My preschoolers love making books, and I love helping them do so. In addition to being a fun process for my students, book-making is an amazing way to teach so many early literacy concepts. In honor of spring flowers, I put together this printable book about counting colorful flowers.
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When D.J. Inkers approached me about sharing their “Kids All Year Round” clip art with my awesome readers, I jumped at the chance. Long before Fun-A-Day came into being, D.J. Inkers has been one of my favorite clip art sources. I received a free copy of the clip art, but let’s be honest – I would’ve purchased it on my own anyway! I used the font and some of the clip art to make the below printable book for spring.
There’s even a chance to win your own copy of the clip art (see below)!
colorful counting flowers printable book
Download the free printable HERE and print out. Place each page face down. Fold the right-hand side over to meet the left-hand side. Press the seam down in the middle. The printed sides should be facing out now. Arrange the pages in the correct order, with the folded edges along the right-hand side. Staple along the left-hand side.
Grab the kiddos and get to book-making! This part of the process will look different with each child, as it really depends on their needs and independence levels. Here’s a possible scenario:
- Introduce the book. “We’re going to make a book about counting different colored flowers.”
- Take a quick book walk through the printable book. “Let’s take a quick look through the book! Can you help me count the flowers on each page? Look, there are numbers on each page too!”
- Locate the color words. “Each page has a different color. Let’s find the color words. This page says ‘I see 1 red flower.’ What do you hear at the beginning of the word ‘red’? Yes, I hear /r/! Which letter makes that sound?” Underline the color words with the correct colored crayon. Better yet, have the kiddos do so.
- Go through each page and let the children color the flowers based on the text. If they’d like to, the kids can add stems, leaves, and an environment to each page too.
- The last page is a rainbow of flowers. Children can use crayons or markers to draw these flowers. We decided to use inked fingerprints to make them this time.
Once the books are done, the kiddos can add them to their book boxes to read over and over (and over!) again. Would your children like making and reading this spring printable book?
clip art giveaway
For a chance to win D.J. Inkers’ “Kids All Year” clip art CD, please leave me a comment below telling me what YOU would create with it! I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 and let you know.
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