My children and I love reading Caldecott Medal and Honor Books. Some of our favorites are “The Snowy Day,” “Madeline,” and “The House that Jack Built.” Most recently our Poppins Book Nook, Virtual Book Club Selection was “Swimmy,” by Leo Lionni. This pack focuses on having fun with colors and books with a “Swimmy” inspired motif and activities. We’ve had a ton of fun creating and playing with this pack and are happy to be able to share the Little Learners Preschool Caldecott (“Swimmy”) Pack!
My printable packs are focused on providing parents with easy to use materials that young children can do and understand. Keeping learning fun is incredibly important and I strive to make printable packs that aren’t just educational, but are truly fun to complete. Download this FREE pack for your little book lover, and enjoy some simple, active, and book/ocean themed activities with your little one(s)!
Here is what is included:
Allowing children to name items they may already recognize will build confidence, while helping them to identify new items can help expand their knowledge base.
This activity helps children begin to identify size differences using items they will recognize from the identification page.
These simple puzzles give children an opportunity to have fun while practicing basic pattern recognition.
This page provides the opportunity for your child to start learning relationships between items.
Where do I belong?
This exercise helps your child learn to recognize context clues. Images of objects are matched to appropriate corresponding scenarios.
Before children have the fine motor control to form letters, shapes, and numbers, they are able to recognize them. This activity allows children to express their recognition and understanding of letters, shapes, and/or numbers without rushing them to try tracing or writing before they are ready.
This is the classic game Bingo using simple themed clues. Have fun watching your child learn as you play this game!
Same vs Different
This exercise is aimed at helping your child recognize patterns and relationships between images.
Many young children are able to memorize how to count to ten or higher. Fewer are able to conceptualize how many that number actually represents. This page is focused on helping children start to understand how many is meant by two or three.
This is an active exercise allowing children to group objects into one of two categories. It is also used to introduce new concepts.
What Comes Next?
Young children often thrive on routine, because it offers them a chance to more fully understand their world. This activity aims to help children recognize common patterns of occurrence in everyday life by helping them to anticipate and understand order.
Fill the dots
Toddlers and preschoolers love to color, but many lack the fine motor coordination to color within the lines. This page provides young children the opportunity to complete an image without putting too much focus on the final product.
Have fun playing this classic game in a toddler and preschool friendly package.
The benefits of sign language are tremendous for young children and can assist with language development, comprehension, and retention. Enjoy practicing these signs with your children.
Learning just a few words or phrases in a foreign language can be fun and increase children’s acceptance of learning a new language.
Scavenger Hunt and Crown Craft
Scavenger hunts are a great way of getting children excited about learning. Enjoy searching for the items with your child and then watch them smile as you attach the found item to their paper crown.
One of the most rewarding and challenging parts of raising toddlers and preschoolers is keeping them engaged. These cards give you the tools to focus their wiggles and giggles, while having a great time!
In summary, here are the great elements that you can find in my Little Learners Preschool Weather Pack:
- Size Differentiation
- Miniature Puzzles
- Where do I belong?
- Letter Match
- Same vs Different
- Let’s Count
- What Comes Next?
- Fill the dots
- Let’s Sign
- Scavenger Hunt and Crown Craft
- Activity Cards
Would you like to use this farm themed pack aimed at toddlers and preschoolers with your child? Please click the link below to download a FREE copy of the Little Learners Preschool Caldecott (“Swimmy”) Pack:
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We loved reading “Swimmy,” by Leo Lionni as our Caldecott Award/Honor Selection. What’s your child’s favorite Caldecott Award or Caldecott Honor book?
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