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These Christmas Bible nativity activities for kids include crafts, readers, Bible stories, lesson plans for teachers, posters, games, songs, & more!
I'm very excited to introduce the newest unit that has been added to my Bible Curriculum for Toddlers, Pre-K, & Kinders

"God's Gift" is a Christmas unit mapped out especially for your choice of Toddlers, Pre-K, or Kindergarten kiddos. It includes FIVE easy to follow, 60-90 minute lesson plans that were made with Sunday School in mind, but are also a perfect fit for church curriculum, Sunday School teachers, Homeschool Parents, Christian parents, and Christian school teachers. 

---Update: An additional 6th BONUS LESSON has been added!---


The unit includes a Big Truth: God's Gift Is Jesus and Bible Verse: 1 John 4:10 "God...loved us and sent his son." that are reiterated throughout all of the lessons in the unit. Colorful posters of the Big Truth and Bible Verse for your classroom are available to print.


The lessons included each have their own unique mini-truth while also reiterating the Big Truth of the unit that God's Gift Is Jesus. The lessons are as follows:


(Update: An additional 6th BONUS LESSON: SIMEON SEES JESUS has been added!) 

Each lesson included can each be used for a 60-90 minute class time, depending on which activities you choose to use. This allows for an easy stopping point if class time is running short or long. Easy-to-follow teacher directions are available so that you can simply print and hand to whoever is teaching the class! 


Also included in the unit are TONS of activity sheets, craftivities, class & student books, games, song & song poster, Big Truth & Bible Verse posters, teacher instructions & more...


One of my personal favorite activities in the unit is letting the kiddos break apart uncooked spaghetti noodles, match the sizes to the pieces of hay in the picture, and glueing them on. There is something very therapeutic and stress relieving about breaking uncooked spaghetti! 



Much prayer was spent before making each Bible lesson in the unit. My goal with all of my Bible curriculum is to retell the Bible stories in a way that helps little learners understand God's Word while also meeting them where they're at and building their skills. My prayer was that God would help me simplify each story for these younger loves, without taking away from it. 

The following student stories/emergent readers (plus full sized corresponding colorful class books) use easy-to-read text and are packed full of sight words! Kids will LOVE having their very own kid-friendly version of the stories to take home with them after the lesson each week. They are a great way to get parents and siblings engaged in the stories the kids are learning in your class. Hopefully, they will re-read (or help their little learner read) the emergent readers at home!



I have truly enjoyed creating every unit that is added to my Bible curriculum and hope that you and your littles are blessed by it as well! 


Here are the links for purchasing:

You can save a lot of money by purchasing all of the units in a bundle rather than separately:
 Bible Curriculum Bundle for Toddlers, Pre-K, & Kinders

OR purchase this Christmas unit separately:
"God's Gift" Christmas Bible Unit

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These Christmas Bible nativity activities for kids include crafts, readers, Bible stories, lesson plans for teachers, posters, games, songs, & more!


Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your family!

-Til next time
    
These Chinese New Year activities for kids are the perfect addition to the other crafts, lesson plans, and books you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade students!

So...I have a confession to make.
I might just happen to be a Panda Express lover. Ok, so I really, really am. In fact, this year my friend, knowing how much I love orange chicken, gave me a Panda Express gift card that was disguised in a cute little Chinese food box full of fortune cookies! I wish I had taken a picture of it! 

Anyway, the Chinese New Year is right around the corner.
And 2020 is the year of the...rat. 

I'd like to share a Chinese New Years Activity Pack with you that's full of many different activities to choose from.
--> It also updates each year to match whatever the new year it is! <--



From emergent readers to a variety of craftivities...
...rhyming, beginning, vowel, and ending sounds...
...mazes, posters & pocket chart pieces...


...labeling worksheets, ABC order and counting by 2s...


...Write the Room, Flip Book, & Graphic Organizer
SO much is included!

And now...I leave you with a virtual fortune cookie! 
Wishing you tons of luck this year 
(and orange chicken too)!

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These Chinese New Year activities for kids are the perfect addition to the other crafts, lesson plans, and books you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade students!

These Chinese New Year activities for kids are the perfect addition to the other crafts, lesson plans, and books you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade students!

Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

Happy New Year!
    

