Pond Life Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Scoot Pond Theme Kindergarten Literature Unit

It has been years since I have released a new Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack but finally, we have a new one!

Teaching Kindergarten at Home

Back2homeschool bI created this new set in honor of my new session Teaching Kindergarten at Home which is debuting in the Back2Homeschool Virtual event! In my video session, I share how Kindergarten Literature units were the backbone of my Kindergarten plans with my daughter. I have always wanted to add more to our original set of 9 FREE units, and finally got this one done! I have another in the works also! If you’d like to learn more about teaching Kindergarten at Home I recommend registering for the Back2Homeschool event ASAP so you can get the early-bird price, before it goes up on July 22! Learn more here!


I based this new set off of the book SCOOT by, Cathryn Falwell, featuring a fun pond theme!

Set the stage for your POND theme by gathering all of your pond toys and books! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

Don’t have a lot of pond toys and books? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

Pond Life Toys for Kids

Be sure to purchase the book SCOOT or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in all sorts of fun pond theme books to bring the theme alive!

Pond Life Books for Kids

Here is a downloadable library checklist for pond books!

Pond Life Books Editable Book Checklist

Add a pond theme sensory bin to your fun!

Pond Life Sensory Bin

For each unit, I select Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose ordinal numbers, counting by 10s, coin identification, and 100s Chart Mystery Picture.

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Lots of literacy activities; rhyming, counting syllables, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, matching words, and beginning sound – letter P and 2 part cards.

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The science activities: label parts of a frog, and frog life cycle.

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A new addition to our packs – photo cards! I chose real life photos of all of the plants and animals featured in the book. These can be printed and laminated for use in all sorts of ways! Play memory {print 2 sets}, find the animals in the book, practice writing the names of the animals.

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Another fun new addition focuses on listening skills while also brining in some literacy and math skills!

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Create your own activity with this blank chart! Write in whatever your child is working on – letters, numbers, shapes, colors, etc.

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The character connection is focused taking turns and our Bible verse is about the wonderful creatures God made!

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Coloring page just for fun!

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I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

Pond Pinterest Board

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

Scroll down and look for the Scoot section and click on “free printables”

Free Paw Patrol Kindergarten Printables

Paw Patrol Kindergarten Printables

It has been a long time since I have released a new set of Kindergarten Printables! I have been asked MANY times for Paw Patrol and today is the day! I hope many of you enjoy these new free Paw Patrol Kindergarten Printables!

This is a Kindergarten level printable pack, although many younger and older kids will be able to enjoy it also! These theme based packs focus on literacy and math skills.

Kindergarten Math Skills

in this pack include number lines, greater/less than, coins, graphing, sorting, odd/even, and counting 1-30.

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Kindergarten Literacy Skills

in this pack include… labeling pictures, easy reader featuring color words, rhyming words, tracing, and missing letters.

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If your child is into Paw Patrol, I highly recommend adding some Paw Patrol books to your home library. Step Into Reading is a great series for beginning readers, you can see the books Amazon carries here!

Paw Patrol Books for Kids

Download your FREE Paw Patrol printables here on our Kindergarten Printables webpage. 

Scroll down and look for this graphic to find the download link!

Paw Patrol Kindergarten Printables

Looking for more free Kindergarten Printables? Be sure to look at our Kindergarten Literature Units!

Kindergarten Literature Units

Create Your Own Alphabet Posters

Create Your Own Alphabet Posters

Involving young children in the early years is one of my favorite things. When decorating a classroom, teachers often use cute pre-made letter posters to showcase the alphabet. What if your child helped create their own Alphabet Posters for the wall in their classroom, homeschool room or even their bedroom?

This new printable set included two different poster options and both are included in the free sample download and the full download.

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Each letter offers 6-8 images for your child to add to each poster, showcasing words that begin with that letter.

Make Your Own Letter Posters images

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These posters are great for letter identification, beginning sound awareness, letter formation visuals, and give your child something that s/he participated in to create – which often means s/he will pay more attention to the final product! “I did it!” goes a long way with little kids! 

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Find this set in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop!

You’ll see an option to download a free preview sample which includes letters A, B & C as well as the full alphabet available for purchase!

Create Your Own Alphabet Charts


Looking for more fun beginning sound printables?

Check out our Beginning Sound Mazes and our What Begins With… sets!

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Homeschooling Kindergarten

BYB Kindergarten

Homeschooling a Kindergartner? It’s one of my very favorite years of homeschooling! As a former public school Kindergarten teacher, it is most certainly a passion of mine and I am thrilled to share some fabulous resources with you so you can confidently homeschool your own Kindergartner.

This year’s Build Your Bundle is filled with amazing resources which you could use for Kindergarten!

BYB 2018 Kindergarten Favorites

I don’t believe in a strict plan for homeschooling Kindergarten, but take more of a “meet your child where s/he is at” approach. Some Kindergartner’s are at more of a Pre-K learning/developmental level and some are more of a 1st grade+ level. As I share these top picks, be sure to keep your own specific child in mind.


BYB Overwhelming?

Short on time, but want MANY resources for early childhood? Skip the Build Your Own and grab all 3 Early Learning Bundles. You buy 2 and get the third one for FREE!

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Early Learning #1 – $29


Early Learning #2 – $29


Early Learning #3 – FREE!

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Have some time to browse?

Have some time and want to Build your Own? Scroll through this post, make a list of what stands out to you, be sure to notice the downloadable visual version and spreadsheet I made to help you. You’ll find that after I go through the individual products.

Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Through the Bible A to Z

My very own Raising Little Rock Stars Through the Bible A to Z is a fabulous option for your Kindergartner! New to RLRS? Read this post! This is a curriculum I wrote and it is the one most dear to my heart. So much time went into the writing and creating of this one! If you are looking for a way to bring the Bible into your Kindergarten {or PreK or 1st grade}, while also working through the alphabet, this is a simple way to do it!


THE RLRS Bundle is included in the Early Learning # 2 Bundle, or can be added to a Build Your Own!




This is a fabulous product and is in the Early Learning #1 Bundle. I love daily review work like this and this product looks great!

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One area to focus on with your Kindergartner is math. You can see my K Math Goals post here.

Grab these in a pre-made Early Learning Bundle, or add to a Build Your Own!

No Prep K Math Unit 1 – Early Learning #1

No Prep K Math Unit 2 – Early Learning #2

DIY Calendar & Weather Center – Early Learning #1





We fill our Kindergarten year with literacy galore. Reading books, practicing phonics, learning sight words, exploring writing, and everything else in between! I love having a variety of resources to use so I can switch it up if desired. See my Kindergarten Literacy Goals post here.

The BYB is a great way to stock up on resources so you’ll have them if needed!

Sight Words

We used my You Can Read Sight Word program as our base program for memorizing the Dolch Sight Words. These Sight Word products from the BYB would go along perfectly!

Grab these in a pre-made Early Learning Bundle, or add to a Build Your Own!

Sight Word Fluency Mini-Books – Early Learning #1

40 Early Sight Word Readers –Early Learning #2

No-Prep Sight Words-Early Learning #1


Handwriting and Letter ID

Many choose to focus on handwriting skills in Kindergarten and Maze Writer is a innovative and fun way to do this. Maze Writer is included in the Early Learning #1 Bundle

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Phonics and Handwriting

Phonics with Penmanship is another great product! You can find Year 1 in the Early Learning #1 and Year 2 in the Early Learning #2.


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Word Families

We used our You Can Read Word Families as a fun way to learn word families. This would be a great product to go along with that if you use it! This is a $75 value and is found in Elementary #3.




Looking for something all-inclusive? I found two! There’s a full Charlotte Mason-Inspired Kindergarten Curriculum in the Charlotte Mason Bundle and Kindergarten Complete {$140 value}  is in the Early Learning #3 Bundle.




I love this Learning About Science Collection. Volume 1 would be great to begin using with your Kindergartner. I actually bought this and am using some of it with me 3rd grader, it is a great {and simple} way to expose early science topics.

Take your younger elementary students on an exploration of life science, earth science, and physical science with the Learning About Science Collection, Level 1. These seven books study how plants grow, common fruits and vegetables, animal habitats, senses and body systems, life cycles, the earth’s layers, earthquakes, volcanoes, states of matter, and more.

Sneak a bigger peek into this one in my Facebook video here.

You can find this in Elementary #1

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My absolute favorite is the Grapevine Bible Sampler – we love Grapevine Bible Studies! Grab this in the Early Learning #1. Looking for some charts to help your kids focus on character qualities? Find the Kids Character Charts in the Parenting Bundle.

Others to look into:

What is God Doing – Character Bundle

Kid’s Character Charts – Parenting Bundle

Prepared to Stand {Student} – Character Bundle

Prepared to Stand {Leader} – Character Bundle




Going beyond the basics of literacy and math brings us to a few more fun products to consider for your Kindergartner. We absolutely LOVE Maestro Classics and Peter & the Wolf just happens to be our very favorite. You can grab the MP3 Download and a lapbook to go along in the Fine Arts Bundle!

No-Prep Crafts can be found in Early Learning # 1.



How to Get it ALL for the BEST Price…

Do you want most of that? Want to see the best way to get it for the lowest cost? I did the work for you and created a spreadsheet to show you! Keep in mind, you can easily replace items on this spreadsheet with others you may want more. There are also 2 blanks in the final FREE bundle for you to add more items! This is just a sample of how you could use the Buy 2 Get 1 Free to Build your Own Bundles!

CLICK HERE to see a PDF of the Kindergarten choices and how I arranged the Build Your Own Bundles to get them all.


CLICK HERE to download it in Excel version so you can edit the file for yourself and make a plan customized for YOU!

Kindergarten in BYB 2018

Happy Bundle Shopping!


BYB 2018 Kindergarten Resources


New Kindergarten Math Interactive Notebook

Sometimes a friend of mine creates a product I wish I had created! I have always wanted to make a math focused curriculum for Kindergarten and now I don’t have to! My friend Valerie from The Crafty Classroom has the most amazing new Kindergarten Interactive Math curriculum!

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Kindergarten Math

This Kindergarten Math Curriculum covers an entire year of hands-on math activities and games….but best of all, like all of Crafty Classroom’s products, it is low-ink, print and go!

To celebrate this new product launch they are offering an incredible deal: If you order the $50 Kindergarten Bundle (that includes the best selling R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook along with the NEW Interactive MATH.) Then you will get the $15 R.E.A.D. Review Pack FREE! That is a $15 savings!

Offer ends July 3rd, 2017, not valid with other offers.

Add the R.E.A.D. and Interactive Math to your cart and then enter code: FREEPACK to get the free $15 bonus review pack added!

Crafty Classroom Kindergarten Bundle

Only need Kindergarten math? Use code: MATH10 for 10% off of just the math!

Math Deal

Looking for more Crafty Classroom fun, see our feature of the Grammar Interactive Notebook here!Fun Grammar Review from The Crafty Classroom