Raising Lil Rock Stars Through the Bible A-Z ~ Introduction

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Through the Bible A to Z

I am beyond excited to share my latest “baby” with you.  Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Through the Bible A-Z has been in development for about 2 years now as I waited for God to guide the timing. It has been tons of work behind the scenes, and much prayer and planning has gone into this. Since I wrote the stories, I have even had my husband on board for Biblical editing help too!  My dear friend Shannon also assisted me.

I would like to introduce you to a brand new Bible based early childhood program, Raising Lil’ Rock Stars A-ZYup, similar name, because I believe strongly in the Rock Star vision and I cling to it when developing Biblical resources for kids.

Years ago I created RRSP and RRSK and have always wanted to develop a new program with new graphics, new verses, new stories {written by me}, a group version {to be used in Sunday School, Children’s Church, Co-Op} and also the ability to be used at home.

I will be releasing the FREE home based units over time, as I share them on my blog, but wanted to get the entire bundle finished so those of you who want it don’t have to wait! The first free unit comes out tomorrow!

I have images and descriptions on the info pages, you can scroll through and see what is included.  You can see everything included in the Home Bundle here.  See the Group Bundle here.  Here’s a peek…

RLRS Printables

In each letter unit you will find

  • a focus word {word appears within the verse}
  • a focus Bible verse
  • a focus graphic
  • a story to illustrate the word/Bible verse
  • a coloring page
  • a mini tracing page
  • a verse bracelet
  • a letter focus page
  • a display flag {or circle}
  • lesson plan ideas, and teacher helps

Extras ONLY in the Bundles {same in Home or Group Bundle}

  • Flashcards and Verses at a Glance Chart
  • Cut and Glue the Verse
  • Tracing
  • Flags Only {banner flags two per page for easier printing/laminating}
  • a NEW extra already in development but not ready yet!

The Home Bundle is $12 and is for use by one family in a home setting.

The Group Bundle is $35 and can be used in any group setting, multiple times by multiple children.

The two bundles will both have extras {same in each} that won’t be free anywhere!

You can see everything included in the Home Bundle here.  See the Group Bundle here.

    Once you purchase, you have access to any new extras added to the set.  You save your private link and password and can come back at anytime!

I have a FAQ page all set up for you, which has answers to questions such as…

  • What in the world does “Raising Rock Stars” mean?
  • Why NIV version?
  • What is the target age for this?
  • Why a new A-Z version?
  • What’s the difference between this new version {RLRS} and the RRSP and RRSK version?

You can read more about this new program on the Raising Lil’ Rock Stars homepage and here are more quick links for you…


FREE lessons

Home Bundle Details

Group Bundle Details

Come back tomorrow for FREE Letter A printables and some photos of the unit in action!

Home Preschool with Ladybug A-Z

Home Preschool A to Z from www.1plus1plus1equals1.net

We have completed Ladybug’s Home Preschool and I am working to get all of our posts organized for you to be able to access them easily.  Here is the entire Home Preschool Plan we followed, here is the journey that led us to that decision. Our weekly letter focus was only part of our home preschool and in this post you can see all of the letter based posts, A-Z! We also had our regular Learning With Ladybug feature which shared the other parts of our home preschool. I will get those organized into a post for easy access soon.

Click on each letter to see the post, and you can also see them all on our Home Preschool A-Z Pinterest Board here!

Home Preschool Letter A  Home Preschool Letter B

Home Preschool Letter C   Home Preschool Letter D

Home Preschool Letter E   Home Preschool Letter F

Home Preschool Letter G   Home Preschool Letter H

Home Preschool Letter I  Home Preschool Letter J

Home Preschool Letter K   Home Preschool Letter L

Home Preschool Letter M  Home Preschool letter N

Home Preschool Letter O  Letter P Home Preschool

Home Preschool letter Q  Home Preschool Letter R

Home preschool Letter S  Home Preschool Letter T

Home Preschool Letter U  Home Preschool Letter V

Home Preschool Letter W  Home Preschool Letter X

Home Preschool Letter Y   Home Preschool Letter Z


Here’s the Pinterest board in case you want to pin straight from there!

Home Preschool A to Z Pinterest Board from www.1plus1plus1equals1.net

Other Helpful Home Preschool Posts…

All By Myself Preschool Boxes  Learning with Ladybug Preschool  Following the Lead of Your Preschooler at Home

Homeschooling Tots and Preschoolers  Hands on the Alphabet  Homeschooling Preschool


Ideas for Using ~ Q-Tip Painting Printables

Ideas for Using Q Tip Painting Printables

My daughter is the queen of loving something one day and hating it the next. She definitely keeps me on my toes. I began creating Q-Tip painting printables because she LOVED them and then suddenly she was SO over them. Anyone else relate?

