Fun to Read March 2017 Book Finds

Every week we pick out picture books from the library. It is fun for all of us. Yes, my girls are not in preschool or kindergarten, but that does not mean we can’t read picture books! Picture books are fun for all ages.

Each month we pick out some of our favorite books we have got at the library or the bookstore and read them. We all pick at least one book that we want to share with you.

The fun part about this series is that we look for fun books and sometimes it can be hard to pick just a few. We love all the different reading activities we an do with the books as well. I hope that you enjoy these books as much as we did.

March 2017 Books finds: Pete the cat, bears, abcs, space, Winnie the Pooh - 3Dinosaurs.com

This month’s collection of books from mostly from the library. We make a trip to the library every week. You can check out links to Amazon for all the books to get more details and some have previews of the books.

Steppin’ Out: Jaunty Rhymes for Playful Times is a fun collections of rhymes about the world we live in. There is one about the mall, people around us, the elevator and more.

Pete the Cat: Five Little Ducks is another fun book with a song. You can have fun with Pete while reading and singing.

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh is a great read for those who like to know true stories about characters. It was fun to hear the story about a favorite character. It is well done and we loved the pictures. Plus there is an authors note at the back with more information and pictures of the real bear on the from and back cover pages.

ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet is a creative alphabet book for kids to read who love fun words and a circus theme! I love all the pasta words and themes used in the book. You will find all sorts of fun word combinations.

Life on Mars is a fun book about a young astronaunt who is going to mars. He is looking for life and taking cupcakes with him. I had a fun time reading the book and so did my girls.

Lesser Spotted Animals is a great book for those animals lovers. Loads of information about each of the different animals. I think our favorite was the sand cat!

The Bear Who Wasn’t There is a great book to read. I love all the word bubbles and the crazy words they use. Plus you see all sorts of animals.

Bears Don’t Read! is about a bear who wants to know if there is more out there. He finds a books and wants to read. It was loads of fun reading about his trip to learn to read.

March Book Finds

Check out these books from the last few months:

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30+ Flower Themed Printables & Activities

Flowers has to be one of our favorite themes for Spring. And I know we have loved doing a lot of activities with it. We are always adding and do more as we can. I know my girls love having fun with the activities.

You are going to find a mix of different printables, arts & crafts, paintings and sensory bins all centered around a flower theme. You are going to find all activities that have a flower theme here.

As more activities are added to the blog and site you will find them added here.

30+ Flower Printables and Activities from 3 Dinosaurs - a mix of printables, crafts, painting, sensory bins and more - 3Dinosaurs.com

Flower Printables

There are a wide collection of printables for flowers on the site. You are going to find a mix of ABCs, themed packs, reading, writing, numbers, math and more. Each collection of printables has a great flower theme.

I have the printables sorted below by type so you can see what will fit your needs best.

If you are looking for other themes that do well in spring time check these collections out: spring, bugs, and Earth Day.

30+ Flower Printables and Activities from 3 Dinosaurs - a mix of printables, crafts, painting, sensory bins and more - 3Dinosaurs.com

Themed Packs
Mini Flower Pack is great for learning about some different types of flowers and their names. It has 3 part cards, pocket chart cards and more.

Flower Learning Pack is wonderful for learning about flowers with a great set of activities from Tot to Third Grade. This pack has older information for kids to fill out with writing and more. There is a mix of hands-on and no prep for a wide range of ages.

Reading & Writing
ABC Themed Flower Themed Finds are prfect for a flower theme with uppercase and lowercase letters.

CVC & CVCC Word Family Writing Flowers is a fun way to build your own CVC & CVCC wall cards for spring. It makes a great writing center.

Flower Themed Writing Paper Printable is great for writing letters or working on any types of writing activity.

Spring Thank You Cards are a great gift for teachers or to give to mothers on mothers day.

Hands-On Flower Trigraph Matching Puzzles are fun puzzles for older kids to work on learning trigraphs.

Math & Numbers
Numbers, Skip Counting & Shapes Flower Themed Finds are prfect for a flower theme.

Spring Themed Multiplication & Division Set that has a fun spring and flower theme to it.

Flower Petal Counting & Math Printables has addition and counting math with hands on mats you can use.

Flower Counting Book is a great printable I made for FreeHomeschoolDeals.com.

