Bible Verse Printables Letter B

RLRS Letter B John 3 16 Bible Verse Printables


 

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter B are available to download for free!  B is for BELIEVES! This set is based on John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  This is a foundational verse in the Bible, and teaches kids some big words  like perish and eternal {depending on the version you use they may vary}.  We illustrate the word eternal by stretching our arms out wide and pointing on each end to show that it means never ending.

We used the group version in my children’s church class of 4 & 5 year olds and really enjoyed it.

I am using the home bundle with Ladybug as a review, working on the verses again later on.  For example, in my class we are on the letter F right now, but at home we just worked on our review of letter B. She is in my children’s church class so she is getting the group teaching and then getting it again at home with me.

Here’s a peek at the word she did at home.

Here she was coloring the coloring page, she LOVES to color.  Again, she wanted to copy the poster graphic so you can see it sitting beside her.

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Bb…

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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. This verse is a bit longer so I cut the words out in rows for her and gave her one row at a time. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

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You can see her verse bracelet below.  She got one when we did it in Children’s Church awhile back too.  She wasn’t too interested in a photo so I had to steal one while she was playing!

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Here’s a shot of how we did the letter page at church, I have all of the kids sign it on the day they are there! I just love all of their little signatures.

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We have a banner at church, which you can see a glimpse of here on Instagram.  Here is  our home banner!

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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 B in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is Jesus Loves Me.

 

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 B printables here!

Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter B 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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Bible Verse Printables ~ Letter A

RLRS Letter A Philippians 2 5 Bible Verse Printables

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter A are available to download for free!  This set is based on Philippians 2:5, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”  A is for ATTITUDE!  This sure is a lesson I need right along with the children I teach!  Having a Christ-like attitude is a daily struggle for me personally.

We used the group version in my children’s church class of 4 & 5 year olds and really enjoyed it. 

I am using the home bundle with Ladybug as a review, working on the verses again later on.  For example, in my class we are on the letter E right now, but at home we just worked on our review of letter A. She is in my children’s church class so she is getting the group teaching and then getting it again at home with me. Good thing she really likes it!

Here’s a peek at our home work {most of these printables are in the bundle version}.

Here she was coloring the coloring page, she LOVES to color.  She wanted to copy the poster graphic so you can see it sitting beside her.

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Aa…

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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.

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Here’s an Instagram video I shared of her when she was working on this activity, singing as she worked!

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She also enjoyed her verse bracelet at home.  She got one when we did it in Children’s Church awhile back too.  She and the other kids LOVE the bracelets! Yes, sometimes she wears it up on her big muscle.

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Here’s a shot of how we did the letter page at church, I have all of the kids sign it on the day they are there! I just love all of their little signatures.

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We have a banner at church, which you can see a glimpse of here on Instagram.  Here is the start of our home banner!

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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 A in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is Are You Sleeping?

 

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 A printables here!

Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter A 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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Remember ~ I am offering a $2 discount on the Home Bundle for our June launch, it will expire on June 30, 2014. The discount code to use is ~ junelaunch

The Ins and Outs of Homeschooling Preschool

Homeschooling Preschool



A couple of months ago I did something I have never done before, a live video over on Google+ focused on Homeschooling Preschool!  I was invited by Lauren of Mama’s Learning Corner and joined by Amy of Raising Arrows. The 3 of us {led by Lauren} talked all about home preschool for 30 minutes!  The original Hangout aired in November, but you can still watch it if you missed it!  Here’s the video…

 

Home Preschool {and Tot School} is a passion of mine, it was an honor to participate in this event.  Although being in front of a camera like this is NOT my favorite thing, I sure hope it helped even one person!

A few helpful links ~

Looking for more home preschool information?  Here are a few of my top posts…

Homeschooling Tots and Preschoolers  All By Myself Preschool Boxes

Following the Lead of Your Preschooler at Home  Learning with Ladybug Preschool

Preschool Work Trays 2 RRRSP buttonks copy

All By Myself Preschool Boxes

All By Myself Preschool Boxes

Part of our new Preschool plan is the use of our new “All By Myself Boxes.”  I have seen the concept of Quiet Time Boxes for many years but not until now did I think the concept was a good fit for us. As I evaluated Ladybug’s list and prayed about following her lead, I kept coming back to this idea.  So, I created them! It seemed to be perfect timing for her, I will share our first week in another post, and in this post I will share the behind the scenes management and set up process! There’s a video at the bottom for those of you who want an even deeper look!

{disclaimer ~ there are affiliate links in this post}

Our Current Plan…

We homeschool 5 days a week, M-Th and Saturday {our family day is Friday}, so I got 5 of the same boxes. I chose these from Walmart because they are big enough {15 Qt} and she can open and close them independently.

I made labels for the bins, you are welcome to use them too, here’s the PDF file.

Daily Box Labels

Credit for the beautiful Chevron goes to Emily Wean Graphics!  I printed ours on cardstock, laminated, cut out, rounded corners, and used plain old tape to stick them on the outside.

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Knowing her love of all things small and sensory related, I also got 5 small boxes which fit inside of the bigger boxes.  I got these, also from Walmart. I have another post in the works that will share how I plan to rotate these items and what is on our long list!

