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Family Heart Art and Snowy Owl Craft – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Ready for some more learning ideas? Last week there were some great ideas linked up to the Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup, and a few of them are shown below. 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

Fingerprint Heart Canvas

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This family fingerprint heart art canvas is something that our family is going to have hanging on the wall soon – I absolutely love it! Be sure to check out the fingerprint heart ornaments from The Mad House as well – both are so cute!

 

Paper Plate Snow Globe

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This paper plate snow globe is a great alternative to a liquid snowglobe and features some of your child’s artwork. Love this idea from There’s Just One Mommy.

 

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!

 

Activities for The Mitten

The Mitten activities and crafts

 

The Mitten is a favorite book during the winter. Here are 30 activities, crafts, and printables to go along with your reading fun!

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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30 Activities, Crafts, and Printables for The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Mitten activities and crafts

Books by Jan Brett have been huge favorites in our house, especially her story The Mitten. The illustrations are simply amazing, and there are many activities that can be done to encourage learning as we read: sequencing, animal habitats, and so much more!

Each of our children has enjoyed The Mitten – whether a board books, a paperpack, or hardcover. Our copies have been so well-loved that we’ve purchased multiple copies. And I love it so much that it’s earned a permanent spot on our bookshelves – to read when we have kids visiting or the mood strikes.

Here is a collection of ideas and printables that you can use with your kids or classroom when reading The Mitten by Jan Brett.

Activities to Go-Along

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Hedgehog Crafts

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Science Tie-ins

The Mitten Science from Classroom Magic

Printables

The Mitten printables collage

Read the Story Online

If you don’t have a copy of The Mitten at home, or if you’d like to do something a little different, read it online here.

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Alphabet Slime, Counting Bears, and Borax Snowmen – Preschool and Kindergarten Corner

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Ready for some more learning ideas? Last week there were some great ideas linked up to the Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup, and here are a few of them. 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

Learning with Counting Bears

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Do you have a bag of counting bears that you would like to put into use more often? Cutting Tiny Bites share ten ways you can play and learn with counting bears – they really are versatile and can be used for more than counting!

Borax Crystal Snowman

Borax snowman

Crystal from The Science Kiddo shows how to make a crystal snowman using Borax. He would make such a cute winter decoration.

Alphabet Slime Recipe

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This alphabet slime looks like SO much fun – and the face above = priceless! There are only three ingredients in this simple recipe and likely ones you already have on hand. Visit Stir the Wonder to see the slime in action.

Polar Bear Craft

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If you are learning about winter habitats or just winter in general, this polar bear craft from Hands On As We Grow would be so much fun to make! This makes me want to pull out my Polar Bear, Polar Bear book and make one myself.

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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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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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Tin Can Snowman and CVC Popsicle Stick Words – Preschool and Kindergarten Corner

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For many of us, it was our first full week back in school – how did your week go? Finding the routine after time off can be tough, but it will get better, I promise. Here are a few ideas from the last Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup – don’t forget to visit a few moms linking up today and leave a comment to encourage them too.

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Don’t let cold weather keep your kids inactive! Still Playing School has indoor gross motor activities from A to Z that will keep your kids busy and active during the winter months.

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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?

cvc words popsicle sticks

Working on CVC words with your kids, this simple idea using popsicle sticks, stamps, and a clothespin would make a great busy bag or travel idea. Visit Dabbling Momma to see her quick tutorial.

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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!

 

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Link Up with the Preschool and Kindergarten Community!

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Bear Hunts and White Out – Preschool and Kindergarten Community

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed a bit of a vacation with your families – and were able to rest some. I know a mom never quite gets to ‘rest’, but a break from the normal routine can be nice too!

Here are a few ideas from the last Preschool and Kindergarten Community linkup – don’t forget to visit a few moms linking up today and leave a comment to encourage them too.

Going on a Bear Hunt

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One of our favorite books we ‘rowed’ with Before Five in a Row was We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. West Word Blog shared their recent We’re Going on a Bear Hunt activities. Don’t miss these free Bear Hunt printables to go along with the book.

White-out Snow Scene Craft

Snow scene craft using white out

When our kids were younger we made snow scenes using white-out and they were so much fun. We’ll be pulling out the bottles to make a few more in the upcoming weeks because they turned out so cute!

Snowball Abstract Art

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Have a little fun with cotton ball snowballs and make some abstract art this month. Mini Monets and Mommies shares a tutorial for a messy (but fun) project you can do with your kids.

Build the Frozen Castle

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If you have a kiddo that loves the movie Frozen, this activity from Learning 2 Walk will be a huge hit! Alecia shares how they built the castle of Arendelle along with a few other fun ideas that tie in with Frozen as well: Frozen jello and a Frozen sensory bin.

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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