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2 Spider Picture-Poem Frames + Guide

2 Spider Picture-Poem Frames + Guide

These larger-than-life spider pictures are fun to write on, and the Guide offers word prompt ideas for each section. Both writing sheets invite describing words and action words for spiders, though the pictures are different. On the ‘Spider’ sheet, words can be written on the eight legs; on the ‘Speeding Spider’ sheet, they can be written along the zigzag line of its route over the… floor/grass/path/step? That’s for the child to decide. The first offers colouring opportunities; the second, space for imaginative drawing or shading. Both sheets are hand-drawn and home-produced, and have been successfully tried out in my workshops.
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My Castle + 3 Graded Castle Character Poetry Frames (KS1)

My Castle + 3 Graded Castle Character Poetry Frames (KS1)

This 4-sheet resource comprises a castle picture-poem and 3 graded variations of a castle-characters picture-poem. These are attractive sheets with lively, hand-drawn illustrations of old, cobwebby, crumbling castles, the graded ones featuring characters such as a ghost, king and queen. Children have the fun of writing directly onto the castles - a particularly vivid experience in the ‘My castle is’ activity. Describing words are invited on each sheet. These writing frames are self-explanatory, having starter phrases followed by thick lines for writing, with increasing opportunities for imaginative, expressive input on the graded character sheets. For ‘My castle is’, prompt for describing words such as: old, crumbly, tall, spooky, dark, haunted, spidery, cold, windy, grand, royal, huge, hard, rat-infested, ghostly, scary, massive, golden, fine, splendid, stone, rich, ancient, mysterious, creepy, abandoned, damp, shadowy, candle-lit, and ruined. On the Castle Characters graded sheets, encourage a range of personality attributions for the ghost, king and queen, such as kind, mean, cruel, crazy, gentle, friendly, and various colours. The ghost might be see-through, floaty, spooky or dancing. This is principally a Literacy resource, though it also offers scope for expressive art through colouring, and an intriguing window onto the past.
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My star is... 3 graded versions of a Star Picture-Poem Frame Early Yrs, Yr 1, Yr 2.

My star is... 3 graded versions of a Star Picture-Poem Frame Early Yrs, Yr 1, Yr 2.

These attractive star pictures are fun to write in, and there are plenty of straight lines to write on - shooting in all directions. The variations are graded in difficulty, with increasing opportunities for words and similes, the hardest having three descriptive lines to complete below, about stars, sky and space. Colouring possibilities are wide open. Recommended approach: first, in a wide space, ‘be’ stars with your group, pointing, shooting, whirling, glowing, winking, blinking, dancing, spinning. Then prompt for verbs like these, and adjectives, such as spiky, sharp, peaceful, gentle, high up, twinkly, pretty, delicate, dainty, tiny - and different colours. The similes are for sparkly stars and dark space. The 3-sheet resource has been used with rewarding results in my workshops. They are hand-drawn and home-produced, so don’t expect perfect symmetry!
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Creepy Crawly Picture-Poem Frames + Guides for Use

Creepy Crawly Picture-Poem Frames + Guides for Use

3 Picture-Poem sheets for Early Years - Yr 1, representing a ladybird, a butterfly and a snail, respectively, with accompanying Guidance Notes for each. These resources promote Literacy, Creative Writing, Expressive Arts & Design and Understanding the World.
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Ladybird Picture Poem Frame, Early Yrs/Yr1 + Guidance Notes

Ladybird Picture Poem Frame, Early Yrs/Yr1 + Guidance Notes

This resource comprises a picture-poem frame and a one-page guide for the teacher’s use. Both are in PDF format. The picture-poem frame features a huge ladybird (hand-drawn). Above it is an opening phrase: ‘This ladybird is’, inviting describing words on the short, thick lines in and around the insect. Below it, there is a line for a simile, with the starting phrase ‘He is as red as’. The sheet is designed for emergent writers and newly independent ones, also providing colouring opportunities. The guidance notes offer tips for preparing children for the activity, followed by lists of words and simile ideas to prompt for. Some thoughts about the colouring aspect are also included. Although principally a Literacy activity, this resource supports other areas of the EYFS curriculum too, such as Understanding the World and Expressive Art & Design. It has been been successfully tried and tested in classrooms.
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The sea is - 3  graded Picture-Poem Frames, EY-Yr3

