Welcome to this week’s PK1 Printables Parade!
Each week I round up 10 free printables I found and tried at home that are perfect for preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade students. I then present them to you here at the PK1 Printables Parade!
This week I chose some winter themed printables for both my first grader and preschooler to use during down time. My 4 year old always gets up at 6:30am, so having a stack of printed activities on hand for her to do quietly while the others sleep sure helps out!
I decided to join in on the fun and create my own winter themed printable.
I see a lot of color by number coloring pages for younger kids, but my own kids always had a difficult time with them when they were just learning to color. Something about having to read the legend and then translate that to knowing what to color where was a bit much for them as younger preschoolers. The concept is great, however, because given a black and white coloring page, younger preschoolers often scribble and barely dabble (which is ok, too!) I wanted to try out something more constructive for tiny artists and introduce the concept of color matching.
So here is a coloring page with internal color outlines (inlines?). If you have a younger child who is just learning how to color and has struggled with color by number/shapes/color swatch, try this out and see how they respond. And boy I would sure love your feedback! (I’m testing them on my kids as I type this!)
Check out my favorite free printable finds for the week and print out some fun!
1 Winter Math and Literacy Printables from Kaitlynn Albani
2 Arctic Animals Matching Game (Free Thru 1/5) from Year Round Homeschooling
3 Christmas Pattern Blocks from PreKinders
4 PRINTABLE WINTER ACTIVITY SHEETS FOR KIDS from Kids Activities Blog
5 Winter Activities for Kindergarten from The Printable Princess
6 Winter Time from Teaching with Technology and Fun
7 Creative Writing Prompts: Winter Snowman from http://www.123homeschool4me.com/
8 SNOWMAN LISTENING GAME from Pre-K Pages
9 5 Little Snowmen: Printable Puppets and Song from From ABCs To Acts
10 Sight Word Snowflake Scavenger Hunt from Raising Little Superheroes
Do you have a free printable you’d like me to include on an upcoming PK1 Printables Parade? Click here to submit it!