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Thanksgiving Activity Pack – FREE Printables

With Thanksgiving coming up soon, and our house about to be full of kiddos of every age, I put together an activity pack to have some things printed off for the kids to do while they are waiting for dinner to be served – or recovering after dessert!

Word scrambles, word finds, mazes, and sudoku puzzles are some of my favorites and something the kids will all enjoy as well. If you’d like to grab the Thanksgiving Activity Pack for your family or classroom, feel free to download them.

Inside the Thanksgiving Activity Pack

Here’s a peek at what’s included – and don’t worry, there are answer keys in case you get stuck too!

  • Word Scramble
  • Word Find
  • 6 Sudoku Puzzles
  • 6 Mazes

 

The Thanksgiving Activity Pack is a FREE download. Have fun using it, but if you would like to share, please send friends a link to this post (much appreciated!)

 

 

Additional Printables You Will Enjoy

 

The Thanksgiving Unit Printables include two separate downloads, one geared toward younger Preschoolers and another for Kindergarten. You’ll find word and letter tracer sheets, early writing strips, find the different object, and beginning sound cards along with a few other fun pieces ~ the Clip & Learn Wheel, syllable counting, label the turkey and more.

 

 

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 mat {great handwriting practice as well}.

 

~ Thanksgiving word cards for the Read! Build! Write! vocabulary mats

~ Thanksgiving Preschool Pack from 1+1+1=1

~ Paper strip pumpkin craft

~ pumpkin spice playdough

Skip Counting Charts from 2 through 15 Printable (Updated)

* file updated 10/17/18

Our skip counting charts have been in our classroom over the years in one way or another, either as posters for our morning board routine, or more recently we have printed them out postcard size (four to a page) and on a jump ring for handy reference.

Let’s face it, sometimes multiplication facts can be a little tricky. 

Why skip counting? Essentially, skip counting helps our kids learn the concept of multiplication and gives them a great foundation for grasping math facts. Once they have mastered skip counting by 3s, it is easier to grasp the concept of 3 x 4.

The skip counting charts cover the numbers from 2 up to 15. The number pages up to 12 each have a little ‘rhyme’ at the top, show how skip counting with that number works, and then skip counts up to whatever 15x that particular number would be. 

The numbers 13, 14, and 15 do not have a rhyme, but each number skip counts up to the number 15 (per reader request for their Classical Conversations study). 

 

Hope these are a help to you!

*updated October 2018 to reflect multiplication for all tables up through multiples of 15.

July 2018 Planning Pages – Free Printable for Mom

 

This month our homeschool planning will have to kick into overdrive. There are still a few pieces of curriculum I need to order, but top of the list for me to do this month is rest. Physically at least – my brain is doing a bunch of planning and the schoolroom is a bit of a disaster area. Stuff needs to be cleaned up and re-organized for the upcoming year. 

Our swim season is now in full swing, which means our days are full of time at the pool and shuttling kids back and forth to practices, meets, and lifeguarding. What needs to be added is a little more of mom ignoring stuff happening and just relaxing with a book poolside. 

We do have some camping trips planned which I am rather excited about as well. Having a several week adventure in Europe was immensely fun, but camping has a different feel to it, especially since it involves much more sitting and enjoying nature. :) 

If you’d like to lay out your month along with me, I have a free download of my July 2018 Personal Planner Pages – try them out this month and see how they work for you.  

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Yearly Planner example from Homeschool Creations-5

This year I’ve done a little something different and pulled my planner out of the binder and had it spiral bound at Staples. It has worked wonderfully and I love it this way!!

July 2018 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the July 2018 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 14 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well and also starts into August. 

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Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

 

Purchase the Yearly Planner

 

Otherwise, if you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and 2018 as well), purchase the full Yearly Planner for $4.99. The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2018. There is also a link to bonus pages and additional covers for the planner. 

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

 

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 
My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

Frog Life Cycle Printables – Limited Time Freebie

Not too long ago I shared a butterfly life cycle printable set with you all. Our family loves watching the various life cycles of nature around it – it’s truly so fascinating! 

While we’ve learned about the life cycles of frogs as well, I never got around to creating the go-along printable set until now and wanted to share it with you all, especially since the weather is warming up and tadpoles are ready to be found!

We’ve raised tadpoles in the past and it is so much fun to watch them grow and develop!

 

 

Here’s a peek at what’s included in the 60 page download (full color AND black/white):

  • 5 full-page color posters of the life cycle of a frog
  • full color mini life cycle cards (print 4 to a page)
  • 12 trivia cards 
  • 8 page mini-booklet (full color and black/white)
  • 5 color and journal pages (full color and black/white)
  • 5 trace and learn pages (full color and black/white)
  • frog life cycle poster (full color and black/white)
  • 2 life cycle activity sheets (full color and black/white)
  • parts of a frog activity sheet (full color and black/white)
  • life cycle sequencing strips
  • 8 vocabulary picture/word matching cards
  • 8 mini sequencing cards with added stages (full color)

 

 

The full set is $3 and available in my Teachers Pay Teacher shop. I hope these printables are a help to you all as you have fun watching tadpoles grow – it’s such a fun process! 

Additional Printables You May Enjoy… 

50 page printable pack for Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly from HomeschoolCreations.net

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle Printables 

 

Bird-Nature-Study-Printables-from-Homeschool-Creations.jpg Insect Nature Study Printables from Homeschool Creations

 

Get Your April Organized – April 2018 Planning Pages

With Easter falling on April 1st this year, I wanted to get the April 2018 planning pages in your hands before the week gets crazy with Easter egg hunts and all the other good stuff.  

With spring officially here, it has me itching to get some things cleaned out of our house – and well SPRING CLEAN. 

I refuse to look at the boy’s room right now because it might make me want to curl up in a ball and cry. 

We’re getting close to the end of our year and our trip to the Netherlands mid-May. This April McKenna and I will be traveling to Atlanta together (I’ll be speaking at Teach Them Diligently the first weekend). Other than that, our weekends are actually open and free. Breathing room is what I like to see!

 

If you’d like to lay out your month, I have a free download of my April 2018 Personal Planner Pages – try them out this month and see how they work for you.  

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Yearly Planner example from Homeschool Creations-5

This year I’ve done a little something different and pulled my planner out of the binder and had it spiral bound at Staples. It has worked wonderfully and I love it this way!!

April 2018 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the April 2018 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 14 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well, with a portion that finishes up the month of February. Each month I’ll be offering a free download for that month’s planning pages, so you can check back and download them as they become available.

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Purchase the Yearly Planner

Otherwise, if you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and 2018 as well), purchase the full Yearly Planner for $4.99. The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2018. There is also a link to bonus pages and additional covers for the planner. 

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 
My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

Norway Geography Printables – Free Educational Printable

 

One of my readers emailed and requested a special country set for their upcoming trip to Epcot: Norway! Below you will also find additional helps, learning tools, and lesson plans to help you out as well. 

The Norway Geography Printables include the following worksheets:

  • a Norway mapping sheet {map rivers, oceans, major cities, and countries}
  • a Norway factsheet to write down information about Norway including current population, climate, type of government, and more
  • a Norwegian flag coloring page 
  • a Norwegian flag information sheet and notebooking page

 


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Use the below books to help us fill in the information blanks for the factsheet page: 


 

More Geography Resources

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FREE Continent Fact Files

 

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Don’t miss these FREE geography printables listed by continent…

Click on one of the globes below to search for geography resources by continent. Each page has downloads for flag coloring and information pages, mapping pages, and links to blog post full of lesson plans and additional information.

Africa   Asia   Australia
Europe    North America    South America
 

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