Free 2014 Planets Calendar Set

The next calendar theme is Planets. This is something we are going to be studying at the start of November so I thought it would be fun to have a calendar to go with our Space theme. This also goes nicely with the Space Pack that is on the site. I am using different images for this calendar set but it can still work together.

I did want to have some fun with this calendar set. It has two different types one with a white background and the other background is black. I made both because I know not everyone will want to print that much black!

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There are always many ways to use the calendar cards. Don’t forget to check out the Different Ways to Use calendar Cards. This is some fun ways you can use the cards without using a calendar pocket chart.

I said there was a few different kinds of for this calendar set. The pattern set has the sun, Earth and the moon. It is in an ABC pattern.

This is what the black background looks like:

Free 2014 Planets Calendar Set -

This is how it looks on the white background:

Free 2014 Planets Calendar Set -

For the random I usually do 6 images repeated but for this I did 9 images repeated through the calendar. All the plants plus the sun. (No Pluto is not in the calendar set).

Here is a look at the white background. You can see the first 6 images.

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Here is a look at the black background. You can see the last 3 images and the restart of the images.

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Planets Calendar Printables -

What you will Find in these Planets Calendar printables:
Planets Calendar set: Days of the weeks, November, December, 2014, 2015, and 1 to 30 numbers (3×3) (black or White).
Planets Pattern Calendar: November, December 2014, 2015, and 1 to 30 numbers (3×3) (black or White).
Planets Single Page Calendar: 3 pages of November, December, 2014 – color pattern, trace and color number

Things to use with this Planets Calendar Set:

Also check out the Space pack! It has over 100 pages of activities!

Space pack

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Halloween Cookie Cutter Fun

We have been having fun exploring some fine motor activities with Halloween themed cookie cutters! This is tons of fun to explore the colors and how creative you kids can be exploring different combination of items to make the picture in the cookie cutter.

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This activity works in creative and fine motor at the same time. You can use almost any time to make these. I used parts from our Eyeball Sensory Bin and the glass gems from the Fall Color Water Bead Search.

What you need: black rocks, colored wiggle eyes, eraser eyeballs (we got ours at Target), red glass gems, orange glass gems and yellow glass gems and cookie cutter set

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One of the best parts of this activity is that we included the fine motor and being creative. They had to think about what stuff they needed and how they would put it together. One of the challenges of this was to be able to pick up the cookie cutter and still have it look like your picture.

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Check out all the fun creations we made. It was so much fun we have done this several times and just love it. It is being creative and having fun at the same time.

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Check out these fun Halloween books we have been reading with these activities:

Check out these other Halloween Activities:

Check out all the Halloween activities on 3 Dinosaurs:

Halloween Activities on 3 Dinosaurs

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Free Color Word Playdough Mats

We love exploring colors. There are so many things you can do with color. This week we started working on the color words. I thought it would be fun to have a playdough mats to help with this. These are fun and easy to use and you could do almost anything with them.

Colors are a great preschool and kindergarten theme to explore. You can do it all year around or as part of the seasonal theme. You can do so much with them.

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This is the next color themed printable. These color playdough mats have a color word and samples of color. They match up really nicely with the Color Coloring Pages.

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We like to put the pages in sheet protectors or laminate them so we can use them over and over. I try and match up the playdough with the color. It makes for fun hands on learning.

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Don’t limit yourself to just thinking you can only use playdough with them. We often use other items to fill in the spaces. Try some of these ideas:

Free Color Word Playdough Mats-

What you will find in these printables:

  • Word out line and 2 pictures of the color on each page
  • 11 pages
  • Colors words: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, brown, white, and gray

Here are some other things to use with these Color Word Playdough Mats printables:

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