Pirate Themed ABC Easy Reader Book

Pirate is always such a fun theme! You can do it during the summer, fall, winter, and spring. And it is also fun on Talk like Pirate Day!

It has been a fun day for a few years and this year I wanted to add a fun easy reader book. So today we have the free Pirate Themed Easy Reader book!

These books are a fun way to explore letters at the start of words.

Free Pirate Theme ABC Easy Reader Book - a simple 14 page book to use with kids while working on lowercase letters and simple sentence reading - 3Dinosaurs.com

This is a great addition to the pirate activities on the site.

I know that so many kids love to have their own books. These ABC books are great for that. You have the following pirate words: pirate, ship, anchor, boot, cannon, compass, gold, flag, hat, spyglass, sword, skull, and treasure.

Each of the books has a large lowercase letter for them to trace, a picture to color and sentence to read.

Free Pirate Theme ABC Easy Reader Book - simple 14 page book to use with kids while working on lowercase letters and simple sentence reading - 3Dinosaurs.com

How you can use the Pirate Themed ABC Easy Reader Book

Each of the pages is really simple for kids to see and understand. I have them trace the letter and then work on finding the letter in the sentence. This lets them have a letter find and reading activity altogether.

You can see how we trace the letter and underlined the letters below. You can do this for each page in the book.

Free Pirate Theme ABC Easy Reader Book - simple 14 page book to use with kids while working on lowercase letters and simple sentence reading - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you are looking for additional pirate-themed ABC activities you can check out the Pirate ABC Find. It is a great way to work on more letters of the alphabet. Plus you can match several of them to the book as well.

We used acrylic gold table scatters to mark the letters.

Easy No-Prep Pirate ABC Find - easy no-prep printables with a fun pirate map theme 52 pages with uppercase and lowercase $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

No-Prep Pirate ABC Find

Uppercase and lowercase themed alphabet finds for kids to work on their letters. You can trace the letter then dot or color the maps.

Easy No-Prep Pirate ABC Find - easy no-prep printables with a fun pirate map theme 52 pages with uppercase and lowercase $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in this printable:

  • All 26 letters of the alphabet in Uppercase and lowercase options
  • Tracing section for each letter
  • Several letters to dot on the maps
  • 52 pages of printables
  • Price: $3.50

If you want to check out a free sample of this you can go here to check out a sample of the page.

What you will find the free Pirate Themed ABC Easy Reader Book

  • 1 Book
  • Letters: a, c, b, f, g, h, p, s, t
  • Sight Words: is, for
  • The book has 14 pages
Free Pirate Themed ABC Easy Reader Book - 14 page book with abc themes for a pirate theme - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Fall Gross Motor Dice & Fall Gross Motor Set

I think gross motor activities are one of my favorites to do! We have been doing several fall gross motor activities. And I thought we needed a fun set that I could just pull out and do.

So that is what I did. We have a new free gross motor dice set for Fall. Plus a full Fall Gross Motor Set with loads of options for you to check out as well.

This is a fun way to get moving after school or a needed break during school.

Free Fall Gross Motor Dice - with two dice for movements and speed. They have fall movements for you to use all season. These work great for brain breaks - 3Dinosaurs.com

One thing I love about these gross motor dice sets is that you can be flexible in how you use them. You can use them as a dice or cards that you pull out. There is no wrong way to use them.

The set has fall themes are acorns, leaves, apples, and pumpkin.

There are two sites of dice in the printables. We use the cube dice because they allow us to throw the dice around and they don’t hurt much when they fall or hit something. Plus the cards last a lot longer in the dice and we can switch them out and mix up the dice. And there is a set of dice you can fold and make.

Free Fall Gross Motor Dice - with two dice for movements and speed. They have fall movements for you to use all season - 3Dinosaurs.com

The Fall Gross Motor Movements

Picking Acorns: You bend at the waist and pick up acorns off the ground.

Jumping in Leaves: You jump up in the air and land in the leaves. We love jumping activities.

Falling Leave: You fall gracefully to the ground like a leaf falling from a tree.

Picking Apples: You reach up high and pick apples from the tree.

Rake the Leaves: You pretend to have a rake and rake all the leaves up. We try and rake on both sides of the body.

Roll like a Pumpkin: You curl up in a ball and roll back and forth.

Free Fall Gross Motor Dice - with two dice for movements and speed. They have fall movements for you to use all season - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you are sure of the movements you can change up the dice a bit. You can add speed and how many times they do the movement. You can get the number dice here. PS the Fall Gross Motor Set has matching fall-themed numbers dice you can get.

Free Fall Gross Motor Dice - with two dice for movements and speed. They have fall movements for you to use all season - 3Dinosaurs.com

One of our favorite parts about the cube dice is that they can throw them around! I love to watch them throw the dice. They really have a blast taking turns doing it.

Free Fall Gross Motor Dice - with two dice for movements and speed. They have fall movements for you to use all season - 3Dinosaurs.com

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to get your free gross motor dice.

Fall Gross Motor Set

I got an email in that said. I love your gross motor dice ideas but do you have anything like that but without dice. And I thought hey I could make a few variations on this to meet the needs of others.

You get all the fun above plus other options.

