Just Color~ Bugs and Critters

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. 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!

I just added a new Bugs and Critters Coloring set!

Bugs Coloring Printables

Download the Bugs and Critters coloring printables and more here!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here


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Kindergarten Literature Based Unit Studies

I will be homeschooling my daughter for Kindergarten, and not using any formal curriculum.  With the boys we loosely followed Calvert, but with her I am doing my own thing and enjoying this final year of glorious early childhood freedom and fun. I am in NO rush to hurry her academically.

As I prayed about what to center our learning around I struggled a bit but then had a light bulb moment. When PacMan was in Kindergarten we did tons of unit studies based around his interests and made Lapbooks together.  I am not in a season of life where I really want to do Lapbooks again, but the unit study idea appealed to me. Literature based curriculum also appealed to me but I did not want to follow a purchased program. So I am inventing my own wheel again!

We will be using Literature based unit studies for the backbone of our Kindergarten. I am certainly not the first to do this, there are wonderful curriculums based around this idea and there are awesome free literature based unit study printables out there too {Homeschool Share is my favorite source}. I will be using many printables from Homeschool Share {thanks Ami!} but I also wanted to choose HER favorite books and develop our own unit studies around those.  Below you can see some of the books we have in our stack so far.

Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

To prepare for this, I made my list of her favorites, and had her help me collect her favorite books.  Some on our list wouldn’t be my first choice for a unit study, but I am honoring her favorites and following her lead! Here are the books we have on our list so far…

{linked books are done and you can click to see printables}



In developing the unit studies, I am keeping our own personal Kindergarten math and literacy goals in mind. I will be sharing these in more detail in separate posts soon. I actually am working behind the scenes on the first book I chose for her, “Hi! Mr. Pizza Man!” and have had so much fun developing this.  I miss my Kindergarten teaching days and am so excited for this year with my last Kindergartner.

I will be sharing our unit study printables for free, as I develop them.  I am also open to book suggestions.  I have not finished compiling our list, and would love to introduce her to new favorites. She is very picky and I will be focusing my time developing units we will be using personally.

See our units in action by clicking on the graphics below!

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Just Color! ~ Bunnies and Eggs

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. 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!

I just added a new Bunnies & Eggs Coloring set! We don’t personally celebrate the bunny part of Easter but that doesn’t mean I don’t think the spring bunny stuff is cute!

Just Color Bunnies and Eggs

Download the Bunnies and Eggs coloring printables and more here!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here

We also have an Easter coloring set that focuses more on the part we celebrate as a family!

Just Color Easter


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God’s Rainbow of Diversity Printables

Rainbow of Diversity Printables



As I began preparing an upcoming Rainbow Theme unit for Ladybug, I realized that this year I wanted to focus on more then just the colors of the rainbow.  I wanted to do something to focus on the diversity of God’s children.  I put together a new mini printable pack, featuring diversity in children along with the rainbows.  You could add these printables in with the Rainbow Printables I shared previously.

Rainbow Tot Pack Button

 

If I am being totally honest, we are having a bit of a personal struggle with our daughter right now.  She gets told how cute she is a lot, and we think she has internalized this to believe she is cuter than other kids. This has carried over to noticing differences in other children and her telling me they aren’t “pretty” like her {queue Mommy failure feelings and deep sadness}.  I hope to use these printables {and many other real life moments, especially since we live in an extremely diverse neighborhood}, to reinforce that all of God’s children are beautiful. Yes, it saddens me to even admit this publicly, but I feel it’s important to share that even with the best of intentions…it still happens.  I pray she will grow to love people, all kinds of people, with a compassionate, graceful, and amazing Godly love.  I pray I can help lead her to this place.

Now that my mommy guts have been poured out for you, here’s a peek at the printables I created.

I chose the song, “Jesus Loves the Little Children” to include, for obvious reasons! I included 3 versions {a display song and 2 coloring options}. Jesus Loves the Little Children

 

Another feature of the pack is photographs of real children!  I spent much time choosing specific photos that highlighted differences, joy, and friendship.Diversity Printables for Children

 

Finally I combined some fun clipart of diverse children and rainbows to make a few various printables.Rainbow Printables

 

You can download these Rainbow of Diversity Printables here!


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Welcome Spring! Coloring Printables

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. 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!

I just added a new Spring Fun Coloring set! This set features all of the things I am desperately longing for here in the northeast!  Sunshine, rainbows, flowers, kites, and warmth.Spring Fun Coloring Printables

Download the Welcome Spring coloring printables and more here!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here


Looking for more Spring time fun?

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