Road Trip Activity Pack for Traveling with Kids

Traveling on a road trip with kids can take a lot of planning. Frequent stops, snacks and activities are a must. Use this free printable activity pack to keep your kids busy and learning while on the road!

FREE printable Road Trip activity pack for traveling with kids. Featuring do-a-dot sheets, i-spy games, bingo, alphabet, drawing prompts, graphing and more!

This pack is useful for children of many different ages, and can be fun for adults too! Here is what's included:

-Car, Truck & Airplane Do-a-dot marker sheets
-Road Trip Bingo (4 players)
-Road Signs I-Spy
-Car Model I-Spy
-Alphabet I-Spy Race Game
-Car Color Graphing
-Drawing Prompt




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Farm theme Build the Number Activity

This free printable farm-themed counting activity for preschoolers is a great way to have your little ones practice counting to twenty. The kids will love the fun farmyard friends featured on each number card, and you'll love all the skills covered in this simple, low-prep activity!

FREE printable Farm themed activity for preschool and kindergarten kids featuring ten frames and twenty frames. Great for practicing math skills and counting with cute farm animals!
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Build the Number Fun

If you're looking for an engaging math activity to present to your preschoolers or kindergartners, look no further! This activity will reinforce one-to-one correspondence, counting to twenty, number recognition, number formation, and even fine motor skills. Since this activity can be prepped in just a few minutes, it's perfect for busy moms/teachers like you!

All you'll need to do to prepare this activity is print, laminate, and cut out the pages. Gather some fun counters, math cubes, or even a can of playdough. And, you're all set!

While you don't have to laminate the pages in this pack, it will make them sturdier and help them stand up to busy little hands. If you prefer not to laminate your mats, you could just slip the ten-frame and recording pages into a write and wipe pocket. Kids can write on the recording page with dry erase markers so the page can be used repeatedly. 



To use this activity, have preschoolers choose a number card and identify the number on it. Then, they'll use counters or gems to build the number in the counting frames.

If you'd like, kids can make playdough balls to fill the frames. Then, have them recount the balls and "smash" them as they go. This is a great way to work on building fine motor skills as they roll the balls and then mash them down.

After your child or student has filled in the counting frames, have them find and trace the same number on the recording page.



For more preschool counting fun from Homeschool Preschool blog, check out the following free printables:
I Spy Pirate Monkey Counting Game for Preschool 
Apple Math Worksheets 
3 Flower Math Activities for Preschoolers

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Tara from Homeschool Preschool

Tara is wife to Matt and homeschool momma of three. She has successfully homeschooled her oldest two and is currently homeschooling her youngest. Though her children are older, she is always looking for an opportunity to create educational activities and content for young learners. She blogs about homeschooling, preschool activities, and other educational topics at Homeschool Preschool.

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Free 4th of July I-Spy Printable

This patriotic I Spy activity is a fun, no-prep, printable game that kids will love to play around 4th of July/Independence Day. It is great for building visual discrimination skills as well as counting and writing practice. With red, white and blue stars, hats, flags and fireworks, it is sure to be a hit in the classroom or at home!

FREE printable I Spy game for 4th of July/Independence Day fun. Perfect no-prep counting activity for preschool and kindergarten. Kids will love finding the adorable patriotic images that come in different sizes, making it a challenging visual discrimination activity. Features fireworks, flags and more!
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Supplies Needed:
I recommend giving your kids a magnifying glass to find some of the very small images, which adds an extra level of fun and mystery to the game.

Kids can use a pencil (or dry-erase marker if sheet is laminated) to cross off each image as they count, then they write the final number at the bottom of the sheet.


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4th of July Alphabet Game for Preschoolers

My kids' favorite way to celebrate 4th of July is by watching the fireworks. That was the inspiration for this free printable Alphabet matching game for preschoolers!

FREE printable 4th of July Alphabet game for preschoolers to practice letter recognition and letter cases. Fun patriotic game perfect for toddlers and preschool around Independence Day or Memorial Day!
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Kids will love practicing their ABC's with this fun printable game for 4th of July. It includes both uppercase and lowercase letters.

