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I'm an Australian Early Childhood teacher and mum of 3. I play, I make, I read, I teach and I write a blog about it all.

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I'm an Australian Early Childhood teacher and mum of 3. I play, I make, I read, I teach and I write a blog about it all.
3D Shape Playdough Mats
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3D Shape Playdough Mats

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Make learning about 3D shape hands-on fun with these ready to print mats! Just print, laminate and add some playdough and a dry erase marker! Includes 14 different 3D shapes - sphere, cube, cone, cylinder, rectangular prism, triangular pyyramid, triangular prism, pentagonal prism, pentagonal pyramid, hexagonal prism, square based pyramid, hexagonal pyramid, rectangular prism x 2 plus same cuboid. Two different versions included - corners vs vertices
LEGO Sight Word Mats
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LEGO Sight Word Mats

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Make learning to spell high frequency sight words hands-on fun with these LEGO Brick Word Mats! With two different styles to choose from, prepping for your literacy centers or Word Work stations is easy. Just choose the set of sight words you need, print and add some LEGO bricks to build the words from. Here’s what’s included - 220 sight word mats ( LEGO word + sight word to trace and write Dolce Word List used) - 1 per A4 page 220 sight word cards (LEGO sight word + short sentence with sight word to read Dolch Word List used) - 3 per A4 page LEGO-themed covers for smaller sight word cards - 3 per A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of an PDF Reader like Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this resource.
Visual Timetable Cards
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Visual Timetable Cards

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A visual timetable is a must have resource in any classroom! This easy to edit PowerPoint file contains over 100 ready to print timetable cards to help you create your own visual timetable in your Early Years setting. Perfect for establishing routine, settling anxiety, building speech and language. Recommended by occupational therapists, special needs specialists, speech therapists and behaviour management coaches, a visual timetable is a must for any classroom. The PowerPoint is easy to edit - just print the existing cards or edit them to create your own using our font or your choice of font. File also includes blank cards to allow you to add your own labels using your own image and font.
Initial Sounds Alphabet Wheels
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Initial Sounds Alphabet Wheels

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Designed for young children who are learning to differentiate between initial letter sounds. Featuring both upper and lower case letter on an A4 page, each circle focuses on a single letter and sound. Children can firstly trace the outline of both letters using just their finger or laminate each circle and use whiteboard markers to trace the letters following the correct formation arrows. Using gorgeous real life coloured photos throughout, children need to then determine which word starts with the sound around the circle making them ideal for children who are familiar with the first 26 letter sounds and need to practice differentiating between beginning sounds in words. Children can place counters or pegs over the words that match the target initial sound.
Number Car Park Mats
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Number Car Park Mats

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Create a hands-on invitation to play with numbers using these ready to print car park mats and some small cars. Simply write the numerals on the roof of the cars and let the children try to match the numeral to the correct number word by parking it correctly. Includes number 1-10 plus teens 11-20 and decades 0-90
Ordinal Number Car Park Mats
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Ordinal Number Car Park Mats

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Make learning the ordinal numbers hands-on fun with these ordinal number car park mats! To play simply spread out the cards on the floor, add some cars with numbers written on them with removal pen then park the cards! Here’s what’s included - ordinal number car park mat (written words (first-tenth) - 1 per A4 page ordinal number car park mat (number words (1st-10th) - 1 per A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of an PDF Reader like Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this resource. Print to A3 to fix Matchbox sized cars side-by-side.
WATERCOLOUR PAINT Classroom Bunting Pack
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WATERCOLOUR PAINT Classroom Bunting Pack

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Use these lush watercolor paint bunting flags to create colorful displays using every colour of the rainbow in your classroom! Made to match our WATERCOLOR PAINT Editable Classroom Labels + Signs, this beautiful watercolor bunting can be used to create your own signs and banners for class or used in newsletters and door displays. The possibilities are truly endless! Here’s what’s included - editable bunting flags/penants (50+ styles - solid color/ombre/brushstroke of paint strip on white to choose from) - 2 to an A4 page but can be resized. editable text boxes on each To use - You will need to have an up to date version of Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer to open and edit this resource. Fonts are saved to the file but are not guaranteed and are for demonstration purposes. Decide on your design, CHOOSE YOUR OWN FONT and simply type in your text then PRINT.
2D Shape Playdough Make It Count It Write It Mats
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2D Shape Playdough Make It Count It Write It Mats

