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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 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
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.
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.
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.
CVC Word Crack The Code Cards
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CVC Word Crack The Code Cards

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These Crack The Code CVC Word Cards are perfect for children who have learnt their beginning letter sounds but still need to practice blending sounds into simple words. With 100 different words included, this CVC word activity is ideal for Daily 5 work work or literacy centers. Here’s what’s included - 100 CVC word Crack the Code Cards - 3 per A4 page Crack The Code recording sheet - 2 per A4 page answer sheet included 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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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
DOT DUDES Visual Timetable Editable Rectangular Cards
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DOT DUDES Visual Timetable Editable Rectangular Cards

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A visual timetable is perfect for establishing routine, settling anxiety, building speech and language. Recommended by occupational therapists, special needs specialists, speech therapists and behavior management coaches, a visual timetable is a must for any classroom. This easy to edit PowerPoint file contains over 70 ready to print timetable cards to help you create your own visual timetable in your Early Years setting. ** You might preferred our other Dot Dude Visual Timetable Cards in larger portrait size ** Here’s what’s included - 70+ ready to print timetable cards with editable text boxes (black frame) - 4 per A4 page 70+ ready to print timetable cards with editable text boxes (multi-colored frames) - 4 per A4 page 2 x different clockface cards with editable analogue + digital time to match - 4 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. Decide on your labels, CHOOSE YOUR OWN FONT and simply type in your text then PRINT. Dot Dudes clip art and the term ‘Dot Dudes’ are licensed and used with permission from Sarah Pecorino of Sarah Pecorino Illustration.
Rhyming Short Vowel Sound Word Family I Spy Mats - UG/UM/UN Pack
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Rhyming Short Vowel Sound Word Family I Spy Mats - UG/UM/UN Pack

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Combining all three short vowel word family I Spy Rhyming Mats in one file! These printable word family I Spy mats are a perfect way for young children to learn and practice finding rhyming words. Use the printable I Spy cards on their own with some counters to mark each word as you find them or encourage early writers to write each rhyming word as they find it with our recording sheets. Perfect addition to your literacy center rotation or Daily 5 Word Work! This updated pack (Oct 2018) includes - _ UG Word Family - shrug , bug, hug, jug, mug, plug, rug, tug _ UM Word Family - yum, drum, hum, gum, plum, sum, thumb _ UN Word Family - run, bun (bread), bun (hair), gun, nun, sun Answer sheets provided. Or SAVE and buy as a BUNDLE! >> RHYMING SHORT VOWEL SOUND WORD FAMILY I SPY MATS - BUNDLE
Digraph Clip Cards - CH SH TH
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Digraph Clip Cards - CH SH TH

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Digraphs can be difficult for young children to identify in words. These easy-to-prep clip cards for the digraphs CH, SH and TH are the perfect addition to your literacy centers for young children learning to hear sounds into words. Students use their knowledge of phonics to produce and blend the sounds into a word. They then have to select the correct digraph to match the word pictured with a clothespin. Here’s what’s included - 85 picture+word clip cards for the digraphs CH SH TH - 4 per A4 page OR SAVE and BUY these in our BUNDLE! You can find our DIGRAPH ACTIVITIES PACK >> HERE! 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 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.
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.
Rhyming Word SNAP Cards
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Rhyming Word SNAP Cards

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With three different ways to play, these Rhyming Word SNAP cards are a great addition to your literacy center rotations! With four simple, easy to read rhyming words from each word family, these cards are perfect for beginning readers to play independently as a center activity. Three ways to play - * Play a game of SNAP with friends and try to match the rhyming words together to call out SNAP!! * Place all the cards face down and play a game of MEMORY by trying to match the rhyming cards * Print out two sets of cards to play PAIRS by placing them face down and picking up pairs of cards that match.
WATERCOLOUR PAINT Editable Classroom Bunting
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WATERCOLOUR PAINT Editable Classroom Bunting

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Use this luscious watercolour bunting to create colourful displays using every colour of the rainbow in your classroom! Made to match our Editable Paint Splat Classroom Labels, this 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!
Roll Me A Story Writing Centre
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Roll Me A Story Writing Centre

