4th of July Placemats

The 4th of July is here again and what is more fun than placemats you can use for it! We really have loved placemats at our house. They are tons of fun plus it is nice to change things up every now and then.

I love having holiday printables that I can use with my girls. I’m always looking for something fun. These were a request from my girls and they are really fun to make and have.

4th of July Placemats - 4 fun placemats for various ages to use - 3Dinosaurs.com

Once again I made these for different levels of learning. My girls are all different levels in their learning and styles and what they like to do. Each of the mats has different themes for the 4th of July. Plus these match up perfectly with the 4th of July Pack.

This is an example of one that is just mainly coloring. Plus there is also some tick tack toe to play! This is really easy to print and just use. Plus you don’t have to do these at a meal time either!

4th of July Placemats - 4 fun placemats for various ages to use - 3Dinosaurs.com

The is another example of the pages. This one has writing, coloring, tick tack toe, and drawing.

4th of July Placemats - 4 fun placemats for various ages to use - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can print the mat that best fits the need of your child. Plus you can print more than one of them to use!

What you will find in these printables:

  • 4 pages of printables
  • Different levels of learning
  • Drawing, Writing and coloring
4th of July Placemats - 4 fun placemats for various ages to use - 3Dinosaurs.com


Check out these other 4th of July & American Revolution printables & Activities.

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June 2016 Book Finds

We are in full swing with summer reading here! That means almost daily trips to the library for books and fun! I love our local library and all they offer for the summer.

Plus reading helps prevent the summer slide! It is a great way to get kids to keep up their reading skills by looking for new books.

We are always on a challenge to see just how much reading we can do! We have several ways by 100 charts and by minutes charts for my older girls. Plus I don’t limit what they are reading. If they like it we are reading it! Reading is reading no matter what the reading is.

June 2016 Book Finds: birds, Noah's Ark, animals, shapes, box, fear of heights, women report in the 40s, bullies and birds - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see all the books below with links to Amazon for additional information. A lot of them have previews as well that you can look through. Plus any sales help support 3 Dinosaurs.

Circle is a great book about the godwits and their lifecycle in great stunning pictures. The words are short and work wonderful to tell the story of their journey and the changes that are happening in the world.

Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf: A Story About Bullying is a great nww book about bullies! We really enjoyed this one. It is a twist on the classes story and is tons to fun to read since most kids know the classic story.

Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber is a story of a woman sports reporter int he 1940s and the trials that she had. I love that this book showed how hard it was to have that job and be female. The book talks about how she was inspired by Jackie Robinson. The book is a great look at a time in history.

Parachute is a fun book about looking at fears. This one is bout heights and a boy that takes his parachute with him everywhere. I love the pictures and the changes in the pictures at the fear becomes less and less.

What To Do With a Box is a book I just love. My oldest picked it out as her favorite book, because she loved the pictures and creative ideas for boxes! The pictures are just great and show just how creative kids can be with a box.

Shape Shift is a fun way to looking at shapes put together! Just what to two shapes put together make? Plus there is a fun game at the end of the book to play!

The Animals’ Ark is a fun book told about what the animals did on the ark! I like how it tells how they got along but problems happened but they worked on it. This is a fun book for kids that like animals.

What Books did you find this month?

June Book Finds

Check out these books from the last few months:

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Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monsters

Summer is in full swing and this is a great series for those that want to do a little activity but don’t want to spend tons of time prepping activities. This is why Royal Baloo and I make the summer programs. Swing Into Summer Learning is a great no-prep printable for kids to use! We are in the final week of the series. This week’s theme is Monsters! It has 7 levels of learning: Tot, PreK, Kinder, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade and Fourth Grade.

FREE Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monsters - 5 days of activities with 7 levels of learning: Tot, PreK, Kinder, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade and Fourth Grade - including math, language, abcs and more - 4 pages of printables for each day  - 3Dinosaurs.com & RoyalBaloo.com

If you are new to the program each week we have a new theme for each grade level. The printables for the program have 4 pages for each day. That is 20 pages total for each week. This makes it easy to use. This is a quick print and go set. Plus there are extras to help out with your summer learning.