The sea is - 3 graded Picture-Poem Frames, EY-Yr3

These graded, sea-themed sheets are fun to write on, having wavy lines, plentiful illustration and simple starter phrases. The wavy writing lines, representing waves, encourage a relaxed, free-thinking approach, also highlighting the theme. There is also ample opportunity for colouring, with sea, sun, fish, bucket and spade, seaweed, boat, sand, sandcastles and shells to fill with colour. Prepare children for the topic with some sea-themed activities, such as a visit to the seaside, a sea-themed picture-book story, acting-out and photo-viewing. Build a word-bank as you go, focusing on describing words for the sea, such as ‘blue’, ‘wavy’, ‘cold’, ‘cool’, ‘warm’, ’ sparkly’, ‘fun’, ‘swishy’, ‘fresh’, ‘salty’, ‘splashy’, ‘deep’, ‘green’, ‘shiny’ and ‘magical’. The hardest sheet invites similes for the sea, shells and other items. These starter-lines could also be added (by hand) to the simpler sheets, for keen writers. Reading out and celebrating will build children’s confidence in their writing, and readiness for more. The sheets are hand-drawn and home-produced, and have been tried out with rewarding results in my school workshops.
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Shells can be... Writing & Colouring Sheet + Guide

Shells can be... Writing & Colouring Sheet + Guide

This resource comprises two sheets: a writing and colouring frame and a guide for teachers. Both are black-and-white sheets in PDF format. The ‘Shells can be…’ writing and colouring sheet (or poetry frame) is designed for upper EYFS and lower KS1 emergent writers. The shells are hand-drawn, and represent various types and features. The opening phrase, ‘Shells can be’, invites descriptive words on the short, thick lines between the shells. The activity promotes literacy, while also offering creative colouring fun and a window onto the seaside environment. Suggestion for use: Introduce your writing and colouring activity by setting the scene first. Tell your group you’re going on a pretend trip to the seaside. Stretch arms out like the long beach and wave them like the wavy sea, making swishing sounds. Pretend to find a shell each, perhaps twinkling on the seabed or lying on the sand. With children in a circle, let them handle and inspect some real shells, listening to their hums and feeling their textures and shapes. Discuss how they look, feel and sound, drawing attention to their different patterns, bumps and curves. Ask who has seen shells at the seaside, or has one at home. Sky-draw the spiral shape of a twisty shell; stretch hands out to represent fan-shaped ones. The children will now be geared up to writing about shells and colouring the little shell pictures (as excitingly as they like!). Encourage able writers to add a simile to one word, such as ‘Shiny as …’ ( ‘a pearl’, ‘a mirror’, ‘the sea’…).
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Art Project Pattern/Pop Art Leaves

Art Project Pattern/Pop Art Leaves

Art Project Pattern Art Leaves has 42 pages. Children from all grades just love Pattern Art. Instructions and Sample art work sheets included. Worksheets with different leaves and one blank worksheet included for those kids who would love to make their own leaves. Children may make patterns with colored sketch pens, glitter pens or also color or paint or stick materials using their own ideas and teacher’s guidance. Samples included are done by my students of Grade 3, 4 and 5. Art improves thinking ability :)
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Art Project Pattern/Pop Art Butterflies and Other Garden Creatures

Art Project Pattern/Pop Art Butterflies and Other Garden Creatures

Art Project Pattern Art Butterflies and Other Garden Creatures has 42 pages. An absolute hit with kids from Grade 1 to 12. Instructions and Sample art work sheets included. Worksheets with different insects and one blank worksheet included for those kids who would love to make their own insects. Children may make patterns with colored sketch pens, glitter pens or also color or paint or stick materials using their own ideas and teacher’s guidance. Samples included are done by my students of Grade 3 and 4 and 5. Art improves thinking ability :)
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Colors Activities/Tasks and Sorting into Color Groups,  Cut/Paste  - PreK/Kindergarten

