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Clever, Crafty, Cookin' Mama

A blog about crafts, cooking, and clever stories about being a mom. Helpful tips, recipes, pictures, directions, and stories to make you laugh.

How to Set up a Creative Invitation to Build a Bird Nest - Little Worlds

Setting up an invitation to build a bird nest is a spring classic. It's got it all: art, craft, sensory exploration, loose parts and imaginative play. Love!

Styrofoam Bowl Turtles - Crafty Morning

A turtles shell is called a carapace, it helps protect them from all kinds of dangers. We had a lot of fun decorating our turtles’ shells. With just a few supplies you can make your very own turtle! styrofoam bowl googly eyes marker/pen paint brush scissors card stock paint glue Let’s make our turtle… 1. Paint […]

A Painted Branch // Collaborative Art with Kids

Collect branches, or just one branch, from outside and use tempera paints for a collaborative art experience for kids.

Cards Against Humanity

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Make a human-sized bird nest using recycled materials - Mother Natured

Make a bird nest using recycled materials. Your kids will love creating, learning about and play with their own human sized bird nest.

Turtle tissue paper pom pom kit under the sea ocean water mermaid decoration

An original decoration for a baby shower, birthday party, or other celebration! When fully opened, this pompom is 20 wide. Because this item cannot be shipped fully assembled, it is shipped as a kit, with simple instructions on how to fluff up the pompom and add the card stock facial features, as

Make Fish Scales Using Toilet Paper Rolls (Kids Craft)

Make a fish craft using toilet paper rolls for making the scales! It's a fun ocean art project for kids to make with a free printable coloring page.

Fork Painted Fish Craft - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Use forks to paint create a tropical fish craft in this easy painting activity for kids

17 Adorable Turtle Crafts and Activities for Kids

This summer, have fun with these adorable little creatures by trying out some fun turtle crafts and activities for kids!

Fingerprint Fish Bubbles Counting Activity

Kids will love this fun fingerprint math activity counting and creating fish bubbles with their fingers!

Tot School: Insects - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

Isn’t it funny how little ones are just curious about everything and totally don’t have that grossed out reaction that we have as adults? I have to admit bugs creep me out, so I was totally not excited for this week’s theme. I tried my best to contain my feelings about insects so Madelynn could […]

Rainbow Toilet Roll Fish

Don't throw away those toilet rolls! They come in handy for so many great crafts for kids like these colourful toilet roll fish with shiny scales. They are so much fun to make and your child can get creative decorating them in whatever colours and patterns they choose.

Sticky Fish Craft for Toddlers - Toddler Approved

This post contain Amazon Affiliate links. This June we are spotlighting author Leo Lionni as part of our Virtual Book Club for Kids! All of the Virtual Book Club for Kids participants will be sharing a craft or activity that goes along with one of Leo’s books. This month we decided to read the bookContinue Reading

Pretend Play Fishing Alphabet Activity

This fishing alphabet activity was very popular with my kids! It's a great way to practice letter identification and letter sounds while having lots of fun!

Marbled Fish Art for Kids - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Create beautiful art for kids with this fun process art activity using shaving cream. We made tropical fish, but you could create whatever you choose.

How to Make a Fun Math Game with This Free Printable Ten Frame

Use math games for preschoolers to help them learn basic math concepts. Here is a simple ten frame game (with free printables) that kids love to play.

Camping Dramatic Play - Pocket of Preschool

Change your dramatic play center into a Campsite! It is a fun theme to develop any time during the school year. Insects, night sky/stars, plants and forest animals are other themes you can easily integrate with camping. The photo above of our campsite is from the END of our four week theme. To keep students...Read More

Cattails Craft

Cattails craft for kids. This cattails craft was part of our pond theme and they turned out really cute. Use our printable template and instructions to make these cattails.

Turtle time....

Hello Everyone! Please forgive me for the absence - no good excuse other than good 'ole life getting busier by the day. I am now; how...

Pond Theme Preschool - Planning Playtime

Looking for fun Pond Theme Preschool Activities for kids? Check out these 16 Hands-On Pond Theme Learning Activities and Crafts for Preschool or Kindergarten.

