Freebie Friday ~ Kindergarten Nativity Pack **Limited offer**

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Last week I shared 4 new Monsters Ed Christmas Preschool Mini Packs. Today’s freebie, the Kindergarten Nativity Pack**, focuses on the Christmas Story, using characters from the birth of Jesus.

I have always pulled my Packs into lapbook style booklets to make it easier for the children to manage the activities and keeps everything centralised in one easy to store place. This also makes it easier to store in plastic sleeves for filing, or envelopes. I’ve included a video below of the lapbook I created for our little friend, Rori.

This 21 page Kindergarten Nativity pack contains the following activities:
– Complete the Pattern
– 7 Do-a-Dot Pages
– Number recognition peg activity
– Concertina Name Book
– Roll a Nativity Scene
– Colouring Page
– Colour by Number Page
– Shadow Matching

**Please note that this Nativity Pack will be free for a limited time**

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Freebie Friday ~ 4 NEW Monsters Ed Christmas FREEBIES

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Christmas is fast approaching! I can hardly believe that we are already at the end of 2022. What a roller coaster ride the last few years have been. To celebrate the festive season, I’ve created these FREE early education mini packs. These will remain free on Monsters Ed forever!

Each mini pack includes the following festive activities:
Complete the pattern

Do-a-Dot letter activity (can be completed with either do-a-dot markers, pompoms or stickers)

Number recognition peg activity

Name recognition concertina book

Colour matching cards

I like to make up the mini packs in a file folder. This keeps the activities together and the file folder fits into a large envelope, which is easy to store.

Click on the image below to download the Mini Packs!




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Freebie Friday ~ Christmas Activities

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Christmas Resources

21 Days to Christmas! We’ve had quite a crazy year, haven’t we? Here are some fun free Christmas Activities to tide you over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Christmas Preschool Printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler
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What’s Included in the Download?

Large Floor Numbers
Coloring Pages
Lacing Card
Do-A-Dot Marker Pages
Pre-Writing Activities
Pattern Activity
Roll-A-Tree Game
Color Matching Puzzles
Candy Cane Counting
Size Sorting
Christmas Puzzle
Scavenger Hunt
Letter C Magnet Page
Star Counting
and More!

100+ Free Christmas Printable Worksheets for Kids from iGame Mom
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Today we are featuring more free Christmas printable worksheets for kids. We are all busy getting ready for the holidays, and have little time in preparing for kids’ activities. The beauty of these printables is you don’t need much prep time. All you need is to print them out, and kids usually know right away what to do.

400+ Free Christmas Learning Printable Activities for Kids from iGame Mom
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I love printable worksheets, especially now you can have kids work on the printables directly on iPad, it becomes more convenient to use printable worksheets. Today we collected over 400 pages of Free Christmas printable activities for kids, including coloring, game, all incorporated learning, like numbers, alphabet, spelling, math, … Not standard worksheets, but fun activities. They cover different topics, subjects, for kids of different age levels.

Free Christmas Coloring Counting Book from 3Dinosaurs
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What you will find in these printables:

Numbers 0 1o 10
Sight words: I, see
6 pages of printables
Different Christmas words and themes

Free 12 Days of Christmas Pack from 3Dinosaurs
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12 Days of Christmas contains over 125 pages:
(part 1) 3 Part Cards, Which One is Different?, What Comes Next?, Prewriting Practice, Matching Cards, 4 Part Puzzles, 10 Part Puzzle, 3 Part Puzzles, 1-12 Writing, 1st – 12th Writing, (part 2) Begging Sound, Wall Cards, Trace Begging Sound, Trace Word, Write Word, Size Sequencing , Write a Sentence, Trace & Color, Color as you read or sing, Photo Dice cards, Roll & Count, Roll & Count Questions, Fill in the Missing Words, (part 3) Color the Pattern, Fill in the Missing Pattern, Words to make Sentences, How Many Syllables, Ways to Add or Subtract to Number

