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Ocean Preschool Centers

Ocean Preschool Centers Let’s dive right into it and take a sneak peek at what’s included in my Ocean Preschool Centers packet. But first, let me say this: I apologize for the terrible colors in some of these photos; I had such bad lighting and I rushed with the editing so I could publish this for you all today. So please keep in mind that the actual colors are much nicer than what’s showing up here 😉 PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Spring Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete Ocean Preschool Centers packet, please click here! First up, an octopus fine motor practice mat to help strengthen those little finger muscles. I used buttons, but you can use pom-poms, gems, beads, beans or any other small objects that will fit inside the circles. (Click the picture below to get the activity.) The next activity is an oyster and pearls beginning sounds match. The aim of this activity is for children to match the lower case letter and beginning sound picture on the pearls to the oyster that displays the matching upper case letter. If some of your kiddos aren’t working on beginning sounds just yet, you can ask them to only match the lower case letter to the upper case letter. (Click the picture below to get letters A-F.) Next up, I included some syllable practice cards. The aim of this activity is for children to identify the number of syllables in each picture and represent their findings by covering the corresponding number on the card. I used shells to show my answers. (Click the picture below to get some cards.) Then, there is a school of fish word family sorting activity. (Click the picture below to get the AG word family.) Even though word families are basically rhyming words, I I also included some harder rhymes; that is, rhymes that are not necessarily CVC/CCVC words. (Click the picture below to get the pictured cards.) For sight words, I made up a cute crab and pincers matching activity. I glued small pegs to the back of each pincer and voila! (Click the picture below to get some cards.) I also included an octopus and tentacles color matching activity. I glued the tentacles onto some small pegs and clipped them on to the matching octopus. (Click the picture below to get the pictured colors.) Next up is an ocean and... read more

Teacher Appreciation Sale & Freebie 2017

Teachers. Whether you’re a professional with a degree or a dedicated parent, you have undoubtedly spent countless hours planning what you are going to teach your kids this year. And not just “educational” stuff. You have taught them things that really matter too: like how to be kind, how to accept those who are different, proper hygiene… and the list goes on and on. More importantly, you have shown your kids that you love them and have let them know that they matter. And THAT is by far the best thing any kid could learn. For all that you do, THANK YOU! I wanted to join TpT in expressing our thanks to teachers everywhere by hosting a sale on May 9th and 10th. My entire store will be 28% off during these two days and I hope that you will be able to scoop up some bargains to help you finish off the year if you’re in the US or continue strong, if you’re in Australia. *** I have a sample freebie for you at the end of this post 🙂 *** Click the link below to head on over to my store! I also have some really special deals that I wouldn’t want you to miss out on. Click the images to take you to the resource in my TpT store or Facebook page so that you can enter the giveaways! DOLLAR DEAL RESOURCES: Beginning Sounds: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Beginning-Sounds-Color-It-880041 Sight Words Cut and Paste: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Words-Cut-and-Paste-Words-No-Prep-Word-Work-Pre-Primer-314716 Colors Flip Books: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Colors-Flip-Books-862267 TWO DOLLAR DEAL RESOURCES Preschool Summer Review: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-Review-Preschool-No-Prep-Worksheets-Activities-2558866 Kindergarten Summer Review: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-Review-1240629 Oh! And I almost forgot! I have bundled the cute preschool centers I have been blogging about into one huge packet, and it’s available at a super low introductory price during the sale only. Click below to check it out! Or, if you like to try before you buy, be sure to try the FREE SAMPLE PAGES below: Happy Teacher Appreciation... read more

Spring Preschool Centers

Spring Preschool Centers When I think of spring, my memories take me back to when I was in Grade 3 or 4. I remember waking up to the sound of Australian birds chirping in our gum tree and Banksia bushes. I remember the warmth of the morning sun as its rays peeked in between the tall trees. The air smelled of divine freshness as I walked to school with my older brother and younger sister. I remember touching every bush and flower and breathing in their scent as we walked along. Ah… to be young again! Not that I’m that old now… But, for some reason, the older I have become, the harder it is to find time to enjoy those little things now! Strange, isn’t it!? Alrighty! Enough with the reminiscing! Time to get to the reason we are here: to give you all a sneak peak at what’s included in my Spring Preschool Centers. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Spring Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete Spring Preschool Centers packet, please click here! I am a firm believer that correct letter formation cannot be reinforced enough, and so I included alphabet tracing cards in this packet too. I laminated my cards and made a hole with a hole punch in the top left corner and secured the cards together with a keyring. (If you’re staring at the lower case “d” and thinking, “This lady is nuts; that is not the correct way to write a d,” I have good news for you – I have corrected the error! I amaze myself by the things that slip by when I check my work!) (Click the photo below to get letters A-F.) Next, there is a letter and beginning sounds matching activity. After laminating and cutting our the flowers, I stuck them on to some coloured Popsicle / icy-pole sticks and voila! You could put them into some pots with a label on the front and ask children to put the flowers into the correct pots. (Click the photo below or above to get letters A-E.) If your kiddos are confident with alphabet order, they will definitely love this next activity! They have to clip the missing letter in the correct spot to complete the alphabet sequence. You could attach Velcro dots on the back of each frog and empty spot, but I am not really a big fan of that; I prefer using clothes pegs because little... read more

