Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Seuss in Your Classroom

Look here; look there; find Dr. Seuss fun everywhere! Get excited everyone! Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Day are celebrated on March 2nd! Dr. Seuss’ catchy rhymes and fun illustrations never go out of style—they continue to amuse children and adults, year after year. To delight your students this year, the Simple Solutions […]

“I Have a Dream” MLK Day Classroom Activity

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with your students by encouraging them to express their own dreams for a peaceful world. Dr. King’s well-known speech—delivered during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963—has become a source of inspiration to people around the world. During this activity, you’ll discuss some facts about Dr. King and […]

Apple Investigation

Apple season is here! But apples aren’t just for the lunch room anymore! The classroom activities are endless. Whether you are looking for an engaging writing project, an interactive science lesson, or a cross-curricular unit, Simple Solutions has got you covered.  Below are some possibilities to help you “harvest” the most from your class this […]

Thank You

Thank You!

I drive my son to school every morning.  As we turn into the school entrance I am greeted by the kindest school crossing guard I have ever seen.  No matter the temperature or weather condition, he stands there smiling, talking to the middle school kids and waving at the parents that drive by.  Those few […]

Pablo Picasso Monsters

Pablo Picasso

This week’s activity combines Pablo Picasso’s birthday (October 25th), Halloween, and an English Common Core activity all in one lesson!  There is a lot of information about Pablo Picasso on the internet, and we highly recommend previewing any sites your students will use.  Some of Picasso’s work may not be appropriate for elementary aged children. […]

World Around You

Whether you live in a big city or in the countryside, it’s is nice to stop and take time to notice the world around you.  This week’s Summer Solutions activity sends you and your child outdoors to explore the world around you.  The downloadable sheets allow you to use your casual stroll as a pre-writing […]

“I Spy” at an Art Museum

The summer weather may force you to find indoor activities.  Playing a game of “I Spy” in an art museum might be the perfect solution.  Whether the temperatures outside are too hot or too chilly, the kids will really enjoy walking around an art museum looking at all of the works of art on display.  […]

Plan a Picnic

The 4th of July is almost here.  Many people celebrate by planning a party.  It’s a fun way to enjoy summertime weather while keeping the kitchen clean!  This week, a good friend of Simple Solutions came up with a wonderful and child-friendly recipe for you to download.  You and your children can make it together […]

Thankful For Books

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and now is the time teachers use themed activities for their students. Attached is a language arts Thanksgiving activity.  This activity is versatile. Whether your students read long chapter books or short picture books, they will be able to use the characters they read about. In this activity, students will invite […]

Father’s Day Card

Keep skills sharp over the long summer break. Kids can practice following directions and writing with Martha Stewart’s Fathers Day card.  We used ours as a gift holder.  The pocket can hold a handkerchief, theater or baseball tickets, a gift card, or even a great photo of Dad and the kids! Our version is pictured […]