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A Christmas Present

I have something special, just for you my readers. I wanted to give you a present this year for following along and putting up with my sporadic posts and everything else!!

TheChristmasStory ColoringBook PREVIEW byElaineG

 

This is a 4-page coloring book for the nativity. It focuses on Luke 2 and Matthew 2. It’s just a small book….well, it’s more like pages, to tell the real story of Christmas. The focus of these pages are geared toward Catholic, as I used the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Any faith surely can use it though!!

If you’re interested in these coloring pages, please just….

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I hope that you can use it in your classroom, homeschool, or for religious education. If you do, please be sure to leave me a comment and let me know!!

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All the Saints in Heaven

I meant to get this posted last night, but time just slipped right away.  There’s still plenty of time to use it though on Hallow’s Eve or on All Saints Day!! AllSaintsHeavenWithJesus papercraft byElaineG SAMPLE I have to say that this paper craft was a huge hit with my kids!!  They simply colored the 2 clouds, then they each picked out 4 saints to color.  The clouds are slightly overlapped and glued together and then the saints glued to the large cloud.  After that, we decorated them with cotton puffs and glitter!!

There’s a sample on my Instagram if you click here.  You’ll notice that the sample, we glued to a piece of construction paper.  If you don’t glue on construction paper, print the clouds on cardstock and the saints on regular paper.

If you’re interested in this craft, click here to….

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This idea originated from 3 ideas that I found on the internet.  Credit is given for each of them in the document.

If you use any or all of these freebies, please leave me a comment.  I love to read your comments and input….and know how you use them.  I truly create by the feedback that I get!!  

 

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So Behind Sharing

I know it’s been forever since I shared printables. Well not really that long because I do Letter of the Week, but that’s about all I’ve had time for lately!!

I’m going to post lots of new items that I’ve created and uploaded, however, this list won’t be complete.  If you want more, you’re going to have to search around the files for yourself!!  Sound fun!?!?  There’s going to be a little bit of everything in these printables, so I hope that you find something that you need and can use.   Alright, so here we go with some newly posted printables….

1.  Rhyme Flipbook for word families “an”, “at”, “ig”, and “ug”.  This is sort of a flipbook where you add a letter to the base word family and then match a picture.  I don’t have pictures for every word that can be formed, but I did leave blank pages so that you can add some by gluing them to the blank card.  You may NOT alter this file in any other way!! I plan on making more of these for other word families as time permits, so check back to this folder!!

2.  Barnyard Doubles has been totally updated.  This game focuses on double consonants and vowels.

3.  Autumn calendar set.  This is complete with years to 2015.  It also includes special calendar date options and yesterday, today, and tomorrow day spaces.

4.  Chocolate Match where players form words that start or end with “ch”.  Every word has the “ch” included so that more than 1 may play the game at a time….just print out the number of mats needed.

5.  Teddy’s Catch Divided by 9 is a game that works on division of 9 using an adorable fishing teddy bear!!

6.  Shape and Color letter tile mats.  The color one uses lots of paint splats and the shape one also includes some 3D shapes.  I plan on making one for numbers as well, so watch for that!!

7.  My Favorite Pets calendar set includes everything stated above in the autumn set.

8.  Number Bingo from 1-10 with an autumn and winter themes.  These will help with number recognition.  I’ll be making more of these for words and higher numbers as well.

9.  The Five Kingdoms is a science sorting game for older kids.  They’ll sort images into the 5 kingdoms.

10.  State of the Matter is a sorting activity for players to sort materials by the 3 states of matter.

That’s it for now!!  There is more new stuff and printables that have been updated.  You’ll just have to browse around and see if you can find it.

Also, for those that are looking for my Christian materials, I plan on doing a post for those later this week.  I have created a couple new things and also updated some and uploaded those.  Hopefully it’ll be worth waiting for!!

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The information that is posted on this blog is general information. It is not intended to substitute for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free; however they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share your materials with them. Copyright © 2008-2010. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

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Creations to Share

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve shared any of my file folder games or other creations with my readers.  Sometimes, I just forget.  I send them through the groups or post them to my group and figure that I’m finished.  Then it hits me, I have others that need them too!!

So, right now I’m going to post a few file folder games (ffg) and a few other items that I’ve made in the past month or so.  This is by no means all of them, but it’ll give you all something to have some fun and learn with!!  Also, there’s no Christian ones in this bunch.  I’ll post those in a separate post on another day.  So, if you’re looking for my Christian ffg, stay tuned!!

First up is some of “The Backyardigans” games.  For those that don’t know, they’re cute characters from a tv show of the same name.  They love to use their imagination and travel to other places and times.  You can find a set of “The Backyardigans” Dominos complete with a storage box.  There’s also a ffg for “The Backyardigans” called The Backyardigans Count & Color in which players match color words to the color dots on the game board.  They can also match numbers or number words to those dots.

Next up is a simple early learning activity.  They’re Pizza Alphabet Match cards in which players match the upper case pizza with the lower case pizza slice.  I also have a couple other creations for the little ones and these relate to the book Flip Flap Fly! by Phyllis Root.  I was asked in my group to create something to go along with this cute little book.  So, first up is a mini coloring book that goes along with the story.  I included assembly directions.  There’s also a memory game complete with storage box.  There’s actually 2 versions and they can be played separate or together. 

I also have a ffg for older kids and this one uses Raggedy Ann and Andy.  And let’s face it, we all love them!!  HAHA  This ffg is Raggedy Ann & Andy Fact Families in which players use addition or subtraction to find the missing number in the fact family. 

Finally, I have a ffg for much older kids.  This one is all about science.  In fact, it’s called Mad Science:  The Periodic Table of the Elements.  Players will move around the board and draw tokens with element abbreviations on them.  They will have to identify the element by name, number, atomic weight or other method.  If correct, they keep that token.  The first player to reach the set number of tokens becomes the winner!!  I have to add with this one, be sure to download or refer to a periodic table of the elements to make sure answers are correct.  I was going to furnish one, but there’s such a wide variety of them available online that I decided to let everyone choose what they like best.

I hope you’ll find something that you like and enjoy among these shares.  If you do use something, please be sure to leave a comment and let me know how it worked for you or what caught your attention the most about that particular game or item. 

As always, please be sure to download EVERY page.  If you don’t, you won’t have the complete game or item the way it was meant to be.  For the life of me, I’ll never understand how I can have 100 downloads for the left side of the game board and only 89 for the right side.  You can’t play with half a game!!  I also find that the directions are rarely downloaded.  I guess it’s assumed that you can play any way you want, which I guess you can, but each creation I put much time and effort into so that it can be used a certain way properly.  Anyway, be sure to get ALL the pages!!

 

**The information that is posted on this blog is general information. It is not intended to substitute for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free; however they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites, group, or other electronic media.  They also may not be distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share your materials with them. Copyright © 2008 & 2009. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.**

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