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Noah’s Ark Chore Chart

Every year, my kids like helping out with duties in our religious education classroom.  I usually just simply rotate them between the couple of chores that they can do for me.  I don’t have many, but they love doing them!!  This year, I decided that instead of me just trying to keep track on paper, I’d create a chore chart.

There’s actually 2 chore charts in this set.  The first is the one that I used that has actual chores on it.  The duties include pass out papers, collect papers, bathroom monitors (boy and girl), box collector (our supply boxes), and line leader.  The second chart is blank.  The chores can actually be typed in and then printed, or it can be printed as is and the duties can be written in.

What I plan to do with mine is now that it’s printed and laminated, I’ll use a Vis-a-Vis marker to write their names on the animal with the chore.  A dry erase marker could be used as well, but I prefer the Vis-a-Vis on laminate and it’s easy to remove to change names.  Also, if you don’t want to write on the animals, the names could be written below the chore.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the charts…..

Clipart and Background © MelsBrushes and Miss Pickle’s Design Studio at MyGrafico with permission.

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I hope that you’ll be able to use one or both of these charts in your home or classroom.  I’m really looking forward to using mine this year and seeing the kids get excited about seeing their name on it.  If you have any issues printing these charts out, please don’t hesitate to let me know.  You can either leave a comment or submit it by clicking the “contact me” button in the right hand column.



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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine, The Schoolhouse, and Commotion from the Ocean of Life. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse and © Commotion ) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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Oh Holy Night Number Strip Puzzles

It’s time for Nativity A Day and the 18th posting of it!!  Yes, that means that there’s only 2 more to go and I’ve still missed 3 of them.  I think I did anyways.  I’ll have to go back and count again because one day I missed, but the next day I did a double.  If I only counted that as 1, then it should actually be 2 and I’ll have only missed 2.  Time to count!!  HAHA

On with the Nativity A Day for today though.  I have a pretty big variety of number strip puzzles.  Some are horizontal and some are vertical.  There’s one for counting 0-12 and one for 1-10.  There’s also 2 for skip counting by 5 and 10 and one each of skip counting by 2 and 3.  I love all the images that I used and I used a variety of fonts.  We all know about my font addiction!!  HAHA

Nativity Illustrations and Images © Internet Sources and believed to be public domain.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the strip puzzles…..

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Nativity, What Do You See? Mini-Book

Today is the 16th posting of Nativity A Day and after a couple busy days this weekend of not being able to post it, I’m back on track!!  I’m really proud of this one and so happy with how it turned out.

Today’s Nativity A Day is a mini-book called Nativity, What Do You See? and it’s based on the Brown Bear, Brown Bear concept.  I recommend printing the cover on card stock and the pages on paper.  The pages of can be printed front and back to save on paper, or printed off separately by the sheet.  The cover is slightly larger than the pages, so they should tuck in nicely and then be stapled close to the fold to hold them in.

NOTE:  I just printed the book out and I should have been more specific in the directions.  The back of each page should be printed upside down so that when it’s lifted to be read, it’s facing down and goes into the next page.  I know this doesn’t make much sense because I’m not good at describing, but take my word!!  So, if you print all the top pages, then flip them over upside down and print the backs.  Or, if your printer is like mine and does front/back printing, have it flip in the short edge instead of the long edge.  Hope this helps!!

Nativity graphics © DigiDoodleDoo with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the mini-book pages…..

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UPDATE:  Being a mom of 1, I know that printing the other book is quite a bit of extra paper and ink.  So, I created another book, just for ONE!!  It’s identical to the other book, but just one book prints out per page, instead of two.  Be sure to read above about printing front and back so that when the pages are turned up, they can read without having flip the book over.  I have printed this out and it works great!!  You can find the new Nativity, What Do You See? mini-book for one here.

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Nativity Pre-Writing Practice

Today is the 15th post in Nativity A Day and it’s for little ones.

Today’s Nativity A Day is pre-writing practice sheets.  There’s 4 pages for different stages.  First off is strait lines and they get thinner with smaller dashes as you go down the page.  Next is some strait lines with a curve and square edge tracing.  The next page is different sizes of curves and the last page is different sizes of square edges.

Nativity graphics © JW Illustration with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the pre-writing pages…..

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Nativity Bean Bag Toss

Today is the 12th post in Nativity A Day.  Today’s idea is not my own, but I made it mine….in my way and I hope that you and the kids enjoy it.

Today’s Nativity A Day is Nativity Bean Bag Toss.  One or more players can play by tossing a bean bag at the letters from the nativity in the order that they’re called out.  You can play where it’s required that the letters are played in the correct order to spell “nativity”.  It could be played in the same manner using darts.

Don’t worry that baby Jesus is having bean bags or darts thrown at him!!  I put the letter in the large open door of the stable and then the adorable nativity characters are visible in the open window.  Each letter mat has a different nativity character.

Nativity graphics © AnnieThingsPossible with permission.

Original game concept from Erica @ Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Here’s a thumbnail view of this bean bag game…..

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Nativity Bingo

It’s time for the 10th Nativity A Day post.  I can’t believe how many of these I still have left to do!!  I keep wondering if I’m going to make it or if I need to change my strategy and do a few less posts the rest of the time.  I think my biggest fear is that I’m going to do it all now and then never be able to come up with a new idea to ever do with the nativity again!!

