Category: ABC Printables

{Totally 3} : P is for Penguins

In case you didn’t know, Thing 2 loves penguins.  So I knew this week was going to be a big hit for Thing 2.

We practice counting 1-15 using our little penguins.  We also continued to work on locations such as top, bottom, left and right.

He also practiced writing the numbers 1 and 2.

Thing 2 did his letters maze, circle the letter, and putting the pieces together.

Thing 2 helped me locate the letters P and p in several books this week.  He has also started to notice letters on different signs and such as we are out and about.

Like I noticed last week Thing 2 does a much better job of knowing the sounds of the letters than the names of the letters.

Although we didn’t do as many hands on activities as we did last week, Thing 2 still had a great time learning since he was able to play with the penguins all week during school time.

{HERE} is a copy of the printables I made for the week.

How was your week?

{Totally 3} S is for Snakes

Thing 2 had another great week of school this week.  I am so glad that he is finally the slightest bit motivated.  He also is demonstrating to me that he actually remembers what we have been learning.

This weeks letter was the letter S, which of course stood for snakes.  One of his favorite props this week was the small container of snakes that we got while we were on vacation.

We are loosely following the Horizons Kindergarten math curriculum.  This week we continued to focus on counting 1 -10.

We also worked on identifying first, middle and last using our snakes.

Thing 2 also worked on identifying and writing the numbers 1-3.

Each week Thing 2 is practicing writing his letters.  I am trying to find fun ways to do this activity since doing it on paper all the time can get a little boring.  So this week I brought out the shaving cream for him to use as we practiced writing the letters S and s.  We also need to experience wearing it too!

We also did one of our favorite games, letter blackout.  You have a board that is nothing but the letter you are studying.  Each person take a turn rolling a die.  You color or dot out that many spaces.  The person who fills the board first wins.

We also used play dough to make snakes and to form the letters and numbers we were studying the week.  I think he honestly like playing with the play dough more than he liked the shaving cream.

Pre Reading Skills:
I am also trying to work on making sure that not only can Thing 2 identify the letter, but that he also knows the sound that each letter makes.  Honestly, he knows the sound better for the letters than he does the name.  So we worked on finding objects that start with the letter s.

We also read books together where I had him find the letters S and s on each page.  It becomes like a hide and seek game and he loves to do this.  I have him say the letter and make the letter sound every time he locates one.

{HERE} are the printables I made to go with the letter S.

What fun activities have you done with the letter s? 



{Totally 3} Letter M

So if you haven’t notice, there has been a long absence in Totally 3 posts.  Back in March, after I worked to create a Yummy ABCs for Thing 2, he really lost interest in school.  It was also about that time that I decided we were going to enjoy the wonderful weather and start back at to school when it was hotter.

Thing 1 started back to school in May, and I thought that Thing 2 would follow, but he didn’t until now.  So fo the first time since March, Thing 2 has done school and he seems to actually remember some of it even after a couple of days.

However, I had to create some new activities for Thing 2, because he was not interested in learning about food anymore.  So with Thing 2’s new interest in animals I created some animal based letter activities.

For Thing 2’s math I am loosely following the Horizons Kindergarten math.  The first few lessons were based on counting to 10, practicing the direction words top and bottom, and writing the number one.  I used the monkeys for counting practice.  I used a combination of the tree and monkeys to talk about top and bottom. Thing 2 completely nailed all of these things.

Letter Identification:
We did a few activities where Thing 2 had to locate the letters M and m.  The only time we he ran in to any problems is when it came to the letter w.

Letter Sounds:
One of the worksheets I created was designed to have Thing 2 circle the objects that started with the letter m.  Thing 2 rocked this activity.  He had completed half of the worksheet before I had finished explaining the directions.

{HERE} are the printables I created for the letter m.

What has your three year old done this week?



Yummy ABC Printables

Towards the end of last year, Thing 2 showed a real interest in helping me in the kitchen.  Thus, I created Yummy ABCs for him.  However, as with any three-year old, his interest have changed.