Fall Gross Motor Dice - with dice, rolling dice sheets, and gross motor cards so you can do fun fall movements. - 3Dinosaurs.com

The first new addition is that there is a new number dice that matches the theme for the set. It has numbers 1 to 12. So you can pick which dice fit best for your needs. You might not want to do 12 of one motion and just limit it to 6 or less. There is also a square option for the cube dice. This makes for easier cutting.

Fall Gross Motor Dice - with dice, rolling dice sheets, and gross motor cards so you can do fun fall movements. - 3Dinosaurs.com

We have started something new and it is a gross motor card set. This set of cards is great. There are 8 cards in the set. Each has a different number of movements for each of the actions. This makes it easy once they know the movements to just pull out the cards and do that many of each movement. I like to store the cards on a ring.

Fall Gross Motor Dice - with dice, rolling dice sheets, and gross motor cards so you can do fun fall movements. - 3Dinosaurs.com

Another fun activity is the roll a dice and do the movement. There are two types of this page. The first page just has 6 movements.

Fall Gross Motor Dice - with dice, rolling dice sheets, and gross motor cards so you can do fun fall movements. - 3Dinosaurs.com

The second one has two movements for each option on the die. There are two sheets for the printable. You can mix it up how you use it. This makes for an easy gross motor center.

Fall Gross Motor Dice - with dice, rolling dice sheets, and gross motor cards so you can do fun fall movements. - 3Dinosaurs.com

The final part of this new set is a spinner gross motor activity. Kids can make spinners with pencils and paperclip or use spinners like in the picture. This way you have your movement and number all in one place.

Fall Gross Motor Dice - with dice, rolling dice sheets, and gross motor cards so you can do fun fall movements. - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the Fall Gross Motor Set

This is a full set with gross motor dice, gross motor chart, rolling games, and gross motor task cards. Loads of fun ways to explore the fall movements that can work for many different settings.

Fall Gross Motor Dice - with dice, rolling dice sheets, and gross motor cards so you can do fun fall movements. These are perfect for brain breaks and mini gross motor centers - 3Dinosaurs.com
  • Gross motor movement dice with folding and two cube dice options
  • Speed dice with folding and two cube dice options
  • Number dice with 1 to 12 options with folding and two cube dice options
  • Fall Gross Motor Movement Chart
  • Fall Gross Motor Spinning Mat
  • Fall Gross Motor Movement Task Cards with 8 cards total
  • Rolling Fall Gross Motor – Single Movement
  • Rolling Fall Gross Motor – Two movements to match each die roll
  • 18 pages
  • Price: $3

What is in the Free Fall Gross Motor Dice

  • 6 movements: picking apples, jumping in leaves, picking up acorns, rake the leaves, fall like a leaf, roll like a pumpkin
  • Dice for different speeds: slow, fast, normal
  • Two types: cube dice or make your own die
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Also, check out all the Fall & Leaves Printables and Activities on 3 Dinosaurs!

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Apple Time Matching Cards

There are many themes that you cover in school and telling time is one that you start to review for some kids as you head back to school. I love apples I thought it would be fun to add in some telling time matching apples.

I have been using a lot of matching cards lately and they are fun because there are so many ways you can use them.

Free Apple Time Matching Cards- 2 matching cards for hourly time from 1 to 12 - 3Dinosaurs.com

This is a fun new addition to the apple printables on the site. I love adding new things we can use during the seasons.

There are two types of cards. You have a red apple with a clock with the hour show on a clock face. The second apple card is green and shows digital time.

They are fun to match together. You have the hours from 1 to 12 on the apples. I recommend printing on white cardstock and laminating the cards to help them last longer.

Apple Time Matching Cards- 2 matching cards for hourly time from 1 to 12 - 3Dinosaurs.com

How you can use the Apple Time Matching Cards

One of the best ways is matching. You can have cards on both sides to match or you can do like it is laid out below. You can have one set of cards laid out and another pile to match on the top of the cards. It is simple and easy to set up. This also works great in a pocket chart on the wall or on a table.

Apple Time Matching Cards- 2 matching cards for hourly time from 1 to 12 - 3Dinosaurs.com

One way to use the cards is to use the digital apples for kids to make the hour and minute hands on the time help mat. This is a simple way to make these hands-on for those that need that style of learning.

Apple Time Matching Cards- 2 matching cards for hourly time from 1 to 12 - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you have space make a clock on the floor. I had her start out with the digital clock and point out where it would be on the clock. It was fun to watch her match the time to the correct area. This also helps them see that it goes around in a circle.

Apple Time Matching Cards- 2 matching cards for hourly time from 1 to 12 - 3Dinosaurs.com

If they have made the clock they can then match the apples with the clock hands on them. This helps them have another way to reinforce what they are learning.

Apple Time Matching Cards- 2 matching cards for hourly time from 1 to 12 - 3Dinosaurs.com

I always love sorting the matching cards on rings. It makes it easy to store and fun for kids to flip through and match the cards. It turns it into a game you can play in a center.

Apple Time Matching Cards- 2 matching cards for hourly time from 1 to 12 - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find the Apple Time Matching Cards

  • Two sets of apple cards with hourly time on them
  • 1 to 12 in digital time
  • 1 to 12 time in clock hands
  • 4 pages of printables

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