Freebie Friday: Nursery Rhyme Resources

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Nursery Rhyme Resources

FREE Mother Goose Early Learning Pack from Enchanted Homeschool Mom
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This early learning pack is perfect for your early learner to practice, grown and learn more skills on their educational journeys with the theme of Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose! The educational skills included in this pack are:

General Skills

Cutting Skills
Motor Manipulation Skills
Pattern Recognition
Tracing Practice

Language Arts

Letter Recognition
Letter Tracing
Nursery Rhymes
Writing Practice

Math

Number Recognition

Art

Color Recognition and Matching Skills
Coloring Skills
Puzzles

Hey Diddle Diddle mini-unit from The Multitaskin Mom
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Did you know May 1 is Mother Goose Day? This is the perfect time to relive our favorite nursery rhymes or to introduce them to our kiddos. Even though she has been given credit for dozens of rhymes, no one has ever been identified as the “real” Mother Goose.

FREE Mother Goose themed coloring pages from The Multitaskin Mom
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This pack includes fifteen fun classic Mother Goose nursery rhyme themed pages for your children to color!

Printable Three Little Pigs play set from Fun with Mama
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We are a book loving family and love exploring the books we find in a hands on way. Whether that be through art or re-enacting it. What could be more fun than bringing to life a much loved story? All children adore the story of the Three Little Pigs. I had purchased these little finger puppets and wanted to re-enact the story with my kids.

Little Bo Peep Felt Board Characters from DLTK Teach
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In this section I’ve put together some simple pages to go with the nursery rhyme.

Nursery Rhyme Printables and Nursery Rhyme Cards from PreKinders
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Nursery Rhyme Posters
Hey Diddle Diddle
Humpty Dumpty
Jack Be Nimble
Jack & Jill
Mary Mary
Little Boy Blue
Old Woman in a Shoe
Wee Willie Winkie
Rub a Dub Dub
Star Light
Rain Rain
Little Miss Muffet
Little Bo Peep
Here is the Beehive
Every Mouse
Fall the Leaves
Little Nut Tree
Hop on My Horse
baa baa black sheep
Hickory Dickory Dock
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Old Mother Hubbard
This Little Piggy
Three Little Kittens
Muffin Man

Nursery Rhyme Cards
Hey Diddle Diddle
Old Woman in a Shoe
Little Boy Blue
Mary’s Little Lamb
Little Bo Peep

5 Little Monkeys Pocket Chart from Preschool Spot
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Here is a free printable pocket chart for the popular rhyme, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Just print, laminate, and cut, then set up the cards in a pocket chart.

5 Green Speckled Frogs Pocket Chart from Preschool Spot
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Here is a free printable pocket chart I created for the traditional rhyme, Five Green and Speckled Frogs. All you need to do is print, laminate, and cut, and then place your pieces in a pocket chart. Enjoy!

Nursery Rhymes from Spell Outloud
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Little Bo Peep
Jack and Jill
Hey Diddle, Diddle
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Get Moving with Nursery Rhymes
Nursery Rhyme Stick Puppets
Humpty Dumpty

Nursery Rhymes Tot Series from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
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So do I think Toddlers (2-3 years olds) need school?! NO! But I do think sometimes as parents we get busy and have lots of good intentions that never happen. I am doing this Nursery Rhyme Tot Series to be INTENTIONAL about playing with my own tot! The Nursery Rhyme Lapbook and Nursery Rhyme Worksheets will help you to have some playful learning time with your toddler and preschooler.

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #121 ~ Literature

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

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Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ 10 Easy Ways to Use the Library in Your Homeschool (There’s No Place Like Home)
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Life is Beautiful Book Review (Faithful with the Little)
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Inspiring and Encouraging Christian Books for Every Woman (Faithful with the Little)
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Reading Saved Me (Forever Joyful)
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Fantastic FREE Books You Can Download Right Now (Syncopated Mama)
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Story Time: Where the Wild Things Are (Lit Mama Homeschool)
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Must Read Books for Summer (Pink Heals Pink Truck)
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Little Women: Activities for Learning (Lit Mama Homeschool)
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Freebie Friday: Music Resources

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Music Resources

Song Books from PreKinders
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These printable song books can be used in the classroom while singing songs.

The children in my class use them to sing along as they “read” or sing the pages. We also use several of the “Raffi Songs to Read” books which can be purchased at Amazon.com.

Free Music Resources from Lets Play Music
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Free Piano Sheet Music for Beginners (large stave with piano fingering)
Jingle Bells
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Happy Birthday (very easy – melody line split between the hands)
Happy Birthday (easy)
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Incy Wincy Spider
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
When the Saints Go Marching In
Frére Jacques (Brother John)

… and SO much more….

