The Portrait Project {Week 26}

A portrait (or a few) of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. These photos will be going into the kid’s year end Blurb book. jay’s portrait I really don’t understand why babies/toddlers have to put their foot up on the table when they eat. Elle did this when she was about 1 and now […]

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The Portrait Project {Week 24 & Week 25}

Portraits of my children from the last 2 weeks…because photos should been seen and shared. My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb book for the kids. So much memories these pictures hold…so much laughter, joy and love. elle’s portraits (week 24) I came home from work and found the girl […]

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Color & Pattern Matching Game for Kids

This Color & Pattern Matching Game for kids using popsicle sticks is a great game for kids who are learning counting, colors and practising their fine motor skills. If you’re into making busy bags for your kids, then this game will fit very nicely into a sandwich zip lock bag. You could download this below […]

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Life With Moore Babies -

What a fun busy bag and a great introduction to patterns!

Thaleia Maher -

This idea is wonderful! Great for all sorts of things like learning colors, counting, and general imagination. I’m featuring your post from The Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

Spark and Pook -

What a great idea!

Shapes Matching Game and a Free Printable (she: Amy) -

[…] to build some shapes with popsicle sticks, you could download this free printable here. The other color and pattern matching game for kids I made is also available for download. […]

Montessori Nature -

looks like so much fun! thank you for sharing at Kids Learning Printables!

Silhouette Matching Game and Busy Bag Ideas -

[…] like the Color and Pattern Matching Game we played with few weeks ago, this game is also very easy to prepare. All you need to do is download […]

Attilio Ventola -

Bellissimo

Renae M Eddy -

I LOVE this activity! So perfect!

Color and Pattern Matching Game for Kids | Lesson Plans | CraftGossip.com -

[…] Download and make your own Color and Pattern Matching Game for Kids. […]

Beth McCabe Bullock -

Hi Amy, I made a set of these and they were very popular at the clinic where I do occupational therapy. You sent a more complicated version to my e-mail but i accidentally deleted it. A couple of therapists asked if I had more challenging ones. Could you send it to me again please. We would all appreciate it! Beth Bullock (bethbullock@ameritech.net)

Elle Nes -

Thanks for sharing ! Kisses from France !

Alison Bell Langmack -

Great idea! This is a fun indoor activity for my kids during these hot Summer days. Is there a link for the more “advanced” pages for the older kids? Thank you!!

Using Pinterest to Enhance Preschool Lessons | To the Moon and Back -

[…] Color & Pattern Matching Game from The Connection We Share Pipe Cleaner Color Sorter from To the Moon and BackQ-tip Painting Color Words from 1+1+1=1Color Mixing Discovery Bottles from Familylicious Seek and Sort Color Game from Where Imagination GrowsColor Surprise Eruptions from Learn Play ImagineWater Bead Color Mixing from Happily Ever After MomPom Pom Rainbow Collage from Danya BanyaRainbow Sensory Bin and Color Sort from Sow Sprout PlayGross Motor Color Game from Simple Fun for Kids […]

Martha Hedges -

I just picked up colored popscicle sticks. I wasn’t sure how to use them now I do. I appreciate you great idea.

Georgia Lorna -

Will you be putting up the overlapping template soon? My kids would LOVE this!

Adrianna E Dippel -

I love this activity but for some reason when I print out the sheets they are coming out big the size of 8 x 11 paper. Is there a special way I am supposed to print them.

Imprimibles gratis: 18 recursos para aprender y jugar este Otoño | Cosas Molonas | Blog de Inspiración & DIY | -

[…] que cosan / 8. Láminas para colorear de varios tamaños para que puedan pintar entre varios / 9. Juego para que puedan poner palitos de helado de colores encima de las hojas / 10. Marionetas de papel para colorear inspiradas en el mar / 11. Dominó de animales para […]

Christina Bougas Melonides -

what a great idea. can I ask for an email version of the regular and overlapping ones? for some reason I am having a problem printing from the site. Thanks Fasolaki@sbcglobal.net

A day in the life of tot school – weekend edition! | Rainbows and Buttons -

[…] – I set up an activity, lollipop stick pattern matching . The younger 4 decide to take part and the 10 year old plays […]

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[…] box of busy bag activities to keep them busy during those dinner […]

Marnie Craycroft -

LOVE!!

Shannon Siegel -

Hi Amy,

I have signed up for the blog and want to use the color stick matching game for a little in-home mommy preschool group that I am hosting on Friday. I got the email with the link but but the game never loads. Any tips or suggestions?

Lanni Park -

Amy, these are wonderful! I would love to get the more advanced version if possible. Thanks so much, can’t wait to use them.

Whitney Goodwin -

I can’t get the file to open.

Megan Falslev Jones -

These are so great! Anyway I could get the more advanced copy? Thanks!

