Easter Q-Tip Painting Printables

Easter Q-Tip Painting Printables

We have a new Easter Q-Tip Painting set for you! This set has Christian and secular symbols of Easter. Personally, we don’t do “the bunny” but I used to be a public school teacher so I fully understand the restrictions of using certain symbols around religious holidays!  I also know many of you do the bunny in your home, so I put him in this packet.  If you are like us and don’t do bunnies, just ignore him!

There’s a color and BW version of each word, with the beginning sound at the top for Q-tip painting!

Easter Printables  Easter Printables

 

We use water colors mostly, but sometimes use Tempera paint too.

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I hope many of you enjoy these printables with your kids or in your classroom!

Download your Easter Q-Tip Painting Printables Here!

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WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

See ideas for using these here!

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Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

Slide4  Jack and the Beanstalk Q-tip Printables

Despicable Me Q-tip Printables  Lalaloopsy Q-tip Printables  Tinkerbell Q-tip Printables

  Sofia Q-tip Printables  Noah's Ark Q-tip Printables

Mouse Paint Q-tip Printables  Thanksgiving Q-tip Printables  Slide542

Christmas Fun Q-tip Printables  Nativity Q-tip Printables  Slide24

Slide272  The Mitten Q-tip Printables  Slide2522

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The Dog Who Had Kittens ~ Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

We completed another Kindergarten Literature Unit, The Dog Who Had Kittens!

The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Literature Unit Study In Action

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. It was VERY simple this time and she helped me create it.  She has tons of dog and cat stuffed animals so I had her choose which ones she thought looked most like Eloise, Baxter and the kittens from the book.

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We also let many other doggies and kitties come along, as well as our collection of cat and dog books.  This is a shot of our “extras” basket.

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Instead of sorting in folders for each day, I put together a binder.  I put the activities in the order I wanted her to do them, but we went out of order on some!

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Day One

We began by reading the book, which is a big time favorite!  We then went on to our first activity, sorting baby and adult animals.

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We then made patterns using images of kittens, Eloise and Baxter…

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Finally, we worked on “D is for…

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Day Two

We began with, the graphing dogs.  She loved this!!

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We did the character connection about being grateful, but no photos! 

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Then she did the story problems, but I also didn’t get a photo of her! She loved this, she is very into math right now.

Story Problems

 

Finally we used the “Describe a Basset Hound” page and had lots of laughs together.  During this we also searched online for other pictures of Basset Hounds and she decided she NEEEEDS a “Basket” Hound because they are soooooo cuuuute.

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Day Three

She painted a cat and dog in honor of Baxter and Eloise.

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Day Four

She cut out and put together the dog and cat she painted the day before..

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We then sequenced the story together…

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Finally, we found sight words in the book…

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Day Five

She loved the simple “What did Baxter do?” activity focusing on days of the week.

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We then did the comprehension questions

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Finally she traced as we discussed the Bible verse and how Eloise was thankful to Baxter in the end of the story.

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All of our work from this unit!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables   Toys and Books to go along with The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten UnitThe Dog Who Had Kittens 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?


See More Kindergarten Literature Units here!

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See other Kindergarten Literature Units in action…

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You Can Read Word Families ~ OP Word Family Printables

Recently we launched our new You Can Read Word Families program!  You can read more about it and see the first set shared, featuring _at word family printables. You can also see the _et Word Family in action here, and our _ig Word Family in action here!

This week we are sharing _op word family printables with you!

op Word Family Printables

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, _at Word Puzzles, _et Play Dough Mats, _et Funny Font Word Hunt, _ig Mini Book and _op Roll and Graph. Sometimes you may also find entire sets free within blog posts or in our newsletters or blog emails!  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 using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words. We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum.

Here’s a peek at what we used during this unit. These photos also show the order we used the printables, she helped me choose what to do each day. All of the printables are in a binder so she can easily flip through and choose.

We enjoy using our Perler Bead letters to make the words.

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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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BINGO! A very simple version of BINGO which she loves!  We play several times in a row!

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Roll and Graph ~ She chose to record with stickers this time, see more ideas for using roll and graph here!

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We got out our OP book from Reading Rod Readers, she loved it!

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Painting her Color by Word activity…

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Word Search with PAINT ~ all words are left to right to make it easier for younger kids.

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She asked to create one of the pictures with her Spielgaben pieces, she chose the top!

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Q-Tip Painting {aka Perler Bead Gluing Printables}, see ideas for using Q-Tip painting printables here! As you can see we use them to glue Perler Beads on the tiny dots!

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

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Word Puzzles

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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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Matching ~ draw a line to match the word to the correct picture. 

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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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Would you like the entire op word family set?  You can grab it for FREE here, only on my blog!

Or you can buy in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

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

Did you miss the AT word family printables, ET word family printables, or the IG word family printables

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Rainbow Theme Printables and Ideas

We have many Rainbow Theme Printables and Ideas that have been shared on our blog over the years.  In this post I will share them all so you can easily find ideas and free printables for your own rainbow theme!

Rainbow Printables and Ideas

When my daughter was a tot she loved the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, so I created a Rainbow Tot Pack in honor of her love.  You can see the printables here and see the pack in action here in our Rainbow Theme Tot School post.

Rainbow Tot Pack  Rainbow Theme Tot School

 

I also have done a few wrap up posts featuring our rainbow fun.  Hand on Rainbows is one of those, and Rainbow Crafts for Tots is another.

Rainbow Fun  Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

 

Last year I created a Rainbow of Diversity printable pack, which stemmed from a very personal situation with my daughter, you can read more about it in the post.

Rainbow of Diversity Printables

 

This year I added some new Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables!

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We have a Spring coloring set with some rainbow pages, and there’s also some Rainbows in our Noah’s Ark Q-Tip Painting set.

Spring Fun Coloring Printables  Noah's Ark Q Tip Printables

 

When my oldest was in 1st grade he made a Rainbow Lapbook, which has some free printables I created for him.

Rainbow Lapbook

 

We have a Rainbow Easy Reader here and our rainbow books are here!

Rainbows Easy Reader


Rainbow Pinterest Board

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Bible Verse Printables Letter L

Bible Verse Printables L is for Light John 812

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter L are available to download for free! L  is for Light! This set is based on John 8:12, “I am the light of the world whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” 

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 Ll…

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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 L 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 L printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter L for Light

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter L 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!

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See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

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RLRS-Letter-D-Isaiah-48-17--Bible-Ve[2]  RLRS-Letter-E-Philippians-2-Bible-Ve[1]  RLRS-Letter-F-Matthew-4-Bible-Verse-

RLRS-Letter-G-Matthew-28-Bible-Verse[1]  RLRS-Letter-H-Psalm-33-Bible-Verse-P  RLRS Letter I  Bible Verse Printables  RLRS Letter J John 1 Bible Verse Printables

Bible Verse Printables Letter K is for Kind Ephesians 432

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