Prepping the Game

  • Choose whether the child will match uppercase letters, lowercase letters, or uppercase to lowercase.
  • Print pages with fireworks, which contain 13 letters per page. Also print out the letter cards featuring clipart of kids. 
  • Laminate if you wish.
  • Depending on the age and skill level of your child, they can play with 1 sheet (13 letters) or both sheets (all 26 letters).

How to Play Alphabet Game

Mix up the cards and place them face down in a pile. Children can pick up one card at a time, read the letter, then place a counter on (or color with dot marker) the matching letter over the image of the fireworks.

This game can be played with:

Click Here to Download your FREE 4th of July ABC Game

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American Flag Shape Matching

Matching American flag shapes is a fun patriotic activity for toddlers and preschoolers, perfect for 4th of July or Memorial Day!

FREE printable American flag shape matching activity for toddlers and preschoolers to celebrate the 4th of July or any other patriotic holiday such as Memorial Day.
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Included in this free printable Shape Matching activity are 2 versions - one containing 6 shapes and another containing 8 shapes. You can choose whichever one is right for your child's age and skill level.

How to Use the American Flag Shape Matching Activity

  • Choose the version that fits your child's level (6 shapes or 8 shapes)
  • Print the 2 pages in the file
  • If using as a file folder gamelaminate both pages for durability. Then cut out the flags on the second page and attach velcro dots to the back of them as well as to the shapes on the first page. 
  • If using as a cut & paste activity, give your child scissors and glue and they can cut the flags from the second page and glue them over the shapes. 



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Free 4th of July Learning Pack for Tots & PreK

Get ready for the Fourth of July with this FREE learning pack! This printable pack is designed for toddlers and preschoolers to practice early learning skills such as alphabet and number recognition, counting, letter sounds, letter cases, size, shapes, patterns, visual discrimination, prewriting, scissor skills, puzzles and more!

FREE Fourth of July/ Independence Day pack for toddlers and preschoolers to practice numbers, counting, alphabet, letter sounds, prewriting, fine motor skills, puzzles and more!


This FREE 4th of July Pack features 32 hands-on activities, and it is available for Free to all email subscribers. Here is what's included:

Literacy Activities:
-Letter Sound Matching
-Sight Word Matching
-Letter Case Matching
-Word tracing
-Letter F tracing
-Letter Sorting
-Circle all the things that begin with F
-Word puzzle (flag)
-Alphabet Sequence puzzle (upper & lower case)

Math Activities:
-Numbers 1-5 Puzzle
-Numbers 1-10 Puzzle
-Numbers 11-20 Puzzle
-Counting 1-5
-Counting 6-10
-Cut & Paste the Missing Number
-Patterns
-Sorting by Size
-Shape Matching

Pre-Writing/Fine Motor:
-Trace the Shapes
-Trace the Stars
-Trace Horizontal Lines
-Trace Vertical Lines
-Trace the Flag
-Do a Dot Flag
-Do a Dot U.S. Map
-Flag Lacing Card

Visual Discrimination:
-Which one is different? (tots)
-Which one is different? (prek)

Scissor Skills:
-Cutting straight lines
-Cutting zig zag & curved lines

Puzzles:
-Alphabet Sequence Puzzle (upper & lower case)
-Word Puzzle
-Numbers 1-5 Puzzle
-Numbers 1-10 Puzzle
-Numbers 11-20 Puzzle


This 4th of July Printable Pack is FREE for all Totschooling subscribers!

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-You will receive access to free printables that are not available for download on the website. This includes holiday and seasonal packs, as well as other themed activity packs.
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How do I get my 4th of July Pack after subscribing?:
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-Please check your email thoroughly for this email including spam folder, promotions folders, etc. If you still do not see it, please email us at support@totschooling.net and we will be happy to send you the link.

