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Easter Preschool Centers

Easter Preschool Centers Who’s up for some Easter treats? My Easter Preschool Centers is all about chocolate eggs, jellybeans and peeps! Check it out below! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Easter Preschool Centers. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Easter Preschool Centers packet, please click here! 1. Easter egg 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, sequins 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. Bunny peeps beginning sounds match (7 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 pictures to the correct upper and lower case letters. 3. Easter egg CVC words (5 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 pictures to the correct CVC word. 4. Chick peeps rhyming 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 peeps with the rhyming pictures. 5. Pre-primer sight words Easter egg sorting (44 words) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. The aim of this activity is for children to sort the Easter egg sight words to the correct basket. Alternatively, if you have small plastic eggs or carrot containers, you can number the sight word eggs on the back and the containers, place small letter tiles inside the container and then get your kiddos to arrange the letters to build a sight word. They check their answer by flipping over the egg to see whether they were correct. 6. Jellybean color sort (8 pages) To prepare the activity for use, print all the pages, laminate them for durability and then cut out all the pieces. The aim of this activity is for children to sort the differently colored jellybeans to the correct jar. 7. Easter egg size sorting (6 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then... 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

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

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

St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Centers

         St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Centers Rainbows… Pretty, bright, colourful rainbows! Who doesn’t love rainbows?! I know I do! Pretty colours always cheer me up! I included a couple of rainbow activities in my St. Patrick’s Day packet for preschool and kindergarten kiddos, but I am certain at some point in time, I will make a packet with all things rainbow! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Centers packet, please click here! My favourite activity from this packet is the fine motor practice mat. Why? Because it’s so perfectly bright and cheerful, of course! This mat is also ideal if you’re teaching your kiddos ROYGBIV to help them remember the rainbow colours! (Click the photo to get the fine motor practice mat.) I included a pot of gold and gold coin alphabet and beginning sounds sorting activity. This activity can easily be differentiated and you can have your kiddos match upper case letters only, upper and lower case letters, or letters and beginning sounds. (Click the photo to get letters A-E.) Next, I included a syllable counting activity. Children show their answers by clipping pegs to each clover. Next up is another super fun rainbow activity! Children are required to match the different cards to the correct word family cloud. You can attach small pegs or velcro dots to keep the pieces intact, or you can use this activity in a pocket chart center. (Click the photo to get the pictured word families.) I also included a complete pre-primer sight words activity. Children are required to match the shamrocks to the correct hats. (Please click the photo to get some sample pages of the activity.) For the next activity, I glued the coloured strips to the cloud and, while I didn’t do this, it would be ideal to attach velcro dots to the back of each circle to keep them circles moving around and frustrating your little dears. The aim of this activity is to sort the circles with various coloured objects to the matching colour strip. (Click the photo to get red and orange.) The next activity can also be differentiated: you can have children match only one coin with your desired number representation to the correct pots of gold, or all three coins. (Click the photo to get numbers 1-5.) Next, is a very simple shape sorting... read more

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