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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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3D Shape Playdough Mats
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3D Shape Playdough Mats

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Make learning about 3D shapes hands-on fun with these ready to print play dough mats! Children will learn about the properties of different 3D objects through hands on exploration making this the perfect activity for math centers, STEM tubs or morning work! Easy to prep - you can just print, laminate and add some play dough and a dry erase marker! Or use our easy to edit version to change the text, the fonts or even the language can be edited to from English as required making them ideal for bilingual classrooms. Here’s what’s included - 14 full page mats for the different 3D shapes/objects - sphere, cube, cone, cylinder, rectangular prism, triangular pyramid, triangular prism, pentagonal prism, pentagonal pyramid, hexagonal prism, square based pyramid, hexagonal pyramid, rectangular prism x 2, cuboid x 2 - 1 per A4 page Two different versions included - editable PowerPoint file + ready to print PDF version To use - For the editable copy - 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. For the PDF copy - 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.
B+W NEUTRALS Classroom Birthday Display Pack
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B+W NEUTRALS Classroom Birthday Display Pack

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You’ll love this modern birthday display pack with it’s mix of earthy neutrals and black and white prints! With multiple designs to choose from a color palette of earthy boho neutrals set against inky hand drawn black and white patterns - just perfect for creating a stunning birthday display in your classroom this back to school! Made to compliment our rest of our B+W NEUTRALS Classroom Decor, editing these birthday charts is simple and easy - just choose your design, use our fonts or add your own then press print! Use it year after year or add in all those important birthdays before you hit print! Here’s what’s included - 12 different full sized page bunting flags (different black and white patterns) January-December - single image per A4 page resizeable + editable 12 full page posters (landscape view) featuring mix of different boho colored abstract shapes - 1 image per A4 page resizeable + editable 12 smaller bunting signs featuring black and white patterned backgrounds + warm timber - 2 images per A4 page resizeable + editable 12 smaller bunting signs featuring mix of different boho colored abstract shapes - 2 images per A4 page resizeable + editable 6 round labels for children’s names in neutral colors - 6 per A4 page resizeable + editable ‘Our Birthdays’ posters (landscape view) - 1 per A4 page ‘Birthdays’ bunting flags (mixed designs with black and white backgrounds + neutral colored circles) - 2 per A4 page resizable ‘Birthdays’ bunting scallop shaped (mixed designs) - 2 per A4 page resizeable 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.
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.
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.
2D Shape STEM Challenge Cards
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2D Shape STEM Challenge Cards

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These STEM challenge cards are perfect for encouraging children to explore 2D shapes and their attributes through hands-on play! They help develop design and building skills, problem solving and spatial awareness skills. Two different designs have been included - one set of 12 cards with the shape named and shown + one set of 12 cards with only the shape names and the number of toothpicks and balls of playdough provided. Just press print and grab some toothpicks and a tub of playdough and you’re ready to start building. After building each shape, children can explain their learning with our recording sheets. Three different variations are includes and ask children to draw the shape built and label the number of vertices and edges. Shapes included – square, triangle, rhombus, rectangle, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, kite, trapezium and parallelogram. These STEM challenge cards are perfect building engineering skills! Here’s what’s included - 12 x 2D Shape STEM Challenge Cards (shape named and shown) - 2 per A4 page 12 x 2D Shape STEM Challenge Cards (only the shape names and the number of toothpicks and balls of playdough provided) - 2 per A4 page 2D Shape STEM Challenge worksheets included (3 versions) - 1 per A4 page ‘What shape can you make?’ signs for display in your centers/work stations - 2 designs - 1 per A4 page To use - You will need to have an up to date version of a PDF Reader like Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this resource.
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.
Beginning Sound Match Cards
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Beginning Sound Match Cards

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Perfect for children learning their beginning letter sounds! These initial sound cards help students master identifying beginning sounds. With 70 easy to prep cards ready to print, this pack will give your students the practice they need isolating sounds and master letter-sound correspondence. Children will gain confidence in their beginning sound knowledge as they work to isolate and then match the beginning sound of easily identifiable photos of real life objects. Perfect for build phonological awareness in preschool and kindergarten. It’s the ideal resource for early readers/writers as individual sounds are being introduced and is simple enough for students to work on independently in literacy centers or your Daily 5 rotations. Just print and either laminate to write the letter to match the beginning sound or simply add magnetic letters to learn! 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.
WATERCOLOR PAINT Editable Word Wall Pack
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WATERCOLOR PAINT Editable Word Wall Pack

