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Kidspiration is the visual way to explore words, numbers and concepts!
Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration® develops thinking, literacy and numeracy skills using proven visual learning principles. In reading and writing, Kidspiration strengthens word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension and written expression. Creating webs and diagrams provides students with a visual connection to the content they are learning.

Curricular Connections

Kidspiration webs and diagrams can be used to illustrate many ideas and concepts.  Build a web or diagram to:

* Create a food chain or food web

* Complete a graphic organizer

* Main idea/detail

* Venn diagram

* Compare/contrast

* Character traits

* Story Map

* Cause/effect

* Begin the writing process in web view and transfer to outline view

* Create a timeline


Example Webs from Kidspiration

Brainstorm  Kidspiration Animal Sort

    Kidspiration Planning Web

Equipment Needed:

  • Scholastic Keys Software
  • Headphones (optional)


Kidspiration 3 Toolbars (PDF)

Kidspiration Basics

Math View

Activities - Science, Social Studies, Math, Reading 

Curriculum Integration Resources


Quick Tips:
Customizing Clip Art Colors

Creating or Adjusting an Activity Using Activity Wizard

Note - Inspiration 8 files cannot be opened in Kidspiration.  


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