Monday, February 27, 2012

Goin’ On A Safari (tot/pre school at our house)

Alex is 4 years old.  Max is 2.5 years old.

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In case you can’t tell, my boys had a great time reading about safari animals and working on our African Safari pack!

We made vests from grocery bags and binoculars from toilet paper tubes wrapped in black construction paper.  We searched the house for lions, and we went outside to spy real birds with our binoculars.   (vest & binoculars ideas found on Pinterest)

Here’s the rest of what we did. 

**Pinterest Users: PLEASE do not pin any pictures below with the children in them.  There’s a picture of the Preschool Pack at the bottom of this post if you’d like to pin this post.  Thanks for understanding!

Count & Match Cards

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Shadow Matching

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Size Sequencing

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Puzzle Cards

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Magnet Page

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Follow The Path

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Prewriting Page

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Alex wanted smiley faces and funny faces for a job well done.

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Word Builders
(Max barely knows his letters, but he loves to match!)

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Dot Markers

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Follow The Path & prewriting, 2 year old style ;)

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Dot the S and s

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Circle the smallest (Max “circled” the biggest instead)

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finish the pattern

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Find the Missing Number

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A few pages on display

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More Follow The Path

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Shape Matching
(Alex’s friend)

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Roll & Graph

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more word building

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A is for Alligator (from Homeschool Creations)

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Circle What’s Different

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This African Safari preschool pack is a FUNDRAISER for our friends as they are in the process of adopting.  The cost is $2.00, and $1.68 (everything but the PayPal fees) goes directly to Adopting Judah

Tiny Talk

So, these are not as funny as Alex asking if I am pretending to be God…they did make me smile today, though.

We’ve been reading Franklin’s Halloween lately.  (I don’t know why, as I don’t even like Halloween! The boys just have a sudden fascination with this book.)  Franklin dresses up as “Franklinstein”.  This morning, Alex came running to me with a grocery bag on his head.  “Hey Mom, look!  I’m ALEXSTEIN!”

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My boys LOVE to eat grapes.  Today as we finished lunch, the boys were eating grapes.  Max couldn’t get the stems off of some of the grapes, so he was handing them to me and saying, “Mom, could you open these?” Not funny, but just a cute way of asking me to remove the stem.

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Alex was jealous that I took Max’s picture, so he wanted me to take his picture.
Jensyn just got her picture taken because she was cute…and covered with Nutella.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Giveaway: Fun With Dr. Seuss Pack

You may have seen the previous post where I shared my new Dr. Seuss preschool pack.  It’s available for $1 through Friday evening.  After that, the price will increase to $1.50
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Just for fun, I’m giving away 5 copies of this pack.  The only requirement is to add Little Monkey Printables as a favorite store on Teachers Notebook. 

Winners will be announced on Sunday evening.  Winners will receive an e-mail containing a zip file of the Dr. Seuss pack.  If you choose to purchase the pack at the $1 introductory price, you have two choices if you win this giveaway:
1) I will refund your $1.
2) You may choose to receive the Woodland Friends or Bitty Buckaroo pack in place of the Dr. Seuss pack.

You should see a Rafflecopter widget below, where you can enter this giveaway.  If you do not see it, please hit refresh.  You might also see a clickable link that says "more".  If you click on this, the page will reload with the widget. 

If nothing appears after several tries, just leave a comment on this post saying that you've added my shop as a favorite.  If you enter by commenting on this post, BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS...I'll consider it your entry :)

Fun With Dr. Seuss Preschool Pack

Click on the picture of the pack to go to an automatic download of this Dr. Seuss pack.
If you blog about this pack, I would appreciate a link back to my blog.  Thank you!
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Graphics © Little Red Schoolhouse
used with permission
commercial license purchased for resale

This pack has graphics from three different Dr. Seuss stories.
You may wish to read these stories while working on this pack:
You’ll find 20 activities:
  • Count & Color
  • Prewriting
  • Beginning Sounds
  • Race To The Hat game
  • Handwriting (H,h)
  • Count & Clip cards (1 – 12)
  • Finish The Pattern
  • Letter Sort (H,h)
  • Shape Match cards
  • Scissors Skills
  • Ten Part Puzzles
  • Word Builders
  • Shadow Matching
  • Size Matching
  • Letter Hunt (H,h)
  • Puzzle Cards
  • Count Mat/Cards
  • Circle What’s Different
  • Magnet/Bingo Marker page
  • Follow The Path – easy & hard
Page samples
shape matching cards beginning sounds cards letter sort magnet page counting mat cards counting cards 2
I’ve also seen great Dr. Seuss freebies at: