Children’s Books about Winter

Looking for books for your Winter thematic unit? These are some of my favorite books for my winter theme in January.

Here’s a list of books about Winter

Some of the books included are:

  • Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Bear Stays Up by Karma Wilson
  • Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
  • The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll
  • Clifford’s First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell
  • The Hat by Jan Brett
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
  • Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright
  • The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg
  • The Quilt Story by Tony Johnson
  • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Here’s a list of Spanish books about Winter (Libros acerca del invierno)

  • El mitón por Jan Brett
  • Froggy se viste por Jonathan London
  • El gorro de lana por Jan Brett
  • ¡Una señora con frío se tragó un poco de nieve! por Lucille Colandro
  • Un día de nieve por Ezra Jack Keats
  • La primera nevada de Clifford por Norman Bridwell
  • The tortilla quilt por Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli
  • Adivina cuanto te quiero en invierno por Sam McBratney
  • Oso polar, oso polar, ¿que es ese ruido? por Bill Martin Jr./ Eric Carle
  • Elmer en la nieve por David McKee
  • Nieve
  • Oso no para de roncar por Karma Wilson

Free End of Year Poems

Here are some FREE End of Year poems in English and SPANISH. It includes 2 popular end of year poems and a song.

There are three versions of “I’ve Been Going to Kindergarten”

1. First one has this line: I’ve been going to KindergartenAll the whole year long!

2. Second one has this line: I’ve been going to KindergartenAnd learned from home too!

3. Third one has this line:I’ve been going to KindergartenAnd virtual classes too!


Kindergarten Home Learning

Our spring break is over and it is time to get back into learning mode. With so much going on with the coronavirus and school closures, this can be a little difficult. I have created this home learning packet that can be used during distance learning.

This packet has three weeks of learning for kindergarten. It includes math, phonics, sight words and writing activities. Check it out below and see if this is something that you might be able to use.

Note: A FREE Spanish version is also included in this download.

Preview of Week 1 of Kindergarten distance learning activities.

Preview of Week 2 of Kindergarten distance learning activities.

Preview of Week 3 of Kindergarten distance learning activities.

I hope that you find these activities useful.

Happy teaching!


How to Wash Your Hands

Many children do not realize that they are not washing their hands when they need to do so. They go to the restroom, they touch dirty objects, they cough and sneeze, but sometimes forget to wash their hands.

With our current situation with coronavirus, washing our hands is very important to help us stay healthy. I found a video for kids that explains what coronavirus is and how important it is to wash our hands. I have also included a poster and a reader that explains how to wash our hands step by step. But first, here are the videos.

Here’s a video in Spanish. ¿Qué es el coronavirus?

How to Wash Your Hands

Here is a Free Wash Your Hands poster with step by step directions on how to wash our hands. You can place it in the bathroom or by any sink in the home or school. The Spanish version “Lava tus manos” is also included.

I also have a simple reader for step by step instructions on how to wash your hands. There’s also a poster reminder of when to wash your hands.

You can find these Wash Your Hands reader and posters here.

Wash Your Hands Song

Here’s a song for kids about washing our hands.

New Year’s Eve Clock for Kids

Help kids countdown to New Year’s Eve with this simple clock idea.


  • Paper Plate
  • Brad for arrows
  • Tape
  • Numbers and Arrows Printable
  • Scissors


  • Download and print the numbers printable. It includes several pages with different options for you. I chose the small numbers in black and white for this sample.
  • Cut the number squares and arrows.
  • Tape the numbers to the plate.
  • Poke a hole in the center of the plate.
  • Push the brad into the hour and minutes hands and then through the center of the plate.

That’s it! Now, you can enjoy the countdown to New Year’s Eve with the kids. If they keep changing the time on this clock, they will either stay up until midnight or fall asleep before then. If they are not awake at midnight, the kids will be able to go back in the morning to see the last time posted on the clock before they fell asleep.


Have Fun!

End of Year Word Work Printables

It’s the end of the school year but we want our students to stay focused and keep on learning. You can continue this with our thematic word work printables which will promote conversation about the end of the year happenings.

This activity works well in a center or during small group time. As always, I have included a FREE copy in Spanish.  Take a look below.

End of Year Word Work Printables

This activity includes the following skills:

Trace the word.

color the word using rainbow colors.

Count the syllables in the word.

Find the vowels in the word.

Find the matching picture.

Use the matching picture.

Use the word in a sentence.

Build the word.

End of the Year Vocabulary Words:



ice cream

field day










FREE Spanish copy of Final del año escolar

Spanish words are:




día de campo


libra de recuerdos








Download the End of Year Word Work Printables here



Alphabet Clipart Super Mega Bundle

Are you looking for some new alphabet clipart to create your educational resources? This download includes over 800 pieces of clipart for all of your creations. Each alphabet set is not limited to a certain number of clipart. I included as many images as I could for each letter. Take a look. I hope that you like it!