Ducks in the Pond Counting Center and Printables 0-10 Preschool Kindergarten

Preschool and Kindergarten themes, activities, centers and free printables, quality activity packs, numbers, alphabet, games and songs for teachers, daycares and parents.

Books for Preschool About Pond Life - Pre-K Pages

Pre-K books to read. Best Pond Pre-K and Kindergarten books. Books about ponds and pond life for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. These fiction and nonfiction titles will support a pond life theme.

Lily Pad Art

Part 1: The Lily Pad- Making Green Supplies: 18x 24 paper cut into a shape of a lily pad Tempera Paint: Yellow, Blue, Cyan, and White Paint Scrapers: ROYLCO R5451 3 by 5-Inch Paint Scrapers, 4 Desi…

Preschool: Frogs - Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

We are loving our spring themes this year. Our frog theme was a fun way to learn about animals and life cycles. Check out this week full of all kinds of frog themed learning and fun! **This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. View our full disclosure policy here.** Here were our plans for our […]

Teaching Colors - Green - Happy Home Fairy

This is my 4th installment in my Teaching Colors series and you will find that by the time December rolled around, I decided to stop taking photos of everything. It was not really by choice, but rather by necessity as our classroom got busier and busier! Trying to take blog photos with 12 2-year-olds running around …

Pond Preschool Theme

Now that spring is officially here, there are SO MANY fun themes we want to do! Both my kiddos love pond life, so we thought pond would be a...

Frog Counting Activity

Young kids will enjoy this frog counting activity. Use my free template to make numbered lily pads. Kids will enjoy using the number lily pads in a sensory bin, water table, or a container filled with water.

Pond and Frog Preschool Math and Literacy Centers

Learn more about frogs and the other animals that live in the pond. This 55 page activity pack is full of 18 hands on activities. These activities help your pre-k students build math and literacy concepts such as letter identification, vocabulary words, rhyme, one to one correspondence, shape rec...

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Color and Read Emergent Readers {Updated}

A couple of years ago, I created some color and read emergent readers that my son in Pre-K used. This year, I’m using them with my 4 year old daughter, MBug, who is currently working through Reading the Alphabet. Because she knows several sight words already, these were a perfect fit. But they needed some ... Read More about Color and Read Emergent Readers {Updated and Expanded!}

Free Early Reading Printables with BOB Books

Rhyming Sort - CVC Words

Rhyming Sort - CVC WordsStudents will love practicing reading and sorting rhyming words with this fun, ice cream themed center. This product includes 27 different ice cream scoops with rhyming words written on them and ice cream cones to use as a base for each set. Each cone features a word and corr...

Fold & Read Animal Rhyming Books - This Reading Mama

If you’re working on rhyming words, these Fold & Read Animal Rhyming Books require no stapling or cutting. Just fold, trace, & read the rhyming words! Looking for more rhyming printables? Find all our printable rhyming activities! *This post contains affiliate links. **The free download link can be found towards the END of this post. ... Read More about Fold & Read Animal Rhyming Books

CVC Word Puzzles {FREE}

These word puzzles are perfect for early learners just starting to sound out words. Cut these puzzles on the lines. Put the pictures together and sound out each word. For even more fun, hide the puzzle pieces in a sensory bin or around the room. Find the pieces, place them together, segment &am...

10 Free CVC Word Puzzles | Liz's Early Learning Spot

These free CVC word puzzles are a fun way to practice blending letter sounds into whole words which is a crucial skill for beginning readers!

Beginning Sounds Activities - The Measured Mom

Rhyming Match Games

This printable rhyming set could be used in many ways and includes several pairs of matching rhyming picture cards. To play this Rhyming Match Game, print out the rhyming mats and the picture cards. Cut

How to Teach the Alphabet

If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I LOVE teaching young ones how to read. Truly one of the best experiences for a teacher is

I Have, Who Has Game-ABC Fun

I Have, Who Has-ABC Fun is an easy to use game great for reviewing Reading skills. ABC Fun covers mastery of the alphabet and corresponding words/pictures and is a fun addition for Back to School activities and daily Reading practice. This set is perfect for Kindergarten students and beginning firs...

