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Do you have little ones learning the Days of Creation? Today I’m happy to report that I’ve updated all of our Creation themed preschool printables, and even added in a few new extra games and activities. Best of all, I’ve combined them into an activity pack which is available FREE to our subscribers! Grab these creation preschool printables today!
Days of Creation Activity Pack contains the following:
- Creation Bookmarks
- Creation Story Coloring Book
- Creation Story Bulletin Board Display
- Creation Minibook
- Creation Story Wheel
- Creation Mobile Craft
- Creation Memory Match Game
- Creation Wordwall Cards
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Bible ABC Coloring
A complete set of Bible Alphabet coloring pages from Adam to Zacchaeus. These full page coloring pages are just right for children's ministry or outreach. You could even plan a Letter of the Week Bible program around these key Bible characters and concepts.
Bible ABC Handwriting
A complete set of Bible Alphabet handwriting pages from Adam to Zacchaeus. These handwriting worksheets include tracing, coloring and a a place for a sticker. Combine these with your letter of the week activities or during your Sunday School lessons.
Bible ABC Cursive Handwriting
A complete set of Bible Alphabet cursive handwriting pages from Adam to Zacchaeus. These handwriting worksheets include tracing, coloring and a a place for a sticker and match our Bible ABC tracing pages. Combine these with your letter of the week activities or during your Sunday School lessons.
10 Commandments Activity Pack
100+ pages of activities, games, and worksheets for teaching children the Ten Commandments. You'll find Bible copywork pages, coloring sheets, file folder learning centers, handouts and more. Great for Sunday School and children's outreach programs.
10 Commandments Handwriting Pack
50+ pages! This is a set of printables for 10 different holidays you'll have a fantastic set of craft cards, worksheets, activities, bible verses and more for these important holidays.
Over 25 different pages, filled with 200+ events from Biblical and World History. These cards are full color, ready to cut out and place in your assembled timeline. Children add in their own dates and notes for each event.
Genesis 1 Pack
Over 100 pages of Genesis 1 coloring, copywork, timeline, and bible verse cards you can use with you homeschool or children's ministry. These resources take children through the story of creation.
Note that we will email you as new resources are added but be sure to check our Newsletter Archives for more resources.
Letter of the Week Simplified! Over 650 pages of downloadable resources for teaching children the Alphabet one week at a time. For each letter of the alphabet you’ll receive 25 pages of activites, worksheets, charts, coloring pages, math explorations and more. Designed to keep the prep work to a minimum, our letter of the week Alphabet Curriculum can be spread over 26 weeks. View the sample pages above for a sample 3 and 4 day schedule. Suggested age range is Preschool to K4.
Spring is a fantastic time to learn about the life cycle of a plant!
I highly recommend that you take children out into the garden, plant some seeds and track the results! There is great satisfaction in cultivating and tending a garden and it will keep their little hands and hearts busy for hours. Some easy and quick growing plants: Sunflowers, Nasturtium, Peas, Green Beans, Marigolds, Tomatos.
HomeschoolClipart.com has some free plant life cycle printables:
We’ve even taken small lima beans and “planted” them in the classroom. Take a wet paper towel and crumple it into a plastic bag. Place a bean down the side of the bag so that it’s able to absorb the water from the towel, but so you can also see it as it grow. Close the bag and tape it up on the window. In a few days your children will be able to observe germination, the first roots, and the sprouting seedling. It’s a wonderful way to get hands on in the classroom.
Lima beans are perfect for dissecting, and allow children an inside look at the anatomy of a seed. Simply soak the seed for about an hour in some warm water and then provide children with small tweezers and things to inspect. You can usually pop the seeds open with your fingernails and once open children can find the first leaves, the food and the root.
These plant life cycle cards show progression from seed to seedling. Children order the different stages of the seed as roots form and the seedling emerges. We recommend leaving one set intact and cutting the additional set out for playing pieces.
These educational games have a flower theme and can easily be incorporated into your unit.
HomeschoolClipart.com has some free Flower Anatomy Printables
Our garden crafts can go alongside key gardening ideas, such as composting, fertilization, spacing, and plant knowledge in general.
For children who take an interested in planting and gardening you might want to print this free Garden Lapbook from Lapbook Lessons. Children can keep track of what they planted, how quickly it’s growing, learn about different tools, insects, and more! Add in some garden science by testing the ph levels of different soil samples around your house.
Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:
Young Scientists will make a terrarium, learn about underground habitats, explore the
different parts of plants, test the soil, design a mini-garden, grow all kinds of seeds,
perform plant experiments, identify bugs and their habitats, make a working sun dial,
and much more. Click Here
Claude Monet is well known for his beautiful water scenes! This is a fun (and messy) finger painting craft that will leave children with beautiful results. The materials used are simple and you’re sure to have them on hand in your art supply closet. I suggest you try this craft beforehand to get a feel for removing the tape.
