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Ash Wednesday Fun and Learning

Last night’s lesson was all about Ash Wednesday and how it’s the first day of Lent.  Advent and Lent are always interesting concepts to teach the kids when it’s all about “waiting” and “preparing”.  At their age, they’re just ready for Santa and the Easter Bunny.  They soak up the information like sponges!!

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After our discussion about Lent, we focused on Ash Wednesday and did this activity page.  Since we attend mass as part of class on Ash Wednesday, it’s important the kids know all about the ashes so they know what to expect.  After that, we practiced for mass….several times!!  Our final activity was a little craft that I made for the kids.  They colored the pictures to look like themselves and then we took black paint and put a cross on the foreheads with their thumb.

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

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Coloring Through Holy Week

This is the rest of my Easter lesson.  Before I get into that, I have to tell you, my write-the-room activity was a huge hit with the kids!!  Each of us (hubby, kiddo, and me) each took 3 kids and walked around to each “station”.  We read the little scrip to them about how it was part of Holy Week, the kids then traced the word on their worksheet.  After that, they went to their seats and colored the pictures.

When we were done with that, they worked on a coloring book that I made for Holy Week.  There are pictures for the different events of Holy Week, what day it occurred, and a brief description.  The kids had fun with this as well.  They didn’t get it completed, but it’s definitely something that they can take home to finish and have their families read to them. 

Here’s a sample of a couple pages….

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Clipart is hand-drawn by my husband © Elaine and © The Schoolhouse.  I can’t tell you how proud of him that I am, especially since I know it’s hard for him to “believe” that he has such an amazing talent.

If you’re interested in this coloring book, just click to….

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While the kids were coloring, my daughter read The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale.  I consider it to be one of the best stories there are.  I actually was introduced to this book several years ago by another catechist who read it to the whole RE program in church.  

In addition, I made little Easter gift boxes for class.  Each one had a couple different small toys in it, one being a slap bracelet that had “hope”, “peace”, and “faith” on them that I picked up at Wal-Mart.  The main thing in the box was a plastic egg with one of each color jelly bean in it.  With that was the Jelly Bean Prayer that I sort of put together myself.  I used a combination of 3 different poems/prayers and made them into one that I really liked.  If you’re interested in the Jelly Bean Prayer cards, you can click here to download it.

That’s all for this year’s Easter lesson!!  What are you doing??

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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 and The Schoolhouse.  All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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Easter Write-the-Room

I’ve been working hard on activities for class this week. I like for my kids to have fun and understand the importance of Easter at the same time.  I’ll be doing a couple different posts of what we’ll be doing with the littles this week.

This first activity is a writing one.  In fact, it’s a write-the-room.  

My plan is to put the signs around the gym.  Then we’ll each take 2-3 kids and walk around telling them what each symbol on the card is.  The kids will then trace that word on the page.  After we go to each “station”, they’ll go back to their desks and color the pictures.  Note, this is for little ones that can’t write (only trace) yet.

Here’s a sample of each page….

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Clipart © Kari Bolt and Ramona Majdis at Teachers Pay Teachers and it is used with permission.

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I also typed up a script that we’ll use at each “station” to describe the picture and symbol.  If you’re interested in those definition, just click here.  You can use it as is, or put it into your own words.

Come back again soon because I’ll be posting more for this week’s lesson!!

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Epiphany

I struggled with a lesson tonight.  I have the rest of the year planned, but tonight was a blank for me.  Since the feast day of Epiphany is 6 January, I decided to go with that for tonight’s lesson.  It worked out well and I want to share some of the activities that we did with you all.

We started with a coloring page that I made for them.  It tells them what Epiphany is and the date.  Then they had a picture to color from dailycoloringpages.com and I added that to the sheet.  You can download the Epiphany sheet here.  The kids said they “loved” the picture, so I’m glad I picked that one.  I was torn between 3 of them and narrowed it to 2 and decided on this one because it just seemed like my kids in class.

Next, we did our craft.  I wanted something pretty basic since this is the first week after Christmas Break.  I didn’t know what kind of mood they’d be in or how much effort they’d put into it.  For the craft, I chose the wiseman silhouette from DLTK  and it couldn’t have worked out any better.  I chose to apply it to a light blue background so that they’d really stand out.  They did!!  Here is the one that I did…..

If you’re interested in doing this craft with your kids or class, please just click the image above and it will open to the craft page at DLTK.  Notice we did ours different than the sites instructions.  I made copies of the camel/wiseman and then we cut them out.  After that, we glued it onto the blue paper.  This is much easier for my age group.

We also did a maze, and I don’t remember where I got that from.  They didn’t like it as much as the other activities!!  Finally, I wasn’t sure how much time we’d have, so I printed off a letter writing sheet from First-School.  It’s a good thing that I did have the extra because only half my class showed up today.  With a smaller class, you go through activities much quicker.  You can find the Ww-wise men writing sheet here.

The last thing that I have for you we didn’t do in class tonight.  Back in 2008, I made a file folder game that’s perfect for Epiphany.  This is a fun game more than a lesson, but it still gets the point across.  You could also add your own cards to make the game part of a lesson or for review.  The game is called Follow the Star and can be found here.  There’s also a game from 2007 called The First Christmas that would be good for review of Christmas and Epiphany.  For this one, players must answer questions about the holiday if they land on a “gift” space, which is the gifts of the 3 Wisemen.  You can find this game here.  

That about covers it!!  I hope that you find something here that you can use with your kids or class for Epiphany.  Mine really seemed to enjoy this lesson and took a lot away from it.










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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!

To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, I have several printables to share with you.  His birthday is Wednesday, 2 March.  I hope that gives you enough time to use it and for the kids to have fun with it!!

