Great Book Finds from June 2017

Summer is here and we are full on headed to the library as much as we can. That means we go through a lot of books! It is hard to pick just a few books. We go through at least 50 books a week!

Plus we make several trips to bookstores as well. This month we pick out some we liked from the las week. There are just so many books!

Each of these books this time was a library find for us. They were books we loved and read more than one time.

Great Book Finds from June 2017: animals, geography, people, countries, gardens, numbers, feelings, traveling, growing up, ponds, elphant and piggie  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Click on the links and pictures below to go to Amazon to find out more about these books. Plus sometimes get a preview of the book! Plus any purchase of books goes to help 3 Dinosaurs keep going.

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World is my FAVORITE book from this month. If you want your kids to see just how different things are around the whold check this out. You can see what they eat, how they sleep, play and more. I love showing my girls that the world is different and this books was perfect for that. The preview of the book on Amazon show some of the pages.

What Will Grow? is a great look at the different types of seeds and what they will grow into. There are a few pages that are life the flap as well! There is detailed information about the seed at the end of the book.

7 Ate 9 is a funny to read nubmer book. Loads of eight vs ate word mixes. We had fun reading the book and finding out if 7 really did eat 9! Plus there are a few letters in the book as well.

Teacup is a great book with wonderful pictures. We loved looking at them all. A boy leaves home with some soil of where he played in a teacup. He travels in his boat. He sees many things that remind him of home and soon something starts to grow in his teapot. It is a great story about how you can weather what life brings to you.


On Duck Pond (On Bird Hill and Beyond) is a great book about ponds. There are so many animals to see and find in this book. You see what happens when some ducks land on a pond and everything gets away from the noise. Then you see the pond go back to normal. There is more information about the animals in the pond at the back of the book.

Today I Feel . . .: An Alphabet of Feelings is a great ABC books for exploring all sorts of feelings that you can have. Are you excited? Are you Quiet? I love the way this books show so many different feelings and the drawing match up so well. Amazon has a great preview of this one as well.

Emma and the Whale is a fun story about a girl who loves the search the beach shore during love tide for teasures. She is always going to gather something. But one day she finds a baby whale.

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Good for Nothing Button! is one I can’t believe we missed! We love the Like Reading Series! This book yellow bird has a button but does nothing. But it is fun wehn it does something for red and blue bird!


What books did you find this month?

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Hands-On Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards

Fourth of July comes once a year, but so many of its themes are used all year long. I made these fun Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards for kids to use and learn numbers.

These work great for one to one correspondence with a fine motor activity. They cards are a fun, hands-on activity and a lot of kids love and need these.

It is a great addition to the Fourth of July printables on the site.

Free Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards - two different types of cards to use with red and blue stars - 3Dinosaurs.com

Ten Frames are an excellent way to work on counting and math at the same time. They are used a lot in the start of Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade. By using the ten frames, kids have a different way of learning counting.

There are two types of ten frame cards. It allows for different levels of learning. You can use them to start to learn or review their numbers.

You have a number and matching stars filled in on the ten frame. It is great for the beginner to use.

Free Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards - two different types of cards to use with red and blue stars - 3Dinosaurs.com

You have a number on the boy or girl and a blank ten frame. It is good for the older kindergarten and review for first grade.

Free Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards - two different types of cards to use with red and blue stars - 3Dinosaurs.com

Things We Used With These Printables

Here are a few of the hands-on items we have used with these printables.


How We Used These Printables

One way we use the ten frame cards that are fill in is to have my girls cover the items to match the card. You can have them count while they do it. We use clear glass gems or clear counting chips for this. It allows they to still see the number they covered.

Free Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards - two different types of cards to use with red and blue stars - 3Dinosaurs.com

On the blank ten frame, we use the star buttons or unifix cubes to fill in the correct number.

Free Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards - two different types of cards to use with red and blue stars - 3Dinosaurs.com

One way I have used the blank ten games where I printed the pages as they are and used a dot marker on them.

You can also use either ten frames for basic math. We used the blank or filled in cards. On the blank cards, I have them do two sets of unifix cubes colors to match up to the number.

Free Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards - two different types of cards to use with red and blue stars - 3Dinosaurs.com

On the filled in we match the numbers with two colors. We used the unifix cubes for this.

Free Fourth of July Ten Frame Cards - two different types of cards to use with red and blue stars - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • Numbers 1 to 10
  • Ten Frame without picture
  • Ten Frame with star images
  • 10 blue & 10 red stars to use with ten frames
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Fun Craft for Mister Seahorse

I love summer in that we do tons of crafts that are fun! We enjoy doing them. Today I have a fun post that I did for Rainy Day Mum!

She has a great summer book and craft series and I’ve done it the last few years. You get to pick out your favorite book for a theme and do a craft!

My girls and I picked our favorite ocean book Mister Seahorse!

Torn Paper Mister Seahorse - 3Dinosaurs.com

This is a fun craft that I can see us doing again. We just loved it! Plus it goes great with so many other ocean activities on the site!

It goes great with the Ocean Pack as well.


You might also like these ocean activities:

Looking for more Beach and Ocean Printables and Activities check out all of them!

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