I made holiday tree themed days of the week and months of the year strips that can be used in pocket charts or in your calendar centers. We also do sequencing and matching with them. Just print ... cut ... and laminate. You can find the patterns here.
I have posted December's Number Tracing Calendar and Calendar Numbers along with other December items to my free printables page (if you do not see them at the bottom of the page please refresh your browser).
For the first time ever I have made all of the material from all 63 of my cds available in a massive download collection. There are nine bundled downloads in my black friday special plus access to the member's area for 30 days.
some of the included activities:
The special is available until midnight Tuesday December 1st. If you get a chance please check it out!!
The free membership printable this week is pilgrim number sequencing activity which is great for number recognition and review. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I then attached them to craft sticks and set them in a clear plastic cup.
In this activity children put the pilgrim sticks in numerical order. You can also make a number match by making two copies and have children place the second set of pilgrims on top of the first set that has been put in order. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday November 22nd ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the turkey number match is also located.
The free membership printable this week is a turkey alphabet match which is great for letter recognition and review as well as fine motor skills. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I have included both upper and lowercase as well as in order and out of order versions so you have a choice of what to make.
I glued the letter feathers behind the turkey (two on each side and one at the top). I laminated everything and also attached self-adhesive magnets to the back of the loose letter circles to lift them off the surface a bit and also to add some weight to them.
In this activity children put the letter circles on the matching letters on the turkey. Play continues until all of the letter have been matched. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday November 15th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the turkey number match is also located.
We made paper plate owls this week to go along with our owl theme. We took two days to complete the project but it can be done in one day if you paint the paper plates earlier in the day giving them enough time to dry so that you can work on them later in the afternoon.
To make this project you will need to have paper plates ... construction paper ... brown paint ... paint brushes ... scissors ... glue ... and sequins (optional). We used regular sized paper plates but you can also use the smaller paper plates. Heavy duty paper plates are not recommended for this project.
We started by painting the paper plates brown (two plates per child) and let them dry. We cut one of the paper plates in half and glued them on each side of the whole paper plate to make the owl wings.
To make the eyes we cut circles out of yellow construction paper and glue them on. We then cut smaller circles out of black construction paper and glued them on top of the yellow circles. We put eight glue dots around each eye and pressed on sequins.
We made the owl's beak by folding a piece of orange construction paper and cutting a triangle shape out along the edge so that the beak would look like it was open.
For the owl's feet we made heart shapes with a squared bottom and glued them on behind the paper plate. We then put small glue dots on body and wings and pressed sequins on. This was really a great project for developing scissor and fine motor skills.
You can see a video of this project below:
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