What do You See in Church?

Teaching kids about what they’ll see inside the church when they attend mass is so important.  I have some worksheets and activities that can help teach or review what they’ll see inside the church!

To make it easier for little ones to understand what is going on during mass, it’s vital that they understand the items that they will see while there.  Use the pages as you walk around church explaining the items or after a tour of the church.  This will help them to feel more comfortable and know their way around the church.

To get elementary kids to participate in mass or even become altar servers, it’s key for them to know all the components used during mass and what they’ll see and use in church.  Their understanding of these items will allow them to be interested on what’s going on during the mass.

Have the kids match up the name of the item found inside the church to that item.

For big kids, you want to keep them coming to mass and being able to understand the elements used during mass or just seen inside the church makes them feel more welcomed.

Take the kids to church and write down the items that they can identify in church and on the sheet.

The more kids know about what they’ll see in church and used during mass, the more interested and happy they will be.  It increases their participation.

You can find these worksheet and activity packs in my Shop to help teach or review the items found inside the church (click on each image to view what’s included in each pack or add to your cart here)….

 

 

You can also find these games….

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I hope this helps and gives you some ideas to help the kids understand what’s inside the church!

 

 

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I Am Special Activity

Last year, I did a really fun activity with my kids. They loved it then and they really loved it again this year. So, I just had to share!!

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In the big open space, they draw a picture of themselves. They need to see what makes them special like the color of their hair, skin, eyes, and so on. Of course, they’re little ones, so they’re far from perfect, but they sure are fun!!

There’s also an area to put stickers down with their name on them or glue letters down. There’s also a blank line for them to write their names. On the side, there’s a cute poem about being unique. Finally, on the side, they can also put their fingerprint under the magnifying glass. Why??  Because each of us has a fingerprint that is unique to only us!!  To do this part, we just used an ink pad.

If you’re interested in this activity page, just click to….

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Here are some photos my kids in action with this page this year.  You’ll notice that I forgot my stickers at home, so we made due and used letter beads!!

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If you use this page, please leave a comment and let me know if your kids enjoyed it as much as mine did!!

 

 

Ash Wednesday Fun and Learning

Last night’s lesson was all about Ash Wednesday and how it’s the first day of Lent.  Advent and Lent are always interesting concepts to teach the kids when it’s all about “waiting” and “preparing”.  At their age, they’re just ready for Santa and the Easter Bunny.  They soak up the information like sponges!!

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After our discussion about Lent, we focused on Ash Wednesday and did this activity page.  Since we attend mass as part of class on Ash Wednesday, it’s important the kids know all about the ashes so they know what to expect.  After that, we practiced for mass….several times!!  Our final activity was a little craft that I made for the kids.  They colored the pictures to look like themselves and then we took black paint and put a cross on the foreheads with their thumb.

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To see the a few of the final projects, just click here to see them on Instagram.  You don’t have to have an account and it’s worth it because they’re just adorable for being 3-5 years old!!

 

 

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine, Commotion from the Ocean of Life, and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Giveaway: Alphabet & Number Practice Sheets Bundle

I’m happy to announce that I’m holding a giveaway at my shop at Teachers Notebook!!

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This is a huge 52 page bundle that is my complete “Alphabet Practice Sheets” and “Number Practice Sheets”.  The bundle sells for $10, which is a 20% savings from buying them separately.  There is 26 alphabet pages with 6 activities on each page for letters Aa-Zz.  There’s also 26 pages for number 0-25 with 8 activities on each page.  You can see the alphabet sheets if you click here and the number sheets if you click here to see all the full details of each individual product!!  You can also see the bundle if you click here.

One winner will be drawn on 10 October and you can earn 2 extra entries if you “pin it” to Pinterest and “share it” on Facebook.  For those of you who enter but don’t win, I will place this bundle on sale for 20% off for 48 hours after the giveaway ends so that you have a chance to get it at a discounted price as my “THANK YOU” for entering!!  Oh, and the individual products will be on sale as well for those that might not need or want the bundle.

