Black Friday & Beyond 2019

A few of my favorites are having excellent deals for the holiday season.  Some have started now, some are Black Friday only, some go beyond actual Black Friday, so be sure to read the details as you make your shopping plans.

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1+1+1=1 Shop

We are having a sale in our shop this weekend! Enjoy 35% off of your entire purchase! Use code: 35off2019 when you checkout!

Now through Dec. 2, 2019

YES, this includes our Country by Country Bundle and all of our new Kindergarten Literature Units! EVERYTHING in our shop!

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Amazon

Amazon has awesome deals, and more may be coming. I am watching for the best ones and will share on my Facebook page.

Limited Time Offer: Get 3 for the price of 2 , see more details here!

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The Crafty Classroom

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Use code: BLACK25 for 25% off your entire cart       
and will add our Editable Sight Word Bingo Pack ($5) value to your order for free!

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 Carter’s

60% or more off of everything!

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Kids Cook Real Food

Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer: Kids Cook Real Food (online cooking classes for kids) is accepting new members through December 5th!

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Ivy Kids

From Nov 29th – Dec 3rd

Save 30% off your 1st kit with code IVYBLACK30

Take $5 off any past kit with code IVYBLACK5

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Target

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The Children’s Place

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December 2019 Calendars for Kids

December 2019 Printable Calendars for Kids

We have our next free 2019 calendar for you! You can download both the tracing and dot version of our calendars for December 2019 for free at the bottom of this post!

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2020 Sets Are Ready!!

We have some sets for sale in our 1+1+1=1 Shop for those of you who want more!

Click on each image to see the individual sets…

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Or click here to get them all in a bundle deal!

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Learning ideas to go along with the tracing printables ~

  • At the beginning of each new month, trace the name of the month, the year, and color the focus picture.
  • Each new day, trace the number and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to write in each month to create a pattern.
  • At the beginning of each month go through and mark the special days {holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anything your family celebrates}.  Have your child decorate those special dates so you can look forward to them!

Learning ideas to go along with the dot fun printables ~

  • At the beginning of each new month, color the focus picture. If your child doesn’t like to color, color together…make it fun!
  • Each new day, dot paint the day, or use a dot sticker and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to create a pattern.

Don’t have Dot Paint {or don’t want to be messy with little ones}?  Use Dot Stickers instead!

Get your Calendar Notebook covers here

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Looking for more calendar fun?

Add these printables to our Calendar Notebook printables!

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Here’s one set up for homeschool calendar time we have had.  Lots of free printables!

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Here’s our Calendar Connections for more fun learning!

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Download your free December 2019 Calendars here!

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Peek & Find Gingerbread

Peek and Find Gingerbread

We have a new Peek & Find featuring gingerbread cookies! Peek & Find is a great activity for for Tot Schoolers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and beyond! There are a few variations to this activity can easily grow with your child’s ability!

You can also add in some fun elements to the activity, or simply print, cut, and play! Below I will share the free printable, ideas for different levels of play, and fun variations.

There are two main elements of the Peek & Find activity.

The “FIND” board…

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The “PEEK” cards…

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Print the cards, on cardstock if possible and cut them out. Laminate if you plan to use these cards repeatedly.

Looking for a great color printing option? See our favorite printer and ink here!

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A few options for play…

Option #1 {single player}

Print the Peek & Find board.

Print the cards and cut out.

Mix up the cards, choose one at a time and find the object on the Peek & Find board. Color, circle, or mark the object.

Option #2 {2 or more players}

Print a Peek & Find board for each player and one set of cards. Cut out the cards.

Flip over a card and race to see who finds the object first on their board. Using Dot Paint with this game is fun!

Winner keeps the card.

Person with the most cards at the end is the winner!

See a video of my daughter and I playing {we were using the SPRING theme board in this video} …

Option #3 {sensory, fine motor activity}

Create a sensory bin and bury the cards.

Use a fine motor tool {child tweezers} to dig for cards and pull them out and then find the object on the Peek & Find board and mark it.

Option #4 {gross motor activity}

Hide the cards around the room and challenge your child to find one card at a time and bring it back to the board, find it, mark it, and repeat! This is a great version for those of you with energetic younger kids!

Options for marking the board…

  • Mini Gingerbread Men
  • Dot Paint
  • BINGO Chips
  • Bottle Tops
  • Pouch Tops
  • Mini Pom Poms
  • Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Beads
  • Mini Erasers
  • Beans

These mini gingerbread men would make adorable markers for the boards!

