Early Childhood Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables P through T

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables U-Z


I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming! I am creating this series to help you with your planning. I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error/edit please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets. If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter PTheme Printables P through T

Letter QTheme Printables P through T

Letter RTheme Printables P through T

Letter STheme Printables P through T

Letter TTheme Printables P through T


    Looking for more printables?

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    Alll Printables A to Z 300  Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equ

    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Tot School ~ Letter Q

~Ladybug is currently 38.5 months old~Tot School


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Here is her desk set-up for letter Q.  I added some letter fun, featuring the letter Q using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, and Letter Q soup canTot School Letter Q -8439

The printable items are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter Q is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

This week we colored quails together {she wanted them all pink} and then cut them up to play hide and seek!Tot School Letter Q -8400

First, I hid them, and she went around finding them and yelling out the colors!  Then she hid them for me!Tot School Letter Q -8403

 

She dot painted the letter Q…Tot School Letter Q -8394

Gluing her quails on…Tot School Letter Q -8397

Here she is working on Letter Qq Dot Fun, we used our magnetic pom poms and our cookie sheet.  I used our wooden letters to hold the page in place.  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.Tot School Letter Q -8332

Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


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We recently got this Alphabet Soup set and I LOVE it!  I am planning to pull the cans down one at a time as we work through letters this time, and then again when she does RRSP.  As she advances, we will use them for sound sorting!Tot School Letter Q -8327

We are loving our Candy Construction set, which is a review item from Learning Resources!  Stay tuned for a giveaway coming very soon!

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She continues to love this puzzle, even after our farm theme week is over!Tot School Letter Q -8414

We got out our Letter Construction Kit and made people and butterflies…Tot School Letter Q -8419

Then we made shapes and lined them up.  I yelled them out as she jumped through each one.Tot School Letter Q -8425

Then, she was the yeller for Krash!Tot School Letter Q -8429


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Fireworks on the roof was a first for Ladybug and oh did she LOVE IT!  She smiled and clapped a lot!!!IMG_8346

 


Hanging-ith-the-big-Kids4World geography is kicking back into gear around here! We are focusing on Europe right now, since the Olympics are in London.  I have much more to share about our world geography plans, stay tuned! 

Ladybug isn’t actually a main part in the geography plan, but she is actually the most interested!  She does this Europe puzzle {got ours in a set at a discount store, the price is HIGH online} at least 2-3 times per day.Tot School Letter Q -8320

We have a big floor map, and I had just the Europe section out for the boys, but she begged for the whole thing.  So, I said yes, of course! She was jumping with joy when we finished it!Tot School Letter Q -8412


Insta-Tot4_thumbLadybug’s week on Instagram, since we are using Instagram more, I am switching the Mom’s Favorite category to “Insta-Tot” .  {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

Featuring:   puzzle with Daddy, pool time, Octonauts with Daddy, new froggy baben suit, Golden Corral, pretty braids, night night star, fireworks on the roof, Starfall, 4th of July, and Europe puzzle.image

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  • Tot School 2011/2012 Blog Roll 
  • Behind the Scenes ~ Where Do I Begin with Tot School?
  • Tot School Webpage {including links of all participants}
  • How do I Link up to Tot School? Please be sure to read this BEFORE you link up for the first time!!! If your blog is not linked back here to Tot School {within your post, not just on your sidebar}, and/or your post is not specifically a Tot School post, your link will be deleted to help Tot School surfing moms. If your link was deleted, please email if you don’t know why.
  • Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)



  • Tot School ~ Letter Qq

    ~Ladybug is currently 28.5 months old~

     

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    Tot School Printables Q is for Queen

    Letter: Qq

    Object: Queen

    Vocabulary Development Theme: Royalty

    You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

    Oh, it is SO nice to be back to regular school, I am loving it!!  Ladybug is so much more go-with-the-flow now.  Even a big change since just the weeks before we went to the beach.  She is definitely still very opinionated and dramatic but she hangs out and plays so much better these days!

