Dog’s Colorful Day Unit Study with Ivy Kids

Dog's Colorful Day Ivy Kids Kit Review

{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 Dog’s Colorful Day for this review.

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Here’s ALL that was included in this kit:

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    • The book Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd, a messy story about colors and counting. 
    • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
    • Your Own Colorful Dog: A soft and cuddly dog to color and use for story-retelling.
    • Paint by Number: Roll the die, select the corresponding color paint dauber, and paint a space with the number that was rolled.
    • My Dog’s Colorful Adventure: After reading the story Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd, create your own story about a messy dog.
    • Colorful Dog Puppet: Create a dog puppet with 10 colorful spots and re-tell the story Dog’s Colorful Day.
    • Roll-a-Spot: Roll the die and cover the matching spot on your board with a colored chip. Be the first player to cover all the spots on your board to win the game.
    • Letter Match: Cover each letter space on the board with the matching letter sticker. Can you find and cover all the hidden letters on the picture?
    • Create a Colorful Sun-catcher with Wet Glue Painting: Add different drops of coloring onto wet glue and use a stick to create a colorful design in the glue. Once the glue is dry, hang in a sunny window and enjoy!
    • Dog Race: Roll and Dot! Roll the dice and use the paint daubers to stamp a dot in the column displaying the number rolled. Continue rolling and stamping until the paint dots reach the top of at least one dog column. Which dog column will win the race? 
    • Story Re-telling Cards: After reading Dog’s Colorful Day, use the cards to retell the story. Your child can sequence the cards in the same order as they appeared in the story. 
    • Mixing Colors in Water: Explore color mixing by adding different colors to water. Then record your findings on a observation sheet. 
    • Patterns on Bones: Use the colored chips to continue the pattern on each bone. Can you make your own pattern?
    • How many spots do I have?: Create your own number stories about Dog and his colored spots.
      She was SO excited to open our box and see a stuffed dog! She loves stuffed animals and dogs!

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Activities From Our Box…

After reading the book, she immediately begged to begin decorating her stuffed dog!

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We usually spread our activities out over a few weeks. often doing a “box” activity after we have finished her regular schoolwork. Although some of these activities are below her school level, she still enjoys them and loves to share them with you through pictures.  She knows I blog about these kits and loves to help me share with other families.

Below you can see us sequencing the story together…

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The more crafts the better for her! She loved the dog puppet craft!

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She grabbed the sticker matching activity one day and said, “I know I already know my letters and numbers, but this is fun!”

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Her brother joined in on this day, and we made the sun-catchers together!

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We also did the color-mixing activity together. They both loved these activities!!

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She loves the printable games included, and often plays with me and then again by herself!  Below we were playing Dog Race: Roll and Dot.

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I love that she still has fun with activities like this although she is a bit old for them. Below she was painting by number.

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Patterns on the dog bones!

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She asked me recently if she could keep doing these boxes. She said, “I know I am getting old for them but they are just so fun, I love them!” 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 and Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats!

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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!



Fun with Rainbows Mini Printable Pack

Rainbow Theme Printables

I just love rainbows and love that God created such a beautiful symbol for us to always remember His promise. I have a new Rainbow Fun Mini Pack for you today! Hope you enjoy these fun new rainbow printables!

In this pack you will find…

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Download your free rainbow printables here!

 

More RAINBOW fun…

When my daughter was a tot she loved the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, so I created a Rainbow Tot Pack in honor of her love.  You can see the printables here and see the pack in action here in our Rainbow Theme Tot School post.

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I also have done a few wrap up posts featuring our rainbow fun.  Hand on Rainbows is one of those, and Rainbow Crafts for Tots is another.

Rainbow Fun  Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

 

A few years ago, I created a Rainbow of Diversity printable pack, which stemmed from a very personal situation with my daughter, you can read more about it in the post.

Rainbow of Diversity Printables

 

Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables!

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We have a Spring coloring set with some rainbow pages, and there’s also some Rainbows in our Noah’s Ark Q-Tip Painting set.

