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Alphabet What Doesn’t Belong?

Hi everyone! Want your kiddos to work on identifying skills? Then this one is for you! “What doesn’t belong?” alphabet cards are great to build on letter identification and letter sound differentiation. This card activity can help your children problem solve which image does not ‘sound’ the same and identify which one does not belong. This is perfect for getting your kiddos some hands-on practice with visual discrimination; which is an essential skill to have to learn to read, but helps them differentiate one object from another. It also helps kids ‘hear’ and think of which sounds start the ‘same’ or are ‘different’. This book contains 26 alphabet (beginning sounds) ‘What Doesn’t Belong?’ cards and an additional card for the letter X (ending sound) is included. Each letter card has 3 coloured images next to an alphabetic letter on it that the kiddos are to use their skills to find out which of the 3 images do not correspond with the corresponding letter sound. To prepare the alphabet cards for this activity: print, laminate them for durability and cut them along the dotted lines to separate them. You may use clothes pegs, counting cubes, bingo chips, lego or any other manipulative to place where the “wrong” picture (that does not belong). Using pegs in particular for this activity, adds to their learning as it promotes fine motor muscle and coordination skills and aids in finger grip development, but any manipulative can be used. For beginner kiddos, most of the images are easy to identify without any prompting, but it may be beneficial for you to first give some guidance. Maybe sound the letter so they can hear it, then point to each image and prompt them to guess the pictures or name the pictures for them. Then ask which does not “sound” like it would start with the alphabetic letter on that card. For advanced kiddos, this activity would be very easy to complete on their own without much or any assistance. The activity can be further expanded though to expand learning opportunities. Ask the child to explain how they think the two remaining items are alike and how they think the ‘wrong’ one is different. This is great to encourage vocabulary and sentence building, by identifying and reasoning to complete the activity. The great thing is that this activity can be done in a classroom setting, through distance learning or even out somewhere on the go. Pack the... read more

Transportation Preschool Centres

Hi everyone! If you have car or transportation lovers in your class or home, you have come to the right place. I will be proving a sneak peek into what’s included in my Transportation Preschool Centres packet. PLEASE NOTE: At the end of this blog post I have provided free sample pages from my Transportation Preschool Centres packet, simply click on the image at the end of the blog to download it. To purchase the complete Transportation Preschool Centres packet, please click here! Transportation Preschool Centres The Transportation Preschool Centres packet contains a collection of printable activities for use with children in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Prep). Contents and Direction for use To prepare all the activities for use, print, then laminate the pages for durability and then cut out all the pieces. 1. Transportation write and wipe pre-writing tracing practice (9 cards) Pre-writing cards give children the opportunity to practice making different types of lines in isolation. Using a white board (dry-erase) marker, children are required to trace the path on the page. 2. Transportation upper case tracing practice and car play mat Kids and toy cards just GO together! In the first section children use their fingers or a dry-erase (whiteboard) marker to trace the letters, following the directional arrows to ensure correct letter formation is learnt. Next using one of the printed cars or a small toy car trace the road letters allowing children to have fun but whilst learning their letters. 3. Car and parking lot upper and lower case letter match This is a fun and engaging way to help children learn to match the lower case letters on the car to the correct upper case letter in the parking lot. 4. Hot air balloon beginning sounds match Learning the beginning sounds letters make is one of the early keys to a solid phonological awareness (the awareness of sounds within words). The aim of this activity is for children to match the animals (beginning sound pictures) to the correct hot air balloon. 5. Transportation syllables: 1,2,3 syllable words (18 cards) Did you know that the ability to break words into syllables is an important part of phonological awareness? The aim of this activity is for children to identify the number of syllables for each pictures and show their answer by clipping a peg on the corresponding number on the card. Once printed and laminated, provide children with some small clothes pegs. 6. Bus... read more

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

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

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