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Valentine’s Day Early Learning Activities – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and here are some fun activities that you can do with your kids to celebrate while loving on each other. I am so glad that you are stopping by today and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. 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 previous linkups.

 

 

Cheerio Bird Feeders from By Stephanie Lynn – these would be such a fabulous idea to make with your kiddos and then share with the birds. We have so many birds on our deck right now and this would be a fun treat!

Enjoy a fun (and simple) valentine shaped pizza lunch together. Cooking is such a fun way to learn together! 

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Heart Memo Board Tutorial from Spell Outloud – Maureen has a great tutorial sharing a handmade memo board that also includes an idea for making valentine’s to hang on it to encourage other family members. Cute!!

Valentine’s Day Heart Lei from Make and Takes – with an abundance of straws in our house, this lei would be much fun to make, or even extend it to make some cute garland to hang around the house.

 

Long Distance Hugs from The Party Event – if you have family members that live far away {or even if they don’t}, these long distance hugs to mail would be super-cute. I happen to know a grandparent or two that would love them!

Heart Shaped Button Snake from the Iowa Farmer’s Wife – this would be a super easy lacing activity for younger children {simple to make with felt, a ribbon, and a button}. Easy is great!

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Valentine Candy estimating  – if you have a few different kinds of valentine candy in your house, make a fun game out of the variety!

 

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife – there are so many things that you can do with the Valentine’s Day theme and a fun sensory box!

 

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Rose Scented Playdough from Blog Me Mom – how yummy and fun would this be to make together?

 

Paper Bag Counting Book from Sixty Second Parent – turn a simple paper bag into a fun counting activity for little ones.

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Valentine’s Day Printable Pack {free!} from Homeschool Creations – pull out your favorite Valentine’s Day books to read with your kids and print off the pages your child will enjoy from this FREE printable pack.

 

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These pretzel, hershey kiss, and m&m treats are SO easy to make for Valentine’s Day. Check out the other fun things in this Valentine post that were done to go along with the book The Snowy Valentine {a sweet book for Valentine’s Day too!}

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Montessori Nature has some cute Valentine’s Day gifts that kids can make – love some of these and will have to make a few with our kids!

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This No Bake Cupcake Valentine Craft from Spell Outloud is super cute and has zero calories. Makes it even better!

 

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You’ll need to check out all the fun things that Sharla’s kids created using their Valentine Sensory Bin over at Chaos and the Clutter.

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This fizzy heart science center from B-Inspired Mama is a great way to add some science learning to sweet holiday.

  

Other helpful Valentine’s Day Links

 

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Snowy Owl Craft and Valentine Sugar Cubes – Preschool and Kindergarten Corner Linkup

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. 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.

Snowy Owl Craft

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The snowy owl craft from ABC Creative Learning would be a great go-along for a winter animals unit. I love the texture added too!

Road Signs

 

Set up your own yarn road and create familiar road signs for your indoor track. Practical Mom shares their families fun creations and how they learned about various signs together. 

Free Reading and Spelling Winter Activities 

Winter Practice Activities for Reading and Spelling

Cookies, polar bears, and penguins provide an exciting and motivating way to beat the winter blues and help your child to practice their reading and spelling skills. Download the free printable pack HERE

Heart-Shaped Sugar Cubes

These homemade sugar cubes, shaped like hearts, are such a sweet idea for an afternoon tea with your children. Mum in the Madhouse shares a quick tutorial for this fun activity. 

Penguin Winter Clothes Matching 

This FREE Penguin Color Matching activity is great for learning about colors and reading color words. After matching the hats to the correct color, kids can try doing it the “wrong” way by mixing up the colors to create different outfits.

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

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Groundhog Day Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten – Community Linkup

Groundhog Day (February 2nd) is a few short weeks away, and it is always a fun time to talk more about the changing of the seasons and shadows – and that crazy groundhog too! Here are some learning ideas to get you started. 

Groundhog Day Activity

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Almost Unschoolers put together a groundhog day activity showing what the different weather conditions on Groundhog Day mean. 

Groundhog Pudding Cup

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Nutter Butters may be one of my favorite weaknesses, so this groundhog day pudding cup from Oh My Creative is looking especially cute (and tasty) to me. What a fun way to celebrate. :) 

Shadow Matching

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Totschooling shares a set of shadow matching printables that will help your child work on visual discrimination skills. 

Groundhog Day Puppet

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Have a little fun poking your own groundhog out of the ground and singing a song with these pop-up puppets from Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten. 

Groundhog Shadows

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Create a groundhog shadow with this activity from Owls and Owls of Fun – prepare to have some chalk handy! 

Toilet Paper Tube Groundhog Craft

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Have lots of toilet paper tubes around the house? This pop-up puppet from Crafty Morning would be a fun way to use some up! 

 


Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. 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. 

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

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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!

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Penguin Printables and Snowman Craft – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

Preschool and Kindergarten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. 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.

Borax Snowflakes

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It has been so cold here and we have had barely any snow, and these Borax snowflakes would be so much fun to make on a snowy day or week to remember the weather. Growing Up Gabel shares the steps to make some for your home. 

Snowman Craft

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Do you want to build a snowman? I’m sorry if that song is circling through your head right now (grins). Pull out all the random craft supplies you have on hand and download this snowman template from Fun with Mama and build yourselves some winter craziness. 

 

Feed the Puppy Alphabet Game

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These tactile letter cards are a great way to learn letters with a multisensory approach. Children learn so much through touch, and there are so many different mediums you can use with these cards – it’s a free printable!!

Penguin Salt Tray Cards

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Practice your numbers and letters with these penguin printables from Welcome to Mommyhood. Creating a salt tray is so easy and can be a great way for children to get a hands-on feel for how they are formed. 

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

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Winter Activity Ideas – Preschool and Kindergarten Community Linkup

Preschool and Kindergartrten Community weekly linkup

Ready for another week of linking up and sharing ideas? I am so glad that you are stopping by today and can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week. 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.

Tin Can Snowman

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This tin can snowman from Hands On As We Grow is amazingly cute! Jamie used larger tin cans and her turned out adorable! Wouldn’t some smaller ones, or even a snowman family be so much fun to make?

Arctic Animal Activities

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If you are ready for an arctic unit, check out the printables and ideas from Living Montessori Now. Deb has some wonderful ideas to share! 

Feed the Puppy Alphabet Game

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These tactile letter cards are a great way to learn letters with a multisensory approach. Children learn so much through touch, and there are so many different mediums you can use with these cards – it’s a free printable!!

Penguin Potato Prints

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This penguin is the CUTEST art project, especially when you see how the penguins were made {hint: you say potato, I say potatoe}. Head over to A Family in the Land to see her step-by-step pictures. Love it!

Borax Snowflakes

Borax Snowflake

A few years ago we made these fun Borax snowflakes, and they are something we’re going to make again this year since we have plenty of Borax left. All of the kids loved them and it was a great science lesson too!

 

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

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Top 10 Preschool Helps of 2016 – Preschool & Kindergarten Community

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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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