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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

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

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