Several of our boxes comes from a theme kit from The Mailbox. It’s great b/c the items already come laminated, you just have to cut out! This kit has penguins and solar systems (we will use the solar system later) and is labeled for First Grade. I purchased several on a steal of a deal, and this is the first I’ve actually used them. Above I added penguin beads (instead of the paper penguins that came with it) from Oriental Trading. It’s has word problems on the card for adding and subtracting penguins from the piece of ice.
From The Mailbox also – rhyming words
Adding and Subtracting clip cards
Fill in the missing number using 100 board number tiles
Penguin toob from Safari Ltd and 3 Part cards made by me
The Mailbox 3D shapes – we will also use our light table 3D shapes with this activity.
Location words book made to go with the book The Mitten (Pictured below). I bound the book and cut out little mittens to use.
This is an activity I made to go with the book. I made a huge white mitten out of felt and gathered toy animals to match the ones in the book for my 3yo to put inside the mitten. He loves when I have animals in his boxes….and this one has been a huge hit this week! The only animal I could not find was a mole – so I used a hamster. Here is where I got the animals – Bear, owl and fox we had on hand from Lakeshore learning animals. But you can also get them from Safari Ltd (Bear, Fox, Owl), I ordered a badger, the white rabbit came from the Arctic Toob, the hamster (aka mole), hedgehog and mouse came from the Pets Toob (which also has a brown rabbit, if you don’t have a white one).
Counting clip cards
We also have lots of great books on Penguins, Seasons and Specifically Winter.
Printables used this unit:
Homeschool Creations – The Mitten Printables
A Teaching Mommy – Polar Lands
1plus1puls1equals1 Winter Tot Pack
3 Dinosaurs – Winter Pack
Royal Baloo – Snowman Pack
These are just a few of the things I have in our boxes. See my The Snowy Day Unit post for more great winter ideas, and My Penguin Unit post.