Fall First Grade Activities for Kids

 

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Fall is around the corner.  Hot dog roast, making S’mores, pumpkin patches and gathering around the fireplace with the family will begin.  Also, it’s a great time to start gathering cold weather for everyone.  My granddaughter started first grade last month. So, I’ll be putting together lots of worksheets for her and you will get the benefit of being able to print and use them.  Be sure to subscribe if you’re interested in printables.

Helping your child count to 20 before kindergarten is great, so if you have a preschooler these activities will help them too.

 

This time of year, the leaves are turning and pumpkin patches await visitFirst Grade Subtract the Applesors.  It also starts to get chilly and rainy.  So, we created a first grade activity pack that includes math, addition, matching, and writing pages. Also, children love to color.  We included a coloring page and a page for them to draw a face on the pumpkin.  You can download the fall first grade activity sheets here.

Additionally, we have a Kindergarten Activities pack that will help kids count from 1 – 10 and than 1 – 15. We have also created an addition math sheet that encourages children to trace the sum of the numbers.   Furthermore, you can find pumpkins in the Cutest Pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch that need to be numbered.  Also, apples from the trees in the fall.  Your little one will have to number the falling apples in another activity.  Download the fall kindergarten activity sheets here.

Be sure to subscribe so you can receive other educational printables for kids.  You may also like Fall Nature Hunt Game.  Another activity that excites littles ones in the fall is Halloween. Actually it is around the corner, and everyone is exciting about the scariest night of the year.

Using Travel Checklists to Organize Packing

 

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Going on vacation can be exciting and at the same time stressful.  Having travel checklists to ensure that you have items that you need can remove some stress.  I place my travel checklists on a clipboard and just leave it on top of my luggage or close by.

I start using my lists at least a week in advance of my trips.  Why, because I’m still dealing with running my household and everything that goes along with life.  As a result, I don’t trust myself to remember everything that I need to take or do. So, I use a travel checklists to help me remember.  Stress can cause temporary memory loss or forgetfulness. At least it does for me.  There’s nothing worst than reaching your destination, unpacking and realizing you forgot a bathing suit, PJs for the kids or a pair of sandals.

Furthermore, I have created a travel checklist for my grandchildren.  What a lifesaver!  It’s hard enough packing your own luggage.  When you have to pack for the children and you add gathering documents, hotel reservations, and securing transportation on top of it, it can be stressful. Having a checklist for the children can reduce that stress and possibly save money by not forgetting items.

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Since I have a granddaughter and grandson, I tried to make the Kid’s Travel Checklist neutral.  Too many lists can be as stressful as not having any.  Furthermore, for the most part they need the same items.  I would suggest placing their luggage side by side, and placing the items on the list into both suitcases.  For example, they both need underwear, PJs, swimsuits, shorts, and tees/shirts.  Gather the items for both, and check them off the list.   I also suggest that you start placing a few items at a time into the luggage.  This keeps you from becoming overwhelmed because you’re trying to pack everyone’s bag the night before.

travel checklists I use the travel checklists above.  I figure out the activities or possible activities that I may participate in and make notes.   For example, I purchased a flowing skirt with an off the shoulder blouse to wear on trip to Mexico.  It’s perfect for dinner or a theme party.  I do this for other events as well.  If I’m traveling for business, a family reunion, wedding or whatever.  When I’m packing, I make sure that I pack what I want to wear along with accessories, shoes etc.  I hate having to purchase items that I’ve forgotten when I’m traveling.

I hope these travel checklists will be beneficial to you.  Feel free to download them here.

 

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Letter A Activities: A Is For Apple

 

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First, welcome to our Preschool/Kindergarten fruit and vegetable series.  We all have picky eaters.  But, just because they’re picky eaters doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be familiar with various fruit and vegetables.  As a result, I have created a series of printables that will help young children have fun with fruit and vegetables.  They may not want to eat them, but we can help them see what they look like, how they grow, and how they are used.

Our plan is to start with the letter A and work our way to the letter Z.  Can we find a fruit or vegetable that starts with a Z?  Stay tuned.

Second, our activities are designed to familiarize children with a fruit or vegetable that starts with each letter of the alphabet.  Additionally, the printables will help them with cutting skills, writing each letter of the word and than working their way to writing the actual word.  For example, this week’s word is Apple.

