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! :)