restaurant analysis report

This product has 10 daily activities that lead the students through the process of planning, creating, and running a restaurant. Each activity lasts at least an hour, but can be broken up into smaller amounts of time if needed.

Everything you need to administer a successful project based activity including:

Letter to Educator

Elements in this project-based learning activity

Daily Materials/Subjects/Skills Sheet (2 pages)

Group name tags (optional)

Daily journal tabs (optional)

Student Attendance Sheet (optional)

Reflection Log (5 pages)

Financial Sheet

Brainstorming Sheets (2 pages)

Logo Design Sheets (2 pages)

City Map Sheet

Property Data Log Sheet

Eco-friendly Ideas Sheet

Building Permit Sheet

Supply List Sheet

Supply Purchase Sheet

Social Media /Email/Ad/Phone Message Marketing Sheets(2 pages)

Troubleshooting Sheet

Grand Opening Data Log Sheet

Graphs Sheet

Restaurant Analysis Sheet

Days 1-10 Activity Sheets (10 sheets)

Also included:

Daily supplies list for each activity

Skills list for each activity

Main curriculum subjects for each activity

Structured so you don’t have to plan too much, but flexible enough to add your own ideas!

Can be used for whole classroom, small groups, or individuals!

Subjects include:

Reading

Writing

Math

Science

Social Studies

Art

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Project Based Learning Activity BUNDLE-Ocean Space Rainforest

Project Based Learning Activity BUNDLE-Ocean Space Rainforest

**You can find this product in my Late Night Coffee store on Teachers Pay Teachers**

Treat your students to adventures all year with these three great project based learning activities!

Your students can travel across oceans, through the Amazon rainforest, and up to space…..all in one year!

Each activity is 10 days long and contains all the instructions and printables needed to complete each adventure. Each contain critical and creative thinking, hands-on activities, problem-solving, and a high-level of engagement for students.

These project based learning activities (PDF files) include:

OCEAN ANIMAL Project Based Learning Activity

Acting as marine animal research team members,students will:

Choose an ocean animal to research in an expedition
Design a logo for their research team
Find funding by writing and advertising for donations
Keep accurate records of donations and expenses
Buy supplies for their expedition
Create a travel plan to their port
Solve problems related to travel
Collect and record data on their specimens
Create graphs using data collected on their expedition
Design a pamphlet about their expedition

This product has 10 daily activities that lead the students through the process of organizing and planning a marine research expedition. Each activity lasts at least an hour, but can be broken up into smaller amounts of time if needed.

AMAZON RAINFOREST Project Based Learning Activity

Acting as field researcher, students will:

Order supplies from a supply catalog
Create a field journal
Map a hiking route
Pack a backpack for efficiency
Collect data on plants & animals at field research camps and “hikes”
Design an informational map

This product has 10 daily activities that lead the students through the process of organizing, planning, and participating in a research expedition in the Amazon rainforest. Each activity lasts at least an hour, but can be broken up into smaller amounts of time if needed.

SPACE TRAVEL Project Based Learning Activity

This 10-day activity covers many different technical and creative jobs in the space industry. It’s a great way to get your students interested in this field!

Activities include:
Designing a logo
Designing a space rover
Troubleshooting spacecraft technology
Creating a news story
Sending movement commands to a space rover
Collecting specimens and data from Mars
Graphing data
Designing a museum exhibit about the space mission
Creating a booklet for the exhibit

This product has 10 daily activities that lead the students through the various jobs that help keep space exploration innovative and educational. Each activity lasts at least an hour, but can be broken up into smaller amounts of time if needed.

Everything you need to administer a successful project based activity including:

Letter to Educator
Elements in this project-based learning activity
Group name tags (optional)
Daily journal tabs (optional)
Student Attendance Sheet (optional)
Reflection Log (5 pages)
Plus all the printable and instructions for each day!

Also included:
Daily supplies list for each activity
Skills list for each activity
Main curriculum subjects for each activity

Structured so you don’t have to plan too much, but flexible enough to add your own ideas!

Can be used for whole classroom, small groups, or individuals!

Subjects include:
Reading
Writing
Math
Science
Social Studies
Geography (Ocean & Rainforest)
Art

These activities can also be purchased separately in my store.

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Project Based Learning Activity-Amazon Rainforest Research Expedition

Project Based Learning Activity-Amazon Rainforest Research Expedition

**You can find this product in my Late Night Coffee store on Teachers Pay Teachers**

This project based learning activity takes your students into the amazing world of the Amazon rainforest!

(Fun fact: The word “rainforest” in Amazon rainforest is rarely capitalized. The lowercase version of the word seems to be preferred by both naturalists and scientists.)

