Animal ABCs A to Z

Animal ABCs

Our Animal ABC units are complete!  We had so much fun with these units, and I hope many of your tots will too!

~ A few basics about the Animal ABCs program ~

What is it? Animal ABCs is a fun way to take your toddler or preschooler through the alphabet while learning about animals along the way.  Each letter features one animal that emphasizes the sound of the letter.

What Ages? Approximately 2-4 years, my daughter started using it at 32 months, here is our first post.

What is Free? Full size display letters, full size blank letters and animals to cut for craft, package of printable extras for each letter, all flashcards. Downloads are available in separate files here on this page, all FREE!

What is in the Bundle {$10}? All files that are available for free {listed above}, BUT organized in a method that makes them easier to download and locate in the future AND saves on printing paper and ink.  Extra printables ONLY available in the bundle option: A-Z Play Dough Mats, A-Z Dot Fun, Lowercase Animal Set. Once you purchase, you have access to a private page and you can come back and download anything new I add! You can purchase the bundle here.

Animal ABCs What is Included

See the main Animal ABCs webpage for even more detailed information!

Here’s a peek via video…


Want to see our journey through Animal ABCs?  Click on the images below to see our blog posts about each unit!

A is for Alligator   B is for Bear

C is for Caterpillar   D is for Dolphin

E is for Elephant   F is for Frog

G is for Gorilla   H is for Hippo

I is for Iguana   J is for Jellyfish

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IMG_7916   Summer Learning Kindergarten (3 of 7)

Tot School Letter Q -8439   Homeschool Tot School Letter R -9617

Homeschool Tot School Letter S -1151   Homeschool Tot School-1440

Tot School Letter U-1581   Animal ABC Letter V-2247

Letter W Tot School-2367   Tot School Letter X-3920

Tot School Letter Y-4929   Tot School-5004


~ Other Helpful Posts ~

Ideas for Using ABC Letter Crafts  Hands on the Alphabet  Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables

Alphabet Idea Collection


What did we do BEFORE Animal ABCs?

Tot School Printables A to Z

What are we doing AFTER Animal ABCs?

RRRSP header copy



Animal ABC ~ Lowercase Letters

Animal abc lowercase letters

I have a bonus for all of you who have purchased the Animal ABC Bundle!  I created a separate lowercase letter set, with all new animals!

Why new animals? Because Ladybug loves animals and half of the fun with this is exploring the animals and not just the letters, so I thought 26 all new animals would capture her interest!  We will be using these after we finish the uppercase set, when she begins RRSP, I will add them in. We will also be entering into the second half of All About Reading Pre, which focuses on lowercase letters.

You might giggle at some of the animal choices I made, finding a 2nd animal for each letter was a bit challenging!  I wrote in the name of the animal on the main letter page in case you are a bit clueless!  Also ~ I usually use short vowel sounds but in the case of letter e, I chose an eagle, since the other choices for e weren’t good images. A few of my more interesting animal choices ~ v-vervet monkey, q-quokka, n-nightingale, z-zebra finch, y-yorkie {dog}.

I hope you have fun with these ~ they are available as a bonus for people who have purchased the Animal ABC Bundle!  Or ~ you can purchase the set from Teacher’s Notebook here.

This set contains…

display letters

Lowercase Animal abc

blank lowercase letters, full page

Lowercase Animal abc

animals to cut out and glue on finished project

Lowercase Animal abc


Feeling a tad bit uncreative with the artsy side of these?  Check out “Ideas for Using Animal ABC Letter Crafts” and get your artsy juices flowing!

Ideas for Using ABC Letter Crafts


If you have already purchased the Animal ABC Bundle, you will need to go back to the private webpage {link in your original email} and download this new add-on!  If you lost the link, just email me with your PayPal email address and I can resend your original email!

Just want this set?  Buy it here on Teacher’s Notebook!

If you have not purchased Animal ABCs yet but would like to, you can read more about it and other items I sell here!



Baby Animals Calendar Connections

I am on a bit of a Baby Animal kick if you haven’t noticed!  I recently released the Baby Animals Printable Pack, and also Mommy & Baby Animal Matching Cards!

I have another Baby Animal item for those of you who subscribe to my newsletter!

Calendar-Connections-Baby-Animals

This is a set of Baby Animals Calendar Connections, with our new design.  These are more for the early elementary level, featuring the animal group names as well as female and male names, with a photo of an adult animal on the back.  These are also set up to print front to back!  See the first pages of the actual printable set for more information!

This set is available to my Newsletter Subscribers for FREE.



Animal Dot Fun Newsletter Subscriber Freebie

Animal-ABC-Dot-Fun-Extra-Animals

This set is available to my Newsletter Subscribers for FREE.

