Paw Patrol is so the “it” thing these days. If you are a parent of a young child, you know exactly what I am talking about. Everywhere I turn I see them! I even have dreams about them at night. Paw patrol cartoons, books, figurines, blankets, and trucks have taken over our home. I can mimic all the catchphrases and sing the songs. How can I not use this to teach my kids?
The teacher in me always comes out when it comes to my kids (I know poor things). I had to figure out a way to create a lesson using their favorite characters…there was just no way around that. Since my kids are toddlers, I knew I wanted to focus on numbers, letters, and colors.
Here are the printables I created (I would definitely get them laminated or glue them to card stock… you know kids will rip the mess out of them otherwise):
You can use the letter cards in a variety of ways. I pulled out one character card, and we used the letter cards to spell out the character’s name (younger kids are really good at matching). Even if my son is not learning to spell, it is a step towards learning. This is also a great way to help them spell their own name. Practice makes perfect.
The number cards are a great way by themselves or paired up with the character cards. I love to use my son’s figurines too. I point at the number, count the paw patrols on the card with him, and then we count the figurines/character cards to add up to the number (as your child gets older…. count the card characters with him and have him count the figurines/character cards by himself and place them under the number card)(model and practice is key).
To help your little one with colors, find some construction paper. Have your child match the paw patrol outfits with the colored construction paper.
Paw Patrol Learning Activity for Toddlers and Preschool: Free Printables I created some easy clean up paw patrol lessons. Kids LOVE LOVE LOVE dry erase markers from a toddler up until high school. These lessons help kids with counting and colors. I ended up printing out the sheets back to front to save paper and placed them in some laminate sheets. The laminate sheets allowed Brooks to draw and erase. Not only does he love drawing on the sheet, but we can practice over and over.
Don’t forget the rewards!! I used the paw-riffic bones for some positive reinforcement. You can use them in different ways. For instance, each time your child gets a correct answer… give him a bone. When he received three bones, he can win a piece of candy.
2 Corinthians 7:1- Because we have promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. Let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.
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