Oh well, can’t worry about that!!  Today’s Nativity A Day is Nativity Bingo.  There’s a total of 12 cards, so plenty can play.  If you need more than 12, just print about double the cards and issue 2 prizes for winning.  Every card should have every nativity element on it.  I just mixed up the locations!!  There’s no “free space” since every image plays.  Also, I made calling cards.  They can be used as is and the nativity figure called can just be marked off (laminate and use a dry erase marker), or you can cut them apart and players can draw the nativity figure that will be called next.  So, lots of variety with this game!!

Nativity clipart © Northumberland.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the bingo game…..

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The Greatest Gift Tic-Tac-Toe

It’s time for a new Nativity A Day post and I believe that this is the 8th one already.  Are you enjoying them??  I know I am!!  It’s making things a little hectic sometimes to get something new created AND posted, but I did make this a personal challenge.  So far so good!!

Today, I have a simple game that uses beautiful graphics.  The game is tic-tac-toe.  The game board features the greatest gift, baby Jesus in his manger.  The player tokens are Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus and the 3 Wise Men with baby Jesus.  This game should be great to fill in those quiet times for the kids and keep them busy!!

Nativity graphics © Trina Clark with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of today’s game…..

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Double the Nativity A Day

Today is a double freebie since I was totally unable to post my Nativity A Day yesterday!!  I do apologize, but I expected at some time, life would step in….and it might not be over yet considering it’s the holiday season and all.

First up is the printable that I would have shared yesterday.  It’s a “Roll the Shepherd’s Nativity”.  The player(s) will roll a die and collect the pieces indicated for that number and assemble the nativity as they go.  This is the shepherd’s nativity or the angels telling the shepherds of the good news.

Nativity Graphics © Northumberland.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the pages in this activity….

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My second offering, which is today’s Nativity A Day freebie, is “Nativity Word Strip Puzzles”.  The kids will assemble word strip puzzles featuring words associated with the nativity.  There are 10 puzzles in all, but 3 of them are for the 3 Magi/Kings/Wise Men.  That way, you can choose the nativity word puzzle for them depending on what you teach and your faith since they do vary.

Nativity graphics © Alice Smith prior to 1/21/10 with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail peek at some of the pages in this set of word strip puzzles…..

If you’re interested in downloading these nativity word strip puzzles, please just click to…..

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Nativity Magnet Sheets

Today is the 3rd day of my Nativity A Day.  The first two were over at my free printables blog, The SchoolhouseI hope that you were able to download them and that  the kids are enjoying them!!

My offering today is a set of magnet sheets.  This is a set of 6 that includes N for Nativity, A for Angel, S for Shepherd, H for Holy Family, W for Wise Men, and J for Jesus.  There’s adorable nativity graphics that have place for magnets, do-a-dots, bingo daubers, or anything else the kids choose!!

Nativity graphics © Resale Clipart with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail peek of the pages in this set of magnet sheets…..

If you’re interested in downloading these nativity magnet sheets, please just…..

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Author Study: Mem Fox

In my Y!Group, we like to do author and book studies.  So much learning is focused around themes and stories.

Most recently we did Mem Fox.  She’s definitely a favorite children’s book author.  Her books are so fun to read and really draw the kids in.  Her illustrators always draw the perfect pictures for the story.  Everything is paired very well.  I used to love to read her books to Miss K.  Our favorite was Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild.  We read it over and over!!

As I always try to do, I created a couple printables to go with our Mem Fox author study.  I have only been able to get a couple things created for it.  I’m not going to say that I’ll make more, because I’m just not sure!!  I wanted to with Richard Scarry and it just didn’t happen.  Time seems to be premium!!  However, I did get a magnification game and an interactive preposition book done for Mem’s works.  I really like the book and hope that you do as well.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the printables available….

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**PLEASE NOTE: Books and characters © Mem Fox and the publishers – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the characters, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Mem Fox.**

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Richard Scarry’s Birthday in The Busy World

Richard Scarry's 92nd Birthday Google Doodle

Today would be Richard Scarry’s 92nd birthday.  He’s best know for his Busytown books.  His characters are so cute and memorable.  I remember reading his books when I was a kid!!  I’m sure if I dug deep enough, I might even find a couple of them still in storage.

To honor Richard Scarry, I’ve created several materials to share with you.  Most of them were created around the covers of his books, but a few are his Busytown characters.  Right now, there’s only 3 items.  They are tic-tac-toe, jigsaw puzzles, and memory.  I hope to make more soon, as I just ran out of time!!

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**PLEASE NOTE: Busytown books and characters © Richard Scarry and the publishers – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the characters, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Busytown or Richard Scarry.**

Don’t forget to check back throughout the week to see if I’m able to create any more items for Richard Scarry!!  What I have created so far is exclusive to my blog readers because I didn’t get them done on time for my groups, so please enjoy!!

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Oscar the Grouch’s Birthday

Today is Oscar the Grouch’s birthday.  Everyone’s most lovable grouch celebrates his special day on 1 June.  For this occasion, I had to create some fun printables for the kids to celebrate with him!!

If Oscar is one of your favorites, check out….

Oscar the Grouch Fun Facts, Oscar’s Sesame Street page, and Oscar’s Muppet Wiki.

For our resident grouch, I created several puzzles in a variety of sizes.  There’s also Oscar the Grouch strip puzzles for 1-10 and skip counting.  I made some shape clothespin cards and some Oscar lacing cards.  You’ll also find some shadow match 2-piece puzzle cards and some label the color cards.  I think that no matter the age, kids will have fun with Oscar the Grouch!!

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**PLEASE NOTE:  Oscar the Grouch character © Jim Hanson and Sesame Street – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Oscar the Grouch or Sesame Street.**

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