It's time to get ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 
Are your lesson plans ready?
I have some amazing resources to share with you that will help you plan.

The first set of activities is from this:
Martin Luther King Jr. Pack for Kinders

This pack includes 9 different types of resources for you to use on MLK Jr. Day:
1) "I Have a Dream" Emergent Reader
2) MLK 3 pieces puzzles in Black/White & Color
(Use them for fast finishers, to send home for fun, or have students paste them together on a writing prompt!)
3) I Have a Dream Color-by-Number
4) I Have a Dream Writing Prompt
5) All About Dr. King Graphic Organizer
6) I Have a Dream Cloud Cut-Out (1-2 sentence writing prompt)
7) All About Dr. King Facts Organizer
8) Pocket Chart Pieces
9) Full Sized Vocabulary Classroom Posters

Another fun, quick, and easy resource is this MLK Jr Flip Book.


The MLK Jr Flip Book has two character pictures to choose from. Let your students choose which one they prefer to use!



Either one they choose will look great along the side of their flip book!



The first tab has students writing down some basic facts All About MLK Jr.


We all have dreams! Have your students think about what one of their biggest dreams is and write it down.


Do you ever wish you could travel back in time and talk to this famous leader? What would you say? The next page has students practicing letter writing.


Next, have some fun seeing what words you can make out of the name "Martin."


Then bust out your artistic skills and illustrate a picture of MLK Jr giving one of his speeches.



Finally, spend some time thinking about MLK Jr and write down 5 words that describe him.


Glue all of the tabs at the top of each page together. Then pick which MLK Jr character you want to glue to the side.



Get the MLK Jr Flip Book HERE!




Here is a great video about MLK's life that you can show your littles.

We also talk about respect during our MLK unit. 
We learn and sing this RESPECT rap:


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Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

-Til next time
      
These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your Kindergarten or First grade students!
Another New Year is here - bringing along more fresh starts and more opportunities to make New Year's resolutions! 

If you're like me, you find yourself making resolutions every year to become more prepared, organized, and ahead in your lesson planning. This year, I'm helping my kiddos think about goals and resolutions they want to make for the new year.

We're going to do that with this simple and easy to make New Years Flip Book.
Students start out choosing a boy or girl character they'd like to represent them. There are 10 to pick from...5 boys and 5 girls. 
Each character has a place for your student to write their name so that they can proudly own their goals and resolutions!
The first resolution page encourages students to consider what they will eat in the new year. This is a great time to have discussions on healthy eating. My daughter made the sample below and decided she wants to eat more healthy grapes this year! 
The next resolution page has students considering what books they would like to read. They might have a specific book they want to read...or maybe they have a certain number of books they'd like to read!
Next, what are your kiddos going to play this year? Maybe they are going to try to play something new, like a new sport or activity. Or maybe they want to try to play with something they haven't played with in a long time. 
The next resolution page is my favorite! Who will your student help this year and how will they help that person? 
Where will your kiddos visit this year? Somewhere they've never been? Or maybe a favorite location? It might be a museum, a park, or even grandma's house! 
Finally, have your students make a short and quick reference list of 5 goals they have for the new year!
You can get the New Year's Flip Book HERE
You can get the New Year's Flip Book HERE

Another way to incorporate New Year's Resolutions is with an emergent reader that ties in both reading and writing practice! 

The emergent reader is 6 pages long. It includes simple sentences that were made with Kindergarten and First grade in mind. 


I tried to include as many high frequency words as I could into each page. 


Practice counting to ten on the fourth page! And check out what midnight looks like on a clock on page five! 


The last page is my favorite... It sneaks some writing practice into the reading activity! Students write three short and simple resolutions. 

This emergent reader is included with many other New Year's activities in a pack. 
You can get that pack of New Year's Activities HERE
You can get these New Year's Activities HERE

I love that some of my kiddos are wanting to make reading more as one of their resolutions. I found these fun New Year's bookmarks from Let's Learn S'more that are FREE on Pinterest:
This noise maker is always a big hit too...even older kids LOVE making noise!
One last idea...
This New Year's fireworks paint activity is always a simple but fun one!
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These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your Kindergarten or First grade students!

These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your Kindergarten or First grade students!

Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

-Til next time
    
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