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

Gift Idea for Everyone with Kids!

Do you have kids?  Have grandkids?  Have friends with kids?  Teach kids?  Care for Kids?

I have a great gift idea for you!

150  Screen-Free Activities for Kids DIY Gift Basket

{disclaimer ~ I was sent the book free of charge to review}

The new book, 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids,  from Asia of Fun at Home with Kids is simply awesome. The book alone would make an incredible gift, or you can get SUPER fun and create a gift basket with supplies to go along with the book. Asia provides ideas here on her blog, and there’s a page in the Amazon preview sharing the 15 items recommended for a gift basket or a simple get-started list. I compiled many of them here for you to glance through.

150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids contains ~

  • 50% all NEW activities never before featured on Asia’s blog.  It also contains favorites from the blog!
  • 120 activities can be completed using items found at a regular grocery store.
  • Most of the activities were designed to encourage multi-age/sibling play. 
  • All activities are coded and marked with allergy codes to make things easier for those of you with kids who have allergies.

The book is divided into 7 sections, each section contains multiple ideas!

  • How to Use the Book
  • Slimes
  • Doughs
  • Paints
  • Small World Play
  • Simple Sensory Activities
  • Do-It-Yourself Toys

We have already done many of Asia’s ideas, but when I presented the book to my daughter who is 5, she immediately saw the image on the front cover of the Frog World and wanted to make that, she loves frogs and water. 

Frog World Play

I must be honest and tell you that the night she asked wasn’t a night I really wanted to dye water blue and cut out foam lily pads.  It had been a long emotional day and I was tired.  But, I said yes.  It didn’t take me long to set both of my kids up with their frog worlds and it gave me about an hour of peace as they played. 

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They both went on to play with the bins again the next day. The effort I put in at the beginning proved to be totally worth it in the end.

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Sometimes I am super creative on my own and other times I feel my brain is dead and completely emptied of all things creative.  Asia’s book is a reminder that it doesn’t take much to do something creative like this.

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My kids are 5, 8, and 12. The 5 and 8 year old played with the Frog World, extensively. The 12 year old wasn’t home that night but probably would have joined them. My 12 year old has looked through the book and found many ideas he wants to try. It really is a book for a VERY wide age range.

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It is a recipe book for me.  An easy tool to pull off of the shelf to stimulate my thinking and give me the idea and the recipe all in one place.  I am so thankful to Asia for taking the time to write this and know it will bless many people out there, including me!

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See more here ~

This awesome book is available worldwide, most of my readers will happily find it on Amazon, there’s a link here to Amazon

Pond Coloring Printables

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added  new Pond Coloring printables!

Free Pond Coloring Printables

Download the Pond coloring printables and more here!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here

Looking for more Pond fun?

Pond Pinterest Board

Pond Life Theme