Best Busy Bags for Preschool and Toddlers - onecreativemommy.com -

[…] Color & Pattern Matching Game Printable from The Connection We Share […]

Anna Barrett -

My little guy loved the vehicle matching game! I’m printing the popsicle stick one as well. It is a blessing to have found your website! Thanks for creating and sharing such great resources to keep our little ones busy and learning!

20 FREE Printable Busy Bags - The Activity Mom -

[…] Craft Stick Color and Pattern Matching Cards from The Connection We Share […]

Lots of Lines - Stimulating Learning | Stimulating Learning -

[…] downloaded a set of pattern cards from the connection we share to use with coloured craft […]

Réutiliser les bâtonnets de glace | Supports Educatifs -

[…] et je suis partie à la recherche d’une idée pour les réutiliser. Grâce au blog de Amy TheConnectionWeShare c’est […]

Susie Perini -

Ii love your ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and your templates!

Kolory i wzory | Nasza szkoła domowa -

[…] Karty do klocków LEGo pochodzą z bloga: Mrs. Webster’s Classroom Connection, zaś karty z patyczkami z bloga the connection wes hare […]

Travel Activities for Your Littles - Dutch Dutch Goose -

[…] on. I have two versions of this activity. The first one is self led. I give my three-year-old these color and pattern printables from The Connection We Share. He uses the colored popsicle sticks to repeat the pattern.  In the […]

Imprimibles gratis: 18 recursos para aprender y jugar este Otoño | Una mamá novata -

[…] 8. Láminas para colorear de varios tamaños para que puedan pintar entre varios / 9. Juego para que puedan poner palitos de helado de colores encima de las hojas / 10. Marionetas de papel para colorear inspiradas en el mar / 11. Dominó de animales para […]

Sheryl Picking Linn -

I would love the the more advanced version of the popsicle matching game for my grandson. Would you be willing to share? Thanks so much!!!!

Melissa Vescovo Quinlivan -

If you still have the more advanced popsicle stick matching game would you please share? This is perfect for my preschool kiddos! Thanks so much for your fantastic ideas!!

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[…] African Game: How to Make and Play the Mancala Game Oware at Marie’s Pastiche  Color and Pattern Matching Game at The Connection We Share Sight Word Basketball Activity at Coffee Cups and Crayons The […]

Aileen Mahar -

I’d love to make some more of these for my kindergarten classroom! Can you tell my what program you used? I would post them after:)

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[…] Kids Wednesday: Learning about the Planets with Fun Books and Activities The Connection We Share: Color & Pattern Matching Game for Kids The Measured Mom: Free Easter File Folder Game, Free Printable Handwriting Worksheets for Preschool […]

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Michelle Kelly -

We recieved this activity in a busy bag swap in the fall of 2015. Today I pulled it out for my grand daughter who will be 3 tomorrow. We played very simply with the activity. This is one we’ll pull once a week or so! She enjoyed naming the colors, counting and doing the patterns, although I helped a lot with that part. This is one of my favorites from the swap!

Imprima o jogo de cores com palitos de picolé! | Reab.me -

[…] com os palitos já pintadinhos nós sabemos onde você pode achar e imprimir quantas vezes quiser, The Connection We Share, um blog lindo e super simpático que disponibiliza esse material. Ao clicar no link, você deve […]

Cores e formas: imprima gratuitamente cartões de duas atividades com palitos de picolé | Reab.me -

[…] Os dois materiais são do blog theconnectionweshare.com =) […]

Busy Bags for Long Summer Evenings | By Quiet Waters -

[…] 1.  Color & Pattern Matching […]

Imprima o jogo de cores com palitos de picolé! – Prô Karina -

[…] pintadinhos nós sabemos onde você pode achar e imprimir quantas vezes quiser, é só visitar, The Connection We Share, um blog lindo e super simpático que disponibiliza esse material. Ao clicar no link, você deve […]

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[…] 8. Láminas para colorear de varios tamaños para que puedan pintar entre varios / 9. Juego para que puedan poner palitos de helado de colores encima de las hojas / 10. Marionetas de papel para colorear inspiradas en el mar / 11. Dominó de animales para […]

brightnbrainy.com/2016/09/25/12-free-printable-busy-bags/ -

[…] into your handbag or into a toddler’s day bag. Get the printable ad all the instructions here […]

Busy Bags and Boxes – Defiantly Domestic -

[…] Stick Matching […]

Explore Tubs! {freebies} -

[…] poms!  Up next …this explore tubs just requires a set of $1 popsicle sticks and THESE freebie cards!  I love these because the kiddos have to visually match what they see on the […]

Preschool Busy Bags -

[…] #1: Color and Pattern Matching Game from the Connection We Share […]

20 Free Printable Busy Bags | Coffee Cups and Crayons -

[…] Color and Pattern Matching Game. Grab some popsicle sticks and get working on color and pattern with your kids with this color and pattern busy bag. […]