Colors Activities/Tasks and Sorting into Color Groups, Cut/Paste - PreK/Kindergarten

This product relates to activities based on color recognition and grouping colors that are the same. Aimed at: PreK/K and SEN groups. Ideal to use in a carousel system - each table has a dedicated activity and the children can move round once they have had a go at an activity. <strong>Content:</strong> Teachers Notes on activities Resources for suggested activities Clipart buttons in a variety of colors The eleven colors used are: red, brown, blue, orange, black, green, gray/grey, yellow, white, purple and pink. <strong>• Activity 1</strong> – You can direct the children to use any color media to fill in the color words and the bubbles – paint, crayons, felt tips, pencils. <strong>• Activity 2</strong> – Children join up the dashes and then color in. They can draw things that are usually that color, e.g. red strawberries, gray pencil, blue sky, yellow sun and so on. First elicit from the children the things that see that are usually that color. Some may say green grass. Also accept things they see in two colors such as black and white cat etc. <strong>• Activity 3</strong> – Use IT Paint Palette on computer to create a colorful picture or simply a rainbow. Extension: Ask the more able to list the colors they have used. </strong>• Activity 4 – Color sort.</strong> Children sort the buttons by color and glue them in the correct circles. I have included a variety of clipart buttons. You can mix a selection of buttons up for the children to sort. <strong>• Activity 5: Hands-on activity:</strong> Alternatively, put out a selection of real buttons for children sort into color groups onto the circles and they can say how they have grouped the buttons. I hope the little ones enjoy these activities. <strong>UK Version</strong> https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/colour-activities-paint-colour-words-trace-over-colour-sort-cut-paste-it-link-11881979?theme=1 You may be intersted in Class Visuals relating to colors: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/room-visuals-colors-for-display-what-colors-are-when-mixed-flashcards-colors-activity-worksheets-11341707 Thank you for visiting my store:-)
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Colours Activities/Tasks and Sorting into Colour Groups, Cut/Paste, IT Link - EYFS/Reception/Yr1/SEN

Colours Activities/Tasks and Sorting into Colour Groups, Cut/Paste, IT Link - EYFS/Reception/Yr1/SEN

This product relates to activities based on colour recognition and grouping colours that are the same. Aimed at: EYFS/Reception/Year 1/SEN groups. Ideal to use in a carousel system - each table has a dedicated activity and the children can move round once they have had a go at an activity. <strong>Content:</strong> Teachers Notes on activities Resources for suggested activities Clipart buttons in a variety of colours The eleven colours used are: red, brown, blue, orange, black, green, grey, yellow, white, purple and pink. <strong>• Activity 1</strong> – You can direct the children to use any colour media to fill in the colour words and the bubbles – paint, crayons, felt tips, pencils. <strong>• Activity 2</strong> – Children join up the dashes and then colour in. They can draw things that are usually that colour, e.g. red strawberries, grey pencil, blue sky, yellow sun and so on. First elicit from the children the things that see that are usually that colour. Some may say green grass. Also accept things they see in two colours such as black and white cat etc. <strong>• Activity 3</strong> – Use IT Paint Palette on computer to create a colourful picture or simply a rainbow. Extension: Ask the more able to list the colours they have used. </strong>• Activity 4 – Colour sort.</strong> Children sort the buttons by colour and glue them in the correct circles. I have included a variety of clipart buttons. You can mix a selection of buttons up for the children to sort. <strong>• Activity 5: Hands-on activity:</strong> Alternatively, put out a selection of real buttons for children sort into colour groups onto the circles and they can say how they have grouped the buttons. I hope the little ones enjoy these activities. <strong>US Version</strong> https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/color-activities-paint-color-in-and-trace-over-color-sort-activities-it-link-prek-kindergarten-11881996 Thank you for visiting my shop:-) Link to Classroom Visual Displays UK https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/classroom-visual-colour-displays-mixing-colours-colour-flashcards-favourite-colour-activities-11341743
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