Early Childhood Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables A through E

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables U-Z

 

I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! 

If you are like me, at times you choose a letter and build on it for a week or so with your tot/preschooler. It helps me stay focused as a teacher and not forget things! Having a letter of the week is not important, or necessary, it is just helpful for my type-A personality. In honor of this, I have created a series of planning help posts, gathering together all themed printable packs I could find that could extend a letter of the week.

Other times, I build on a theme with no focus on our letter of the week. These lists will help you find things in an orderly fashion!

When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming!  I am creating this series to help you with your planning.  I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Preschool Mom, Gift of Curiosity, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets.  If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter ATheme Printables A

Letter BTheme Printables B

Letter CTheme Printables C

Letter DTheme Printables D

Letter ETheme Printables E

    Looking for more printables?

    Theme Printables F through J Theme-Printables-K-through-O5 Theme Printables P through T Theme Printables U through Z

    Alll Printables A to Z 300 Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equ

    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

    Planning-for-a-Theme6 Why-Themes7 How-to-Plan-Using-Themes6


This post is #10 in my series for the iHomeschool Network Spring 2013 Hopscotch. Visit other bloggers participating here!

Links will be added as the series progresses!

Homeschooling-Tots-and-Preschoolers_Day 1 ~ Where to Begin with Tot School eBook

Day 2 ~ You Don’t Have to Do it All!

Day 3 ~ Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Day 4 ~ Time Invested in Tot Schooling

Day 5 ~ 10 Tips for Studying Nature with Tots

Day 6 ~ Exposure vs. Mastery

Day 7 ~ Why Themes?

Day 8 ~ Teaching Tots in a Large Family

Day 9 ~ Our Favorite Learning Tools for Tots

Day 10 ~ Early Childhood Theme Printables A-E

Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Cc

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Our letter this week ~ Cc, our verse:

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See RRSP Letter Cc with Krash here!

Not familiar with RRSP? Read the intro post here!

You can tell by her outfits what she did on each day, about 2 RRSP activities per day plus the PowerPoint. 

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PacMan happened to catch us one day as we were laying together on the floor reading!Home Preschool Letter C -8702

Smacking the vocabulary card I yell out with our swatter!Home Preschool Letter C -8660

We added in the cards from letter A & B also and had a card sort at the end!Home Preschool Letter C -8663

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She got a bit creative with the tracing letter C sheet ~ first just tracing, then asking to cut it…

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Then she wanted to use highlighters to trace again and cut them all out!

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Working on coloring our OBEY sign!Home Preschool Letter C -9215

We used our new measuring tape to measure our verse after she cut and taped it!  She loved this!

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Reading the easy reader on the iPad!Home Preschool Letter C -8708

The entire printable unit {everything else you see pictured above} is available for FREE!

You can download the entire letter Cc unit for FREE here.

Want the RRSP Bundle?


~ More Letter Cc Work ~

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Loving her new My Little Pony Work Drawer cards!Home Preschool letter C -8746

I am doing Letter Baskets for her, and using her shelf to draw her attention to different items. One of the items in her letter collection is the ABC Soup Can.  She always has fun looking through this and naming the items!Home Preschool Letter C -9212

Our ABC Find It activities are probably her favorite thing, she was excited to see the new Letter C sheet! We are using the printables 3 different ways, the first day I let her do a sensory bin search to find all of the little cards.Home Preschool Letter C -8682

Here she is choosing a clue card for us to read and match.  Love her little closed eyes!Home Preschool Letter C -9217

BIG moment for Ladybug.  I saw her looking at a card before I saw it and it seemed like she was sounding out the letters.  All of the sudden she said “Cat! it says cat!”  I was shocked!

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She didn’t read any other words but successfully segmented individual sounds for each of the following words and I blended it for her.Home Preschool Letter C -9224 

She loved dot painting the C with the Cat {with some help from Ziggy}. Home Preschool Letter C -8669

 

She loved using the letter Cc pattern block printable with her magnetic pattern blocksHome Preschool Letter C -8667

 

Painting the Letter Cc page from the Tot Time Notebook was a favorite activity. Home Preschool Letter C -9234

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Sponge painting her Animal ABC lowercase c…Home Preschool Letter C -9228

 

She loves making these simple letter puppets.Home Preschool letter C -8742

We did a few activities from my Cat Preschool Pack.

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She loved the songs, and the little cats I had out to play with.…Home Preschool Letter C -8671

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Sorting cats and cat gear!Home Preschool letter C -8758

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She loved the “find the difference” page and erased it and redid it several times!Home Preschool letter C -8762

She did her 3 part cards all by herself this time, words and all!Home Preschool Letter C-9306


We are in the second half of All About Reading Pre Level 1, which goes through the lowercase letters. Lowercase c was another success for Ladybug, she loved giving the cow grass to eat!