- Cardstock Paper
- Painters Tape or Masking Tape
Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:
Art Project Tutorial:
For this craft you'll need some masking
tape to make your bridge shape. I cut our
tape in half to get thinner strips. You want to form the shape of the bridge
using your masking tape. You can do this
for younger children if needed. Press down to make sure that no paint will
come through the tape. Give children an image of Monet's Bridge
over a Pond of Water Lilies and a paper
plate to blend on. Using fingers, begin to dab the colors onto
the paper. Go ahead and dab over the
bridge. Encourage children to cover their entire
sheet of paper, It will create a more
dramatic effect when the tape is removed. Time to let your project dry. When it's dry remove the tape carefully
and slowly. Be careful as you pull the tape, you will
start to see the shape of the bridge. I didn't wait long enough and the tape
began to pull up the paper as well. It's
okay, still looks great, but not as crisp. Stand back and enjoy your work!
For this craft you'll need some masking tape to make your bridge shape. I cut our tape in half to get thinner strips.
You want to form the shape of the bridge using your masking tape. You can do this for younger children if needed.
Press down to make sure that no paint will come through the tape.
Give children an image of Monet's Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies and a paper plate to blend on.
Using fingers, begin to dab the colors onto the paper. Go ahead and dab over the bridge.
Encourage children to cover their entire sheet of paper, It will create a more dramatic effect when the tape is removed.
Time to let your project dry.
When it's dry remove the tape carefully and slowly.
Be careful as you pull the tape, you will start to see the shape of the bridge.
I didn't wait long enough and the tape began to pull up the paper as well. It's okay, still looks great, but not as crisp.
Stand back and enjoy your work!
Use our printables to teach children the Scientific Method. You can print the chart and laminate it to hang in your classroom or cut out the strips for children to practice putting them in order. Great review for children learning to take the necessary steps when performing an experiment.
Teaching about the Scientific Method has never been so easy! With these full-color charts, handouts, and step-by-step journal pages this print & go Science Notebook can be used for any experiment. 31 pgs. Click Here
A printable chart you can hang in your classroom, or give to children to keep in their science notebooks. Additionally, you can cut an extra copy into sequencing strips to aid children in remembering the steps.
A simple step by step worksheet featuring the scientific method. This is great for review, or even beginning to explain the process to children.
I made these to use with my children as we learn to put the Scientific Method into action. This is a set of 6 steps, that will take children through the process of asking a question, forming a hypothesis, testing with variables, recording, interpreting and reporting information
Step 1: Ask a Question
Step 2: Research Topic
Step 3: State your Hypothesis
Step 4: Test your Hypothesis
Step 5: Analyze your Results
Step 6: Report Your Results
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The Human brain is fascinating! We’ve got some fantastic crafts, activities and printables you can use during your Brain or Nervous System Unit Study. These resources are intended to spark intrigue and wonder within your children. You’ll find Brain Labeling Worksheets, Optical Illusions, Printable Puzzles, Crafts, Models and more. During your unit study of the brain consider exposing children to various mind benders, optical illusions, brain games and the like.
Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:
Make a Brain Hat
This is an awesome activity, and really got my children excited about our upcoming lesson on the brain! We downloaded this craft free from EllenJMcHenry.com, where you can find TONS of other amazing science resources
Brain Learning Center
We've got a brain file folder game over on our sister site: FileFolderFun.com There is also a Nerve labeling game for children who are learning about the Nervous System. Both games have a follow up worksheet to "Show you Know"
Printable Brain Puzzle
Help children easily learn the names of the different lobes of the brain by printing out our brain puzzle. Print on heavy cardstock and laminate for best results. Then cut along the dividing lines of each lobe.
Nervous System Charts
Use these charts to explain to children that the nervous system is made up of the brain, the spinal cord, and neurons. These are great for recording key facts from text books to store in your journals or lapbooks
Sometimes making a simple construction paper model is a great way to learn more about something. We used some brightly colored printer paper to make these electric neurons and later labeled each part.
Brain Coloring & Worksheets
Homeschool Clipart has a variety of coloring pages, worksheets and notebooking pages you can use to enhance your unit study on the human brain.,
Egg Carton Spinal Cord
I made this to use as a visual demonstration for how the spinal cord can bend, as well as discuss the nervous system with the string also be a great project for older children. Needle/Thread: Egg Carton, Noodle.
Printable Stroop Test
This is a fun activity where children try to say the colors of the color words as fast as they can. (So the top row they'd say, "Red, Black, Green, Blue, Yellow, Red") It's more difficult then it looks and makes for lots of giggles. Ask children why it's so hard?
What could be more fun then actually making a JELLO brain! You can get a brain mold from Jello for under $5, and you're children are sure to use this again and again over the years!
