Grades K-5

Lesson Plans Sites
Ed Helper -6,000 to choose from!

Free Mystery Lesson Plans & Units- What is a mystery? Elements of a mystery

K-2 Lesson Plans- from ReadWriteThink

Lesson Plan Megasearch- search TeAchnology, Lesson Planz and Commonwealth of Knowledge at the same time

TeAchnology- search over 42,000 lesson plans

The Teacher's Desk- grades 5 and 6; reading spelling, English, miscellaneous, writing

TeachersFirst- 28 lesson plans; grade levels noted

Teachervision- search by grade level

Thinkfinity- browse by grade level

Water Lesson Plans- from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences


HOLIDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE



HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH  (Mid September-Mid October)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage- from Scholastic
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month- Education World
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage- from BIO
Fact Monster's Hispanic Heritage Resources
Hispanic Heritage- book list from the Springfield City Library
Hispanic Heritage Biographies
Hispanic Heritage Month- US Gov. site
Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 Recommended Reading List- Florida Dept. of Education
Hispanic Heritage Resources For Teachers- from Teachervision
Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources- from the Smithsonian
Lesson for Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month- National Register of Historical Places

COLUMBUS DAY (October)
Animated Biography of Christopher Columbus- from the BBC
Beyond Columbus: Teaching the Lessons of 1492
Christopher Columbus: Fact or Fiction- worksheet with answers for the teacher
Christopher Columbus Videos- (4 ) from How Stuff Works
Christopher's Crossing- game for grades 3-5
Columbus Day: Native american Perspective
Columbus Day Crafts and Activities- from Enchanted Learning
Columbus Day Lesson- from elcivics.com; covers how Native Americans were treated
The Columbus Navigation Home Page- history, navigation and landfall
ESL Lesson on Columbus Day 
History Channel Videos on Columbus- (20) listed
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Columbus- from TIME
Walk the Plank- interactive game
Web Quest: An Adventure to the New World- grade 5

HALLOWEEN (October)
Activity Village
Bizarre Halloween Recipes- do you have the nerve???
Enchanted Learning- small list of crafts
Family Fun- wonderful site with loads of ideas
Gross Halloween Party Food- they look really gross!!


AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH  (November)
American Indian Heritage Month- from Infoplease
American Indian Heritage Month- FactMonster
American Indian Heritage Month- from Scholastic
American Indian Heritage Month- from the Smithsonian
American Indians and Native American Teacher Resources- nice list of lessons, printables, quizzes and activities from TeacherVision
Celebrating American Indian Heritage
National American Indian Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month- US Gov. site
Native Americans- from Education World
Online Native american Activities For Kids- from Apples4theTeacher

VETERANS DAY (November)
Experiencing History: Stories From the Veterans Day Project- from the Library of Congress
Remember Our Soldiers- for any grade; Education World
Remembering Our Veterans- for grade 7
Take a Veteran to School Day- from History Channel
Teacher Guide to Veterans Day- from TeAchnology
The Teacher's Guide to Veterans Day
Tomb of the Unknowns- scavenger hunt
United States Department of Veteran Affairs- teacher resources
VA Kids, K-5th
VA Kids- resources for grades 6-12
Veterans Day- activities, lesson plans, worksheets
Veterans Day Crafts- from Enchanted Learning
Veterans Day Lessons from Scholastic
Veterans Day Resources- this is a Livebinder with many links
Veterans History Project- from The Library of Congress

THANKSGIVING (November)
AOK Teacher- coloring pages, arts and crafts activities
Apples 4 the Teacher- coloring pages with cute captions
Billy Bear for Kids-games, crafts, puzzles
Coloring Pages- choice of 10 different pages
Coloring Pages- choose from four pages
Coloring Pages- some are funny
Everything For Thanksgiving - Scholastic.com
Kids' Domain- coloring pages
The Pilgrim Hill Museum- located in Plymouth, Mass.
Rexanne.com- recipes, cooking ideas, cards, graphics
Teacher Planet- lessons, worksheets, clip art
TeAchnology- Thanksgiving printable worksheets
Thanksgiving Crafts, Lessons and Activities
Turkey Hunt- play this game online; primary grades
USA.gov- resource list

CHANUKAH (December)
AtoZ Teacher Stuff- coloring pages and crafts; sorted by grade level
Awesome Library- recipes, worksheets, activities
Billy Bear 4 Kids- crafts and games
Class Brain- coloring pages
Internet 4 Classrooms- games, songs, stories
Kids' Domain- coloring pages
Teachers First- traditions, learn about the menorah, games
Teacher Planet- lessons and worksheets
Teachnology-worksheets, songs, writing paper, workbooks
Yahoo! Kids- cards, recipes, history, stories, poems, games

CHRISTMAS (December)
A to Z Teacher Stuff- sort resources by age level
Christmas Around the World- long list of countries
Christmas Lessons and Teacher Resources- from the Lesson Plans Page
Christmas Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision
K-12 Teacher Resources- nice listing includes lesson plans, worksheets, interactive online activities
Puzzles and Word Searches
Super Teacher Worksheets- includes puzzles and Christmas math worksheets
Teacher's Guide to Christmas Holidays- from TeAchnology
Teacher Planet-lessons, worksheets, clip art
The Teacher's Corner-how Christmas is celebrated around the world

