Trick and Treat with Freebielicious

Fall is upon us and that means it's time for some Teaching Trick & Treating!

 That's right... I have teamed up with my Freebielicious friends again to share some teaching tricks and special treats for you!!!  First things first, I want to share my TRICK!!!

Kids LOVE painting, but it is super difficult when the kids get covered in paint!  I have learned a little trick over the years to help keep their little hands clean!

Here is the tip:  Use a clothespin and pinch a small piece of sponge!  The kids sponge paint and their hands stay CLEAN!!!  This easy tip will go a long way when it comes to saving time in your classroom!

My treat is part of a math lesson that I used when my principal observed me! ;)  My students are having trouble with ordering numbers.  I made these fall leaves for the students to place in the pocket chart.  

To incorporate ELD (English Language Development) we practiced saying, "I see number ____."  They each had their turn pointing at a number in the pocket chart while saying the number sentence!

For extra practice, I made number necklaces and we practiced standing in the correct number order.  The kids that didn't have a number necklace where my helpers and we made sure the numbers were in order.  

Click HERE to grab this freebie!

Hop along to the next Freebielicious friend {Mrs Hoffer's Spot} to see what her Trick & Treat is!

Mrs. Hoffers Spot


  1. If I'm ever brave enough to sponge paint, I will remember this tip!! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. OMG, so smart! Why didn't I think of that with the sponge.
    A Differentiated Kindergarten

  3. Brilliant! Confession...I have not painted with real paint yet?! YIKES! We have water colored our little hearts out though! LOL!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

  4. LOVE the sponge paint tip!! Thank you :) Great site! I am hosting a Fall teacher giveaway if you would like to check it out! Hope your weekend was wonderful!