Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Whole Farm Unit!

  Staying at home with my 3 little girls has been huge blessing.  Yet I often really miss teaching.  Recently a friend of mine asked me for some "Spring themed" materials for her Pre-K classroom.  I gladly put this packet together for her and included many cute animal crafts as well. My sister: Sarah Trefethen, a newly wed and Graphic Designer, was a great help and drew up many of the crafts and designs.
You can download the whole unit at this link:

Farm Animal Crafts, Literacy and Learning

We made the unit align with common core for Pre-K and Kindergarten Math and Literacy requirements while also introducing some things like counting by dozens (eggs), in very simple ways.

Here are some of the crafts:

One of the favorite crafts is the Mother Hen pictured below. The template comes with 6 cute chicks that are slightly different that all hide under the mother's wing.  The wing lifts up to reveal the chicks.  It is a simple flap craft!
Here are the work-pages we also included.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cute Horse

This little horse means buisness!  His expression just appeared as I colored in his eyes and he caught me off gaurd with his intense gaze!  Very fun.
 You can copy and paste his templates below.  Any two colors will do for printing and presto- A cute, intense horsey all your own.  I usually don't give an eye template because you can simple trace the eyes (which will be on the body) onto a scrap white paper and fill them in with a black marker to save paper and printing.  What do you think?  Do I need a seperate eye template for my crafts?


Monday, February 25, 2013

5 little Counting Ducks!

5 little counting ducks!  The whole file will include black and white copies as well as a mommy duck to complete the song!  I will have it up shortly.  The counting ducks can be matched by numbers, shapes (count the sides) and dots.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Little Lamb

With Easter coming I want to design a bunch of animals for the holiday.  Here is a little lamb.  It is cute all by itself, or you can write in the middle of it and use it for a lesson.  If you want a lesson plan and a better download of the templates, follow this link:  Little Lamb Lesson

Use these patterns for a Cut and Paste craft:

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bunny Ears

Here is a cute design for some Rabbit or Bunny Ears.  My sister created them for me.  Thanks Sarah!!  These ears will be perfect for Easter.  My daughter is already wanting me to get out the plastic eggs so she can hide them while wearing her mask. 

Bunny Ear Template Down Below

The ears are also great for the Play: The Tortoise and the Hare.  I've posted the story, lesson plan, rabbit and turtle head bands plus some extra work pages on my Teachers Pay Teachers site.  You can view them by clicking on the link:

 The Tortoise and the Hare Download

Bunny Headband and Mask:

Nutty Squirrel

Here is a Red Squirrel with some acorns.  Copied on red paper and then cut out, the squirrel can hold his acorns!  Great Fall Decoration.


Have you ever needed a Blue Elephant? I don't know why, but my kids love Blue Elephant Jokes.  Here is a little guy I drew up to help me out with my jokes.  If you are unfamilar with the jokes, I gave you a sample at the bottom of the page.  Enjoy!
For my elephant I used the drawing above and then gave him some blue hair, a blue ear, some toe nails and a tail.  He turned out pretty cute!



How do you catch a blue elephant? With a blue elephant rope of course.
How do you catch a white elephant?
You feed him blueberries until he turns blue, and then catch with the Blue Elephant Rope!
Ok, so how do you catch a Pink elephant?
Well, you have to scare him so he turns white, then feed him the blueberries so he turns blue, and then catch him with the Blue Elephant Rope.

Chick in Egg Shell

Yellow Chick in Egg Shell
One Little Chick has lines on it to show where to paste the shells.  The other chick does not have any lines on him.