Wendy Sheridan-Smith

Wendy Sheridan-Smith

Wendy Sheridan-Smith
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Teaching Inferring Reading Skills with Picture of the Day - Hello Literacy

What do you observe in this picture? What details do you notice? What do see when observing it "closely"? What inferences can you.

Jelly beans + toothpicks = an afternoon of engineering fun! My six year old has been learning all about 2 and 3 dimensional shapes in Kindergarten at school and building jellybean structures was a deliciously entertaining way of reinforcing her learning at home. Want a printable version of this activity? Grab our toothpick STEM challenge cards! We’ve done this activity before using marshmallows but those always proved

STEM Jellybean Structures - The Stem Laboratory What a fun STEM project for kids! Build jellybean and toothpick structures. Really want excellent tips about arts and crafts? Go to my amazing site!

Spring is just around the corner and my kiddos are itching to start planting seeds.  Our  little DIY sprout house made from sponges had my kids giddy with excitement.  Combining engineering and science into one awesome project was a motivating way to learn about germination. It definitely brought a whole new meaning to the word “greenhouse”! (Get it?!) These awesome sprout houses are the perfect addition

What an awesome spring science project for kids! Make a DIY sprout house. Great way to teach kids about growing plants and it's perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade or second grade.

Ready to make water walk to form a rainbow?! There’s no better way for little scientists to learn about capillary action and color mixing than by making a walking water rainbow.  This science activity is so easy to set up and the results are almost immediate, which makes it a favorite among my kiddos. Getting Ready To prep, I gathered our supplies: 6 wide mouth glasses or jars Paper

What an awesome science project for kids! Make a walking water rainbow with just a few simple supplies: water, paper towels and food coloring. Great idea for a science fair project or just-because science activity.

Looking for a fun Addition Game for Kids? This activity helps kids count, add, and write addition sentences. Visit for a FREE recording sheet.

Looking for a fun Addition Game for Kids? This activity helps kids count, add, and write addition sentences. Visit for a FREE recording sheet.

Hundred charts are an amazing tool for teaching all sorts of math skills: counting, adding, multiplication, problem solving, skip counting and more. Grab your free hundred chart below and then try out our 15 favorite ways to use it! Why 120 instead of 100? Before I go any further, I better stop and explain why our hundred chart includes numbers up to 120. Kinda’ weird, but I promise it’s not

15 brilliant ways to use a hundred chart. Lots of great math games teaching the numbers 15 brilliant ways to use a hundred chart. Lots of great math games teaching the numbers is my favorite!

Storytime STEAM Preschool STEM Activities

Storytime STEAM Preschool STEM Activities Inspired by the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, this STEM challenges young learners to think, create and build.

Engineering for Preschoolers: Build an Apple Tree

Building an apple tree would fall into the create section of blooms because the students have to figure out how to make an apple tree with the provided materials.

Easy Bundled Q-tip stamped tree paintings for every season. Winter, spring, summer and fall arts and craft project for kids. Make cherry blossoms or beautiful autumn leaves. Great for toddlers or preschoolers

We painted and experimented with a few different methods, but our favorite was this lovely fall tree painted with bundled Q-tips.

Make STEM a blast with challenging and rewarding projects like the 12 STEM learning scenarios featured in this all new free guide. Full STEM ahead!

Make STEM a blast with challenging and rewarding projects like the 12 STEM learning scenarios featured in this all new free guide. Full STEM ahead!