Animal Alphabet Coloring Pages M-R

Animal Alphabet Coloring Printables M through R

We have a new set of Animal Alphabet Coloring Printables for you! Letters M through R are free to download here and other free sets will be coming. If you don’t want to wait, you can grab the full set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.

Each letter features an animal and a fun coloring picture to go along. M is for mouse, N is for narwhal, O is for owl, P is for penguin, Q is for quail and R is for rhino!

M is for Mouse Coloring Page N is for Narwhal Coloring PageO is for Owl Coloring Page P is for Penguin Coloring PageQ is for Quail Coloring Page R is for Rhino Coloring Page

You will also find the name of the animal at the bottom of the coloring page too. This helps with print awareness in young children. These coloring pages are a great addition for children who are learning their letters and love to color! 

Download M-R for free here!

Grab the entire set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop!


Grab A-F here and G-L here!

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Looking for more ABC ideas, check out our ABC Pinterest board here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board ABC Ideas on Pinterest.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Dot Fun Printables

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Dot Fun Printables

Years ago we released the original Very Hungry Caterpillar printable pack and have a brand new set of Dot Fun printables using the same graphics from the original pack. The Dot Fun activities focus on beginning sounds featuring large letters and letter mazes.  There’s also a find the letter page!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a popular children’s book and is a great one to have in any home library.  Our three kids have loved this book and even today as I was writing this post, my daughter picked it up and began reading it when she was it sitting on my desk beside me! 

You can download the free Very Hungry Caterpillar Dot Fun Printables here!

Find the original Very Hungry Caterpillar Printable Pack here!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables

Note ~ many of you have asked me to add some strawberries to the pack and I finally did!  Go to the original post to download this extra page to add more strawberries into your learning fun!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar edited 2016

Penguin Doodle Coloring Pages

Penguin Doodle Coloring Pages

We have a brand new set of Penguin Doodle Coloring printables for you! These are great for adults who like to color as well as children. 

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. 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 pages in this free printable set! Pick the ones you like and enjoy some coloring time {with or without your kids}!

Penguin Doodle Coloring (1) Penguin Doodle Coloring (3)

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Penguin Doodle Coloring (5) Penguin Doodle Coloring (4)

Download the Penguin Doodle coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!Penguin Coloring

Find tons of free Winter printables here!


Bible Verse Printables Letter P

P is for Praise Bible Verse Printables Psalm 1462

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter P are available to download for free! P  is for PRAISE! This set is based on Psalm 119:44, “I will praise the Lord all my life, I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” 

Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

She has decided she no longer likes the coloring page so I didn’t even print it this week.

Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Pp…

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying individual words and sounds she knows as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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And, here’s Ladybug singing the verse for you!  The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear the tune for Letter P in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is If You‘re Happy and you Know It.

The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter P printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter P for Praise

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter P and click on it to download the PDF file.

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!



See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

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“Hi! Pizza Man” Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

Hi Pizza Man Kindergarten Literature Unit Study in Action

Recently we shared about our new  Kindergarten Literature Units and our first set of printables for “Hi! Pizza Man!” We completed this unit in our home and today we want to share our fun with you!  This unit ended up being more fun than I realized it would be, she absolutely loved it!  I am so thankful God led my heart in this direction for her! Our Hi! Pizza Man Kindergarten Literature Unit was a blast!

I love setting up a central area for our theme focus and my daughter loves it too.  I gather our toys and books together and display them the night before we begin our unit. It helps to draw her in and get her excited about our learning time together. I borrow books from the library and also toys from friends to enrich our learning. I gather toys from around the house too {well, actually I send my older boys on a hunt to find things for me}.  You can see some suggestions for what to gather, borrow or buy for this unit here!

The full set-up…

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I divided up our activities into 5 hanging folders, they are behind our You Can Read unit in this basket. I follow a very loose lesson plan and shift things around as needed or desired. I do not stress out at all about what does or does not get done each day.  We just have fun together and learn as we go!