 

 



Tot School ~ Baby Animals

~Krash is currently 46 months old~

Learning Toys

Zoobs continue to be a BIG hit with both boys.  I just love how Krash likes to “read” the instruction booklets.  He is so good at building things with these now, completely on his own!IMG_1871

Our beads are also still a favorite, they can’t get enough of these! IMG_1800Not really how the book, “How to Build an A” is supposed to be used, but I suppose it does work well as a race track, right? IMG_1801 We had LOADS of fun with Twister Hopscotch this week, SO much fun in fact that it will be the featured toy for my “Play with Me” post on Totally Tots this month, stay tuned!IMG_1804

He did his lower case ABC puzzle all by himself {with his hammer of course}IMG_2326

Theme

We enjoyed a week of BABY ANIMALS! We enjoyed reading tons of books about baby animals, many of which are here.  I made a Baby Animals Tot Pack, but just haven’t had the chance to get it posted…I promise I will share SOON!  Here’s K checking out his first day’s workboxes {I can’t believe I caught his face like that, he was honestly happy about his stuff!}…IMG_1779  He made baby animal collages using our Ultimate Baby Animal Sticker Book…IMG_1780 He colored his baby animal cards to match the color of their name…IMG_1797 He put together is baby animal puzzles…IMG_1793 After the 1st one was so wiggly, I decided to put Velcro on the back of the laminated pieces and let him use a piece of felt-he loved this!IMG_1863

He loved matching his mommy & baby cards…IMG_1777

I made him an I Spy bottle {don’t have a photo} by putting these little images with rice in it.  He hated it.  The next day I dumped it into a box like this and he loved it.IMG_2096

He played with just the rice for a long time after finding the animals, AND did a great job obeying my keep the rice in the box instruction!!!IMG_2112

He matched his Mommy & Baby animals…IMG_2317

We got out our Is Your Mama a Llama shadow matching {form our Itty Bitty Bookworm} IMG_2296

 

tub of funA tub of dry beans and baby animals 😉  hours of fun for a tot!  He did ask for cups and a spoon…silly mommy didn’t even think about that!IMG_1748

 

Post SubTitles ABC

We read Rumble in the Jungle and made an Elephant EIMG_1859

 

Techy Tot

Krash is in love with this new FREE app I got for him, Giraffe’s Matching Zoo.  I honestly didn’t even think he would like it but he plays it all the time!image As with all free apps, be careful of the pop ups that try to get your child to buy something ;-). See this app and more we love for tots here on our web page.

Tiny Tot School

I brought out our gears toy for Ladybug and she is in love!!!IMG_2261Our item this week was ping pong balls {we have these}! She loved them!!!!  First I put them in a basket for her to explore…IMG_1838 I love how she dug right in to get them!!!IMG_1839IMG_1843 Of course Pac Man played with her tons.  Here he is throwing them into the basket for her…I think he taught her how to juggle too.IMG_1846 Next time I gave her the balls on a tray and added in an empty container.  She was fun to watch as she explored this!IMG_1994IMG_2011She loved it when I showed her how the balls rolled around on the tray! IMG_2043

I have to be careful now, my little scooter is getting her self around pretty good.  I walked out of the room for a sec and came back to find she had scooted over to the toy shelves and helped herself! IMG_2052

 

Getting Ready

Independent reading time has been something we have done for years {here’s an old post about Pac Man and reading}.  I just fall off the wagon with scheduling it in at times.  We are back on the wagon and each boy has a new book basket which I keep loaded with books that I think will interest them.IMG_1788I am now having them read while I prepare lunch each day, and we did it every day last week.  It was AWESOME.  I am also using the book baskets as a time filler if I have to put Ladybug down for a nap or something and need something quick to engage the boys while I am away for a few minutes.  Krash quickly found a few favorites in his basket and read them over and over again all week, it was so cute! IMG_1832

He continues to cut his way through his Kumon Cutting Workbook…IMG_1865

Krash finally did his very first unprompted “writing”  He is advancing so quickly with school type things these days.  It’s like he has turned a corner and all of the sudden is into this stuff now!IMG_1857

 

Life School

“Look Mommy, it’s a g!!!!” {yes, Mommy was very proud, considering I didn’t even think he could identify a lower case g}IMG_1879

K’s new obsession…Team UmiZoomi {if you haven’t seen it, it is a cross between Super Why, Little Einsteins & Wonder Pets-focused on MATH}.  I think it is super cute and he is not usually really into certain shows, so it is cute to see him get up and dance with it!!!IMG_2271

 

Moms Favorite

Krash and Ladybug are really developing a sweet bond together now that she is a bit older.  It is so awesome.  He is the wildest kid but is so soft spoken and gentle with her.  It just melts my heart.

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