My Cats Nick and Nora ~ Kindergarten Literature Unit with Printables

My Cats Nick and Nora Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables



Our second Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I have been busy developing behind the scenes and am excited to share our second unit with you.

My Cats Nick and Nora is a favorite book of Ladybug’s.  She LOVES cats, which is the main reason she loves this book. If you have a child who loves cats, this unit might be a fun one for you.


In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

Lesson Plan My Cats Nick and Nora

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose graphing favorite pets, graphing balloon colors, and identifying coins.

Graphing Pets

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Coin Identification for Kinderagrtners

 

Lots of literacy activities; Letter N sound, 3 part words cards with color words, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, rhyming fun, and sight words.

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For our Science focus, children will sort and classify cats in many ways!

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The character and Bible connection is focused on using polite and kind words with others.

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Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

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A Color By Number Cat for fun!

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I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.  We are using many of the ideas I have pinned!

My Catsa Nick and Nora Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with My Cats Nick and Nora Kindergarten Unit

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too!

Noah’s Ark Preschool Fun

Noah's Ark Preschool Fun

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Her Noah’s Ark shelf…

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We have a wooden ark and the original Little People Ark.  We have had both of these for many years and she loves them as much as the boys did!  She was thrilled when she walked in and saw them in the schoolroom!

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We used a few printables from 123 Homeschool4Me’s Noah’s Ark printables.  She loved the sorting upper and lowercase letters on the animals!

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Silly girl was coloring the color by number ark from the same pack, and didn’t want me taking her picture!

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I had some old Noah’s Ark sticker sets and she loved making her own sticker picture!

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I made some Noah’s Ark Tiny Dot printables {link is further down in this post}, can’t really call them Q-tip printables anymore since she is so over Q-tips now.  We tried something new, gluing perler beads!  She did the uppercase N and asked me to finish the lowercase!

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We also colored in the tiny dots together too!  She liked making rainbow dots.

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You can download the Noah’s Ark Tiny Dot Printables here!

 

Noah's Ark Q Tip Printables

 

Here’s her completed Noah’s Ark work…

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

Home Preschool letter N

See more home preschool fun over at Preschool Corner!

Home Preschool ~ Letter N

Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning.  This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too.  All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.”  I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities.  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool letter N

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Her Letter N ABC Basket… 

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She didn’t play with it much this time, which is unusual for her.  Usually she plays with the contents a lot!

I drew an N on our easel and we drew narwhals since that was her absolute favorite letter N thing, thanks to Octonauts!

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CRAFTS

 

She loves the paint cut and glue crafts from Learn, Create, Love.  This week we made the narwhal!Home Preschool Letter N -8735

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I tried to get her to make the numbat, but she wasn’t interested, but she did want to learn about them so we watched a numbat video!

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PRINTABLES

She wasn’t too into her printables this week, she wasn’t in a printable mood I suppose.

She did ask to swat the N words from the Letter N  pack which is available here. This printable pack was given to us from a kind blog reader who also creates printables!

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We used our dollar tree glitter glue to find the upper and lower case letter Nn.

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ABC Find It! is a favorite still, so we had fun with that of course!

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Working on her lowercase Animal ABCs letter n is for nightingale craft…

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase was a nest with eggs.  She loves feathers, so adding those to the bird was the highlight!

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Sorting upper and lowercase eggs in the nest, these are the same printables I used with Krash!

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Putting the nests in numerical order!

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Our finished Letter N work

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Her obsession during our letter N time was obviously narwhals. She colored and drew them during most of her time!


See more Letter N ideas on our N is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter N here!

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Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables K through O

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

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! 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, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error/edit 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 KTheme Printables K through O

Letter LTheme Printables K through O

Letter MTheme Printables K through O

Letter NTheme Printables K through O

Letter OTheme Printables K through O


Looking for more printables?

 Theme-Printables-A-through-E5  Theme Printables F through J  Theme Printables P through T  Theme Printables U through Z

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Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Tot School ~ Letter N

~Ladybug is currently 37.5 months old~


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The items 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, letter N is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter N and Newt ideas for you…

 

She requested finger paint again, wanting her newt to be blue…IMG_7533

 

We also used finger paint for the dot fun page, I squirted a tiny bit on each circle and she swirled it around as we yelled out the letters! This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.IMG_7527

 

We slipped our Play Dough Mat into our Dry Erase Center, she helped me roll snakes to make her letters…IMG_7540

 

She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  This week I gave her a small sponge and let her choose a color of paint.  She was a bit confused at first but once she got the hang of it, she LOVED sponge painting!IMG_7520

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 if s/he is the same age!


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 hasn’t wanted to work on her All About Reading letter sheets the past 2 weeks, which is fine by me-I don’t force her to do anything at this point.  This week she loved the “Nanny Goat” probably because her grandma is called “Nanee.”  She used finger paint to color the nanny goat…IMG_7531

This week we used Ziggy to work on compound words, saying them in 2 parts out loud and then saying the whole word out loud!  She did it with me a few times, but wasn’t too interested.  She loved playing with Ziggy!IMG_7546


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We used our new Letter Construction set to make our letter Nn…IMG_7549

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We played Honey Bee Tree a LOT…IMG_7557

She played with her magnets for hours one day!  Specifically, her pattern block magnets and her abc magnets.  The shot on the right is her whining about me taking her picture.

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We got a new letter peg set from Lakeshore Learning to review, and she is in LOVE!  I am too!IMG_7371

She had to really work hard to get the pegs in and at first wanted to give up, but she persevered and can do it now!  She shows me her strong muscles!IMG_7406


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We got a new swimming pool, and have been outside a lot!  Even amidst the miles of concrete, nature finds us.  She found a tiny black bug in the pool and kept him as her pet for over an hour.  Cuddling him, petting him, talking to him.

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She even kept him alive the entire hour and then put him on a flower and said good bye!IMG_0334

Then, her brother found her a butterfly!  This girl LOVES bugs.IMG_0365


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The iPad comes in VERY handy when she gets up before I am ready.  I give it to her and sleep a bit more.  One morning she was playing ABCs of God and loved it!  She hadn’t played it in awhile, I think she forgot about it!IMG_0235

Watching a bit of Netflix using her new princess floaty as a set…genius!IMG_0039

A few apps she has played a lot this past week…

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See all of our iPad app recommendations !


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