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Fidget Spinner All About Me Editable Activity - Back to School

Fidget Spinner All About Me Editable Activity - Back to School

Make the most of the Fidget Spinner craze with this fun and creative activity! This is a no prep activity - Just print and hand it to your students for an awesome back to school activity, or completely edit the templates into a versatile activity to apply to any area of the curriculum.*************************************************************Check out the video here to see it in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cMAxBge9VY In this task your students will create an "ALL ABOUT ME" decoration that actually spins and tells their peers, parents and teachers about their special talents, goals, and favorite things in life.You can either use one of our many templates or completely edit all aspects as required to meet your needs.Full instructions come attached and can be easily followed by students of any age or ability. Please note: to make the most of this activity you will require a split pin but if you don't have them you can also make do with drawing pins on a board. Like the sound of this? If you would like more creative ideas and new product updates, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter, and visit us on Facebook to take part in our exclusive giveaways.Like the sound of this? If you would like more creative ideas and new product updates, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter, and visit us on Facebook to take part in our exclusive giveaways.LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? For more creative ideas and new product updates, be sure to sign up for our EMAIL NEWSLETTER, and visit us on FACEBOOK to take part in our exclusive giveaways.

By Innovativeteachingideas

Hands on project "The Castle" 5 Mega posters

Hands on project "The Castle" 5 Mega posters

This download consists of 8 pdf's to create 8 mega posters, 4 in colour and 4 in black and white.The images are related to the hands-on project the castleThere is a dragon, knight, lady knight and a castle.This can be a collaborative work in which your entire class can actively participate, thus promoting teamwork and creativity.Especially in mega posters that are in black and white and are intended for children to paint, with watercolours, crayons or markers. You can decorate or paste coloured papers or use a little glitter. The possibilities are many.Mega posters in colour can be a good element to decorate your class or to make a great photo call.In each download on the first sheet, there is a small image of how the mega poster is, it is like a giant puzzle.If you are interested I have in my shop more resources related to the castles.Follow me on pinterest and twitter for freebies, special offers and new releases.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

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Learning and Working on Topics related to Mountains

Learning and Working on Topics related to Mountains

This is a resource that contains over 10 geographical formations similar to mountains. Each formation is accompanied by a picture and a definition. The resource then provides many cross-curricular activities that can be tried with your classes. Ideal for Y5 and Y6 and the activities span literacy, fun, model-making, research, presentation skills and ICT.

By csoundar

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Hands on project The Castle BUNDLE

Hands on project The Castle BUNDLE

Save 33%.This bundle consists in 5 of my premium resources to work the castles.Includes:- A template to make a castle and 9 medieval characters.- 20 worksheets for first readers.- 10 png files of medieval characters.- 3 story cubes and 5 writing prompts.- 60 counting mats. To work basic maths, count to 10.- 8 mega posters, castle related (a dragon, a castle, a knight, a lady knight)Save 33% by buying this download instead of buying each resource separately.Hope you find this download useful.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

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Christmas Coloring Book | Coloring Christmas - 30 Christmas coloring pages | Digital Download

Christmas Coloring Book | Coloring Christmas - 30 Christmas coloring pages | Digital Download

Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. This book contains 30 unique coloring pages, each of the designs has nice bold lines, with a mix of designs ranging from Christmas decorations suitable for beginners to full page intricate patterns to appeal to the more advanced colorists. It's the perfect Christmas coloring activity for all ages and skill levels.From kids to adults, you'll love Coloring Christmas!

By Sarahrenaeclark

DIY Coloring Christmas Cards - Set of 20 read-to-fold printable Christmas Cards print and color

DIY Coloring Christmas Cards - Set of 20 read-to-fold printable Christmas Cards print and color

Color and make your own Christmas Cards with this set of 20 ready-to-fold printable greeting cards!Each card prints on 8.5x11" paper (to fit most printers) and folds to 8.5x5.5"This coloring pack includes 20 different cards including designs such as Christmas ornaments, Santa Clause, Candy canes, Christmas holly, baby Jesus in a manger, Christmas trees, holiday gift stockings, jingle bells, Christmas wreath, ornaments and Christmas Lights.Some covers include words such as "Merry Christmas", "Noel", "Peace", "Joy", "Season's Greetings", "Happy Holidays" and "Jingle Bells".Includes a mix of portrait and landscape cards. The insides are blank so you can write your own holiday message for friends and family. The coloring page designs vary in complexity so there's an option suitable for all ages and skill levels. - Number of Pages: 20- Format: 20 x PDF files in a .zip folder- Size: 8.5 x 11 inches (Letter)- Final card size (folded): 8.5 x 5.5 inchesPlease visit my store to check out my other printable Christmas coloring activities for your class over the holiday season, including DIY Christmas crackers, a coloring Advent calendar, holiday gift tags, DIY Christmas ornaments, bookmarks, Xmas stationary and my "Coloring Christmas" family coloring book!

