Valentine’s Day Q-Tip Painting Printables

Valentine's Day Q-Tip Painting

I have been looking for cute animal clipart with a love theme for years and finally found a set to use for some fun new Valentine’s Day printables! These adorable animals are a great way to get some extra fine motor work in, while also featuring beginning sounds!

A is for alligators, B is for bears, C is for cows, E is for elephants, H is for hippos, M is for monkeys, P is for pigs, and S is for snails!

If your child is ready, there’s also a place to practice tracing, “I love you,” a great phrase to learn to write during the month of love!

Each animal is available in color or in BW so your child can color the animals. I hope many of you enjoy these free Valentine’s Day Q-Tip Painting printables!

Valentine's Day I Love you Q-Tip Painting Printables

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Download your free I Love You Q-Tip Painting printables here!

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Valentine's Day Printables and Ideas


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Bible Verse Printables ~ Letter J

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Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter J are available to download for free! J is for JESUS! This set is based on John 1:17, “For the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” 


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

Working on the coloring page, she always likes to copy the poster!

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Ii, using Wikki Stix for the middle set of letters.

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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 J in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is If You’re Happy & 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 J printables here!

RLRS Letter J John 1 Bible Verse Printables

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter J 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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You Can Read Word Families ~ at Word Family Printables

I have always wanted to expand You Can Read Sight Words and make a You Can Read Word Families set!  The time has come! I took all of our You Can Read printables and adapted them to focus on one word family at a time. I even added lots of new printables. I selected 4 words from each word family to keep it simple for younger kids who are ready for this. Our first set features _at word family printables.

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I have not created all of the sets I plan to create, but have several done and am working quickly on them!  Since I am using one set per week with Ladybug, I have to work fast! I plan to release freebies from each unit on my blog and share some ideas for using the printables. I have already released free _at Q-Tip Painting and _at Word Puzzles. Sometimes you may also find entire sets complete free here within blog posts!  Full sets will also be listed in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25 each and when I am all done I will bundle the entire set at a discounted price!

How we are Using These…

We are not using all of the printables each week, there are lots of choices so that you can choose what will work best for your child. I used almost all of the printables the first week to see what she enjoyed the most.  That’s my suggestion for you too.  Print the entire first set and use that as a way to see what your child does/doesn’t enjoy.

My daughter is 5 1/2 and is more than ready for word families {we are a bit late honestly due to our many transitions this year} so she is easily learning one set per week. Honestly, she knows CVC words already and can sound out most words, we are just adding in word family fun to get more fun learning in.

We are using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words unit {we finished unit 8 recently} We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum. If I had finished these, I would have started earlier than this with her.  As I said, we are behind due to life circumstances, but that’s OK!

What’s Included?

Here’s a picture by picture overview of the entire set of printables {including the ones we didn’t use the first week since we don’t use them all each week}. These photos also show the order we used the printables, she helped me choose what to do each day.

I am using a 3 ring binder with a clear cover to help organize Ladybug’s work.  On the front, I put the poster.  I use this first to introduce the words to her. Inside I used heavyweight sheet protectors so she can easily flip through the pages and choose.

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Matching ~ draw a line to match the word to the correct picture.  Coloring optional, she almost always chooses to color ~ so different from my boys!

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Beginning Sounds ~ look at the picture and figure out the missing beginning sound and write it in!

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Word Puzzles!  See our post sharing these here!

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Funny Fonts ~ each word has a color, you can use dot paint or simply circle the words using crayons or markers. We have even used colored stickers to put on the words before!  The words are written in different fonts to give exposure to all sorts of writing.

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Word Connecting ~ draw lines to connect the same word to make shapes, reading each word aloud as you connect.


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Tracing ~ Practice left-to-right tracing skills by connecting the matching words.

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Roll and Graph ~ Print the die on cardstock and cut out and fold/tape together. Roll the cube and mark the word you roll.  The pictures are wild rolls, you can choose any word to mark when you roll a picture!  See more ideas for using roll and graph here!

