Christmas Mega Bundle Sale!

Last year we released some brand new Christmas Mega Bundles and the time is coming to use them again! If you didn’t grab one last year, now is the time! For just a few days I am offering 50% off of either individual Christmas Bundle {Nativity or Fun} or the combo of both in the Mega MEGA Christmas Bundle!

There is no code needed, they are discounted in my Teacher’s Notebook store from now through November 8, 2017!

See all of the individual printable activities included in each bundle here.

Click on the links below to go straight to Teacher’s Notebook to buy!

Christmas Fun & Nativity Mega MEGA Bundle

Christmas Fun Mega Bundle

Nativity Mega Bundle

Christmas Mega Bundle Sale 2017

November 2017 Calendars for Kids

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

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 November 2017 Calendars here!

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…

2018 Version is HERE!!!

I also added in Nov and Dec 2017 to the new 2018 sets!

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

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!


Rainforest Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

Rainforest  Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

{disclaimer ~ Ivy Kids is a blog sponsor and sent us a kit for this review}

Our love for Ivy Kids Kits continues! These continue to be the best monthly subscription kits I have seen.

Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. You can tell these kits were developed by people who truly know young kids.  The activities are awesome. Not only can you subscribe to a monthly kit, you can also buy past kits.

Each Ivy Kit contains instructions with ways to modify games to best suit each individual child and provide adults with questions to structure a child’s learning. There are enough games and materials in each kit to engage and cognitively stimulate a child throughout the month and can be replayed for years to come.

We were sent The Rainforest Grew All Around for this review.

Ivy Kids Kits (1 of 5)

In this Ivy Kids kit you will find:

  • The book The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell, is a beautifully illustrated story that introduces readers to the rainforest and is fun to sing out loud!
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
  • Rainforest Animals: Included in this month’s kit is a collection of unique rainforest animals.
  • Rainforest Animal Matching: Match each rainforest animal figure with the card displaying the animal’s picture and name.  
  • Wooden Snake: Use the paints to decorate your flexible wooden snake and use the included snake figures as models.
  • Sounds of the Rainforest: Use the materials provided to create a rainstick, which is a musical instrument that sounds like falling water. 
  • Layers of the Rainforest: Place animal stickers on each layer of the rainforest board. Use the rainforest fact board to help you identify the animals that live in each layer. 
  • Rainforest Animal Scratch Art: Scratch off the colored coating on each rainforest animal to create colorful body parts and decorations on each animal. 
  • Kapok Pod Observation and Exploration: Included in this month’s kit is a pod from a real kapok tree that grows in the rainforest. Use your senses to explore the pod and record your observations.
  • Inside a Kapok Pod: Hit the pod against a hard edge and crack it open. Observe and explore the inside of the pod and record your observations on the sheet provided.
  • Planting a Kapok Tree in a Terrarium: Plant real kapok tree seeds in a terrarium  to mimic the humid rainforest environment.
  • Rainforest Animal Bingo: Cover all the rainforest animals on your board to win the game. 
  • Snakes and Vines: In this board game, players race their frog pawns up the kapok tree. Use vines for a short-cut but watch out for the snakes. The first player to reach the bromeliad plant wins the game.
  • Bromeliad Jump: Push down on the frog to make it jump onto one of the numbered bromeliad plants. Keep score of the numbers your frog lands on.
  • The Rainforest Grew All Around Story Retelling: Sequence the cards in the same order as the events happened in the story and then retell the story. 
  • Rainforest Diorama: Turn your Ivy Kids box into a rainforest. Create a rainforest scene inside the box with the rocks, leaves, twigs, and rainforest animals. Let your imagination run wild!


Activities From Our Box…

She really learned a lot from this kit, and really enjoyed the layers of the rainforest activity.



Once she finished she went on a hunt for all of the rainsforest animals in the book and created a place in our schoolroom to display her rainforest theme! 

Ivy Kids Kits (5 of 7)

Opening the Kapok seed was by far her favorite activity from this box. I was enthralled also!

Ivy Kids Kits (2 of 5) Ivy Kids Kits (4 of 5)

Ivy Kids Kits (3 of 5)


After opening and investigating, she planted the seeds! 

Ivy Kids Kits (5 of 5)


The kit came with mini rainforest animals, and she loved these! She even learned some new animals she hadn’t heard of before!

Ivy Kids Kits (1 of 7)

Ivy Kids Kits (2 of 7) 


Another super fun activity was making a rainstick! 

Ivy Kids Kits (4 of 7)

Ivy Kids Kits (6 of 7) Ivy Kids Kits (7 of 7)


This girl loves snakes and has many toy snakes. When she opened this box and saw a wooden snake inside, she was thrilled. She painted it and it now hangs out with her other toy snakes.  

Ivy Kids (1 of 1)


There aren’t pictures of everything she did because she enjoyed much of the kit with her grandma. There was BINGO, Scratch Art, and more! This was one of our favorite kits ever! I know I have mentioned this before but my mom and I both highly recommend these kits for grandparents who might want something fun to do with grandkids.

You can buy this kit here!

