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Community Helpers Preschool Centers

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Community Helpers Preschool Centers packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Community Helpers Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. Samples have not been included for all activities. To purchase the complete Community Helpers Preschool Centers packet, please click here! Community Helpers Preschool Centers The Community Helpers Preschool Centers packet contains a collection of printable activities for use with children in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Prep). Contents and Directions for Use Following is an outline of the activities included in this unit and suggestions for preparation and use. 1. Community helper and vehicle write and wipe pre-writing tracing practice (3 pages) To prepare the pre-writing tracing page for use, print and then laminate it for durability. Using a white board (dry-erase) marker, children are required to trace the path on the page. Alternatively, you can glue some sand on the tracing path and have your kiddos trace along with their finger, or get them to place small beads along the path. 2. Firefighter upper and lower case letter match (3 pages) To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces. The aim of this activity is for children to match the upper and lower case letters. 3. Library beginning sounds match (13 pages) To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces. Attach clear 4 velcro dots to each bookcase and to the backs of each book. The aim of this activity is for children to match the beginning sound pictures to the correct bookcase. 4. Community helper syllables (3 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. Provide children with some small clothes pegs. The aim of this activity is for children to identify the number of syllables for each picture and show their answer by clipping a peg on the corresponding number on the card. 5. Detective CVC word match (4 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them out. The aim of this activity is for children to match the CVC word on the detective’s hat to the magnifying glass with the correct picture. 6. Police car rhyming words match (4 pages) To prepare... read more

Summer Preschool Centers

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Summer Preschool Centers packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Summer Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. Samples have not been included for all activities. To purchase the complete Summer Preschool Centers packet, please click here! Summer Preschool Centers The Summer Preschool Centers packet contains a collection of printable activities for use with children in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Prep). Contents and Directions for Use Following is an outline of the activities included in this unit and suggestions for preparation and use. 1. Watermelon fine motor practice mat 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. Summer write and wipe alphabet tracing cards To prepare the cards for use, print and then laminate them for durability. Cut the cards apart along the dashed lines. The cards can be kept together in a book-like format by making a hole in the top of each card with a hole punch and securing together with a key ring or pipe-cleaner. Provide children with dry-erase (whiteboard) markers and encourage them to trace the letters on each card several times, following the directional arrows to ensure correct letter formation is learnt. 3. Shells beginning sounds match (26 pages) To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces. The aim of this activity is for children to match the lower case letter and beginning sound picture on the shells to the bucket that displays the matching upper case letter. 4. Summer syllables (2 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. Provide children with some small pet-themed objects, such as bottle caps with animal stickers on top, paw-print buttons, clothes pegs with paw-prints glued on the end, etc. 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. 5. Popsicle word family sort (2 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability... read more

Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten The Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet contains a collection of games and activities intended for use in centers and small groups with children in Kindergarten (Prep). Each activity includes a center label that can be printed and placed on the front of your storage device. Also included are “I can” center instructions to help children remember what to do. I have included a recording page at the end of each activity in order to have evidence of each child’s work. Directions for use 1. Spring 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. Spring 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. 3. Butterfly upper and lower case letter match To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to find the two butterfly halves that make an upper and lower case letter match. 4. Birds and birdhouse beginning sounds sort To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to sort the birds to the birdhouse with the correct beginning sound. 5. Bees and beehive ending sounds sort To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to sort the bees to the beehive with the correct ending sound. 6. Spring clip the beginning blend Print, laminate and cut... read more

Teacher Appreciation SALE!

Teacher, you are awesome! You spend so much time and energy to ensure your kids are getting the best of the best… and let’s not forget about all those out-of-pocket expenses!Teacher, your sacrifice is HUGE and it doesn’t go unnoticed!   I would like to join TpT in thanking you for all that you do and participate in the upcoming two day sale! To receive 25% off EVERYTHING in my store, enter the code THANKYOU18 at checkout. Some resources that you might find helpful as the year winds down are…                   Annnnnddddd…. there is also THIS great deal, back for another sale! Be sure to head on over to my Facebook page where I will be announcing some exciting giveaways. Click here to go to my Facebook page! Happy Shopping!... read more

Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten

I created this packet way back in 2014 and decided it was time for a makeover! I also added some new activities which I think you will love! If you already own my Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten packet, be sure to redownload all the updates free here! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten contains a collection of games and activities intended for use in centers and small groups with children in Kindergarten (Prep). Each activity includes a center label that can be printed and placed on the front of your storage device. Also included are “I can” center instructions to help children remember what to do. I have included a recording page at the end of each activity in order to have evidence of each child’s work. Contents and directions for use 1. Spring write & wipe number tracing (1-20) 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 number formation with a dry-erase marker. The cards can be kept in a book-like format by punching a hole in the top left corner and securing the cards together with a key ring or a pipe-cleaner. 2. Spring count and write To prepare the cards for use in a write and wipe center, print, laminate them, and then cut them apart. The aim of this activity is for children to count the items on the card and write their answer in the circle provided. 3. Spring missing numbers (1-20 X4 cards; 1-50) For this activity, you have the option of using the number tiles included in the unit or you may supply your own. To prepare for use, print the pages, laminate them for durability and then cut along the dashed lines. The aim is for children to identify the missing numbers and place the correct tiles in the empty boxes to complete the number sequence. 4. Spring flowers skip counting by 10s, 5s and 2s write & wipe To prepare this write and wipe activity, print, laminate and cut out all the cards. You may like to make a hole in the top left hand corner of each card and secure all the cards together with a key ring,... read more

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