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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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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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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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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.

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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Homeschool Preschool

 

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.



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.

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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Homeschool Preschool

 

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.



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.

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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Homeschool Preschool

 

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.



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.

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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Homeschool Preschool

 

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.



Alphabet Mini Booklets – Letters K to O (Free Printable)

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Every few weeks I have been sharing a set of alphabet mini booklets with you. Today I have a brand new set to share for the letters K – O. My friend’s daughter and I have been working through these booklets a few letters at a time and having fun together. The booklets are very simple and fold up into a quarter-sheet size – perfect for smaller hands. 

A Peek Inside

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Each of the letter sheets prints off double sided onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper and folds to a quarter-sheet sized booklet. There are a total of 8 mini-pages for each booklet and inside you’ll find the following: 

  • Cover – color in the block letters as you talk about upper and lower case letters and the sound the letter makes
  • Finish the Maze – find your way through the beginning sounds maze
  • Trace the Letters – trace the upper and lower case letters
  • Do-a-Dot upper and lower case – use crayons, paint, stickers, or other art mediums to color the circles
  • Color the Picture Words (2 pages) – color and say the words that being with the booklet letter
  • Words I Know – write down all the words your child knows that begin with the letter

alphabet-mini-booklet-fold-and-cut-exampleOnce printed, cut along the horizontal dotted line. Stack the papers (pages are numbered) and fold in half on the solid line to create a mini booklet. Borderless printing is recommend (an option in most printer settings).

While it’s a little hard to show you every single page from every single booklet, here is an up-close sampling of what each booklet includes. 

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I’ll be sharing other letter booklets in the upcoming weeks and will have a bundle in my Teacher’s Notebook store that includes a bonus set of the picture mazes you see above!  You can purchase that set here

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Download the free K to O set by clicking below. Enjoy!

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Don’t Miss These Printables! 

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If you enjoy these printables, you may also want to check out these A to Z Alphabet Mazes