Tot Pack contains 45 pages:
Prewiritng Solid Line, Prewriting Dashed Line, Which one is Different, 2 part Puzzles, Color the Pear Tree, Matching Cards, 9 Piece Puzzles, Matching Pages, Roll & Count, Shape Tracing, Lacing Cards

Free Shelf Elf Pack Update! from 3Dinosaurs
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Shelf Elf Pack contains 60 pages:
3 Part Cards, Beginning Sounds, Matching Cards, Read Write the Room, Pocket Cards, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next, Pre Writing Practice, Pattern Cards, 10 Piece Puzzles, 4 Piece Puzzles, Size Sorting, Sorting, Coloring Pages, Math Pages, Writing Pages, Graph the Room, Good & Bad Chart, Dot Marker Pages and more.

Tot Pack contains 15 pages:
Basic Prewriting, 2 Piece Puzzles, Matching, Coloring the Elf Hat, 9 Piece Puzzle

Forgetful Santa Easy Reader and Game for Christmas Fun from Royal Baloo
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What’s in the Forgetful Santa Easy Reader Set?
Santa Easy Reader (two versions)
Roll a Santa Game
3 Part Cards

FREE Christmas PreK/K Pack {Updated and Expanded!} from This Reading Mama
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1 emergent reader
phonological awareness activities, such as rhyming and counting syllables
letter sounds and phonics activities
fine motor activities, such as lacing cards, tracing pages, and poke page
math activities for numbers 1-20, dice games, and introduction to addition

Christmas Around the World Worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
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These free printables are a great companion to go along with our entire series! You’ll find a sheet for each country, helpful links to learn more, coloring sheets, and so much more! This eBook will have something for kids from 2-12 years old!

Wombat Divine Christmas Kindergarten Literature Unit from 1+1+1=1
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For this unit, I selected several Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

There are over 20 activities to keep your Kindergartener engaged for quite awhile! Many tots, preschoolers and even 1st graders will enjoy this set! The main focus is Kindergarten but that isn’t exclusive! Below you can see a collage of all the printables included! Click each image to enlarge!




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Freebie Friday ~ Christmas Activities for Kids

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Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities

OMGsh, can you believe its less than 3 weeks to Christmas? Here are some fun Christmas Activities for Kids to do during this festive season. These are great boredom busters. You can view our previous 2015 Freebie Friday Christmas Post HERE.

Christmas activities and crafts from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Are you looking for Christmas activities for kids?
Well, look no further. Here are over 100 fun holiday activities including arts, crafts, fun science experiments, games, play recipes, and more!

Christmas Paper Chains from Woo! Jr
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
I really love printable crafts! I’m a little late on my Christmas in July series, but here’s the next one up – printable Christmas paper chain templates! There’s a snowman, reindeer, angel and Christmas tree, along with easy directions on how to cut and fold the paper to make these paper chains. Tape several of them together to make cute paper garlands and decorate with glitter or paint!

Christmas jokes for kids printable from Nurture Store
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
This year as well as chocolate we’re adding some giggles to our advent calendar with a Christmas jokes for kids printable.

Free Shelf Elf Pack! from 3 Dinosaurs
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Shelf Elf contains over 60 pages:
3 Part Cards, Beginning Sounds, Matching Cards, Read Write the Room, Pocket Cards, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next, Pre Writing Practice, Pattern Cards, 10 Piece Puzzles, 4 Piece Puzzles, Size Sorting, Sorting, Coloring Pages, Math Pages, Writing Pages, Graph the Room, Good & Bad Chart, Dot Marker Pages and more.

Tot Pack:
Basic Prewriting, 2 Part Puzzles, Matching, Coloring the Elf Hat, 9 Piece Puzzle

Shelf Elf Blank:
3 Part Cards, 2 Piece Puzzles, Beginning Sound and Pocket Cards.

Santa Christmas Countdown Freebie-Updated 10-10-2012 from Inviting Printables
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
As promised, here is the Santa Christmas Countdown printable.