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Her work all hung up at the end of the week. This is the pocket chart above her desk…Home Preschool Letter Cc-9388

Find all letter C activities on my C is for… Pinterest board, or on my general ABC Ideas board!

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More Preschool Fun!

Not everything we do revolves around our letter of the week, I just often forget to take pictures of the rest!

She loved joining her brothers for home art time!Home Art Studio Weaving-8550

She doesn’t watch Speekee as much as she used to, but asked for him and really enjoyed watching! We really need to be more intentional about including this awesome Spanish curriculum into our routine.Home Preschool Letter C -9300


Learning Tools We Used…

Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Tot School ~ C is for Caterpillar

~Ladybug is currently 33 months old~


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Here is her desk set up for letter C. IMG_0093

The items in the pocket chart are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature}.  I added caterpillars on her desk.

We also had several caterpillar books off to the side in her pink basket. I also set up a few caterpillar themed trays for her, as well as some non-themed activities.IMG_0095

On her trays:

Here are some book ideas for you…

 

Charlie the Caterpillar was a BIG hit, we read this too many times to count!IMG_0122

She loved the page that showed the sad caterpillar, on the right, she was showing her to me and telling me all about her sadness…

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She loved the magnetic pattern blocks and the cookie sheet.IMG_0097

I added in some templates for her to work with too, she liked them a lot!

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Coloring her caterpillars…    IMG_0120

She spent way less time with her notebook for this unit, which is totally fine!  Mostly she colored this page over and over again, I don’t even remember her tracing shapes or numbers at all!IMG_0407

We took her letters A, B, & C, along with the flashcards and hid them all in the ball pit!  She and Krash had a fun letter hunt together!IMG_0277

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She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  She chose to paint the letter C red, and then glue down the caterpillars.  She wasn’t interested in cutting at all this week, so I trimmed the caterpillars while she painted. IMG_0196

She glued down the caterpillars the next day with me…IMG_0274

Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even is s/he is the same age!


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We worked on a few parts of the The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printable Pack, which she LOVED!  Here she was matching food in our mini pocket chart.IMG_0185

We read the book, a LOT!  Here she was “reading” it to me before we made a caterpillar craft.IMG_0292

Painting her caterpillar…IMG_0294

We also made another caterpillar craft, here she was admiring them both!IMG_0428

One time we read the book and used our flashcards to match…IMG_0341

She enjoyed this a lot!IMG_0347

We “played” the game together too, but with no rules, just had fun moving the caterpillar around and matching up food!

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Note: we got both games at a consignment sale, CHEAP, they are not fun games when actually following the games, as reviewers on Amazon stated.  I don’t recommend paying full price for them, but they are neat to add in if you find the used!


We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.  She is a bit too young for the program and Krash is a bit too old, so that’s why we are using it together.

This week we did lesson 3, which focused on letter C and also rhyming words. With Ladybug I do tons of modeling, you can see us using the rhyming cards below.  She really enjoyed Ziggy being silly this week as he helped with the rhyming words in the wagon!  Krash really enjoyed this too!IMG_0207

She wanted me to color the C and the cat this week, but she asked to color the bowl of cream…IMG_0411


Learning-Toys_thumb2_thumb_thumb_thuKrash’s theme was Angry Birds and Ladybug participated with him in a lot of his activities!!  They played the game a lot together.IMG_0190

She painted Angry Birds, every single one of them!!IMG_0202

Krash had a notebook filed with his work for the week, she enjoyed looking through it and asking for certain things!IMG_0285

One day she put the Angry Birds on a “bus” matching them all up.  She came to get me and said, “wook they match!”IMG_0370

 

Our winter sensory bin was still out, as well as a salad bowl filled with jewels.  We played a lot with these.

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We had fun working on ABAB patterns together.IMG_0364

 

One afternoon we finally tried out water beads!  I had seen them on other blogs and finally ordered a set from Amazon, since we don’t have a Walmart near us.  The kids were in awe, the entire time.  This is when we first put them in the water…IMG_0438

After about 10-15 minutes they grew to this…IMG_0453

Ladybug REALLY enjoyed this and sat in her highchair exploring for about an hour!IMG_0460

She has also played with them several times since, now that they are their full size {about the size of marbles}.  We will definitely be getting more of these, the kids LOVED them!

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Working in her Tot Time NotebookIMG_0300

She still loves puzzles too! {Target dollar spot puzzle}IMG_0235


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I love this shot of her playing on our iPod, sitting in our bean bag chair.   See more iPad apps we love here, iPad apps part 2 is here!! IMG_0350


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Being silly with Daddy in the ball pit!

