A Christmas Present

I have something special, just for you my readers. I wanted to give you a present this year for following along and putting up with my sporadic posts and everything else!!

TheChristmasStory ColoringBook PREVIEW byElaineG

This is a 4-page coloring book for the nativity. It focuses on Luke 2 and Matthew 2. It’s just a small book….well, it’s more like pages, to tell the real story of Christmas. The focus of these pages are geared toward Catholic, as I used the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Any faith surely can use it though!!

If you’re interested in these coloring pages, please just….

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I hope that you can use it in your classroom, homeschool, or for religious education. If you do, please be sure to leave me a comment and let me know!!

 

 

Favorite Things: December

Here’s just….

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love nativities!! I have them in sizes from small to large. I don’t have any giant ones though!! Some of my small ones are just the holy family. Some of my big ones have several shepherds, the wise men, and the drummer boy. I love all of them. This is my favorite one….

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One reason that I love this one is that it’s like a children’s play. Another reason is the quality of the pieces. Can you believe that the stable isn’t actually part of the set?? HAHA It’s a piece that I got someplace else and thought they worked together perfectly. What really sets this nativity though is what it sits on. It’s actually a tree skirt, but not just any tree skirt. My mom made it. She didn’t just make it, but she won 1st PLACE in a contest with it. I’m so proud of her and I’m honored that she entrusted such a beautiful made-with-love project to me. It’s the perfect addition to this nativity!!

You can find more favorite things if you check out the linky at….

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for October

It’s time for a new installment of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!! It’s time to link up your posts to show off your products that you want to draw a little attention to.

Here’s my entry for October….

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If you’d like to join in, link up below and if you’d like to learn more about this linky, you can click here.  If you’d like to join in, you can grab the template and button if you click here.  I hope to see your posts….and remember that this linky is open for a full month, so you have plenty of time to post and link up!!

NOTE:  You MUST link to a blog post (or social media [Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter] that has a permanent link).  Please do NOT link to a product in your store.  There is a link to the “rules” for this linky above in the blog post.  Thank you for your understanding!!

 

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for September

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow at The Schoolhouse

 

This is the second installment of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.  For this link-up, it’s to highlight resources that have been updated (yesterday), recently listed items (today), and materials that are planned (tomorrow).  If you’d like to learn more about this linky, please click here for the “rules” and other information.

Here’s is my Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for September…..

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You can find all these resources in my TPT store, The Schoolhouse.

If you’d like to join in, link up below and if you’d like to learn more about this linky, you can click here.  If you’d like to join in, you can grab the template and button if you click here.  I hope to see your posts….and remember that this linky is open for a full month, so you have plenty of time to post and link up!!

 

NOTE:  You MUST link to a blog post (or social media that has a permanent link).  Please do NOT link to a product in your store.  There is a link to the “rules” for this linky above in the blog post.  Thank you for your understanding!!

 

 

Merry CHRISTmas!!

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Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

~Luke 2:4-7

Merry CHRISTmas to all!!




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.

Santa with list and bag

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.

If you use any of these freebies, please leave a comment and let me know or share pictures of your kids in action with them.  I’d also appreciate it if you took the time to click the button below to vote for my blog….thanks!!



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.

Who Is Watching Baby Jesus?

Today is the 20th and final posting of Nativity A Day.  It looks like I missed 3 posting, but I might not be finished for today yet!!  I really enjoyed this challenge, and I hope that you did too.

My offering for today is Who Is Watching Baby Jesus? and it’s played like Who Took the Cookie? and Who Stole Santa’s Elf? that I posted after Thanksgiving.  Players are dealt cards face down and flip one at a time over.  If the player doesn’t have baby Jesus, they say “NOT ME” and play continues on in this manner, one player at a time.  If they do flip over baby Jesus, then they say “IT’S ME” and the game ends.  In this case, the one “watching” baby Jesus is the winner!!  This also includes the box to store the cards in. 