Short E CVC Words Bottle Cap Centers

Short E CVC words bottle caps centers to make CVC word building super fun! Save a ton by buying this in the Bottle Cap Centers CVC Words BUNDLE! You can also get this in the Phonics Bottle Cap Centers MEGA BUNDLE to get these for ALL the phonics sounds and save even more! To see pictures of thes...

Blend to Read CVC Words

Here is a set of 180 word cards designed to support beginning or struggling students as they learn to decode CVC words in kindergarten and first grade. Each word card has a three-letter short vowel word without consonant blends or digraphs. With these word cards, there is no mystery to solve or puzz...

CVC Fluency Sentences Strips and Cards

This resource contains 70 reading strips and 108 cards that will ask the students to sound and blend a CVC word, then read the word in a simple sentence. This gives the students the opportunity to practice CVC words and at the same time recognize and read them in context.The strips have pictures but...

Free Beginning reader books - Vowel a - sparklingbuds

Free beginning reader books, free emergent reader books, vowel a books, CVC words books, Vowel a CVC words, Easy to rad books for kids

The Free Printable Rhyming Book That will Make Your Kids Flip

This printable rhyming book will help kids understand the concept of rhyme. Kids see that the end of each word remains the same as they flip the pages.

DIY Printable CVC Rods with Phonetic Reading Blocks

Make a DIY version of Montessori CVC Rods with Phonetic Reading Blocks for beginning readers with these printable templates!

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC's Letter Recognition

This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC's Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for pre-readers to work on letter recognition.

Alphabet Sorting Game with Free Printable

Free alphabet letter sounds sorting game for toddlers to enhance early literacy and vocabulary

Alphabet Centers: Editable Letter ID Centers Bundle

Editable alphabet games and centers make letter ID intervention (letter recognition intervention) easy and engagement effortless! These centers are perfect for intervention or rti, small groups and guided reading, or literacy centers for prek, preschool, and kindergarten. Choose 3 letters to target ...

Phonics STEM Sound Kits

Are you looking for a resource to bring STEM into your phonics skills or word work stations? Or maybe you are just tired of using the same 'ole word work stations year after year..?? Maybe you are wanting to give STEM a try but nervous on how to get started...?? I get it! That's why I created Phonics STEM Sound Kits!

Play Dough Letter Mats

Our Play Dough Letter Mats focus on letter identification, letter formation, and letter matching. This activity is perfect for children just learning to identify and write letters.

FREE Rhyme Time Game Boards - This Reading Mama

Rhyming is such an important pre-reading skill. My almost 4 year old loves playing simple rhyming games wherever we go. I’ve even created a DUPLO rhyming activity for her as well as a Roll-a-Rhyme game. Today, I’m sharing 20 FREE Rhyme Time game boards we have used to continue the rhyming fun! *Free download links ... Read More about FREE Rhyme Time Game Boards

Rhyming Puzzles - Simply Kinder

I always love it when I find centers that can easily be used throughout the entire school year. Students need to consistently review topics in order to properly retain the information. These rhyming puzzles will do just that. This free printable will be the perfect addition to you literacy centers anytime of the year. This […]

FREE Printable Game to Practice Rhyming - Homeschool Giveaways

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Rhyming is so much fun for kids that they don’t realize how much they are learning. Rhyming is one of the most important phonological awareness skills to grasp as a young learner. Kids who find it hard to rhyme may have difficulties reading as well. If rhyming doesn’t click for your kidsRead More

EDITABLE word spots to use with any word list. Plus, loads of other sight word activities. | Teachin

I am so excited to share with you that I have finally gotten around to putting all my sight word resources into one HUMONGOUS file! Well this is exciting stuff because not only does it included every sight word bundle I have made but, any sight word resources that I make from now on, will be added […]

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Fun 10 Plagues of Egypt {FREE Fun Facts, Printable and Craft}

Want to teach your child all about the 10 Plagues of Egypt during Moses' time? Try these free and wonderful bible activities, printable, and craft for memory making!

