30+ Preschool and Kindergarten Resources You Don’t Want to Miss!
When my kids were younger, we did a wide range of activities. Along the way, I made a number of Montessori 3-Part cards and other resources for them. I wanted to highlight some of those printables for you today. Below, you’ll find more than 30+ printables. Many of them are free. 🙂 Enjoy! ~Liesl
This post will explain how my daughter used World Animal Cards to reinforce her understanding of world geography:
World Animal Cards: Animals of the 7 Continents
Animal Unit: This is an activity packet I made for my daughter when she was in early elementary. You can check out our Animal Packet here to see if your child might enjoy it. It has some cut-and-paste activities (insects vs. spiders), the animal characteristics (for vertebrates and for invertebrates), animal tracks and more.
Science Experiment Packet These were some of the science experiments we did when the kids were in preschool and kindergarten. This is free to download:
U.S. Landmarks and Symbols – 3 part cards FREE — We placed these cards on a huge US map as we learned where these famous landmarks are located. You’ll find out more about how we used these cards at that post. 🙂
You might also want to check out the Safari USA Toob (affiliate link) which includes Lincoln Memorial, Hoover Dam, Liberty Bell, Alamo, Mount Rushmore, Statue of Liberty, Gateway Arch, U.S. Capitol, Empire State Building, White House, American Flag, Bald Eagle
Safari USA Toob (affiliate link)
Your kids might also enjoy the Safari Around the World Toob (affiliate link) which includes the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Arch of Triumph, Statue of Liberty, Temple of Inscriptions, Pyramids of Giza, Empire State Building, Big Ben, and the Parthenon. Some, but not all of these are included in our free set of landmark cards.
The Safari World Landmarks Toob (affiliate link) includes Mount Rushmore, Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, Buddha of Lantau, Easter Island, Sphinx and Colosseum.
When we did our first Rocks and Minerals unit (when the kids were in PreK and early elementary), I made this set of famous rocks around the world Montessori 3-part cards. The Rocks and Minerals unit is also free. 🙂
Dinosaur Packet for 3-7 Year Olds – Dinosaur Lapbook, Montessori Cards and More! This packet if your young learner likes dinosaurs!!
You might also want to check out some of our science materials. We had *so* much fun with science at this age. Early Elementary Science
Math Challenge Packet for Ages 4 to 6 – free! When my daughter was young (K4), I had a hard time finding material that was right for her level. I made a lot of her own worksheets. I re-did one of those packets (with better graphics!). This one has problems like counting, simple graphs, filling in missing numbers, number matching (skip counting by 10s) and others.
I have to say we also did a lot of really ACTIVE math activities at this age… like this chalk snail… my son was doing addition problems! (My daughter was patiently waiting her turn. There were some light number in pink that you can’t really see in the photo. She had to step on the number and tell me what it was.)
Here my daughter is practice LEFT and RIGHT. The feet were drawn so she had to cross her legs as she stepped to the next foot-print. This is great for coordination and the concept of left and right.
In the winter, I would use contact paper to create similar math activities indoors. Here are more math ideas: 4 Fun, Active Games for Practicing Math Facts.
Math Ladder Game (Free Printable) A game for practicing math facts.
FREE beginning Reader Worksheet Pack to Accompany the Bob Books . These go with Bob Books Set 1, (affiliate link)
Fall CVC Printable Packet – tic-tac-toe phonics game and more!
This compound word activity was made by All About Learning Press (affiliate) So cute, isn’t it. Thank you, Marie!
You can find out why we love All About Spelling in this post:
Drawing and Copy Work: Just want to add that at this age, we also *really* loved the Draw, Write Now books. They come in all different kinds of themes and I think in the end we wound up getting four or five of them. 🙂 A few titles include from the Draw Write Now series: On the Farm, Christopher Columbus, Autumn Harvest, Native Americans, North America, Pilgrims, Animal Habitats (on land, ponds and rivers, ocean) (affiliate links) These books have instructions for drawing various pictures and include copy work as well. We’ve gotten a lot of use from these (my 3rd grader still uses these from time to time).
For handwriting we used Handwriting Without Tears. That worked really well for us. My First School Book (affiliate link) is for PreK. My Printing Book (affiliate link) is the next in the series for kindergarten or grade 1. This series really helps explain how to form the letters – magic c… up like a helicopter… etc.! This post has links to some videos that show how to form some of the letters properly: Preschool at Home: Handwriting
The kids also did some copywork from various resources I picked up. I have made a set of free copywork pages to share with you. It has famous sayings such as “A friend in need is a friend indeed” and “A penny saved is a penny earned.”: (coming May 10th, 2017)
Well, that’s about it for now. If you have a question, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. 🙂
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Happy Homeschooling! ~Liesl
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You might also be interested in this free 50+ page resource guide, Creating Your Homeschool Curriculum – Kindergarten-Grade 1 (I also made other guides for the older grades which are also free.)