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Make learning about 2D shape hands-on fun with these ready to print mats! Just print, laminate and add some playdough and a dry erase marker! Includes 17 different 2D shapes - circle, square, triangles x 4, oval, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, trapezium, parallelogram, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon Plus 12 more colourful 2D shape outline and label only playdough mats for younger children - pentagon, hexagon, square, rectangle, circle, oval, triangle x 2, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid and parallelogram
Beginning Sound Match Cards
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Beginning Sound Match Cards

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Perfect for children learning their beginning letter sounds! With 70 different cards ready to print, this printable is ideal for Daily 5 or literacy center activity for children who are learning the initial letter sounds and to differentiate between them. Just laminate and write the letter to match the beginning sound or add magnetic letters to play! Here’s what’s included - 38 beginning sound mats sorting into 4 smaller sequential groups of sounds (SATPIN/CKEHRMD/GOULFB/JZWVYQ) - 2 mats per A4 page 32 beginning sounds mats featuring the whole alphabet mixed - 2 mats per A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of an PDF Reader like Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this resource.
BOHO RAINBOW Classroom Labels + Signs Pack
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BOHO RAINBOW Classroom Labels + Signs Pack

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These modern neutral rainbow labels and signs will bring a little bit color to your classroom without overwhelming your space! The soothing greens, soft blue and earthy oranges of these BOHO RAINBOW themed easy to edit labels and signs will help calm your classroom. Easy to edit, choose your label, use our fonts or add your own then press print! Label students desks, trays, tubs, lockers, teacher and office supplies… the choices are limitless! In full color or print friendly white backgrounds, each of the round, square and long rectangle labels feature 36 different neutral rainbow artwork which means every child in your own class could have their own distinct individual set of labels. Check out the rest of the BOHO RAINBOW Classroom Decor range here! Here’s what’s included - Square Student Desk Name Plates (20+ pages of different styles) - 6 to an A4 page but can be resized. Round Student Desk Name Plates (20+ pages of different styles) - 6 to an A4 page but can be resized. Large Rectangular Labels Landscape (80+ pages different designs) - 2 to an A4 page - all editable. Large Rectangle Posters A4 Landscape view (57 different designs+different color variations) - all editable. Large Rectangle Posters A4 Portrait view (40 different designs+different color variations) - all editable. To use - You will need to have an up to date version of Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer to edit this resource. Decide on your label, CHOOSE YOUR OWN FONT and simply type in your text then PRINT.
Initial Sounds Alphabet Mats
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Initial Sounds Alphabet Mats

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Designed with early readers in mind, these alphabet mats are perfect for young children learning the beginning letter sounds. Ready to print to A4, each mat focuses on a single letter and sound. Surrounded by bright, fun images, children need to determine which word starts with the sound on the mat making them ideal for children who are familiar with the first 26 letter sounds and need to practice differentiating between beginning sounds in words. Add counters to mark each choice before choosing a new mat. Answer cards have also been included to make using them as an independent center even easier! Display each mat on your interactive whiteboard to help introduce a new sound or recap an already taught sound. Here’s what’s included - 26 full page mats included for every letter of the alphabet (editable upper+lower case letter displayed in center surrounded by pictures to differentiate between to match beginning sound - 1 letter per A4 page 26 answer pages with each matching word accompanied by the image plus cover to create flipbook from (editable text = change the font to your choice) - 2 per A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer to open and edit this resource.
GUM LEAF Classroom Bunting
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GUM LEAF Classroom Bunting

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This easy to edit Eucalyptus classroom bunting brings more of the outside in but with style! A perfect match to our editable eucalyptus labels! More soothing blue-green gum leafs, natural colors, soft pastels and black + white prints - so many to choose from! Easy to edit, choose your label, use our fonts or add your own then press print! Decorate your classroom door, make banners for your bulletin board, create a birthday display… the choices are limitless! Here’s what’s included - Editable bunting flags/banner penants (70+ different styles plus color variations to choose from) - 2 to an A4 page but can be resized. To use - You will need to have Microsoft Powerpoint installed on your computer to edit this resource. Decide on your label, CHOOSE YOUR OWN FONT and simply type in your text then PRINT.
2D Shape Posters with Real Life Photos
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2D Shape Posters with Real Life Photos