Tot

Tot is for younger kids but can also be used with some Prek as well. You are going to find: Prewriting, Alphabet: V, W, X, Y, Z; Shapes: diamond, star, heart, crescent, hexagon; Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monsters - Tot: Prewriting,  Alphabet: V, W, X, Y, Z; Shapes: diamond, star, heart, crescent, hexagon; Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - 3Dinosaurs.com

PreK

Prek is for those that have just finished prek and are moving on to Kinder. You are going to find: Alphabet: V, W, X, Y, Z; Sight Words: make, in, for, you, said; Number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; and an extra learning page for each day; and an extra learning page for each day.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monsters - PreK: Alphabet:  V, W, X, Y, Z; Sight Words: make, in, for, you, said; Number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; and an extra learning page for each day; and an extra learning page for each day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Kinder

Kinder is for those that have just finished kindergarten and are moving on to first grade. You are going to find: Sight Words: brown, ride, pretty, at, this; Word Family: The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug ib, ut, eg, ail, oke; Math and Language.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monsters - Kinder: Sight Words: brown, ride, pretty, at, this; Word Family: in, ake, eep, uck, ock; Math  and Language- 3Dinosaurs.com

First Grade

First Grade is for those that have completed first grade and are moving on to Second Grade. You are going to find: Sight Words: as, fly, of, open, when ; Word Family: The Nice Mice in the Rice age, eel, oil, oop, ow; Math and Language.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monsters - First Grade: Sight Words: as, fly, of, open, when ; Word Family: ale, ew, ook, ore, ow; Math and Language - 3Dinosaurs.com

Second Grade

Second Grade is for those that have completed second grade and are moving on to Third Grade. You are going to find: Sight Words: because, made, read, work, your; Word Family: The Thing on the Wing Can Sing -ee, -each or eech, -ose, -ief, -eik or eek; Math and Language.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monsters - Second Grade: Second - Sight Words: because, made, read, work, your; Word Family: -ow ,  eath, -ew, -ue -oe; Math and Language - 3Dinosaurs.com

Third Grade

This is for kids who have just completed Third Grade and are headed to fourth grade next year. Sight Words: far, six, light, pick, today; I R-Controlled Vowels, Cursive Alphabet: V, W, X, Y, Z; Math & Language

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monsters - Third Grade: Sight Words: far, six, light, pick, today; U R-Controlled Vowels, Cursive Alphabet: V, W, X, Y, Z; Math & Language - 3Dinosaurs.com & RoyalBaloo.com

Fourth Grade

This is for kids who have just completed Fourth Grade and are headed to Fifth grade next year. Writing, 5 vocab: mayhem, haphazard, klutz, coax, terrified; Math & Language

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 5 Monster - Fourth Grade: Writing, 5 vocab: mayhem, haphazard, klutz, coax, terrified; Math & Language - 3Dinosaurs.com & RoyalBaloo.com

Plus there are several extras to go with each level! And a fun dice that can be used for some of the pages.


Other weeks for Swing Into Summer Learning

Check out the other week of the Swing Into Summer Learning weeks:

Other Summer Learning Programs

Looking for other summer learning? Check out Jump Into Summer Learning & Build Up Summer Learning. It can be used with this years program.

Build Up Summer Learning -6 Levels of Learning - 3Dinosaurs.com

It can be used with this years program. It has 6 levels Tot, PreK, Kinder, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade. It themes are Pirate, Pond, Robot, Farm, and Camping.

Build Up Summer Learning: Week 1 Pirate
Build Up Summer Learning: Week 2 Pond
Build Up Summer Learning: Week 3 Robots
Build Up Summer Learning: Week 4 Farm
Build Up Summer Learning: Week 5 Camping

Jump In to Summer Learning

It can be used with this years program. It has 4 levels Tot, PreK, Kinder and First Grade. It themes are Space, Ocean, Beach, Dinosaur and Pioneer.
Jump Into Summer Learning: Space Week 1
Jump Into Summer Learning: Ocean Week 2
Jump Into Summer Learning: Beach Week 3
Jump Into Summer Learning: Dinosaur Week 4
Jump Into Summer Learning: Pioneer Week 5

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