Monster Trucks Preschool Pack

My boys love Monster Jam. Daddy has taken them for the past few years and we are thrilled that with each passing year it has become more and more child/family friendly! They look forward to it each year! This year it was the first time they were able to go outside in our football stadium and they loved it! Here’s a glimpse at the guys showing off their Monster Truck tattoos before they left.

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We have tons of Monster Trucks of course, so I decided to take photos and create my own clipart for a preschool pack!!!

Here’s a glimpse of what is included {all free} in this Monster Trucks Preschool Pack

Monster Trucks Free Printables



Focus Skills

  • Letter Mm
  • Find the Difference
  • Graphing
  • Patterning
  • Sorting
  • Colors
  • Easy Reading
  • Shapes
  • Counting 1-20
  • Basic Addition
  • Song
  • Bible Verse
  • Labeling
  • Tracing

You can download the entire

Monster Truck Preschool Pack here on my website for FREE!

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iPad Apps For Education {& more}

Favorite Apps

We got an iPad {2} recently and have been scouring to find the best apps for educational purposes! 50% of why I caved and got the iPad was for school, the other 50% was to help me organize my life a bit more. I never thought an iPad was that great, until we got one-WOW it really is that cool.

We have had iPods for years now and have tons of apps, you can see a few of our favorites here on Apps for Tots/Preschoolers, Apps for Big Kids and Apps for Moms. I won’t be updating those pages anymore.

All links are affiliate links. The apps are sorted {loosely} by the ages I would recommend introducing the apps-youngest to oldest. Always give the free version a try {if there is one} and come back to purchase if your child loves it! I am not writing detailed descriptions for all, but know that I will ONLY put apps my kids and I truly enjoy on this list. Prices are obviously subject to change based on when you are reading this!

 

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Preschool Adventure {.99 –a steal for the MANY games included}

This is one of the very first apps we bought back when we got our iPods and they have since upgraded it to include 18 games! It is wonderful and Ladybug loves it.

 

imageTozzle {$1.99 for full, lite is free-we have full}

Tozzle has tons of puzzles that are the drag and match type. Some are just for fun, others are focused on letters/numbers/shapes. They all improve visual discrimination skills as well as hand eye coordination.

 

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Kids ABC Alphabet Puzzles {FREE!}

This is a wonderful free app, you can adjust the difficulty settings of the puzzles. Ladybug loves this one and chooses it a lot!

 

imageStarfall {$2.99}

No explanation needed I am sure! The app is an exact replica of the ABC portion of the Starfall website! Ladybug and Krash both love this one!

 

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GoFun {lite is free, Full is $1.99 ~ we have full}

The free games are wonderful, BUT they do have ads at the bottom. We enjoyed the assortment of games enough that we bought the full version. The concept is similar to Tozzle {above} with drag and drop puzzles. There is no voice over though.

 

imageToca Doctor {lite is free, full is $1.99 –we have full}

Try out the free and I bet you’ll get hooked like we did, even I think this one is fun! All 3 of my children LOVE fixing whatever is wrong with the guy!

 

imageToca Tea Party {$1.99}

This app is fun and encourages imagination. My boys love it too! Nothing really educational as far as specifics-but the creativity is genius-we love this cute app!

 

 

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Alex Toys Moody Monsters {free}

Both Krash and Ladybug LOVE this app, it is really cute!

 

 

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iWriteWords {lite is free, full is $2.99 ~ we have full}

Krash has loved this for over a year now.

 

 

imageimageBob Books #1 & Bob Books #2 {$3.99 each}

 

We love our real Bob Books and seeing them come to life on the iPad is priceless! Krash LOVES this app, here is a post showing him in action!

 

imageMontessori Crossword {$2.99}

This app is wonderful for both Krash and Ladybug-but mainly Krash. He loves the little “reward” that comes after her spells a word correctly, it’s really cool!

 

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Teach MeToddler, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade {currently 1.99 each}

Krash really enjoys this app and plays it for “school” time a lot! He breezed through toddler and is now completing the K version.

 

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Math BINGO {1.99}

LOVE this!!!

 

 

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Word BINGO {1.99}

LOVE this!!!!

 

 

imageUnited States Puzzle Map {$1.99}IMG_5572

Pac and I are competing for the best time, so far he is beating me! This is a perfect partner with my USA Geography PowerPoint show!

 

imageStack the States {.99}

We are loving this on the iPad {and have used it on our iPod for awhile now-it’s definitely a favorite of Pac Man’s!}. We have Stack the Countries but it is a bit too hard for him so he doesn’t really like it!

 

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Montessori Geography ~ USA {1.99}

Another great USA game.

 

 

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Math Drills {$1.99}

This is a great math facts app, PacMan uses it for school and Krash will begin using it this year. You can program it for facts they are working on.

 

 

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Mathmateer {.99}

This is one of PacMan’s apps, but Krash loves to watch him play!

 

See more of our favorite apps in the posts below!

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In the Sea ~ Free Preschool Pack

Once again, I was drawn into the adorable and very cute ocean images from Stockberry Studio. I hope many of your own children will enjoy this special ocean themed pack just for them! This pack can be used for older tots, preschoolers, and many Kindergartners!

