March 2017 Calendars for Kids

2017 Calendars for Kids March

We have all new 2017 calendars for you! You can download both the tracing and dot version of our calendars for March for free in this post!

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We added some calendar fun to our collection this year and have some sets for sale in our Teacher’s Notebook Shop for those of you who want more! You can buy the entire year of either, or a blank version to use any year! You can also buy all 3 in a bundle deal. There’s notebook covers and a year-at-a glance in the sets!

Click on each image to see the individual sets…

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Or click here to get them all in a bundle deal!


Learning ideas to go along with the tracing printables ~

  • At the beginning of each new month, trace the name of the month, the year, and color the focus picture.
  • Each new day, trace the number and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to write in each month to create a pattern.
  • At the beginning of each month go through and mark the special days {holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anything your family celebrates}.  Have your child decorate those special dates so you can look forward to them!

Learning ideas to go along with the dot fun printables ~



  • At the beginning of each new month, color the focus picture. If your child doesn’t like to color, color together…make it fun!
  • Each new day, dot paint the day, or use a dot sticker and talk about what day it is.
  • Practice counting each day up to the date.
  • Use 2 or 3 colors to create a pattern.


Don’t have Dot Paint {or don’t want to be messy with little ones}?  Use Dot Stickers instead! 


Download your free March 2017 Calendar for Kids here!

Get your Calendar Notebook covers here

Calendar Notebook Covers

Looking for more calendar fun?

Add these printables to our Calendar Notebook printables!



Here’s one set up for homeschool calendar time we have had.  Lots of free printables!



Here’s our Calendar Connections for more fun learning!


Valentine’s Day Coloring for Kids and Adults

Valentine's Day Coloring for Kids and Adults FREE

We have a brand new set of Heart Coloring printables for you! These are great for adults who like to color as well as children. Just perfect for Valentine’s Day!

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files.

Here’s a peek at the different pages in this free printable set! Pick the ones you like and enjoy some coloring time {with or without your kids}!

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Download your free Heart Coloring Pages here!

Scroll down until you see this graphic and click to download the set.

Heart Coloring


Our original Love Coloring set is here, and our Love Bible Verse Coloring set is here. We also have another Hearts Coloring set here!

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Love Bible Verse Coloring and Tracing  Just Color Valentines Day Love

We also have more LOVE Bible verse coloring pages in our Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year bundle!

Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year

These and more! 

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 212

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!


Welcome to February!!! The groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter. I’m really hoping he was wrong! This Thursday, however, is National Pizza Day! Did you know that 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year? That’s quite a lot of pizza! Pepperoni is the most popular pizza comprising 36% of all pizzas ordered. To celebrate the day, maybe you and your Tot could make a pizza together or read some books about pizza. We even have an entire printable theme unit about pizza here! Whatever you and your Tot do this week, don’t forget to link up to the Gathering Place! We’d love to see what you’re up to!

Are you curious about how others do Tot School? Head on over to Simply Me and see how Mama Earthea and Tot Mingli did Tot School this past week. Some of their ideas may inspire you and your Tot!

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Valentine’s is just a little over a week away! Why not head over to Welcome to Mommyhood to see some Valentine’s Day inspired practical life activities. Your Tot is sure to “LOVE” them!02052017 Welcome to Mommyhood


Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

See the Tot School webpage here! Tot-School-early-learning-through-pl

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.

Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

Making Math Come Alive with Spielgaben

Making Math Come Alive with Spielgaben

{We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.}

We have had our Spielgaben set for years now and have grown with it. This year for 2nd grade, we are using Spielgaben as an extension of our math curriculum. Spielgaben is releasing a full math program soon and we were sent a preview file of PDFs for the 2nd grade curriculum. These are the worksheets you see in this post. They are not available yet but will be soon, follow along with us and I will let you know when you can get your hands on this new math program!

She has been deep into multiplication lately with her core math curriculum so I went through the Spielgaben math files and pulled out several multiplication sheets so we could work on the same concepts in a different way! It was neat to see what she did and didn’t understand. Adding in hands-on pieces really helps a lot and is one of the main reasons I continue to supplement her math.

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Spielgaben (6 of 2)


She chose whether she wanted to use objects or just do the problem in her head. For most she chose objects, some she did on her own.

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This was another day and she chose to do this one entirely without using any objects.

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What usually happens when we pull out Spielgaben supplies for math? Her creative juices begin to flow and she often wants to play after our lesson. I am a BIG fan of this and encourage her to play! This particular day was awesome. She spontaneously set up a store for us. She made lollipops, flowers, fans and birds. Then we played store.

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Little did she know it was a sneaky way to get in a good review of counting money.

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Spontaneous, playful, fun learning. And that’s why I love Spielgaben.

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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See version 4.0 here!


Beginning Sound Mazes ~ A, B, C FREE!

Beginning Sound Mazes Printables

We have a fun new set of printables for you that I have been working on for years! Yes, years! Well, it didn’t take me that long to create them, but the idea came to me years ago, I started them and never finished until now! These all new Beginning Sound Mazes are a new way to have fun with beginning sounds! Perfect for many Kindergartners, 1st graders and even some preschoolers.

So, how do you use them?


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The control charts should only be needed if the child needs assistance. They are also a great tool on their own without the mazes!

Beginning Sound Mazes (3 of 5)

There are many different ways to have fun with these mazes. Your child can simply use a pencil, crayons or markers to mark each dot. Or try one of these creative ideas: Dot Paint, dot stickers, finger paint, KwikStix, Dry Erase Activity Center, or magnets with a cookie sheet!

Beginning Sound Mazes Creative Ideas

See some of our favorite tools from Amazon below {jump to blog if reading in email}

Download A, B and C for free here!

Want to buy the entire set?

You can buy it here in our Teacher’s Notebook Shop!

Beginning Sound Mazes


Looking for more fun with the alphabet?

ABC Dot Fun   ABC Find it

ABC Wall Posters   Clothespin Clip ABCs

Color By Number ABCs   Dot Fun Letter Mazes A-Z Free FB

Just Color ABCs   Letter Mazes

Tot Time Notebook ABCs   Q Tip Alphabet Painting