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Caps for Sale Printables ~ Free Printables

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These printables were created to use with Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.

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The Caps for Sale Printables pack includes fun activities to tie in with the story ~ vocabulary words, word tracer cards, a Scripture verse and tracer page, word family sorting, coin recognition, counting activities and more!

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Don’t Miss These Either!

~ Caps for Sale word cards for the Read! Build! Write! vocabulary mats.

~ More Literature Based Printables

Check out more fun {and free} printables at Printable Power.

 

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Unit and Activities

We're Going on a Bear Hunt preschool unit and activities from Homeschool Creations
Can I just say what a difference a week of antibiotics can make in a child? I’m not kidding you when I say that I’m not quite sure I recognize the little boy sitting in front of me this week. He is so FULL of energy and silliness ~ and I am ever so happy to know that the medicine is helping out!

Anyway, we are having much fun continuing on with our literature studies. This week we read {and read and read} the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. Although we did a lot more than I have pictured here, this is a quick look at our week together.

Everyday we did the following {before we started into our workboxes} ~ read the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen together, watched the YouTube video {and read along}, and talked about the animals in the story using our Animal Classification Cards. Here’s a peek into how our workboxes looked:

We're Going on a Bear Hunt workboxes

Bible

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I think one of the best parts of our week was singing our Bible verse together each day {Isaiah 41:10} and playing our Seeds of Courage album while we were working. I tried to get Kaleb to sing for you all…but it was a no-go. :)

Language

In addition to reading the story each day, Kaleb was ‘reading’ it back to me the last few days. Each day we also pulled out our story sequencing cards and put them in the right order.

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The Read! Build! Write! cards were a big hit again. I finally ordered some Letter Tile Magnets from All About Spelling and bought a cookie sheet JUST for Kaleb to use. Each day we did two of our vocabulary words {reading the word, building the word and then writing the word}.  Other language activities included our vocabulary cards, beginning sound cards, and the Read! Build! Write! cards for the story {find all printables here}.

Toward the end of the week, I pulled out the pieces from our Bear Sensory Tub and Kaleb made them a part of our story telling. He put the bear in the cave and then had the bear ‘chase’ everyone back through the snowstorm {covered with cotton balls}, the forest {there were twigs and a small branch there later}, the mud {ummm..not so much}, the river {blue felt with rocks} and then the grass.

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Pretend Play

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The Bear Sensory Tub was a big hit with all of the kids, although it never made in into a tub. The kids had fun letting the bear fish for food, hide out in the cave and play with her cubs.

Math

I printed off the bear paws from the We’re Going on a Bear Hunt printables and wrote numbers from 1-12 on them. We talked about even/odd numbers and sorted them into the right piles. We also sequenced the bears that we printed off from the pack according to size.

For Fun

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Kaleb can some days color for hours. When he’s been too tired to do other things the past few weeks, we often find him sitting at the table and coloring. I pulled some images from the Scholastic website and printed them off for him to color. He set up the book in front of him and set off to color it ‘just like the book’.

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We went on a REAL bear hunt…and this is the only picture I have? And if you’ve been reading my Facebook page enough, you’ll know that we’ve had one roaming around our house…so perhaps it wasn’t such a smart idea! Fortunately we didn’t run into any, but it did give us a good reason to talk about what we would do if we DID happen to run across a bear for real.

There were lots of other fun things in our week, but that’s a quick glimpse into our lives. Here are some other great sites to visit for ideas…

Additional Resources for We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

~ We’re Going on a Bear Hunt printables

~ Read! Build! Write! cards for We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

~ Bear Hunt Resources from Homeschool Share

~ Bear Sensory Tub from Totally Tots

~ We’re Going on a Bear Hunt video by Michael Rosen

~ Story Sequencing cards from Sparklebox

~ Unit ideas from Joyful Mother of 6

~ Book unit ideas from Delightful Learning

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Printables ~ Free Printables

We're Going on a Bear Hunt copy

These printables were created to use with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen…have fun with the printables!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt collage

The We’re Going on a Bear Hunt printables pack includes fun activities to tie in with the story ~ vocabulary words, word tracer cards, a Scripture verse and tracer page, a game, bear paw print, size sequencing and more!


Don’t Miss These Either!

~ We’re Going on a Bear Hunt  word cards for the Read! Build! Write! vocabulary mats.

~ More Literature Based Printables

Animal Classification Cards ~ Literature Based Resources

Before Five in a RowThis year we’ll be using a lot of literature based studies with Kaleb and one of the things that I loved about the program was the animal classification that is targeted in the books that are read. Over the summer friends and I poured over each of the books from a series of books and made a list of 70 animals, insects, reptiles and more that are shown in the books to put together as a fun resource.

