Inspire Me! Story Starters ~ Dogs in Costumes

Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

Dogs in Costumes Story Starter Cards

We have a brand new DOGS in COSTUMES set for you today, with 12 different photographs of goofy looking dogs. These dogs crack me up and I figured many kids would get a giggle with these.  Funny photographs often draw a child in and make writing more fun!  I hope these silly story starter cards inspire may young writers to write fun and silly sentences!

Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also!

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Word ideas print on back if desired!

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See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Dogs in Costumes Story Starters here!

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The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

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Grab our other free Story Starters…

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Costume Kids Coloring

We have a brand new set of Costume Kids Coloring printables for you! Many children will be planning their dress up outfits this month, so I thought kids in costumes would make a fun coloring set!

Costume Kids Coloring Pages

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. 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 dressed up children in this free printable set!

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Download the Costume Kids coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!

Costume Kids Coloring Pages

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



Pumpkin & Fall Preschool Fun

I am combining these two themes into one post because sadly, she was totally UNinterested in my fall theme. It would have made a really lame post to be honest. Last year she LOVED the fall theme, see it here.

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Her Fall shelf ~

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I talked her into exploring a bit, but didn’t really choose anything on her own, except for the sensory basket…

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She loves sorting…

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She also sang the fall leaf songs with me, she always likes songs!

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She LOVED this book last year {here’s last year’s Tot School post}, in fact I created an entire Scarecrow Printable Pack because she loved it so much  This year she told me she doesn’t like scarecrows. Figures. We did read it a few times, and she enjoyed the props, but not nearly as much as last year.

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Pumpkin Preschool Fun

Her Pumpkin Shelf ~

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She was excited about the pumpkin shelf and dove right in!

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We made a printable pumpkin craft from here.

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She dictated and created an adorable story about a pumpkin, all with a Minecraft theme.

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Cutting and matching shapes from my pumpkin pack.

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This was probably her favorite printable activity.  It’s from education.com and I used wooden alphabet beads for her to find the missing letters.

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We read lots of books, here she was picking out the daily reads while I sat in the bean bag waiting for her to choose!  See our pumpkin books here!

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Her completed pumpkin work. Cat coloring on left is from here and on the right was from my Just Color Pumpkins pack.

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Fall Theme Pinterest Board

Pumpkin Theme Pinterest Board

See more home preschool fun over at Preschool Corner!



Pumpkins ~ Just Color!

Pumpkin Coloring Printables



The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. 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!

I just added a new Pumpkin Coloring set!

Pumpkin Coloring

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.


Looking for more Pumpkin Theme fun?

Pumpkin Theme Pinterest Board



Tot School ~ Pumpkin Theme, part 2

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We have so many pumpkin theme activities, this was our second week with a pumpkin theme and she loved it just as much!  Our trays stayed the same, we just finished what we hadn’t done already.  You can see last week here ~ Tot School Pumpkin Theme.

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{All pumpkin printables in her notebook, and on her trays are pinned to my pumpkin theme pinterest board!}

She loves these cut, count and glue activities…Pumpkin Theme Tot School -3564

She even helped me cut this time!Pumpkin Theme Tot School -3569

Coloring is a favorite, so I knew she would enjoy this mini book from Our Little MonkeysPumpkin Theme Tot School -3573

The 1-10 puzzle is a favorite now too, I mix them all up {I pre cut them} and have her put them in order.Pumpkin Theme Tot School -3576

She gets all goofy and gives me the wrong number on purpose, she is a ham!Pumpkin Theme Tot School -3582

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She loves her work display and asked if she could hang it up by herself!Pumpkin Theme Tot School -3586

How Many Pumpkins? with dot paint…Pumpkin Theme Tot School -3596

We played pumpkin roll and graph together with dot paint.

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Starfall has a cute pumpkin book and she loved it!

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She loves Qwirkle pieces, which are great for sorting by shape and color.  She chose to sort by shape with me…Tot School-3698

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She loved making a rollercoaster with me for our art lesson!Tot School-3630


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Ladybug’s week on Instagram {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}image

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