Activities advent from All Things Simple
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Here’s our list:
Decorate your tree
Go to the Festival of Trees as a family
Go on a wagon ride through the lights at Thanksgiving Point
Shop for gifts for other children (FSTC Santa’s Workshop)
Unwrap a book to read
Have hot cocoa and cookies with our neighbors (Neighborhood Service Project)
Open your special ornament and put in on your tree
Make a craft with Mom
Write a letter to Santa
Go to the Christmas party at church
Go to Temple Square to see the nativity
Go sledding with Dad
Have a family Christmas movie night with treats
Choose a special treat
Shop for a gift for your preschool party
Have FHE with our BYU friends
Ride on the Polar Express
Have lunch at a special restaurant with our family
Wear new jammies to bed
Have FHE with your cousins
Decorate cookies
Read the story about the birth of Jesus

Great Ideas — 22 Free Holiday Printables!! from Tatertots & Jello
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
What a great chance to get some SWEET decor and gift ideas, from some AMAZINGLY TALENTED bloggers! On one last note, WOW, we have had a record amount of links! What does that mean to you? A record AMOUNT of amazingly cool Christmas Projects AND projects of every kind. Be sure to check OUT all the inspiration!!

Christmas Wish List Santa Letters and Gift Tags from Spoils for Her
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Create a simple yet darling Christmas Wish List with your kids. Give them something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas- I Have Who Has {Freebie} from Created by MrHughes on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Who hasn’t heard the classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore?

This fun and interactive activity will have your students begging to play again and again as they try to beat their best time by reading fluently and more quickly each time.

The poem has been divided into 28 cards in an “I have, Who Has” fashion. Students will have to listen carefully as they only get the 3 or 4 words in the poem ahead of their lines. I have also listed several alternate ways to enjoy the included cards.

I used this activity for over ten years in my classroom, and my students loved it every year. I am offering it as a free resource as my Holiday gift to you! Happy Holidays!

FREE Christmas Reader’s Theatre! Bob the Goofy Reindeer! from Lisa Frase from Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Downloaded over 60,000 times! Get ready for some Christmas fun! This reader’s theatre script is designed for the whole class to enjoy. There are six main readers and four choral groups. Assign parts and have a blast reading this goofy story about a reindeer named Bob! It’s FREE!

12 Days of Christmas Kindness (Editable) from Whimsy Workshop Teaching on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
The Christmas season is the perfect time to reinforce acts of kindness with children. This activity prompts children to participate in a different act of kindness each day while trimming off Santa’s long beard.

This kit provides a “ready-to-print” version with both color and black and white.

Also included is an editable version (Power Point format) if you prefer to create your own kindness jobs that are specific to your classroom or family.
Just print your own text in the blank spaces and choose your font, size and color.

Five Little Reindeer – Christmas Emergent Reader for Students from Learn a Latte on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Check out this FREE emergent reader. My students love the poem, “Five Little Pumpkins,” so I created this Christmas version, Five Little Reindeer. With my prekinders and kindergarten students, we read this book together for shared reading several times, using the larger color copy available in my Five Little Reindeer – Christmas Math & Literacy Fun set. We point out the sight words we know, talk about how the text matches the pictures and how we can use the pictures to help us figure out unfamiliar words, practice reading fluently, act out the story with students pretending to be the reindeer, and do lots of fun reindeer activities. We also use the book for guided reading in small groups. After reading the book several times together, the students color the black and white copies and practice reading their books together and independently. By this point, they are very familiar with the text and love reading it all by themselves! 🙂

Please check out my Christmas sets, Five Little Reinder – Christmas Math & Literacy Fun. This set includes a larger color copy of the Five Little Reindeer book with high quality graphics and LOTS of great reindeer math and literacy activities including color words, number words, sight words, counting sets, writing numbers, a reindeer glyph and much more! I also have a new Christmas set, Christmas Literacy Centers & Activities, that provides student practice with syllables, rhyming, beginning sounds, and short vowels.