    Here’s a peek at which Letter Q activities she wanted to do…

    Gluing shapes…IMG_2862

    Stamping lettersIMG_2912Dot painting lettersIMG_2813Coloring her queens, for a little while,IMG_3002Then watching as Krash finished them for her…IMG_3010Dot painting letters on the queen…IMG_3021more dot painting {she chose orange every time!}IMG_3031

    We put tape on our white paper to dot paint a Q but she was way more interested in stacking the dot-paint tops.IMG_3132

    Squeezing the play doh that I had planned to make Q’s out of.  IMG_3134

    Instead we rolled snakes to lay on her tracing page.IMG_3139

    Poking the snakes…IMG_3141

    I decided to try to lay her work out on trays like this, along with her toys and other items.  She didn’t seem to care one way or the other, but it helped me see what she hadn’t done.  I am lucky-she doesn’t mess with them unless it is school time.IMG_2711

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    Letter Qq printables here!

    Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter Q

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    I set her shelves up a bit differently as shown above, but will still show her toys and other tray activities here.…

    Playing with her Betty Lukens Felt Set

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    Fraction Puzzles, she loves these!IMG_2789

    Discovery Toys Progressive Puzzles, working on the 4-piece puzzles…IMG_2809

    Swinging friends that we built together…IMG_2889

    By FAR, the most played with toy this week was our foam blocks.IMG_2909

    They came out every day.IMG_2717

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    She built by herself more than ever, and told me all about her buildings! I got the tongs you see while we were at the beach.  There is a mid size and also a tiny pair, I couldn’t find them online, but check Kitchen Collection or The Gourmet Chef if you have either near you.  They are so cool!  She used them so much and I caught her cleaning up the blocks with them!

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    Knowing how much the kids were enjoying them, I made up a quick game for them.  I set up the cylinders on the steps and assigned Krash 2 color and Ladybug one color.IMG_3082

    They had to hold the block in their tongs and run to set it upright on the stool in the back.  The giggles  were AWESOME!!!  You can see Pac in the background doing his schoolwork, he loved sneaking a peek at them!

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    Ladybug was so good at the game, it shows me how “old” she is!  It was so much fun to watch, I am sure we will be playing the tong game again soon!

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    The 2nd most played with toy this week was the drawer full of Mr. Potato Heads.  Ladybug built SO many funny creatures!IMG_2805

    Magneatos were out several times…IMG_2878

     

    Theme_thumb3We had our schoolroom decked out for our pirate theme this week!  Ladybug enjoyed the many props we had out ~ although the theme was specifically for Krash! Her favorite part of pirate week has definitely been the pirate books, and the pirate sensory bin.

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    tub-of-fun_thumb2The pirate sensory bin was out every day and we used the contents to work on various activities.IMG_2745

    Ladybug loved the little black marbles and gathered them all…IMG_2747

    Worked on tonging them into a sorting tray…IMG_2968

    Even poked them into her mini whisk {also got at the Kitchen Collection store}IMG_2976

     

     

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    Reading in our bean bag chair, which she often does. IMG_3149

     

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    Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Qq

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    Krash has officially begun Kindergarten so we are just doing portions of our remaining RRSP units. You can read more about his Kindergarten plans here! You can see our new Kindergarten with Krash posts also!

    Rock stars This is the main section of our preschool posts-focusing on what we do for our Raising Rock Stars Preschool Curriculum. I am not sharing photos of each part every week, just what I happen to catch!

    Our letter this week ~ Qq, our verse: Quench not the spirit.Qq

    I didn’t have the heart to tell that sweet smile that it was upside down…IMG_7712

    Working on his craft…IMG_7713

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    Coloring…IMG_7719

    Reading the mini book to me…IMG_7730

    You can download the entire letter Qq unit here.

    I am no longer doing specific lesson plans since Krash is now in Kindergarten {read more here}. RRSP-Blank-Lesson-Plan_thumb8_thumb_You can download blank copies of the lesson plan on the Qq page here!

