This BIG (over 700 pages!) bundle includes 15 of my Pre-K Theme packs, all related to themes that could be studied during the month of January. With all the ideas, activities and centers that I provide in these theme packs, this bundle could definitely extend for the full month of January, and have enough left over for next year!
Click on the images to check out the individual packs in the January theme bundle ...
And here is a complete 49 page COOKIES Theme Pack for you to download and try out with your class or child. It's from the Pre-K Themes series. Let me know how it works for you.
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.
Here are some pages ...
And here's what's in it ...
• 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.
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.
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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