I had created most of the alphabet and since we will not be using them, I won’t be writing any blog post about them.  So, in case there is anyone out there who might find them helpful, I thought I would put the whole collection that I completed in one blog post.

Each letter includes:
Beginning Writing
Letter Writing Practice
Blackout Game
Letter Maze
Lacing or Punching Pages
and more!

Letter A
Letter B
Letter C
Letter D
Letter E
Letter F
Letter G
Letter H
Letter I
Letter J
Letter K
Letter L
Letter M
Letter N
Letter O
Letter P
Letter Q
Letter R
Letter S
Letter T
Letter U
Letter V
Just to let you know, I have not done the final editing on most of them.  I usually do that once we have worked through them.  However, since we never worked through them, they were never fully edited.

Hope you enjoy!



{Totally 3} Back to School

This week Thing 2 had his first full we back to school and he enjoyed every minute of it.  This week was the yummy letter F.

Letter Activities
*Letter F Maze
*Letter F Blackout Game
*Letter F Poking Page
*Letter F lacing card

*Letter Ff out of goldfish
*Letter Ff stamping
*Put together pieces to make a letter Ff

*Rectangle playdough mat
*Rectangle on Geoboard
*Rectangle and Square Patterns
*Letter Ff Roll and Graph

*Letter M sound
*Reading while locating the letters Ff, as well as any other letters we know

*Story of the World Chapter 1 – Thing 2 only really listened to the stories, he didn’t participate in any of the activities.

This week we reviewed Arizona and New Mexico, using the coloring sheet from Road Trip USA, a power point I had made, and a few other activities that I created.

*Letter F pre writing
*Letter F beginning writing
*Letter F writing practice

*I had Thing 2 tell me a story that I then typed it into a his own blog that I had started for him.

*What do plant need?  We set up an experiment where we will discover exactly what plants need.  We have three plants.  One plant will be given water and sunlight.  The second seed will only be given water, but no sunlight.  The third seed will be given sunlight, but no water.

{HERE} is the worksheet for the Yummy Letter F.
{HERE} is the worksheets that I made to go with our science, What a Plant Needs?

{Totally 3} Yummy Letter D

This week may have been Thing 2’s favorite week thus far, despite that we had a drastically scaled down week this week.  We only did school two days this week.

This week was Yummy Letter D.


Thing 2 continued handwriting practice using the printables that I made him which has a pre-writing practice, a beginning letter practice and a letter practice.


We played the blackout game I created last week again this week.

He also continued with the cut and paste pattern printable that I made for him.

We also reviewed the shapes triangle, square and circle using a simple worksheet I made that had him color the different shapes.


Besides going to get doughnuts one morning this week, Thing 2 made deviled eggs.  I would share the recipe, but I can’t seem to find the paper that I wrote it down on, since I made it up as I went.  If I find the paper, I will come back and update this post with the recipe. 



What have you done with your three year old this week?

Share with us and leave a comment.


{Free} Printables Linky Party!

Thanks for everyone who joined us last week for our {Free} Printables Linky Party!  The most clicked on link was the Heart Coloring Page from Scribbleprints

In our house this week I made a few more printables to go along with the Yummy Letter study that I am doing with Thing 2. 

The packet contains: 
Letter Cc prewrite
2. Letter Cc writing practice
3. Letter Cc blackout
4. Letter Cc maze
5. Letter Cc cutting practice
6. Letter Cc shape patterns
7. Letter Cc coloring page
8. Letter Cc poking page
9. Letter Cc Activities
10. Letter Cc Recipes

You can also read about our Letter C week {HERE}.

You can download the printables for free {HERE}.

    Now its your turn to share…

    Now it’s your turn, what have you created this week?

    1.  Please link directly to you blog post that contains your {Free} Printables.  That makes it easier to find!
    2.  Please link back to Raising the Cameron Clan somewhere on your blog.  This will allow others to discover the awesome {Free} Printables that are out there!
    3.  Please consider following Raising the Cameron Clan, that way you are first to know when the weekly linky party is up!
    4.  Please share with anyone else you know who makes their own {Free} Printables.

