Peek & Find ~ Fruits and Veggies

Peek & Find Fruits and Veggies

We have a  new Peek & Find featuring Fruits and Veggies! Peek & Find is a great activity for for Tot Schoolers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and beyond. There are a few variations to this activity can easily grow with your child’s ability!

You can also add in some fun elements to the activity, or simply print, cut, and play! Below I will share the free printable, ideas for different levels of play, and fun variations.

There are two main elements of the Peek & Find activity.

The “FIND” boards, available in color or BW…

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The “PEEK” cards…

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Print the board, selecting color for younger kids to make it easier and selecting BW for older kids to make it more difficult. Print the cards, on cardstock if possible and cut them out. Laminate if you plan to use these cards repeatedly.

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Looking for a great color printing option? See our favorite printer and ink here!

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A few options for play…

Option #1 {single player}

Print the Peek & Find board.

Print the cards and cut out.

Mix up the cards, choose one at a time and find the object on the Peek & Find board. Color, circle, or mark the object.

If you have an artistic child who loves to color, challenge him/her to copy the colors and color the board to match the cards!

Option #2 {2 or more players}

Print a Peek & Find board for each player and one set of cards. Cut out the cards.

Flip over a card and race to see who finds the object first on their board. Using Dot Paint with this game is fun!

Winner keeps the card.

Person with the most cards at the end is the winner!

See a video of my daughter and I playing {we were using the SPRING theme board in this video} …

Option #3 {sensory, fine motor activity}

Create a sensory bin and bury the cards.

Use a fine motor tool {child tweezers} to dig for cards and pull them out and then find the object on the Peek & Find board and mark it.

Option #4 {gross motor activity}

Hid the cards around the room and challenge your child to find one card at a time and bring it back to the board, find it, mark it, and repeat! This is a great version for those of you with energetic younger kids!

Options for marking the board…

  • Dot Paint
  • BINGO Chips
  • Bottle Tops
  • Pouch Tops
  • Mini Pom Poms
  • Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Beads
  • Mini Erasers
  • Beans

        Download your FREE Peek & Find FRUITS & VEGGIES here!

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        Garden Books for Kids with Editable Library Checklist

        Garden Books Editable Library Checklist

        Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some fun GARDEN books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  Want to purchase some of these great garden books? See them all here on Amazon! 

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        Garden Books for Kids

        A plant life theme is fun for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond! Explore flowers, fruits, vegetables and more. Investigating gardening is a great way to teach young kids so much about science!

        More GARDEN fun…

        Looking for more garden theme fun for your classroom or homeschool? Give these links a look:

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        Download your free GARDEN BOOK CHECKLIST here!

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        Garden Theme Unit with Ivy Kids Kits

        Garden Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

        {disclaimer ~ Ivy Kids is a blog sponsor and sent us a kit for this review}

        Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

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        In this Ivy Kids kit featuring the book Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole, you will find:

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            • Birdhouse and Feeder: Paint the wooden birdhouse. Then cover the roof with a natural adhesive, like peanut or soy butter, and add your preferred bird food. Then observe the birds that come to visit.
            • Garden Sticker Collage: Place the insects and flowers on the background to create your own realistic garden scene.
            • Make Your Own Plush Bird: Create your own soft plush bird. Simply lace the front and back of the bird body, fill it with soft stuffing, and add stickers.
            • My Garden Tools: Add water to the soil disc and within seconds you will have a planter full of soil. Use your garden tools for exploration or add your insects for imaginative play. 
            • My Garden: Grow your own wild flower garden with the fast and easy-growing seed packet provided. 
            • Garden Hunt and  Exploration: Visit a garden and try to find everything on your “Garden Hunt” sheet. Use your included gardening and insect tools to explore the garden and take samples. Record your findings on your observations sheets.
            • Bug Hunt: Can you find all the bugs? Players must try to find, collect, and identify as many of the hidden plastic bugs as they can.
            • Bug Number Stories: Create your own addition and subtraction number stories using the different realistic bugs. Your garden has 3 bugs. 1 more bug comes to the garden. How many bugs does the garden have now?
            • Green Bean Seed Germination: Germinate green beans in a baggie. You will see growth within 1-2 days. Make daily observations and record your findings.
            • All Around the Garden: Players take turns moving insects along the alphabetical garden board. The player whose insect reaches the finish first wins the game.
            • Garden Memory Game: Find the most matches to win the game!

        Your Kit includes a guide for each activity to help promote your child’s learning while you play together.

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          Some Activities From Our Box…

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          After looking through the activities, we immediately chose to make the crafts! Nanee was at our house and the crafts are fun for them to do together! You can see the yellow bird in the background that they sewed together and she is painting the birdhouse.

          Make Your Own Plush Bird: Create your own soft plush bird. Simply lace the front and back of the bird body, fill it with soft stuffing, and add stickers.

          Birdhouse and Feeder: Paint the wooden birdhouse. Then cover the roof with a natural adhesive, like peanut or soy butter, and add your preferred bird food. Then observe the birds that come to visit.

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          They also did the seed planting/prep together! I love that my mom can easily dig through the Ivy Kids box and find fun activities for them to do together.

          Green Bean Seed Germination: Germinate green beans in a baggie. You will see growth within 1-2 days. Make daily observations and record your findings.

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          My Garden: Grow your own wild flower garden with the fast and easy-growing seed packet provided. 

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          She still loves playing games with me and this game of memory got really silly. To make it more fun we challenged one another to come up with a silly way to say the words as we flipped them over.

          Garden Memory Game: Find the most matches to win the game!

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          All Around the Garden: Players take turns moving insects along the alphabetical garden board. The player whose insect reaches the finish first wins the game.

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          She is always up for some sticker fun!

          Garden Sticker Collage: Place the insects and flowers on the background to create your own realistic garden scene.

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          Not everything from this kit is pictured, she enjoyed more of it and is still enjoying some of it! 

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          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!

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          More Flower Fun…

          Flower Identification Calendar Connections Flower Nomenclature Printables Flower Books

          See our Flower Theme Pinterest board here!



          Flower Calendar Connections

          Flower Identification Calendar Connections

          My daughter has been very interested in flowers lately so I created a Flower Identification Calendar Connections set! This set is very basic and just focuses in naming the flowers, thus no back page with information.  She was interested in learning names and seeing pretty flowers which is why I made it simple.

          She has enjoyed seeing which flower is next each day, simple summer learning for us!

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          I hide that little bucket of cards and give her the new one each day as a surprise and she puts in in our calendar.

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          The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar.  I print my numbers on cardstock and laminate them before cutting them apart.

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          We also still create smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found in the Target $1 section. Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

          There is also a sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!Calendar Connections  SMALL Flowers

           

          See some great flower books to go along here! I especially love Lola Plants a Garden which was new to us this year!

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          You can download these for FREE here!

          Scroll down and look for this graphic to find this set!

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          Looking for more bird fun, here’s our Flower Pinterest board!

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


          You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month!

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          Here are some fun SUMMER themes to choose from…

          Ocean Theme Calendar Conncections  Bug Theme Calendar Connections  Botany Theme Calendar Connections

          Free 4th of July Calendar Connections Cards ~ learn a new fact about the U.S.A every day  Pond Theme Calendar Connections  All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables  North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade