Free Heart Counting Book

This month’s FreeHomeschoolDeals.com printable is a fun Counting Heart Book! It is a great book theme for Valentines.

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This set of printables matches up perfectly with the Valentines Pack. I love having different themes for my girls to work with. This gives my youngest another counting book she can add to her list.

There are 7 pages of printables with numbers 1 to 11. You can color the hearts and trace the number. This is a great printable for preschool and kindergarten.

Here are some Valentines Book we plan on reading:

Check out there other Valentiens themed printables:

Check out these other Valentines Activities and Printables:

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Poppins Book Nook: Ponds, Lakes & Rivers

Ponds, Lakes & Rivers are a favorite theme at our house. We have loved so many different books in the theme. I made a Pond Pack to go with the theme and one of our favorite books Jump, Frog, Jump!. This is a great theme for kids to explore there are so many different places with this theme.

I know that we will be exploring a few fun books while doing this theme. Something fun to use with this them would be the Nature Journal.

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Jump, Frog, Jump! like I said above is a favorite book of ours. We just really enjoy the book. We even have a gross motor activities we have done with it: Jump Frog Jump Gross Motor. I love the way the words build in the book and how you learn more about the animals in the area.

Beavers is a great book about beavers and how they live. I like the books that Gail Gibbons does because of the information you can find in the book. Beavers are a big part of some rivers and it is fun to see how they live and affect the area around them.

The River is a new book that we saw at a museum recently. We all loved the look of the book and have had it on the list of books to check out again some time later. I can say it had great pictures about the river looked in all the seasons.

Beyond the Pond was one of our book finds recently. We really liked the book. It has a fun way to look at the pond and what just might be under it. I love the creativity of the book.

Up the Creek (Life in the Wild) is another new book we are going to be checking out. I love the idea about learning about the animals in a fun way. There are so many things you can run into in a creek. Plus there are more books in the series about these animals by the same author.

Trout, Trout, Trout!: A Fish Chant (American City Series) looks like a great book to learn more about the fish that live in fresh water. I love that this would cover all three themes of ponds, rivers and lakes. We can’t wait to check it out.

Mossy is a favorite at our house. We loved readin this book when it came out. It is a great read about a turtle from a pond. We did an art project for it a few years ago.

Here are some other pond, lake and river activities on 3 Dinosaurs:

If you’re interested in joining this month’s Poppin Nook Book club, here’s what you need to do…

  • Comment below and let us know that you are joining in!
  • Pick your favorite Ponds, Lakes & Rivers book (or a new one you want to check out) and read it with your child or class.
  • Create an activity, project, craft, cooking project, etc. related to the book and do it.
  • Come back and share it with us as part of a big Ponds, Lakes & Rivers blog hop on Monday, February 29th! The linky will be live for 3 weeks, so if you aren’t ready to post on the 29th… just join in when you can!

Here are some of the people joining in the link up this month.

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Here all the themes and the dates for this year Poppins Book Nook:
March: Weather – IntroductionFree Weather Pack
April 27th: Farms – IntroductionFree Roll a Farm Printable!
May 25th: Caldecott Medal Books – IntroductionEasy Craft: Yarn Pictures
June 29th: Forest/Woods – IntroductionWildlife Sorting: Diurnal, Nocturnal & Crepuscular
July 27th: Composers – IntroductionExploring Music Notes & Composers
August 31: Books that Were made into Movies – IntroductionKing of the Wild Things Crown
September 28th: Newberry Medal Winners – Stamping Words on Spider Webs
October 26th: Artists IntroductionLearning About Artists
November 30th: Feast Around the World – IntroductionPlacemats For Our Feasts
January 25th: Countries Around the World – IntroductionBuilding Eiffel Tower
February 29th: Ponds, Lakes & Rivers

What is your Ponds, Lakes & Rivers book?

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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Free ABC Letter Find Uppercase or Lowercase Printable

We have totally loved the ABC Letter Find Printable and the ABC Letter Find Uppercase & Lowercase. We have been working on just uppercase or lowercase letters. I thought it would be fun to have another set for us to work on.

This free set of ABC Letter Finds is just uppercase or just lowercase letters. It is always fun to have different printables to work on some of the same themes.

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I really love the letter finds. They give kids so many different ways to look at letters. We just love using the dot markers with printables. They add a lot of fun to what kids are doing.

Here are some other items we have used with these printables:

Here is a look at what the lowercase printable looks like. You can the letter in guides showing how to write the letter. Each of the pages only have lowercase letters which helps those working on just that letter type.

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The second one has just the uppercase letters. This allows kids that are working on just the uppercase letters to find that one letter. It also has the guides that show how the letter is made.

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What you will find in these printables:

  • All 26 letters in uppercase or lowercase
  • Each page has a picture of the beginning sound
  • There are 52 pages total
  • There is a big letter on the page that shows how the letter is formed.
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Here are some of the items we plan on using with these printables:

Check out other ABC Printables:

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