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Learning Folder | Toddler Binder Activities

Looking for fun and engaging activities for your toddler/pre-schooler? Well you’ve come to the right place. I will be sharing the activities that will be included in my learning folder/toddler binder resources which are available to download individually or as a growing bundle deal. What I love about learning folders is that you are able to bring it along with you wherever you go. It’s a great quite time activity and also a great time filler during the day when you don’t feel like doing much else or its perfect for taking along on car rides, to restaurants and doctor appointments. **PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to purchase a learning folder activity you can click on the photo of the activity you wish to purchase and it will direct you to my TpT store. Otherwise at the end of the blog post I will include a link to my growing bundle deal!** Alphabet & Number Match First up, we have the alphabet and number match activity. This is a great activity for working on visual discrimination, alphabet and number order, beginning sounds and counting. Some ideas of how you might use this activity: MatchingTeach letter sounds by pointing to each letter and saying the sound it makes. Have your child repeat. Teach your child to associate each number with counting by saying the number, then counting on fingers. Teach alphabet and number order: place the coloured blocks down one by one and sing an alphabet/counting song.Finding items around the house that begin with the letter sounds Patterns Match Next up, we have pattern matching. This activity includes 24 patterned squared and 24 circle cut-outs. This is a simple activity with great cognitive benefits. Matching is the simplest form of finding patterns which is an important part of learning to organize information. Dress for the Weather: Bears Who doesn’t love cute little bears and dressing them up. The aim of this activity is to dress the bear according to the weather and different temperatures. Some ideas for how to use this activity: Place a weather icon in the empty square and ask your child to dress the bear for the weather.Dress the bear for the weather and ask your child to find a matching weather icon.Place a weather icon in the square and randomly dress the bear. Ask your child if the bear is dressed appropriately. Ask your child to swap out inappropriate clothing and replace it with the correct... read more

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Nursery Rhyme Worksheets and Activities

I’ve been wanting to show you one of my nursery rhyme packets for a while and today is that day! I picked “Twinkle, Twinkle Little star” because it’s one of my favourites and the graphics designed by Kari Bolt are super cute. I have a few nursery rhyme packets in my TpT store and each one contains a set of worksheets and activities for use with children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade to help teach nursery rhymes. The contents of of each packet are intended to build literacy skills, such as phonemic awareness, reading fluency and comprehension and vocabulary. First up, is a nursery rhyme poster that is available in colour and black and white. Print the coloured poster, laminate and display. Black and white copies can be made for each child so that they can read along. Next, is a half page booklet (black and white only). I have included 2 differentiated reading comprehension pages: one with pictures to indicate which page children can find the answer, and another without pictures. I have also included a flip book with recording pages. The flip book is available in colour as well as black and white. There is a cut and paste sequencing activity. In the the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star packet I included a tracing page. In other packets, this page is usually a maze, but I think it’s nice to offer something different every once in a while. There is a cut and paste beginning sounds activity. There is also a worksheet that focuses on the rhyming words. Some kids love making their “own” nursery rhymes. Now, their own nursery rhyme will usually not rhyme and, depending on where they paste pictures it won’t make sense either. This is really a just-for-fun worksheet. Next, is a sentence scramble worksheet. Then there is a nursery rhyme word search. There are also nursery rhyme puppets that your kiddos will have fun using to help them act out and retell the nursery rhyme. Last, but not least, are some pocket chart strips. These can be used in various ways: to help you tell the rhyme to the children, for children to arrange the sentence strips in order, for children to match the pictures to the correct sentence. If your kiddos need more of a challenge, you can cut each word apart and then get them to put the whole rhyme back together. If you would like to try some sample... read more

Beginning Sounds Match – File Folder Activity

Is it an activity? Is it a game? I wasn’t sure what the correct title should be, so I just settled on “Activity”. Basically, kiddos match the pictures to the correct beginning sound. This is a self-checking activity, so once the whole board is covered, they flip the pictures over to see whether they were correct. If your kiddos are writing letters, I have included 2 worksheets that they can complete. If your kiddos are more advanced in their writing, they might benefit from writing words too. This is such a simple activity, but I am sure your kiddos will love it. To download a few sample pages, please click here or the image below. If you would like to purchase this resource, I am going to list it at $1.00 for the next week in my TpT store, so be sure to get it before next weekend! Please click here to go to my store or on the image below. Til next time, Stay safe and Happy Teaching... read more

CVC Phoneme Segmentation Cards

Today it’s all about identifying the sounds used to make CVC words and the letter each sound represents. Yes. It is phoneme segmentation time. This resources includes 180 – yes, you read that right: 180!! – cards for you to use. Of course, you can select which ones you think work best for your kiddos. Most of the pictures are easy to identify, but some will pose more of a challenge. The idea for this activity is to get your kiddos to say the name of the picture on the card. As they slowly sound out the word, they touch each square to represent the individual sounds heard in the word. They then place a letter tile in each square to show the sounds heard and then they read the whole word. Once finished, children can complete the corresponding recording page. If you’re not going by initial sounds, there is also a blank recording page where kiddos draw their own pictures. If you’d like to try out some of these pages, you can download the initial b cards and worksheet here or by clicking the image below. If you love what’s included and would like to purchase the entire packet, you can do that by clicking here or the image below. And, just because I’d like to give you something to smile about, for one week only, this will be $1.00. Annnnnnnnnnnd, if you purchase it before Thursday, you can actually snag it for only 80c because my entire store is on sale! I hope your kiddos enjoy this activity! Til next time, Happy Teaching... read more

Alphabet Review

I think we can all agree that the COVID-19 virus has brought with it a lot of uncertainty. Schools are closing and many parents are probably teaching their kids “school stuff” for the first time. Teachers are scrambling to find resources to send home with their students and are confronted by the “do not share on the Internet” DMCA. It can be confusing and hard. During this period, I want you all to know that YES, you can share my resources via e-mail only with the parents of the children you teach. Please don’t post my resources online on blogs or anything like that. Anyway, I will get into today’s blog post. We are all about reviewing the alphabet! This packet is great for use at the end of year with your kinders or at the beginning of the year with your firsties. First is a “write the missing letter” worksheet for both upper and lower case letters. Next, is an upper and lower case matching set of worksheets. I have also included an alphabet booklet. However, if you feel that it’s too much prep, no need to stress: just print the pages and leave them as they are. Of course, there are some beginning sounds worksheets too. … And for those tricky long and short vowel beginning sounds, well, I got that covered too! I have also included a set of worksheets for writing the middle vowel for CVC words. Ending sounds are covered too! As a bonus, I included a set of ASL worksheets too. You can download some sample pages for this packet here HERE! If you would like to purchase this packet, I will put it on sale for $1.00 for one week only, so please get it today so that you don’t miss out. Click HERE or on the image below to purchase it from my store. If you’re struggling to find resources for your kiddos during this difficult time, these may be of some help: Stay safe and Happy Teaching... read more

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