Summer Popsicle Alphabet and Beginning Sounds – FREE Printable

Summer Popsicle Alphabet and Beginning Sounds – FREE Printable I was browsing the internet for some summer clip art and stumbled across these cute popsicle/icy-pole ones and had to make a printable that I could share with you all. Before I continue to write this super quick post, I need to let you know that my printer is on its way out and is not doing the colors on these popsicles/icy-poles any justice. The colors are more like what you see in the picture below. Anyhow, there are a few ways that you can use this activity to suit the learning level of your children. For beginners, use the popsicles/icy-poles intact and teach them the relationship between lower and upper case letters and beginning sounds. You could ask children to order the popsicles/icy-poles alphabetically, you could use them as flashcards… For kiddos who require more practice with upper and lower case matching, cut apart each popsicle/icy-pole section and remove the picture in the middle (or keep it attached to the lower case letter), and ask them to match the correct cases. And, of course, there is always the option of using all three sections. I hope you will find this Summer Popsicle Alphabet and Beginning Sounds activity useful and the your children will have fun with it! Click on any of the pictures above to take you to the FREE download link in my store. If you’re looking for something with a little less link for your preschoolers, be sure to check out my new Preschool Summer Review packet. Or, if you’re looking for a more challenging packet for Kindergarten (Grade Prep), then the Summer Review for Kindergarten will do the... read more

Preschool Letter Z

Preschool Letter Z (Throughout this Preschool Letter Z post, click the hyperlinked text to take you to the complete unit in my TpT store/original resource link, or click the pictures to get the freebies!) We started our Letter Z with a Letter Find worksheet. Here is Filip, counting the upper and lowercase letters that he found so that he can write them in the circles. Next, he coloured all the pictures that started with the letter Z on this activity from my Beginning Sounds Color It! Then Filip worked on the letter Z page from my Introducing the Alphabet packet. These words were hard for my little man to sound out, but he used the pictures to help him figure out the words correctly 😉   We finished the day with a letter craft. And there you have it folks, our Preschool Letter of the Week is now officially done! As you probably already know, we finished our Letter of the Week “school work” quite a few months ago; I’m the one to blame for these late posts and I apologise if you have been waiting for ever for the freebies I have made available with each post. Between helping Filip and my other kiddos with their homework and life in general, housework, church responsibilities, and actual work that brings in any $, there has been little time left over for blogging. But we are DONE 🙂 I sincerely hope that some of the resources I have shared with you have been beneficial to you and little one/s you are teaching! To finish off, here’s a photo of my not-so-little prince, ready for school! To get all the freebies from this post in one pdf, please click... read more

Preschool Letter Y

Preschool Letter Y I’m going to begin our Preschool Letter Y post with an apology to you all. This post is long overdue and I am sorry it’s taken so long to actually writing it and sharing some free resources with you. To be honest, the reason this post was so late is because Filip and I had already moved on to learning to read sight words and word families (posts and freebies which I will share with you soon) and he LOVED doing all those new activities and, well, it was boring for him to come back to doing letters. After a while, I did manage to convince Filip to finish letters Y and Z, but let that be a lesson to you guys; if you’re keen on finishing the alphabet, don’t get too stuck into more advanced stuff ’cause your kiddos might not want to go back and finish the rest of the letters! Anyhow, here is what Filip did for Preschool Letter Y! (Throughout this Preschool Letter Y post, click the hyperlinked text to take you to the complete unit in my TpT store/original resource link, or click the pictures to get the freebies!) Filip started with a the Letter Y page from my Letter Find worksheets unit. Then he did a Y beginning sounds page. Then Filip did a page from my Introducing the Alphabet worksheets unit. These pages continue to be a favourite for him – especially the reading part. We finished with a letter craft. And there you have it – our very short Letter Y post. Enjoy the freebies! 🙂 To download the freebies from this post in one pdf file, please click... read more

St. Patrick’s Day Beginning Sounds Freebie

I thought I would surprise you all with a cute St. Patrick’s Day activity, seeing as it’s only a couple of weeks away! Best of all, the entire unit is FREE! Click here or on any of the pictures to download it from my TpT store and if you decide to try it out, please leave a comment letting me know how it worked for you! So… let’s see what’s included! Firstly, there is a colored matching activity. I LOVE all things colorful and beautiful images make learning more fun – at least, they do for me 😉 To prepare the activity for use, print all the pages (cardstock is preferable, but not necessary), laminate them for durability and then cut out the pots and shamrocks. If you’re going to use these in your classroom yearly and are worried about little fingers picking away at the edges and un-sticking the laminating that you have done, you can cut out the pictures BEFORE laminating and then, once laminated, you cut out around the shape leaving a small edge of “lamination”. Of course, this does require cutting two times… I guess this is a good time to call in your parent helpers 😉 The aim of this St. Patrick’s Day activity is for children to match the letters on the shamrocks to the pictures on the pots of gold. You can turn this into a fine motor activity by adding household pegs  to the shamrocks. Included are also some worksheets. They can be completed independently, so there is no need for you to print both the activity and worksheets; if you want to save on ink, I’m sure the worksheets on their own will be just as fun for your kiddos. For children who have difficult writing, try using stamps instead of asking them to write the letters. Of course, you can also have children do the activity and then the worksheet as a means of recording their answers. If this is what you’d like to do, I think it’s best if you store the gold pots and shamrocks together with the worksheet in a plastic pocket, or storage device that suits you best. How do I store activities at our place? Well, once upon a time, I used to love plastic pockets and zip-lock bags. However, the zip-lock bags soon began to rip at the bottom and I had to find another solution. I now store things in plastic tubs that I purchase only when on sale or from dollar stores, like... read more

Glow in the Dark Sight Words

Glow in the Dark Sight Words I know that I’m not the only one who loves to buy anything colourful, anything cute or anything new from the stationary section at the store – even if it’s from Woolworths… which is where I bought my Neon Sharpies! I must have been bored one day, ’cause I read the text on the packet in which my new and unused sharpies were encased. And then my heart jumped a beat – “fluoresces under black light”. Black light… hmm… hadn’t I just seen some guy on Facebook showing how to make black light with an iPhone? Yes, I had! But I needed something much better than an iPhone light. After a remarkable effort of cleaning out the garage, my hubby finally found the camping flashlight – I was overjoyed! I got to work making the black light using the instructions I found on Instructables – thank you, Google search 😉 And then I had fun with some sight words printables! I mean, how cool do the sight words word find pages look??! Even though the blue and pink didn’t do well under the black light, the other colours looked marvelous! I also bought some “fluro” paint to use on my sight word q-tip printables… clearly the purple and pink didn’t “fluoro” very well, but at least the yellow and green did their job! Once dry, you can attach the q-tip sight word cards to the walls (ceiling, maybe?!?) and give your kiddos some small black light flashlights and a copy of the FREE printable below, and you’ve got yourself a super-duper fun write the room activity! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you liked this glow in the dark sight word idea and that it is something you can use in your classroom or... read more

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