Grab some gingerbread books and toys to go along!

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Want more Christmas fun?

Grab our Wombat Divine Kindergarten Literature Unit and our Christmas Mega Bundles!

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      Download your FREE Peek & Find Gingerbread here!

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      Bird Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

      Bird Unit Study with Ivy Kids kits



      {disclaimer ~ Ivy Kids is a blog sponsor and sent us a kit for this review}

      Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

      Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

      Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. You can tell these kits were developed by people who truly know young kids.  The activities are awesome. Not only can you subscribe to a monthly kit, you can also buy past kits.

      Each Ivy Kit contains instructions with ways to modify games to best suit each individual child and provide adults with questions to structure a child’s learning. There are enough games and materials in each kit to engage and cognitively stimulate a child throughout the month and can be replayed for years to come.

      We were sent Why Should I Walk? I Can Fly! for this review!

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      This kit features the award-winning book Why Should I Walk? I Can Fly! by Ann Ingalls. This is a charming story about a young robin trying so hard to learn to fly. Children will enjoy reading about the robin’s persistence in accomplishing its first flight!

      This kit contains over 10 science, math, art, literacy, and engineering activities inspired by the story including: Building a birdhouse, creating a bird’s nest, bird watching with binoculars, painting a ceramic bird warbling whistle and so much more.

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      Your Kit includes a guide for each activity to help promote your child’s learning while you play together.

      Some Activities From Our Box…

      After looking through the box, she immediately grabbed the bird whistle. This thing is so neat, it warbles!!

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      The bird glider was another fun activity! She put the bird together and then we threw it and recorded what number it landed on each time.

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      We had fun playing the games together. Although she is a bit too old, we make them fun by spending time together. She enjoys showing my readers the games so they can see the activities they might enjoy with their young kids!

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      This was a fun game, draw a letter and then place a pipe cleaner on the bird that begins with that letter! Using tweezers to work on fine motor skills! 

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      Crafts are always a hit, here’s the birdhouse!

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      The adorable bird craft! 

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      You’ll also find a wonderful and realistic bird labeling activity…

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      A bird watching activity page with binoculars and SO much more!

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      Not everything from this kit is pictured, she enjoyed more of it and is still enjoying some of it! 

      You can buy this kit here!

      We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

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      20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

      Use code: IVY20

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      Buy any 3 past kits and save $10 plus free shipping with code: 10OFF

      A huge thanks to Ivy Kids for sending us these kits to review. If you are looking for a simple way to do unit studies with your young child, I highly recommend Ivy Kids Kits!

      When you subscribe to Ivy Kids, each month you will receive a very well organized kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. I mean EVERYthing. These kits are incredible!



      Wombat Divine Christmas Kindergarten Literature Unit

      Wombat Divine Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

      We have a another new seasonal Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack which is expanded to include more activities than our units in the past! Celebrate Christmas with this new set based on the book Wombat Divine by Mem Fox.

      Set the stage for your unit by gathering extra books and some toys! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

      Don’t have a lot of toys and books to go along with this book? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

      Be sure to purchase the book Wombat Divine, or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in other books featuring the different animals in the story books and books about AUSTRALIA to bring the theme alive! Of course, add in all of your Christmas books too! You can never have too many!

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      For this unit, I selected several Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

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      There are over 20 activities to keep your Kindergartener engaged for quite awhile! Many tots, preschoolers and even 1st graders will enjoy this set! The main focus is Kindergarten but that isn’t exclusive! Below you can see a collage of all the printables included! Click each image to enlarge!

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      Wombat Divine features a sweet story about a Wombat who loves everything about Christmas–especially the Nativity play. He’s wanted to be in it for as long as he can remember. At last he’s old enough to try out. But at the auditions, the first part goes to someone else. So does the next. And the next . . . Will there be a part left for Wombat? Your child is introduced to many Australian animals throughout the fun story.

      The printables were created to go along with the story as you will see in the photos below! Connecting your activities to a book is such a great way to weave a literacy rich learning environment into your homeschool in such a natural and fun way!

      Have fun retelling the story and expanding comprehension with our comprehension questions, photo cards, and sequencing activities! Also, use the world map page to discuss Australia’s location!

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      Explore beginning sounds, animal names, tracing, sight words, rhyming and more with these fun activities!     

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      Explore important Kindergarten math concepts with several different activities.

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      Use these fun printables for some practice with shapes and colors!

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      Have fun with our Forest Friends Listen and Do activity!

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      Wombat Divine Kindergarten Literature Unit is here in my Shop!

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