Top Posts from 2016

Top Posts from 1 1 1=1 in 2016

It’s fun to look back in life and as a blogger. I love seeing what my readers loved the most and wanted to share what I found with you. Below you will find the top 10 NEW posts in 2016, the top 10 posts visited in 2016 {from anytime}, and our top 10 referring sites!

These are our top ten visited posts in 2016 which were all new posts in 2016.

Easter Egg Coloring Pages Love Bible Verse Coloring Printables Apple Coloring PagesPenguin Doodle Coloring PagesSpring Bible Verse Coloring Pages Winter Doodle Coloring Books of the Bible PosterCamping Fun Preschool Printables Ocean Animals Preschool Printables Transportation Preschool Printables


Our blog has been around awhile and often old content is the most visited. These ten posts were the top overall visited posts during 2016

  1. All Printables A-Z
  2. Preschool, Tot and Kindergarten Packs
  3. Thanksgiving Doodle Coloring
  4. Christmas Coloring Pages
  5. Brown Bear Brown Bear Printables
  6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables
  7. Tot School Printables
  8. Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart
  9. School Supply Labels
  10. Christmas Doodle Coloring

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Top Referring Sites to Our Blog in 2016 ~ THANK YOU!

  1. Free Homeschool Deals
  2. This Reading Mama
  3. Living Montessori Now
  4. Homeschool Giveaways
  5. Life of a Homeschool Mom
  6. Playdough to Plato
  7. Money Saving Mom
  8. 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  9. Homeschool Creations
  10. Wildflower Ramblings

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 207

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!


Happy New Year!!! Are you looking forward to this New Year? What adventures await you and your Tot? Will you start Tot Schooling this year or maybe you are wrapping it up and starting the next chapter in schooling? Whatever awaits you, it is my prayer that God would bless your efforts in teaching and molding your Tots! You are doing a great job, Mama! Keep it up! And don’t forget to link up your learning adventures to the Gathering Place so we can all share in your fun!

Head on over to Fun with Mama to see the creative activities that Mama Nadia put together for her Tot to learn/review the letter C! Some may be the perfect fit for you and your Tot!01012017 Fun with Mama

Even though Christmas is done and the New Year has begun, it doesn’t mean that the sounds of the holiday need to disappear! Check out the fun activity that GrandMama Deb of Living Montessori Now pulled together for her GrandTot Zoey! You may even feel drawn to doing this activity once or twice!01012017 Living Montessori Now

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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).

Take a Look at our Fabulous December 2016 Sponsors



We are so thankful for our blog sponsors!  Read below to see what reviews & giveaways we have coming soon, and about any special discounts our sponsors are offering right now.

Teaching Textbooks has been a favorite in our homeschool for years now. We have used and loved their math curriculum long before they became a sponsor. Working with them now is a perfect fit!

Teaching Textbooks

You can see a post I wrote recently sharing why we love TT so much!


Spielgaben is a long time blog sponsor and we are still enjoying our Spielgaben set!  Our monthly posts share what we have been up to with our set! See our recent post here!


Ivy Kids is simply awesome!  They sent us kits for review and we LOVE them! Stay tuned for our full review of Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats!

Use code IVY20 to get 20% off of your first kit!

Gift Subscriptions and Holiday Mini-Kits on sale through 12/31!


Have you tried Lessontrek yet? See our video walkthrough here and see more about why we love it. See a peek at our recent post featuring Lessontrek!

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DIY Spielgaben Photo Puzzles

DIY Photo Puzzle with Spielgaben

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

We had some leftover Christmas cards and I remembered how much Ladybug loved the puzzles we created awhile back so I decided to make her a more difficult version using the colored shapes in our Spielgaben kit instead of just cubes!

First, I grabbed a handful of all one color and laid out a pattern on the picture I had.

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I then used my Open It! {the little utility knife part of it} to cut each shape.

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Some clear tape and done!

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She immediately remembered our puzzles when I showed her and loved that this one was a photo!

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All done!

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I think we might be making more of these, it was fun and simple! Have a younger child, use the cubes. Have an older child? Challenge your child to create their own pattern with the blocks! Use old photos that you have duplicates of!

See more fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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See version 4.0 here!


New Year’s 2017 Coloring

New Year’s 2017 is coming soon!  Here’s a few 2017 coloring pages for you and your kids!

New Year Coloring Pages (1)

New Year Coloring Pages (2)

New Year Coloring Pages (3)


Click here to download the free coloring pages!!


Want more free coloring printables?  See our Just Color! webpage here which is full of free coloring sets!

Get ready for winter with these fun winter sets!  Find them on our Just Color! webpage!

Just Color Winter

Winter Coloring Printables

Winter Doodle Coloring Pages


If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.

Happy New Year!