KWANZAA (December)
Apples 4 the Teacher- coloring pages
Class Brain-coloring pages
DLTK Kids-coloring pages (posters)
Kids' Domain- coloring pages
Teachers First- planning materials, fun, games
Teacher Planet- lessons, worksheets

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY (January)

Google Timeline of Dr. King's Life
Infoplease- covers biography, facts, timeline and activities
The King Center- "Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
King Papers Project- primary and secondary documents pertaining to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Online- biography, speeches, (text) quotes, videos and pictures
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
NAACP- King's biography
NAACP Honors Dr. King's Legacy- includes links to speeches
Nobel Peace Prize: Martin Luther King, Jr.


CHINESE NEW YEAR (January)
China Coloring Pages
- color or black and white printables
Chinese New Year- activities, lessons, clip art

Chinese Lion Paper Bag Puppet
Chinese New Year- lesson plans, activities, printables

Chinese New Year Games and Activities- from Apples4theTeacher
Chinese New Year Recipes- from Food Network
Chinese New Year Recipes For Kids- from Nick jr.
Chinese New Year Symbols- printables
Chinese New Year Teacher Resources
- from TeacherVision

Chinese New Year's Celebration- coloring sheet for primary grades
Crafts and Activities For Chinese New Year- from Enchanted Learning
Origami Dragon Puppet
The Teacher's Guide to Chinese New Year

BLACK HISTORY MONTH (February)
The African-American Migration Experience- contains 8,300 images, 17,000 pages of texts and over 60 maps; this site is hosted by the New York Public Library.

African Voices- Africans talk about their lives and cultures; EXCELLENT SITE from the Smithsonian Institution.
African-American World-from PBS, this site has highlights such as the Kids section (with games and e-cards), and the Brainteaser Quizzes. There are related lessons plans for grades three through twelve.
Black Baseball-from Sports Illustrated, this site has a timeline from 1861-1947, when Jackie Robinson won the Rookie of the Year award.
Culture and Change:Black History in America- Scholastic's site has a timeline, jazz audio clips, and information on famous African Americans.
Enchanted Learning-find out information on African-American women in history, biographies on African-Americans, African-American inventors and inventions and many printable worksheets.
Fact Monster- biography, timeline, quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.
The History Channel-you will find African-American icons, great speeches, maps, video clips and more on this site.
Infoplease-loads of information here, including history and timlines, contemporary issues, special features, holidays, education, awards and quizzes and crosswords.
The King Center- established in 1968, the center was named for Martin Luther King Jr., a leader in the laregest nonviolent movement in American history.
MLK Online- this site is all about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from his biography, to multimedia clips of his speeches.
Thomson Gale- biographies of famous African-Americans

VALENTINE'S DAY (February)
HotChalk LessonPlansPage- lesson plans and resources for Valentine's Day; many class subject areas covered
Post-it Love- great idea for any age
Text Layout- enter text for valentine and you receive a pdf file with text in the shape of a heart
Valentine's Day Clipart- different categories include heart icons, cupid clipart, kids clipart, Victorian valentine greeting cards, lines/dividers
Valentine's Day Crafts- also has recipes; nice list
Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids- from Danielle's Place
Valentine's Day Ideas- from Kinderteacher
A Wrinkled Heart Activity- for kindergarten

PRESIDENTS' DAY (February)
Abraham Lincoln: Learning Games and Activities For Kids
Activities, Worksheets and Crafts For Presidents' Day
- from Enchanted LearningAmerican Presidents- life portraits

George Washington Interactive- from the Smithsonian
George Washington PowerPoint Presentations

Inside the White House- from National Geographic
A Kid's Heart-puzzles and games are here
Presidents' Day- list of activities, lesson plans, printables from A-Z Teacher Stuff
Presidents' Day Primary Games
Presidents' Day Quiz- 10 questions; interactive
Presidents' Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision

Children's Encyclopedia of Women- written by 4th and 5th graders
Women Who Changed History


READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY (DR. SEUSS' BIRTHDAY-March 2nd)
A to Z Teacher Stuff
The Art of Dr. Seuss
Cat in the Hat Jigsaw Puzzle-online game in English and Spanish
Crafts to Make- nice list from Family Crafts
Dr. Seuss Activities- for 15 Dr. Seuss books
Dr. Seuss Cloze Activity- from Enchanted Learning
Dr. Seuss Printables- from ABC Teach
Dr. Seuss Soundwords- playing with phonics and spelling
Dr. Seuss' Biography
Just for KindergartenersMeeting and Reading Dr. Seuss- lesson plans for Dr. Seuss week
Seuss Dude- board games, Dr. Seuss book club, lesson plans
Teacher Planet- lessons and printablesTeaching Phonograms Through "The Sneeches" by Dr. Seuss- for first grade
The Virtual Vine- activities, websites, games related to Dr. Seuss' books
Who's Who and What's What in the Books of Dr. Seuss- downloadable glossary in pdf format

