March brings the beginning of spring and Saint Patrick's Day! Here is a cheerful activity to brighten up your Saint Patrick's Day festivities this year. A lucky rainbow coloring page for kids! Perfect for a rainy day activity or at a preschool party.
I created this adorable Christmas bingo game set for my daughter's upcoming preschool classroom party. She absolutely loves an alphabet bingo game I picked up at a yard sale so when it came time to pick a party activity I thought this would be perfect. An easy print and cut game. I opted to use kisses for the game pieces as a special treat they can take home after the party. Once they get four in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) they'll shout "Bingo" or for a fun alternative "Merry Christmas".
The downloadable file at the end of this post includes 5 PDF pages with 8 game boards and the 16 calling pieces. Print as many of the boards as you need and the calling pieces. I cut the boards and pieces first and then used a home laminating machine. You certainly do not have to laminate them but I plan on using them for a few parties this season. My daughter has 17 classmates so I do have duplicate boards, but we're just playing for fun so multiple winners per round will work out just fine.
Game boards include crop marks for trimming to size. Personal Use Only.
The holidays are here! To help your kids make out their wish lists here is a free coloring page printable. Enjoy!
I am a huge fan of coloring pages! They allow kids to express their own creativity and color however they see things. To say thanks to my wonderful supporters this holiday season I hope you will enjoy this Thanksgiving turkey coloring page! An easy last minute free printable that your little guests can enjoy while the adults gather and chat. Happy Thanksgiving!
Several months ago we started to have more frequent tantrums and issues with not being nice to our friends at school. In effort to gain control of the situation, I went in search of ideas to help teach good behavior to our always moving, very active, strong willed three year old. Like most young children, our little one loves stickers. We have books and books of stickers. Most days we all end up with a sticker on our hand or shirts. And like most children they all love rewards. Julianne always looked forward to Thursdays at school when she knew that she would be getting a treat out of the treasure chest if she had been good that week. So I decided to put together our own behavior reward chart to use at home!
Our chart has six rows with six boxes to fill with reward stickers. It might have been to much for our first go around, but I made some easy attainable tasks for her. We decided to start with cleaning up toys, taking a nap, sharing with others, not hurting our friends, listening to Mommy and Daddy, and having a good bedtime. I recommend starting slow with easy tasks so your child can get used to the reason for the chart. Our first chart included some lovely hand drawn stick figure drawings to help her remember what they were. We found some super cute paw print stickers at The School Box to fill our boxes with.
Here are some helpful tips for behavior reward charts: - The purpose of the behavior reward chart is to help you child learn good behavior on their own. Do not try to set them up to earn a sticker. For example. don't say to them "If you clean up your toys you will earn a sticker". You want your child to be excited about getting a sticker all on their own. - If they do a task while away from home, congratulate them on the spot for earning a sticker and then give them a sticker when you get home. I had trouble remembering to do this, but if you tell your child they earned a sticker they will most likely remind you when you get home. - Never take away stickers! On several occasions a sticker was earned for doing a task and then two seconds later the misbehavior starts. Ah, life with a child is always a roller coaster ride!
Now for the fun part - rewards! I rewarded her with a small treat from a treasure box for each row completed. I filled a box with things from the dollar store and the Target dollar bins. I did not put candy in our treasure chest, because if she filled a row right before bedtime I didn't want her picking out a lollipop! Once all the rows were filled in she earned her big reward goal! She picked her big reward goal out before starting the chart so it is something she is excited about.
We love our charts so much that I am so happy to share these with you! You have two options - cats or dogs - to choose from. The free printable files include editable text fields for entering in your child's name, tasks, and big reward goal before printing. Or you can simply print and write everything in. Enjoy!
Here are some helpful tips for working with the editable text fields: - You will need to have the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed for the fields to work. You can go here to get the latest version: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ - To enter text in to boxes simply click inside any text box with your mouse/cursor. Once the text box has changed color to transparent you can begin typing your text. - To bring up text editing tools hit ctrl+e (or cmd+e if you're on a mac) and you'll be able to change the font, size, color, and alignment of the text. Please note: you will need to use a font that is installed on your computer for any editable text. - To save your edited chart click on File -> Save As. Save the file to a location on your computer.
These cute little bookmarks were designed by yours truly for Bird's Party! I have one of these holding my place in a book I am currently reading. It's super easy to print out the printable file and cut them out. You can also punch a small hole at the top of the bookmark and add a ribbon.
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