Homeschooling Kindergarten

BYB Kindergarten

Homeschooling a Kindergartner? It’s one of my very favorite years of homeschooling! As a former public school Kindergarten teacher, it is most certainly a passion of mine and I am thrilled to share some fabulous resources with you so you can confidently homeschool your own Kindergartner.

This year’s Build Your Bundle is filled with amazing resources which you could use for Kindergarten!

BYB 2018 Kindergarten Favorites

I don’t believe in a strict plan for homeschooling Kindergarten, but take more of a “meet your child where s/he is at” approach. Some Kindergartner’s are at more of a Pre-K learning/developmental level and some are more of a 1st grade+ level. As I share these top picks, be sure to keep your own specific child in mind.

    

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Short on time, but want MANY resources for early childhood? Skip the Build Your Own and grab all 3 Early Learning Bundles. You buy 2 and get the third one for FREE!

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Early Learning #1 – $29

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Early Learning #2 – $29

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Early Learning #3 – FREE!

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Have some time and want to Build your Own? Scroll through this post, make a list of what stands out to you, be sure to notice the downloadable visual version and spreadsheet I made to help you. You’ll find that after I go through the individual products.

Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Through the Bible A to Z

My very own Raising Little Rock Stars Through the Bible A to Z is a fabulous option for your Kindergartner! New to RLRS? Read this post! This is a curriculum I wrote and it is the one most dear to my heart. So much time went into the writing and creating of this one! If you are looking for a way to bring the Bible into your Kindergarten {or PreK or 1st grade}, while also working through the alphabet, this is a simple way to do it!

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THE RLRS Bundle is included in the Early Learning # 2 Bundle, or can be added to a Build Your Own!

     

 

DAILY REVIEW

This is a fabulous product and is in the Early Learning #1 Bundle. I love daily review work like this and this product looks great!

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MATH

One area to focus on with your Kindergartner is math. You can see my K Math Goals post here.

Grab these in a pre-made Early Learning Bundle, or add to a Build Your Own!

No Prep K Math Unit 1 – Early Learning #1

No Prep K Math Unit 2 – Early Learning #2

DIY Calendar & Weather Center – Early Learning #1

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LITERACY

We fill our Kindergarten year with literacy galore. Reading books, practicing phonics, learning sight words, exploring writing, and everything else in between! I love having a variety of resources to use so I can switch it up if desired. See my Kindergarten Literacy Goals post here.

The BYB is a great way to stock up on resources so you’ll have them if needed!

Sight Words

We used my You Can Read Sight Word program as our base program for memorizing the Dolch Sight Words. These Sight Word products from the BYB would go along perfectly!

Grab these in a pre-made Early Learning Bundle, or add to a Build Your Own!

Sight Word Fluency Mini-Books – Early Learning #1

40 Early Sight Word Readers –Early Learning #2

No-Prep Sight Words-Early Learning #1

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Handwriting and Letter ID

Many choose to focus on handwriting skills in Kindergarten and Maze Writer is a innovative and fun way to do this. Maze Writer is included in the Early Learning #1 Bundle

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Phonics and Handwriting

Phonics with Penmanship is another great product! You can find Year 1 in the Early Learning #1 and Year 2 in the Early Learning #2.

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Word Families

We used our You Can Read Word Families as a fun way to learn word families. This would be a great product to go along with that if you use it! This is a $75 value and is found in Elementary #3.

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ALL INCLUSIVE

Looking for something all-inclusive? I found two! There’s a full Charlotte Mason-Inspired Kindergarten Curriculum in the Charlotte Mason Bundle and Kindergarten Complete {$140 value}  is in the Early Learning #3 Bundle.

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SCIENCE

I love this Learning About Science Collection. Volume 1 would be great to begin using with your Kindergartner. I actually bought this and am using some of it with me 3rd grader, it is a great {and simple} way to expose early science topics.

Take your younger elementary students on an exploration of life science, earth science, and physical science with the Learning About Science Collection, Level 1. These seven books study how plants grow, common fruits and vegetables, animal habitats, senses and body systems, life cycles, the earth’s layers, earthquakes, volcanoes, states of matter, and more.

Sneak a bigger peek into this one in my Facebook video here.

You can find this in Elementary #1

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BIBLE & CHARACTER

My absolute favorite is the Grapevine Bible Sampler – we love Grapevine Bible Studies! Grab this in the Early Learning #1. Looking for some charts to help your kids focus on character qualities? Find the Kids Character Charts in the Parenting Bundle.