Alphabet Clipart Details

*PNG format

*300 DPI

*Includes 401 color images

*Includes 401 black and white images

*Personal and Commercial Use

The Alphabet Clipart Super Mega Bundle includes the following images

Letter Aa

  1. acorn
  2. address
  3. airplane
  4. alligator
  5. ambulance
  6. anchor
  7. angel
  8. ant
  9. apple
  10. apron
  11. arm
  12. arrow
  13. astronaut
  14. ax

Letter Bb

  1. baby
  2. ball
  3. balloon
  4. banana
  5. bandaid
  6. barn
  7. baseball
  8. basket
  9. bat (animal)
  10. bat (baseball)
  11. bear
  12. bed
  13. bee
  14. bell
  15. belt
  16. bike
  17. bird
  18. blueberries
  19. books
  20. boot
  21. bow
  22. broccoli
  23. butterfly
  24. button

Letter Cc

  1. cake
  2. camel
  3. candle
  4. candy
  5. car
  6. card
  7. carrot
  8. cat
  9. caterpillar
  10. cloud
  11. cone
  12. cookie
  13. corn
  14. cow
  15. crab
  16. crayon
  17. crown
  18. cup

Letter Dd

  1. dad
  2. diamond
  3. dice
  4. dinosaur
  5. dog
  6. doll
  7. dolphin
  8. domino
  9. donkey
  10. donut
  11. door
  12. dress
  13. drum
  14. duck

Letter Ee

  1. eagle
  2. ear
  3. earth
  4. easel
  5. eel
  6. egg
  7. eight
  8. elbow
  9. elephant
  10. elevator
  11. elf
  12. envelope
  13. eraser
  14. eye

Letter Ff

  1. fairy
  2. fan
  3. feather
  4. fence
  5. fire
  6. firefly
  7. fish
  8. five
  9. flag
  10. flamingo
  11. floss
  12. flower
  13. foot
  14. football
  15. fork
  16. four
  17. frog

Letter Gg

  1. gallon
  2. garbage
  3. gate
  4. ghost
  5. gift
  6. giraffe
  7. girl
  8. glass
  9. glasses
  10. glue
  11. goat
  12. goose
  13. gorilla
  14. grapes
  15. grasshopper
  16. guitar
  17. gum

Letter Hh

  1. hamburger
  2. hammer
  3. hand
  4. hanger
  5. hat
  6. heart
  7. helicopter
  8. helmet
  9. hippo
  10. hive
  11. honey
  12. hook
  13. horse
  14. hotdog
  15. house

Letter Ii

  1. ice
  2. ice cream
  3. ice skate
  4. ice tray
  5. idea
  6. igloo
  7. iguana
  8. ill
  9. indian
  10. ink
  11. insect
  12. iron
  13. island
  14. ivy

Letter Jj

  1. jack o lantern
  2. jacket
  3. jam
  4. jar
  5. eans
  6. jello
  7. jellybeans
  8. jellyfish
  9. jersey
  10. jewelry
  11. jug
  12. juice
  13. jukebox

Letter Kk

  1. kangaroo
  2. karate
  3. ketchup
  4. kettle
  5. key
  6. king
  7. kite
  8. kitten
  9. kiwi
  10. koala

Letter Ll

  1. ladder
  2. ladybug
  3. lamb
  4. lamp
  5. lantern
  6. leaf
  7. leg
  8. lemon
  9. lemonade
  10. lifesaver
  11. lighthouse
  12. lightning
  13. lion
  14. lobster
  15. lock
  16. log
  17. lollipop

Letter Mm

  1. magnet
  2. mailbox
  3. marshmallow
  4. mask
  5. mermaid
  6. milk
  7. mirror
  8. mitten
  9. mom
  10. money
  11. monkey
  12. monster
  13. moon
  14. mop
  15. mountain
  16. mouse
  17. muffin
  18. mug
  19. mushroom

Letter Nn

  1. nachos
  2. nail
  3. neck
  4. necklace
  5. needle
  6. nest
  7. net
  8. newspaper (news)
  9. nine
  10. noodles
  11. nose
  12. nurse
  13. nuts

Letter Oo

  1. octagon
  2. octopus
  3. olive
  4. onion
  5. orange
  6. orange juice
  7. ostrich
  8. otter
  9. oval
  10. oven
  11. overalls
  12. owl
  13. ox

Letter Pp

  1. pail
  2. paint
  3. pan
  4. panda
  5. peanut
  6. pear
  7. peas
  8. pencil
  9. penguin
  10. pickle
  11. pie
  12. pig
  13. pinwheel
  14. pizza
  15. popcorn
  16. popsicle
  17. pot
  18. potato
  19. pumpkin
  20. puppet

Letter Qq

  1. q-tip
  2. quack
  3. quail
  4. quart
  5. quarter
  6. quarterback
  7. queen
  8. quesadilla
  9. question
  10. quiet
  11. quill
  12. quilt
  13. quiz

