I am currently working on a large-scale update of the KidSparkz site - reconfiguring the theme pages to make finding the activities and files that you need more intuitive for users, and helping site members to see more easily which of the large activity packs are available to them at no cost in the Member's Area.
After re-designing the look of the pages, many of the the current free printables and activities will be updated with more contemporary graphics. Don't worry, I work quickly, and this web site is my passion. I am addicted to creating meaningful learning activities that engage young children's interest and help them begin to make sense of the world around them.
Here's a FREE cut and paste poster for your New Year's theme - it's taken from my no-prep b/w New Year Pack.The pack costs $2 for non-members, and is FREE for members. Cut out the letters on the second page of the freebie, and re-arrange them to spell Happy New Year! Decorate with sequins and confetti and bits of curly ribbon. Click on the picture to download.
And here's a more comprehensive theme pack, which includes hands-on centers and a list of activities to last up to 3 days, for pre-K and early Kindergarten ages.
Receive a free downloadable copy of my popular "101 Theme Pictures to Make With Dot Markers" when you sign up to be placed on the KidSparkz email list. No more than 2 emails a month; they include previews of new activity packs, and downloadable freebies. You will receive a link to download AT LEAST one seasonal activity pack per month, at no cost.
6 free multi-page printables for a winter preschool or pre-K theme - includes numbers, large letter flashcards, a hibernation foldable booklet, and MORE ...
Click on the pictures below to navigate to the free printables.
The two latest activity pack additions to the KidSparkz site are both winter-themed and numbers-related.
In the first one, the children can make their own WINTER Number Sense Anchor Charts 1-10 for preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten. Both of these packs are appropriate for children who are cutting already, if offered as an individual activity. However, they can both be pre-cut and set up as a center, or used as a small group teaching prop.
• 10 numbered background mats in b/w
• Set of graphics to cut and paste onto each mat (color) – 10-frame, number word, counting fingers, dice, and set of items (children dressed in winter clothes).). All the graphics pieces are the same size (except the set of children) and can fit into any of the mat spaces. The sets of children always go along the bottom of the mat.
This activity can be used as:
• Directed individual activity – each child creates own number anchor charts to post in the room or take home.
• Center – print all pieces on cardstock and laminate.
• Daily math journal – make a page a day and bind into a booklet to keep.
In the second pack, the children create numbers 1-10 web graphic organizers by cutting and pasting 6 ways that numbers can be represented onto a number mat background.
The 6 ways that numbers can be resented used here are: 10-frames, tally marks, dice, finger counting, objects in a set, and the number word.
Each number activity includes 3 pages – a web graphic organizer; a page with 6 ways numbers can be represented, to cut and paste, in color; and a page with 6 ways that numbers can be represented, to cut and paste, in b/w. Choose either the page in color, or the page in b/w, for the activity.
Concepts and skills: categorizing, vocabulary, cutting, gluing, picture placement, concept of a web graphic organizer, overview of some ways numbers can be represented, making choices, and having fun while learning number concepts.
Here are some FREE hot chocolate flashcards 0-20 to use for number recognition and sequencing. print 2 copies for matching games.
Hello, I'm Susan. My goal at KidSparkz is to offer instantly downloadable, free and low cost early childhood printables and activity packs to busy teachers and parents.
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