Category Archives: kindergarten

Phoenician Fashion

The Phoenicians used a certain type of snail from the sea, in a particularly stinky process, to extract minute amounts of purple dye.  The dye was used to color fabric, usually made into clothing for royalty, since the dye was … Continue reading

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Ancient Phoenician Boat Craft

Next up in our ancient history studies is Ancient Phoenicia (Chapter 15 in Story of the World, if you’re following along).  The ancient Phoenicians lived in Canaan, what is now modern day  Lebanon. They were accomplished traders for their time, … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemum Activities

We love the book Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes and we just did a week of fun activities to go along with this terrific book. Chrysanthemum is a mouse who grows up loving her unique name—until she goes to school. The … Continue reading

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Coming Up Next on Creekside Learning

I have so many fun things planned for the Creekside kiddos and, of course, I’ll be posting them on the blog, but here’s a sneak preview. My kindergarten-aged daughter, The Queen Bee, adores her favorite story characters, so I’ve been … Continue reading

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Activities for the New Year

As one year comes to a close and another one begins, we’ve begun to plan some activities to celebrate and learn about 2012. For my newly-turned 3 year old, we will begin teaching him what New Year’s eve is all … Continue reading

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December Printables and Activities

We are going to start this week off with The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. I made these picture cards:   These are mainly sight words for my kindergarten-aged daughter but you can bet her older and younger brothers will want … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Play Set Craft

Our books: All of the links for these crafts can be found on my Pinterest Thanksgiving board. Linking up with: 

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