You will want to find magazines that have pictures of fruits and vegetables.  I requested catalogues from various on-line seed sites.  They are wonderful for this activity, and they are free.  If you have other magazines that you can use, that’s fine.

For this project, you will need to request seed catalogues.  In particular, I requested catalogues from Henry Field’s Seed and Nursery as well as a Baker Creek catalogue.  Another great catalogue is Seed Savers.  Each has great pictures and a nice variety of pictures.  Children will see that apples are not only red, but yellow, green and a mixture of reds.

These projects teach children that farmers grow apples in orchards.  But they are also grown in backyards.  Talk about how apples can be used.  For example, apple pie, apple sauce, apple cobbler, apple slices and apple juice to name a few.  Additionally animals love apples too.  Horses, pigs, rabbits, chimps, and birds love apples.  Be creative, and come up with interesting facts to share with the children.   Apples can be dipped in peanut butter, caramel and used for candied apples too.  Try serving a snack using apples.

  

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Give each child a catalogue and a pair of safety scissors.  Have them search the catalogues for apples. Once they find pictures, have them cut out up to 4 pictures of apples if possible.  Their choice of course, and they don’t have to be cut out perfectly.

 

letter A activities.

 

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Print the template below.  Then have the child paste their cutouts in the squares below.

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Next, use our letter A activities to enhance your child’s writing skills.  Have your child practice writing the word. We have created a sheet that encourages them to trace  the letters in the word individually.  Once they get a good grip on each letter, have them trace the word.  Next, use the lined paper and have your child practice writing the word with tracing.

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Finally, I hope that you find the letter A activities useful.  Most importantly, I hope your child enjoys the letter A activities too.  Remember, practice makes perfect.  The more they practice their writing skills, the better they will become.  You can download the activities here.  You may also like Fall Kindergarten Activities.

Kindergarten Activities: The Fairy Pack

 

 

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Do you have a preschooler or kindergartener who loves fairies?  We have a fun kindergarten activities pack.  Your little girl will love it, I’m sure.  Our fairy pack includes a cutting page and count the butterflies. We also have a fairy land mushrooms addition page.  Other pages include:  follow the pixie dust, a coloring page, and spot the difference.   We’ve included a match the fairies page as well. 

Little girls love fairies.  There’s Tinkerbell, the tooth fairy, and now the educational fairy.  Our educational fairies are adorable.  They’re bright, magical and eager to help your preschooler or kindergartener.   Did you see them blow the fairy dust and wave their magic wands!

I believe basic skills are needed so our children can build a solid foundation.  As a result, I’m a huge advocate of early education.  Children learn when they can relate.  Our Kindergarten Activities will help early learners count.  Additionally, they will learn to write the numbers 1 – 20.  Furthermore, they encourage children to perform basic addition.

We also have a cutting exercise.  It will help early learners develop their fine motor skills.  Did I mention that my granddaughter loves her scissors.  She is ready to cut anything.  We’ve had the hair cutting talk, so hopefully she won’t go there.

Also, noteworthy are our spot the difference and matching exercises.  We encourage children to develop cognitive skills.  These exercises help children to compare objects.  They also encourage concentration and attention to detail.  These skills will prove beneficial in later life.  Concentration and detail are essential.

Finally, download the fairy kindergarten activities sheets here Be sure to subscribe so you can receive other fabulous printables.  You may also like Fall Kindergarten Activity Pack.   Also, check out the Kindergarten Super Hero and Sports Matching printables.  You can find the  Cupcake Matching printable here.  These printables are great for homeschooling or just helping your child sharpen skills.

 

Thanksgiving Kindergarten Activities

Kindergarten Activities

 

Thanksgiving is around the corner.  Family and friends will be gathering around the fireplace.  They will spend the day watching football.  Furthermore, they will consume huge amounts of turkey, potatoes, stuffing and beverages.   Give the children a few activities to keep them occupied while dinner is being prepared.  Start gathering Thanksgiving kindergarten activities for the kids early.  The Macy’s Day parade will be on starting at 9:00am EST; however, children do become restless.

I’m constantly creating printables.  Subscribe to Mother 2 Mother Blog, if you’re interested in Preschool or Kindergarten activities.  Holidays excite children, so I created a few Thanksgiving Day printables.

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Activities

Coloring is always a great choice for Preschool and Kindergarten aged children.  I try not to miss an opportunity for learning.  The  pack includes coloring pages, math, and matching.  A bonus word search activity is included for older childrenAssign a teen or another adult to help the children while you’re cooking.