I’ve created several new items this year and I’ve updated a couple from last year.  They all very in age/grade level, so there’s something for everyone!!  I’m going to give you a brief title and description of each one and then you can go download what you want.  I do hope you can use most, if not all of them!!

First of all, from last year, there is a Dr. Seuss calendar set.  This has a variety of characters from his books.  There’s also a Counting the Cat’s Hats, which are 3-part cards.  Next is The Shape of Thing 1 and Thing 2.  They’re 2-part cards for matching shape to shape word.  Finally from last year is The Colors of the Lorax’s Truffle Trees.  These are also 2-part cards for matching the color of the truffle tree to the color word.

For this year, I really wanted to use the books of Dr. Seuss….and I did just that!!  First is a The Books of Dr. Seuss Cards (and box).  These can be used for memory match, “Go Fish”, and “Old Maid”.  I even added an extra card for the “old maid”!!  There’s The Books of Dr. Seuss Pattern Strips that feature several patterns like AB, AAB, ABBC, and a variety more.  I also did a Magnifying the Books of Dr. Seuss, where the kids use a magnifying glass to look at the tiny image and then match the full size image to it.  Finally, there’s The Books of Dr. Seuss Sudoku.  This is a simple version for the little ones!!  You can get all these free downloads below.

I also made a couple character related activities.  First up are 2 sets of counting strips for 10 Apples Up On Top.  One, is a counting strip where they add the number of apples on their heads.  The second, the apples are up on top and they color the number of apples indicated.  Their download is below. 

You’ll also find Dr. Seuss tic-tac-toe with 2 game boards and a variety of tokens.  Finally, there is A Rainbow of Eggs and Ham.  These are 2-part cards for matching the color of the eggs and ham to the color word….and they do feature Sam I Am!!

Now if you’re interested in the “Books of Dr. Seuss” materials, just click to….

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If you’d like to download the activities for Ten Apples Up On Top, just click to….

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**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Seuss, Books, and Characters © Seuss Enterprises – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Dr. Seuss.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!**

One final note for these materials.  I plan on creating a couple more things this week for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  I know this is a theme that many are working on right now.  So please, be sure to check back and look for updates to this post!!

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Update 1: I know, the week is almost over and I’m just now getting to add my reader exclusive for Dr. Seuss.  Just been a busy week and I couldn’t get time to work on things I wanted.  It’s here now though!!  The first reader exclusive is Green Eggs and Ham Counting 0-20 Cards (& Envy).  It’s played like memory match where the player chooses to match the number of dots, numeral, or number word.  They could also play to match all 3!!  I also included an envelope to store the cards in.  Oh, and I forgot the best part of all…..my hubby drew the graphics for these cards for me!!  They’re great and I hope that you enjoy the game that I made with them.  To download this, just click here.  I still intend on getting one more reader exclusive game up, so that only leaves tomorrow.  No promises, but I’m going to try my best!!

Update 2: I know the week is over that everyone pretty much focuses on Dr. Seuss, but I made this and really want to share it.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.  It’s There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Color Match Pockets.  The player matches the color on the Wocket to the matching pocket.  I created this in 2 versions.  One is a very bright and colorful background and the other is just a white background for low ink usage (identified by LO).  I really hope that you can use these now….or in the future and that the kids really have fun with them.  You can find this file folder game (ffg) here.

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 and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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Valentine’s Day Learning Fun

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I thought I had better get my Valentine’s Day printables posted for you!!  I’ve created several items, and if you watch this post over the weekend, you’ll see updates for more games uploaded.  Everything that I’m sharing is for Valentine’s Day.

The first item is A Time for Love 3-part puzzle cards.  These cards have an analog clock, digital time, and the time in words.  The puzzle pieces are matched up.  Next is Have a Heart Mirror Cards.  I’m so happy with the way these turned out.  All the images are hearts that the kids look at in the mirror to enforce symmetry.  There’s also A Heart of Many Colors 2-part cards.  For these, they kids match up the color hearts with the color words.

You will also find Sweetness & Love Alphabet Clothespin Cards.  Use a clothespin, dry erase marker, paper clip, or other such item to match the upper case letter to the lower letter that’s shown.  These use adorable sweetheart cupcakes for graphics!!  I’ve also included an older creation of mine.  It’s Valentine Stamp Pattern worksheets.  They will finish the pattern that is started.  The patterning goes from simple to a bit more complex.

Finally, there’s an exclusive for my blog readers!!  It’s called Count on Love and it’s a 0-20 flipbook.  They will match the numeral, number of roses, and number word.  Anything else that I post this weekend, will also be reader exclusives, so stay tuned!!

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UPDATE 1: My first update is ready!!  The newest item that I’ve created to share is The Shapes of Love.  These are 2-part cards where the shape is on the top card and is matched to the shape word on the lower part of the card.  These feature a cute peck on the cheeks graphics and you can find them by clicking on the download button above!!

UPDATE 2: I’ve added a new file for you to download for Valentine’s Day.  This one is all about money!!  These 2-part cards are The Price of Being Love Birds and use 4 coins to make amounts found on the Valentine’s Day gifts.  There’s adorable love birds that accompany the coins and a variety of gifts….that obviously aren’t the correct prices, but work for the concept of the game!!  HAHA  Anyway, you can find them by clicking the download button above.

UPDATE 3: Something new has been added exclusively for my readers!!  This one is Have A Heart 0-20 Clothespin Cards.  This is used by counting the hearts on the card, then marking the amount that there is.  One could use a clothespin, dry erase marker (if laminated), paperclip, or other such item to mark the correct number.  I’m not sure if this is the last one or not.  I do have another idea, but it’s a matter of getting it out of my head and completed BEFORE it’s too late!!  HAHA

 

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