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African masks--tokens to give out as "alter" gifts for a Masks of the World study. Do display of masks, other students can take a mask token and leave a personal "gift" in its place. Fun for all!


cooperative game to emphasize teamwork vs. competition


If so, you will want to take a look at these tips, offered by those who have experience teaching this age group.

Welcome to Get Caught Engineering, a resource site to help teachers and parents connect “classroom learning” with real life applications in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. Our goal is to provide lessons, ideas, and references for hands-on engineering experiences that excite and challenge elementary children.


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Froebel Blocks: Gifts 2-6 ages 3+. Josef Albers, Charles Eames, Buckminster Fuller, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, and Frank Lloyd Wright are famous examples of children educated with the Froebel materials. The stone version of Froebel Blocks made in Germany by the Anker Steinbaukasten GmbH factory (founded by Adolf Richter, a wealthy businessman in Froebel's village of Rudolstadt) were a favorite toy of Albert Einstein.

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Christmas Letter and Number Games

Spin and cover games are a great way for young learners to practice identifying letters and numbers. They can be used as an independent game or as a partner game. And it is the perfect excuse to use those cute Target erasers!!