Christmas ~ Just Color!

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 have 2 new Christmas sets for you, the first is is based on the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, with many different coloring activities to go along.  I also have another set of printables based on this song here

Just Color 12 Days of Christmas

I made another Christmas set also, which is in a separate file!

Just Color Christmas

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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Christmas Printables and More



Thanksgiving ~ Just Color!

Just Color Thanksgiving

Ladybug and Krash love to color, which is new for me since PacMan disliked it as a younger child.  There are days when I can’t get enough coloring pages printed out for them, let alone hop online and download one page at a time like most coloring freebies online are.

I plan to take the idea of Just Color! and make simple theme packs all focused around coloring.  There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities {color by word, color by #/letter, find and color, count and color, etc.}.

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!

It made sense for me to begin with Thanksgiving coloring activities as my first set, and I have many more already in the works!  I hope many of you who have coloring fans like I do will enjoy these printables!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files!

Just Color



Calendar Connections ~ Thanksgiving Updated

Last year we released the Thanksgiving Calendar Connections cards. This year the date of Thanksgiving changes, so there needed to be an update.  Making one new card would be nice, but the date of Thanksgiving throws off the rest of the set, so I went ahead and made pages at the end for the next 3 years too.  While I was at it, I made the premium set {with the color border and prints front to back, that we usually sell}.  I did not make the eBook and will not have time to get that done in time, so there will be no bundle {sorry, time slipped away from me and it is too late now!}.

Thanksgiving Calendar Cards

The premium version of the new Thanksgiving Calendar Connections cards updated for 2012-2015 can be downloaded on the main Calendar Connections webpage, for FREE! Just scroll down to the Thanksgiving section.

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

NOTE: these DO print front to back, as they are the premium design.

I updated the small set for 2012 only, will change those each year, since they are easier to switch around!  The 2012 version is on the site also.


The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar.image

but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart.


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We now have 13 sets to choose from, and we will still be adding more too!

Calendar Connections Set 1



Ideas for Using ~ Roll & Graph

I get questions frequently about certain printables I offer, from moms wanting to know what they are intended to be used for.  In honor of these questions, I am doing a series of blog posts, based on the printables I get the most questions about! If there is a printable included in a Preschool Pack, Tot Pack, or others, that you have wondered about, let me know in the comments and I will add it to my list of future posts!

Today I am going to share ideas for using Roll and Graph Printables

Ideas for Using Roll and Graph

I am certainly not the only one to offer these, they have been around for years.  I offer roll and graph printables in a few locations on my site, mostly within theme preschool packs.

 

I use the 1-5 graph when tots are just learning, this is what ladybug is using now.  I move up to the 1-10 graph after confidence with a 1-5 graph.  Ladybug began enjoying this activity around age 3 and now at age 3 1/2 it is one of her favorites.  Krash, who is 6 1/2 still loves these and participates often.

Baby Animal GraphingPreschool Pack Pretty Bugs3

The cube printable just needs to be cut out, folded and taped together.  I print mine on fast draft using cardstock, the cube is usually worthless after the unit is over and difficult to store, so I don’t put a lot of effort into making the cube perfect.  We throw it out when the unit is over for the week{s}.

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Almost all of my theme packs have a roll and graph activity, just browse around here!

Printables Packs from 1plus1plus1equals1

You can also find TONS of dot fun activities on Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, and more.

Here are a few of my ideas of how to use these printable in a variety of ways! If you have more ideas, leave them in the comments!


Dot Paint is just perfect for these and tots love it {usually}!  In the beginning, I have her roll the cube and find the matching graphic on the sheet.  I then point to where she is to mark and emphasize the number of dots she has.

It doesn’t take long for a child to learn where to mark on the graph, and this is a fabulous skill to have at a young age, making the basic graphing skills learned in Kindergarten and 1st grade so simple!

Roll and Graph Printables

Ladybug loves to pull out many colors of dot paint and make her graph a piece of artwork, sometimes I don’t allow this, sometimes I do!Roll and Graph Printables

Krash likes to select a “winner” before he starts and cheer for that graphic as he marks his page.  Ladybug just likes to fill up her entire page, and will keep rolling until she does!


A little take turns game is another awesome way to use these printable, teaching valuable game-playing skills with a simple activity.  I give each child a sheet and a dot marker, with one cube to roll.  They take turns rolling the cube and marking their own sheets.

Lots of comparing and contrasting is done during this activity, which is another great skill taught using these fun printables!Roll and Graph Printables


If you want to use the same sheet twice, I recommend grabbing a cookie sheet and some mini magnets and marking the answers that way. We have pom pom magnets and gem magnets.  I made both with a glue gun, mini magnets, and that’s it! It adds a different element to the same activity, and allows the sheet to be reused.

Roll and Graph Printables


We mainly use those items with our roll and graph printables, but you can get as creative as you want with marking the squares, many of the ideas shared in Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables would also apply.Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables

  • markers ~ color the squares
  • small stickers
  • balls of play dough

What would you like to see a “Ideas for Using” post about?



Pumpkin Printables ~ Part 2

Pumpkin Printable Pack

Last year I made a Pumpkin Pack, mostly for Krash to use.  I will be using many of those printables this year also, with Ladybug.  She really enjoyed a few of the activities I made in her Scarecrow Pack, so I made  Pumpkin Printables ~ Part 2, to add in some of her favorites. These printables are geared towards tots and prechoolers mostly, they were made specially for Ladybug who is 3 1/2 and I know many of your kiddos may like them too! Cutting, gluing, matching, coloring, counting, tracing, graphing, dot fun, and more!

Pumpkin Printables

Here is the Pumpkin Printable Pack I made last year…www.1plus1plus1equals1.net

You can download both packs for free on my website…

Pumpkin Printables

 


Looking for more Tot Packs, Preschool Packs, or Kindergarten Packs?

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You can also use my navigational menu up at the top of the blog. Find direct links to all Tot Packs, Preschool Packs, and Kindergarten Packs we have! Hover over the main group, then let the menu drop down, and then out to the right again!

See all Printables A-Z here!

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