I had to get creative with how we would use them and once I did, she loved them again! She now uses them weekly again, but chooses her method each time.


WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! If you notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

Below you will see several ideas for using these printables.

The obvious use is Q-Tips and paint. We use both tempera paint and water color paint. This was  the main reason they were created, and I was originally inspired by this post. You can see our original intro post here.

Q Tip Painting ABC Printables -3970

Home Preschool Letter Jj -4026

Home Preschool Letter R -0760


We have also cut straws down to a tiny size and let her paint with those.  I did this both for something different and also to make the grip area even smaller than a Q Tip to force her to use a better grip.

Home Preschool Letter R -0749


Adding glue dots and glitter is another fun activity, and one of her favorites.  She is usually able to add glue dots to some of them and then I finish when it gets too hard.

Mouse Paint -8284

If managing a glue bottle is too much, try a toothpick!  I put a small amount of white glue in a craft cup and give her a toothpick to dot the glue on.

Home Preschool  Letter U -3666

Then we sprinkle on the glitter!

Mouse Paint -8288

Home Preschool Letter M -8281


Another spin on the use of glue is to glue on Perler beads.  Again, she will add the glue for some and I will finish.  Then she adds all of the beads.

Noah's Ark -9150

Noah's Ark -9149


Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

Lalaloopsy  Sofia

Despicable Me  Tinkerbell

Jack in the Beanstalk Mouse Paint

Noah's Ark  Thanksgiving

Nativity  Christmas

The Mitten  Winter Clothing

Q Tip Alphabet Painting  Q Tip Painting Number Printables

See more “Ideas for Using” posts below!

Ideas for Using ABC Letter Crafts   Ideas for Using ABC Find It!

Ideas for Using Roll and Graph   Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables

Tot School Printables A to Z

Tot School Printables A-Z

It has been a few years since we used Tot School Printables when Ladybug was around 2 years old. It was such a fun time, one of my favorite programs.  Tot School Printables Tot School Printables isn’t just a printable program, it encourages you to dive into a particular theme with each unit, and develop vocabulary along the way.  Exposing basic early learning skills happens all while you are just having fun!

If you have a tot around the age of 2 or 3, and are looking for some direction, this might be for you!  My daughter was 23 months old when we began, and she begged for table work.  You can read my post, Following the Lead of the Child, to see how difficult this was for me as an early childhood educator to accept. We had a fabulous time using this program and it really helped me stay on track and have fun activities to expose her to every week!

This is a FREE printable program, you can download the lessons on the Tot School Printables webpages.  Below you can see all of our posts A-Z linked up, and get a feel for how we did things.

Tot School Printables A is for Apple   Tot School Printables B is for Ball

Tot School Printables C is for Cat   Tot School Printables D is for Duck

Tot School Printables E is for Egg   Tot School Printables F is for Foot

Tot School Printables G is for Goat   Tot School Printables H is for Hammer

Tot School Printables I is for Igloo   Tot School Printables J is for Jellyfish

Tot School Printables K is for Key   Tot School Printables L is for Leaf

Tot School Printables M is for Mouse   Tot School Printables N is for Net

Tot School Printables O is for Ostrich   Tot School Printables P is for Pencil

Tot School Printables Q is for Queen   Tot School Printables R is for Rainforest

Tot School Printables S is for Star   Tot School Printables T is for Train

Tot School Printables U is for Umbrella   Tot School Printables V is for Volcano

Tot School Printables W is for Window   Tot School Printables X is for Xylophone

Tot School Printables Y is for Yo Yo   Tot School Printables Z is for Zipper


Download the flashcards all in one set!

Tot School Printables Alphabet Flashcards


I also began a Pinterest board featuring these posts and others from bloggers who also used {or are using} Tot School Printables! If you are a blogger who has blogged about Tot School Printables and would like to pin to this board, just leave a comment or email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pinterest link so I can invite you!

Tot School Printables Pinterest Board

Animal ABC Q-Tip Printables

Animal ABC Q-Tip Painting

We are done using Animal ABCs but I still come up with ideas to enhance the program! Recently I released our ABC Q-Tip Printable set and decided to make a set featuring the animals from Animal ABCs! 

This set is included for free with the Animal ABC Bundle, and has been added to the private download page.  If you have already purchased you can go back in using the special link and password to download this new set.  If you lost your password, just email me and give me your PayPal email address and I can easily resend your info!

For those of you who don’t own the Animal ABC Bundle, you can learn more on the main Animal ABC webpage, or here on my store page, OR you can purchase this set by itself from my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!