Shooting stars, planets & aliens feature in these space-themed Literacy activities. There are two action rhymes for EY/KS1 + 3 graded versions of a star picture-poem; for confident/older writers there are 2 fun, illustrated poetry frames of planet and alien respectively. Guidance notes for all.
These are my own designs and rhymes, home-produced, hand-illustrated, successfully tested in schools.
Summer sea writing sheets with wavy lines: four graded variations + one simile poem for older/abler writers. All illustrated, with fish, boat, beach etc. to colour in. Line-starters on each sheet, with simple similes on Y1-2 upwards. Popular with children and teachers in my poetry workshops.
Inspiring VIDEO: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wkeZ8K6iCfcFQneZ9
This attractive colouring sheet features a boat on a wavy sea, with a waving sailor (female), beautiful fish below, plus shells, seaweed, birds, clouds, sun and kite. A cheerful, stimulating and informative picture, with wide scope for colouring and discussion.
Supports study of seaside, ocean, seabed, seasons, holidays, travel, colour and more. Develops fine motor skills and colour differentiation.
**SEE ALSO: ** - Yr 1 Phonics - UNDER the SEA https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/yr-1-phonics-under-the-sea-11912400, UNDER THE SEA graded picture frames - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/under-the-sea-picture-poem-frames-ey-ks1-11927198, POND COLOURING SHEET - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/pond-colouring-sheet-12047603 , + SEASIDE WRITING + COLOURING SHEET - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/seaside-writing-colouring-sheet-simple-12099515 .
Writing, rhyming, colouring, gap-filling, alliteration menu-writing, similes, haiku… and funny, exciting pictures to inspire - for whole school literacy! Plus great Dragon Topic support. Also PSHE friendly, with scope for personal expression. Build class poems of your own to perform in assembly, from the Colourful Dragon Rhymes. Also teach colours, stretch vocabulary, introduce rhyming phonics, and more!
These inspiring and attractive writing sheets of birds in flight (3 graded versions) will enthuse your independent and emergent writers. After a stimulating input - watching birds, flying like birds yourselves and building a word-bank of action and describing words for them, they’ll love choosing their favourites to write on the flowing, wavy lines. There’s plenty of colouring to do, too. The Guide sheet offers handy ideas to bring in. Supports bird migration, autumn and journeys themes.
These 3 simple rhymes bring the mini-beast world alive for young children. Each offers rhyme, rhythm, descriptive words and scope for multiple activities: clapping, enacting, language-building, physical movement, performance, and preparation for any follow-on writing. The rhymes could also be set to music or percussion, or sung to a made-up tune.
I made up the rhymes and have found them effective in my poetry workshops for Early Years and KS1. (Illustrations also mine.)
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.
This space rocket is shooting through a busy part of space, with planets, stars, sun, moon and a shooting star around it. Its three windows show an astronaut waving, a curtained window and one with a dog looking out. It’s a picture full of fun, inspiration, and interesting shapes to colour.
Dragons abound in this great array of fun and exciting literacy activities. There are rhymes to chant, enact and develop, a rhyme bank for concocting more, a dragon’s crazy menu to complete (with alliteration), a dragon word-building sheet, dragon similes to write, and six lively, colourful dragon sketches to fire ideas and enthusiasm. Children love this theme! Resources tried and tested - with great results.
This rich assortment of castle-themed literacy resources includes poetry frames for all ages, rhyme and word banks, rhymes to clap and enact, an atmospheric picture to inspire, and fascinating illustrations, plus handy teacher tips. Similes, acrostics, descriptive writing and writing confidence are supported, while giving insights into castle life long ago.
These castle-themed activities bring the past alive for children, while motivating creative writing, artwork and history study. The 3 punchy rhymes invite actions, word-exchanges, clapping and performance. The 5 writing sheets (or poetry frames) are generously illustrated with lively, inspiring details. Guidance provided for rhymes + worksheets. All rhymes and artwork original.
Celebrate St David’s Day with Welsh dragons, castles or both, with this array of attractive, child-friendly picture-poems, stretching vocabulary and ideas simultaneously. A dragon’s menu (with alliteration), castle features and characters, castle treasure and who knows what sort of dragons (the children can decide) feature in these sheets, some with 3 grades of difficulty. Successfully tried and tested.
A goody-bag of bright, fun, upbeat activities, do-able via screen - creative and educational, while producing laughter and positive thinking, too. An antidote to these challenging Covid times.
Content: creative writing frames, rhymes to enact and build, 2 alliteration games, similes to think up, illustrations to colour.
Topics: treasure map, exploring, colours, dragons, food, sunshine and planets.
See versions for KS1 and EYFS too - same cover pic.
Sea life and a scattering of treasure fill this lively picture, with patterned fish, a graceful seahorse, a playful dolphin, various types of shell, seaweed and other details, plus sailing boat, kite, gulls and summer sky. Ideal for bright, varied, detailed colouring, teaching children about the world as they draw.
See also my simpler colouring sheet: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/boat-on-sea-colouring-sheet-12096606
Supporting video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wkeZ8K6iCfcFQneZ9
Springtime writing sheets galore! Creative writing will blossom with all these simple, attractively illustrated frames. Robins, rabbits, squirrels, butterflies, frogs and more, with spring meadows and woods to write about too. Supports seasonal work, literacy, creativity and expressive arts and design at EY + KS1 levels
This simple, punchy poem clarifies and celebrates the main colours - blue, red, green, yellow, orange, silver and gold, black and white, grey and brown. Pink can be added as a class contribution, following the poem’s pattern. It can be clapped, chanted, and presented with a display of colours, to help young children learn them. For older pupils, the poem will inspire individual colour-linked poems or artwork.
This exciting jungle picture offers fun and learning combined, with wide open scope for colour choices, interesting shapes to shade in and a range of exotic flora and fauna to identify and focus on. This resource promotes development of fine motor skills, colour sense, shape and pattern awareness, creative expression, and an understanding of nature, wildlife and, in particular, jungle and rain forest. See my other wildlife colouring sheets for variation.
**SEE ALSO - ** This snake is - writing inside a snake picture - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-this-snake-is-picture-poem-frame-yr-1-11885174
Robin colouring sheet for young children. An attractive, educational, black and white drawing of a young robin, just hatched, cracked egg nearby, in a springtime setting. Clear lines to shade between, with interesting shapes and colours to consider. See my other colouring sheets (mostly approx. pp. 6-8 in my catalogue), including hedgehog, squirrel, rabbit, butterfly, meadow and seaside.
This attractive ocean picture and simple phrase-starter will inspire young children to get writing and colouring. The Ideas Sheet offers suggestions for warm-up, word-prompting, similes and further development from this simple resource.
See also my Phonics in the Sea - 10 big, bright words to read on a seaside photo: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/phonics-in-the-sea-10-words-to-read-12112315