The free membership printable this week is gingerbread alphabet puzzles which is great for letter recognition and review. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I then laminated them and cut along the gray line so there would be two halves for each gingerbread.
In this activity children find the two gingerbread haves with the matching letter and put them together. I made upper to upper ... upper to lower ... and lower to lower gingerbread. I also made the gingerbread with both color and white hands and feet. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday December 13th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the gingerbread number puzzles are also located.
We made cut and glue holiday trees today and they turned out really cute!! This project was also wonderful for fine motor and scissor skills. We used red construction paper as our background and cut six rectangle shapes out of green construction paper.
We made each rectangle about 3/4 of an inch smaller than the one before it and the children arranged them from smallest to biggest on the background paper.
They cut a small square out of brown construction paper and glue it on to the bottom of the background paper. They then glued on each of the green rectangles (largest at the bottom ... smallest at the top). The last piece to cut was a small yellow circle which was then glue at the top of the tree.
Once all of the pieces were glued on the children applied glue drops on to the green rectangles and pressed sequins on. The picture above shows a lot of sequins but children can choose to put on the amount that they want.
You can see a video of this project by clicking below:
The free membership printable this week is a Christmas tree math mat which is great for number recognition and review as well as fine motor development. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out.
I cut most of the blank cardstock paper off of the tree printout and glued the tree on to a blue sheet of cardstock paper and laminated the mat.
I also laminated the number circles and attached self-adhesive magnets to the back of them.
In this activity children put a number circle on the blank circle on the tree mat. They then put the same number of counters on the mat. We used buttons for out counters and the children picked them out of the bowl with jumbo tweezers. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday December 6th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the Christmas Tree Shape Tracing is also located.
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