Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Little Pets Unit and Giveaway

Can I just tell you how excited I am about my NEW "My Little Pets Unit"? I am SO EXCITED! I love the variety of quality and education items packed into this 61 page themed unit. What do you think of my illustrations on the front cover page? I am trying more and more to use my own artwork in my educational items. Even though it ends up being much more work, it is so rewarding at the same time.

I have been working on this unit for a while because I wanted it to be just perfect. This unit has a variety of learning activities that cover: literacy, math, art, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, dramatic play, etc. I was able to use the learning activities in my preschool class, as well as with my two little ones at home who are 4 & 7 years old. They all loved doing the different activities and crafts that come with this unit. This is a list of the amazing items included in this unit. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Below you can see samples of the learning materials included. "What kind of Pet do you have?" Graph, "Hey Diddle, Diddle Nursery Rhyme Poster", "Pet Themed Name Plates", and a fun larger motor "Move Like Your Favorite Pet" game.

"Pet Needs Poster", "Pet Needs Mini Book", "Smallest to Largest Sizing Activity", and a "9 Piece Dog Puzzle"

"Dd for Dog Coloring Page (original illustration), "My Little Pet Handwriting Practice", "A Pet Song", and "If I could have a pet, I would want a..." story and art prompt

"My Little Pet Cat Headband" (original illustration and such a fun art project), "Recommend Pet Themed Literature", a fun "Bird Snack Time" idea, and links to download a FREE "Pet Facts Mini Book" to go along with your pet themed unit

Everything you need to set up your own "Dramatic Play Pet Store". So cute! This was my students all time favorite activity. We played it together as a class, they played it on their own during center time, they couldn't get enough. Included in this unit are pictures of how I set up our Class Pet Store.

My Little Pet Pictures, sets A-C. These pet pictures can be used to make puppets, flannel board pieces, to be used with activities included in this unit such as: the Pet Store, and the Pet Home Sort, etc. The sky is the limit!

"Pet Homes Sort" was another one of my kids favorite activities. Not only did I use the "Pet Pictures" above for them to sort, but I also used Beanie Babies borrowed from my sister, Little People Pets, small plastic pets, other small pet stuffed animals, etc. The kids absolutely LOVED sorting out the variety of pet items. Great sensory activity. More of my original illustrations included in this activity. Do you know which drawings are mine?

How cute is this "My Little Pet Memory Game"? So fun! For little ones you could also have them match the correct pairs with each other. Placing the bird card on the ground or holding it up you could say, "Can you find the matching bird card that looks like this blue bird with an orange beak?" It is great way to use descriptive words and review colors.

I love this "My Little Pet Patterning" game. O.K., so as you can see by now I love everything in this unit, but I really do. I was able to use some really fun Vintage Pet Graphics that I purchased to create this game.

I am HUGE on using realistic pictures when I teach. Don't get me wrong, I love cute illustrations, but I also like for kids to see the "real stuff" as well. Thanks to my sister's suggestion, I made these great "Pet Animal Fact Posters" to help teach about pets. I had so much fun researching the fun facts included on these Pet Posters (along with the help of my oldest daughter). Then I had the fun job of finding the "just perfect" pictures to go on each poster. The posters print out on a standard sized 8 1/2 x 11 sized paper.

Don't forget to CLICK HERE to find out how you can download a mini book of these "Pet Fact Pages" for FREE. Notice the cute dogs shown on the "Dog Fact Poster"? They are mine. Oh we love those two pups! You will also be able to download my "Cat Headband" art project for free as well. :0)

All Materials Copyrighted by Shauna W., Learn and Grow Designs 2011
So, where can you purchase your own "My Little Pets Themed Unit" that is great for kids of all ages? Just click on one of the links below. Snag this 61 pages unit while it is at this low introductory price of just $7.00. Think about it, since it is a digital product you can print out the activities over and over, or just the ones you want to use at the time. Plus I did all the hard work putting the unit together. You just simply need to save the file and print away.

Learn and Grow Designs Teacher's Notebook Link
Of course I couldn't share this new "Learn and Grow Designs" product with you without a givewaway. One lucky reader will win this entire "My Little Pet Unit", yes everything you see above, for FREE!
Giveaway Details:

This giveaway is open to everyone. The winner will receive from Learn and Grow Designs, my "My Little Pet Unit" sent to you as a digital PDF file by e-mail. Please make sure that I have a way of contacting you by either leaving your e-mail address in your comment or a link to your blog/website in your comment. This giveaway ends on Thurs., Sept 1st, and the winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 2nd.

Giveaway Rules:

1.Mandatory Entry- Leave a comment on this post telling me something you like about this Pet Themed Unit. You know you want to put a smile on my face!

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*Post this giveaway on your blog or Facebook account and let me know by leaving me a link.

*Check out my Etsy Store, (which contains my largest inventory), and let me know what your favorite item is.

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Good luck!


Terri said...

Wonderful unit! My little animal lovers would have a blast! I love the pet homes sort... that's a great idea.

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Lovingmama said...

My 5 year old daughter would love the animal unit too!

Marlynn said...

.love the pets home sort! So cute!

Marlynn said...

I'm a follower too!

Anonymous said...

My son loves his pets, and will love this too

Delighted said...

Love Love it! Children love animals!!!! This unit would be awesome.


tsinghpoole said...

I am looking forward to this unit to use with my severely handicapped students as we study about our classroom pet this year.

Keys4Education said...

I absolutely LOVE this giveaway! My kinders will enjoy learning more about animals with this fantastic unit! :o)

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Keys4Education said...

I love a lot of your items; however, my favorite item from your etsy store is the my-little-pet-art-literacy-and-math unit. :o)

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Keys4Education said...

I am following your Playroom/Learning Area on Pinterest. So cute! :o)

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Keys4Education said...

I rated your Pet Animal Fact Mini Book on TpT! :o)

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Keys4Education said...

I am a follower! :o)

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Keys4Education said...

I "favorited" your Teacher's Notebook shop. :o)

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Lynne said...

I love anything that is easy read non fiction since the new common core standards focus on non fiction more. Love this unit.

Lynne said...

I am now a follower of your blog!

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I "liked" you on facebook.

Kats cupcakes said...

I love how many different activities come with this unit. I especially love the graph idea for the children to be able to see the end result of the task.

Kat ( preschool teacher / aspiring cupcake baker )

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful pets unit! I can tell how much time you put into this and it is amazing! It was hard to pick what was my favorite out of the whole unit. I really love the cat headband and the pet fact posters.

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

I am a follower.

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

I just liked you on Facebook through I Heart Crafty Things.

Word Nerd said...

So, so cute! Am I too old for the cat headband?