Snowman Coloring Pages

Snowman Coloring

We have a brand new set of Snowman 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}!

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Download the Snowman coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!

Snowman Coloring

While there you can also find our other Winter coloring pages, just look for these graphics and click to download each set!

Just Color Winter Winter Coloring Printables

If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.


Find tons of free Winter printables here!

Winter Theme Printables and Ideas



Snowy Fun Math Printables

Snowy Fun Math Pack Free Printables

We have a new set of Snowy Fun math printables for you! This new mini set features adorable winter animals! Use these fun winter printables to work on patterning, sorting, graphing, counting, and more! Great for tots, preschoolers and Kindergarteners.

Find the following pages in this free set…

Snowy Fun Math Pack (6) Snowy Fun Math Pack (9)Snowy Fun Math Pack (1) Snowy Fun Math Pack (5)Snowy Fun Math Pack (2) Snowy Fun Math Pack (3)Snowy Fun Math Pack (7) Snowy Fun Math Pack (8)

 

Download your Free Snowy Fun Math Printables here!

 

Looking for more winter animal fun? Be sure to check out our free The Mitten Printables, The Mitten Letter Mazes and The Mitten Q-Tip Painting.

The Mitten Printables The Mitten Letter Mazes The Mitten Q-Tip Painting Printables

Winter Books for Kids



Winter Books, Crafts, and Printables

Winter Books for Kids

I just love seasonal books and still pull them out for my kids.

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Winter Printables and Ideas

Do you have kids who like to color?  We have several sets of Winter Coloring Printables free to download and print!

Penguin Doodle Coloring Pages Winter Doodle Coloring

Just Color Winter Winter Coloring Printables

We also have winter Bible verse coloring pages in our new Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year bundle!Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year

 

We love our Winter Fun Sensory Bin each year and making Indoor Snow is easy and super fun!

Winter Fun Sensory Bin Homemade Snow

 

Have some Q-tip painting fans?  We have a few sets to choose from: Winter Clothing Q-Tip PaintingFrozen Q-Tip Painting and Winter Fun Q-Tip Painting.

Winter Clothing Q-Tip Painting Printables  Frozen Printables Q-Tip Painting  Winter Fun Q-Tip Painting Printables

 

If The Mitten is a favorite book of yours, be sure to check out our free The Mitten Printables, The Mitten Letter Mazes and The Mitten Q-Tip Painting.

The Mitten Printables The Mitten Letter Mazes The Mitten Q-Tip Painting Printables

 

Want to have some bath time fun with your little one?  Try Snowballs in the Bath, and read all about how this is not something I normally do.

Snowballs in the bath

 

Snow Painted Snowmen are a super fun winter craft.

Snow-Painted-Snowmen-Craft

 

Looking to create a winter theme for your tot or preschooler?  See what we did when my daughter was younger: I is for Igloo Winter Tot School Theme, and Winter Theme Preschool Fun.

Tot School Printables I is for Igloo Home-Preschool-Winter-Theme

 

Grab our free Winter Fun easy readers!  We have a color version for digital devices, or a black and white printable to color!

Winter Fun Digital Easy Reader Printable Winter Fun Easy Reader

 

Snowman sequencing is fun for tots and preschoolers, we have two sets in color and BW! Color Your Own Snowman Memory is great for days when you are stuck inside and need something fun to do!

 Snowman Sequencing Printables  Color Your Own Snowman Memory Game Printables

 

We just shared our Winter theme Multiplication Games here and have been enjoying them daily!Winter Theme Multiplication Roll and Cover Printable Games

 

We also enjoy pulling out winter decorations for the homeschool room each winter. I have a small collection of snowmen, and other wintery items that are enjoyed during the winter months! 



Learning with Ladybug ~ age 4y, 6.5m

Home Preschool Oct. 2013

Welcome to our weekly preschool at home blog feature, Learning with Ladybug!  As you probably know, I scrapped our preschool plan and built a new one based around our current needs. 

We have a few main preschool categories, you can read the entire plan here, I will break my weekly posts down by category so you can see what she did each week within a certain area. If we have a letter focus, I will do a separate post to make searching easier.  I will do the same for any themes we do.

See our entire Home Preschool Plan here!

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Spielgaben ~ Play Based Learning

 

We  Continued our work with set 3 {cube blocks} from Spielgaben this week and I was continually amazed with how much we did with 9 little cube blocks.

We worked on lesson 3-3, focusing on center pattern play, she really enjoyed this!

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She asked if we could tape the blocks together again, from a previous lesson.  Spielgaben encourages repetition of activities that kids love, so of course we did this!  We move slow because she asks to repeat many favorites!

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She asked for the curved blocks from a different set so we played with those too…

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On another day we used the colored squares to build a Creeper from Minecraft, her favorite! Her brothers have totally gotten her into Minecraft!

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Here she was using one of the worksheets in our dry erase activity center to copy shapes shown with the blocks.

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FYI ~ I am not being paid at all to continue to share about Spielgaben, I was given the set to review and write one post {this one}.  What you will see from here on out is just because we are loving it so much!