How to Tell the Difference Between the Rhythm & the Beat from Lets Play Music
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If you don’t play an instrument or haven’t had music lessons before, it can be a bit confusing to understand the difference between the rhythm and the beat in music. The beat is the steady pulse that you feel in the tune, like a clock’s tick. It’s what you would clap along to, or what you feel you want to tap your foot to. The rhythm is the actual sound of the notes, which in a song would be the same as the words.

Christmas Rhythm Game from Lets Play Music
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These Christmas Rhythm Game flash cards can be used in various ways according to the age and musical experience of the child. Below are some suggestions of how best to use them for three age groups from 2 yrs to 5 years+ (the ability for each age group should of course always be flexible according to each child). You don’t need any extra equipment, although some wooden tone blocks or a tambourine might come in handy – and if you need a little help with reading the music notes, take a look at Introducing The Note Family from the First Piano Lessons Series. These games work very well as accompanying activities to our Kids’ Songs For Christmas series, where you may recognise all the familiar characters!

from Imagine Our Life
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Colored Music Note Control Cards

These cards show the position of each of the notes used in the 8 note handbell set. They are color coded to match the bells. Later I will make a new set that do not have color.

Music Symbol 3-Part Cards

This is a set of Montessori-style 3-part cards that cover basic music symbols. So far I’ve only given him a few of the cards to start getting used to seeing.

Safari Ltd. Musical Instruments Giveaway & Free Montessori Printables from Imagine Our Life
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I have created a set of free musical instrument 3-part cards to correspond with Safari Ltd’s Musical Instruments TOOB. Because I had room for one more card on my printout, I included an oboe. I used an oboe necklace charm (and my real oboe!) for matching. You could set that card aside when doing object matching.

from Music Bumble Bees
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Here are tons and tons of free downloadable music flashcards and sheet music

Music Worksheets for the Young Child from Opus Music Worksheets
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Welcome to free printable music theory worksheets for younger children. These free music theory worksheets are written especially for the younger beginner and recommended for children aged 4 to 10. They include engaging graphics and fun games that makes music theory learning fun and easy. And best of all, our worksheets are always free.

from Ear Training and Improv
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Welcome to the Ultimate Music Theory Worksheet Guide

The definitive handbook for the effective use of theory worksheets–with engaging companion activities and over 25 free printables that make learning theory fun.

Free Printable Music Theory Worksheets from Ear Training and Improv
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Here are tons of mustic theory worksheets, all for FREE

from Nola Piano Teacher
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Free Printable Music History and Theory Worksheets from Help Teaching
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Music Theory encompasses a broad range of assessments for ages 5 and up. Included topics are musical instruments, chords, music notation, vocabulary, composition, and learning notes and clefs. To name a few

Music Worksheets from Music Worksheets
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Free Recorder Sheet Music
from Making Music Fun
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Beginner
Introduction to the Recorder (3 Exercises)
Au Clair de la Lune for Recorder Solo (Three Note Song)
Hot Cross Buns for Recorder Solo (Three Note Song)
How I Love My Horsy for Recorder Solo (Four Note Song)
Jingle Bells for Recorder Solo (Five Note Song)
Ode to Joy for Recorder Solo (Five Note Song)
Old MacDonald for Recorder Solo (Five Note Song)
When the Saints Go Marching In for Recorder Solo (Five Note Song)

Easy
Amazing Grace for Recorder Solo
The B-I-B-L-E for Recorder Solo

Download Music Theory Worksheets from Fun Music Co
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Download Your FREE Music Theory Worksheets Here

The Umbrella Song: Rainy Day Songs from Lets Play Music
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The Umbrella Song is perfect for a rainy day, because it explores both the sounds of the rain, and has lively actions as well. Kids love the idea of splashing in puddles in their wellies and are always very keen to put their imaginary umbrellas up over their head.

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Freebie Friday Linkup: Movie Night Resources

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Movie Night Resources

Freebies: MOvie Night Printables from Hank & Hunt
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They are bold, bright and modern, but still simple with those little film reels.

Movie Night Printables from A Little Delightful
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I have finally had a chance to get these uploaded to share with you! Sorry it’s been so quiet around here lately – I had a huge assignment due in plus sick kiddos the week before so it’s been a little crazy. I have so much to share with you though! Let’s start with this :o}
We love movie nights at our house and sometimes it’s fun to make them a little more extra special so I made up these Move Night Tickets and Drink and Snack Vouchers to use. Noah’s face lit up when I showed him his ticket!

Movie Theme: Free Notebooking Pages from The Notebooking Fairy
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Ways you could use these pages:

taking notes from an educational movie
analyzing the elements of fiction in a movie
writing a review of a movie
creating your own movie script

Family Movie Night from Yvonne Byattes Family Fun
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Set up a pic and mix station with bowls and sundae of sweeties.
(put the sweets into clear plastic cups)

I served drinks in paper cups with lids and straws.
Pop corn and drinks were serve on a white wooden tray with ribbon attached and hung around my neck
like in the old days.