Original game idea © Super Simple Songs.

Nativity Clipart © Kate Hadfield @ The Lilypad with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the game….

If you’re interested in today’s game, please just…..

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If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….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.

Nativity Alphabet Writing Practice

It’s the 19th posting of Nativity A Day and it’s almost at it’s end.  Tomorrow will be the final day that I offer a nativity freebie for this holiday season.  I’ve had so much fun with this.  I’ve stressed over it a few times, missed a couple days…..but no matter what, I enjoyed it!!  I hope that you did as well and that the kids benefit from this in so many ways.

Up for offering today are Nativity Alphabet Writing Practice cards.  These tracing cards are a good size cards that could easily be laminated and written on with dry erase marker or they could just be printed out and used with any writing instrument.  Each card contains the upper case and lower case letter, with a cute nativity scene.  Also, there’s 2 sets, in case some of you use ZB or DN (labeled in the file name).

Nativity Clipart © Angela Wenke @ Resale Clipart with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the writing practice cards….

If you’re interested in today’s nativity printable, please just…..

If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….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.

The Nativity Cards & Box

So it’s finally back to The Schoolhouse with Nativity A Day.  This is the 17th posting and there’s only 3 more to go in addition to this one.  That means that I missed 3 postings!!  What do you think of that??  Do you think that I completed my personal challenge??

Today I have a set of nativity cards to offer.  These are large cards and can be used a number of ways.  If you only print one set, you could use them for flashcards, sequencing, or retelling the story of the nativity.  If you print 2 copies, they could be used for “Go Fish”, concentration/memory, or “Old Maid” (but don’t forget to pull one card so you have an odd one).  They could be used for so much more too!!  It also includes a storage box to keep them in.

Nativity images © Northumberland, GTC, or Internet Sources and believed to be public domain.  Background © Just So Scrappy with permission.

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

If you’re interested in today’s set of cards, please just…..

If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….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.

Reason for the Season Lacing Cards

So now I’m a day behind with my Nativity A Day freebies and I’m not sure if I’m going to get caught up or just have to write a day off as missed.  I missed my posting yesterday because I was just overwhelmed with my religion class Christmas party and things around the house.

Putting that behind me, I have the 14th posting of Nativity A Day and it’s a set of Reason for the Season Lacing Cards.  I tried to make the lacing cards a couple of different ways, but I kept going back to this style.  These are shape cards with nativity images in the middle of each card.  They’re laced around the ample border of each shape.  I’m actually very happy with the way that they turned out and hope that you’ll be able to use them at home or in the classroom!!

Nativity images © Just So Scrappy Too used with permission.

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

If you’re interested in today’s set of lacing cards, please just…..

If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….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.

The Nativity Dominoes

Nativity A Day and it’s 13th posting brings us a set of nativity dominoes.  This is a large set!!  They’re a size that should be good for small hands to play with….and big ones too.  There’s also a storage box to hold the set of dominoes. 

There’s so many activities that can be done with dominoes, so I hope that these will help you find something fun for the kids to do or a nice family night Christmas game!!

Nativity images © Digi Doodle Doo used with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the domiones….

If you’re interested in today’s set of dominoes, please just…..

If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….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.

Graphing and Tallying the Nativity

Today is the 11th post of Nativity A Day and it’s moving right along.  I actually made this one during some free time last night, but by the time it was done, I was too tired to actually post it!!

Today’s Nativity A Day freebie is a set of graphing worksheets.  For the first one, there are different elements from the nativity on a chart and they will need to right down the points where each element is.  I provided an answer key for this so that they can self-check if desired.

The next two activities require a the die that elements of the nativity on it.  Each time it’s rolled, they will either tally or color in the chart for which element it lands on.  There’s no answer key for the graphing or tallying because answers will vary each time.

Nativity images © Stockberry Studio used with permission.

Here’s  a thumbnail view of the worksheets….

If you’re interested in today’s nativity worksheets, please just…..

If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….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.