Other Printables

Flower Calendar Cards are fun to use during spring on your calendar boards. Plus you can see a few ways we use the calendar cards.

Flower Arts & Crafts and Activities

We have just loved all the different crafts and activities we have done over the years. There are so many fun ones to do.

You are going to find crafts, paintings, sensory bins, hands-on activities, science experiments and more. I have divided them up below.

30+ Flower Printables and Activities from 3 Dinosaurs - a mix of printables, crafts, painting, sensory bins and more - 3Dinosaurs.com

Crafts & Painting
Paper Plate Felt Button Flower Wreath are fun to make and display during spring time.

2 Flower Activities for Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden has a water color activity plus our favorite model magic activity.

Fingerprint Daisies are fun sensory and painting all together.

Hand Print Flowers is a great way to change up normal painting.

2 Spring Art Work: Blossom Tree & Stamping Flowers

Water Color & Spring Window are two fun crafts. The Spring Window is a favorite that we re-do every year!

Torn Paper Flowers is great for fine motor and craft at the same time.

Straw Blown Flowers is a fun way to make the flower petals while working on air control.

Paper Roll Flowers was a blast and makes great wrapping paper for Mothers Days!

Painting with Flowers is something you can do with flowers you have left over. They make great pictures and sensory fun as well.

Finger Painting Flowers – Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden is loads of fun. We really love the book Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden.

Two Flower Crafts – The Tiny Seed is a fun way to do a book and craft activity!

Paper Plate Flower Wreaths is a fun wreath with flower and torn paper.

Watercolor Butterfly & Flower Painting is a great painting craft for flowers.

Hands on Learning
Flower Shopping is fun to do with kids. Take them to a local flower shop and see what they find.

Coloring Flowers is an easy science experiment.

Flower Coloring Experiment was an experiement to see if we could get two colors on a flower.

Counting Roses – Hands on Learning is a hands-on acivity with counting and fake flowers.

Adding Roses – Hands on Learning is math with using fake roses as hands on learning tools.

Flower Sensory Bins
Flowers And Bean Sensory Bin is a great and fun way to look at seeds and different flowers. We use the flowers from the Flower Toob.

Flower Sensory Bin is made up or lots of different types of fake flowers as was tons of fun to play with.

Flower Button Sensory Bin is made up of all sorts of different flower buttons. They have different textures and sizes.

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Hands-On Easter Egg Counting Mats

Kids love activities that can be hands on. I love these counting mats. They are easy for kids and they love seasonal ideas. These mats are great for Easter.

These Easter Egg counting mats are great for kids that want or need a hands-on activity to learn about counting and math.

I love that these make a great addition for the Easter printables on the site.

Free Easter Egg Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - hands-on math with playdough number and ten frames - 3Dinosaurs.com

The counting mats are perfect for kids working on their numbers 1 to 10. They are straightforward and easy to set up and make a great math center for preschool and kindergarten. Each one has a ten frame which is a great way for kids to work on the start of math.

Each of the counting mats has the number written out, a number for playdough, ten frames and east basket for the background. You can see how I set up each of the mats. I used playdough, Easter bunnies and the easter eggs.

You could also use some easter erasers for the ten frames and plastic easter eggs for the mat. I love that these mats can be as flexible as you want them to be.

Free Easter Egg Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - hands-on math with playdough number and ten frames - 3Dinosaurs.com

I often laminate the pages if we are going to use them often. But if I’m out of laminating sheets or only using one time, I’ll use a sheet protector on the pages. I might also used the sheet protectors to store them in a 1 inch binder. I just put all the pages in the sheet protectors back to back.

You can see how we placed the bunnies in the ten frames and the easter eggs on the mat. We used the playdough to build the number. You could also use the playdough to make the easter eggs or use plastic easter eggs.

Free Easter Egg Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - hands-on math with playdough number and ten frames - 3Dinosaurs.com

Graphics from Melonheadz Illustrating and Scrapping Doodles.

What you will find in these printables:

  • Numbers 1 to 10
  • Ten Frames for Counting
  • Number Digit and Number Word
  • 10 Easter Bunnies for using with the ten frames
  • 10 Easter Eggs
Free Easter Egg Counting Mats: 1 to 10 - hands-on math with playdough number and ten frames - 3Dinosaurs.com


Check out these Easter Printables:

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