Printable Scripture Stories

Thank you so much for letting me partner with you in teaching your kids the scriptures! Enter your information below to receive the links for the following FREE Bible story printables.

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Where We Live-America

With our Nation's birthday just around the corner we thought it would be a great time to talk about the large community in which we live! Ma...

An easy Sunday school Easter craft of the 3 crosses - Twitchetts

Looking for a super easy Sunday School Easter craft for kids? This sunset scene with 3 crosses is a perfect way for your kids to work on their scissors skills.

PAPER PLATE SNAIL 🐌

This easy paper plate snail craft uses leftover scrap paper for the shell! You can easily make this with our snail template too!

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Birdseed Ornaments

These birdseed ornaments are SO EASY and they look gorgeous on the trees outside! They hold their shape perfectly and only need 4 ingredients! So pretty!

Cardboard Roll Shadow Puppets

Creative Wednesdays Making shadow puppets is a quick and easy boredom buster. Although, I have always found it a little tricky to use my hands to make shadow puppets, this is an easier way to make …

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Printable Number Puzzles {1-10}

These free printable number puzzles for 1-10 can help kids see how numbers can be represented in a variety of ways. Plus, they are naturally self-checking!

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Kindergarten Math: Addition

Once a child has started mastering basic number and quantity recognition, basic math operations can be introduced. And there is no better place to start

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Color and Read Emergent Readers {Updated}

A couple of years ago, I created some color and read emergent readers that my son in Pre-K used. This year, I’m using them with my 4 year old daughter, MBug, who is currently working through Reading the Alphabet. Because she knows several sight words already, these were a perfect fit. But they needed some ... Read More about Color and Read Emergent Readers {Updated and Expanded!}

Free Early Reading Printables with BOB Books

Where We Live-America

With our Nation's birthday just around the corner we thought it would be a great time to talk about the large community in which we live! Ma...

Birdseed Ornaments

These birdseed ornaments are SO EASY and they look gorgeous on the trees outside! They hold their shape perfectly and only need 4 ingredients! So pretty!

Rhyming Sort - CVC Words

Rhyming Sort - CVC WordsStudents will love practicing reading and sorting rhyming words with this fun, ice cream themed center. This product includes 27 different ice cream scoops with rhyming words written on them and ice cream cones to use as a base for each set. Each cone features a word and corr...

Fold & Read Animal Rhyming Books - This Reading Mama

If you’re working on rhyming words, these Fold & Read Animal Rhyming Books require no stapling or cutting. Just fold, trace, & read the rhyming words! Looking for more rhyming printables? Find all our printable rhyming activities! *This post contains affiliate links. **The free download link can be found towards the END of this post. ... Read More about Fold & Read Animal Rhyming Books

Cardboard Roll Shadow Puppets

Creative Wednesdays Making shadow puppets is a quick and easy boredom buster. Although, I have always found it a little tricky to use my hands to make shadow puppets, this is an easier way to make …

CVC Word Puzzles {FREE}

These word puzzles are perfect for early learners just starting to sound out words. Cut these puzzles on the lines. Put the pictures together and sound out each word. For even more fun, hide the puzzle pieces in a sensory bin or around the room. Find the pieces, place them together, segment &am...

10 Free CVC Word Puzzles | Liz's Early Learning Spot

These free CVC word puzzles are a fun way to practice blending letter sounds into whole words which is a crucial skill for beginning readers!

Beginning Sounds Activities - The Measured Mom

Rhyming Match Games

This printable rhyming set could be used in many ways and includes several pairs of matching rhyming picture cards. To play this Rhyming Match Game, print out the rhyming mats and the picture cards. Cut

How to Teach the Alphabet

If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I LOVE teaching young ones how to read. Truly one of the best experiences for a teacher is

I Have, Who Has Game-ABC Fun

I Have, Who Has-ABC Fun is an easy to use game great for reviewing Reading skills. ABC Fun covers mastery of the alphabet and corresponding words/pictures and is a fun addition for Back to School activities and daily Reading practice. This set is perfect for Kindergarten students and beginning firs...