Color Your Own Snowman Matching Game ~ Free Printables

Color Your Own Snowman Memory Game Printables

We have a fun new winter printable for you! My daughter loves to color and she loves to play memory, so I combined the two and created a Color Your Own Snowman Memory Game!

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There’s a color version and a blackline version of the same snowman on the cards.  She looked at the color graphic and colored hers to match it! She loves to color, so she colored them all by herself.  Many kids do not enjoy coloring and would enjoy coloring with you much more.  I recommend having fun with your child as you create the color-your-own game together. 

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Once she was finished, I laminated the pages and then we cut them out.

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Then we played memory!  It is a bit more challenging since the cards don’t look exactly alike, but this is a great challenge for young kids! Use fewer cards when playing if yoour child really struggles or is younger.

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She LOVED this, as you can see!  Having ownership in helping to create the game is a large reason why!

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Download your free Color Your Own Snowman Memory here!

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


Find tons of free Winter printables here!

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How We Save Money on Printer Ink

How to save money on printer ink

{Note- this is not a sponsored post, I bought our printer on Amazon and pay full price for our Instant Ink subscription.  I have used affiliate links for the products linked in this post}

I get asked a LOT about what printer we use.  I have never written a post about it because it wasn’t anything special, until now.  Almost a year ago, I bought a new printer and began a new method of ink usage and it is amazing! I finally have a solid recommendation for you!

Want the short version?

It’s an HP Deskjet 8610, get it here on Amazon or here on HP.com.  I am using HP’s Instant Ink service and love it!

Want more details? Keep reading!

 

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I bought our printer in January 2015 after our old printer died.  I was pretty bummed about this because I dislike researching new electronics and didn’t want to start over again.  I had no idea how happy I would be with my purchase! Thankfully I was forced into research and turns out I am saving myself money even with a new purchase!

It was through this research that I learned about HP’s Instant Ink subscription service.  I was completely skeptical but I am a number cruncher so I began analyzing and soon realized this would save me a TON of money! I honestly couldn’t believe that this would save me money and be easier.

The printer comes with starter ink, so my Instant Ink subscription box sat unused for many months!  The ink that came with the printer lasted several months for me!

The basics of Instant Ink

You sign up and they send you a starter pack.  You wait to install the starter pack until your initial ink runs out.  Your Instant Ink subscription does not begin until you install the first instant ink cartridge.

The printer connects wirelessly to HP and automatically tracks your pages printed and how much ink you have left.

New ink is sent to you before you run out, you don’t even have to think about it! The ink sent to you is “free” as it is included in your monthly cost. I am still using the initial cartridges almost a year later.

Let’s do the math…

I was buying ink cartridges at least 2-3 times per year {high usage in the early childhood years}. Each set with my old printer cost me around $100 for each set.  I did NOT use generic ink, I always personally had quality issues when I tried, so I stopped and only used brand ink. Let’s say I only used 1 new cartridge set per year at around $100 for the set.

I am now on the $4.99/month plan for 100 pages which is $59.88 a year plus tax. Ummm, see the savings?  Yeah, even with the 9.99/month plan at $120 a year I save!

The cool thing about Instant Ink – each page counts as 1 page no matter how much ink you use! If you are printing full color pages this makes the subscription a HUGE savings! I wish I had this service back when I was printing loads of Tot School and Preschool printables!

 

HP Instant Ink Subscription Plans

 

Here’s a screenshot of our current usage.  You can see we are on the $4.99/month plan which includes 100 pages.  I am barely scratching the surface of this right now!  I have used 21 pages for this month and still have 100 rollover pages! When I have rollover pages like this, I will go on a printing frenzy at the end of the month to get ahead on printing for certain subjects.

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Final thoughts…

If you are in need of a new printer, I highly recommend getting an HP printer that is compatible with their Instant Ink subscription service. The printer itself is reasonably priced and has worked beautifully for me for a year so far.

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Top Ten Posts from 2015

Top Ten Posts from 1 1 1=1 in 2015

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 2015, the top 10 posts visited in 2015 {from anytime}, and our top 10 referring sites!

These are our top ten visited posts in 2015 which were all new posts in 2015.

  1. World Geography Country Printables
  2. Thanksgiving Doodle Coloring
  3. Fall Leaves and Trees Coloring
  4. K and 1st Grade Learning Apps
  5. Dot Fun Letter Mazes
  6. Christmas Ornaments Coloring
  7. Christmas Doodle Coloring
  8. Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart
  9. AT Word Family
  10. Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

World Geography Country Printables Free Cards  1st Grade and Kindergarten Learning Apps Dot Fun Letter Mazes A-Z FreeChristmas Doodle Coloring Pages Christmas Ornaments Coloring Pages Free Fall Leaves and Trees Coloring Pages Thanskgiving Doodle Coloring Pageat Word Family Printables Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart Printables Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

 

Our blog has been around awhile and often old content is the most visited.  These ten posts were the top overall visited posts during 2015.  None were actually published in 2015!

  1. Preschool, Tot and Kindergarten Packs
  2. Tot School Printables
  3. All Printables A-Z
  4. Brown Bear Brown Bear Printables
  5. What’s in the Preschool Box Week 1
  6. Lego Kindergarten Printables
  7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables
  8. Q-Tip Painting Alphabet Printables
  9. Tot School Printables A-Z
  10. Alphabet Printables and More

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Top Referring Sites to Our Blog in 2015 ~ THANK YOU!

  1. Free Homeschool Deals
  2. Living Montessori Now
  3. This Reading Mama
  4. Money Saving Mom
  5. Homeschool Giveaways
  6. Wildflower Ramblings
  7. Pizzazzerie
  8. Kids Activities Blog
  9. In My World
  10. Spielgaben

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Winter Doodle Coloring Pages

Winter Doodle Coloring

We have a brand new set of Winter Doodle Coloring printables for you! These are great for adults who like to color as well as children. 

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!

If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files.

Here’s a peek at the different pages in this free printable set! Pick the ones you like and enjoy some coloring time {with or without your kids}!

Snowman Coloring

Color the snowman and the wintery owls!

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Fun snowflakes to color!

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Download the Winter Doodle coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!

Winter Doodle Coloring Pages

 

While there you can also find our other Winter coloring pages, just look for these graphics and click to download each set!

Just Color Winter Winter Coloring Printables

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


Find tons of free Winter printables here!

Winter Theme Printables and Ideas



Tot School Gathering Place Week 156

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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Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful beginning to your New Year and are ready to make tons of new memories with your family! I am looking forward to learning and sharing all your new ideas through the Gathering Place! Don’t forget to link up your blog posts this coming year!

Are you looking for an art appreciation curriculum that’s fun for everyone? Then look no farther! Check out the review that Grandmama Deb did along with her GrandTot Zoe on Living Montessori Now.

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Head on over to Adams Family Farm and Homeschool to see what Mama Denise has been busy teaching her Tot Baby Jay. See if any of her ideas may help you and your Tot!

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 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).