Thanksgiving Turkey Bird (Dot to Dot)

Dot to Dot Thanksgiving Printable

– dot to dot for kids activity (draw and color):

thanksgiving turkey bird

Thanksgiving turkey image (jpg)

Thanksgiving Turkey Bird

(Source: Supercoloring)

Download/ Print: thanksgiving-turkey-bird (pdf, 76.8 KB)

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The Hare and the Tortoise (Children’s Story)

Children’s Fable:

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Tortoise and the Hare (Story) – Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Hare and the Tortoise

A HARE, one day, ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise who replied laughing: “Though you be swift as the wind, I will beat you in a race.”

The Hare, believing the Tortoise’ assertion to be simply impossible, assented to the proposal. And they agreed that the Fox should choose the course and fix the goal.

On the day appointed for the race, the two started

together. The Tortoise never for a moment stopped but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.

The Hare, on the other hand, lying down by the wayside, fell fast asleep. At last, waking up and moving as fast as he could, he saw the Tortoise had reached the goal, and was now comfortably dozing after her fatigue.

Slow but steady wins the race.

(Credit: primaryresources.co.uk)

 

Download/ Print: the-hare-and-the-tortoise (pdf, 312 KB)

 

Halloween Cat Mask Template

Halloween Cat Mask Template / Pattern

– Use this picture for your DIY / make your own Halloween mask activity / project.

– The cutout is for a domestic tabby cat but kids can also color it shades of black or grey to make it a black cat. (A good kids coloring page.)

halloween cat mask template

Cat mask (jpg)

(Source: InHalloween)

Download/ Print: halloween-cat-mask-template (pdf, 304 KB)

Halloween masks are one of the easiest ways (especially for kids) to create your own Halloween costume.

Have fun and Happy Halloween!

Halloween Haunted House

Halloween Haunted House (cutout/ template, printable image)

– Use it for kids’ drawing or coloring activity, or,

– You can draw this giant sized for your All Hallows Eve decor or project.

halloween haunted house

Horror House (jpg)

(Source: azcoloring)

Download/ Print: halloween-haunted-house (pdf, 54.2 KB)

Draw a Pumpkin

Draw a pumpkin!

–  Draw you own pumpkin / draw a pumpkin face template/ printable image

(You can also use this as a cutout for your Halloween project. Great as coloring activity too!)

draw-your-own-pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin (gif)

(Source: Supercoloring.com)

Download/ Print: Draw a pumpkin (pdf, 15.6 KB)

(See also: Draw your own face)

I’m A Little Teapot (Nursery Rhyme)

I’m A Little Teapot, also known as The Teapot Song, is a popular American children’s song or “nursery rhyme” from the United States of America.

Background/ History/ Origin:

Clarence Z. Kelley and George Harold Sanders originally wrote the song and published it in year 1939.

The song or “rhyme” started when Clarence Kelley, along with his wife, managed a dance school that especially catered for children. They taught the kids the popular tap dance routine called the “Waltz Clog,” but the younger students found the dance too difficult to master. The Teapot Song was used instead because it involved only minimal skills, aside from encouraging natural pantomime.

Since then, the “Teapot Song”, with its “Teapot Tip” dance, became immensely popular not just in America but overseas as well.

Song/Rhyme Meaning: 

The Tea pot song/ nursery rhyme describes a  tea pot or whistling kettle’s heating (then pouring) into tea cups with tea bag or tea leaves. It’s a favorite action song for kids.

Lyrics: 

 I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout.
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout!
Tip me over and pour me out.

NOTE: Other versions use “When the water’s boiling” instead of “When I get all steamed up” and “Lift me up” instead of “Tip me over.” (They are easier to say, for some.)

Alternate Lyrics:

I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout.
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout.
When the water’s boiling,
Hear me shout!
Lift me up and pour me out.

Hush, Little Baby (Lullaby Song)

Hush, Little Baby (Children’s Song)

(Video:)

– Lyrics, downloadable image below*

Background/ History/ Origin:

“Hush, Little Baby” is an American traditional lullaby song, but like most traditional folk songs, its  date of origin and author remain unknown. Nonetheless, this song is thought to have been written somewhere in Southern United States.

The song has a simple structure that allows you to add more verses to it, ad lib–a reason why many artists have performed and recorded this favorite children’s song. This lullaby song has also even been adapted into several pop songs (like Emimen’s “Mockingbird.”)

“Hush, Little Baby” has also been used in the play about Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan called “The Miracle Worker.”

Song Meaning:

The words/ lyrics of “Hush, Little Baby” show a mother (or father, etc.) promising all kinds of rewards to the baby or child if he or she “hushes” or becomes quiet.

Many versions have simple changes to the song’s lyrics, but all remain true to its meaning of promising rewards to a child for being quiet.

Hush, Little Baby Words/ Lyrics:

The most common lyrics of Hush, Little Baby are:

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turned brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking-glass.
And if that looking-glass gets broke,
Mama’s gonna buy you a billy-goat.
And if that billy-goat won’t pull,
Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
And if that cart and bull turned over,
Mama’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,
Mama’s gonna buy you a horse and cart.
And if that horse and cart fell down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town…

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NOTE: In this Hush, Little Baby version, the following lines are added around the ending:

So hush, little baby, don’t you cry,
Daddy loves you so do I.
Hush, little baby, don’t you cry,
Daddy loves you so do I…

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ALSO, you can substitute Mama with Papa or Dada, etc. or vice versa, depending on your personal preference or your relationship to the child you’re singing to.

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(Lyrics Image:)
Hush Little Baby

Hush, Little Baby (jpg)

(Source: theteachersguide.com)

Download/ print: hush-little-baby (pdf, 27.4 KB)

Fractions

Fractions Worksheets

– Math Fractions (Fractions Coloring Activity Sheets)

(Source: worksheetfun.com)

Download/ Print (pdf):

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