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Our Thanksgiving Kindergarten Activities include an addition and subtraction math sheet.  We should be encouraging preschool and kindergarten aged children to count.  They should become familiar with numbers up to 20. Additionally,  you can help them color a turkey, pie and a few drumsticks. 

Kindergarten Math Activities

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Add other activities to the list including making a Toilet Paper Roll Turkey.  This activity allows children to color, glue, and to be imaginative.  Its a great way to enhance your child’s motor skills.  Furthermore, we have a frame that the kids can make.  Take pictures throughout the day.  Print and give each child a picture for their Fall Leaf Frame.

Download the Thanksgiving Kindergarten Activities here Be sure to subscribe so you can receive other fabulous printables.  You may also like Fall Nature Hunt Game.  Taking the children outside for fresh air and a walk could be the break you need.  It will allow you to finish the last dishes or setting the table.

Last, need a few ideas for the kids table?  Check out 18 Tips and Tricks for Kid’s Thanksgiving Table.

 

Fall Kindergarten Activities Pack

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Fall is here.  It’s a great time to gather around the fireplace and spend family time together.  Also, it’s a great time to start gathering chilly day activities for the kids.  My granddaughter started kindergarten this year.  As a result, I’m putting together lots of activities for her.  So, I’ll be sharing those activities that I will be using with her with my readers. Be sure to subscribe if you’re interested in printables.  Many will be for subscribers only.

Helping your child count to 20 before kindergarten is great, so if you have a preschooler these activities will help them too.

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The fall pack includes a coloring page, put a face on the pumpkin face, math, counting, and a bonus word search activity.   Additionally, children love to color.  Especially, this time of year when the leaves are turning and pumpkin patches await visitors.  Another activity that excites littles ones is Halloween. Actually it is around the corner, and everyone is exciting about the scariest night of the year.

Our Kindergarten Activities will helps kids count from 1 – 10 and than 1 – 15 on another activity sheetWe have also created an addition math sheet that encourages children to trace the sum of the numbers.   Further, you can find pumpkins in the Cutest Pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch that need to be numbered.  Also, apples from the trees in the fall.  You little one will have to number the falling apples in another activity.

Additionally activities including drawing a face on the pumpkin.  This activity allows children to use their imagination to draw the pumpkin they envision.  It can be scary or funny or male or female.  The choice is up to them.  As a bonus, we included a word search puzzle that will help with spelling and reading.

Download the fall kindergarten activity sheets here Be sure to subscribe so you can receive other fabulous printables.  You may also like Fall Nature Hunt Game.

 

 

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Alice Through The Looking Glass Activity Pack

 

 

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In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,”Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.

Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

Disney is giving kids a treat with coloring pages, a maze, spot the differences printables, and book marks. This pack will keep them busy for hours. 

 

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One of my favorite movie quotes is “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.”  –  Lewis Carroll.  I can relate, can you? Be sure to set some time aside to go enjoy this family movie and print the activity sheets to get the kids excited before you go.

 

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten Super Hero and Sports Matching Printables

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We’ve added two more games to our collection of educational games for preschoolers. Matching games are fun, but most importantly they help stimulate the mind.  Preschoolers and kindergarteners learn to work on their problem solving skills too.  Our focus is on toddler boys for this post. All little boys love Super Heroes and sports. These games will entertain them on rainy days or long enough for you to get a chore or two done around the house.  There’s Batman, Superman, Cat Woman and more on the Super Hero game and football, baseball, soccer and more on the sports game. Get those pencils sharpened and get ready for some fun with your toddler.

Matching items/objects helps to develop your child’s logic and make connections as well.  It also helps them to develop the desire to learn and builds a solid foundation for success.  Early childhood development sets children on a clear path for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

Helping your child to acquire logic skills is essential in helping them establish a solid foundation for higher  education too. It’s never too late to start enhancing your child’s skills.  This is especially important if they will be entering will be starting preschool or kindergarten in the fall.  We all want our children to enter the classroom with a good foundation, and we all know that it starts at home.

Learning should be fun. Children like to learn from objects and features that they’re familiar with.  These printables contain super heroes and sports equipment.  Boys love super heroes and sports. Superman, Flash and Spider-Man are ready to help your little one enhance their logic skills.  Being able to determine differences as well as items that match is part of establishing a solid foundation in early childhood development.  Be sure to print our delicious and colorful cupcake printable too