Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. :)

Our K team has decided to have a "Grinch Day" this year! I'm not sure which of my December favorites I'll have to put aside for next year to make room for the grinch (soooo many fun things, not enough time!), but I couldn't resist joining my team in a theme day....complete with matching t-shirts!

While searching for Grinch ideas, I was inspired by some other bloggers and some of my peers, so I revamped a couple of ideas to make them kindergarten friendly. ;)

I googled grinch ideas and came across some fun stuff from Babbling Abby. She had a great idea about mixed up words. I made a K version and after talking to my amazing teacher friend, Leslie Bjelde, I added some word cards for students to match (match the "Grinch Word" with the "True Word"). You could have your students use letter tiles instead of the word cards if you're not feeling like printing and laminating or you could do the activity whole group as well.

The Grinch Who Stole Words

The next activity was inspired by my teaching neighbor, Heather Stromme. We make a great team when it comes to creating new math and literacy ideas! Heather was inspired by a Grinch game she saw where students had to fill in the missing number. After talking it through, we came up with the following idea.

Grinch Stole My Numbers

I hope the result of my inspirations can inspire you! :)
- Sheyna


  1. I LOVE your ideas! Super adorable. Welcome to the land of procrastination!

  2. Sooo cute! I wonder what I am gonna chuck this year to try and fit this in! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just found your darling blog!! Love the Grinch stuff. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Thanks! These are great! My teammate and I will definitely be adding these to our Grinch collection!!

  5. Thank you so much for the "oh so cute" materials!!! I think my kindergarten team is going to have to get grinchy next year for sure! Keep blogging! :)

  6. Wow! Seriously cute stuff! I can't wait to read the Grinch book and pull out all these activities. The kids are gonna LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing...

  7. I'm in love with your blog and all your fabulous freebies! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  8. Love your Grinch activities!!! We will be doing the Grinch this week. Will work on incorporating some of your ideas. Thank you for sharing!

    Natalie Floyd-Whitley

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  9. great stuff Sheyna! :o) Thanks for posting and sharing! :o)

  10. I have been wanting to do a Grinch day... maybe next year! I have to figure out what not to teach still :o) I love the activities that you posted- Thanks!!!

    I am wondering where in ND you teach? I am a Kindergarten teacher in Mandan!

    I am also new to the blogosphere My blog is Little Learners at http://somelittlelearners.blogspot.com/

    Happy Holidays!