We have organized all of our Notebooking printables onto one simple page! You'll find some great resources for implementing the notebooking method in your homeschool classroom!
Printable Writing Guides
We've recently created some amazing writing guides for beginning and reluctant readers. Currently you can purchase Poetry, Biography, Research, and Instructions in our online e-store. Be sure to subscribe if you would like updates when new titles are released!
Tons of free lapbooks on our sister site LapbookLessons.com
Bible Timeline & Notebooking
We are using the Mystery of History in our classroom this year, and this page has all of the crafts, activities and printables that we'll be using alongside this amazing program!
Homeschool Planning Forms
I'm acutally a very minimal planner, but here are a couple of the different planning worksheets that I've made over the past few years.
Scientific Method Printables
Use our printables to teach children the Scientific Method. You can print the chart and laminate it to hang in you classroom, or cut out the strips for children to practice putting them in order. There is also a worksheet for children to take the necessary steps when preforming an experiment.
Bible Verse Study for Kids
These Weekly Bible Verse Worksheets are great for children of all ages. These are weekly bible verse memory sheets that give children something to work on for each day of the week. There is a KG version and a K-3 version. The K-3 version includes space for copywork in print or cursive. This is a great way to motive your kiddos to learn their verses!
Free Writing Charts for Kids
Our Writing Guides are for beginning and reluctant writers. I developed these step by step writing resources to children get their ideas on paper in an organized fashion. There are fun characters Read more about our writing guides, or check out details for each guide below:
Summer Reading for Homeschoolers
Creating a Summer Reading chart is a fantastic way to keep kids learning throughout the Summer months. Visit your local library and stock up on fun books your child is interested in. Often times your library will have their own Summer reading program you can participate in as well!
Dinosaur Report Printables
We've got some fantastic Dinosaur Notebooking through a dinosaur research report. These are We've got some fantastic Dinosaur Notebooking poster board for a great end-of-the-year project.pages you can use to help guide your children
Science Printables & Activities
We are learning about the human body and I've been making some fun printables to go alongside our lessons. You'll find visual charts, notebooking pages, printable games, crafts and more!
Printable Number Math Mats
These printable math mats have a fun Buggy theme! There are coordinating number cards 1-12, and each card includes the number, written form, and a picture of the corresponding amount of bugs.
Shell Identification Mats
Children love sorting sea shells. Simply sorting them by shape makes a great activity for preschool aged. I made these so that my kiddos could have fun aged children, and the older ones love to learn the different names of all the shells. I found so many different "names' for the shells, you're welcome to change them as needed
Click on any of these links above to be led to a treasure trove of homeschool printables for every age, grade level, and subject! We’ve enjoyed creating them for your use at home or even in a classroom setting. Download them today!
On this page you’ll find lots of free crafts and activity ideas for learning about Japan! We really enjoyed learning about Japan, so much so that we even made a Japanese Lapbook to store many of the facts and information we learned. Our crafts and activities are a great way to enhance your unit study or thematic lesson. Children can make a japanese windsock, woodblock prints, fans, sumi-e paintings, origami, paper lanterns and more.
Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:
Japanese Koi Fish Salt Painting
A fun textured way to create a stunning overhead view of Koi fish in a pond below. Children love to learn this art technique and will apply it to many other projects after instruction.
Japanese Woodblock Printing
There are so many wonderful forms of art from Japan, and this is one that children will absolutely love! Woodblocking is definitely a Family craft as Mom and Dad can makes some stunning creations as well. Children design their own print then experiment with varying amounts of ink.
Japanese Kimono Art
This is a stunning kimono art project for children. Using bleeding tissue paper children can create watercolor like designs so that each kimono turns out unique and beautiful.
Japanese Carp Kite
Technically a windsock and not a kite, these look amazing hanging up in your classroom and children can also fly them around outside! This was one of our favorite projects during our unit study on Japan.
Sumi-e Starter Kit
Sumi-e is the timeless art of Japanese brush painting. Sumi-e works are typically made up of just a few brushstrokes, but the graceful birds, fish, and plant life they depict seem to move on the page. This portable kit contains all the materials youll need to get started, plus an instructional booklet covering the history of sumi-e and step-by-step techniques to master the four basic strokes necessary to complete any painting
Sumi-e Japanese Painting
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese painting involving a bamboo brush, ink, and rice paper. Even young children can learn the different techniques and brush strokes of this ancient art technique. These paintings are worthy of your family gallery or make an origami frame with the instructions below.
Japanese Fan Craft
Print up some fun Japanese themed fans for your children to decorate. Then add in a Popsicle Stick to make them into Japanese Fans! These make wonderful activities for workshops and co-op classes. They are simple with their ready to color designs, or use our blank template and let children design their own.
Japan Coloring Pages
This is a small collection of coloring pages your children can complete. These would look beautiful with colored pencils or even pencil pastels.
