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Winter Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Winter Literacy Centers for Kindergarten Hey guys! Here’s a sneak peak at the updated Winter Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Winter Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Winter Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here!   1. Winter write & wipe alphabet To prepare the cards for use in a write and wipe center, print, laminate them, and then cut them apart. The intention of this activity is for children to practice correct letter formation with a dry-erase marker. The cards can be kept in a book-like format by making a hole in the top left corner and securing together with a key ring or a pipe-cleaner. 2. Hat and mittens alphabet match To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. Household pegs, or other small clipping items such as unused hair clips or paper clips, can be used for this activity. The aim is for children to clip a peg on the mittens with the lower case letter that matches the upper case letter on the hat. 3. Winter clip the syllables To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. Household pegs, or other small clipping items such as unused hair clips or paper clips, can be used for this activity. The aim is for children to identify the number of syllables in each word and clip the circle with the correct answer. 4. Winter clip the beginning sound (single letter sounds and blends) Print, laminate and cut out the picture cards. The aim of this activity is for children to correctly identify the beginning sound of each picture and to clip a clothes peg to show their answer. Alternatively, children can use dry-erase markers to colour the correct beginning sound. 5. Missing beginning and ending sounds (CVC words) You will need to supply children will Scrabble letter tiles or other small letters for this activity. To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate and then cut them apart. Children are required to identify the missing letter at the beginning and end of the word and place the letter tiles in the squares to show their answer. 6. Hot chocolate word family sort To prepare this activity, print, laminate and cut out the sorting hot chocolate mats... read more

End of Year Gifts for Students

End of Year Gifts for Students   This year was my first year teaching the grade 5 and 6 kiddos at our church’s Sunday school. It was a big change moving from kinder to upper primary, but I enjoyed every single minute I spent with them every Sunday. The children are all so wonderfully made by God; each with unique character traits and qualities and they made our classroom discussion incredibly fun! I’m here today to share with you two ideas for end of year gifts for students. Let’s start with the “smart cookie” printable. Click on either picture to download the pdf. file.     If you’re wondering what’s inside the gift, it’s this book, which we purchased from Koorong. We also made them a picture frame wordart to remind them of their identity in Christ. If you’d like to make a similar gift for your kids, head on over to wordart.com. Here are the fonts, color codes and words we used to make our wordarts: Font: Yanone Kaffeesatz Regular Girl’s name:#D2ACD1 Child of God: #8C759F loved: #C587AE chosen: #FBCDBE forgiven: #F5B8C7 beautiful: #6CC2C3 wonderfully made: #C7E3EB   Font: Yanone Kaffeesatz Regular Boy’s name:#384B52 Child of God: #DB4F41 loved: #A0B3B4 chosen: #A0BD93 forgiven: #807E90 strong: #586C95 wonderfully made: #E8B85A   We actually purchased our wordarts because we wanted to import them and add extra text, but you can also download them for free. I hope these printables and ideas were helpful to you! 🙂... read more

Christmas Nativity Preschool Centers

Christmas Nativity Preschool Centers   A couple of years ago, I made a Christmas Nativity Preschool Centers packet. I never got around to blogging about it then, so I thought I would do it now.   PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Christmas Nativity Preschool Centers. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Christmas Nativity Preschool Centers packet, please click here!   1. Fine motor practice mat – Christmas Star To prepare the mat for use, print and then laminate it for durability. You will need to supply children with pom-poms, gems, beads, beans or any other small objects that will fit inside the circles. The aim of this activity is for children to place a small object in each of the circles.   2. Write and Wipe pre-writing Christmas cards: left to right To prepare the cards for use in a write and wipe center, print and laminate them, and then cut them apart. The cards can be kept in a book-like format by using a hole punch to make a hole in the top left corner and securing together with a key ring or a pipe-cleaner. Using a white board (dry-erase) marker, children are required to trace the lines on the card starting on the left and progressing towards the right.   3. Wise Men letter match Print, laminate and cut out all the pieces. Attach the gifts to the end of a clothes peg. The aim of this activity is for children to math the upper and lower case letters.   3. Missing letters Clip It! Christmas stars To prepare the cards for use, print and laminate them, and then cut them apart. Print the alphabet stars and cut them out. Attach each star to the end of a clothes peg. Alternatively, you can write the letters using a permanent marker on the pegs, or stick on some alphabet stickers. The aim of this activity is for children to identify the missing letter and to clip the correct letter in the missing spot to complete the alphabet sequence.   4. Beginning Sounds Clip It! cards – gifts from the wise men To prepare the cards for use, print and laminate them, and then cut them out. Cut out each letter circle out and attach them to the end of a peg (or bottle caps). The aim of this activity is for children to... read more

Sunday School Isaac, the Son of Promise

Sunday School Lesson 14: Isaac, the Son of Promise   We started lesson 14, Isaac, the Son of Promise, by talking about the promises God had made to Abraham. (You can read about Lesson 13 here.) We then had a brief discussion about how sometimes we have to wait to receive the things promised to us. Perhaps we are promised a holiday or a special gift for our birthday or Christmas – but, maybe, there is some waiting involved. And sometimes it’s really hard to wait for the things promised to us. We told our kiddos that Abraham and Sarah had to wait for God to fulfill the promises He had made to them. We then read “The Visitors” and “A Bride for Isaac” from the Beginner’s Bible. We told our kiddos that Abraham and Sarah had to wait over 20 years for the little baby God had promised them! During this time, they became impatient and started to wonder whether God was going to keep his promise, but, just at the right time, God gave Abraham and Sarah the little baby he had promised them. This was the special baby through whom God would keep all the other promises made to Abraham. (We brought out the craft from Lesson 13 and pointed to each section as we talked about it.) When Isaac grew up, he had kids of his own, and then they had kids and so on, and that’s how God kept the first promise. Then, God gave all those people a place to live, and so God kept his second promise and then, God sent Jesus to be born in that place, keeping His third promise.     We finished the lesson by reminding the children that sometimes we have to wait for God to keep His promises. That doesn’t mean that He has forgotten about us. It means that God is waiting for just the right time to bring into fulfillment what He has promised. And it’s important for us to keep trusting that God will do what He says He will do because, as we have seen time and time again, God always keeps His promises. The kiddos then colored a coloring page as their activity (pictured above) and, because it was such a short lesson, we also sang “Father Abraham had many sons.” And this is the take home page. Please click here to download the craft and take home book in English. Please... read more

25% off Cyber Sale & a Christmas Freebie

25% off Cyber Sale & a Christmas Freebie Hey guys! Is it just me or has this year totally flown by? It feels like only yesterday I was writing Christmas cards and now, the season is once again approaching and it’ll soon be time to write Christmas cards! I know I probably say this every year, but Christmas is my most favourite time of the year! And as it’s fast approaching, I thought I’d showcase some of the Christmas resources avilable in my store.                     And here is the freebie I promised… Of course, you would totally want to snag these up on the 27th and 28th of November when my entire store will be 25% off. All you have to do is enter the promo code CYBER17 at checkout and you’re good to go!... read more

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