Colors of the Month are Red and Green.

I’ve been attempting to pick two colors a month as the focus colors for my youngest daughter age two. I’ve been making a poster for each color and matching cards to go along with them. For the month of December I chose red and green because of Christmas.

I laminated the color posters and the cards for extra durability. My youngest enjoys matching the cards to the pictures on the posters. As she picks up a card I ask her which color poster it goes to red or green. Then she finds the correct picture spot. It makes for a simple activity in which a child is able to combine the concept of matching with color recognition. If you don’t have a laminator you can turn it into a fun cut and paste activity. In which the child is able to cut out the pictures working on their scissor skills and then glue the card to it’s matching spot on the color poster.

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The laminator shown above is the specific one I use. As for the Learning Colors with Nana Hedgehog book and the counting bears they are both great tools to help with color exposure and color recognition.

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Christmas theme Characters to hide, find, and read.

My oldest daughter doesn’t always feel up for learning. She often rolls her eyes, and explains that it isn’t school time. Whenever I try to add in additional sight word practice. Personally trying to expose my daughter to all the sight words she’s suppose to be reading by the end of Kindergarten can often be difficult and feel overwhelming.

Therefore I pick four words a week to focus on. In which I write on a piece of notebook paper I laminated and hung on a wall. I laminated the paper to make it durable and re-useable. Something I quickly learned about school at home is how much paper waste is created. Also the amount of ink I go through is often ridiculous which is why I had chose to use a lined piece of notebook paper rather than wasting ink and time making a sheet on the computer. Every school day I try to get my daughter to write the words of the week out on handwriting paper for writing practice and extra sight word practice.

For the month of December I made four Christmas theme characters for my daughter to hide, find, and read. I laminate each character for durability and that way they’re dry erase. I switch out the words on the characters to correlate with the words of the week. Therefore the printable has no words in the open space that way the words can be switched out often. As we play I often tell her riddles to help her find the more difficult hiding spots. She enjoys finding the characters, and I can often get her to read the words to me. If she’s unsure of a word she hesitates and then I go ahead and help her read it. I wait for her cue that way I don’t give her the answer to soon.

My youngest age two plays along with us. Her method of playing is hiding as many characters as possible under items in our living room. Pushing them as far under giggling as she does.

If you don’t have easy access to a printer there are plenty of alternatives even for a Christmas theme hide, find, and read activity. If you have a Christmas theme coloring book you can allow kids to color the pages themselves pick out their favorite characters and cut them out. You can laminate the coloring pages for durability. If you don’t have a laminator it’s still a great activity just write the words on whatever your child chose and hide them throughout the house. Each time they find a character ask them to read the word to you, allow them the chance to try and then if they’re struggling have them repeat the word after you. Go ahead and hide it again until they show signs of disinterest. If they stop wanting to read the word that is ok, just read it for them and allow them to keep looking for characters, all you can do is keep trying and not push to hard.

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The posters and placemats shown above are what I use in my home for additional sight word support.

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Christmas Vowel Poems

I’ve been working on introducing vowels and their short and long sounds to my daughters ages 2 and 6. With Christmas coming up within the next several weeks I wrote several short Christmas inspired vowel poems.

Long A is for angel.
Short A is for antlers.
Long E is for eagle.
Short E is for elf.
Long I is for icicle.
Short I is for igloo.
Long O is for ornament.
Short O is for ostrich.
Long U is for unicorn.
Short U is for underwear.

To view and print out the short Christmas inspired vowel poems click on the downloadable file below.

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The posters above are a great set of posters to help with vowel sounds.

I stuck the Christmas vowel poems in a laminated pocket that hangs on my kids learning wall in the living room.

Living room learning wall.

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