Bees and Flowers Letter Matching

Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these alphabet matching cards with a fun Bee theme, perfect for kids learning to identify their letters. There are two versions for uppercase matching as well as upper to lowercase. The best part of this activity? You could print and set it up like a file folder activity!

FREE printable Alphabet matching activity for preschool and kindergarten kids to practice letter recognition, both uppercase and lowercase included. Great for a Spring or Summer or Bee theme!


Print all pages in color or greyscale and then laminate them (you will be glad you did after the kids get their hands on the mats 😉). You can also glue the flower strips into a file folder and have them set up and ready for use year after year.

Alphabet Match Bee Cards

Kids can work on matching their uppercase – lowercase letters or they can match uppercase – uppercase letters. You also don’t need to use all the alphabet sets, you can choose groups of letter cards that you’re working on with your kids.


You can also introduce your kids to pollination and the importance of bees, and pair it with our "count and pollinate" printable activity.


Click Here to Download Your FREE Bees and Flowers ABC Matching Activity

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Yara from Sea of Knowledge

Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.
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Count and Pollinate - Number Sense Activity

Introduce your preschool and kindergarten kids to pollination and the importance of bees with this activity, plus practice some math skills! Kids will identify the numeral shown on each card and then ‘pollinate’ the flowers by using tongs to place that many pom poms onto each card. Number sense should be fun and easy to teach!

FREE Bee themed activity for preschool and kindergarten kids, perfect for Spring or Summer math centers. Teach kids the importance of bees and what it means to pollinate flowers. Then, let them have a blast with this number sense activity that works on number recognition, counting and more!

Number Sense Count and Pollinate the Flowers



Use these cards to help kids develop counting and one-to-one correspondence skills, as well as learn about pollination and bees. Perfect for a Spring or Summer math activity, or an addition to our Bee themed printable pack.

Have your child or students identify the numeral on each flower card, then place that many pom poms in the middle of the flower to ‘pollinate’ it. If you don’t have yellow pom poms feel free to use other colors, too. You could also use this with counters or mini erasers. They will work really well! 



Another activity included in this set is a "Spin & Cover" game to practice number recognition and subitizing to 5 with dice. Kids will spin the spinner and then place a counter on the corresponding number on the mat.



Click Here to Download Your FREE Count and Pollinate Flowers Activity


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Yara from Sea of Knowledge


Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

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Free Summer Printables for Kids

We love the Summer months... full of ice cream, barbecues, watermelon, fun in the sun and at the beach! Here is a collection of all the FREE Summer printables and worksheets found on Totschooling - perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten kids. There are currently 19 sets of printables and this list will keep growing as more are added.

FREE Summer printables for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten featuring ice cream, beach, sea shells, watermelon, flip flops, bbq, ocean animals, etc. Large collection of activities including counting, numbers, alphabet, name recognition, telling time, cvc words, fine motor, colors, matching, puzzles and more!

This group of FREE Summer printables includes a variety of different activities for ages approximately 2-7 years. These involve fine motor skills, math, literacy, matching, playdough, do-a-dots, puzzles and more!

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Summer Pack (Subscriber's Page)

Under the Sea Pack (Subscriber's Page)

Playdough Mats

Name Recognition

Do-a-Dot Counting

CVC Word Flip Book

Shape Matching

Fine Motor Activities

Roll & Cover Math Game

Counting Cards

Patterns

Time Puzzles

Matching Games

Color Matching

Odd & Even Sorting

Skip Counting Puzzles

Goldfish Counting

Ice Cream Number Mats

Flip Flops ABC Match

Goldfish Counting Cards

Is your child learning to count objects and recognize numbers up to ten? Are you perhaps learning with an ocean theme? If yes, then this fun fish bowl counting activity is just for you!

FREE printable counting cards featuring fish bowls designed to be used with Goldfish crackers. Great summer or fish themed activity for toddlers and preschoolers!

Learning to count and recognizing numbers are two of the many skills young children learn from a young age. They learn through games, nursery rhymes and activities like these counting cards. The key is to make the learning process fun, and what can be more fun than to have a snack with Goldfish crackers after you practiced your counting skills?


