Kindergarten Cafe

Welcome to Kindergarten Cafe - your home for teaching ideas, activities, and strategies across all content areas! I am Zeba McGibbon and I love creating resources for teachers and sharing my teaching experience with others. Kindergarten Cafe is aimed for kindergarten, but teachers of Preschool-First grade can find resources here for their students! I love to connect with other teachers so please reach out and say hello!

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Rethinking Thanksgiving in Kindergarten

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and learning about teaching with more of an equity lens. I am definitely trying to...

Easy, Positive Self-Image Activities for Kids

One of the important social emotional skills for children to develop is a strong sense of self. We want our students to...

Easy Kindergarten Home Support for Struggling Students

We always want what is best for our students, and some students just need more practice than what we can provide during...

Simple Dice Games for Kindergarten for the Year

Simple dice games for kindergarten are probably my most loved math stations and activities I give my students. They love the routines,...

An Awesome Family Unit for Kindergarten

A family unit for kindergarten is an important social studies unit to start the year for several reasons. A family unit for...

Favorite Blog Posts

Are you using Seesaw this year or considering it for any hybrid or remote learning? It is a wonderful website and app for supporting learning at home, but it is also awesome to use in the classroom. There are many benefits to using Seesaw...
No matter if you are teaching in a classroom or on a computer, your students will need movement beaks and your normal movement breaks might not work in this new setting. Here are my favorite go-to activities to use with students!
Looking for easy interactive morning meeting greetings and activities that can work on a computer and/or in a socially distanced classroom? I’ve got a bunch of ideas for you that worked really well for me! Looking for other distance learning support? Check out these...
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we have the most popular blog post from 2019-20... drumroll please... Establishing Math Routines and...
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we have #2 - Teaching the Alphabet! Learning the alphabet is one...
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we have #3 - Authentic and Meaningful High-Frequency Word Practice! Since writing this blog post,...
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we have #4 - Kindergarten Phonics 101! window.addEventListener('LPLeadboxesReady',function(){LPLeadboxes.addDelayedLeadbox('oyw76Lr7Vhe8i4BQXrzqmR',{delay:'60s',views:0,dontShowFor:'0d',domain:'kindergartencafe.lpages.co'});});
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we start with #5 - Social-Emotional Learning Books! window.addEventListener('LPLeadboxesReady',function(){LPLeadboxes.addDelayedLeadbox('D4NCWPoaTQFYKqgP542MpV',{delay:'60s',views:0,dontShowFor:'0d',domain:'kindergartencafe.lpages.co'});});
Whenever I tell people I am an early childhood educator, I get one of 3 responses every single time. 1) "That’s cute!" 2) "How fun!!" 3) "You must be so patient!" I normally just grit my teeth and force a smile. I nod and...