Christmas calendar with Christmas themed counting coloring pages.

My oldest daughter is currently working on learning sight words, reading written number words, and counting. My youngest daughter age two is gradually learning to count and is building a basic foundation of skills. Therefore I made a fun Christmas Calendar for my daughters to mark off each day with a fun corresponding coloring page.

Christmas Calendar laminated for durability.

The coloring pages represent numbers one through twenty-five. Each coloring page has simple sentences with sight words and the corresponding written number for extra reading practice. I opted not to include the number symbol because I wanted my oldest to try and write them by memory best she could. I figure everyday my daughters can color a coloring page and cut out the images for scissor practice, then glue them onto construction paper to make their own Christmas scenes.

Christmas Calendar Coloring Pages

1. I see one pretty Christmas tree.
2.    I see two kids wearing Christmas pajamas at nighttime.
3.  Do you see three gingerbread houses?
4.  I see four silly polar bears in Santa hats.
5.  I see five angels.   
6.  There are six hedgehog heads in Santa hats.
7.  I see seven penguins. 
8.  I see eight reindeer heads.
9.  I see nine gingerbread people that I can decorate myself.
10.  I see ten Christmas books.   
11.  I can see and count eleven dogs with Santa hats.
12.  I see twelve snow people in the snow.
13.  There are thirteen little candy canes for you and me.
14.  I see twelve Santa Clauses how many more would be needed to make fourteen?
15.  I see fifteen seals with Santa Hats.
16.  I can see and count sixteen chimneys.
17.  I see seventeen orcas.
18.  There are eighteen Christmas stockings.
19.  Do you see nineteen turtles in Santa hats?
20. There are twenty stars in the sky tonight.
21.  I see twenty-one gumdrops.
22.  There are twenty-two Santa hats.
23.  I see twenty-three ornaments.
24.  I see twenty-four elves.
25.  I see twenty-five presents.

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My youngest daughter gets into everything and since we tend to decorate our Christmas tree with ornaments my husbands mother bought him yearly when he was growing up we decided not to put out a normal tree. Instead last year and this year we decided to keep the ornaments safe from her. Instead we’ve been putting up the toy tree and the gingerbread house to play with. During the off season we store the tree in her bedroom for my daughters to pretend play Christmas together, stacking toys around the tree.

Thanks for stopping by LearningWithNanaHedgehog.com. Please keep in mind any printable activities are meant to be done with adult supervision even coloring as crayons can pose a choking hazard in small children.

Counting leaves coloring pages.

For the month of November our focus theme has been the leaves falling and changing colors during the Fall Season. Therefore I made five leaf counting coloring pages to go along with the theme of the month.

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Items above are some of the helpful tools my husband and I use to help teach our daughters how to count to 100 and do simple math problems. They both enjoy using the 100 placemat as they eat cereal and count together.

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Pumpkin Counting Art Project and Coloring Pages.

Today my oldest daughter wasn’t in a mood to do school lessons therefore after we finished what she had to do for the day I threw in the activity below as a fun way to count and look at how math problems are set up. That way she could work on math, create art, and read all at the same time in a fun way. Daily I add in additional activities apart from her actual school lessons to add to our day. On days she’s not in the mood to do school I try to add in activities that allow her a little bit of creative freedom to keep her attention on lessons rather than running off in anger because she’s over learning for the day.

With my youngest I try to make sure my husband and I don’t lose focus on teaching her the basics since the majority of the day revolves around my oldest daughters homeschool lessons. Therefore I try to keep our activities toddler friendly. She enjoys using dot stickers, dot markers, and regular markers therefore I allow her to use them under adult supervision of course. She enjoyed drawing on the construction paper, as my oldest and I counted out the pumpkins on all three of our art projects.

My pumpkin counting art.
My oldest daughters pumpkin counting art.
My youngest daughters pumpkin counting art.
Supplies we used for the project.

Supplies We Used For Pumpkin Counting Art Activity…
-dot stickers to make larger pumpkins
-dot markers to make smaller pumpkins
-construction paper
-markers
For the project you could use crayons, any kind of markers, construction paper etc. to make the pumpkins whatever you have on a hand.

With my oldest in Kindergarten I’m trying to get her to read as much as possible, and my youngest turning two in November I’m always trying to come up with ways to integrate both their levels into the same activities.

Therefore I try to provide them with simple reading coloring pages weekly. Coloring pages with simple written sentences to help with my oldest daughters reading skills, and allow my youngest to work on holding crayons and enhancing her fine motor skills.

I made simple pumpkin counting coloring pages to go along with the pumpkin counting art project. I used the written words for the numbers to get my oldest daughter to work on reading number written words. I chose to go with numbers 6-10 to give her many pumpkins to color on each page.

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I hope the simple pumpkin counting art activity and pumpkin counting coloring pages will inspire and help you with your educational journey whatever that may look like right now, and thanks for stopping by LearningWithNanaHedgehog.com. Please remember all activities are meant to be done with adult supervision, and are for personal use only.

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Animals We See Outside Graph.

Now that it’s summer I have been trying to find fun outdoor activities to keep up on our preschool lessons. To make sure my oldest is fully ready for Kindergarten. We’ve been keeping up with our reading lessons, daily. We also try to count to 100 most days. Besides counting to 100 my husband and I find ways to sneak in counting and simple addition activities. I’ve been focused on pre reading and reading skills that math got lost in the shuffle of it all therefore I’ve been trying to be more proactive in fitting it in much more often.

Again; being summer I’ve been trying to find a way to bring our lessons outside as we breath in the fresh air and soak in nature. My youngest enjoys watching birds, squirrels, and bunnies. Luckily for her our backyard is full of tall trees and is the perfect place to look for small critters. I figured a way to keep both my daughters more excited about nature I’d make something I could laminate and take outside with us to mark off what we see.

I laminated the Animal Tracking Sheet to use again and again.

My daughter pointed out the lady bug on the chart and asked why a lady bug? I told her it just represented bugs in general she reluctantly accepted that fact. My daughters have short attention spans, therefore I only did 10 boxes to mark because I figured after they spotted the first several bugs they would be over looking for bugs. Bugs are abundant in our backyard if they pay attention they could find 100’s in seconds if they wanted, again I just kept it at a broad spectrum and told her we can look for any specific bugs we want. For example if she wanted to look only for spiders we could do that.

After filling out the chart and coming back inside for the day my daughters and I sit down and we talk about our data. I have my oldest count how many boxes she marked in each category. She had found 0 bunnies and 0 frogs, so I asked her which animals were spotted the same amount of times. Then I asked what animal was spotted the most times, the least? I made a graph to go along with the chart to fill out and see the data in a more visual way.

My oldest daughters graph filled out.
The graph I filled out to explain how graphs work to her.

I work best myself if I have a visual aid to remind me of everything I need to explain to a child that is learning basic information. I made a demonstration graph to keep me on track to talk about the key points of a graph to my daughter as we did our graphing activity. Also for her reference in the future.

I laminated the reference graph so it would last longer.

I laminated my sheets for durability, instead of wasting laminated pouches or if you don’t have a laminator reusable dry erase pockets are a perfect solution. The other items above are helpful visual aids when it comes to counting and or math skills. (I am a participant in Amazon affiliates and any qualifying purchases made through Amazon links above I earn commission on at no extra cost to you.)