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Add to your classroom decor with this stunning Watercolor Paint Editable Word Wall Pack! Made to match our other WATERCOLOR PAINT Classroom Decor, this resource is easy to edit, choose from our 2 premade, ready to print alphabet labels or create your own. 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 13 different colored watercolor paint circles with white frame - 3 to an A4 page but can be edited + resized. A-Z Alphabet Labels featuring 13 different colored watercolor paint circles without white frame - 3 to an A4 page but can be edited + resized. Blank word wall cards (13 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.
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.
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.
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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These 2D shape play dough mats are the perfect activity for math centers, STEM tubs or morning work! With two different designs to choose from - simpler playdough mats with just the 2D shape to make or our Make It Count It Write It 2D Shape Playdough Mats to help children learn about the different properties of shape through hands-on exploration! Easy to prep - you can just print, laminate and add some play dough and a dry erase marker! Or use our easy to edit version to change the text, the fonts or even the language can be edited to from English as required making them ideal for bilingual classrooms. Here’s what’s included - 17 full sized pages for the different 2D shapes - circle, square, triangles x 4, oval, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, trapezium, parallelogram, kite, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon - 1 per A4 page Two different versions included - editable PowerPoint file + ready to print PDF version 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 - 2 per A4 page To use - For the editable copy - 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. For the PDF copy - 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.
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.
2D Shape Pattern Block STEM Challenge Cards
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2D Shape Pattern Block STEM Challenge Cards

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The perfect addition to your morning STEM tubs, these challenge cards ask students to make a variety of different 2D shapes from pattern blocks. Ideal for building visual discrimination skills as children have to rotate and flip smaller shapes to create the new shape. Focus shapes included - triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus/diamond, hexagon, trapezoid. Perfect to use as an invitation to play in the Early Years, as math centers or even as a cross-curriculum literacy center for early readers to help build math language. Four types of cards make differentiation easier than ever! Choose from our types of cards make differentiation easier than ever! Start with the ‘I can…’ or ‘Can you…?’ cards for children to directly match shapes then introduce to the blank shape cards and finish with the challenge cards. Use the recording sheets to help capture their thinking. Here’s what’s included - easiest template shows shapes for children to match to with ‘I can’ + ‘Can you?’ text prompts to choose from - 2 cards per A4 page (60 cards) basic 2D shape outlines for children to try and fill with smaller shapes with ‘I can’ + ‘Can you?’ text prompts to choose from - 2 cards per A4 page pattern block challenge cards providing only the shape to make and the list of blocks they can use to achieve this together with choice of ‘I can’ + ‘Can you?’ text prompts - 2 cards per A4 page (60 cards) ‘I can make shapes’ worksheets (US+UK/Aust spelling) - A4 page (6 different shapes) ‘I can make shapes’ worksheet (counting shape version) - A4 page (triangle+hexagon only) To use - You will need to have an up to date version of a PDF Reader like Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this resource.
Telling Time - Learning Quarter To and Quarter Past Time
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Telling Time - Learning Quarter To and Quarter Past Time

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With more than 50 pages of different resources perfect for introducing the concept of time to young children, this pack concentrates on quarter to and quarter past time while also consolidating children’s time telling to the hour and half hour. Aligned to Australian Curriculum outcomes, this Telling Time expansion pack is designed for use with our Learning To Tell Time Pack and includes printables suitable for whole class instruction, time telling games, Clip Cards and other resources for individual and small group Math Centre activities. Pages include - * Complete the digital time cards for quarter to/quarter past times * Complete the analogue time cards for quarter to/quarter past times * Match the clocks (hour, half hour, quarter to and quarter past worksheet) * Three part clock face cards with analogue, digital and written time for all hour, half hour, quarter past and quarter to times * ‘What’s The Time?’ Quarter Past and Quarter To Clip Cards * ‘I Have, Who Has?’ card game with hour, half hour, quarter past and quarter to times * Make Time Workmat for hour/half hour/quarter past/quarter to times * Connect Four Time Telling Game Teaching suggestions are included for each resources.
Tell Me A Story Writing Centre
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Tell Me A Story Writing Centre

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Help develop strong oral and written storytelling skills in your classroom with the help of this useful writing centre! Designed with early writers in mind, use just the three type of picture cards (where? who? what?) as visual support to prompt rich oral storytelling or combine their use with our helpful templates and writing sheets to capture their narratives as they begin writing. Here’s what’s included - 45 different setting cards (where) - picture + text 6 per A4 page 57 different character cards (who) - picture + text 6 per A4 page 54 different event cards (what) - picture + text 6 per A4 page ‘Tell Me A Story’ mats (colored boxes only) - 4 versions A4 page ‘Tell Me A Story’ mat (colored boxes and writing space) - 4 versions A4 page ‘Tell Me A Story’ writing page with space for illustration plus checklist for editing 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.
Noun Sorting Pack
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Noun Sorting Pack

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Make learning about the different types of common nouns fun with the help of this engaging Noun Sorting Pack. Use as a whole class for teaching parts of speech or as a literacy center activity to help reinforce the concept of nouns. Plenty of easy to interpret pictures of nouns included along with a simple Noun poster to help children be successful. Here’s what’s included - simple Noun Anchor Chart Poster - A4 format Noun Sorting Mats (3 versions) - A4 format 150+ different Noun Sorting cards (person/place/thing) - 8 per A4 page Noun Sorting recording sheet (2 versions) - 1 per A4 page + 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.
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.
Short Vowel Sound Word Family Domino Cards
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Short Vowel Sound Word Family Domino Cards

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A fun hands-on way to practice word families! With just over 60 cards, this ready to print domino game will allow young children to identify and produce rhyming words helping to build their phonological awareness. Focusing on the short vowel sounds, this domino game is perfect for small groups. Children take it in turns to try and match a rhyming pair of words as they place their next card down. Just print and add to your literacy center rotations!
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!