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I tried something new by taking small video clips for you throughout our unit.  Let me know if these are helpful to you.  After speaking and meeting readers at the Teach Them Diligently Conventions I began thinking of more ways I could help people and videos came to my mind.

We spread this unit over 2 1/2 weeks, for 6 days total.  We are in a lighter school mode right now so I was in no rush. I divided this post into days so you could see what we did on each day.

Day One

The set up drew her right in and she loved it!  She was playing and reading her books within seconds!

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After I let her explore on her own for awhile, we read the book together.  We pulled out the animals we have and added them to the story!

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We worked on the 3 part animal cards next, in our small pocket chart!

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Pizza patterns were a hit, she is very into patterns right now!

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She loved the pizza sticker book I got for her.  One side is hers and one is mine.  Can you guess who the picky one is?

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Cutting out pictures and gluing the words that begin with P onto the pizza.

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Here she is reading her completed Letter P words


She loved the Kind Words ~ Rude Words activity a lot.  She has struggled with using polite words with people in the past but is much better now.

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Here’s a small video clip of us doing this activity.

Day Two

Our day began with her entering the schoolroom after fixing her own hair.  I asked if she wanted help with her headband and of course the answer was no. I’m kinda glad she said no, I like this look on her.

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She came in and began playing with her pizza stuff, pretending to eat it and bringing me pizza of course.

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We read the story together and then did our story sequencing activity, which she LOVED!

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Here’s a video of us doing this activity together,  You’ll notice in it she asks me if we can tape it together,  I had not planned on that but followed her lead!  You can see the finished product below in a photo!

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She turned the Make a Pizza craft into a big ordeal.  She divided it up into 4 parts and let all of us choose what we wanted on our piece.  We wrote our initial on what we ordered and she got busy.

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Here’s a video of portions of the process


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Graphing the pizza toppings…

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Day Three

Day 3 began with reading the book again, but this time she read it to me!  After the first two pages she said she wanted to read it herself!

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After reading we just played pizza together.  The puppies came to the pizzeria and chose their toppings.

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We used the whole, 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 parts from our pizza fraction game.

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Rhyming words

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Here’s a video clip of us working on rhyming words


We talked again about the character connection and how it related to this Bible verse.  We focused on using gentle words with others and role played a bit with this.  Then she illustrated the verse and wrote the word gentle.

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Here’s her final version…

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We got back out our graph from day 2 and recorded the results.  She wrote all of the numbers by herself!

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We also got out our pizza patterns from day 1 and glued a pattern down onto the long strip.

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Day Four

{this is week 2 of this unit, we did 3 days the first week}

We took advantage of beautiful weather and packed our school bags and headed up to our second story deck for a couple of hours one morning. My oldest son was there and so was my camera and he captured these shots of Ladybug and me reading together.

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She made another pizza {she really likes cutting, gluing and pizza crafts}.

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We did our comprehension questions up on the deck.  She chose the questions out of the bag and I read them to her.

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Here’s a video of her answering the last one she pulled out.


Day Five

{this is week 3 of our unit, we traveled over the end of week 2 so finished up the following week}

We matched animals to their names and sounds…

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She called people and asked everyone in our house what their favorite pizza topping was for her graph.  She really enjoyed this and got to practice her phone skills too.  She even called Miss Yo {Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations}.

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Here’s a video of her calling to ask my mom


She wrote about her favorite animal in the story, with me spelling for her this time.

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What would a pizza unit be without making PIZZA?  She made us all lunch and was so very excited about it!

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A little reading while it cooked…

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Day 6

We were technically done with our unit but she wanted to color pizzas, so I scaled down our Pizza coloring printables and made her a coloring book!

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All of our work from this unit!  She had so much fun and we made great memories together!

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See our printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

Hi Pizza Man Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables   Toys and Books to go along with Hi Pizza Man Kindergarten Unit

Hi Mr Pizza Man Pinterest Board

If you blog about this unit will you let me know? 

Leave a link in a comment, email me, or share on my Facebook page?