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!!

 

 

Creation Story Wheel

I’ve been pretty busy lately. I’ve been uploading several resources to my store. I’ve also just been participating in life!! It’s been awhile since I’ve offered any freebies, but now’s my chance.

We’re back to religious education as of last week. It was hectic, so I really didn’t have anything to share. This week however, we’re learning about creation. This is the project that I’m working on with my little ones….

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This story wheel is actually 2 wheels under one cover “wheel”. The first is to select the day of creation and the second is to identify what was created on that day. This project is perfect for learning or reviewing the days of creation.

I’be listed this for free at The Schoolhouse on TPT. If you’re interested in using this project for your class, just click to be taken to the….

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I’ll post photos later of my kids making this in class. I quite often share photos on Instagram of my kids in action. If you don’t already, please click here to follow me on Instagram.

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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.

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

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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.

All the Saints in Heaven

I meant to get this posted last night, but time just slipped right away.  There’s still plenty of time to use it though on Hallow’s Eve or on All Saints Day!!

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I have to say that this paper craft was a huge hit with my kids!!  They simply colored the 2 clouds, then they each picked out 4 saints to color.  The clouds are slightly overlapped and glued together and then the saints glued to the large cloud.  After that, we decorated them with cotton puffs and glitter!!

There’s a sample on my Instagram if you click here.  You’ll notice that the sample, we glued to a piece of construction paper.  If you don’t glue on construction paper, print the clouds on cardstock and the saints on regular paper.

If you’re interested in this craft, click here to….

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This idea originated from 3 ideas that I found on the internet.  Credit is given for each of them in the document.

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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.

Candy Corn and Jesus

I have a new FREEBIE to share today!!  This one celebrates Jesus and Halloween.

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There is a coloring page for the kids to do what has the colors of candy corn and how they remind us of Jesus poem on it.  There’s also a Bible verse on the page.  Also included is a poster with a colored candy corn, the Bible verse, and candy corn colors poem.  This makes for a great little activity to talk about how we can both our faith and Halloween.

Clipart © The Itty Bitty Teacher and it is used with permission.  The cover frame © KB Konnected and the cover background and used with permission.  Both are available on TPT for sale.

If you’re interested in this activity, it’s available at both shops for FREE!!  Please just go to one of the links below to download it.

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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.

Baptism of Jesus

We’ve been having class for a couple of weeks now, but this is the first real craft that I’ve made for the kids.  I have to say that they loved it!!

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This is a simple paper craft.  Once completed, the kids can put Jesus in the Jordan River with John the Baptist, dip him in the water, and baptize him.  This project does need adult supervision to cut the slit in the river.  There are complete directions and supply list included, along with the patterns.

If you’re interested in the paper craft, just click to….

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You can find a picture of our finished project on Instagram here, here, and here.  Notice that we didn’t glue it on construction paper, which I really wanted to do.  I do recommend that you do it that way, as is given in the directions.

Clipart © Charlotte’s Clips, Dancing Crayon Designs, Graphics from the Pond, and Picture Paradise.  They are all sold on TPT and used 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, 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.

Agency D3 is Ready for VBS!!

I’m very happy to say that I’ve completed the printables for VBS 2014!!  I’m so happy and proud of the way that these turned out.  I hope that you’ll be able to use them and that the kids get a great amount of enjoyment out of them.  

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Everything that I made for 2014 is for LifeWay’s “Agency D3”.  If you’d like to see what I created this year (and hopefully find something that you need), just go to this blog post and check it out….

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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.

Farm Theme

We recently had a Challenge:  Farm in my group.  I created several printables for my members for that event and I also want to share those printables with you, my readers.  These are all for a variety of ages/grades, but mostly younger kids.

First is a set of alphabet flashcards with a barnyard theme.  I have to say that the image is much larger than the font and I did this to be able to get the scene in.  I don’t think it sways from the use of the flashcards though.  Next is a “pin the pocket on the farmer” game.  This is great for a fun class activity or a farm theme kid’s party!!  There’s also a set of basic puzzles featuring farm animals.  The puzzles range from 2 to 4 pieces.

A request was made to make a chicken and egg matching activity, so I did number matching for 0-25.  The egg has the number word and the chicken has the numeral on it and they’re matched to each other.  There’s also a “counting the farm” activity.  The number of items in the farm scene can be tallied, graphed, or used in a ten-frame.  The final printable is a farm animal match-up.  It includes a barn mat where the real animal image is matched to a cartoon image of the animal.  They can also be labeled or matched with the animal name.

Here’s a thumbnaial sample of each printable….

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Clipart is from a personal or internet source and they are used for educational purposes and without profit.  Other clipart from Phillip Martin and used 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, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Would You Be Willing To Pay??

I recently found some clipart that I like and really want to use it in some of the printables that I create.  The problem is, it’s not allowed to be at all for freebies.  I’d like to know if you’d be willing to pay a small fee (say 50¢) per printable created using these graphics.  It’d be my typical materials that I create and I wouldn’t size anything down or try to make extra.  Payments would be made via PayPal and you’d receive the item by e-mail within 24 hours.  I just need to charge something to so that I’m not violating the TOU of the artist and her clipart.

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Ten Commandments Lacing

Quite some time ago, I made a lacing card for the Ten Commandments.  It’s so hard to find them with the Catholic version, so I just used what I had.  Was rather a bummer because I couldn’t use them for my kiddos in class.  Then, not too long ago, I rediscovered this lacing card and shared them in my Christian Y!Group and I was asked to create a Catholic version.  I didn’t find anything suitable, so I had my fantastic hubby draw me the tablets and then I added the words.

Here’s a thumbnail view of of the lacing cards….

The catholic version graphic by my hubby © The Schoolhouse.  The clipart for the other version is from an internet source and is 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.

Christian Halloween

For so many Christians, Halloween is a time when they struggle.  There’s always the battle of is it alright to celebrate Halloween or not.  For me, it’s never been an issue.  I grew up trick-or-treating and still have just as strong, if not stronger faith.  My belief is that Halloween only has to be as demonic as you make it.

I have two blog reader exclusives for you today that might help bring the Christian spirit to your Halloween.

The first is a treat bag with 2 Corinthians 4 on it.  It uses an adorable cross in the pumpkin patch graphic.  Print 2 copies and glue together.  These would make great treat bags to pass goodies out to trick-or-treaters, take to a church fall harvest event, use in a Christian school, and there’s so many other ways to use them.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the bag….

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The second item that I created to share is a seed packet.  The adorable graphic on the front says “Christians are like pumpkins”.  The back features the poem to the same title on the front.  I put pumpkin seeds inside of mine and passed them out to the kids in my class so that they can spread…..and grow….the Christian spirit.  These could easily be passed out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween to spread the word, shared a church harvest festivals, and used for so many other events. 

Here’s a thumbnail view of the seed packet…..

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I have one more goodie!!  Wednesday after my religion class, I posted the craft that I did with my class on my family blog.  It’s the “Pumpkin Prayer” and it’s based on the book by Liz Curtis Higgs.  I’d like to also share it with you, so if you go to this  post, you can read about it and download it as well.

I hope that you and yours have a very happy, safe, fun, and blessed Halloween!!  Please remember that I always appreciate your comments and feedback on the materials that I create. Also, I’d love it if you’d vote for my blog by clicking the button below too….thanks!!




The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Spooktacular Jigsaw Puzzle

This is made from the same Halloween scene that I talked about yesterday. This one is a jigsaw puzzle though.  Since it’s not extremely scary, I made it with few enough pieces that smaller kids could play too.  The spooktacular puzzle has 9 pieces!!

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The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.