Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The letter E and Elf Fun!

The Letter E and Elf Fun!
The Letter E
E is for Elf

e is for egg

Elf Projects
Elf Legs!
Cut out two red strips from construction paper.  Cut out the same size strips from green construction paper and cut apart.  Cut out two elf shoes.  Glue the cut, green strips to the long red strips - to make the legs.  Glue on the shoes.  Glue the finished legs onto another piece of different colored construction paper.

Hand Print Elf
Paint a fingers green (not the thumb).  Paint he rest of the hand flesh color (again do not paint the thumb).  Press painted hand onto white paper.  Paint 1 thumb flesh color and press on sides to make the ears.  When dry add googly eyes, draw on a mouth and glue on a pom pom or sequin!  

Paper Plate Elf
Paint a paper plate flesh color.  Cut out accessories from green and red construction paper.  Cut ears from flesh colored construction paper, and nose from pink construction paper.  Assemble the elf when the paint is dry.  Draw on eyes, and mouth.  

Elf Learning Activities
K-1 Activities
(Addie was home sick one day this week, so I put her to work!)
Elf Sentences
Skills:  reading, writing, making sentences
Here is the link for this fun  Elf writing activity

Santa the Elf Sentence
Skills:  sentence order, writing sentences
Here is the link for Santa Cut and Paste Sentence

Elf Spy, Read and Write
Skills:  cvc words, reading, writing
Here is the link for Spy Read Write

Colorful Christmas Lights
Skills:  color word, reading, coloring
Here is the link for Christmas Lights Color Words

Elf Learning Activities
Preschool Age
All of the following Elf Activities come from overthebigmoon.com and her Elf on the Shelf Pre-K and K learning packet.  Here is the link Elf on the Shelf Learning Packet

Color the Elf
Skills: coloring, color recognition, counting

What Comes Next?
Skills:  patterns, cutting, pasting, matching

Christmas Counting
Skills:  number recognition, counting

Elf Prewriting Practice
Skills:  prewriting, tracing, pencil grip

Elf - Find the letter Ee
Skills: letter recognition

Which Elf is Different?
Skills:  different/same

Elf and Toys Sorting
Skills:  sorting, cutting

Elf Cutting Practice
Skills:  scissor practice

Elf Size Sorting
Skills:  sorting, sizes, cutting practice, following directions

Christmas Beginning Sounds
Skills:  beginning sounds

Letter Mitten Matching
Skills:  letter recognition, matching, cutting
Here is the link for Letter Mitten Matching

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The letter R and Reindeer Fun!

The Letter R and Reindeer Fun!
The Letter R
R is for Reindeer

r is for rainbow

Reindeer Projects
Clothespin Reindeer
Cut a craft stick in half. Paint 3 clothespins brown and the one half of a craft stick brown.
When dry, assemble the clothespins to make reindeer.
Glue on two googly eyes and a red nose.

Shape and Hand Print Reindeer
Cut out a triangle from brown construction paper.  Trace hands onto brown paper.  Cut out red, circle nose, two white, oval eyes and two, black semi-circle eyes.  Assemble the reindeer!

Cardboard Tube Reindeer
Cut out a red circle nose.  Cut a chenille stem into pieces and assemble.  Glue on the red nose, googly eyes & antlers

Paper Plate Reindeer
Color a paper plate brown.  Assemble the antlers.  Cut out two brown ears from craft foam. Draw on two eyes, mouth and rosy cheeks, add a red, glitter nose.

Reindeer Learning Activities
Reindeer, Reindeer What Do You See?  Emergent Reader
Skills:  reading, coloring
Here is the link for this Reindeer Emergent Reader

Reindeer Number Match and Thumbprint Count
Skills:  number recognition, counting, matching
I made these fun counting activities .  They had to match the number to the matching amount of reindeer.  Then they pressed their ink covered thumbs onto the paper to make the corresponding number of thumbprint reindeer!