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Creative writing tasks can be difficult for many children. This Roll A Story writing center will make writing fun and help develop strong oral and written storytelling skills in your classroom! Similar to our Tell Me A Story Pack, this writing center is designed with early writers in mind. Ten different ‘Roll Me A Story’ mats are included with visual prompts for selecting characters, settings and events. Children simply need to role the dice to begin telling their story. Use this center to build rich oral storytelling or combine their use with our helpful templates and writing sheets to capture their narratives as they begin writing. Instructions for use have also been provided along with time cards (today/yesterday/on the weekend) to help improve the complexity of their writing. Here’s what’s included - 10 different ‘Tell Me A Story’ mats - 1 per A4 page (UK/Aust + USA spelling included) ‘How To Use’ instruction cards - 2 per A4 page 2 different writing templates - 1 per A4 page 30 different time (when?) cards - 15 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.
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. Decide on your labels, CHOOSE YOUR OWN FONT and simply type in your text then PRINT.
BIG 3D Object Bundle
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BIG 3D Object Bundle

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All of our 3D Shape resources in one BIG BUNDLE! Bundle includes - 3D Object Posters and Word Wall Cards Create a print rich environment in your classroom with these clean, colourful 3D shape printable posters and word wall cards! With three different types of posters to choose from - - 3D shape word and colour image of 3D shape to match - 3D shape word and black/white image of 3D shape to match - 3D shape word with colour image to match plus number of faces/edges/vertices 3D Shape Word Wall cards include - cube, sphere, triangular prism, sphere, hemisphere, cylinder, triangular based pyramid, square based pyramid, cone, cuboid x 2, pentagonal prism, hexagonal prism plus face, edge, apex, base, vertices curved surface and flat surface all with coloured images as support for young learners. 4 additional posters included - * Properties of 2D and 3D shapes with parts of shapes labelled * Table of 3D Shape Properties - complete plus blank version for students to complete 3D Object Activities More than 60 pages of 3D object activities to choose from! Includes - * 3D Object Mini Book to make * 3D Object Venn Diagram Sorting Sheet * 3D Object What Shape Am I? Lift the flap worksheet in colour + B/W * 3D Shape Connect 4 game * 3D Object Make It, Count It, Write It Playdough Mats * 3D Object Printable nets * Printable 3D Object Build It Dice plus 2D+3D Shape 'I have, who has?' card game, 2D+3D Shape Sort Worksheet and 2D+3D Sort and Label Assessment Task. Make learning about 3D shape fun with these hands-on activities! Includes reference to 14 different 3D objects - sphere, cube, cone, cylinder, rectangular prism, triangular pyramid, triangular prism, pentagonal prism, pentagonal pyramid, hexagonal prism, square based pyramid, hexagonal pyramid, rectangular prism, cuboid. 2D+3D BINGO Game With bright, clean images of 2D Shapes and 3D Objects used, this fun BINGO game is an excellent way to learn to identify and name the different shapes and objects. Suitable for a whole class or small groups in math centers, this download includes 24 BINGO playing mats along with 2 different sets of calling cards - one with text only, another with text and visuals with support for beginning readers. 2D shapes included - circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, trapezoid, parallelogram, trapezium, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon, rhombus 3D objects included - cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, hexagonal prism, triangular prism, triangular based pyramid, hemisphere, pentagonal prism, square based pyramid, sphere
Sight Word Say It Make It Write It Mats - Oxford Word List 1-100
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Sight Word Say It Make It Write It Mats - Oxford Word List 1-100

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Created from our super popular Say It Make It Write It Mats, these sight word mats include the first 100 Oxford high frequency words. Along with reading the word, children are asked to make the word and then write the work independently. To make differentiation easier, the 100 words are broken into five groups of 20 words each. Just print, laminate then add playdough, magnetic letters or wix stix to make the letters!
LEGO Alphabet Mats
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LEGO Alphabet Mats

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Learning the alphabet? These LEGO Brick Alphabet Mats make learning the letters of the alphabet hands-on fun! Featuring uppercase and lowercase letters plus an image with the beginning sound as the letter, these LEGO Alphabet Mats are the perfect addition to your literacy centers or to compliment your phonics program. With three mats per letter (except X), prepping for your literacy centers or Word Work stations is easy. Just choose the letters you need, print and add some LEGO bricks to build the letters from. Here’s what’s included - Aa-Zz LEGO Letter Mats ( LEGO upper + lower case letter + image with the same beginning sound + letters to trace and space to write - 3 mats per letter except Xx) - 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.
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!