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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!

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...

Exciting Activities for the Life Cycle of Pumpkin

The life cycle of pumpkin is a fun way to continue learning about life cycles while staying in the festive fall spirit....

A Kindergarten Name Project to Help Value Student Names

A kindergarten name project is critical to the start of the year in kindergarten. Learning student names is important for both teachers...

Sub Tub for a Smooth and Easy Absence

Most teachers will tell you that it is easier to come to work sick than make sub plans… enter the Sub Tub!...

Ideas for classroom jobs and why they are important

Classroom jobs are a critical part of the classroom community. They teach students responsibility, independence and teamwork. Not all classroom jobs are...

Motivating a Student by Making Them Feel Special

Wouldn’t we all love the magic trick to motivating a student to do work? The truth is, if you form a classroom...