Download these resources to make some fun activities for flannel boards, magnetic boards, and other group teaching props. I have also included b/w versions so the children can make the characters themselves. The words to the rhymes are well-known, but I have added them anyway.
Click on the title of each rhyme to download the file.
5 little ducks went out one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said, "Quack, quack, quack quack",
But only 4 little ducks came back.
Continue until 0 little ducks come back, and then have them all come back. Have Mother Duck become progressively sadder, and then delightfully happy!
5 little penguins standing in a row.
5 little penguins standing in the snow.
Brrrr, it’s cold! I cannot stay! (Hug self and shiver.)
And one little penguin waddled away. (Waddle in place.)
5 little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mother called the doctor and the doctor said:
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"
5 little speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs (yum, yum),
One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool,
Then there were 4 green speckled frogs.
Well, not really paper dolls, as such, but just as fun. (I must admit I do have a collection of paper dolls). Here's a free set of a boy and a girl ready to dress up for winter. Preschoolers will need help with the cutting, but they will do fine with a glue stick.
If you would like to take the winter clothes concept a step further, I just finished a resource that includes dress-ups, but much more. Here's what's in it:
On a totally unrelated note, here are some BIG counting dinosaurs, 0-20.
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.
This is a set of large upper case letters with a CHRISTMAS or REINDEER theme. 4 letters to a page. Use to make matching and recognition games for preschool and pre-K children. Large enough for bulletin board and room décor.
This is a set of Christmas themed cutting practice pages for early learners. Print on cardstock for easier handling.
• strips with straight lines to cut (color and b/w)
• strips with curved lines to cut (color and b/w)
• large cards with straight lines (color and b/w)
• large cards with curved lines (color and b/w)
The children can make patterns or collages with the strips pictures after they cut them, and make puzzles with the cards.
This is a set of Christmas ornaments, numbered 0-20. Print pages on cardstock, laminate for longer use, cut out ornaments. Use for number sequencing, number matching (print 2 copies), missing numbers activity etc. Tape on a large Christmas tree shape; pin with clothes pins in sequence on a clothesline or yarn - make up your own games to suit your teaching goals.
This is a sequencing activity and discussion starter featuring a Christmas tree, for preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten. Cut out trees and arrange in sequential order. I have included a color copy, a b/w copy, and a coloring page. Other Christmas items can also be added to the picture.
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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