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17
2011

Preschool Pond Theme Free Printables

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Hi everyone! I wanted to share a fun Preschool Pond Pack that I made for a post over at Totally Tots Blog. I just realized that I never shared it over here, and I didn’t want anyone to miss out, so here it is! The focus was really for our Teeny Tot and I have to say that she absolutely LOVED being involved in school time!

Duck Mosaic: I recently received the Picture Perfect game from Educational Insights. It’s a great mosaic tile game for younger children. It comes with 16 picture cards, and one just happened to be a duck! We also did the fish and a few others as it is a favorite game of ours. A little tough for the Teeny Tot, but I would tell her to find a yellow tile and then when she did I helped her place it in the correct spot.

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Bible Verse: Genesis 1:20-23

Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.  And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”  So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

 

Math: We did frog counting from my Pond Activity Pack. Tinker Bell helped her count the frogs 1,2,3 then find the right number to put on the board.

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Movement Activity: Frog Hop, this was easy but so much fun! We had all the kids hop around like they were frogs. Even the older one’s got involved, apparently frog hopping never goes out of style!  We also pretended to be little chicks hatching from eggs. Curl up into balls then tap one of the kiddos, once they feel the tap they can start to ‘hatch’ from their egg. Once they’re out, they get to tap the next egg!

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Duck Coloring: The Do-A-Dot markers are one of my Teeny Tot’s favorite things, so of course I had to give her a coloring page to use with them!

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Duck Color Puzzles: The Teeny Tot got some more help from her big sister for this game. Together they put the matching colored ducks on the color word grid. She did great!

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Scissor Skills: Well finally I did it. I gave her a pair of scissors and let her have at it. She loved it! Cut some, ripped some, cut some, ripped some…

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Pond Pre-Writing Practice: I have to say that I was really surprised at how well she did. Honestly I expected her to scribble all over these, but she actually tried to follow on the lines. She’s a genius.

 

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Paper Plate Duck: This is a super cute and easy craft. My friend Michelle at Delightful Learning

Supplies:

  • Yellow and orange construction paper
  • yellow paint
  • pencil
  • 1 paper plate.

Directions: Click here for step by step directions to the paper plate duck craft!

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(Photo courtesy of Delightful Learning)

Video: We watched this cute video of a Duck Pond from National Geographic. It starts with the baby chicks hatching which my kids loved!

 

Reading: In the Pond by Anna Milbourne is a super cute sotry that follows a wriggly tadpole as it grows up and discovers all the fun animals found in the pond.

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Shapes and Color Matching: A friend gave us the  Lucky Ducks Game awhile back and the kids love it! Unfortunately it’s really loud and annoying, but like I said, they love it! It’s like a memory game that they play. The ducks move around the game board quacking and you have to pick up one, look at the bottom, then try to find another one with the same color and shape as the one you picked up. The Teeny Tot didn’t quite get the goal, but she did have fun looking at the ducks, we would just say the color and shape on the bottom of each one she picked up.

 

–>> Click here to download the Pond Activity Pack <<–

 

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Hope you have fun!

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Comments

  1. Very cute! You are so creative. I looked at your Alphabet set sold for $10. It sounds amazing! Do you laminate everything? We don’t have a color printer, so I am not sure if that will make any difference when using them with children. I suppose it doesn’t. Anyway, thanks again for all the awesome ideas you share.

    • Sarah Bradbury says:

      We dont have a printer either and the amount of pages to print is really quite a lot. So I saved everything to a USB and took it to a print shop. If you do that, you can easily get doubles of certain pages if you need them, colors, even heavier paper if you dont want to laminate (i dont have the stuff to laminate either). Anyway, it worked really well!

    • Clear contact paper is a super cheap way to laminate stuff. You can find it at walmart where the drawer liners are. Big roll for around $5-6 I think. I made my own pre-k curriculum last year. I made a folder with pages like these and laminated them with contact paper. My daughter LOVED that folder! She was always pulling it out and practicing.

    • Rebekah Kuriakose says:

      I just wanted to say that there is a nice “cheap” laminator that works well. Scotch Thermal Laminator 15.5 Inches x 6.75 Inches x 3.75 Inches, 2 Roller System (TL901). I got one last December for around $19 and the pack of 100 pouches from another company were between $10-$11 at Amazon.com. So, you may want to keep your eyes open during the Christmas season.

    • Our public library laminates things for a fee. We also have a school supply store – schoolbox that laminates for a charge. I’m a school teacher for the public schools in ga so I laminate at school but I remember using these services as a student teacher. (:

  2. Thank you so much. This is great and my little boy is going to love it!

  3. thank you – looks great for my kids!

  4. Thank you so much, Erica! I really appreciate the time you take to create all these lessons for your kids and then share them with your readers. You make homeschooling look like fun family time as well (challenging though it is)! :)

  5. My 3 year old loved the ducks and froggies!! I appreciate you making these fun filled assignments for preschoolers!! :)

  6. These would have been perfect for our row of Play With Me – will remember for next time. :)

    Thanks for linking to me, too!

  7. Do you use a certain program for making your worksheets and games?
    Denise Sawyer

  8. Jennifer D. says:

    Thanks for what you do. For using the gifts God has given you to bless others.

  9. Oh these are awesome!! Great job!!

  10. I love everything you do. Between yours and another site that you have as a favorite site. I am planning our entire home school preschool year. Thank you for all your work. You made me feel like I can do this .

  11. Hi Erica, thank you so much for all your wonderful resources, we enjoyed your Pond Theme and some of the letter M activities last week.
    http://trudie-jollymommy.blogspot.com/2011/08/pond-theme-and-letter-m.html

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