Christmas Tree Letter and Sound Match Printables

Christmas Tree Alphabet Match

I may not have a young child to use these Christmas Alphabet Match printables with, but I still love creating early childhood resources for YOU! I used an idea like this when I taught Kindergarten many years ago and have always wanted to create a printable version. 

There are a few ways to use these printables, you can choose based on the abilities of your child. They can be laminated for repeated use year after year!  Do the hard prep work once, and then pull them out at Christmas time for many years!

Ideas for Using…

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  • Cut out Christmas trees and leave the tree whole.  Use them in a pocket chart or simply on the floor to work on ABC order.
  • Cut out the Christmas trees and cut the top upper case letter off.  Use the bottom half and the top half for matching ~ this is good for kids who are working on matching upper and lowercase letters.
  • Cut out the Christmas trees and cut the bottom picture off, leaving the upper and lower case letters hooked together.  Use for matching the letters to the object featuring the beginning sound {most common sound}.
  • Cut out the Christmas trees and cut into 3 sections. Use for a BIG matching activity to work on everything all at once!

I hope many of your young children have fun with these free Christmas Tree ABC Matching printables!

Download your FREE Christmas Tree ABC Match Printables here!

Christmas Tree Alphabet Match FB

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Learning About Wild Animals

Learn About Animals with Free Resources from IFAW

{disclaimer ~ this post is sponsored by We Are Teachers in partnership with IFAW – all materials shared are FREE!}

Teaching kids about animals is something I truly enjoy.  I personally LOVE animals and was a bit of an animal obsessed teenager many years ago.  I had a personal fascination with chimpanzees and dreamed of studying them in the wild. Teaching my own children about animals is fun and natural, as it is for many of you. Many of our interest based unit studies are about animals!

I am excited to share new animal preservation lesson plans, printables and teaching resources, available for free at We Are Teachers.

Animal Studies from IFAW

Keep Wild Animals Wild is available at three levels of instruction, I am most excited to share the resources available to children ages 5 to 7 {grades K-2}. Through lesson plans, a student magazine, and an awesome video students are introduced to the concepts of what makes an animal wild and how people can observe and appreciate wildlife responsibly.

The image below is the K-2 Student Magazine, which you can download for free here {just look for this image and click!}.



Take a peek at the awesome educational video made for the younger students…

I hope to dig deeper into these resources soon, especially with Ladybug, my animal lover.  I wanted to share with you now, so you can pin or save this resource to use when you are ready to dig deeper into this topic!

There are many more animal resources for students K-8 which you can access here!

Christmas Story Starters

Inspire Me Story Starters Fall Fun

Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, and word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

We have a brand new CHRISTMAS set for you today, with 6 different photographs with a Christmas theme to inspire young writers. Many of these Christmas photos feature animals, which are sure to inspire young writers!

Word ideas print on back if desired!



See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Christmas Story Starters here!

Inspire Me Story Starters Christmas

Looking for more Christmas fun?

Christmas Printables and Ideas


The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

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Grab our other free Story Starters…

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 149

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! {disclaimer ~ affiliate links used in this post}


There are so many things to be thankful for this week! I am beyond blessed! So thankful for my husband and kids, living close to my family, and for each of you, my readers! It’s always a highlight of my day to go through the different posts and see the wonderful memories you are creating with your Tots during their Tot School time. You are doing a great job! Don’t forget to link up your posts to the Gathering Place, you inspire me and others with your joy and creativity!

Are you looking for ideas to help teach or strengthen your Tot’s knowledge of the letter D? Head on over to The Magnolia Barn and see what Mama Tara put together for Tot Summer! Some of these activities are sure to capture your Tots attention!

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Are you starting to gather ideas for Christmas activities for your Tot? Take a peek at what Mama Vanessa from Mama’s Happy Hive has gathered for Little Bee and see if any of them may be enjoyed by your Tot!

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Letter “L” was featured this week over at Adventures in Tot Schooling. Take a look to see all the fun Munchkin enjoyed throughout the week!

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Were you featured? You are welcome to a button but you certainly don’t have to use it! Totally optional! Tot School Feature

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See the Tot School webpage here!

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

Can you believe it’s Christmas time again soon?  Be prepared and prepare your Advent activities in advance, gather {or buy some new} Christmas books, and prep your Christmas printables so you can full enjoy the season once December arrives!

Organize Advent Activities in Advance Favorite Christmas Books for Kids Christmas Activity Notebooks


See our most recent early childhood gift guide here!

Ultimate Early Childhood Christmas Gift Guide FB

 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).

Bible Verse Printables Letter X

RLRS Letter X


Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter X are available to download for free! X is in eXalt! This set is based on Luke 14:11, “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”  This is a tricky verse to explain and we spent lots and lots of time with the story and our discussion time.

Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

Coloring ~  I love coloring time because it gives such a great opportunity for discussion, which we did a lot of for this verse.  While she colors I read her the story about the verse {included in the printable pack} and we discuss the meaning. I didn’t get a photo of her coloring, this is the page she colored.


Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying words and sounds she knows, as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

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The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear her singing along in the video. The tune is “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter X printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter X is for eXalted


 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter X and click on it to download the PDF file.

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars!

Want to purchase the entire downloadable bundle for only $12?  See info here!



See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

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