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Free Printable Activities

free printable activities

There are a TON of awesome free printable activities at ChildCareLand. I wanted to share this link for those of you that haven’t visited it yet, but I also wanted to share a few that we have tried because there are SO many to look through that it can be overwhelming!

Bear Shape Matching – I printed out just the single shape bears and did this when B was younger (I want to say around 12 months we started trying it out).

Paintbrush Shape and Color Matching – We moved onto this one after the bears.

Ice Cream Missing Shape Recall (pictured) – I just did this with B the other day.
How to Play:
Put all 6 ice cream cone shapes out and name each one with your child.
Have your child cover their eyes and remove one of the ice cream cones.
Ask what shape has been removed.

6 shapes were way too many to start with for B (2.5 years old). He could tell me the spot it was missing from but couldn’t remember the shape. 2-3 cones at a time worked really well and he really enjoyed it. He thought it was fun to close his eyes and then solve the “mystery”. =)

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8 Comments

  • Reply Nicole {tired, need sleep}

    Ooh – I love childcareland.com – I have printed so many things from the free printables section. Lots of good things! I love this activity – definitely will have to check it out! 🙂

    October 10, 2009 at 2:17 am
  • Reply April

    I actually haven’t heard of this site, but I am definitely going to check it out! Thanks!

    October 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Thanks for the printables, we are always looking for more resources to spice up our learning!

    October 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Becky @ Our Sweet Peas

    hadn’t heard of this site. Thank you!!

    October 14, 2009 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply artsy_momma

    Oooh, I can’t wait to try some of these! Thanks for putting his age on the ones you tried 🙂

    January 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

    thanks for posting this…I’m definitely going to use some of these in my new classroom!!! Love it!!!

    July 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply ayates

    I am sooo thankful to come across your site and to learn from you. My son is almost 2 1/2 and I’ve been trying to teach him his colors. Your so helpful. Thank You Thank You!!

    March 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Abbie

    Thanks so much for sharing that site! I just checked it out and found several good rain related activities. Raining here today so I think we may try some of these out!

    March 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm
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