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May Morning Work

Materials Used In Activities

I always encourage teachers to use what they have or use what’s cheap. However, there are always teachers who would like to locate specific items that I may have used in activities. So I created a list below to help. Just click on any highlighted text to see where I secured various items.


1. Dog Gone Sight Word Links

  • Editable Sight Word Cards
  • Editable Paw Print Letter Cards
  • Plastic Clips or Clothespins

2.Dog Gone CVC Self-Correcting

3. Precious Pets Links Numbers and Quantities

  • Plastic links
  • Clothespins
  • Twine or string
  • Pet Themed Number Cards and Quantity Cards printed on cardstock and laminated for durability (Included in this set)
  • Sensory bin with thematic items (optional)

4. Little Birdie Playdoh Counting Math Mats

  • Laminated number mats printed on cardstock for durability
  • Dough for making number.

5. Little Birdie Playdoh How Many More To Make Ten

  • Dough Laminated number mats on cardstock for durability
  • Dough Dry erase markers
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers for erasing (optional)
  • Manipulatives (Optional if you wish to use something other than dough: pompoms, buttons or seasonal manipulatives.)

6. Playdoh Fill the Fishbowl and Build a Birdie

7. Pet Store Fun Playdoh Items

  • Various colors of dough
  • Pet store item cards laminated for durability

8. Pet Fun  Q-tip Painting (Flowers, Butterfly, and Ladybug)

  • Q-tip picture sheets printed on white paper.
  • Q-tips
  • Washable tempera paint

9. Digging Up Bones Sort and Graph Items

10. Diggin’ Up Bones Color Sort, Graph, and Count

11. Collecting Dog Bones

  • Collecting Bones self-correcting cards printed on cardstock, laminated, and secured with a clothespin.
  • Collecting Bones playing mat printed on cardstock and laminated for durability. (One for each student. )
  • Tongs (optional)
  • Minature dog bones, real or otherwise, that you can find for counting.

12.One More Bone

  • Self-correcting cards printed on cardstock, laminated and secured with a clothespin.
  • Playing mat printed on cardstock and laminated for durability. (One for each student.)
  • Tongs (optional)
  • Miniature dog bones, real or otherwise, that you can use for counting.
  • Dry erase marker

13. Give the Dog a Bone

  • Self-correcting cards printed on cardstock, laminated and secured with a clothespin.
  • Playing mat printed on cardstock and laminated for durability. (One for each student or you could use a bug box or bug jar).
  • Tongs  (optional)
  • Miniature dog bones, real or otherwise, that you can use for counting.
  • Dry erase marker

14. Spin To Win Perfect Paws

15. Counting On Fish

  • Self-correcting cards printed on cardstock, laminated and secured with a clothespin.
  • Playing mat printed on cardstock and laminated for durability. (One for each student.)
  • Tongs
  • Miniature fish beads (or you could use yellow pompoms, buttons or beads. You can also use goldfish crackers or Swedish fish as well.)
  • Dry erase marker

16. Counting Back Fish

  • Self-correcting cards printed on cardstock, laminated and secured with a clothespin.
  • Playing mat printed on cardstock and laminated for durability. (One for each student.)
  • Tongs
  • Miniature wooden fish beads, or you could yellow pompoms, erasers, buttons or beads. Or you could even use fish crackers or Swedish Fish
  • Dry erase marker

17. Plenty of Pets Fun Sticker Count

  • Sticker recording sheet printed on paper. One for each child. (There are two to choose from.)
    • One sheet allows students to trace and total up all the stickers used.
    • One sheet allows you to place a specific sticker next to a box. Students use those three types to outline the template and then count up the individual stickers of each type and record the number next to the sticker in the box.
  • Small thematic stickers or any small stickers you can find.

18. Pet  Lego Challenge:  Fish, Cat and Turtle

19 and 20. Purr-fect Pet Constructing Letters and Words

  • Pet erasers. You can get them from Amazon HERE or from Oriental Trading HERE.
  • Purr-fect Pet Letter or Word Cards

21. Pet Carrier Container Count

22. Pet Carrier Container Add

  • Small-dollar Surerite store containers.
  • Paint Pens or Sharpie to paint the item on the lid or printable labels.
  • Pet themed manipulatives. I used these small pet erasers.
  • Recording sheet printed on cardstock and laminated. I have given you a couple of different options. One has butterflies and bees and the other has bees and ladybugs.

23. Fishy Lowercase/Capital Matching Puzzles

  • Small sensory bin with fun thematic filler and polypropylene beads
  • Capital/Lowercase Letter puzzles printed on one color of cardstock, laminated and cut apart.

24. Fishy Letter Sounds Matching Puzzles

  • Small sensory bin with fun thematic filler and polypropylene beads
  • Lowercase/Beginning Letter Sounds puzzles printed on one color of cardstock, laminated and cut apart.

25. Fishy CVC Words Matching Puzzles

  • Small sensory bin with thematic filler and polypropylene beads
  • CVC/Picture puzzle pieces printed on cardstock and laminated for durability.

26. Fishy Blending Word Match Puzzles

  • Small sensory bin with thematic filler and polypropylene beads
  • Blend/Picture puzzles pieces printed on cardstock and laminated for durability.

27. Favorite Pet Patterns Self-correcting

  • Miniature pet erasers
  • Playing mat printed on cardstock and laminated
  • Self-correcting cards printed on cardstock, laminated and folded to hide an answer.
  • Clothespins (fun thematic foamy or item hot glued to clothespin optional)
  • Tongs or tweezers for moving items

28. Unlock Pet Fun Letters/Sounds, CVC Words and Blends

29. Cat Snack Math

  • Math equation fish (included in this set)
  • Sensory bin with thematic items.
  • Cat heads with numbers 0-10 on them. Cut these out and place them on bucket or box so students can feed the cat thru the mouth.)

30. Tiny Turtles Addition Self-correcting Cards

31. Tiny Turtles Subtraction Self-correcting Cards

32. Pet Shop Addition to 10 Self-Correcting Cards and Mat

33. Race To Feed Your Pet

  • Small pet food dishes
  • Small dog bones (real or otherwise)
  • Tongs
  • Various dice