    Let’s get this party started!


    {Totally 3} Yummy Letter C

    Thing 2 was not feeling school this week. I think it may be because letter C is the letter in which I got the idea to do the yummy letters for him.  So 3 weeks ago, we did some of this material, but at that point I just wasn’t so sure he was getting it. 

    However, after this week I have changed my theory.  I am starting to think that Thing 2 knows more than he lets on, but some days he tries so hard to be the anti-Thing 1 that he pretends that he does not know anything. 

    Letter Activity:

    We had a lot of fun this week with foods that start with the letter c.  Each day he made an uppercase and a lower case letter c out of food.  We used candy, corn, and celery.


    He also completed the letter C maze, poking page and coloring page in the Yummy Letter C packet that I made.

    I also introduced a new game called blackout.  Two players take turns rolling a die.  The person to blackout the last letter C wins.  Thing 2 really enjoyed the game, once he decided to play. 

    Thing 2’s victory celebration when he beat me at blackout.


    Along with the blackout game (above) which worked on counting, we also worked on AB and ABB patterns using circles and squares.  He has caught on to patterns fairly quickly, which surprises me since some days he acts like he knows nothing.


    We continued with prewriting and writing the letter C.  However, I think I need to find something else to add to this lineup, because I think he is getting bored.

    Cutting Practice:

    I mixed up our cutting practice this week by having Thing  practice cutting on celery.  It is the celery that we used to make the letters C and c pictured above.


    As part of our Yummy Letter C week, we made C shaped sugar cookies.  You can find the recipe {HERE}.

    Thing 2 enjoying his cookie!

    You can get all of the Yummy Letter C printables {HERE}.

    What has your three year old be up to this week? 


    {Free} Printables Linky Party

    With all of the changes I have made to both Thing 1 and Thing 2’s curricula, I have started making a few more printables again so that I can tailor the curriculum to their individual interest.

    This week was the first week using Thing 1’s new math curriculum.  This is the third curriculum we have used.  This week we spent some time matching the numbers 0-10 to the corresponding words.  Thing 1 loves trains, so this week I revamp an old engine shed game into a practice activity and game.  The activity was divided into two parts; the numbers 0-5 and 5-10.  To practice the number/word recognition, you roll the die (provided) and then have your child park their car, train, truck, whatever on the correct spot.  For the game, two or more people take turns rolling the die.  The first person to fill their board wins.  Both games were big hits with Thing 1.  You can read a little more about the activities {HERE}.  You can download the printables {HERE}.

    The second activity is a simple number/word matching game.  You can read a little more about the activities {HERE}.  You can download the printables {HERE}.

    This week I continued reviewing the alphabet with Thing 2.  We worked on the Yummy Letter B.  Thing 2 is really enjoying helping me in the kitchen with the different recipes we have been making.  You can read more about his week {HERE}.

    Each download includes:
    Pre Write Practice
    Writing Practice
    Letter Maze
    Poking Page
    Patterns (AB and ABB)
    Roll and Graph
    Cutting Page
    Color and Cutting Page

    Get the download {HERE}.

    The blog post dedicated to Thing 2’s week contains the blueberry muffin recipe as well as a few other activities we did that relate to our letter B week.

    I also made a version of the parking game for Thing 2.  Using a regular die (provide.) Have your child roll the die and count the dots.  Then he parked his car on the corresponding number.  Thing 2 enjoyed his version of the game and used a car, instead of a train.

    You can get the download of the roll and park game {HERE}.

    What have you created this week? It’s your turn to share.

    Now it’s your turn, what have you created this week?

    1.  Please link directly to you blog post that contains your {Free} Printables.  That makes it easier to find!
    2.  Please link back to Raising the Cameron Clan somewhere on your blog.  This will allow others to discover the awesome {Free} Printables that are out there!
    3.  Please consider following Raising the Cameron Clan, that way you are first to know when the weekly linky party is up!
    4.  Please share with anyone else you know who makes their own {Free} Printables.

    Let’s get this party started!