Pond Life Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Scoot Pond Theme Kindergarten Literature Unit

It has been years since I have released a new Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack but finally, we have a new one!

I based this new set off of the book SCOOT by, Cathryn Falwell, featuring a fun pond theme!

Set the stage for your POND theme by gathering all of your pond toys and books! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

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

Pond Life Toys for Kids

Be sure to purchase the book SCOOT or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in all sorts of fun pond theme books to bring the theme alive!

Pond Life Books for Kids

Here is a downloadable library checklist for pond books!

Pond Life Books Editable Book Checklist

Add a pond theme sensory bin to your fun!

Pond Life Sensory Bin

For each unit, I select Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose ordinal numbers, counting by 10s, coin identification, and 100s Chart Mystery Picture.

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Lots of literacy activities; rhyming, counting syllables, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, matching words, and beginning sound – letter P and 2 part cards.

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The science activities: label parts of a frog, and frog life cycle.

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A new addition to our packs – photo cards! I chose real life photos of all of the plants and animals featured in the book. These can be printed and laminated for use in all sorts of ways! Play memory {print 2 sets}, find the animals in the book, practice writing the names of the animals.

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Another fun new addition focuses on listening skills while also brining in some literacy and math skills!

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Create your own activity with this blank chart! Write in whatever your child is working on – letters, numbers, shapes, colors, etc.

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The character connection is focused taking turns and our Bible verse is about the wonderful creatures God made!

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Coloring page just for fun!

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I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

Pond Pinterest Board

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

Scroll down and look for the Scoot section and click on “free printables”

Pond Life Books for Kids ~ with editable PDF

Pond Life Books Editable Library Checklist

Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some fun POND LIFE books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  Want to purchase some of these great pond books? See them all here on Amazon! 


Pond Life Books for Kids

A pond theme is fun for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond! Explore frogs, fish, birds, and more. Investigating pond life is a great way to teach young kids so much about science!

More POND LIFE fun…

Looking for more pond theme fun for your classroom or homeschool? Give these posts a look:

Pond Life Toys for Kids

Download your free POND BOOK CHECKLIST here!

Pond Life Books Editable Book Checklist


Pond Life Nomenclature ~ Free 3 Part Cards

Pond Life 3 Part Cards Montessori Nomenclature Free Printables

We have a new addition in our Montessori Printables collection! This is an updated set of Pond Life Nomenclature cards featuring photographs. If you are planning a pond life theme, these free printables will be a great addition.

Many of you incorporate Montessori methods into your homeschooling, as I did when my kids were younger. I hope you enjoy these new free printables!

This new pond life nomenclature card set contains 18 different pond animals and plants!  Here’s a peek at the cards…

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Unfamiliar with Nomenclature cards, also called 3-Part cards? 

Nomenclature cards are a Montessori based idea. The word Nomenclature comes from the Latin “nomenclatura” which means assigning of names to things. Nomenclature cards are also called “3 part cards” for obvious reasons!

Here’s a couple of articles sharing more about the what, why, and how!

Grab some fun pond books and toys to go along with a fun unit featuring pond life!

Pond Life Books for Kids


Download your FREE Pond Life Nomenclature Cards here!

Download Here

More POND LIFE fun…

Free Pond Coloring Printables  Pond Life Theme

Calendar Connections PONDS AND RIVERS Pond Life Sensory Bin

See more Montessori ideas on our Pinterest board!

More Nomenclature Cards:

Backyard Birds Nomenclature Printables Farm-Cards Montessori Nomenclature Printables 3 Part Cards Bugs and CreaturesOcean Animals Montessori Printables Nomenclature 3 Part Cards Flower Nomenclature Printables Cat Breed 3 Part Cards

Calendar Connections ~ Pond and River Life

It has been a long time since we have had a new set of Calendar Connections cards! My wonderful friend Shannon took a break but she is back with a new set and plans for more in the near future! She writes the Calendar Connections cards for us, I design and host them. We have a new Pond and River Theme Calendar Set for you!

Pond Theme Calendar Connections

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

NOTE: these do NOT print front to back, only the premium design does. These are the original cards, which we still offer for free. You can see an example of the bundled set here! We do not have a pond premium set yet.

The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar. I put the image cards in the pockets backwards and flip each day We either keep the information cards in a folder or behind the image card and pull it out on the correct day to read it.


You could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart.

I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found in the Target $1 section. Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

Calendar Connections Small Pond and River Life

There is also a new sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!

You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We now have 14 sets to choose from, and we will still be adding more too!

Calendar Connections Set 1

We are taking suggestions for upcoming themes.  Leave suggestions in the comments!

Draw, Write, Now Book 6 Printables


Draw, Write, Now Book 6 Printables

I am continuing to plow through creating the Draw, Write, Now printables and recently got book 6 completed and will be completing the rest of the books, I promise!

Book 6 has the following themes; Animals & Habitats – On Land, Ponds & Rivers, Oceans. If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote last year when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1 last year, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Visit the new webpage I created to host these printables to download this set and the book 1 set!Draw-Write-Now-Printables4222

Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

They have also offered my readers a special discount code to use on their website, for ANYTHING you purchase! 

Now through December 31, 2013

use code: 1PLUS1

for 15% off of your total order from Barker Creek! 

I am so thankful for this offer and hope it blesses many of you who would like to order these books, or other wonderful items from their website.  If you’ve never been to www.BarkerCreek.com be sure to visit!