Watering The Root -

[…] Pattern Play- This game is suitable for children ages 3 and above. My daughter who is 7 enjoys this game and it keeps her busy for hours. It is particularly great for enhancing creativity and develop spatial perception. If you have the time and want an outlet for your creative juices you can even make one by following this link. […]

Photo Tips From The Pros – Kim Hill Photography

Today on Photo Tips From the Pros, Kim from Kim Hill Photography shares how to create photographs of things you love about your kids. These are things you want to document and remember. Meet Kim Hello everyone my name is Kim and I live in Central Alabama. I am half Korean half Caucasian, born and […]

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Mason Jar Favors with Colored Rice

When the little guy had his first birthday party, I wanted to make party favors for the kids of things he likes. 2 things came to mind: the boy LOVES playing in his rice sensory bin and he LOVES balloons! (maybe because he was announced with balloons for our gender reveal photoshoot?) Since the kids […]

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Livia Wright Taylor -

I remember making little jars of rice for my daughter when she was itty bitty! Adding the coloring just makes it that much more fun.

Hodge Podge Craft -

This is such a gorgeous idea!
Thank you so much for sharing at #Pintorials

Afterschooling for Smarty Pants -

Very cute party favor. Thanks for sharing with After School Link Up!

Alicia Owen -

This is the coolest idea! Definitely saving this for future party ideas for my daughter. 🙂

Tuesday Tutorials Pintorials Pin Party Week 9 - In The Playroom -

[…] Mason Jar Favours with Coloured Rice from The Connection We Share  […]

Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton -

This is such a cute idea! {pinning!}

The Portrait Project {Week 23}

Portraits of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb book for my children. I can see them 20 years from now going through the book together and laughing at each other about the silly things they used to do =) jay’s portrait […]

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Sticky Play – Contact Paper Crafts for Toddlers

Ever since the little boy turned 1, he’s really taken an interest in what his big sister does. Whenever Elle is involved in an activity, the little boy would be right in there getting a piece of the action only to be pushed/moved/shooed by his big sister. The poor boy is so sensitive he’d look at me with some […]

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Fine Motor Activities with Recycled Materials - Fantastic Fun & Learning -

[…] Sticky play craft for toddlers from The Connection We Share […]

Shaunna Evans -

My little ones love contact paper. I love how you used it on the floor and combined it with materials for open ended play. Thank you for sharing in the Discover & Explore linky. I’m featuring this post today.

Alicia Owen -

I came across the whole “contact paper & yarn” idea on Pinterest awhile ago. I finally tried it out a few weeks ago with my daughter and she wasn’t as excited about it as I was. :/ Maybe when she’s older. 😀

123 Homeschool 4 Me -

What a fun idea! I pinned it. Thanks for linking up to TGIF. Have a GREAT weekend,
Beth =)

Sticky Face - Contact Paper Crafts -

[…] Jay and I played with contact paperthe other day, I wanted Elle to have some fun with it […]

Busy Activities for the Kids {the kids co-op 3-27} | FSPDT -

[…] Busy Activities for the Kids Coffee Bean Sensory Play by My Nearest and Dearest Sticky Paper Play by The Connection We Share African Safari Bin by Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes Paint Chip Color […]

Maria Santos -

Amy Lee I loved, I from Brazil – Santos – São Paulo
Um beijo para você e seus filhos – Obrigada – Thanks
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Photo Tips From The Pros – Shell Dransart of Wildflower Studio

Today on Photo Tips From the Pros, Shell Dransart of Wildflower Studio shares one of her favourite image as well as a couple photography tips with you. Meet Shell Hi! I ‘m Shell, photographer behind Wildflower Studio, specializing in whimsical, soulful portraits of couples, families, and kids. I love to capture the love and connection […]

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Melissa Donahue -

The picture with the bubbles is absolutely amazing!!!! Such beautiful photography. 🙂

Baby Gators Den -

I LOVE these pictures!!

Wildflower Studio Photography By Shell Dransart -

Thank you for the feature Amy! 🙂

Sarah Steidinger -

The family pictures on the bottom all make my heart so happy!

Sheri McShane -

Great tips!! I love all your photos. You’re so talented. The idea of a favorite toy, something special…what a great way to capture who they are.

Kim Hilliard -

Wonderful post Shell and Amy!!! Great tips and gorgeous images!!!

The Portrait Project {Week 22}

Portraits of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for my children. I can see them 20 years from now going through the book together and laughing at each other about the silly things they used to do =) elle’s […]

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The Portrait Project {Week 21}

Portraits of my children…because photos should been seen and shared. My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. I can see them 20 years from now going through the book together and laughing at each other about the silly things they used to do […]

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Mason Jar Favors with Colored Rice -

[…] PPS – The very kind Leah from Printastic Designs also made Jay a customized birthday pennant for his party and I also printed some small hot air balloons to make a pennant for his birthday cake =) […]