Letter Rr

  1. rabbit
  2. rain
  3. rainbow
  4. rake
  5. racquet
  6. rat
  7. ray
  8. rectangle
  9. reindeer
  10. rhino
  11. ring
  12. river
  13. road
  14. robot
  15. rocket
  16. rose

Letter Ss

  1. sailboat
  2. sandals
  3. sandwich
  4. saw
  5. scissors
  6. seahorse
  7. seal
  8. seven
  9. skunk
  10. snail
  11. snake
  12. snowman
  13. soap
  14. soccer
  15. sock
  16. soup
  17. spider
  18. spoon
  19. squirrel
  20. star
  21. strawberry
  22. sun
  23. sunflower
  24. sweater

Letter Tt

  1. table
  2. taco
  3. teapot
  4. teddy
  5. telephone
  6. tent
  7. tie
  8. tiger
  9. tomato
  10. tooth
  11. toothbrush
  12. toothpaste
  13. top
  14. towel
  15. tractor
  16. train
  17. tree
  18. tub
  19. turkey
  20. turtle

Letter Uu

  1. UFO
  2. umbrella
  3. umpire
  4. under
  5. underwear
  6. unicorn
  7. unicycle
  8. uniform
  9. united states
  10. up
  11. upstairs
  12. urn
  13. utensils

Letter Vv

  1. vacuum
  2. vampire
  3. van
  4. vase
  5. vegetables
  6. vest
  7. vine
  8. violin
  9. volcano
  10. volleyball
  11. vulture

Letter Ww

  1. wagon
  2. wall
  3. walrus
  4. wand
  5. Washington
  6. watch
  7. watermelon
  8. wave
  9. web
  10. whale
  11. wheel
  12. wig
  13. windmill
  14. window
  15. wishbone
  16. witch
  17. worm
  18. wrist

Letter Xx

  1. ax
  2. box
  3. fox
  4. mix
  5. ox
  6. pixie
  7. pox
  8. rex
  9. six
  10. taxi
  11. wax
  12. x-ray
  13. xylophone

Letter Yy

  1. yacht
  2. yak
  3. yam
  4. yarn
  5. yawn
  6. yell
  7. yellow
  8. yo-yo
  9. yogurt
  10. yolk

Letter Zz

  1. buZZ
  2. zebra
  3. zeppelin
  4. zero
  5. zig zag
  6. zinnia
  7. zipper
  8. zombie
  9. zoo
  10. Zorro
  11. zucchini

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Do you need some craftivities for St. Patrick’s Day? I have some very cute crafts with writing prompts that you might like.

St. Patrick’s Day Mouse

This leprechaun mouse is so adorable. It includes all the patterns and writing prompt pages. You can choose a single prompt to place on the craft, or you can use all the prompts to make a little booklet. You can copy on colored paper, construction paper or cardstock. I prefer to use cardstock for durability. I use astrobrights or the 50 paper pkg from Michael’s craft stores (these are only $2 for single color OR multi-color sets).

St. Patrick’s Day Dog

This St. Patrick’s Day craft is for those little dog lovers. It includes all the patterns and writing prompt pages that can be added to any of these cute crafts as a single page or as a booklet.

St. Patrick’s Day Bear

And who doesn’t like bears? This leprechaun craft is the third option in this download. It includes all the patterns and the same writing prompt options as above. These St. Patrick’s Day crafts make beautiful bulletin boards!

Download them today!

If you would like to download the St. Patrick’s Day craftivities, simply click on any of the photos to take you there.  By the way, this resource includes FREE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PROMPTS!!!




George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Crafts

These President’s Day craftivities are so much fun! We made crafts for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

George Washington

This George Washington craft includes all the patterns and an I AM GEORGE WASHINGTON simple reader. The booklet has a cover plus 7 pages of fun facts and illustrations about George Washington. You will also find a FREE Spanish booklet about George Washington in this file. I prefer to use yardstick on all patterns for added firmness and durability. You can also use colored construction paper for the patterns.


Abraham Lincoln

The Abraham Lincoln craft includes and an I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN simple reader. The booklet includes a cover page plus 7 pages of fun facts and illustrations about Abraham Lincoln. You will also find a FREE Spanish booklet about Abraham Lincoln in this file.

Download the President Crafts Here

Do you like the President’s Day crafts and booklets? If you would like to add these crafts to your centers, make sure to download them here.

Valentine Gift Tags for Kids



Valentine gift tags are the perfect way to personalize your Valentine’s Day gifts. They are so easy and fun to make. You can buy the little gifts in the Wal-Mart party section, the Target dollar spot or at the dollar store. Just print on card stock to make your card firm so that it may hold the item of choice. Print your favorite message on card stock and attach the item with washi tape or string.

Materials Needed:

1. Item of choice

2. Card stock to print your message

3. Washi tape or string to hold your item

Take a closer look at each of these Valentine’s Day gift tags/cards.


I hope that you like them!