Letter A Activities: A Is For Apple

 

a is for apple activities

 

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.

 

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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.

 

Abigail and the Jungle Adventure Book Review

 

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I was given the opportunity to review this book and readily accepted the opportunity.  In return, I was furnished a copy of the Kindle ebook; however, all opinions are my own.

Abigail and the Jungle Adventure is the first book in the Explore the World series.  Abigail is the star in the series.  In the Jungle Adventure she is staying with her grandparents for Christmas while her parents are on a business trip.  While her grandparents are napping, she heads off to the attic to explore.  There are boxes full of all kinds of things, but what catches her eye is a shiny object hiding under a blanket.  To her surprise, a red bicycle is hiding underneath.  The bicycle has a basket with a book.  She dusts off the book and opens it.  There are pictures of the jungle, the North Pole, the Himalayas, the Sahara desert and more.  On the last page was a letter telling the reader to think of the place they want to visit and repeat, “Take me there, let me see, show me where I want to be!”.  She was to repeat this 3 times. 

She did, and to her surprise she was on the bicycle and riding over the Amazon Jungle.  During her adventure she meets an Indian boy named Nuka.  They become friends and she visits his village.  She meets his granddad and his friends, but even in story books all things come to end.  Abigail must return home.  She repeats the magical words and returns to her grandparents just in time for dinner. 

She tells her grandmother about her adventure, but her grandmother just shakes her head.  Her granddad winks and smiles and Abigail winks back.  She was already planning her next adventure. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the book.  The book is appropriate for children ages 2 – 8.  My granddaughter is 4, so she loves for me to read to her.  My grandson is 8, he is able to read to her as well.  It makes a great anytime book.  I love that the authors are involving characters of different cultures into the stories.  I believe that children should see children who look like them, but they should also see those who look different from them.  It allows them to ask questions and understand diversity at an early age. 

The book is easy enough for both preschoolers and older children to understand.  It keeps them interested through the adventure.  The illustrations are bright and fun as well.  I received the ebook; however, it is available in paperback.

I highly recommend this book, and I’m looking forward reading the other 2 books in the collection, Abigail and the Sahara Adventure and Abigail and the North Pole Adventure.  Head over to Amazon and download your purchase of Abigail and the Jungle Adventure

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printable – Easter Games Package

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Easter games, Unscramble games

 

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Easter is around the corner. Because it is so close, if you’re like me you’re looking for games and activities to occupy the kids.  While I’m preparing dishes and hosting other Easter festivities, I find it helpful for the children to distract and happy. Mother 2 Mother has created games to help stimulate the mind and occupy preschoolers.  We’ve also created an unscramble and word search game for older children.  Our Preschool Easter Matching Game will help preschoolers recognize differences and similarities.  Word Search and Unscramble games can help older children with letter and word recognition, vocabulary and spelling.

Early childhood development is essential in a child’s education.  Matching items/objects helps to develop their logic and make connections as well.  It also helps 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.

Our Preschool Easter Matching game is filled with fluffy bunnies, cute chicks, brightly colored eggs, and chocolate eggs.  Just the same, lets not leave out the carrots for Easter Bunny.  Because rabbits love them.  Our matching game is sure to grab the attention of any preschooler.  However, our Word Search and Unscramble games will challenge the older children.  Furthermore, I hope your Easter includes lots of colored eggs, cookies, and chocolate bunnies . Be sure to reward yourself too.

In conclusion, feel free to print these activities sheets. They can be downloaded hereHow are you helping your preschooler to develop logic and problem solving skills?  How about older children?  Do you challenger their vocabulary, spelling, or word recognition skills. Please leave a comment below.

 

Preschool Activities Matching Game – Cupcakes

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Does your child love cupcakes?  Who doesn’t love these delicious treats.  First, Mother 2 Mother is creating  educational matching games to help stimulate the mind of preschoolers.  Our preschool activities matching games will also entertain your child and it help them recognize differences and similarities.

I’m a big advocate of early childhood development.  I believe it is essential in a child’s education.  Matching items/objects helps to develop a child’s logic and make connections.  Furthermore, it also helps 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.

Unfortunately, my granddaughter will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.  It’s unfortunate because I wanted my babies to stay babies forever.  Yes, it is hard to believe that my 2 pound 10 ounce preemie is thriving and about to enter school.  As a result, I have created a series of preschool activities to help with her educational development.

Furthermore, our Cupcake Matching game is filled with brightly colored and delicious cupcakes.  They are sure to grab the attention of any preschooler.  So, feel free to print this worksheet and whip up a  batch of cupcakes.  As a matter of fact, you can ick up a few from your favorite bakery if you’re short on time.  They will be perfect to reward your little student for doing a great job.  You  can reward yourself too. I love this game already.

It is important that preschoolers use their thinking skills.  Matching items is a great way to accomplish that goal.  Drawing lines to connect the pairs to each other will help children sharpen their fine motor skills.  Help them match pairs at home with this fun preschool activities sheet. Children love figuring things out. You may also like our Super Hero  matching preschool activities sheet.

Download the preschool/kindergarten cupcake activity sheet herePlease leave us a comment below, and let us know how you’re helping your preschooler and kindergartener to develop logic and problem solving skills

Snowman Preschool Math Game

 

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This week we have a preschool math snowman game that will help your preschooler count from 1 –  20.  Today we’re counting the buttons on the snowmen.  You will need:

  • black and white construction paper or cardstock
  • black marker or pen
  • scissors
  • pencil for tracing
  • orange marker

I found it easier to make a sample snowman and top hat to trace and cut around.  However, construction paper from the dollar store can be used for the snowman or printer paper.  Anyway, I folded a sheet of construction paper in half and than folded it again. I placed the sample snowman on top of the folded sheet and cut around it.  I was able to create 4 snowmen at once using this method. 

Additionally, it was easier to use the cardstock for the top hat and cut out each one individually.  You will need a circle for each hat so you can write the number on it.  It was easier to just cut out the small circles for the hat individually.  Afterwards, glue the circle on the hat and than allow it to dry before writing the number on the hat. 

Next, while the glue is drying, make the faces and draw the buttons on the body of the snowmen from 1 -10 or 1 – 20, depending on how many you wish to make.  My 9 year old grandson helped draw the faces and make the buttons on each snowman. Once the bodies are made, write the numbers on the hats.

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Finally, teaching your child to count using this snowman preschool math game is not only educational, it will be fun.  Making education fun should be the goal. The goal is to count the buttons and than match the hat to the coordinating snowman.  If you have an older child like my 9 year old, let them count with your preschooler or kindergarten.  It’s a great way to teach them to count without getting bored. Stayed turned to our next snowman game.  You may also like Kid’s Donut Snowman Snacks.