ST. PATRICK'S DAY (March)
7 St. Patrick's Day Printable Games
K-12 Teacher Resources Wiki: St. Patrick's Day Resources
Arts and Crafts For Kis on St. Patrick's Day- grades K-6
Fun With the Leprechauns- grade 1
The Leprechaun Trap- story from Highlights Magazine
Shamrock Pattern Template- clover leaf
St. Patrick's Day Clip Art
St. Patrick's Day Crafts- for ages 2+
St. Patrick's Day Fun- activities, lesson plans, printables
St. Patrick's Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision
The Teacher's Guide: St. Patrick's Day Resources
Teacher's Guide to St. Patrick's Day- from TeAchnology
Tic-Tac-Toe With a Leprechaun

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH (April)
April is National Poetry Month!- from ReadWriteThink
Celebrate National Poetry Month- Scholastic
Different Types of Poems For Kids- site by teacher Kathi Mitchell
Favorite Poem Project- cosponsored by Boston College and The Library of Congress; people read their favorite poems
Library of Congress Poetry Resources
Lit2Go- poems to download in MP3 format
National Poetry Almanac
National Poetry Month- teachers share their activities
National Poetry Month Resources
Poems For High School Students
Poetry Everywhere- videos from the PBS Series
Poetry Resources For Teachers- from TeacherVision
Poetry Word Play
Poets.org Site- teacher resources
Shape Poems- printable for grades 3-5
The Teacher's Guide Poetry Month Page


EASTER (April)
A to Z Teacher Stuff- activities, crafts, poems, themes songs etc. are here
AOK Teacher Resources- recipes, history, coloring pages, mazes etc.
The Lesson Plans Page- games, lessons etc.
Teacher Planet- lesson plans and worksheets

EARTH DAY (April)A to Z Teacher Stuff Resources
Billy Bear's Playground
Crafts for Earth Day
Earth Day-crafts, online games, clip art, puzzles, coloring pages and downloads are on this site.
Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activities Book- download this 11 page booklet
Planet Pals- clip art, magazines, earth poetry, eco books....
The Science Spot- lesson plans and resources

CINCO DE MAYO (May)
A to Z Teacher Stuff- printables, worksheets lesson plans
Apples for the Teacher- crafts, word searches, puzzles and teaching ideas
Best Books For Teaching About Cinco de Mayo- from Education World
Cinco de Mayo- activities and fun, history
Cinco de Mayo Activities- from Apples4theTeacher
Cinco de Mayo Lesson Plans- grades K-8 from Scholastic
Cinco de Mayo Recipes
The History of Cinco de Mayo- for junior and senior high students
How to Make a Cinco de Mayo Pinata- step by step instructions are clear and easy to follow
Kiddyhouse- lesson plans, webquests, crafts, printables
Scholastic- grade level specific lesson plans and activities are here
The Story of Cinco de Mayo- from K-12 Teacher Resources Wiki
The Teacher's Corner- lesson plans and activities
Teacher's Guide to Cinco de Mayo- from TeAchnology


MOTHER'S DAY (May)
151 Great Mother's Day Craft Ideas
Happy Mother's Day, Dear Dragon- early reader can read this story online
The History of Mother's Day- video from the History Channel
Mother's Day By the Numbers- infographic
Mother's Day Gifts and Activities- from Teachers.net
Mother's Day Lesson Plans- from the Lesson Plan Page
Mother's Day Projects- from Michaels
Mother's Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision
Mother's Day Worksheets- from SchoolExpress
Native American Celebration of Mother's Day- slide show
Teacher Guide to Mother's Day- from TeAchnology
Who Came Up With Mother's Day and Why?

MEMORIAL DAY (May)
Best Books for Teaching About Memorial Day- from Education World
Memorial Day- from Teacher Planet
Memorial Day Activities and Games
Memorial Day Crafts, Activities and Worksheets- from Enchanted Learning
Memorial Day Lesson Ideas
Memorial Day Resources- from The U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Memorial Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision
Oral History Program: Veterans Remember- From The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Teacher Guide to Memorial Day- from TeAchnology
Teaching Memorial Day- this is a Livebinder

FLAG DAY (June)
The Betsy Ross Homepage- all about the woman who sewed the American flag
Flag Day- from AtoZ Teacher Stuff
Flag Day Activities For Kids
Flag Day Lessons and Teacher Resources- from The Lesson Plans Page
Flag Day Resources
Flag Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision

FATHER'S DAY (June)
Best Books For Teaching About Father's Day- from Education World
Father's Day- lessons, worksheets and activities
Father's Day Activities and Games
Father's Day Resources- from Mrs. Jackson's Classroom
Father's Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision
Happy Father's Day: Education.com- crafts, activities, coloring pages
Timeline of Father's Day History- from Infoplease
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