The Fun Files

Deep learning requires engaged teaching, and engaged teaching takes time. During life’s busy seasons, include a little literacy practice each day while celebrating the season that you’re in. Use these free downloads to bring fun and functional explicit teaching to your students without the need for lengthy lesson plans.

Word Hatch

a seasonal word-building game

Fence & Gourds

teach phonics, spelling, and word study concepts using fall-themed manipulatives

for lesson ideas, see our blog Fall Into Spelling

Holiday Alphabet Practice

letter sounds, names, and sequence practice for new readers and writers

Holiday Hink Pinks

a seasonal synonym game

Note: This free download contains some religious holiday-themed vocabulary.

Winter Coloring Bookmarks

coloring bookmarks paired with writing a seasonal reading log (4 designs included)