Project Life Printable: Movie Night from Rukristin
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We do a good amount of movie watching here. We’ll set up on the couch, make some snacks and hang out together to watch a flick. There are times when I’d like to record that in my Project Life pages for the week. So I designed a quick little printable (be kind its my first one) for ‘movie night’.

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Freebie Friday Linkup: Mouse Resources

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Mouse Resources

Free Printable If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Activities from Lalymom
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All you need to do for this activity is print the free activity sheets (available in the Free Printables Section of the Lalymom shop) and when the ink is dry, cut them in half. There are two pages, each with two work cloud worksheets. This means you have four different word clouds to work with. You could have each child do all four, or print a few copies and mix it up for a group of kids.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Counting Cards from Playdough to Plato
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The simple humor in Laura Numeroff’s whitty children’s books makes them fun for kids and grown ups alike. After reading the classic “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” a few days ago, I pulled out a little surprise for my kids: a set of cookie counting cards in serious need of some chocolate chips. They were THRILLED with the challenge and eagerly got to work. I hope your kids love the freebie too.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Lapbook Printables Level 1-2 study created by Amy Finck and Ami Brainerd on Homeschool Share
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Book and Lesson Themes: mice, counting, story telling, circles, cookies, nursery rhymes, phonics, fine motor skills

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie Pack from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
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There are 45 pages with a variety of educational activities for children 2-6 years old. Here is a sampling of what you’ll find.

from Promoting Success on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Mouse a Cookie: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Here is a free printable cut and paste, Common Core math addition worksheet to go along with the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Students will love the hand drawn Mouse a Cookie pictures!

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Writing & Drawing Activity from The McGrew Crew on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is part of an activity pack using the book, “If you give a mouse a cookie!”

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Mommy Burn Out Series ~ Update

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It’s been a while since I’ve gone through my Mommy Burn out Series posts and while recently reading through them, I realised that I hadn’t given an update since the last post was published.

I found the list of 4 goals I had set for myself and decided that now was a good time to update you all on my progress. No time like the present, right?

1.Make a daily schedule that covers everything that needs to be done daily (including quiet/me time and couple time with hubby).

I haven’t made a daily schedule, but we do have a routine for school and a timetable for extra murals that has helped quite a bit. We have a routine that worked well for us, however, with the change of our curriculum, we are finding it difficult to get into a new routine with this curriculum. Papa Steve and I are getting more alone time. Fitting this in though has proven to be more difficult than we expected. We now make a point of having at least date night a month.

2.Getting my drivers license. I have never had one, I don’t drive and because of that I don’t have as much independence as I’d like/need. Though I have a means of getting around when I need to, I can’t just leave the house on an impromptu outing. I’m almost ready to take my drivers test *eeeeek*

No, I still don’t have my license. Yes I know what you are thinking, but seriously, the thought of actually going on this test has caused me more anxiety than its worth, in my opinion. Thankfully Uber has made my life so much easier and made me less dependent on family and friends.

3.Joining a moms group. This will help me get out of the house and make friends. Because I don’t have my license, its difficult to get together with girl friends to maintain the friendships. Though my children have friends, I don’t. Being an introvert, its easy to keep to oneself but it has huge drawbacks, not only on myself, but my children too.

I haven’t joined a moms group, however, since Fifi and Pixie have started dancing, I have made many new friends. The kidlets have also joined 2 homeschooling co-ops and, thanks to Uber, we are now more social than ever, so much so that I now relish the time we are home and it’s quiet.

4.Have weekly ME TIME. This is non negotiable. I need to learn to let go and let hubby take the parenting lead when he is home. By doing that, I’m not relinquishing my parenting duties, I’m just sharing them. This one is particularly hard for me as I have been going at it by myself for almost 13 years and acting like a single parent even though he has been at my side for the last 9 years. Cutting those apron strings, or umbilical cord as he calls it, is probably the most difficult thing I’ve had to do thus far. I always find a reason to have at least one child with me if I go out for the day.

We have quiet time every day, even if it’s just an hour. Koko and Pixie are in their bedrooms, with doors closed, playing quietly. Pixie is in my bedroom either playing quietly or building a puzzle. The key word here is QUIETLY. On weekends, once a month, I take an afternoon for myself, by myself, all alone. The first time I did this, I felt out of place and didn’t know what to do with myself. I usually go to the local mall, buy a magazine, or two, and go sit at a coffee shop for lunch and read the entire magazine. I love window shopping and can walk around the mall for hours, buying nothing but a bottle of water.

This has made a big difference in my peace of mind and Papa has been so supportive in me finding myself again. I couldn’t have done this without his urging and support. I have started a new blog, called “Getting Me Back“, for exactly that and my journey back to myself.

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Mommy Burn Out is real and we need to make sure that we, as mothers, need to take care of ourselves and show our children that we are worth being looked after. Remember, you teach others how to treat you. How can we expect our children, family and friends to respect and care for us, if we don’t respect and care for ourselves. Easier said than done? No?

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