Felt Leaf Number Line Activity

Does is feel like Fall in your neck of the woods? The local school district started school this week and temperatures have been 20 degrees cooler overnight then the last few weeks. I felt it was perfect to introduce a new fall counting activity to Big Red as part of Kindergarten. What could be more prefect then a felt leaf number line activity?

Felt Leaf Number Line Activity

I had bought a handful of packages of some super cute felt leaves from the Dollar Tree a couple of years ago. I say a couple but probably bought more like 6 packages to divide and swap. I made an upper and lower case alphabet match game and still had enough big red leaves for more activities. I saw a border number line near our school desk and immediately thought of sharing the Montessori version of a number line with Big Red.

I grabbed a pair of scissors and cut the 1-10 strip into 1-5 to start since we only had a small table to work on. I also didn’t have enough time to count the leaves to be sure I had enough to do the entire line. I’ll be honest I just wanted a quick activity that would keep my boys learning and occupied!

Leaf number line

I want to try a number line activity again with smaller counting items so they don’t “run into each other”. I try to keep things real and FRUGAL! So use what you have. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and write the number line out if you don’t have a fancy border like mine. Have the kids collect sticks or rocks from the yard or neighborhood if you don’t have felt leaves or store-bought items. Don’t let a small budget keep you from finding ways to teach your children new things!

felt leaf number line activity

Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more Fall themed activities as well as a Kindergarten blog post round-up! If you need more Fall activities TODAY then check out the following for some super quick and easy ideas:

Simple Fall Busy Bags

10 Fall Tot Trays

Free Apple Printable plus lots more Apple posts

10 Apple Tot Tray Ideas

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Reebok Deal

This post is part of a conversation on behalf of Reebok and includes my affiliate links.

Kids need shoes no matter what time of year it is and it seems mine outgrow their shoes right when all the sales are over. Occasionally we are lucky enough to find a great deal on shoes and buy a few sizes ahead! Nonetheless here’s a great deal on Reebok VentureFlex shoes for kids!

Reebok VentureFlex Deal

Buy two pairs of VentureFlex shoes for only $40 plus free shipping with the code Venture.

Be sure to use the below link to take you to the correct shoes in order to take advantage of this awesome Reebok Deal!

Get two VentureFlex Shoes for $40 + Free Shipping ends 8/27 so hurry to order while the best selections are still available!

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Back to School Supply Shopping

We homeschool and work from home so we need tons of school supplies through out the year. Each year I keep my eye on deals each week in order to get the best savings for my family. We shop all around but have found that Staples offers a really good program called Staples Back to School 110% Lowest Price Guarantee.


My entire family love good quality and fun office supply items. Staples has a whole new line of products that caters to the visual needs of tweens, teens, and college aged students.


Staples makes 110% ready for school happen with the lowest price guarantee including:
· The Staples Back to School 110% Lowest Price Guarantee gives shoppers the lowest prices on their back-to-school shopping. Staples matches any competitors’ prices, plus gives customers an additional 10 percent of the difference between the Staples price and the competitor price at time of purchase.
· Back by popular demand, the Staples Less List offers the lowest prices on key back-to-school essential products that are low priced all season long such as: 1-subject notebook (25¢), 2-pocket folders (15¢), index cards (48¢), composition books (50¢) and 24-pack Crayola crayons (50¢) and more.
· Throughout the season, Staples will offer Extreme Deals in its weekly circular and online at www.staples.com/weeklyad.
· With Staples Rewards or Teacher Rewards, members earn up to 5% back in Rewards and receive free shipping on Staples.com orders. Teacher Rewards members receive an additional five percent back in Rewards on teaching and art supplies, plus special savings events just for teachers in August.


With that being said, it is time to bring on the giveaway! Mom Buzz Media bloggers have partnered with Staples to bring you this $300 gift card Multi-Winner giveaway! 5 lucky readers will each get a gift card from Staples! One will get a $100 gift card and the other 4 will get $50 gift cards!

Good Luck!

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Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media. I received promotional items to assist with my post and promotions. This giveaway is in no way associated with any social media website and is Facebook compliant. 5 winners will be chosen at random and emailed. These winners will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will have to be chosen. US Residents only please. Ends 11:59 CST on 8/27.

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Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway


Even though my youngest turns 2 year old this week I know the value of good cloth diapers. We have been lazy and not used them with Lil’ Red like we did with Big Red but I hope the winner of this cloth diaper giveaway is blessed with a nice set of Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers.fuzzibunzbuton

The FuzziBunz® story began in 1999 when a young mother’s pediatrician insisted that chemical-laden disposable diapers caused her son’s constant diaper rash.

Disappointed with her search for a reusable diaper system that would fit into her busy life as a new mom. Old-fashioned cloth diapers were hard to use and a mess to launder since the product had not been changed in decades.

Her desperate journey to ease her son’s diaper rash led her to invent the originalFuzziBunz® cloth diapers in 1999. Little did she realize at the time that her cloth reusable baby diapers would be an invention that was the catalyst that would put the entire modern cloth diapering industry in motion. You can read the review on FuzziBunz Diapers Here. Good Luck all!


Participating bloggers were not compensated and are not responsible for this giveaway.No purchase required to enter this giveaway and there is a limit of one entrant per household. Void where prohibited. All entries are optional. A new winner will be chosen if the original winner(s) has not responded within 48 hours of email notification. Tales From A Southern Mom is not responsible for shipment of the prize(s). Sponsor is responsible for all shipping this prize. This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or other social media outlet. This is posted in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Any questions, email julie.talesfromasouthernmom@gmail.com

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Fun Ways to Play with Natural ABC’s

Welcome to Day 5 in our five day series about fun ways to play with ABC’s. I’m so glad you are with us today to see what you can do with natural materials while you play with the alphabet. What could be more fun then using natural materials to learn your letters!

Today I am going to share the rock ABC manipulates that we made. I had to cheat and buy the rocks because I forgot to have the kids collect enough on vacation that they didn’t care about to allow mommy to use. You can check out how we played with our Homemade Alphabet Stones.


Fun Ways to Play with Natural Material ABC

We hope you join us each day this week as we share some fun ideas for handmade ABC’s, Seasonal ABC‘s, Sensory ABC‘s, Natural ABC’s, and Store Bought ABC‘s. Each day I will be featuring one of my own projects as well as the projects of the other bloggers!

ABC and Birdseed Sensory Bin from Teach me Mommy

ABC Herbarium from Creative World of Varya

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