Preparation:

Provide edible Goldfish crackers. Or if you'd rather this activity not to include eating (perhaps it is a group/class activity), you can use mini erasers or buttons shaped like fish. Or simply make fish counters from bottle tops or paper clips. Print and laminate the free printable counting cards to make them re-usable. 





Instructions:

Pick a fish bowl counting card and see if you know the number. Place that number of fish "in" the fish bowl. Fill all the bowls with fish!

Extension of the activity: Ask children questions to develop mathematical vocabulary and concepts. For instance: Which bowl has the most fish? Which bowl has the least fish? If we want the bowls to have the same number of fish, how many do we need to add/take away?

Make learning numbers and counting fun for your young kiddos with fish bowl counting cards and Goldfish crackers!



This post was contributed by:


Nadia from Teach Me Mommy

Nadia is a South African mommy of two and a therapist at an elementary remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities with the aim to teach. You can follow along on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.


For more activities with Goldfish crackers, see our Math & Literacy Goldfish Pack!



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Ice Cream Number Mats

Looking for a fun way to reinforce counting and number recognition? Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these Number play dough learning mats with an ice cream theme! These multi-sensory mats will have kids tracing the number digit, counting the number of scoops on the ten frame on the mats and then placing the number of scoops using large pom poms or playdough on the cone. An added bonus, these mats include a black and white version which you could easily print off and use with coloring crayons – win, win!

FREE printable Summer themed number and counting mats featuring ice cream! Preschool and kindergarten kids will love to practice tracing numbers and creating ice cream scoops to match the quantity!

To prepare:


Print as many sets of these mats as you need. Laminate the mats or use dry erase pocket inserts for easy prep! Be sure that you have the play dough and dry erase markers ready at the table for the kids to use.

Numbers to Ten Play Dough Mats

Use these mats to help kids develop number sense and strengthen their counting skills. These mats can be used in a number of ways and can also be differentiated. Have the kids work on their fine motor skills by using pom poms or playdough to build ice cream scoops on the mats. They will also trace the number digit and then cover the ten-frames with counters or even dough to show the number on each mat.


This game can also be played as a group, or as a competitive game played between groups. Give each group the same mat and have the kids build their scoops to match the corresponding numbers. After they’re done, check their mats and the group with the mat that is correctly filled wins!




This post was contributed by:



Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.


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Flip Flops Alphabet Matching

Preschool kids will love these alphabet matching cards with a flip flop theme. Perfect for the summer! There are two versions of these mats to suit all your learners. The best part of this activity? You can print and set it up like a file folder activity!

FREE printable Summer themed ABC matching activity featuring flip flops! Preschool, pre-k and kinder kids will love to match the uppercase and lowercase letters.

To prepare:

Print all pages in color or greyscale and then laminate them (you will be glad you did after the kids get their hands on the mats). You can also glue one set of these flip flop cards into a file folder, so they are ready to use year after year.


Once you’ve laminated the cards, place them in an envelope (inside a file folder, if you’re using one). I use rubber bands on my cards to keep them in place. You can add Velcro to each alphabet flip flop card on the folder, along with the matching set cards, but this is totally optional.

Alphabet Match Summer Flip Flops

Kids can work on matching their uppercase – lowercase letters or they can match uppercase – uppercase letters. A great way for kids to practice letter differentiation. You don’t need to use all the alphabet sets. You can choose groups of letter cards that you’re working on with your kids.



You can also turn this activity into a competitive group game. Have two sets of file folders then have the kids compete to match all their ‘alphabet flip flops’. The group to finish the whole set without mistakes (or with the least amount of) wins the competition!


This post was contributed by:


Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.



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Rainy Day Counting Mats

These free printable rainy day counting mats for preschoolers are a great way to have your little ones practice counting to ten. The kids will love the fun rainy day friends featured on each counting mat, and you'll love all the skills covered in this simple, no-prep activity!