Here’s a glimpse of what is included {all free} in this In the  Sea Preschool Pack

Free In the Sea Printable Pack



Focus Skills

  • Letter Oo
  • Find the Difference
  • Graphing
  • Patterning
  • Sorting
  • Colors
  • Easy Reading
  • Shapes
  • Counting 1-20
  • Basic Addition
  • Song
  • Bible Verse
  • Labeling
  • Tracing

You can download the entire

In the Sea Preschool Pack here on my website for FREE!

Be sure to check out even more Ocean Themed Printables here!Ocean Theme Printables Collection

Our Ocean Theme Pinterest Board…

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Ocean Theme on Pinterest.

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Tot School ~ Letter Jj and Ocean Theme

Ladybug is currently 25.5 months old~

 

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See Part 1 of Letter J here!

Tot School Printables J is for Jellyfish

Letter: Jj

Object: Jellyfish

Vocabulary Development Theme: Ocean Animals

You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

We continued on with our letter Jj week, partly because I wanted to extend our ocean activities and also because of laziness on my part-not wanting to plan and prepare the next unit! Ladybug did not mind at all!IMG_6200

She colored her vocabulary sheet at least 5 different times with her dry erase markers like this!!!IMG_6235

She LOVES her new Crayola Dry Erase Activity Board, and I love that I can slip the sheets in so easily now!IMG_6388

She LOVED the accordion book from the Ocean Animals Tot Book, so I made her another one!IMG_6204

She “played” with them a lot and really enjoyed coloring them with me!IMG_6215

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I made her some Ocean Animals Cutting Strips, and she really struggled with these. I plan to add these in each week to give her more cutting practice!IMG_6224

I made ocean word cards for her to color also, she really liked that Baba colored with her {my dad}.IMG_6243

Letter Jj printables here!

Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!

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This section cracks me up. I promise it was not planned at ALL, but every single toy I have a photo of is from Guidecraft! Yes, I review for them and we love their toys, but I promise I didn’t even realize that’s what she played with all week until I pulled the photos together! I wasn’t intentional with planning this week and many of the toys were just laying around in our {very} messy schoolroom.

So, Guidecraft, this one’s for you…thank for all for the amazing toys that my daughter obviously LOVES!

The balancing shape sorter is a favorite these days, both with Ladybug and Krash.IMG_6306

Another favorite with all 3 kids right now is our City Blocks set. These blocks are simply gorgeous and the kids are all drawn to them. I was building with Ladybug and then she began counting the pieces on her own! She can count to 11 now consistently!IMG_6415

The Sky Scraper Building set is not a favorite with the boys, but Ladybug LOVES it! Funny how they don’t all love the same thing and I thought the boys would really like this one. That’s my Dad ~ Baba, playing with her!

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You can see her saying “green” as she puts the shape on!!IMG_6438

She loves the Sound Box, even if it is way to hard for her to find the matches. The sounds are very similar, I need to take the concept and make our own that will be easier for her!IMG_6328

She played a lot with our Fraction Board and is already so much better with it!IMG_6423

She had fun sticking dot stickers on her paper. I purposely placed them all around her to encourage different fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.IMG_6399She wandered over to Baba and had him join her a bit too!IMG_6404

Techy-Tot_thumb2_thumbThe iPad continues to get a daily workout!! Ladybug LOVES it! Here she is a Montessori based game that both she and Krash really enjoy ~ Montessori Crosswords.IMG_6217

She has many more favorites, I am working on a post to share educational apps we love!

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Easel time with big brother…

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Learning to share with her younger friend Drew!IMG_6364

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Ocean Theme Printables & More

 

Ocean Theme Printables Collection



Below you will find our growing collection of ocean theme printables and more!  Enjoy!

Ocean Life Calendar Connections Cards

OCean Life Calendar Connections

Jj is for Jellyfish ~ Tot School PrintablesIMG_5734


Ocean Cutting PracticeIn the Ocean Cutting Strip{printable links are under Letter Jj}


Ocean Montessori Match UpIMG_5869


Ocean Accordion BookIn the Ocean Accordian Book{printable links are under Letter Jj}


Ocean Word Cards

In the Ocean Word Cards In the Ocean Word Cards2

{printable links are under Letter Jj}

Ocean Counting 1-20 Boards

In the Ocean Counting 1 to 20bIn the Ocean Counting 1 to 20

{printable links are under Letter Jj}


Ocean Animals Tot Bookimage


Nemo Tot Bookimage


Ocean Sensory Binimage


Whales & Dolphins Lapbookimage


Ocean Letter Crafts {click on images to see directions and details}

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Fine Motor Skills {Tot Trays} with Ocean Theme

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Color by # O is for Octopusimage

Under the {girly} Sea Preschool PackUnder the Sea Preschool Girly Pack

Ocean Preschool Pack {from Jolanthe}

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Are you on Pinterest?

You can check out my Ocean Themed Finds here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Ocean Theme on Pinterest.