Valentine’s Day Preschool Centers

 Valentine’s Day Preschool Centers I’m not a big fan of Cupid and his arrows. I do, on the other hand, love flowers, hearts and all things sweet – conversation heart candies, chocolates, cookies, cupcakes… I love ’em all! And you have guessed right that I included all those things in my new Valentine’s Day activity packet for your preschool or kinder (prep) kiddos! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Valentine’s Day Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete Valentine’s Day Preschool Centers packet, please click here! My favourite activity from this packet is the sight words conversation hearts sorting activity. You can prep the activity by simply laminating and cutting all the pieces and then asking kiddos to sort the hearts to the correct jar. (Click the photo to get some sample pages.) If your kiddos are ready, you can step it up a bit and ask them to make sentences using the sight words candy hearts. Glue the hearts to the ends of small clothes pegs and clip them to the jar. Ask children to make a sentence for each word. (Click the photo to get the jars with the sentence labels. Please note: these labels are only available for download here and are not included in my Valentine’s packet.) Okie dokie. Now that I’ve shown you my favourite activity, we can move on to see what else is included. The first activity is a fine motor practice mat. (Click the photo to get the fine motor practice mat.) Then there is a Valentine mail sorting activity. Children are required to match the lower case letter on the valentine and the beginning sound picture envelope to the correct mailbox. You can prep the activity by simply laminating and cutting, or you can make it a little more interactive by cutting a slot for children to slip the envelope and valentine into the mailbox. I placed a container behind the mailbox to receive the incoming mail. (Click the photo to get letters A-F.) Next, I included a syllable counting activity. Children show their answers by clipping pegs to each heart or using counters to place on each heart. Then there is a chocolate box activity! I am sure this will be a deliciously fun activity for your kiddos! The aim here is for children to sort the chocolates to correct middle sound box. (Click the photo to get the pictured boxes.) Mmmm… valentine cookies! For this activity,... read more

Groundhog Day Preschool Centers

Groundhog Day Preschool Centers I found some cute groundhog clip art and just had to make a packet for your preschool and kinder kiddos with them! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Groundhog Day Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete Groundhog Day Preschool Centers packet, please click here! Groundhog Fine Motor Practice First up is a fine motor activity – all you need to do is print, laminate for durability and provide your kiddos with some buttons (or any other small items) and your ready to go! Groundhog Beginning Sounds Match Next is a beginning sounds matching activity. If your kiddos are not yet ready to match pictures to beginning sounds, children can order the letters alphabetically. Or, you can print two copies and do a letter matching game or memory game. There are lots of fun literacy options with these lil’ guys! (Click the photo below to download letters A-F.) Groundhog Number Match Like the beginning sounds activity, this can be differentiated to meet the different learning stages of your kiddos. For your higher students, you could print two copies and use the groundhogs with the dots as subitizing cards. Or, you could add them together. (Click the photo below to download numbers 1-6.) Groundhog Shape Match For this activity, children match the top hat 2D shapes to the groundhog that is holding the matching shape. (Click the photo below to download the pictured shapes.) Groundhog Color Match For this activity, children match the colored top hats to the groundhog of the same color (Click the photo below to download the pictured colors.) Groundhog Shadow Match It wouldn’t be Groundhog Day if we didn’t have a shadow matching activity, right? (Click the photo below to download the pictured cards.) Groundhog Day Patterns The last activity is an AB pattern activity where children select which picture is required to complete the pattern. I hope you found the samples here useful in helping you decide whether this is something you could use with your kiddos! Click the picture below to purchase the complete unit from my TpT store. Or, if you prefer ink saving activities, click the picture below to check out my Groundhog Day Preschool Worksheets packet. Thanks for stopping... read more

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