Thursday, January 17, 2013

Freebie Valentine Mini-pack, and Other Great Fun Things

I was fooling around the other night and came up with this cute and VERY easy little Valentine bird.  What I liked about the ease of the craft is that it fits perfectly into a center that will give the kiddos a chance to practice following directions.

I created an illustrated directions page to be laminated and placed in a center.  The pattern pieces are ready to be copied directly onto colored construction paper.  This gives the children more time to focus on the directions part of the activity.

After they have finished, they can work on sequencing and ordinal numbers.  The mini-pack also contains a "Label It" activity,  a "Read It, Trace It, Write It" activity, 8 Valentine Word Wall cards, and the patterns.  

I put this up in my TpT Store for $1.00 but I would like to give it to my followers and blog visitors for free.

The finished Valentine bird.

Click here to download the mini-packet. 

Now I have to show you the stash I found at the dollar store.  They had the cutest table scatter for $1.00 a bag (50 per bag).  I can't wait to make some fun math and literacy games with them.

I understand that some people can't find these at their Dollar Tree.  I purchased an extra set If you are a follower and leave a comment you will be entered in a chance to win the set in a random drawing.   Please leave your email address on your comment.  If you are the winner, I'll contact you for your mailing address.

Winner of Random Drawing:

For those of you that missed the Target heart dice, they now have these cute pink and red dice in their dollar section, as well as some very cute erasers.  (Sorry about the glare on the pictures).

Also, do stop by Mrs. Wheeler's 1st Grade and see her post on Managing Behavior Mid-Year.  She explains her Good Behavior Game and Prize Box system.  I followed the link to her TpT store and got the giggles... her prize activities are wonderful!  For $2.00 you'll get 8 pages of prize cards that are delightful! 

Last but not least, Irene Leeby at Learning With Mrs. Leeby is hosting her 200 Follower Give Away.  You don't want to miss this one.  She is giving away a $50.00 Target gift card, a $25.00 TpT gift card, and a $15.00 Starbucks gift card.  Click on the image below and head right over for a chance to win!

Have a great weekend and be sure to come back next week when I post freebie activities to go along with my new dollar store and Target finds.
Granny (Cindy)
Freebie Fridays


  1. Thanks so much Cindy! The bird is adorable! I have to get to the Dollar Store before all the Valentine's stuff is sold out! Can't wait to see the great freebies you create! Your blog is fantastic!


  2. SNagged the big heart dice over the holidays.

    Love this bird...thanks for sharing! I have my students make a picture using only cut out hearts. It is fun to see their creativity.

  3. Thank you so much Cindy! This is a great activity to give to my ESL kids to check their oral understanding. I can't wait to use it in a few weeks.


  4. You are the second person I've seen that's mentioned the heart dice. I will definitely be visiting Target this weekend. They are adorable! I also downloaded your freebie pack! Thanks for sharing!!! It's adorable!!!

  5. Thanks for the freebie and CONGRATS on being featured on Freebie Friday! Go Cindy!

    LWML is having a 200 follower giveaway!

  6. I found you on Freebie Friday. I love the name of your blog, so I had to stop by!! Thank you for the freebies!

    Using My Teacher Voice

  7. Thanks so much. I love it!! Saw you on Freebie Friday! Great Job!
    I Dream of First Grade

    1. Sarah,

      You won the random drawing for the table scatter. Please email me at and send me your mailing address.

  8. Love the bird activity! Thanks Cindy!! Congrats on Freebie Friday!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  9. I love the dice and was just thinking how I need some more for a classroom game I want to play. Looks like I'll be heading to Target tomorrow! :)