If you’d like to enter this giveaway, just click the image above.  Good luck!!

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Christmas Printables

I’m working on some new Christmas materials to share with you all, but it’s taking so much time and I’ve just been so busy.  I’m sure that you can relate, as I’d be willing to be that you all have a lot going on too.  In the meantime, you can see the previous Christmas freebie printables that I’ve shared.

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If you’re looking for nativity ideas, please look here.  There’s 2 pages worth of things that I’ve shared in the past.  If you’re just looking for general Christmas, you can see those here.  There’s a few nativity that showed up on this list as well.

Also, last year when I did my “Nativity A Day”, I shared them on my personal blog.  You can find nativity printables here.  There’s more than a page of them.  For basic Christmas prinables, there’s several for you to look at.  You’ll find Christmas printables here andsome 12 Days of Christmas here.  If you read through this, you’ll find several Christmas materials.

I hope this keeps your kids and family busy having fun and learning for now.  There’ll be some new Christmas printables coming soon.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you find something that you can use.

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Meep!!

I had a request in my group for some printable activities for Beaker.  Beaker is one of the Muppets and he’s most seen in the science lab with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.  He always says “MEEP”!!

The things that I created for Beaker are pretty standard.  There’s a set of 4 9-piece jigsaw puzzles.  I also made a set of “label the color” cards.  Finally, there’s a Beaker tic-tac-toe game with a couple options for the tokens to play with.

Here’s a thumbnail of some of the pages….

All images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

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NOTE:  Beaker  © The Muppet Studio and I in no way lay claim to ownership of The Muppets, characters, tv show, or anything associated with such. This printable is for educational purposes only!!

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Counting Apples

Since this month starts fall/autumn and I had a request in my group, I decided to get a jump on it and start making things to share.  The request was for some counting mats with apples.

I’ve come up with Counting Apples for the Apple Tree and I went with the number word on the tree and the numeral on the basket.  That number of apples will be placed on the mat.  This activity will work on a couple of skills for little ones.  These mats are for counting 0-25.

Frame © Katie at Just So Scrappy and used with permission.  Clipart is from my personal files and it’s believed that I have permission to share what I create with them.

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There will be more apple….and fall/autumn….free printables to come!!

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Herry Monster and Telly Monster

There’s a 2-fer today!!  I have some Sesame Street printables featuring Telly Monster and Herry Monster.  They’re both cute and furry monsters!!

For Herry Monster, there’s a tic-tac-toe game and a set of “label the color” cards. 

For Telly Monster, there’s also a set of “label the color” cards.  There’s also a Count and Write 1-20 book.  It includes the triangles, or you could use stickers or any other items of choice.  Finally, there’s a set of basic 2-4 piece puzzles.

The last item is a set of memory cards featuring both monsters.  It also includes a box to store the cards in.

Images from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Around the Pirate Ship

I have another pirate game for you, mateys!!

This one is Around the Pirate Ship and it’s a file folder game (ffg) for adding or subtracting to 10.  Players start on the space and then add or subtract to get the sum to finish the problem.  To do so, they’ll place an addition or subtraction sign in the black spot on the game board.  1 or more players can play and there’s optional treasure chest tokens to keep track of how many signs were placed correctly.

Here’s a thumbnail view of this pirate’s ffg….

Graphics and Background ©  Shelley @ SpringHill Graphics with permission.

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Patriotic Calendar and Desk Sets

It’s almost time to go “back to school”, so this week, I’ll be creating and sharing things to use in the classroom (or at home) as we all head back in that direction.  Most will be calendar sets in a variety of color themes, but if time permits, I’ll also be making some other materials.

I call this first set patriotic because I used a red, white, and blue background.  It’s a great background with all the patriotic colors in a fun swirl.