    More letter Qq fun…

    Qq is for Queen color by number…

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    Qq Crafts from Totally Tots {click on the images}

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    Qq is for Quilt from COAH…

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    More Preschool Links…

    Be sure to visit Preschool Corner to see all of the other amazing home-preschool moms!

    Do you have a blog post featuring this unit-RRSP Letter Qq? Link your exact post below, choose a thumbnail showing the program in action for your link!

    ~any non-RRSP Letter Qq posts will be deleted



    Tot School

    ~Krash is currently 40.5 months old~

    ** links to all toys and books are at the bottom of the post

    Learning Toys/Trays

    One of our all-time favorites is hammering the letters into this foam puzzle. We have both the upper and lowercase puzzle and love them!!!
    This is one of our new favorites, the BIG version of the Lauri Peg Stacking set. I got mine from my mom who bought it for $40 at a teacher store. Be wise and buy yours on Amazon for less than $30! This is a wonderful open-ended toy that lasts for years. My 7 year old LOVES it, he built the little tower thing in this photo. If you don’t have this one, put it on a wish-list!!!

    Krash just likes to put all of the pegs in, he’s not into the building yet.

    He had tons of fun showing me how he could stand on it once he had all of the pegs in it!!!

    He worked on spooning jewels into a paint tray to make a green/blue pattern.

    We have a few big floor puzzles and I love them. We hadn’t done one in awhile and K was really excited when I pulled this one out. We did it about 4-5 times throughout the week he liked it so much!

    I got this awesome little game from a homeschool sale for about 50 cents. I can’t find it anywhere online, but K loves it! It’s a mini connect 4 game with letters on the circles.

    I got him a new coloring book and crayon wheel from the dollar store, which he loved!!!

    Working on identifying numbers with our number stencil puzzles.

    Drawing on our chalkboard…

    He loves this toy!!! He pointed out each color for me and we counted them together after he got them all into the spots. He focused for a long time doing this!

    Alphabet…

    We played Letter Ball again and I snapped 1 photo and it was this one, I LOVE it!!!! This game is so much fun for tots with tons of energy, I highly recommend it or doing something similar. Doing kinesthetic activities (movement) is a great way for many tots to acquire skills.

    Our letter project this week was Qq for Queen, inspired from No Time for Flashcards.




    After we got our queen done, the boys really wanted to continue on with glitter. Me, not so much, but sometimes I am a nice Mommy. We have a song we do for calendar that has taught K to spell his name out loud and he asked to make “K-__ __ __ __” on the paper. He goes around spelling his name all the time now, P’s name too! Of course we had to make his name and everyone else in the family too!

    Theme: Monsters

    We continued on with our fun MONSTER theme and I got the entire Tot Pack done. Yes I know I said I would post it, but honestly I have been too busy creating it, and using it with K to even have time to think about posting it! I promise I will though, soon!

    He worked on the puzzles I made for him…


    This size sequencing game was made from the monster Pac Man drew on the computer. Let me just tell you how good it made P feel to see his creation end up in the Tot Pack!!! Great confidence booster!

    We also played hide and seek with them, which helped a lot with identifying sizes.

    K continued to work on his fuzzy monster poster from Target $1.

    Here’s the spelling game I made for him, he loved this…

    After the game the boys played with the monsters together, it was so cute!

    Here he is matching monsters. And also having the monster “jump on the bed” like in the story.

    This was the big flop. I made a folder with monster stickers, and cut out and laminated another set for matching. Yup, of course, he hated it.

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    Another caterpillar friend!!!!

    Laurie Berkner was a BIG hit!!! Here they are running and playing “Catch You.”

    Mommy’s Favorite…

    Caught this shot during Laurie Berkner, I love the boys, but also Ladybug in the background checking it all out. I have to put her up so they don’t plow her over!!!


    If you have a tot (approximately ages 1-3) at home, join in the fun and share what you’re doing with your tot! Here’s how to get started if you’re new… If you’ve never read this: Go HERE 1st for more details– please do!!! Then if you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to MckLinky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email-links to homepages will automatically be deleted).