Acting as field researcher, students will:

Order supplies from a supply catalog
Create a field journal
Map a hiking route
Pack a backpack for efficiency
Collect data on plants & animals at field research camps and “hikes”
Design an informational map

This product has 10 daily activities that lead the students through the process of organizing, planning, and participating in a research expedition in the amazon rainforest. Each activity lasts at least an hour, but can be broken up into smaller amounts of time if needed.

Everything you need to administer a successful project based activity including:

Letter to Educator
Activity Tips and Challenges
Elements in this project-based learning activity
Daily Materials/Subjects/Skills Sheets (2 pages)
Group name tags (optional)
Daily journal tabs (optional)
Student Attendance Sheet (optional)
Reflection Log (5 pages)
Current Amazon Rainforest Data Sheet
Supply Catalog Sheets (3 pages)
Item/Weight/Price Sheet
Order Form Sheet
Map Sheet
Map Markers Sheet
Field Journal Page Sheet
Backpack main area/pockets Sheets (2 pages)
Field Campsite/Hike to Trailhead Specimen Sheets (4 pages)
Specimen Sheet/Markers for Informational Map (2 pages)
Days 1-10 Activity Sheets (10 sheets)

Also included:
Daily supplies list for each activity
Skills list for each activity
Main curriculum subjects for each activity

Structured so you don’t have to plan too much, but flexible enough to add your own ideas!

Can be used for whole classroom, small groups, or individuals!

Subjects include:
Reading
Writing
Math
Science
Social Studies
Geography
Art

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Project Based Learning Activity – Space Travel

Project Based Learning Activity – Space Travel

**This product can be found in my Late Night Coffee store on Teachers Pay Teachers**

This project based learning activity takes your students into the world of space exploration!

This 10-day activity covers many different technical and creative jobs in the space industry. In addition. it’s a great way to get your students interested in this field!

Activities include:
Designing a logo
Designing a space rover
Troubleshooting spacecraft technology
Creating a news story
Sending movement commands to a space rover
Collecting specimens and data from Mars
Graphing data
Designing a museum exhibit about the space mission
Creating a booklet for the exhibit

This product has 10 daily activities that lead the students through the various jobs that help keep space exploration innovative and educational. Each activity lasts at least an hour. However, they can be broken up into smaller amounts of time if needed.

Everything you need to administer a successful project based activity including:

Letter to Educator
Elements in this project-based learning activity
Challenge/Higher Level Skills Sheet
Group name tags (optional)
Daily journal tabs (optional)
Student Attendance Sheet (optional)
Reflection Log (5 pages)
Current Planet Data Sheet
Logo Design Sheets (2 pages)
Rover Design Sheet
Rover System Check Sheet
News Story Storyboard Sheet
TV Sheet (optional)
Mars’ Terrain Sheet
Rover Movement Command Sheet
Data Log Sheet
Graph Sheet
Exhibit Design Sheet
Media Marketing Sheet
Cover Sheet for Booklet
Days 1-10 Activity Sheets (10 sheets)

Also included:
Daily supplies list for each activity
Skills list for each activity
Main curriculum subjects for each activity

Structured so you don’t have to plan too much, but flexible enough to add your own ideas!

Can be used for whole classroom, small groups, or individuals!

Subjects include:
Reading
Writing
Math
Science
Social Studies
Art

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Project Based Learning Activity – Bats – Kindergarten & First Grade

Bats Project Based Learning Activity
Bats Project Based Learning Activity

Project Based Learning Activity – Bats – Kindergarten & First Grade

**This product can be found in my Late Night Coffee store on Teachers Pay Teachers**

Introduce your class to the world of bats and let them become mini bat scientists in this project based learning activity!

This 5-day activity covers science, social studies, math, reading, writing, and art.

These daily activities will help gain understanding of the importance of bats in our communities and how to encourage them to live there.

Students will:
Count bats for research
Make a model bat house with bats (with shoebox)
Plan where to put their bat houses in a nature park
Create an informational sign about the bat houses
Make a hanging bat wristband to help teach about bats
Reflect daily on each activity

Subjects include:
Science
Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Art

This activity includes:
Letter to Educator
Elements in this project-based learning activity
Daily Materials/Subjects/Skills Sheet
Activity Instructions/Tips/Challenges
Reflection Sheet (faces)
Reflections Sheet (written)
Bats for Bat House Sheet
Counting Sheet for Bats
Bat House Example Sheet
Template Sheet for Bats
Wood Panel Sheet for Bat House
Nature Park Sheet
Sign Sheet
Bat Wristband Example Sheet
Bat Wristband Sheet

Also included:
Daily supplies list for each activity
Skills list for each activity
Main curriculum subjects for each activity

Structured so you don’t have to plan too much, but flexible enough to add your own ideas!

Can be used for whole classroom, small groups, or individuals!

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