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Play dough mats!  Use play dough to make the words.  This is great for fine motor skills,and also a time to really talk about the formation of the letters and sounds they make as you form them together.

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Ladybug likes to take them off of the mats when she’s done and line them up like this!

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Q-Tip Painting, see our post sharing these here!

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Color by word ~ color the books the correct color!  Or paint the words!

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BINGO! A very simple version of BINGO for young kids. We take turns calling out words for fun.  Each game obviously goes quickly with a small board, so we play a few times when we do this activity.

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Word Building ~ I cut these out for her and spread them out on the table.  She then builds all of her words and tapes them on colored paper!

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Mini Book ~ cut out the pictures, color if desired, glue on the correct page!

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Sentence Search ~ we use two different colored markers for this activity.  One color for the focus words and one for any other words she can read independently.  Then at the end we read the sentences together her reading circled words and me reading the others.

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Build a Word ~ in the past we have used these for stamping, but lately we’ve been using our mini letter construction set.

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Here’s the printables we didn’t use this week.  I do NOT recommend using everything in each pack every week.  Most kids won’t enjoy it all or need it all.  There are many options so you can make it work for your child.

We use the poster {shown at the very top of this post} as our notebook cover, but there’s another option included as shown on the left below.  We don’t use the flashcards at this point, those are in the middle.  We also didn’t use the box handwriting practice {on right} this week.’

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I hang her work up by her desk each week, here’s an end of the week photo {some of her work is done in sheet protectors with dry erase and therefore doesn’t get hung}

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Did you make it this far?  Like what you see?  Here’s the entire bundle for free just for you, my blog readers!  The free file is only located here in this blog post, for a limited time.  Everyone else will have to buy it in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Stay tuned, the _et word family is coming next!  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing {or a surprise freebie!}.

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_at Word Family Printable Puzzles

_at Word Family Printable Puzzles

We continue to work on word families here in our homeschool Kindergarten and have another _at family printable for you!  Word Puzzles!

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I used to print these {the same ones are included in You Can Read Sight Words} on cardstock and laminate them, but then my daughter began liking to tape them together.  So, I now print them on regular paper and cut them apart before giving them to her all mixed up.  She sorts them all out herself using the shapes and background images to help her put the words together.

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She loves to color, so she asked to color the pictures after she got them all together.  Since I suspected she might want to color them, we carefully flipped the completed puzzle over and taped it on the back so she could color on the front.

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Grab your free copy of _at Word Puzzles here!

While there you’ll get a peek at the full _at word family printable set. FREE individual files are there too and more will be coming soon. The full set is available in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop if you want it now! 


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Valentine’s Day Printables and More

We have quite a few free Valentine’s Day printables and ideas. I have gathered them all together here for you so you can easily jump around and see what you might want to use!

Valentine's Day Printables and Ideas


One of the very first things I created was a Love Tot Pack.  We have used these printables for years and still do!  Lots of fun with hearts! Another oldie for us ~ our Love Printables focused on 1 Corinthians 13.  We have used these since Krash was tiny and still enjoy pulling them out each year!

Love Tot Pack Valentine's Day Printables  1 Corinthians 13 Activities for Kids

We’ve shared a couple of Love Theme homeschool wrap up posts.  LOVE Preschool Theme, and another Love Homeschool Theme.

Love Homeschool  Home Preschool Love Theme

Our simple Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin has provide years of fun for my kids.  Even the older boys still love to play.

Valentine's Day Sensory Bin


Our Love Coloring set includes some non Bible based pages and also some Bible verse tracers featuring verses about love!

Love Bible Verse Coloring and Tracing  Just Color Valentines Day Love


Here’s some of our favorite LOVE themed books for kids

Books About Love for Kids


We have some new Love Themed printables coming your way, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss them!  You’ll also be able to find them on our Valentine’s Day Pinterest board!

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