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.

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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!

Gingerbread Books for Kids

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      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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      Color Through the Christmas Story–One Verse at a Time

      Color through the Christmas Story One Verse at a Time for Advent

      Simple. Easy to prep. Deep with meaning.  <—– my goals

      I wanted something new this year, specifically for my daughter who is 9. I wanted to focus on the Christmas story in the Bible, one verse at a time. We have done many awesome daily Advent activities, but this year I wanted something different. I created this new Color Through the Christmas Story this week, which is why I am sharing it just a day before it begins. The good news – if you want to use it, you can print today and be ready for Dec, 1 EASILY! Or if you find this after Dec. 1, it’s easy to catch up!

      The basic idea:

      1. Read one Bible verse {or 2 depending on the day}.
      2. Color the word or picture on the master picture.
      3. Discuss as desired.

      See how simple that is?

      Three options are offered for the daily verses. The first is a basic font with a tracing option. The second is the verse written out in full. I offered the verses in ESV, since that’s the version our church uses, but I also provided strips with the verse alone so you can look up together in whatever version you prefer.

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      There is a coloring page that will come together throughout the month. My hope was that this page would lead to much discussion as each word and symbol is rich with meaning. This is easy to print for all of your children so they each have one to work on while you discuss the verses each day.

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      There’s a chart to guide you with what to color each day.

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      I printed the verses on red paper and made a paper countdown chain, but you could simply cut up the verses and pull one out each day.

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      I chose the verses based on a few things, beginning with the prophecy found in Isaiah – planning to discuss this with her on the first 2 days. Then the verses get into the actual Christmas story from Luke. I bring the Wise Men in at their proper time {not actually at the manger at birth} by adding verses from Matthew. I then close with John 3:16 and John 1:14 to pull it all together.

      I hope many of you enjoy this over the years. Download it for free by clicking the button below!

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      Free Christmas Printable Collection

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      Christmas Tracing Fun

      Tracing Fun Christmas

      We have a fun new Christmas Theme Tracing Fun pack for you! See more Tracing Fun sets here!

      Why Tracing Fun?

      Tracing is a great way to develop fine motor skills while doing something fun! Many young children won’t enjoy tracing letters but might enjoy tracing the lines in these activity pages! Pencil-control skills are a skill that needs to be practiced, why not have fun doing it?

      Is your Kindergartner having trouble holding a pencil correctly? See our post here about pencil grip and the simple tool we found very effective!!

      Want to reuse these pages over and over again? Slip them into sheet protectors and use dry erase markers or crayons with them!

             

      In this free printable tracing set you’ll find the following activity pages:

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      Grab the entire Tracing Fun Bundle here with over 150 pages!

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      Download Christmas Tracing Fun here!

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      More CHRISTMAS fun…

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      10 Ideas to Keep JESUS at the Center of December

      10 Ideas to Keep Jesus at the Center of December and Christmas

      Are you looking for ways to keep Jesus at the center of your Christmas season? Jesus is the center of EVERY month, however in December, as we focus our attention towards CHRISTmas, many parents want to point their kids towards Christ. This post will share 10 ideas for you to help your children focus on JESUS during the month of December!

      I do NOT recommend doing all of these, you will become overwhelmed as a parent! Choose what stands out to you and speaks to your heart.

      Ideas for keeping Jesus at the center of Christmas for kids

      1. Advent Organization

      One thing I like to do is plan our Advent activities in advance to save my sanity. I use the brown paper bag method and add whatever I want into the bags each year. See what we did specifically one year here!

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      2. Jesse Tree

      One thing that has been a part of our Advent bags is our JesseTree Calendar cards and ornaments.

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      3. Truth in the Tinsel

      We have had SO much fun with Truth in the Tinsel. I highly recommend it if you haven’t experienced it yet!

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      4. Nativity Printables

      Many years ago I created a Nativity Preschool Printable Pack and recently we released a new Nativity Mega Bundle. We also have Nativity Q-tip painting here! Create a Christmas Activity notebook filled with fun printables that focus on Jesus’ birth!

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      5. CHRISTmas Books

      We love collecting Christmas books and below you can see our very favorites! Click over to the blog if reading in email.

      Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

      6. The Sparkle Box

      one of those books above is The Sparkle Box. This was an AWESOME time for our family, I blogged about one of our years with the Sparkle Box here. See why Ladybug didn’t think it was such a great idea at first.

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      7. Christmas Bible Verse and Nativity Coloring

      Spend some time coloring as a family with our many free coloring printables! We have Christmas Bible Verse Coloring here, Nativity Coloring for Kids here,

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      8. CHRISTmas Play Sets

      One of our favorite traditions is getting out our nativity play sets. Many we have had since my kids were very young and even as they get older, we still get them out! If reading in email, jump over to blog to see links}

      Our favorites:

      9. The Birth of Jesus from Grapevine

      I love this simple study, see our experience with it here.

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      10. The Right Attitude

      Above all else, a Godly attitude throughout the busy month of December is one of the best ways we can keep Jesus at the center!

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      What are YOUR favorite ways to focus on Jesus during the Christmas season?