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.
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.
Print the template below. Then have the child paste their cutouts in the squares below.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 children. Assign a teen or another adult to help the children while you’re cooking.
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.
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 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.
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 sheet. We 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.
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.
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.
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.
ABOUT THE MOVIE: Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family. Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”), co-directed by Angus MacLane (“Toy Story OF TERROR!”), and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016. For more information, like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/PixarFindingDory, and follow us on Twitter, https://twitter.com/findingdory and Instagram, https://instagram.com/DisneyPixar.
Mark your calendar and make it a family affair. In the mean time enjoy our maze, coloring and connect the dot pages:
Disney’s Jungle Book will be opening in theaters April 15, 2016. We have 2 Jungle Book printables for your children to enjoy, Spot The Differences and a Maze. Feel free to print and have a little fun.
The Jungle Book” movie is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. The main character, Mowgli, finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turnedstern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
The characters and stories of “The Jungle Book” have reached people from all parts of the world. Bombay-born English writer Rudyard Kipling channeled his love of India in 1894’s “The Jungle Book,” following with “The Second Jungle Book” in 1895. Though considered children’s books, the stories—with their lush landscapes and talking animals—sparked interest in young and old alike—often introducing readers to India for the first time. Kipling, who wrote the stories while starting a family in Vermont, published additional books and short-story collections, and ultimately became the highest-paid writer in the world at age 32. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.