Monday, November 26, 2012

Now I Know My ABCs ~ Letter X

image3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb[2]All printables for this unit can be downloaded for free on my website, Animal ABCs.

Letter X ~ X-ray FishXx xray fish

Xx X-ray Fish in Action…

Tot School Letter X-3913 Tot School Letter X-3999Tot School Letter X-4003 Tot School Letter X-4062

See more on my blog ~ Letter X Tot School

More Letter Xx Fun…

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Hand Puppet ~ Simply Made

Here's a simple Turkey Hand Puppet to make for your tot. You can use the puppet as a prop for stories, songs, or fingerplays.

  • New Garden Glove
  • Felt Pieces
  • Googly Eye
  • Hot Glue Gun
Cut your felt pieces to look like feathers and a turkey body.
Glue the felt and googly eye to the garden glove.

Play! The Turkey Hand Puppet is fun to use with the puppet theater or with songs and fingerplays. Our favorite turkey song is below.

Turkeys Big and Fat Song
(tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
We are turkeys big and fat, big and fat, big and fat.
We are turkeys big and fat, Strutting all around.

Hear the gobble sound we make, sound we make, sound we make.
Hear the gobble sound we make~Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

I hope you and your tot have fun with this simply made activity. Happy Thanksgiving!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

In My Heart ~ John 16:33

Take Heart {John 16:33} is #4 from Seeds of Encouragement. image

Full Page Verse Printable…

Verse Mini Book {which could also be cut into mini flash cards to have kids put the verse in order}…

Copy Work Tracers {print & cursive}

Copy Work Sheets…

Full Verse Coloring Pages…

Seeds Family Worship printables here!
Visit the main Seeds Family Worship Printables page here.

Visit Seeds Family Worship to learn more about their ministry here!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mommy Made Printables ~ Thanksgiving


We are excited to share some THANKSGIVING printables for you to use with your tots as you explore together!

Thanksgiving Printables {from Homeschool Creations}Thanksgiving_Printables_Collage-438x285

Thanksgiving Preschool Pack {from 1+1+1=1}Thanksgiving_Preschool_Pack

Just Color! Thanksgiving {from 1+1+1=1}Just Color Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Tot Pack{from Our Little Monkeys}thanksgiving pack[4]

Thanksgiving {from Confessions of a Homeschooler}thankspromo

Thanksgiving Tot Kit {from Lawteedah}Thanksgiving Tot Kit Preview

Thanksgiving {from itsy Bitsy Learners}Thanksgiving-Pack-Img-Large-211x300

Tt is for Turkey {from All Our Days}turkey

Thanksgiving Pack {from Creative Learning Fun}

Thanksgiving {from 3 Dinosaurs}thanksgiving-title

More ideas here on my Thanksgiving Theme Pinterest Board!Thanksgiving Pinterest Board

Do you have any free THANKSGIVING printables {free} YOU have created {and share}? If so, leave a link to your blog post in the comments below!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Sensory Tub ~ What's in the Tub?

Here are a few Thanksgiving themed ideas for you and your tot to explore: 

I kept this bin simple and my daughter LOVED it! (She's 37 months.) Much more than I expected. I threw in a bag of corn and seeds, (from the pet store - Goose and Duck blend) a few 25 cent gords and pumpkins from Walmart, a wooden Thanksgiving necklace, a package of plastic acorns and foam turkeys (all from Michaels). The cornucopia is like a funnel because there was hole in the end: perfect for toddler play! (Not pictured here: I also threw in a few of our Counting Bear cups for scooping a dumping as well.)

Granted, the seeds did not stay in the bin, but the amount of quiet AND focused time and attention she gave this bin made it was totally worth it! Scooping, dumping, pouring, counting and sorting are simple skills she mastered months ago that I'm so glad I thought to bring them back for this busy month of the year. 

This is a great example of how these bins don't need to be expensive, elaborate, complicated or time consuming to put together. (As always, with choking hazards and small pieces like this supervise your child's play 100% of the time)

What's in the Tub? is a monthly feature that focuses on a fun sensory tub ideas to go along with the monthly theme at Totally Tots. Click here to see the past sensory tub ideas.