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What’s in the Box? Winter in the Woods Theme

December is almost here! If you use Experience Curriculum (formerly Mother Goose Time), a lot of you are waiting for your box to arrive. Mine just showed up on the doorstep yesterday. After I posted what was in the November Community Helpers box, many asked me to share pictures of the materials again for December so here they are!  The Winter in the Woods is my favorite winter preschool theme. I’m so inspired! I can’t wait to get started Winter in the Woods!



If you haven’t ordered it yet, now is the time! I can’t say enough about Experience Curriculum (formerly Mother Goose Time) kits. They keep us busy, learning and having fun. It’s a big time saver for me as an in-home child care provider who does it all – the cooking, cleaning, caring, teaching and more. I can’t provide the same quality care and education on my own (without being absolutely crazy!) that I can offer with Mother Goose Time. So worth the cost of the box. As you can see in the photos below, there are many, many supplies that can be used again and again. Everything pictured in this post is included in the December kit, which I order for 8 students. This is going to be a big post with lots of photos!


First peek!



  • Teacher Guide
  • Planning Journal
  • Gathering List
  • Skills Chart
  • Stacking Cups
  • Bears manipulatives, in three sizes
  • Wood square shape stamp
  • Winter in the Woods Theme web poster
  • Winter in the Woods music CD


Circle Time

  • Letters O, W, Z dough cutters
  • Circle Time Songs
  • White color wand/ribbon
  • Theme poster
  • Calendar pieces
  • Fish numbers 4, 14
  • Word, letter and picture vocabulary cards for O, W, Z
  • Calendar grid & numbers


Santa’s Workshop Celebration Kit

  • Invitation Postcards
  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Story Pieces
  • Santa Spoon Puppets
  • Santa’s Beard Game
  • Reindeer Training Game


Day 1: Deer

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Family Newsletter
  • Deer Headband Make & Play
  • Name Tags


Day 2: Hedgehog

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Looking Glasses
  • My Little Journals
  • Hedgehog Photo & Invitation to Create materials


Day 3: Bear

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Bear Den Photo & Invitation to Create materials
  • Count & Clip cards (2)
  • Timber! Storybook


Day 4: Mouse

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Hickory Dickory Dock Rhyme Time Poster & Numbered Cards
  • Animal Tracks in the Snow photo & Invitation to Create materials


Day 5: Owl

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Owl Photo & Invitation to Create materials
  • Woodland Food Chain Guide & Cards


Day 6: Pine Tree

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Triangle Cutting Sheet & photo strips
  • Investigation Question Cards
  • Tree Puzzle


Day 7: Snowflake

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Baby Bear Loves the Seasons Participation Story
  • Snowflake photo & Invitation to Create materials
  • Homemade Snow Science Card


Day 8: Pinecone

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Pinecone Photo & Invitation to Create materials
  • Pinecones
  • Pinecone Math Game, Spinner & Pompoms
  • Sharing feathers


Day 9: Icicles

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Frozen Pattern Cards
  • Dancing Icicle Ring & Ribbon Make & Play materials


Day 10: Snowman

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Snowstormy Photo & Invitation to Create materials
  • Snowman Snack Recipe Card
  • Snowman Postcard


Day 11: Mittens

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Sewing Mittens  Make & Play materials & Winter Animal Cards


Day 12: Snowshoes

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Snowshoes Make & Play materials
  • Tic-Tac-Toe game
  • Winter Feet Sheet


Day 13: Sled

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Sled Photo and Make & Play materials
  • Storytelling Set


Day 14:  Coat

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Animal Coats Pocket Cube Vocabulary cards
  • Coats Photo and Invitation to Create materials


Day 15: Hat & Scarf

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Letter Scarf Cards
  • Hat Photo and Invitation to Create materials
  • Would you Rather? cards


Day 16: Lumberjack

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Kandinsky Inspired Tree Photo and Invitation to Create materials
  • Stacking Cups Building Mat
  • Numbered Tree Cut Outs


Day 17: Log Cabin

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Log Photo and Invitation to Create Materials
  • Edible Cabin Recipe Card
  • Cabin Word Trail game
  • Colored Cabin cutouts


Day 18: Fireplace

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Fireplace Photo and Invitation to Create materials
  • I Can Read books
  • Sight Word Pointers


Day 19: Porridge

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Word Porridge Game materials
  • Math Story Cards


Day 20: Quilt

  • Daily Topic Poster
  • Quilting Photo and Invitation to Create materials
  • Movement Cube Cards
  • Child Portfolio page & star stickers


So that’s everything included in the box! It’s a lot but, there are even more ideas in the Teacher Guide. So much learning and fun to look forward to!

Wondering how to use some of these materials? Check out the Micro Trainings.


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