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Love using real life photos in class? Then you’ll love these 2D shape posters with real world photo examples of each 2D shape. Perfect for classroom display! 18 shapes included – circle, square, rectangle, oval, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, trapezoid, octagon, semicircle, rhombus, trapezium, star, crescent, heart, parallelogram and kite shapes are included. Here’s what’s included - 18 x 2D Shape Posters each with real life photo including circle, square, rectangle, oval, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, trapezoid, octagon, semicircle, rhombus, trapezium, star, crescent, heart, parallelogram and kite shapes - 2 per A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of an PDF Reader like Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this resource.
Digraph Sound Circles
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Digraph Sound Circles

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Made for young children who are still learning to differentiate between sounds, these digraph sound circles are a fun way to practice segmenting and blending sounds. 33 Digraphs, dipthongs and split digraphs are included along with easy to read answer cards for each making these perfect for independent literacy centers or Daily 5 word work activities. Sounds included - ar/ai/ay/au/aw/oa/oo(2)/ng/ui/ou/ck/sh/ch/th/wh/ph/er/ir/ur/ow(2)/ee/ea/ey/ie/ew/or/oi/oy/a_e/i_e/o_e/u_e
Place Value Mats
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Place Value Mats

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These simple tens and ones place value mats are the perfect addition to any classroom! Ideal for when there are not enough hands-on materials to go around, just print and laminate these place value mats to help children learning to partition number. Use them for math centres or as a whole class mental maths routine!
Letter Confusion Cards - b + d, p + q Letter Reversals
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Letter Confusion Cards - b + d, p + q Letter Reversals

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Still have students reversing their b’s and d’s, their p’s and q’s? This pack is just what you need to help fix letter confusion or letter reversals. Add these simple photo cards to your next literacy center rotation so young children can practice differentiating between the letters b and d and the letter p and q by using real life photos beginning with the same sounds as prompts. Laminate the cards and add some whiteboard markers to practice writing each letter or just add some pegs to clip the correct letter. This pack makes differentiation within your literacy centers easy as it also includes some helpful handwriting sheets for letter recognition and sorting as well as practice writing the correct letters. Here’s what’s included - b/d/p/q posters ‘Bb is for ball’ (3 designs) - 1 per A4 page 10 pages of b/d letter tracing cards featuring dotted letters for writing plus a real life photo of something starting with either the letter b or d - 5 cards per A4 page 8 pages of p/q letter tracing cards featuring dotted letters for writing plus a real life photo of something starting with either the letter p or q - 5 cards per A4 page Sorting Letters worksheet of letters b+d with writing practice included - A4 page Sorting Letters worksheet of letters p+q with writing practice included - A4 page Writing Practice worksheet for letters b+d with real photo prompts starting with same beginning sound plus traceable words to match - A4 page Writing Practice worksheet for letters p+q with real photo prompts starting with same beginning sound plus traceable words to match - A4 page 12 pages of b/p letter tracing cards featuring dotted letters for writing plus a real life photo of something starting with either the letter b or p - 5 cards per A4 page 5 pages of q/d letter tracing cards featuring dotted letters for writing plus a real life photo of something starting with either the letter d or q - 5 cards per A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of an PDF Reader like Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this resource.
CACTUS Classroom Birthday Display
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CACTUS Classroom Birthday Display