Note ~ she is old enough to have access to tiny items independently, and I am comfortable as a parent with our choices. Use your own discretion as a parent, as many of these items would NOT be a good choice for young tots without supervision!  Do what works for you and your child{ren}.

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I bought 2 big boxes of zipper baggies and began dumping the toys that would be good for these boxes into them. I then took the bagged up learning materials and put them all in bins, like this…All By Myself Preschool Boxes -5681

You can see a master list {with links} of almost everything I rotate through in the boxes here!

My Filling the Box Procedure…

I line up the bins on Sunday evening and add materials, with this loose plan in mind:

  • 1 different sensory item per day in the small pink boxes
  • a few small animals
  • a puzzle
  • 2 small books
  • 3-4 learning toys/tools I have no weekly, bi-weekly set plan, that all depends on life.  I know she would love it if they were new each week, but some weeks won’t allow for that.  My goal is to try to change them up each Sunday evening, we’ll see!
      Her Quiet Time Area…

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I have her in the living room for now, which is right off our school room. It is close enough so I can help if needed and run in to peek at her {which I love}, but far enough away so she doesn’t interrupt us and we don’t bother her.

      I created a little shelf in our living room, where she will be using these boxes, to keep the “

always available

    ” materials, which include…
  • a cookie sheet {for anything magnetic}
  • a bin to help contain the sensory mess
  • a wooden board {mostly for puzzles, or things that need a solid surface}
  • a box of sensory bin tools {spoons, cups, tongs, etc.}
  • various supplies that I think she might enjoy using every day

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How I am Managing our Routine…

She gets a new box each school day at the beginning of her quiet time.   During this hour I am working one on one with Krash and PacMan is doing independent school.  I give her the bin, sit with her as she opens it in case she has any questions or needs help.  Then I leave her to play! I obviously check back periodically, but mostly she plays alone.  Her absolute favorite part is the small pink box of sensory goodness. She plays with that alone each day {so far} for about 75% of the time from what I can tell!

After the time is done, I stack the boxes in the corner like this, so she can go back to them if she wants to. This photo shows the END of the week, each day only one is added after she plays with it.

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At first I wasn’t going to do this {I had planned on hiding the other boxes away after the day was over}, but she got very upset and I decided my way wasn’t that important.  On Saturday evening, I put them all away in my storage room to be filled up on Sunday evening and ready for Monday. But during the week, she is free to go back to any items she really enjoyed {which is mainly those pink bins}.

For those of you who wish you could come over and see it, I made a little video for you.  I always love peeking into other people’s homes, I hope to do this more for you in the future!  This video shows her play area, the basic set up, and inside one of her boxes. The video is just a bit over 2 minutes.

 


This is just a portion of our new preschool routine, I am ironing out many more details to simplify our plan and make it more joy-filled for my Ladybug!  Stay tuned to see more about how I am following her lead with our home preschool!

See our first week’s box contents and our webpage showing what rotates through our boxes!

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Show Me! Cut, Count, & Glue Video

Cut, Count, and Glue Video

I have been asked for years to record videos of me teaching my young children.  Many moms have emailed me sharing how uncomfortable early childhood learning is for them and that if they could see it in action, it would help! Honestly I never really did it because I don’t think what I do is anything special.  But then I started thinking about how much it would help ME to see upper grade subjects being taught by some of you!  I know how it feels to be out of my comfort zone too!

So for those of you who are totally out of your comfort zone with this early childhood stuff, I am going to try to do better and put together some videos showing a few minutes at a time with Ladybug. She is currently 4 years old {just turned four in April 2013}, and working through home preschool with me. Please know that I am not posting these because I think I have it all figured out, but to humbly share in hopes that a glimpse might help someone out there.

Our first video together uses the printable entitled Cut, Count, Glue which is found in many of my printable packs.  Some packs have up to the number 5, and some to the number 7.  If your child is younger, just cut out the grid to only show the number you want to work on. The printable shown in the video is from the Gymnastics Printable Pack, and looks like this…

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I took a few video clips during about 5-10 minutes of working together and edited them together with captions for you.  I hope this helps you see how early learning skills are exposed so naturally through the use of fun printables, toys, activities and just simple discussions with your child.

List of skills we touched on…

  • number identification
  • counting
  • ordinal numbers {1st, 2nd, etc.}
  • Positional words
  • What comes next, before, after?
  • same/different, most/least, how many?
  • basic addition language
  • 1:1 correspondence {touching one at a time as you count}

You can also see when she is “done” at the end of the video, I didn’t push her any further.  We had been going for awhile, and I sensed it was time to stop.  This is a delicate balance, knowing when to stop with a young child, as to not wear them out, but also knowing when to push them gently through tasks that are a bit challenging. I do not always get this right, and we have tears in our home when I push too hard.  Our learning time does not always look like I was trained in early childhood development!  There are days I would be ashamed to record a video.

I hope this glimpse helps even a few of you to gain confidence as you teach your young tots at home.

Are there any other topics or specific printables you’d like me to create a Show Me! video for? Leave any ideas in the comments and I will add it to our list!