• We encourage you to explore sponge (time-filler), extension and transitional activities that you will be comfortable using when substituting at various grade levels. This will keep your students engaged in the learning process while having fun! Our most successful substitutes have built a library of activities that can be used in a variety of settings. 

    Teach Like a Champion (PDF): 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College

    Education World: This site is a good general resource for all teachers.

    Educational Sponge Activities (PDF): low-prep sponge activities.

    Innovative Classroom: This site features activities that can be used as extensions.

    A to Z Teacher Stuff: This site contains both sponge and transitional activities. The Utah State University Substitute Training Website – sign up for FREE bi-weekly newsletter for tips and ideas to improve your classroom management skills, increase professionalism and share filler activities.