We also loved our A House for Hermit Crab kit, Penguin & Pinecone kit, Gotta Go! Gotta Go! kit, Over in the Ocean, Dog’s Colorful Day, Are You a Ladybug?, and Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats!

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20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

Use code: IVY20

A huge thanks to Ivy Kids for sending us these kits to review. If you are looking for a simple way to do unit studies with your young child, I highly recommend Ivy Kids Kits!

When you subscribe to Ivy Kids, each month you will receive a very well organized kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. I mean EVERYthing. These kits are incredible!

Homemaking Bundle Flash Sale!

This sale is now over. 


{disclaimer ~ our affiliate link is used, thank you for your support!}

I am so excited to share that the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is back for a very quick flash sale – 2 days only!  In case you missed this incredible offer back in April, you now have another chance!

*note – this is the same bundle I shared in April, so do not buy it if you already did – this is a flash sale for those who may have missed it! If YOU missed it, I highly recommend NOT missing it this time.  The Ultimate Bundles team will bring a popular bundle back once for a flash sale {sometimes} but never more than once – this is the last time to get this offer!

The bundle has 106 products (including 21 eCourses, 50 eBooks, 14 printables and more is only $29.97.

There are TONS of items in this bundle, as always! I have had some time to go through them and choose my favorites.

I want to highlight a few that I think would be most beneficial to YOU, my readers, so you can pray about whether this deal is the right fit for you. These are the ones that stood out to me and I think many of you would love. This is JUST a small sampling, there are MANY more resources!

  • Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year {$7.00}
  • The Temper Toolkit eCourse {$29.00}
  • What’s 4 Dinner Challenge Meal Planning eCourse {47.00}
  • A Mom’s Guide to Better Photos eCourse {$99.00}
  • Clutter Free with Kids {$5.99}
  • Engage: Simple Activity Plans to Engage Your Preschooler {$12.00}
  • The Spaghetti Shots: How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids During Everyday Life {6.99)
  • Delight in the Word of God, Volume 1 – Favorite Scriptures: A Devotional Coloring Book/Journal for Adults & Teens ($8.99)
  • Family Chore Planner {$17.00}

As you can see, just those resources ALONE are worth over $225.00!

UHB 2017 flash sale

Wait, There’s MORE!

As a special added bonus to my readers who purchase the UHB during this Flash Sale through my link,you will get FREE access to a special bundle of 6 of my products from Teacher’s Notebook!

You will get a link to a private password protected webpage that will contain the download links to the following products!

Free Gift from 1 1 1=1 UHB 2017 Flash Sale

This combo is NOT for sale anywhere on my site, it was put together especially for those of you who purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle during the flash sale, using my affiliate link. WHY?  Because I am blessed with an affiliate earning from your click, and I want to give you something to say thanks for buying through me {and in turn blessing us with the affiliate earnings from your purchase}.

How to claim the FREE gift from me

First, buy your Homemaking Bundle 2017 during this flash sale for $29.97 by clicking on my affiliate link last {right before you complete your purchase} then email me your bundle purchase receipt or your invoice number and say {or copy/paste} something like this…

“I bought the homemaking bundle through your link, here is my receipt {order #}. Can you please send me the link and password to access the bundle of digital products you are giving as a thank you gift?”

I will send you access to the private webpage ASAP, usually within 24 hours! All requests for this free gift must be made within 30 days of the UHB sale ending. My email is [email protected]

The Homemaking Bundle Flash Sale QUICK FACTS…

  • Cost: $29.97
  • Value: over $1980
  • Included: 106 digital products — 50 ebooks, 21 eCourses, 14 printables, 2 videos, 2 audios, 2 summits, and 1 membership site
  • Bonus Offers too!
  • Our “buy through my link” gift: 6 different educational products! {see above}

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and start your stress-less homemaking journey!
  4. Email me your bundle receipt or order number to claim your FREE gift as a thank you for buying through my link!

The most important detail, though, is that this flash sale is available for just two days! After Tuesday, October 24th @ 11:59 p.m. EST the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.



All New Pumpkin Coloring Pages!

Pumpkin Coloring for Adults or Kids[3]

We have a new set of PUMPKIN coloring pages for you! 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!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, seetroubleshooting tips here.

The following pumpkin coloring pages are in this set!

Pumpkin Coloring (1)[4] Pumpkin Coloring (2)[4]Pumpkin Coloring (3) Pumpkin Coloring (4)Pumpkin Coloring (5) Pumpkin Coloring (6)Pumpkin Coloring (7)

Download your free Pumpkin Coloring Pages here!

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

Pumpkin Coloring Printables 3[4]

More Pumpkin Fun!

Baby Food Jar Pumpkin Craft[4]  Pumpkin Coloring[4]

Pumpkin Printables[4]  Fall Baking Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares[4]

Pumpkin Songs[6]  Pumpkin Preschool Fun[7]

Pumpkin Sensory Bin[8]  John 155 Pumpkin Vine Craft[5]

Pumpkin Tot School[6]  Marble Paint Pumpkin Craft[4]

Pumpkin Theme Pinterest Board[4]