Jim from Spielgaben saw my blog posts and emailed me to say thanks and offer my readers a deal on the pre-orders now being taken!  If you contact Jim from Spielgaben, he will give you a discount if you mention my blog!  Regular price to pre-order is $405, and my readers can pre-order for $355 {these are AUD prices but the conversion is similar, it actually favors USD right now so your price will be lower than AUD}.  Shipping is free. Contact Jim with any questions!


Messy Fun

We have always had lots of messy fun but I am making it a more intentional part of our plan.  Almost all of my ideas are pinned here on my Sensory play board.  I am trying to have one planned messy creation experience per week, even if it just making a new batch of something we’ve already done. 

We made homemade SNOW!  We were inspired by this recipe shared over at Growing a Jeweled Rose. I loved the idea of the “snow” being cold and sure enough, it was! 

Homemade Snow

When we mixed the baking soda and shaving cream together it was chilly!  I didn’t measure anything, but put in about a can of white shaving cream from the dollar store, and added some baking soda until it made a nice formable mixture.

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This messy play was a HIT!

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The next day I let her choose a color and we added in a couple of drops of gel food coloring.

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I did not cover our snow and we went out of town for a few days and came back to find it like this, a bit hard and crumbly.

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The kids had fun breaking the “rocks” apart.  I am not sure how long it might have lasted had I covered it.

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It was time to surprise them again, this time with adding vinegar!

I let the boys join us and didn’t tell K what the liquid was, and told him to taste it {since he guessed water}, he soon learned he was wrong!

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This was such a fun messy play. we will definitely be doing this one again! 

Sensory and Messy Play Pinterest Board


All By Myself Preschool Boxes

She spends about an hour in the afternoon playing with her boxes. Usually this hour starts right after lunch, but if she wants to play messy stuff first, I let her.  I am basically requiring her to float between her boxes or the messy play table, or if she wants to be difficult, she can take a nap.  I sneak in to snap photos, but mostly she plays alone.  Sometimes she comes to get me to show me something too.

We haven’t been able to do school on the 5th day recently in the afternoon {when she has her box time} so I only made 4 boxes this week. I tried something new this week and created 2 themed mini-bins.  She LOVED the pond one!  I had a collection of mini sports balls that we never used so I made a box of those too.  She wasn’t too interested but loved the squeezy balls!

In her 4 small sensory bins this week: corn kernels, bird seed, sports ball collection, pond life mini collection

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Not too many action shots, but here’s what I caught…

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Favorite items this week: pond mini bin, shape cookies, wooden truck puzzles

See all items that rotate through our boxes here!


All the Rest

E is for Enthusiastic! Integrity Time was fun again this week! We met a new character, Ellie the Enthusiastic Elephant, and brought back our other characters to reinforce what we have already learned.  The more we use this program, the more I love it!

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She made “Sweenie dogs” with our Straws and Connectors!

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These are a magnet for the boys, whenever they see her get them out, they join in!  Here they were building houses for her stuffed animals…

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See our LETTER P work here, it was done this same week as what you see above!

Letter P Home Preschool

 

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Snowball Bath Time {from the mom who doesn’t really like bath time}

Snowballs in the bath

It wasn’t well thought out, it wasn’t planned ahead, it was a spur of the moment idea that turned into a super fun time for my girl.  Seriously I am usually the bath mom who just tries to get it DONE as quickly as possible, I don’t really like bath time. But, the idea hit me so I went with it, instead of doing my normal hurry up routine.

It went something like this…

“Hey L, we’re going to take a bath now.”

{whine, whine, whine}

I think quickly and notice our winter sensory bin,

“Hey, we could choose some things from your bin that could go in the bath and add some white shaving cream and have a winter bath!”

{suddenly the bath isn’t such a bad idea and she gets excited}

We grabbed ping pong balls and a small snowman and headed upstairs.  As we were getting ready she asked for her ABCs so we spelled out the word WINTER at her request {I suggested SNOW, she didn’t want that word}.

I added bubbles and then we threw in the ping pong balls which were “snowballs.” I added some white shaving cream into a little plastic container to be our snow drift and the fun kept going!

We hid snowballs, counted them, even had a snow ball fight {bouncing them against the wall}!  We searched for the WINTER letters and made the word a few times.  Overall, what was a spur of the moment idea turned into a load of warm winter bath fun that she has already asked to do again.

Winter Bath Fun

Now, if I can just muster up the good-mommy in me and actually do it again, that’d be great! I posted this on Instagram the night we did this and got this reply “Seriously, I think your a bit too much fun sometimes 😉 what a lifetime of memories your creating for your three!!!”   winter bath fun

While I appreciate that I appear to be so much fun, it made me realize the importance in telling my readers that I do not always do things like this, in fact I routinely avoid certain “fun” activities like the plague. I too am inspired by moms who are fun and creative in areas that I am NOT {have you seen the adorable blog, Bath Activities for Kids?}.

Always remember, I struggle with yelling at my kids, I have anxiety issues that inspire me to check-out at times, I am extremely challenged by one of my children in particular, and I am not super-mom by any stretch. I am most certainly not always the FUN mom.  I do my best and am extremely real ~ just like you! I just have a blog with nice photos of the things I do with my kids.  Don’t ever let that fool you into thinking that my entire life looks like the photos on my blog, OK?

Are you a fun bath mom, or a hurry-up-and-get-it-DONE bath mom like me?