Meet Maria {Kinder-Craze}

Are you there, Freebielicious? It's me, Maria!
You probably know me better by my blog... Kinder-Craze. 

I often hop onto Freebielicoius to share free resources from my classroom, but the whirlwind to share fresh ideas leaves little time for sharing anything personal. I thought it was time to help you know the woman behind Kinder-Craze. 

 I have a few obsessions:
With school supplies.
And concerts. Especially, Lenka and Ingrid Michaelson concerts. 
And finding unique ways to decorate my kindergarten classroom.

I have SO many blessings in my life it is impossible to count them all. I teach in a wonderful Catholic school with a sweet little class of kindergarten students. I get to see both of my parents at work every day too. Now I just need to figure out a way for brother, Mark, to work there too. I also have a great boyfriend. He doesn't get much press, but he is often around. Here you can see a photo of his hand while we shared some apple cider this fall. 
And he doesn't mind when I sneak a quick (or slow) peek at my phone while try to juggle blogging, TpT, and Instagram
Here I am caught in the act!

With so much to be thankful for, I am always happy to give a little something back and and share freebies with all of you. In honor of Thanksgiving, I have a great Interactive Sight Word Reader to share with you called "Thank You God."

Stop by the Kinder-Craze blog to get your freebie. While you're there, be sure to leave a comment and introduce yourself so I can learn a little about you too! 


  1. What a sweet freebie. We are so glad you are part of FL! :)


    1. I'm BEYOND blessed to be a member of the FL family. Thank you Crystal!

  2. love the book Maria!! I have a school supply obsession too!
    Kindergarten Lifestyle

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    1. I'm not so sure about that, but I'll take the compliment! Thank you Jennifer!

  4. THANK YOU for this freebie! I teach kindergarten at an inner city parochial school and I am very limited on funds and school provided resources! Always looking for something that can enhance a lesson plan and be interactive. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents!

    1. You're welcome Jennifer! I ALWAYS offer free Catholic and Christian resources in my TpT store. You'll want to check it out if you have some time. I know how difficult it can be to find quality resources for teaching about God.

  5. Maria, what can I say?! You ARE amazing! I love visiting your blog and looking at your pictures. Your room is just gorgeous! I hope you know, I expect photog lessons when we go to Vegas this Summer! Thank you for being a part of FL!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

    1. Oh my gosh, I can't WAIT til Vegas. I will be certain to bring my camera. You are pretty amazing too, Tammy!

  6. Great post, Maria! Your work is top-notch and I am grateful to know you! Thanks so much for the book!
    Teaching With Love and Laughter