New Year’s 2016 Coloring

New Year’s 2016 is coming soon!  Here’s a simple and fun 2016 Doodle coloring page for you and your kids!

Click here or on the graphic to download the free pdf!

New Year's 2016 Doodle Coloring Page

 

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

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

Happy New Year!



Tot School Gathering Place Week 155

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!

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As another year draws to a close I want to thank each of you, both readers and those who link up to the Gathering Place, for your wonderful support of this weekly post! I look forward to the new year of sharing and learning from one another! Happy New Year!

Though Christmas Day has passed there’s still time to enjoy a few activities with your Tot, or perhaps save the ideas for next year! Check out the Montessori inspired Christmas Activities that Mama Kimberly from Natural Beach Living put together for her Tot!12272015 Natural Beach Living

Are you prepping Tot School ideas for the coming year? Take a look at Adventures in Tot Schooling and see the fun letter “J” activities that this Mama put together for her Tot Munchkin!12272015 Adventures in Tot Schooling

Perhaps you aren’t quite as far as the letter “J”. Head on over to Welcome to Mommyhood as see the wonderful letter “F” activities put together by Mama Yuliya and see if any of them may appeal to your Tot!

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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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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

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See the Tot School webpage here!

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).



2016 Printable Owl Calendars

2016 Printable Owl Calendars

Looking for a fun printable calendar for 2016? These adorable seasonal owls were perfect to create fun calendars with, I hope many of you owl lovers will enjoy these! Our owl calendars are totally free, just download, print and enjoy!

Use these for yourself or for your kids to have a fun printable calendar to hang up each month to mark off days. 

There are a few different choices, you can click on the individual links below to download the design you like best.

Large numbers…

201 Printable Owl Calendar with Large Numbers

Click here to download 2016 printable calendar with large numbers

 

Small numbers…

201 Printable Owl Calendar with Small Numbers

Click here to download 2016 printable calendar with small numbers

 

Year at a Glance…2016 Printable Year at a Glance Owl Calendar

Click here to download the 2016 Year at a Glance Calendar


Looking for more printable 2016 calendars for kids?  Grab our free Trace & Color 2016 calendar here or our Dot Fun 2016 Calendar here!

2016 Dot Fun Calendar for Kids  Free Printable Trace and Color 2016 Calendar for Kids



Tot School Gathering Place Week 154

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!

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Five days until Christmas! Are you ready? What have you and your Tot been up to to prepare for the birth of our Savior? I hope that you all have a wonderful time with family and friends and don’t forget to share with us all the fun activities that you and your Tot enjoyed together! Merry Christmas!

This past week was Mama Elle and Tot Peanut’s first week of Tot School! Head on over to Peanut and Jellybean to see how their week went and to give them some encouraging words!12202015 Peanut and Jellybean

Are you looking for some activities to keep your Tot busy these next few days? Check out The Educator’s Spin On It and see the activities that Mama Amanda put together for her Tot! Your Tot may enjoy them too!

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Does your Tot enjoy being read to? Are you looking for some books to add to your Christmas collection? Take a peek at some of the books that have become favorites to Mama Swapna and her Tot over at The Practical Mom. They may just become your favorites as well!12202015 The Practical Mom


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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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

Tot-School-eBook

See the Tot School webpage here!

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


Need some last minute Christmas ideas to keep your little ones busy in the days leading up to Christmas?  Here’s direct links to some of our favorites! All FREE!

Christmas Nativity Q-Tip Painting  Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers Christmas Nativity ColoringChristmas Doodle Coloring Pages Christmas Ornaments Coloring PagesJust Color Nativity Christmas Q-Tip Painting Printables

 

And the reminder to you and mostly to ME

Mommy's Attitude matters more than the Activities

 


 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).

 



Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint Review and Giveaway

Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint

{disclaimer ~ Kwik Stix is a blog sponsor and sent us a pack to review, affiliate links are used in this post}

I thought we had all of the art supplies we wanted to have.  Boy, was I wrong! When Kwik Stix contacted us to become a blog sponsor I didn’t expect to be so impressed with these paint sticks!  Impressed is definitely the word.  The full review is below, but in short – yes, you want these!  They are an awesome addition to your art area!

So, what are Kwik Stix?

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They are solid tempera paint sticks, in lipstick-like tubes.  They dry in 90 seconds or less – we have confirmed this many times!  My kids are simply amazed by this. They don’t need water, are very low-prep, low-mess, and high-fun!

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I was concerned that they would run out quickly but I think I was wrong.  I twisted the stick up so you could see how much is in the tube.  I think they will last awhile and be worth the cost!

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The reason I wasn’t expecting to be impressed…

I thought they would just feel like markers. I couldn’t imagine how they could actually feel and look like paint.  I was wrong! The smooth gliding feel is totally different than markers and they give a vibrant look of paint. I found myself painting with them along with my kids.  For some reason they are very soothing to use, they slide on the paper easily.

In action at our house…

Recently we used our Kwik Stix with our Christmas Ornament printables.

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The thick lines on these ornaments made them a great fit for the thicker Kwik Stix. Even my biggest boy couldn’t resist joining us for a relaxing art time!

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The finished ornament decorating our homeschool room!

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Final thoughts…

I definitely recommend adding these to your art supply stash.  I wish I had found these earlier, I think they would have been great for Tot School and Preschool.  You can get Kwik Stix here on Amazon!

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The Giveaway…

Kwik Stix Giveaway

One of you will win a Kwik Stix – 12 pk (Assorted Colors), the same pack we were sent to review!

Enter to win using Rafflecopter below.  Open to US addresses only.  Giveaway ends December 27, 2015.

 

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