Friday, November 4, 2011

## Playing & Learning with Peter Pan!

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This week we decided to have a Peter Pan week since the kids were all dressing up as characters from the classic Disney movie. We had so much fun!

I made some FREE PRINTABLES to help Goofy understand Larger than & Smaller than. He had a lot of fun with them, loved the crocodile as the symbol, and caught on quickly! Just click on the image to download Crocodiles Eat the Biggest math worksheets (suitable for ages 4-8).

We did a slew of fun, educational worksheets with the cutest Peter Pan clipart!  My kid LOVED the Peter Pan Preschool Pack from Homeschool Creations!  This may have been our favorite so far with letter tracing, pre-writing skills, which one is different, find all the “Hh”s, shapes, measuring Big Ben, beginning sound clip-on, number puzzle, rhyming, patterns, graphing, and so much more!

I found coloring sheets, mazes, word finds, and online games – all FREE at Funschool.

I created Tick Tock Clock as a fun Peter Pan themed Game that would help teach & reinforce telling time. I’ve included it here as a FREE PRINTABLE! There are 15 clocks (each with a different time & character from the Disney movie Peter Pan), one crocodile (watch out!), and a start/end spot. The inserts for the photo stacking cube include: three go 1 space, go 2 spaces, Captain Hook go back 2, and a go to the Crocodile spot. I hope you enjoy it even half as much as my kids did! If anyone wants an add-on pack with more times, just leave me a note in the comments section.
Click to download - Tick Tock Clock Game (Complete game with 5 clocks)
I originally created Tick Tock Clock to be played by rolling a photo cube dice with inserts included in the free printable. But here is another fun way to play! We played it with Peter Pan music and moved around the ‘game board.’ When I stopped the music they needed to tell me what time the clock said they were standing on. For Goofy (6) it was just practice, but for Minnie (3) it was making learning fun! This video is from the end of the first day, by the end of the week Minnie was a pro! Tinkerbell just enjoyed watching the excitement around her. Take a peak…
Another way to play Tick Tock Clock
We made Big Ben (the famous London clock in the Peter Pan movie) and practiced working with a clock some more. I would tell Goofy a time and he would move the hands to make Big Ben reflect the correct time. The face of the clock is from a clock activity in Homeschool Creations Peter Pan Preschool Kit. For the clock I used an empty linguini pasta box, wrapped in brown construction paper. I used black cardstock to make the hands and a bard to attach them in such a way that they would move. The top of big ben I made from black cardstock.  It is a prized project he now keeps in her room!

1. Oh i am going to take a look at that pre-school pack, my son is obsessed with Peter pan and especially captain Hook! :)

2. We had a Peter Pan month this summer. It looks like you had as much fun as we did!

Beth =-)

4. Looks like you had a great week! Thanks for linking up with Brag Time Thursday!

5. cute! i pinned the clock game for later! thanks for linking up!!

6. What a great lesson!! I love the crocodile. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Moms Share.

7. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm a new follower. I hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home.
P.S. I have a link party every Monday and would love for you to stop by and link up any projects you've been working on.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

8. Cute ideas! I love that you are using a theme that interests you kids.

9. Wow! Lots of great printables and ideas here. Thanks for linking up with the Afterschool Blog Hop!

10. It sounds like you are having a terrific time with a Peter Pan theme. What a neat way to reinforce time telling skills.

11. Great round up of ideas! Looks like fun ;-) Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

12. This is so cool! We are totally not here yet, but I'm pinning it so that when we are I'll know where to find it! :) Thank you for sharing. AND thank you for lovely comments you have left me! I am a new follower and I liked you on FB.

13. So creative!! Here from the Hop.

14. I am loving the tick tock game. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness@

15. Hi Beth,
I featured this post at the AfterSchool Party this week. I love linking my kids' interests to learning activities. Thanks for sharing.
Kelly

16. I love that you're encouraging your children's interests! Thanks so much for sharing your printables! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

17. Great ideas here. Glad you shared with us on Monday Madness.

18. We've love for you to link this up for our Around the World in 12 Dishes Series. We stopped in England and this is such an adorable craft for learning about landmarks! Here's the link! http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2012/03/kims-spin-on-around-world-in-12-dishes.html

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