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Made to match our other CACTUS Classroom Decor, this gorgeous birthday display will bring a sense of belonging to your classroom. With four different designs to choose from, the slides easily be edited to add your own student’s names and birth dates. You can use our fonts or add your own. Here’s what’s included - 12 different feature potted cacti January-December - single image per A4 page resizeable 12 bunting flags featuring potted cacti on paper brown background - single image per A4 page resizeable ‘Our Birthdays’ scalloped bunting with modern cacti inspired designs - 2 per A4 page 12 rectangular month signs featuring cactus themed print - 2 images per A4 page resizeable 12 full size A4 page signs (landscape view) - 1 per A4 page resizeable 4 different circular and rectangular name editable name tags - 4-6 per A4 page ‘Our Birthdays’ bunting display - 1 per A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer to open and edit this resource. Fonts are saved to the file but are not guaranteed and are for demonstration purposes.
WATERCOLOUR PAINT Editable Classroom Labels + Signs
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WATERCOLOUR PAINT Editable Classroom Labels + Signs

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Bring your classroom to life with this stunning Watercolor Paint Editable Pack of classroom labels and signs in every color of the rainbow! Made to match all our WATERCOLOR PAINT Classroom Decor, this resource is easy to edit - decide on your labels, use our fonts or add your own then press print! Here’s what’s included - round watercolor paint circles with white frame (30 different colors) - 6 to an A4 page but can be edited + resized. square watercolour labels (27 different colors) - 6 to an A4 page (editable) large rectangular watercolor paint labels (14 different colors) - 2 to an A4 page (editable) round watercolor paint brushstroke circles (30 different colors) - 6 to an A4 page but can be edited + resized square watercolour brushstroke labels (30 different colors) - 6 to an A4 page (editable) large rectangular watercolor paint brushstroke labels (20 different colors) - 2 to an A4 page (editable) round watercolor paint splat labels (rainbow colored) - editable square watercolor paint splat labels (rainbow - 4 different designs) - editable rectangular watercolor paint splat labels - rainbow - 5 different designs) - editable 12 watercolour paint dot clock labels - 6 per A4 page (editable) 9 watercolour dot frames A5 portrait size signs - 2 per A4 page (editable) 8 square table number signs (2 designs ready to print) - 4 per A4 page 7 square watercolour paint dot signs for reading group signs - 4 per A4 page 27 small circle labels suitable for Kmart/Target 4-In-A-Row Game - A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer to edit this resource. Fonts are saved to the file but are not guaranteed and are for demonstration purposes. Decide on your designs, CHOOSE YOUR OWN FONT and simply type in your text then PRINT.
GUM LEAF Editable Word Wall Pack
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GUM LEAF Editable Word Wall Pack

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Add to your classroom decor with this serene GUM LEAF Editable Word Wall Pack! Made to match our other GUM LEAF Classroom Decor, this resource is easy to edit, choose from our premade, ready to print alphabet labels or create your own from our range of labels. Use our fonts or add your own then press print! Blank word cards included to match the different labels. Here’s what’s included - A-Z Alphabet Labels featuring different gum leaf watercolor artwork along with natural colored and textured circles - 3 to an A4 page but can be edited + resized. Blank Labels in 7 different designs and colors - 3 to an A4 page but can be edited + resized. Blank word wall cards (8 different designs) - 10 to an A4 page + editable. To use - You will need to have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer to edit this resource. Decide on your labels, CHOOSE YOUR OWN FONT and simply type in your text then PRINT.
GUM LEAF Editable Classroom Labels + Signs
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GUM LEAF Editable Classroom Labels + Signs

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These eucalyptus gum leaf labels and signs will bring a little bit of the outside in! The soothing blue-greens of these easy to edit labels and signs will help calm your classroom. Throw in some natural colors, soft pastels and black + white prints an you have plenty to choose from! Easy to edit, choose your label, use our fonts or add your own then press print! Label students desks, trays, tubs, lockers, teacher and office supplies… the choices are limitless! Here’s what’s included - Square Student Desk Name Plates (8 different styles) - 6 to an A4 page but can be resized. Round Student Desk Name Plates (7 different styles) - 6 to an A4 page but can be resized. Large Rectangular Labels Landscape (40 different designs) - 2 to an A4 page - all editable. Large Rectangle Posters A4 Landscape view (10 different designs+different color variations) - all editable. Large Rectangle Posters A4 Portrait view (7 different designs+different color variations) - all editable. To use - You will need to have Microsoft Powerpoint installed on your computer to edit this resource. Decide on your label, CHOOSE YOUR OWN FONT and simply type in your text then PRINT.