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Top 10 Preschool Helps of 2016 – Preschool & Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Over the last year, the ten below early childhood posts and printables have been the most visited and shared posts here at Homeschool Creations. Today, as we close out the 2016 year, I’d love to invite you all to share your most visited preschool and kindergarten helps with us all – show us what everyone has been visiting you over!

Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

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1. Free preschool chore charts – encourage kids to do their chores, complete personal tasks each day, and develop responsibility. Great for younger kids who can’t read or for visual learners.

 3 Letter Word Puzzle Cards

2. Three Letter Word Card Puzzles – printable cards featuring 42 3-letter CVC words for children to sound and spell using fun picture clues and hands-on learning.

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3. 30 Activities, Crafts, and Printables for The Mitten – a collection of ideas and printables that you can use with your kids or classroom when reading The Mitten by Jan Brett. 

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4. Alphabet Flash Cards and Alphabet Wall Posters – FREE alphabet flash cards and full-sized alphabet wall posters to use with your children {home or classroom use}. Each shows letter formation and also has images to help with beginning sounds.

Number playdough mats5. Number Playdough Mats – these mats for working on the numbers 1-10 can be laminated or used in a sheet protector. Form mini balls to place on each of the dots to count along with 1:1 correspondence.

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6. Our Calendar and Morning Board Routine – A peek into our morning routine and some free printables to use for your own board. 

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7. Number Matching Cards – designed to help your child identify the numbers 1-20, practice counting with 1:1 correspondence from 1-20, identify number words 1-20, and also learn Roman numerals from 1-20.

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8. Short and Long Vowel Matching Cards – designed to help you work with your child to identify the beginning short and long vowel sound in words. Each vowel in the sets includes three picture cards to go along with that beginning vowel sound.

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9. Calendar Notebook Binder Printables – helps to create your own morning notebook.  Includes days in school, blank monthly calendars, graphing activities and more in both manuscript and cursive.

 35 activities, crafts, and printables to go along with The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats

10. 35 Crafts, Activities, and Printables for The Snowy Day – a collection of over 35 activities and printables to help create a full unit on The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. 

 

That’s it for this week!! Thanks so much for checking in with us and sharing below.

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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Christmas Playdough Mats and New Year’s Ideas – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking and sharing your preschool and kindergarten learning ideas? Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Don’t forget to link up a post (or two) of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from a recent week’s linkup.

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

new-years-eve-party-ideas-for-kidsNeed a few ideas to keep the kids occupied (and awake) in the hours before the New Year? Crystal and Co. shares a list of family friendly New Year’s ideas – and there are some fun ones in the mix! 

Snow Scene Craft

snow-scene-craft-using-white-outThis snow scene craft is so much fun to create and is a two step process – a picture kids draw and then use a plastic overlay to make it ‘snow’. 

Christmas Playdough Mats

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Need an activity to keep little hands busy in the days leading up to Christmas? Check out these cute Christmas playdough mats from 1+1+1=1. 

 

Gingerbread Puppy Chow

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If you’re looking for a quick and yummy snack to pull out on Christmas day (or to munch on at home after all the unwrapping is done), check out this Gingerbread Puppy Chow – easy to make and so good! 

 

That’s it for this week!! Thanks so much for checking in with us and sharing below.

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

Preschool Pinterest Board

Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

Were You Featured in the Preschool & Kindergarten Community?

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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Christmas Storytelling Bin & Salt Dough Ornaments – PreK and Kindergarten Community Linkup

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking and sharing your preschool and kindergarten learning ideas? Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Don’t forget to link up a post (or two) of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from a recent week’s linkup.

Homemade Salt Dough Ornaments

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Let your kids get in the holiday gift creating fun with these salt dough ornament ideas from Practical Mom. This is making me think I need more cookie cutters. :) 

Christmas Storytelling Tin

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Our Daily Craft shares some fabulous ideas for creating storytelling tins to use with various themes or as book go-alongs. LOVE the fun little props to get kids re-telling favorite stories or telling their own. 

Winter Activity Printables

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This free winter activities for reading and spelling have some super cute cookie printables, penguins, and polar bear helps.  

Christmas Around the World Ideas

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Living Montessori Now shares a TON of ideas for a Christmas Around the World theme to use in the upcoming time before Christmas. 

