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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.
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.
CCVC Word Crack The Code Cards
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CCVC Word Crack The Code Cards

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These Crack the Code Cards are perfect practice for blending those tricky double consonant sounds together to spell simple words. Children work through each set of pictures identifying the beginning sound of each image. They then have to blend the four sounds together to make the word. They can build the words with magnetic letters or laminate the cards to write on. Perfect for independent practice in your literacy centres or Daily 5 Word Work. Use our recording sheets to write down each word then use our answer sheet to check your answers. Here’s what’s included - 60 CCVC 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.
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.
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.
Telling Time Posters + Word Wall Pack
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Telling Time Posters + Word Wall Pack

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This Telling Time poster and word wall pack offer helpful visual support to Kindergarten and First Graders learning about clocks and telling time. With two full page posters of both an analogue and digital clock included along with 15 useful time word wall cards that will help build your students time telling vocabulary. Here’s what’s included - Parts of an Analogue Clock (parts labelled) - A4 page Parts of a Digital Clock (parts labelled) - A4 page 15 Time Vocabulary Word Wall Cards (analogue/digital/clockface/hours/minutes (x analogue + digital examples)/clockwise/anticlockwise/hour hand/minute hand/second hand/quarter past/half past/quarter to) - 4 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.
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
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.
Syllable BINGO Game
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Syllable BINGO Game

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Your class is sure to love this game! And it’s an easy way to practice to hearing syllables in words and learning to count them. Designed for small group work, children take it in turns to read a picture card then have to correctly count the syllables to be able to cover a number on their BINGO board. First person to cover all their numbers WINS! Here’s what’s included - 8 Syllable BINGO mats - 2 per A4 page 170+ 1-4 syllable picture+word cards - 8 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.
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.
CVC Word Clip Cards
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CVC Word Clip Cards

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A great resource to use when young children are learning to blend initial sounds together to make simple words. Ready to print for your literacy centres or Daily 5 Word Work, these CVC Word Clip Cards encourage children to sound out the word before blending it to make the word. Children can then choose the correct picture to match. Just print and add some clothes pegs/pins to use!
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!
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.
2D Shape Activities Pack
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2D Shape Activities Pack

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Learning about 2D shapes? This pack of easy to prep printables is perfect for learning about the different 2D shapes and their properties! A range of activities include allowing you to plan a complete unit for 2D shapes with ease! Puzzles, sorting activities, mini books, playdough mats, games, worksheets and assessment tasks included. Includes reference to 13 different 2D shapes - square, circle, triangle, rectangle, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, oval, kite, rhombus, heart and star. Make learning about 2D shape fun with these hands-on activities! Here’s what’s included - 2D shape 3-part puzzles - 2 per A4 page 2D Shape Mini Books to make (3 different variations for differentiation) - 1 per A4 page 2D Shape Sorting Mats - 1 shape per A4 page Find Me The Shape recording sheet - A4 page 2D Shape Draw Me A Picture (12 choices) - A4 page 2D ‘What Shape Am I?’ Lift the flap worksheet in colour + B/W - A4 page 2D Shape printable DIY dice - A4 page Race the 2D shape sheet (2 variations) - A4 page 2D Shape Sort Worksheet in color + B/W - A4 page 2D Shape Draw Me A Shape sheet - A4 page 2D+3D Shape Sort Worksheet in color + B/W - A4 page 2D Shape Mats with Real Life Examples - 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 Clip Cards
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Rhyming Word Clip Cards

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Ready to print, these rhyming word peg cards are the perfect addition to your literacy center rotations. Each card has a visual prompt and label along with three other images to then differentiate the rhyming word. For example, for 'cat' children have to decide if strawberry, lion or bat rhyme. 40 different cards are included. Add some clothes pegs to help build fine motor skills or counters to mark the correct sound. Can be used for independent word work or in small group work. Perfect for special education or speech and language students.
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!