By Sarahrenaeclark

DIY Christmas Crackers - Set of 8 Christmas Cracker templates to print and color - Printable PDF

DIY Christmas Crackers - Set of 8 Christmas Cracker templates to print and color - Printable PDF

Color and make your own Christmas crackers with this set of 8 fun holiday templates.These DIY Christmas Cracker templates are easy for anyone to make. Just print, color, cut, fold and fill.This coloring pack includes 8 different designs, each fits on a 8.5x11 inch page (letter size) to fit most printers. The coloring page designs vary in complexity so there's an option suitable for all ages and skill levels. Choose one design and color it different ways for your guests, or mix things up and use all 8 designs. Fun to put together and tear apart!Fill the crackers with your own lollies, jokes, party hats or favours.Instructions are included on a separate page. - Number of Pages: 8 templates + 1 instruction page- Format: 9 xPDF files in a .zip folder- Size: 8.5 x 11 inches (Letter)Please visit my store to check out my other printable Christmas coloring activities for your class over the holiday season, including DIY Christmas ornaments, a coloring Advent calendar, holiday gift tags, Christmas cards, bookmarks, Xmas stationary and my "Coloring Christmas" family coloring book!

By Sarahrenaeclark

DIY Easter Egg Basket Templates (Set of 8) | 8 printable PDF templates to make + color for Easter

DIY Easter Egg Basket Templates (Set of 8) | 8 printable PDF templates to make + color for Easter

Print, color and make these 8 DIY Easter egg baskets!They are easy to make, and there are 8 different black and white designs to choose from.There are a variety of coloring designs for both religious and secular Easter traditions, including Easter eggs, bunnies and the cross. There are also a number of generic patterned basket templates that would be suitable for other occasions, such as birthday party favor bags or general gift bags.Each basket comes as an 8.5 x 11" flat template that you can print on any printer. The template includes basic instructions on how to cut it out and fold it together to make the basket. Each design is on a separate page, so you can print your favorites.Please visit my store for other Easter and holiday coloring pages and printables, including DIY Easter gift bags, Easter baskets, bookmarks, coloring pages, letterheads and Easter greeting cards!---------- PRODUCT DETAILS: ----------• Number of Pages: 8• Difficulty Level: Intermediate• File Format: 8 xPDF files in a .zip folder - Instant digital download• Page Dimensions: 8.5 x 11″ (Letter).---------- PLEASE NOTE: ----------The photos included are an example of how this product can be colored and assembled. The actual product is a flat black and white template so you can color it yourself.

By Sarahrenaeclark

DIY Easter Gift Bag Templates (Set of 8) | Printable PDF templates to color + make a paper gift bag

DIY Easter Gift Bag Templates (Set of 8) | Printable PDF templates to color + make a paper gift bag

Print, color and make these 8 DIY Easter gift bags!These cute little Easter paper bags are perfect for an easter egg hunt, or as party favor bags!They are not too hard to make and there are 8 different black and white designs to choose from to cater to a variety of skill levels. There are a variety of coloring designs for both religious and secular Easter traditions, including Easter eggs, bunnies and the cross. There are also several generic designs that are suitable for any occasion, such as birthday party favor bags or general gift bags for other special occasions.Each paper bag prints as an 8.5 x 11" flat template that you can print on any printer. A link to the instructional video is included on each template.Please visit my store for other Easter and holiday coloring pages and printables, including DIY Easter gift bags, Easter baskets, bookmarks, coloring pages, letterheads and Easter greeting cards!---------- PRODUCT DETAILS: ----------• Number of Pages: 8• Difficulty Level: Intermediate• File Format: 8 xPDF files in a .zip folder - Instant digital download• Page Dimensions: 8.5 x 11″ (Letter)---------- PLEASE NOTE: ----------The photos above are an example of how this product can be colored and assembled. The actual product is black and white so you can color it yourself.