All of the following activities come from the Preschool Reindeer Pack from Royalbaloo.com  Here is the link for these fun, reindeer themed activities.  Preschool Reindeer Pack
Cutting Strip Practice
Skills:  cutting

The Many Colors of Rudolph!
Skills:  coloring, cutting, pasting, color recognition

R is For Reindeer Letter Maze
Skills:  letter R, letter recognition, following directions

Reindeer Prewriting Practice
Skills:  prewriting

Find the Same
Skills:  same and different

Christmas Matching
Skills:  matching

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Fun and the Letter D!

Thanksgiving Fun and the Letter D
The Letter D
D is for drums

D is for dinosaur

D is for Duck 
Cut out a green construction paper circle and a yellow triangle (beak)
Paint on hand brown.  When dry glue on head, beak, googly eye and yellow feather.
Write D is for Duck!

Thanksgiving Projects
Finger Print Indian Corn
Cut out two corn shapes from white paper
Cut a length of raffia and hole punch the tops of the corn shapes.
Press fingers into orange, yellow and brown paint and press painted fingers onto the paper
When dry string the raffia through the holes and make a bow

Turkey Hand Print Poem
Paint one hand brown and the fingers different colors to make a turkey.  Press the hand onto the bottom space of the paper.  Draw on legs, eyes and beak!

Pumpkin Pie - I am Thankful
Cut out a white and brown circle.  Scallop the edges of the brown circle.  Cut out an orange smaller circle.  Glue the orange circle on top of the brown circle to assemble the pie.  Cut out a "triangle" piece of the pie and glue it on top of the white circle.  Write I am thankful for on the orange circle.  Write what you are thankful for on the white triangle !

I Spy Thanksgiving
I found this cute I Spy printable here!  I laminated ours, so we can reuse it every year.

Paper Plate Pilgrims

Thanksgiving Learning Activities
Pilgrim Hat Name
Skills:  counting letters in your name, name identification
I cut out and assembled Pilgrim Hats.  Keely counted the letters in her name.  Then she found each letter in her name and glued the foam letters to each Pilgrim hat!

Turkey Scissor Practice
Skills:  scissor practice
Here is the link to this Turkey Scissor Practice Printable
The finished products!

Thanksgiving Friends Scissor Practice/Puzzle
Skills:  scissor practice, gluing, matching
This cute activity comes from the same source/link as the Turkey Scissor Practice printable!

Thanksgiving Name Writing/Identification
Skills:  name writing, name identification
This printable can be found along with the Scissor Practice printable above
Tana (age 4) worked on writing her name, Keely (age 2) worked on name identification and spelling

The Letter a Search
Skills: letter a identification, counting
Here is the link to this Thanksgiving Letter Aa activity.

Describe That Turkey Sentence Writing
Skills:  reading, sentence building, word order, writing
My Kindergartner and 4th grade are on vacation this week, so I kept them busy with fun Thanksgiving Activities - My Kindergartner did this one! Here is the link to Describe That Turkey
All of her choices                                    The finished sentence
The finished Sentence and Picture

Turkey Shape Graph
Skills:  shapes, coloring, graphing, coloring
My Kindergartner completed this - I have to keep her busy!!
Here is the link to this Turkey Shape Graph

Turkey Number Cards - Count It and Clip It!
Skills:  Counting, number recognition
My 2 almost 3 year old did this activity.  She had fun counting the cute turkeys and then clipping the correct numbers with the clothespins!  Here is the link to these fun Turkey Number Cards
Clipping the matching number
The Clipped Number Cards

Making 10 - Addition!
Skills:  addition, making 10, fact families
Here is another activity my 6 year old did this week!  Here is the link to this cute Making 10 Turkey

Turkey Addition
Skills: addition
I'm keeping my kindergartner busy - she had fun finding the sums and following the code to color the cute, Thanksgiving turkey!
This cute coloring addition activity is in the same packet (link) as the Making 10 Turkey above!