Others to look into:

What is God Doing – Character Bundle

Kid’s Character Charts – Parenting Bundle

Prepared to Stand {Student} – Character Bundle

Prepared to Stand {Leader} – Character Bundle

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MORE FUN for Your KINDERGARTNER

Going beyond the basics of literacy and math brings us to a few more fun products to consider for your Kindergartner. We absolutely LOVE Maestro Classics and Peter & the Wolf just happens to be our very favorite. You can grab the MP3 Download and a lapbook to go along in the Fine Arts Bundle!

No-Prep Crafts can be found in Early Learning # 1.

      

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How to Get it ALL for the BEST Price…

Do you want most of that? Want to see the best way to get it for the lowest cost? I did the work for you and created a spreadsheet to show you! Keep in mind, you can easily replace items on this spreadsheet with others you may want more. There are also 2 blanks in the final FREE bundle for you to add more items! This is just a sample of how you could use the Buy 2 Get 1 Free to Build your Own Bundles!

CLICK HERE to see a PDF of the Kindergarten choices and how I arranged the Build Your Own Bundles to get them all.

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CLICK HERE to download it in Excel version so you can edit the file for yourself and make a plan customized for YOU!

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BYB 2018 Kindergarten Resources

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Minecraft Kindergarten Printables

Minecraft Kindergarten Printables

I have had this Minecraft printable pack on my computer for over a year and just got around to finishing it!  All three of my kids love Minecraft and I bet some of your kids do too!

This is a Kindergarten level printable pack, although many younger and older kids will be able to enjoy it also! These theme based packs focus on literacy and math skills.

Kindergarten Math Skills in this pack include number lines, greater/less than, coins, graphing, sorting, counting 1-30.

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Kindergarten Literacy Skills in this pack include… matching sentences to pictures, labeling pictures, easy reader featuring color words, rhyming words, writing, and beginning sounds.

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Download your FREE minecraft printables here on our Kindergarten Printables webpage. 

Scroll down and look for this graphic to find the download link!

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Preschool, Tot, and Kindergarten Printable Packs

I have MANY themed printable packs and I wanted to have a post that had links to all of them in one place to make it easier for you all to find what you are looking for! I will add a link to this post over in the sidebar so you can easily find it when you need it!  I am putting links to popular posts down on the bottom of my sidebar to make jumping around easier!

Printables Packs from 1plus1plus1equals1

Although they are sorted into Tot-Preschool-Kindergarten, many can be used for a variety of ages.  All packs are available to download for FREE on my website, these links will take you to the blog post that introduced the printable pack, or to the webpage where the PDF files are hosted. If you find an error in this post, let me know so I can fix it!  It is quite possible I linked something wrong or left something out!

If you have any trouble downloading or printing these files, or any others on my blog, please see this post for troubleshooting tips!


Tot Books and Packs were my original creation years ago, the very first one was a Cars Tot Book for Krash when he was 2. It was a hit so I began making more. The Tot Books/Packs are geared towards kids ages 2-4.

Doc McStuffins Tot Pack Button Rainbow Tot Pack Button Octonauts Tot Pack Dora Tot Book Chicka Chicka Tot Book Little Einsteins Tot BookBig Machines Tot Book Five Little Monkeys Tot Pack Dinosaur Train Tot Pack Feelings Tot Pack Nemo Tot Book Hermie Tot Book Thomas Tot Book Word World Tot Book Veggie Tales Tot BookCars Tot Book Handy Manny Tot Book Noah's Ark Tot BookOcean Animals Tot Book Pond Tot Book Monster Tot PackFarm Tot Book Tarzan Christmas Tot BookWinter Tot Pack Love Tot Pack Spring


Preschool Packs came along as Krash grew up and I teamed up with my friend Jolanthe to create a wide variety of themes.  Preschool Packs are geared for ages 3-5.

Ballerina Pack Birds Button Cars Preschool Pack Cats Preschool Pack Dragon Preschool Pack Pretty Bugs Princess preschool Pack Toy Story Preschool PackUnder the Sea Preschool Girly Pack Batman Preschool Pack Solar_System_Preschool_Pack Monster Truck Preschool PrintablesCandy Button Pumpkin Fun Thanksgiving_Preschool_Pack_150x150 Nativity Preschool Pack 150


As Krash continued to grow, I developed a series of Kindergarten Packs based on his interests.  Kindergarten Packs are geared towards kids ages 4-6.