By Sarahrenaeclark

Dad: Mechanical coloring page - Printable 8.5x11" mechanical coloring page for Father's Day

Dad: Mechanical coloring page - Printable 8.5x11" mechanical coloring page for Father's Day

Say Happy Father's Day with this intricate "dad" mechanical adult coloring page you can print yourself!This 11 x8.5"" digital coloring page comes as both a PDF and JPEG, so you can choose whichever option is easiest for you to print.The steampunk / robotic / mechanical / science fiction style is a great coloring page to get your Dad, husband or children interested in coloring. The lines are bold so it's easy to color, but the details are intricate to produce an amazing result.Why not spoil your Dad for Father's Day by printing the JPEG version on a card so you can color it in and create him a fully personalized card... or better yet, let him color it in for himself!

By Sarahrenaeclark

Christmas Coloring Bookmarks - Printable 8.5x11 PDF Download - Xmas Coloring page with 4 bookmarks

Christmas Coloring Bookmarks - Printable 8.5x11 PDF Download - Xmas Coloring page with 4 bookmarks

Color your own Christmas bookmarks!This download includes 4 printable Christmas bookmarks to cut and color. Use them to mark your favorite coloring pages or laminate and give them as gifts to teachers, friends or family!- Instant digital download- Number of Pages: 1- Number of bookmarks per page: 4- Format: PDF file- Size: 8.5 x 11 inches (Letter)- License: Personal use only (please contact me for other use or for use as a school classroom Christmas activity)

By Sarahrenaeclark

Happy Father's Day coloring page - Printable 8.5x11" mechanical coloring page for Father's Day

Happy Father's Day coloring page - Printable 8.5x11" mechanical coloring page for Father's Day

Say Happy Father's Day with this intricate mechanical adult coloring page you can print yourself!This 11 x8.5" digital coloring page comes as both a PDF and JPEG, so you can choose whichever option is easiest for you to print.The steampunk / robotic / mechanical / science fiction style is a great coloring page to get your Dad, husband or children interested in coloring. The lines are bold so it's easy to color, but the details are intricate to produce an amazing result.Why not spoil your Dad for Father's Day by printing the JPEG version on a card so you can color it in and create him a fully personalized card... or better yet, let him color it in for himself!

By Sarahrenaeclark

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Easter Coloring Activity Bundle

Easter Coloring Activity Bundle

Get ready for Easter with this massive Easter Coloring Activity Pack!The Easter Coloring Activity Pack includes:– 12 x Easter bookmarks- 8 x Easter coloring pages– 8 x DIY Easter basket templates– 8 x DIY Easter gift bag templates– 10 x Easter greeting cards- 3 x Easter letterheadsAll pages are standard US letter size (8.5 x 11″) but can be scaled to fit other sizes.

By Sarahrenaeclark

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Mother's Day Coloring Bundle

Mother's Day Coloring Bundle

Spoil mom with this Mother's Day Coloring Bundle!This bundle includes coloring activities to make a special gift for mom or for mom to color for herself. The Mother's Day Coloring Bundle includes:8 x Mother's Day gift tags8 x Mother's Day cards12 x Mother's Day bookmarks3 x Mother's Day letterheads10 x Mother's Day coupons6 x Mother's Day gift box templates1 x Mother's Day card3 x Coloring pagesAll pages are standard US letter size (8.5 x 11″) but can be scaled to fit other sizes. Both UK and US spelling variations have been included, so it's the perfect gift for your mom or mum!

By Sarahrenaeclark

"Dream Big" Coloring Page for Kids and Adults | A4 Steampunk Mechanical PDF Coloring Page

"Dream Big" Coloring Page for Kids and Adults | A4 Steampunk Mechanical PDF Coloring Page

Motivate yourself or a friend to Dream Big with this intricate A4 Steampunk "Dream Big" Adult Coloring Page.Each letter in "Dream Big" has been hand-drawn in a steampunk mechanical style. The lines are bold so it's suitable for all ages.File format: PDF saved in a .zip folderSize: A4 (can be scaled to fit other sizes)Number of pages: 1Colored picture is for reference only. Actual product is black and white.You can check out my other digital coloring books and pages in my store.

By Sarahrenaeclark

I can build my city

I can build my city

A fun and engaging resource to work vocabulary, fine motor skills, attention, logical thinking, play role, pretending game...This download consists of 8 black and white A4 (letter) sheets with templates to build a small city.The idea is to print everything on cardstock or some thick paper. It is in black and white to allow your students to have fun painting with watercolours, crayons, markers, anything you can think of, they can also decorate the different parts of the city, for example, they can paste coloured papers in the houses ...Here are templates to build:2 trees2 traffic lights4 traffic signals2 buildings2 houses1 hospital1 parking lot1 school1 grocery1 ice cream shop1 gas / petrol stationHope you find this resource useful. Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

Different Types of Houses - shapes and materials

Different Types of Houses - shapes and materials

This is a story that can be made into a book - it has 12 spreads. The tutorial talks in first person of a child, who introduces different types of houses across the world. Use this to initiate conversations about why we live where we live, why do some people choose to live on stilts, in tents, and in igloos? Talk about what they do during winter, summer and during the rain.

