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Pumpkin Name Spelling Activity

There are so many hands on and authentic ways to work with preschool children to learn to spell their names. We added a fall themed twist this time by putting the letters on pumpkins for a free printable you can use at home or in your classroom!
This free pumpkin alphabet letters printable is perfect for practicing name spelling puzzles with preschoolers!

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Ice Cream Name Spelling Puzzles for Kids

Elephant and Piggie books are our absolute favorite series of children's books. Have you read them? Today we're reading the one about friendship and sharing ice cream. We've created a name puzzle activity where kids can work on spelling their own names and their friends' names with ice cream cones!

Kids practice spelling names with ice cream puzzles which include a free printable
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Farm Animal Sorting

Our kids love animals! We worked on early literacy skills, reading, and sorting as we identified which animals live on a farm. You can use this interactive pocket chart activity with children using our free printable.
Farm Animal Sorting Sentences Work on early literacy and reading with this free printable!

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Ten Apples Up On Top Gross Motor Game

When you think of the beginning of the school year, apples immediately come to mind! Preschools have apple themes and everyone loves to count with the book Ten Apples Up On Top. We've extended the math learning in this book by turning it into a gross motor movement activity for kids!

Ten Apples Up On Top Movement Game for Kids This is the perfect gross motor idea for an apple theme in preschool!
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The Best Activities Based on Children's Books

Kids, teachers, and parents all love educational activities based on classic children's books. Your child's favorite story comes to life as they create crafts, play games, and try recipes themed around their favorite characters. We've collected the best ideas and done all of the planning for you to follow along!

What an amazing resource of kids activities all in one place! Crafts, recipes, games, and more based on classic children's books.

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Acorn Sensory Bottle

Fall always reminds me of acorns. We've gathered real ones to explore and crafted our own in all the acorn activities for kids we've tried over the years! This autumn season we made an acorn discovery bottle that is perfect for sensory play outside or on the light table. 
This fall acorn discovery bottle is perfect for autumn sensory play!

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Apple Ten Frames

Fall is the perfect time of year for an apple theme! We're offering this free printable hands on math activity for kids to learn about ten frames.

This free math printable is the perfect hands on activity for kids if you teach an apple theme!

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