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Free Printable Community Helper Word Cards

community helper word cards

These FREE printable Community Helper Word Cards are a fabulous way to enhance your print-rich environment; they’re just waiting to be displayed on your word walls and in your writing centers! Just print, laminate (for heavy use), and cut. Depending on your grade (pre-k, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) and where your students are at developmentally, these cards can be used for:

– Letter recognition
– Beginning letter sounds
– Writing practice
– Drawing practice
– Spelling/reading practice
– Creative writing
– Journal writing

ITEMS INCLUDED:

– Community Helper Word Cards – Rectangle (24)
– Community Helper Word Cards – Square (24)

Helpers featured in this freebie are astronaut, baker, coach, crossing guard, construction worker, dentist, detective, doctor, farmer, firefighter, gardener, janitor, librarian, lifeguard, mail carrier, military, nurse, painter, plumber, police officer, reporter, teacher, trash collector, and veterinarian.

Note: For more helper fun, be sure to check out my Community Helpers Math and Literacy pack!

download Get these Community Helper Word Cards here.

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Winter Math and Literacy Activities

winter math and literacy activities

Brr! This Winter Math and Literacy pack contains printable activities that practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Classification
– Shape recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition and comparison
– Number formation
– Measurement (height)
– Association
– Attribute variance
– Story sequencing
– Beginning sound recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions

WINTER BEGINNING SOUNDS CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

winter math and literacy activities

Students will sound out the names of the pictures in each set. Instruct them find and cover the main picture’s beginning sound partner. Provide pom poms, vase gems, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. For heavy use, print these out on carstock and laminate.

WINTER MEASURING CARDS -HEIGHT (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

winter math and literacy activities

Provide Unifix Cubes or another small manipulative for children to measure (non-standard) the height of the items. Be sure to discuss which are taller, shorter, and the same size. Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use).

WINTERTIME SPIN & COUNT SHEETS (COLOR 2/B&W 2)

winter math and literacy activities

For extra durability, print these sheets out on cardstock and laminate. Attach paperclip spinners with round head fasteners (brads). Provide pom poms, vase gems, mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will spin, identify a number and place that amount of items on their sheets. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.). Older children may fill all three lines, while younger ones may only complete the first or second. Once finished, have students count all of the items on their sheets.

SNOWMAN (FROSTY) FRAME CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

winter math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.).

WORKSHEETS (B&W 10)

winter math and literacy activities

With these 10 engaging worksheets, children will sort by size, identify winter rhyming words, sequence a snowman story, count and write numbers, and so much more!

downloadGet this Winter Math and Literacy pack.

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The Gingerbread Man Craft

As a parent and a teacher, it’s always been fun and important for me to introduce ALL of my children to what I loved and adored, and learned from when I was young.

So every holiday season, I bring out the The Gingerbread Man. To me, this first edition Giant Golden Book was the most magical story ever. As a child I spent hours looking over the vibrant illustrations of Bill and Bonnie Rutherford, letting my imagination run away right along with that fearless, little yummy cookie.

This classic book is ideal for reading aloud and makes for an excellent literary-based art activity; gingerbread men and houses. Last year, we used our creations to decorate our classroom window.

The houses are made of basic shapes (squares, rectangles, and triangles) and can be cut out by you or by your children depending on their ability. This year, I will be offering even more materials such as stiff felt, fuzzy sticks, bows, etc., so maybe we’ll see some gingerbread girls!

MATERIALS USED:

– Construction paper
Our gingerbread template
– Googly eyes
– Ricrac
– Acrylic craft jewels
– Stiff felt/fabric
– Sparkle/glitter pom poms
– Buttons
– Holiday scrapbook paper
– Sequins
– Mini bows
– White foam (roofs)
– Holiday fuzzy sticks

NOTE: Be sure to check out our Christmas Math and Literacy pack for more gingerbread activities!

Christmas Math and Literacy

Christmas Math and Literacy

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