Let’s Draw Flowers ~ Free Printables!

Let's Draw Flowers - Free Printables

I love to draw but am not a natural artist. I love drawing tutorials and have used them in my homeschool with my kids for years. When I saw this fabulous set of flower drawing tutorials in a clipart collection I was thrilled to create a set of printables for you to use.

There are 6 different flowers included: daffodil, rose, bellflower, cornflower, violet and poppy. Each flower has a full size page with the drawing steps on the left and a blank area to draw on the right. This way you can easily trim off the tutorial if you want to display just your child’s drawing!

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There is also a set of cards in case you want to print these only, laminate them and add them to your art area!

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Download your free Let’s Draw Flowers printable set here!

Let's Draw Flowers

More Flower Fun…

Flower Identification Calendar Connections Flower Nomenclature Printables Flower Books

See our Flower Theme Pinterest board here!



Seashell Coloring Pages

Seashell Coloring Pages

We have a brand new set of Seashell 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 your free seashell coloring pages here on our Just Color! Webpage!

Seashell Coloring



Summer Calendar Connections

Summer Theme Calendar Connections

Summer is coming soon for most of us and we have lots of fun Calendar Connections themes to use with your kids this summer! Choose a theme your kids would enjoy and learn a new fact every day! Calendar Connections are a great way to sneak in some summer learning quickly each day!

Do your kids love BACKYARD BIRDS?  Mine do!  We have two sets of Backyard Bird Calendar Connections, one for upper grades and one for lower elementary.

All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables  North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade

Flowers are plentiful during the summer months and our FLOWER Calendar Connections are a simple way to learn the name of one new flower per day.  Want to learn a bit more about plants, try our BOTANY set!

Flower Identification Calendar Connections  Botany Theme Calendar Connections

Are you taking a trip to the OCEAN this year?  Learn all about the ocean with our Ocean Theme set!  Get our 4th of July set ready to use this July!

Ocean Theme Calendar Conncections  Free 4th of July Calendar Connections Cards ~ learn a new fact about the U.S.A every day

 

Do you have a POND near your house?  Learn all about pond and river life with this set!  Learn more about BUGS with our Bug Calendar Connections here!

Pond Theme Calendar Connections  Bug Theme Calendar Connections

Looking for more summer fun?  Check out our Summer Fun Pinterest Board!

Summer Pinterest Board


 



Camping Fun Preschool Printables

Camping Fun Preschool Printables

It has been a long time since I have made a Preschool Pack, and I miss creating these!  I don’t have any preschoolers anymore but I miss the early childhood season terribly!  My kids love camping and I bet many of yours do too!  I hope this new camping printable pack is put to good use by many of your preschoolers!

You’ll find many printable activities to enjoy while exposing your children to early learning skills! Numbers, letters, shapes, colors, reading readiness, cutting, gluing and more!

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Download your free Camping Preschool Pack here!

 

Looking for more camping printables and ideas?  Be sure to check out or Camping Theme Pinterest board here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Camping Theme on Pinterest.

Be sure to grab our camping coloring and the great preschool printables from Homeschool Creations!

Camping Theme Coloring Printables Camping Pack from Homeschool Creations



Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards ~ Summer Fun Theme

Summer Fun Story Starters Printables

Sometimes young writers have a hard time putting their thoughts on paper.  When I used to teach Kindergarten, writing was actually my favorite subject to teach, but many children struggled with it.  In my homeschool, my boys have struggled the most with being free writers.  My daughter is much more willing to write and I am trying to find unique ways to encourage and inspire her to just have fun with writing. I have been brainstorming for awhile; trying to come up with a consistent, fun, and engaging way to have her writing for fun on a regular basis. 

I love photographs and using them in teaching.  Many of our printables feature real photographs in place of cute clipart. The idea of using a simple photo to inspire thought for free writing is where my brainstorm ended up. I decided to create a series of printable story starter cards featuring photographs based around a theme. Inspire Me! is the name I landed on.

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Each set features a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  The word ideas were added as a way to give young writers confidence with a few key words spelled correctly right there for them to refer to. Often children feel lost and dislike not being able to spell.  For my boys especially, this would cause them to freeze.  The word ideas are to help that type of child, the one who loses all ideas, mostly due to their fear of not writing correctly.

For our first set, I chose a summer theme since it is HOT where we are!

See a video walk through here showing you our cards and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

Below you can see some action shots of my daughter using these.  She chooses a card from the set, chooses her writing paper {I allow her to choose if she feels like drawing that day or not}, grabs her Try-It Sheet, and starts writing.  Right now she is only writing one sentence but this will increase as we move along.

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We have more themes coming and all will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I will also be listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Themes coming soon…

  • birds
  • bugs
  • cats
  • people
  • flowers Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Summer Fun Story Starters here!

Inspire Me Story Starters Summer Fun


Recently we shared a few other printables that were created to go along with these new story starters! 

Choose your Own Writing Paper[4][3]  Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart[4]  Young Writer Printables