 

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

Preschool Pinterest Board

Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

Were You Featured in the Preschool & Kindergarten Community?

If you were featured in one of the weekly posts, feel free to grab the button coding below and display it on your site!
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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

Homeschool Preschool: Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup at Homeschool CreationsShare what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you.



30 Activities, Crafts, and Printables for The Polar Express

Over 30 go-along crafts, activities, and printables for The Polar Express

Our kids still enjoy The Polar Express book by Chris van Allsburg and the go-along movie. When we pull out our stash of Christmas books, it is so much fun to see the favorites and re-read them! No matter how old you are, there is something magical about the Christmas season!

Here is a collection of activities, crafts, and printables that you can use with your kids or classroom when reading (or watching) The Polar Express.


Activities to Go-Along

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Polar Express Crafts

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Snacks & Yummies

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Science Tie-ins

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Printables

Read the Story Online

If you don’t have a copy of The Polar Express at home, or if you’d like to do something a little different, read it online here (read by Liam Neeson). 

 

The Snowy Day Activity Ideas

Like this? Don’t miss my post 35 Activities, Crafts, and Printables for The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats.

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5 Senses Christmas Book & Q Tip Snowflakes – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking and sharing your preschool and kindergarten learning ideas? Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Don’t forget to link up a post (or two) of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from a recent week’s linkup.

Christmas I Spy Ornament 

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Have fun making your very own I Spy ornament for the tree this year (or gifts for friends). The Resourceful Mom shares a quick tutorial – so cute and little hands will love it!

Christmas 5 Senses Book

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Learn about the five senses while creating this Christmas themed senses book. Life Over Cs shares a free printable to get you started with this hands-on book. 

Christmas Tree Craft

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Use the spare cuttings from your tree to make these cute little Christmas Tree Crafts from Stella 123. Granted, if you have a fake tree like we do, you may want to check with your local tree farm for spare cuttings (grins). 

Q tip Snowflakes

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Stay warm and work on snowflake patterns with these printable snowflake Q tip patterns from Playdough to Plato. They are perfect for a grab and go busy bag. 

Gingerbread Puppy Chow

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If you’re looking for a quick and yummy snack to bring to a Christmas party (or to munch on at home), check out this Gingerbread Puppy Chow – easy to make and so good! 

 

That’s it for this week!! Thanks so much for checking in with us and sharing below.

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

Preschool Pinterest Board

Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

Were You Featured in the Preschool & Kindergarten Community?

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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A Book a Day, Spielgaben Fun, and Making Ornaments – Preschool and Kindergarten Community Linkup

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

I missed you all last week! Hopefully you all had a wonderful week and for those in the US, a great Thanksgiving as well. Are you ready for another week of linking and sharing your preschool and kindergarten learning ideas? Be sure to stop by our PreK & K Pinterest board to see a collection of the different posts we are pinning – including yours!

Don’t forget to link up a post (or two) of yours and share what you’ve been working on with your kids! Here are a few fun ideas from last week’s linkup.

Spielgaben Christmas Ideas

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Seeing all these fun Spielgaben Christmas creations from 1+1+1=1 means we will be pulling out our set to use with our kids this week (the fun goes way beyond preschool!). Carisa has some fun ideas for being creative with the various pieces. 

A Book a Day in December

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This idea for reading a ‘mystery’ book each day from Spell Outloud is so fun for the month of December (or any month for that matter). 

Reindeer Number Line

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Race your clothespin reindeer along a number line and have some Christmas (and counting) fun in the next few weeks. Your kids will LOVE this simple reindeer number line racing from Mom Inspired Life.

Ornaments Kids Can Make

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Your Vibrant Joy shares several different Christmas ornaments kids can make. These word ornaments are full of glittery fun. 

That’s it for this week!! Thanks so much for checking in with us and sharing below.

 

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

Preschool Pinterest Board

Each week I am  pinning many of your links onto the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board. I’m a visual person, so having pictures to help me remember posts is super helpful. Be sure to jump over and follow the board – and find some fun ideas at the same time!

Were You Featured in the Preschool & Kindergarten Community?

If you were featured in one of the weekly posts, feel free to grab the button coding below and display it on your site!
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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

Homeschool Preschool: Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup at Homeschool CreationsShare what you are doing with your kids! Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below and link back here too! Grab a button for your post and be sure to take a minute to visit the person who linked up before you.