Christmas Tree and Reindeer Counting – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Ready for some more learning ideas? The Christmas fun is pouring in – along with some cute activities for the Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup. While being inspired is important for teaching, encouragement is needed so very much for each of us. Be sure to look through the links today too – stop by, read a few links, and encourage each other with comments! Have a great week!

Christmas Tree Counting Mats

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Use almost anything for counting ‘ornaments’ and place them on these printable Christmas tree counting mats from ABCs to ACTs.

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.

DIY Christmas Window Clings

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Teaching Mama shares a DIY tutorial for homemade window clings that require just three ingredients – what a fun way to decorate around the house for Christmas!

Pasta Ornaments

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Grandparents love handmade things from our kids – and truthfully we have much fun every year talking about the ornaments hanging on our tree from years past. These fun dried pasta ornaments from Cutting Tiny Bites would be so simple and cute to make!

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Cranberry Playdough, Candy Cane Play Gel, and Nutcracker Activities – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Encouragement and learning ideas are two of my passions and I LOVE that you all are sharing both during the Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup times each week. While being inspired is important for teaching, encouragement is needed so very much for each of us. Be sure to look through the links today too – stop by, read a few links, and encourage each other with comments! Have a great week!

Christmas Scented Playdough

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Bring the yummy smells of Christmas into your home with these cranberry and cinnamon playdough recipes from Learning 2 Walk. I may just make a batch of the cranberry playdough for myself – yum!

Montessori-Inspired Nutcracker Activities

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Deb from Montessori Now has some cute ideas for a Nutcracker theme. I love this greater than/less than activity using a nutcracker – how great is the above picture?

Candy Cane Play Gel

Candy Cane Play Gel

Have some squishy sensory fun with the candy cane play gel tutorial from The Science Kiddo. She tells you how to make your own using an unused diaper and some food coloring – kids will love this!

Penguin Craft Fun (and a Free Download offer)

Penguin Crafts for Kids

Grab links to these cute penguin crafts and find out how you can get a free penguin printable pack during the month of December. ‘’

Love Giveaways?

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Head over to the All About Learning Press blog and enter to win a penguin prize pack valued at $75. It includes some fun books, a learning game, a DVD, and a penguin puppet.

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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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Torn Paper Ornaments, Snowman Sewing, and Pete the Cat – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Encouragement and learning ideas are two of my passions and I LOVE that you all are sharing both during the Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup times each week. While being inspired is important for teaching, encouragement is needed so very much for each of us. Be sure to look through the links today too – stop by, read a few links, and encourage each other with comments! Have a great week!

Sew a Snowman

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Little snowman fans will love this hands-on snowman sewing project from Young Hosannas. You will likely be singing “Do you want to sew a snowman” for days afterward – be warned!

Pete the Cat and His Groovy Buttons

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Have a little fun with Pete the Cat and these fun learning activities from 3 Dinosaurs. Cassie has links to lots of other Pete the Cat learning activities and crafts too, so be sure to visit!

Holiday Activities for Kids

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If you are looking for Christmas ideas, visit Living Montessori Now for literally HUNDREDS of Christmas activities all collected in one place. SO much to choose from!

Torn Paper Ornament

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Handmade gifts for Christmas are so much fun to make and these torn paper ornaments from Tutus and Tea Parties are so sweet!

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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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Number Lines, Thanksgiving Crafts, and Scarecrow Letters – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Encouragement and learning ideas are two of my passions and I LOVE that you all are sharing both during the Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup times each week. While being inspired is important for teaching, encouragement is needed so very much for each of us. Be sure to look through the links today too – stop by, read a few links, and encourage each other with comments! Have a great week!

Number Line Activity

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Learning place value? Here’s a great gross motor version from Hands on As We Grow that will get your kids hopping and brains working on their number line and place values.

 

Noodle Box Counting

Noodle Box Counting activity

Using leftover carryout boxes, An Idea on a Tuesday pulled together this fun fine motor and math activity for Noodle Box Counting  – doesn’t it look like noodles? Love it!

 

Preschool Adventure Boxes

Did you see that Little Passports now has a PRESCHOOL Adventure Box? The new monthly packets are geared specifically toward 3-5 year olds. Our kids have loved their global adventures, and if they are anything like those, these will be fabulous! 

 

50+ Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

50 Thanksgiving Crafts

Here are 50+ Thanksgiving craft ideas that you can work on this week – and decorate your table with when company comes. Some cute ideas in this roundup from Best Toys For Toddlers.

 

Scarecrow Letter Patches

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The scarecrow letter patch game from Growing Book by Book is a fun (and recycling) way to work on letter recognition with your kids.

 

Thanksgiving Even/Odd Number Sort

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Use the Thanksgiving Number Sort cards to have your child work on sequencing numbers from 1 to 20 or have your child sort the numbers by odd or even. If 20 numbers is too many, choose a handful of numbers and record them on the included mat {great handwriting practice as well}.

 

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Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Encouragement and learning ideas are two of my passions and I LOVE that you all are sharing both during the linkup times each week. While being inspired is important for teaching, encouragement is needed so very much for each of us. Be sure to look through the links today too – stop by, read a few links, and encourage each other with comments! Have a great week!

hula hoop clock

Little Log Cottage School shares a creative way to use a hula hoop to learn about clocks and the minutes in an hour. Such a great hands-on way to see time in the five minute segments.

math games to make at home

Need some simple math games that you can make at home? Check out Nicole on a Tuesday and pin a few ideas from her site! It doesn’t have to be complicated for it to be something your kids learn a lot from!

make your own pattern block boards

Homemade pattern block cards can be so simple to make (you don’t need a computer!). The Practical Mom shares a quick idea with you that will have you pulling out your pattern blocks and using them tomorrow!

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To-do lists can be a huge discouragement to moms (believe me I know!). While I’m all for knowing what needs to be done, sometimes it’s more important to focus on what HAS been done. If you read one thing for encouragement this week, visit Cutting Tiny Bites and see how a “Did-Do List” can change your life.

Follow the PreK and Kindergarten Community Pinterest Board

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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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