Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Toddler Tuesday {Preschool Ideas} Week 10

I am back with more pom pom ideas!
This week I created these cute Christmas trees!

I laminated them and left the star blank, so I could use them for more things!
This activity I wrote a number on the star.
We took the pom poms to match the number on the star!
We also used buttons!  Our buttons were a little smaller and they looked adorable after we were finished!

You could do so much with these like addition, subtraction, letter, CVC, rhyming, etc!  Honestly, the possibilities are endless!

Writing this has given me a few other ideas...stay tuned :)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Student Gift and Tag Idea for the Holidays

If you are looking for a cute student gift, I have an idea for YOU!

I found play-doh on clearance a few months ago and thought how perfect this would be for a student gift.

I made this adorable gift tag you can use with your play-doh too!

I have two sizes!  A smaller one that you can use with the mini containers of play-doh and a bigger tag you can add to a gift bag or tie to the container itself.

If you want to use it, grab it HERE!

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Dot Sticker Picutres

I want to share a fine motor activity you can do with your kiddos!

I got some dot stickers from Amazon and created a few Christmas pictures that you can decorate using your dot stickers.

I like these stickers because they are big enough that tiny hands can get them off on their own.  They also came in many colors!

I cut the sticker sheets in half to make it a little easier!

If you want to use these with your kiddos, grab them HERE!

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Parent Gift Idea~Hand Print Christmas Trees

I can't be the only one who waits until the last minute to do parent gifts.  I wanted to share an idea that I did.  You can do this now or like me wait until the week before break to start on your gifts.
I am a sucker for hand print anything!  I know-the mess!  BUT if you have clear directions it isn't so bad!
I would call each kiddo up during their normal reading centers!  If you don't want to skip a day of guided reading, then have your kiddos work on a holiday card or do it during a work time.
Paint their hands green and press it on the paper.  I took a piece of poster board and cut it into squares.

Here is an example of the ways you can create this hand print tree.  You can have their hands up, down, together, or open!  Either way they turn out adorable!

Once all the hand prints dry, you can have your kiddos decorate.  I tried two different ways.  Lights and ornaments.  The ornaments are probably the easiest since they don't need a marker to draw the lines.

After the tree is decorated (don't forget the stump!), I cut around the tree!  You can laminate the tree for extra sturdiness or leave as is.  I taped a piece of ribbon on the back and wrote 2018 on the back as well!

These cute little trees can be hung on their trees at home or just a keepsake to remember how tiny those hands were!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Toddler Tuesday {Preschool Ideas} Week 9

I have a EASY idea for you this week!
I literally took a sheet of big poster board and drew a gingerbread on it (artistic skills not required)!

I then let the little one go to TOWN!  He got to paint his own GIANT gingerbread man!

Anything that is close to his size equals engagement!

After it dried I cut it out and we hung him up!

Easy? Yes!  Fun? YES!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Gingerbread Roll and Color

We are still going strong on our gingerbread themed activities!

Today, we did a fun roll and color activity!  We have done these before where we color after we roll, but I wanted to reuse them as many times as I could so I laminated the worksheet! 

Then, we used pom poms to cover each number after we rolled our dice.

I have included another sheet that is roll and trace.  Your kiddos will roll and trace the number they get.
Grab it for free HERE!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Gingerbread Buttons

We started some gingerbread activities this week!  I wanted to share a fun number activity that we did!

We took these gingerbread number cards I made and used buttons to decorate our gingerbread!

We also used chocolate chips one day because in one of the stories we read, he had chocolate chips
for buttons! 
Anything with food is always way more fun!

We also put the cards in number order as we were putting his buttons on!
Grab these cards for free HERE!