FREE Christmas Would You Rather Questions from Rachel Lynette on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Here are 20 Fun Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you have a few extra minutes. They can also be used for classroom polls or journal prompts.

FREE Christmas Card Templates from Clever Classroom on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Your free Christmas card templates have been designed with the busy teacher in mind. Your black and white card templates will give your students opportunities to engage in the Christmas tradition of making and giving a Christmas card(s) to a loved one or friend. Students will decorate and write on their card with the purpose of giving and brightening up someone’s Christmas.

Christmas Math and Literacy Activities Sampler Pack from Rebecca Bettis on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
This four page product is part of a 55 page reproducible book which contains primary reading, writing, and math Christmas activities for grades pre-k through 1st. Activities may also be appropriate for 2nd grade students, struggling learners, or special education students. Included in this free product are 4 activities:
* Santa’s Rhyme Time � Students sort pictures according to rhyme (tree, bell, deer, and fat).
* One imaginative writing prompt/story paper. The primary lined paper contains a color illustration and space for students to draw a picture and write a story.
* Christmas Tree Addition � A cut and paste activity in which students solve 6 basic addition problems involving adding 8.
* Reindeer Counting � A cut and paste activity in which students count sets of 6 through 10 dots.

Christmas Addition Color by Number
from Jodi Waltman on Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie Friday - Christmas Activities
Fun Christmas themed color by number sheets (basic addition facts).




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How Elf on a Shelf almost ruined Christmas

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Elf on a Shelf
Last year our Elf on a Shelf, Tinsel arrived. There was much fun and excitement before Christmas and the children loved it. This year Pixie told me she was scared of Tinsel and didn’t want him to come visit us because she doesn’t like that he watches her and flies around the house when no one is looking.

It really freaked her out.

Papa and I then decided to tell her the truth and to show her that Tinsel was just a toy that I had hidden away in my closet. She was petrified when I took him out of the box and wouldn’t even touch him. It was heart breaking. We then had to break the news to Koko and Fifi, who weren’t impressed with me for lying to them about it. While Koko was fine, Fifi took it badly and wanted to know why we had lied to them. Explaining to them that it was just to make the countdown to Christmas a little more exciting, she seemed to settle down… eventually.

And then we got asked the questions, IS SANTA REAL? Is the Tooth Fairy real? What about the Easter Bunny?

I refused to lie to them, and told them that Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny were just fun things adults did for children for these occasions. Daddy is Santa (that’s why he hands out gifts on Christmas morning, Momma and Daddy are the Tooth Fairy and Momma is the Easter Bunny. We had 3 very sad children in our home that day. They had to grow up very fast.

We have decided that since they know Tinsel isn’t real, that they got to choose what Tinsel did every night. Each child, including Noo, gpt a turn to have him do something special, naughty, etc. The kids had loads of fun leading up to Christmas getting Tinsel to do their bidding and it made Pixie so much happier knowing that he is just a toy and not some magical Peeping Tom that is stalking her.

We forget that our children are sensitive creatures and that, while some think its fun, others might be freaked out about it. While I think its great that we like to add a little magic to Christmas for our children, we need to be honest when they ask the questions, or it may come back to bite us. Parenting can be hard sometimes, but lying to our children when they ask pointed questions about things like this is something I learned a lot about on this particular day.

You can follow the adventures of Tinsel the Elf on my Instagram account.




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True Christian Christmas

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happy birthday jesus

Christian Christmas

True Christian Christmas
Christmas isn’t showy gifts
Or glittering decoration;
It’s honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ
In humble adoration.

It’s serving those less fortunate,
Meeting their needs before our own;
It’s making sure at Christmas time
That no one is alone.

It’s taking what we would have spent
On things that no one needs,
And using it to help someone
With service and good deeds.

Our Savior showed us how to live
With charity, faith and service.
It makes the holidays a joy,
More peaceful, and less nervous.

So let’s remember Christmas is
About our Savior’s birth;
That’s the way to happiness,
The way to peace on earth.

By Joanna Fuchs

Wishing you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas

God Bless




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