# Category: Kindergarten

## Math Challenge Packet for Ages 4 to 6 – FREE!

When my daughter was just going into kindergarten she loved math, but I had a hard time finding material that worked well for her, so I created various materials for her.  Today, I’m going to share a 10-page Math Challenge Math Packet with you that may work for your 4 to 6-year old. What kinds of things are in the Math Challenge Packet? Counting (legs, candy, eyes, etc.!), graphing and...

## Rocks and the Rock Cycle: Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous Rock Activities

Today, I’m going to share some of the hands-on activities and the free rock cycle worksheets that go along with our unit. For the past week or so, we have been talking about the three types of rocks and the rock cycle.  (It’s free to download down below.) What is great about these activities is that they will work with a huge age range… from PreK up through elementary! As...

## Spring Packet: Animals, Life Cycles, and Eggs – Free Printables

Today I have a free Spring Packet to share with you, plus some fun spring-themed activities like experiments with eggs and making pony-bead lizards and snakes! We have been reading Trumpet of the Swan (affiliate link) which is a really sweet book about a swan who is mute and wants to learn and better himself (in some pretty surprising ways)!!  The book highlights a number of different animals. I made...

## Winter Packet: Earth’s Axis/Seasons, The Arctic vs. Antarctica, Polar Animals and More (75+ pages)

The past few weeks, my daughter has been doing a big Winter Unit. The first part is about 60 pages and covers topics such as Earth’s axis, the months and seasons, the Arctic vs. Antarctica, and goes in depth about various polar animals. The second part, pages 63 to 78, includes some PreK activities. This is a really fun winter unit with lots of hands-on activities, lapbook/interactive notebook pieces, various worksheets...

## The Mitten – Free Animal Printable Activities

Have you read Jan Brett’s wonderful book, The Mitten (affiliate link), to your kids?  Mine loved this book and years ago we did a number of activities to go along with that. Below you’ll find a free printable packet about the Animals from The Mitten.   🙂 One page has the eight animals featured in this story and a space for the child write in the name of the animal: mole,...

## FREE Sight Word and CVC Holiday Activity Packet

Today’s holiday freebie is for those of you whose kids are just starting to read. It is 30-pages and has six sets of words that kids can work on: 2-letter sight words Bob Book Words (from Bob Books Set 1, affiliate link) CVC-Words -at, -it, -ot, -ut CVC Words -ad, -id, -od, -ud CVC Words -ag, -ig, -og, -ug CVC Words -an, -in, -on, -un Each set has a matching...

FREE Letter F Printables and Fall-Theme Alphabet Cards For those of you with younger kids, you might enjoy this FREE printable:  Words that Start with F and Fall-Themed Alphabet Matching Cards. When my kids were little, I would choose 5 or 6 letters to focus on for the day. I would hide them around the room (or outside) and have the kids go on a scavenger hunt.  After they found...

## Creating a Homeschool Curriculum: Kindergarten – Grade 1

How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: K, Gr. 1 This FREE 50-page Homeschool Resource has been created to help answer some basic questions: What subjects should I teach my Kindergartner/1st Grader?  Where do I start? How do I know what to teach my kids? Every child is different, but I wanted to offer a starting point. Hopefully you’ll find some ideas and printables that will work with your kids!...

## File Folder Games – CVC Words -at -it -ot -ut

It’s File Folder Friday again.  Today I have 5 fun activities you can do with your preschooler with C-V-C words. These activities will help the kids practice as they begin to sound out words. Scroll down below to get the printable!! Activity 1: With the sorting mat on the previous page, you can glue it into a file folder and staple a Ziploc bag into the corner for the word...

## Early Elementary Homeschool Science

A reader sent me an email asking about homeschool science for her daughter who is in kindergarten this year.  She said she was feeling overwhelmed about science and wondered where/how to start. She said she hadn’t done any science yet and wondered if the States of Matter unit was a good place to start.  I wrote her back and shared the free printable resource/checklist I made last year about some...

## Free File Folder Game – Fill in the Missing Numbers

Today I have a very new math file folder game for you, Missing Leaves.  Fill in the missing numbers between 123 and 158. Print out the three pages on card stock. Cut out the number leaves. Glue the two leaf number lines into the inside of a file folder.  Staple a Ziploc bag to the inside, top of the file folder to store the loose leaf number cards. This is...

## Coin Counting File Folder Game

Do your kids know how to count coins?  Today’s printable will help them practice this skill!  Use the printable coin cards either to make a file folder game or as a memory game. It is currently FREE to download. 🙂 Younger kids in your family can use real coins and match them to the coin cards. (Be sure to supervise any children who might put coins in their mouths.) I...

## sh ch th Word Sort Activities (Free!)

This activity is for kids who are learning to listen for the consonant blends: sh ch and th.  These include various activities to practice the sh ch th words: picture cards and words, tracing pages, seek & color pages, etc. As the kids were learning to read, I had a wide variety of file folder games and activities that I would rotate into their workboxes. A friend of mine is...

## Place Value Video Post: Place Value Printables and Pirate Math Packet (Ages 4-6)

One of our most visited posts through the years has been our place value activities. I thought I would put together a video to share how we covered place value in our homeschool (we did these activities regularly when the kids were roughly 4 to 6 years old.  I also have a huge packet of materials (over 100 pages!) that include these hands-on math manipulatives as well as some other...