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Garden Felt Board Activity

Children love to use the flannel board, and I give them that opportunity as often as I can. This table top board is perfect for a small group. I like to gather two or three children and have them work together to create a scene. Once the activity is completed, preschoolers practice pre-reading skills by telling oral stories (about their picture) and acting them out. The possibilities are endless. This springtime activity also teaches color recognition, association, and helps improve visual perception skills.

Materials Used:

– Flannel board
Felt
– Our garden board felt templates
Scissors
– A Ziploc to store the felt pieces


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Bugs/Insects Math and Literacy Activities

bugs and insect math and literacy activities

We strive to make learning fun, and these adorable critters help us do just that. This Bugs and Insects Math and Literacy pack contains printable activities that practice the following skills:

– Patterning
– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Set recognition
– Size skills
– Measurement
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Number ordinal concepts
– Graphing
– Classification
– Writing numbers
– Concept of more/less/same
– Visual discrimination
– Beginning letter sounds
– Uppercase letter recognition
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions

MEASURING CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

bugs and insect math and literacy activities

These measuring cards make for a fantastic measurement (non-standard) learning tool. We use Unifix Cubes, but any small manipulative such as pom poms, vase gems or mini erasers will work. Children will work to see how many cubes long the bugs are. Discuss which are shorter and which are longer, and which bugs are the same length. So many learning concepts here! Print these out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use.


bugs and insect math and literacy activities

NUMBER MATCH-UP PUZZLES (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the cards in half and have learners match the quantity of bugs/insects to their corresponding numeral.

RHYMING CARDS (COLOR 6/B&W 6)

Children will say the name of each picture and find and cover its rhyming partner. Supply pom poms, plastic bugs, mini erasers or another small manipulative for children to use as markers. Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use).


WORKSHEETS (11)

bugs and insects math and literacy activities

With these fun worksheets, pre-kers and kinders will identify and match letters, classify and pattern bugs, segment syllables, use their visual discrimination skills to determine which insects are missing, and so, so much more!

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Charlie Rooster Shape Craft

This Charlie Rooster shape craft is a fabulous extension to the story Friends written and illustrated by Helme Heine. Together, these activities teach pro-social behavior, shape knowledge, and color recognition.

As children grow, they become increasingly interested in establishing friendships. Friends provide stimulation, assistance, camaraderie, and affection.

Charlie Rooster, Johnny Mouse, and Percy the pig are the best of friends. They do everything together. They ride their bike together, play games together, and even do their chores together. Because that’s what best friends do. This charming book glorifies friendship; proving that friends can make even the most simple, everyday delights seem extraordinary. In cheerful watercolors, Helme Heine depicts the tremendous spirit of these adorable animals, who are filled with the enthusiasm and pleasure of companionship.

MATERIALS USED:

– Construction paper
– Craft foam
– Our free circles template
– Scissors
– Glue
– Dot markers
– Googly eyes
– Heart cutouts/Fiskars heart squeeze punch
– Feathers
– Crayons


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