By csoundar

Visual Literacy PPT

Visual Literacy PPT

Visual Literacy PowerPoint Presentation suitable for all Secondary Year Groups.Covers;Shape, Line, Colour, Gaze, Symbols, Salience, Body Language, Framing, Juxtaposition, Light and Shade, Composition, Size, Angles, Setting, Vectors, Intertextuality and Deconstruction.Excellent for students to understand the key terms , with examples.

By teen91113

Mother's Day Gift Box Templates (6 Pack) | 6 Printable PDF gift box templates to color and make

Mother's Day Gift Box Templates (6 Pack) | 6 Printable PDF gift box templates to color and make

Make your own paper gift box for Mother's Day using these 6 printable gift box templates.Each Mother's Day gift box template prints on 2 standard letter size pages (8.5 x 11") and includes cut and fold lines. The final box measures approximately 3.75" square and 1.75" high. You can scale the print to fit A4 printers or to print smaller cards if you prefer.All of the templates are black and white coloring page designs for you to color yourself. Please visit my store for other Mother's Day and holiday coloring pages and printables, including printable greeting cards, coloring bookmarks, coloring pages, gift tags, DIY paper gift box templates and more!---------- PRODUCT DETAILS: ----------• Number of Pages: 6 individual designs, 12 PDFs provided (2 pages per template)• Difficulty Level: Intermediate• File Format: 6 x separate PDF files saved in a .zip folder- Instant digital download• Page Dimensions: 8.5 x 11″ (Letter)• License: Personal use and classroom use only---------- PLEASE NOTE: ----------This is a printable template - no physical product will be sent. The photos above are an example of how these gift boxes can be colored. The actual templates are black and white so you can color them yourself.

By Sarahrenaeclark

Dinosaurs Display Banner with Display Cards - Instant Display Pack

Dinosaurs Display Banner with Display Cards - Instant Display Pack

This Dinosaur Banner is great for a Dinosaurs theme. It comes with 4 differently designed Display Cards which are fully editable. Use these Display Cards for questions , challenges, rewards etc. The Dinosaurs Display Pack consists of 1 banner made up of 3 landscape sheets of A4 (90cm x 21cm)and 4 editable Superhero Display Cards A4 size

By MissPepperPot

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Art. Primary Art. 101 Ideas

Art. Primary Art. 101 Ideas

Does what it says. 101 ideas for Art lessons with children aged 5 to 11. A useful reference for when you need an idea quickly! Ideas cover a range of techniques and materials. A range of difficulty levels.

By StartEducation

Topic planning 'Castles'

Topic planning 'Castles'

6 weeks of cross curricular planning on the topic ‘Castles’. Includes topic web, continuous provision web, 6 weeks of topic plans, 6 weeks literacy plans linked to topic and 6 weeks numeracy plans linked to topic. Planning includes Continuous Provision areas, so could be useful for EY and Year 1.

By comenius

Multicultural Homes

Multicultural Homes

Print laminate and display these photographs when thinking about the types of homes we live in. We sometimes put them in a small album with the dolls house or in the construction area.

By carlabooth

Step by Step Guide to Using Microsoft Publisher

Step by Step Guide to Using Microsoft Publisher

This is a training manual that can be used to teach yourself or others how to use Microsoft Publisher. It is a step by step guide with lots of graphics.There is also a keyboard shortcuts document that can be printed out for ease of use.

By biowriterab

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Motor Skills Mazes

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Motor Skills Mazes

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Skills MazesSimple, fun Superhero Maze worksheets that encourage children to practise their fine motor skills and pencil control. Follow the maze with your pencil to help the Superhero1 PDF file with 8 mazes - perfect for a table top activity

By MissPepperPot

STEM: Caine's Arcade complete guide to your machine!

STEM: Caine's Arcade complete guide to your machine!

This is a Pixie project that high tech kids can replicate. Other than that, it can be used as multiple worksheets that ask several things about the arcade game built by your kids for STEM, and the Caine's Arcade initiative. It asks: name, designers, rules, purpose, materials, dimensionsSkills: Thinking webs, t-charts, estimation, sequential writing, constructed responses, accuracy in identifying simple machines

By herappleness