The result? A set of Animal Classification Fandex cards to use with our reading.

BFIAR fandex example

Each card includes the animal’s name, a photo image of that animal, and a brief tidbit about that animal. Along the bottom of the cards, you will also find a listing of which books that bearanimal can be found in {note: some of the animals may be stuffed animals on the shelf or part of a picture on the wall}.

When starting a book unit, you can pull out the cards that go along with that book and have your child find those animals in the story. At the end of this printable there are reference pages that list the animals found in each of the books so that you can quickly pull out the cards needed for your lesson.

You can punch a hole in the bottom of the cards and create a fandex of the cards. Group classification cards are also provided if you would like to sort the animals into categories/classes {mammals, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds}.

Want a set of your own to print off? We have a HUGE stack of cards and the kids are having so much fun flipping through them and learning different fun facts!

Download the Animal Classification Cards here

Find these and more of my Literature Based Printables on my website.

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Note: When printing, do NOT use ‘Shrink to Printable Area’ in settings or the cards will NOT print out correctly in size! Choose the “NONE” setting under page scaling options so cards will be same size.

The ABC Bunny Unit ~ Preschool Corner

Our first official unit that we worked on together this school year was The ABC Bunny by Wanda Ga’ag.  We used the Before Five in a Row manual to do some of the suggested go-along activities each day and then pulled additional resources from the printables for The ABC Bunny.

Kaleb had SO much fun!

We started out with The ABC Bunny because it was a great way to review, reinforce and assess where Kaleb is really at going into this school year, especially with his alphabet and letter sounds. We’ve been using the All About Reading Pre-1 program during the week too.

Here’s a little peek into our week. Everyday we did the following {before we started into our workboxes} ~ read the book The ABC Bunny by Wanda Ga’ag together, listened to The ABC Bunny song on YouTube {and read along}, and talked about the animals in the story using our Animal Classification Cards. Here’s a peek into how our workboxes looked:

The ABC Bunny workboxes

Language and ABC’s

We printed off the uppercase and lowercase abc leaf cards and practiced putting them in ABC order {great way for me to assess what he remembers/knows}. Day 2 he put the in ABC order on his own. Days 3 & 4 we laid out all of the uppercase letters and then he matched the lowercase letter to the uppercase letter.

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Kaleb worked on both the uppercase and lowercase letter mazes, helping the bunny get through the maze {he is LOVING mazes right now!!}.

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Here’s a look at how we do the 2-part vocabulary cards in the packs. The first few days we review the words and their beginning letter sounds. On the third day, I cut apart the 2-part cards and slide the words into our table top pocket chart {I love that we can prop it right up on the table next to us and work together}. Kaleb then picks up the pictures and slides them behind the right picture {usually based on looking at the beginning letter sound}.

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Fine Motor

Each day he worked on tracing one line from his ABC Bunny alphabet sheet {I love the concentration that requires the tongue sticking out!}. He also worked on his word tracer sheets each day too {just a few words a day}.

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Cutting is also something Kaleb is wanting to do much more {last year getting him to cut was akin to painful for me}. Here he’s working on The ABC Bunny activity card.

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Math

I put together a few different math sheets in the printable set and we talked about the weather in the book {gales, hail, etc…}. One day we put the tips of q-tips onto the sheet {like hail stones}. We rolled a number and then put that many pieces in the sky. The other day we matched number words to numbers.

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Science

Other than talking about the different animals in the book and weather described in the book, we went outside and tried to find different leaves. At the beginning of our nature walk we’d found three different ones, but we put together a collection of leaves {we liked the one that looked a little like the leaves in the book}.

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Additional Resources for The ABC Bunny

The ABC Bunny collage

~ The ABC Bunny Printable Pack

~ Read! Build! Write! cards for The ABC Bunny

~ ABC Bunny resources from Homeschool Share

~ The ABC Bunny song on You Tube

~ The ABC Bunny activity card {there is a mistake on this…but it’s fun to let the kids find it!}

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The ABC Bunny Printables ~ Free Printables

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The first book we’ll be ‘rowing’ in our literature based adventure is going to be The ABC Bunny by Wanda Ga’g. These printables were created to go along with the theme of the book.

The ABC Bunny collage

The ABC Bunny printables pack includes some fun activities to tie in with the story ~ vocabulary words, word tracer cards, the ABC Bunny Alphabet, hail counting, an ABC maze, leaf letters and more.

Download the free ABC Bunny printables pack!!

Don’t Miss These Either!

~ The ABC Bunny word cards for the Read! Build! Write! vocabulary mats.

~ More Literature Based Printables

Check out more fun {and free} printables at Printable Power.

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