Japanese Paper Lanterns
The beautiful paper lanterns that adorn the streets of Japan during festivals and holidays are like non other! These paper lanterns are made with a little decorative origami paper and some simple cutting techniques! These look fantastic hung through out your class room during your unit study.
Origami Photo Frame
The beautiful patterns of Origami paper can be used for more then just paper folding! Try out this decoupage photo frame to display your favorite piece of Japanese artwork. Use Modge Podge to adhere different colors of Origami paper to a craft frame.
Japanese Fan Craft
You can make these authentic looking Japanese fans with some scrapbook paper, some raffia and a few beads! This is a great beginner activity and when you use your Fans with just a little bit of leftover scrapbooking Fans with just a little bit of leftover scrapbooking paper, some raffia and a few beads! This is a great beginner activity and the fans actually work!
Japanese Sandal Craft
This craft is perfect for learning about Japanese customs. We used a bit of origami to decorate the bottoms too! Fill them up with some Japanese candy such as Hi-Chew, or Rice Candy!
Origami for Kids
You can print up this free "Origami by Me" pocket for children to store all of their origami creations. There are so many cute tutorials online or you can purchase a simple origami book for kids.
Free Japan Lapbook
We have an amazing free Japan lapbook on our sister site LapbookLessons.com
• 3 great starter books
• 55 fun-to-do projects
• Over 1,000 easy-to-follow illustrations
• 96 sheets of authentic origami paper in
traditional vibrant hues, rainbow patterns,
and metallic colored foils Click Here
Learning about famous artists can be lots of fun and a great opportunity for children to explore different techniques and mediums. Follow along with us as we explore the different masterpieces and create ourown artistic interpretations! For each famous artist we include a suggest reading as well as a printable reference guide for the back of your child’s art. We suggest framing your creations with black construction paper for a finished look. Paste the famous artist reference card on the back of your project
Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:
What Makes a…..Series is published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are perfect for grades 6-8, or as a read aloud with late elementary students. I would recommend this set as a purchase for your classroom, it will last for years to come. We personally own these and they are filled with information about each artist and feature many colorful photographs and explanations of their work.
Van Gogh Art Project
Van Gogh is the name every young child knows, and Starry Night is the title they remember! Uses this fun technique to create movement on your canvas!
Claude Monet Art Project
Claude Monet is well known for his beautiful water scenes! This is a fun (and messy) finger painting craft that will leave children with beautiful results.
Andy Warhol Art Project
Children who love to use bright colors love to create Warhol inspired artwork. You can use our pre-printed Warhol artist cards, or use this activity to teach children how to transfer and copy images.
Miro Art Project
Miro has an amazing surrealist quality to his work, making him a fun artist to study. Children can get creative with their doodles and have fun with this easy project. Give children a black sharpie marker and encourage them to explore lines and shapes. Show them how to make shapes inside of shapes and color block.
Here are three different ways your children can create beautiful representations of Mondrian's artwork. This is a great beginner craft for young children.
Georges Seurat Art Project
Pointillism is a fun artistic technique for any age level! Children enjoy making these representational pieces of artwork. This is a great craft for children who like to work on details. arranged on canvas to create
Jackson Pollock Art Project
Okay, what kid doesn't love to splatter paint? We're using a bit of splatter and a bit of blowing to make our Action Jackson paintings!
Henri Matisse Art Project
Matisse had a very colorful style to his artwork, and in his later years he used paper cut-out arranged on canvas to create
Van Gogh Art Project
The Potato Eaters is not only a great painting to study context but also to study light and shawdows. Children can recreate this hanging oil lamp with oil pastels.
Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists is a great series for younger children. Each book features a different artist, showcasing their work, their life, and sometimes their quirkiness! There is just enough here to give children a good idea of who the artist was and some ways to identify their work.
These printable nets can be helpful for teaching young students geometry and geometric concepts.
Plus they are sorta fun to make!
We recommend you print your nets on colored paper. Â This makes it more fun and colorful.
You can print on cardstock and laminate if you’re making a classroom set, but we’ve just used regular strength printer paper for this set.
Cut your nets out carefully, the tabs are in light gray and can be difficult to see on the colored paper, so go slow!
Crease all your folds. Â We assembled ours so that the lines are inside the shape and don’t show.
Use a glue stick on the tabs for best results.
Here is how our cube looks when assembled!
They won’t be perfect, but they are an inexpensive way to add a little hands on fun to your math lessons.
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I have recently updated our Free Preschool Printables section of PreschoolMom.com!
We have over 30 themes with numerous printables and activities you can use in your homeschool or classroom.
Here’s a sneak peek…..Click Here for links to all these units!
Be sure to check out more resources at KindergartenMom.com
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Many of these sets include handwriting practice, alphabet themes, printable charts, file folder games, wordwall cards, crafts, science activities and more!