Angry Birds K Printables Jake and the Neverland Pirates Printables Monster PrintablesOctonauts Kindergarten Printables Phineas and Ferb Printables Pirate K PrintablesSkylanders Kindergarten Printables Lego_Printables Webkinz_K_Printables


Printable Packs are not really age specific, they feature skills for kids ages 2-6, depending on your child.

Baby Animals Printable Pack Brown Bear PrintablesMickey Mouse Printables

Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables fairy printables Scarecrow Printables

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Jack and the Beanstalk Littlest Pet Shop Sofia the First PrintablesDaniel Tiger Printable Pack Despicable Me Printables Transportation-Preschool-Printables-F.png Camping Fun Preschool Pack

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Be sure to check out Homeschool Creations, for MANY more Printable Packs!  Many of hers are listed on my Preschool Pack page since we collaborated to develop themes for years together! Find Star Wars, Wizard of Oz, Camping, Transportation, and more on her site!

I also have a new series featuring theme based printable packs from MANY bloggers! See the first post here, which contains links to any other posts that are complete!

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Octonauts Printables

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Ladybug will be 3 in April, let’s just not even talk about that-how did she get this OLD?  She chose an Octonauts theme for her little party, so I decided to have Octonauts school week too!  Krash saw me working on her pack, and asked for some Kindergarten work too!  So, I made both, honestly all 3 of my kids like this show-even the 9 year old!  Not familiar? It comes on Disney Junior, here is the website. 


You can download these for free on my website…

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Octonauts Kindergarten Printables

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Looking for more Tot Packs, Preschool Packs, or Kindergarten Packs?

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You can also now use my navigational menu up at the top of the blog.  Find direct links to all Tot Packs, Preschool Packs, and Kindergarten Packs we have! Hover over the main group, then let the menu drop down, and then out to the right again!



Behind the Scenes – Storing Printables

Storing Theme Printables

It took me years to develop a method of storing our theme printables.   Many of these themes are used again, and a lot of work goes into prepping many of the printables.  The worst thing is knowing you have already prepped and laminated something and then not be able to find it.  I no longer have that problem, and haven’t had it for over a year since we have been using this method!

 

Here’s what you need if you’d like to copy my method

  • Canvas Storage Box ~ Target {ClosetMaid Cubicles}
  • Poly Envelopes {5 pack, buy a bunch!} ~ Target {Up & Up Brand}
  • Label maker, got this exact one at Costco a couple of years ago and it is still going strong!

Edited to add ~ I see Target no longer carries the exact poly envelopes I use.  I searched on Amazon and found a couple of alternatives.  These are not the exact ones we have but look like they would work similarly.  Here is one set, and here is another

The poly envelopes fit perfectly inside of the canvas box, and stand up nicely so you can see your labels in a top corner.IMG_2707

I make one envelope for each theme we do, and put all age level {tot-early elementary} work together in one envelope.  The envelopes have snaps on them, so nothing falls out.  Here’s a shot of our Pirates folder, showing the contents also…

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The canvas box sits up on a shelf above my desk so I can get to it easily.  Sometimes we find stray pieces of printables, and it makes it easy to just toss a theme piece in the box and store it.IMG_2699

I also have a smaller plastic box {got this one at Target in the $2.50 section}, you could use a magazine holder or similar box.  I keep current and upcoming themes in this one. This helps me as I am planning and printing, I can just put things straight into this box.  Right now you see 2 empty envelopes, one for Rainbows {L’s theme this week}, one for Star Wars {K’s current theme}.

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A bit of advice, if you get your hands on the Poly Envelope 5 packs from Target, buy them all!  They have the best price I have ever seen for this type of envelope.  I bought some and then my Target stopped carrying them.  If you can’t find them, ask an employee, they will scan the blank spot and then it will auto reorder.  Show them the item on the website if you can’t find where it would be in the store.  Ours are located in the office supply section.  Recently I went to a different Target and they had tons, I bought almost all of them!

I also use these envelopes for our current curriculums, such as Animal ABC.  I prep units in advance and put them in the envelope so I can just pull it out when it is time to do that unit. I don’t label these envelopes, they are rotated out once a unit is done.

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This is another section on a shelf above my desk, we have graduated from You Can Read, so the yellow box has since been replaced by the Upcoming and Current Themes box.

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There you have it, my tried and true theme printable storage method!  We have stored things this way for over a year and it is the best method I have used!  I wish I would have started this way!

See theme printable packs we have here!Printable Theme Packs