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More Tot School Links…

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Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)

Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Cc, YCR/Unit 9

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You Can Read: Unit 9 {for, help, look, jump}
RRSK: Letter Cc

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You can download all of the printables for this unit FREE here on the main RRSK page, just scroll down until you see them!  We do 2 activities from the set per day, making 10 total activities.

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Listening and following directions… IMG_4594 

He still wants to teach the songs to other kids, so he made another video for you!    You can download the printable with the verse tune here on the RRSP Letter Cc webpage.

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He really liked glittering the word… IMG_4596

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Sorting letter C words, into 2 groups {animals/not animals}…

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Signing his name to the story he dictated to me.  He asked me to re-read his story to him many times, even days after we wrote it! IMG_4688

 

If you want early access to printables beyond what I have blogged about,

 


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We used unit 9 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did. 

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Color by word…IMG_4658

Sight Word Search {this is a You Can Read Add-On}…

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This is one of his favorites!  I chose 10 words he needed the most work on and pre-hid them in the rice.  He then had to dig them all out and graph them accordingly, using his dot paint.  Thanks again to Stephanie for this wonderful idea!

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Here he is reading a Bob Book with me, using a jewel to help follow the words.  He is not enjoying the Bob Books as much these days, but we still use them every now and then. Mostly we do tons of phonics work on the dry erase board.IMG_4526

He definitely prefers the sight word readersIMG_4534

Tracing his words using our dry erase activity centerIMG_4686

Adding to his word caterpillar.  He re-reads the words up there to me, then we add any new words he knows.  The caterpillar really grew this week, suddenly a light bulb has switched on and he is memorizing sight words we aren’t even working on!

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Roll & Graph Sight Words is now available in the You Can Read paid sectionKrash LOVES this activity.

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He loves it even more when his kitty joins him…IMG_4579

Homeschooling at its finest. {ps-the blue tray is from Michaels}IMG_4582
 

Word-Play-rectangle41222I have been trying to do some sort of active word play game with him daily, simply because he loves it so much.

First I had him read through his word cards and I sorted them into piles-words he identified quickly and words he didn’t know or was slow with.  Then we played with the 2nd pile.  One day I set the 6 words up on our steps and he had to throw a beanbag on the word I yelled out.  Then we switched and he called out a word for me to throw a bean bag on.

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Another day I set the words up across the room and has him sit by me.  I got a pack of fruit snacks and told him that I would tell him a word and say GO, then he had to run down and get the word and bring it back to me. If it was correct, he got the fruit snack.

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After he got them all, I gave him a bonus fruit snack for any word he could read on his own without any help…he got all but 2 of them this time!

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On another day, we used our Education Cubes YCR inserts {which mostly stay in our cubes at all times now}.  I stacked them up and yelled out a word and he had to wiggle around the stack to find the word without knocking the tower down.

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He LOVED this!  My little wiggle worm, wiggling all the time anyway!IMG_4614


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He has been very into building lately, here he built a house for his kitty out of our Rainbow Blocks.IMG_4500

I finally remembered to get out our big cardboard blocks and the boys had a great time!!!

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Krash spends time playing “school” games on the iPad almost daily. Recently he has been asking PacMan to teach him things and P taught him how to add with his fingers.  Krash now has his own profile set up on Math Drills and he is progressing quickly-amazing to me!  He is VERY into this and does it in his free time.  IMG_4651IMG_4653He also spends tons of time playing Math BINGO and Sight Word BINGO.  The new free Lakeshore Apps are wonderful too, he really likes the phonics one!

A few items we used…
Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!

Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Cc

Krash has officially begun Kindergarten so we are just doing portions of our remaining RRSP units.  You can read more about his Kindergarten plans here!

Rock stars This is the main section of our preschool posts-focusing on what we do for our Raising Rock Stars Preschool Curriculum. I am not sharing photos of each part every week, just what I happen to catch!

Our letter this week ~ Cc, our verse: Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.Cc

I love his cutting face.IMG_0565

He was a bit bummed that it wasn’t as tall as he was…IMG_0574

 

Working on his OBEY craft…

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After he completed his craft we did some role playing about how to be obedient.

 

He isn’t doing all of the printables anymore but he is still enjoying the PowerPoint lessons!

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You can download the entire letter Cc unit here.

I am no longer doing specific lesson plans since K is now in transition into Kindergarten {read more here}.  RRSP-Blank-Lesson-Plan_thumb8You can download blank copies of the lesson plan on the Cc page here!

More Preschool Links…

Be sure to visit Preschool Corner to see all of the other amazing home-preschool moms!

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