The calendar set includes dates 1-31 with extras like “no school”, “birthday”, and a couple of others.  There’s also a set of numerals for 32-100 for those that use your calendars as a 100’s chart.  There’s also all 12 months of the year, as well as years from 2012 to 2017, so you can use this set for years to come!!  Finally, there’s a set of days to use on their own or use with the yesterday was, today is, and tomorrow will be cards.

In the desk set is a set of cubbie tags and desk plates.  Both include a blank for you to use as needed.  There’s also a 1-100 counting chart.  I also made a set of “home tags” which list several methods that the children go home.  These can be attached to the desk, used as a neck tag, or attached to the backpack.  Had my daughters teacher used these in 1st grade, I wouldn’t have had to be panicked when my daughter didn’t get off the bus!!  Finally, there’s some incentive sheets.  These are larger in size and can be used for behavior, reading, returning homework, or a number of other things.

Here’s a thumbnail view of what the calendar set looks like….

Here’s a thumbnail view of what the desk set looks like….

Patriotic backround © Print Candee at Print Candee with permission.

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NOTE:  Some of these files are very large in size.  I apologize if they download slow.  I’m not sure why they’re so large when there’s no graphics and only a background.

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Mr. Potato Head

Today, I have lots of printables for home or the classroom featuring Mr. Potato Head.  There’s even a few Mrs. thrown in with it!!

First up, there’s a set of 5×7 posters.  These include money, upper/lower case letters, numeral/number word, and colors. 

There’s one set of flashcards for days of the week and months of the year.  Mr. Potato Head’s face is used for a set of “label the color” cards.  Mr. Potato Head as Superman and Mrs. Potato Head as Wonder Woman are a set of shape matching cards with a storage box.  These are matching the shape to the shape word.  Finally for the cards, there’s a set of alphabet clothespin cards to match the lower case letter to the upper case letter that Mr. Potato Head is holding.

You’ll also find a set of banners featuring Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head.  These could be used for a themed party or to decorate your classroom!!  To go along with that, there’s a large set of bingo cards featuring Mr. Potato Head (and a few Mrs. Potato Head) dressed in fun ways.

Lastly, there’s a set of memory cards that I previously shared in another post.  These feature Mr. Potato Head wearing the gear of each of the NFL football teams.  However, there are 2 teams missing as he wasn’t available that way or there’s no images available.

Mr. (and Mrs.) Potato Head © Hasbro.  Images from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the printable items….

Posters and “Label the Color” Cards
Alpha Clothespin Cards, Bingo, Shape Match Cards, Days of the Week Flashcards, Banners, and Months of the Year Flashcards

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**PLEASE NOTE: Mr. (and Mrs.) Potato Head © Hasbro – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, or anything else pertaining to Mr. Potato Head.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!**

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Bugs Bunny

I know that it’s been forever (again) since I posted anything.  I’ve really been quite busy with life and also a little discouraged with finding my printables on GigaTribe again.  I just don’t understand the total lack of respect by people who download materials from me or any of the other blogs out there that has items like this available.  Anyway, onto the freebies that I have for you all!!

Yesterday was Bugs Bunny’s birthday, so I had a “challenge” in my group last weekend to make items celebrating this crazy rabbit.  However, my parents were visiting, so I didn’t get to participate in it myself last weekend.  I did get some materials made this week though!!

I created a set of basic puzzles, which are 2-4 pieces each.  There are vertical and horizontal strips, triangles and squares, and 1/2 puzzles.  There’s also a set of 9-piece jigsaw puzzles.  Finally for puzzles, you’ll find a set of number strip puzzles.  Some are numerical order and some are skip counting.

You’ll also find a set of “label the color” cards which feature Bugs face and the color of his face is labeled with the appropriate color.

Next, you’ll get a set of memory cards with a storage box.  There’s 24 images of Bugs Bunny being his silly self on each card.  He’s also seen munching a carrot on the box.  There’s also a Bugs Bunny tic-tac-toe with a couple varieties of tokens….all featuring Bugs.

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**PLEASE NOTE: Bugs Bunny © Warner Brothers – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, or anything else pertaining to Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!**

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.