Since my Teeny Tot loves Puppies, we went with that for our Pet theme this month. She is currently 2.5 years old, so we’re keeping it light. She is excited about school this year, and is eager to have her own work to do! I want to point out that I do most of this because she has older siblings. If your toddler is your oldest, don’t feel pressure to do tons of activities with them! Let them lead you, if you sense they are frustrated, take a break for the day or move on to something else. At this age, just keep it fun and light!
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Bible Verse: “And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” Genesis 1:24
Prewriting Skills: It’s always good to practice basic handwriting skills just to get your fine-motor skills tuned. It takes time to be able to trace lines and so have patience!
Pre-writing practice worksheets: We use dry-erase markers on these, you can either laminate the pages, or use page protectors so the worksheets remain re-usable.
Large letter tracing: She was tracing all over on both of these worksheets, but the more we practice this, the better she’ll get.
Math Concepts: These activities are all centered around practicing basic math principles such as one-to-one correspondence, counting, sorting, and logical thinking skill building.
Magnet Page: One to One correspondence activity. We use these power magnets from Amazon.
Number Counting Cards: We had some cute little dog bones that she used. We counted together and put the correct amount of bones on each card based on the number on it.
Smallest to largest size sorting activity. I was impressed with the Teeny Tot’s skills here, she did these all on her own and we talked about which was the smallest and largest.
Puppy Matching: I printed 2 copies of this page and cut one apart, and left one whole. We then matched up the puppy cards to the one on the game board. You can also cut both copies then flip them over and use them as a memory matching game.
Number Order Puzzle: This is one of my new logical thinking and number order puzzles. If you put the pieces in number order you’ll have a completed puzzle.
Pattern Activity: This is a little beyond what my Teeny Tot can understand right now, so I helped her out with it. I think after repeating these types of activities though she’ll get it soon enough!
Motor-Skills Practice: These activities are all geared towards getting those little muscles working. They work on muscle coordination, fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
Lacing activity: This was a little crazy, she didn’t quite get the concept to go around the puppy, but instead just went in and out of random holes in the card, but that’s okay, she’s just getting started‘
Cutting Skills: We’re still working on proper scissor hold and it just takes some time to get it down pat so don’t get frustrated, just give your children ample opportunity! With rounded child scissors of course!
Coloring Page: Right now we’re using Crayola washable, erasable colored pencils. I’m a big fan of all things “washable” these days!
Do-A-Dot Page: One of our favorite activities…not washable might I add…are the do-a-dot marker pages! You can find Do-a-dot markers on Amazon and at most craft stores! The goal is to place one dot inside each circle.
Letter Poke Page: I took a leap with this activity, but the Teeny Tot did remarkably well with it. We used an OVERSIZED push pin ( I found mine at an office supply store, you may also want to check Wal-m*rt or Target’s office section). She was instructed to poke a hole along the letter outlines. She actually did do that then proceeded to poke holes all over the paper. I think she just liked poking holes, but I was impressed with her focus on this activity. Of course I would suggest parental supervision if using a pokey object ;o)
Click here to download the Preschool Puppy Pack!
The file should open inside your browser window, if it doesn’t, right click on the link above and select “SAVE LINK AS”. You will be directed to save the file to your hard drive.
I hope you enjoy the Preschool Puppy Pack!
I can’t get it to download. My preschoolers love these activities. They have fun and learn hand eye coordination , numbers, letters ,etc. at the same time. I have fun watching them grow each day.
Hi Connie, If you’re having trouble clicking the link, try to RIGHT click on it, and select “SAVE LINK AS”. You should be prompted to save the file to your hard drive.
Thank you! These are so cute! My youngest is 4, and he loves having ‘his own’ school work to do. This is perfect because some of it is easy for him and some of it is hard – a good combo for us!
I used your printables last year and taught my twins the alphabet. This will help with cutting, patterning, and sorting skills while still letting them have fun. They are almost 4 and I believe that your materials are developmentally appropriate and fun. While older brother is in school at home they get to learn and enjoy what they are doing. Thanks!!
I agree that your materials ARE developmentally appropriate. My 3 year-old daughter thoroughly enjoys your packs. Thank you for all of your hard work and for sharing these materials! I can’t wait to work these materials with her!
I am really enjoying your puppy pack with my 3 year old. It is a good transition into the Letter of the Week curriculum we will be starting in a few months. I had an idea for the puppy match up game for kids who can’t quite get the memory style game but are breezing through the match up when one page is left whole. We are going to try printing the card on two different colors of paper. That way when playing the memory style game my son know to turn over one card of each color. He still has to match them up memory game style but has fewer options so it is a bit easier. Thought there might me some other kids that could benefit from this same modification.
I really loved your materials as well as my preschool students..I thank you so much for sharing us your wonderful ideas.
God bless you and your family!
Just found this on pinterest and I am so excited to start doing this with my son. What a wonderful resource! Can’t wait to dive into this site and see that else it has to offer!
Thank You Erica!!!!!! I just downloaded a number of items and they are all wonderful. It’s so generous of you to share them with all of us!!!!!
Thank you for this fabulous pack – I am going to be using it with my group of under-5’s tomorrow as we have 6 little puppies coming to entertain us! We’ll be using some of your wonderful pages to strengthen their letter ‘P’ and counting skills. Thank you again!