This Chinese New Year pack includes 100 pages of printables to create centers and activities for early learners.
The activities include:
• Animals of the zodiac flash cards
• Animals of the zodiac word wall cards with header
• Animals of the zodiac coloring posters
• Math mats – count sets of fortune cookies into traditional Chinese bowl
• Tangram puzzle – match 7 shapes, or cut and paste
• 3 songs plus a picture to color or add to
• Color/cut out a Chinese flag
• Mah jhong tiles flash cards 1-8 – match, sort, or arrange in number sequence.
• Poster in color and b/w – Happy Chinese New Year.
• 2 story starters – draw and/or dictate
• Trace and color – eating with chopsticks
• 6 piece puzzle – red lantern photo
• Count to 10 in Chinese – pictograms, Chinese words, English numbers
• Connect the matching pictogram numbers.
• Happy new year/spring banners cut and paste
• Emergent reader – A Lantern Rainbow (in color)
• Emergent reader – A Lantern Rainbow (in b/w)
• Order by size – bowls of food for New Year’s feast.
• Color posters – 6 Chinese icons (lantern, panda etc)
• Dragon border stationery
• Color by number – Chinese lantern
• Chinese lion mask
• 3 coloring pages
Set of 10-frame firecracker cards 0-10
• Set of dragon number cards, 0-20
• “Lucky money “number cards 0-10 – match sets of coins with the children holding red envelopes
• Shape cards – cut each card in half, children match the halves (12 shapes)
• Play dough mats (2)
• 6 Piece puzzles (2)
Here are 3 FREE posters to use to celebrate the Year of the Rooster, beginning January 28th, 2017. One poster is in color, one is in b/w, and the other leaves a space for a child to draw the rooster.
Groundhog Day is February 2nd - here are some activities to download and add to your Groundhog Day unit.
I was born in Australia, and grew up in Sydney - even though I have lived in the US for many years, a big part of my heart is Australian. Naturally, I love to celebrate Australia Day with the Aussies. Here are a few ways you can celebrate, too.
This is a set of activity printables for young learners. Perfect for an introduction to Australia for children in the US, and to celebrate Australia Day for preschoolers and Pre-K in Australia. ("Harbor" and "color" use US spelling. Email me for a file with Australian spelling). It has 52 pages.
See it here and here. It is completely free to KidSparkz members.
Here's what's included:
• What is Australia Day?
• 2 posters
• Photos of Australian icons
• Uppercase alphabet letters for games and room decor
• Golden wattle writing/drawing page
• 2 Aboriginal style paintings
• Boomerang order by size
• Aboriginal artwork and crafts flashcards
• Design a boomerang
• Match the boomerangs cut and paste
• Photo flash cards of Australian animals (4 to a page) (12)
• Large cut outs of Australian animals (12)
• “Kangaroos crossing” road sign
• Australian animals song
• Emergent reader using photos – “What Animals are Native to Australia”?
• Emergent reader in b/w for children to color
• Cut and paste animals onto a simple map of Australia (both in color and b/w)
• Flag poster
• Color the Australian flag.
Here's an Australian animals unit, for preschoolers, with 86 pages.
Download these 3 FREE tracing and counting Aussie animals printables ...
.... and this set of FREE 10-frames counting cards. Provide manipulatives for counting, such as small leaves, play dough, or counters.
I love the cute-style Arctic Animals graphics, and use them often. But when we are teaching about the scientific aspects of the animals, such as the habitat, physical characteristics and interaction with the environment, it is important to use more realistic graphics. This Arctic Animals unit has had a lot of good feedback. It is designed for preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten.
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• Full page color posters, (15) Arctic animals included are : Arctic wolf, caribou, musk ox, Polar bear, walrus, Arctic fox, tern, snowy owl, puffin, beluga whale, orca whale, harp seal, narwhal, Dall sheep, Arctic hare .
• A “finish the picture” page for each animal in b/w. Discuss the page, read the caption. Children add other things to the picture, suggested by the caption or in the discussion. They can also dictate words for the teacher to write (or try themselves).
• Flashcards (4 to a page) for each animal – make games such as match the pairs, concentration/memory, hiding and finding etc. Use for recognition and vocabulary extension.
• Fact cards (2 to a page) 1 for each animal. These cards have real photos of the animal, and 3 to 4 interesting facts about them. Can be made into booklets with staples or a ring through holes punched in one corner.
• A picture/written word strip for each animal (word wall)
• Emergent reader – “Who Lives in the Arctic?” (Color photos)
• Emergent reader – “Who Lives in the Arctic” (B/w – children can color pictures.
• Game – categorize Arctic Animals/not arctic animals. This can be a center, or individual cut and paste b/w.
• Game – Find 3 animals each that go in the water/air/land . This can be a center, or individual cut and paste. b/w.
• Anchor chart and sorting game – Carnivores/Herbivores.
• Set of large animal cut-outs (labeled). Use for small group teaching, recognition and vocabulary; bulletin board; room display etc. Tape a craft stick to make a puppet.
In this preschool "draw and color" style booklet, the graphic style is semi-realistic. This one is $2.
If we are going to go TOTALLY cute, here's a freebie - a set of Arctic Animals large manipulatives for counting, 0-20.
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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