Spring Fun Coloring Printables  Noah's Ark Q Tip Printables

 

When my oldest was in 1st grade he made a Rainbow Lapbook, which has some free printables I created for him.

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We have a Rainbow Easy Reader here and our rainbow books are here!

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Rainbow Pinterest Board

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



Fall Leaf Colors Q-Tip Painting Printables

Fall Leaf Colors Qtip Painting Free Printables

Fall is right around the corner for those of us on my side of the world! I am always trying to think of new ideas for timeless themes, especially those centered around seasons and holidays.  Recently I created a new Fall Leaf Color Q-Tip Painting printable pack for you!

This set features many different options, in both black & white and color.

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Download your free Fall Leaf Colors Q-tip Painting Printables here!

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Fabulous Fall Books for Kids

See more Fall ideas here on our Pinterest board!

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

 


WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll 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!

See ideas for using these here!

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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!

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Thanksgiving Q-tip Printables Slide4 Jack and the Beanstalk Q-tip Printables

Despicable Me Q-tip Printables Lalaloopsy Q-tip Printables Tinkerbell Q-tip Printables

Sofia Q-tip Printables Noah's Ark Q-tip Printables Mouse Paint Q-tip Printables

Christmas Fun Q-tip Printables Nativity Q-tip Printables Slide24

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Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables

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I love rainbows and I love Q-Tip painting, so of course we needed a new rainbow q-tip painting printable set!  This set has a variety of fun rainbow printables to help focus on color words, beginning sounds of color words, and ROYGBIV! I also offered a version that says “purple” in case you don’t use the indigo-violet version with your kids.

There are a few pages with full rainbows…Rainbow Printables

 

You’ll also find a full page for each color word, showing only that color in the rainbow… Color Words Q-Tip Painting

 

Finally, there’s a half sheet for each color featuring the beginning sound and a place to trace the color word… Rainbow Color Printables

 

We use water colors mostly, but sometimes use Tempera paint too.

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I hope many of you enjoy these printables during a fun rainbow theme with your kids or in your classroom!

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Download your Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables Here!

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


WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll 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!

See ideas for using these here!

Ideas-for-Using-Q-Tip-Painting-Print

 

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!

Christmas Fun Q-tip Printables  Nativity Q-tip Printables  Slide2

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Despicable Me Q-tip Printables  Lalaloopsy Q-tip Printables  Tinkerbell Q-tip Printables

Jack and the Beanstalk Q-tip Printables  Sofia Q-tip Printables  Noah's Ark Q-tip Printables

Mouse Paint Q-tip Printables  Thanksgiving Q-tip Printables  Slide54

Q-Tip-Alphabet-Painting  Q-Tip-Painting-Number-Printables

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Mouse Paint Preschool Fun

Mouse Paint Preschool Fun

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We used the book Mouse Paint for our special Letter M theme and Ladybug loved it!  Here’s her special Mouse Paint shelf…

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She went straight for the counting game in the mini pocket chart, which we played several times after this also!

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We read the book MANY times, and enjoyed using special props as we told the story.  I put a tiny cat and mouse in a basket on the shelf and she played with these so much!

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We used our rainbow blocks to be the “paint”

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We also pulled down the printable colored mice to use…

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We worked on our Mouse Paint Pocket Chart Printables, but she wasn’t nearly as impressed as I was.

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We colored the Mouse Paint Colors book together…

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The highlight was making egg carton mice!

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Our purple mix was a big fat failure, so I cheated and got the purple paint from the cabinet.

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She didn’t want to use Qtips on the color word printables I made for her, so we used glue and glitter!

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She loved using stickers on the dot fun sheet

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We also used stickers for the graphing activity!

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We used these sheets as a final review of color mixing!  I got the first one here,

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The printable below is from Homeschool Share

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Some of her finished Mouse Paint work…

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See our free Mouse Paint printables below…

Mouse Paint Q Tip Painting Color Words    Mouse Paint Pocket Chart Printables

 

See our Letter M preschool here {we added this theme in along with the work done in that post}

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More theme printable packs…

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See more home preschool fun over at Preschool Corner!