FREE printable counting cards for toddlers and preschoolers with a rainy duck theme, perfect for Spring or rainy weather. Great math activity that also works on fine motor skills.

Rainy Day Counting Mats

If you're looking for an engaging math activity to present to your preschoolers this spring, look no further! These mats can teach one-to-one correspondence, counting to ten, number recognition, number formation, and even spelling and letter recognition. Since this activity can be prepped in just a few minutes, it's perfect for busy moms/teachers like you!

All you need to do to prepare this activity is print and laminate the pages. Gather some fun counters, gems, or even buttons. And you're all set!

While you don't have to laminate these counting mats, it will make them sturdier and help them stand up to busy little hands. If you prefer not to laminate your mats, you could just slip them into a write and wipe pocket.



There are so many ways to use these mats with your toddlers and preschoolers. They can choose a counting grid to start with. They will identify the number on the top right corner of the mat. Have them use gems or counters to cover the number.

You could also have them trace the number with markers if you'd prefer. Then, they'll use mini-erasers or gems to cover the raindrops at the top of the page and the raindrops in the ten-frame. Have them count aloud as they do this. It will be good practice for little ones.

Another way is to have them use letter magnets or letter beads to spell the number word at the bottom of the page. The goal here is letter recognition, not spelling.


For more preschool counting fun from Homeschool Preschool, be sure to check out the following free printables:

Counting Fun with Johnny Appleseed
Preschool Frog Math Game for Counting and Addition Practice
Bear-Themed Build the Number Preschool Counting Worksheets


This post was contributed by:


Tara from Homeschool Preschool

Tara is wife to Matt and homeschool momma of three. She has successfully homeschooled her oldest two and is currently homeschooling her youngest. Though her children are older, she is always looking for an opportunity to create educational activities and content for young learners. She blogs about homeschooling, preschool activities, and other educational topics at Homeschool Preschool.


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Sight Word Sentence Strips

Kindergarten kids will love these high-frequency words sentence strip puzzles. These strips can be used in several ways depending on the level of your students. The added bonus of using these as puzzle activities is even more fun!

FREE printable Sight Word reading activity, perfect for kindergarten kids! Practice reading the sentence strips and matching the sight words.

Print (and choose) as many strips as you need for the number of students in your class – choose the set you want for the level and ability of the students in your class. The Fry Sight Words included in this set are: a, about, all, an, and, are, as, at, be, been, but, by, called, can, come, could, day, did, do, down.

High-Frequency Words Sentence Strips

The best way to use these strips is to print the colored set on card stock and laminate them. You could also use a hole puncher to create a ring booklet with them. Each sentence includes a simple sentence structure along with a picture, then the second half of the strip includes the sight word. You could have the kids reading each word on the strip which is great for reading fluency and then find the matching sight word card they need to add to the strip. This encourages the kids to read and differentiate these important sight words. 

Another way you can use these strips is to print them out in greyscale or black and white (included in the set) and then have the kids cut and paste the sentences and matching sight words into their books!



You could also have these strips printed, laminated and then hung on a display board for the kids to read throughout the week or month. Or you could even use them to play a scavenger hunt game (hang the sight words around the room as the kids read the strip and find the matching sight word card). These strips are incredibly versatile!

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Yara from Sea of Knowledge

Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.


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Gorilla Shapes Sort & Trace

Working on shapes with your preschoolers? Have them do these fun and interactive shape trace, sort, cut and paste activities. They are gorilla themed and will appeal to younger kids as they learn about zoo animals and their characteristics. They will trace the banana shapes at the bottom, then they will cut and paste to sort them into their correct columns. The best part about these printables? They are virtually no prep!

FREE printable Gorilla themed Shape learning activity for preschool, prek and kindergarten kids! Can be used as cut/paste, trace and sort,or can be laminated. Perfect for zoo or animal theme!

Print as many worksheets as you need for your set of students. Have colored crayons, pencils and scissors ready for each child on their tables as they prepare to work on these sheets.

Trace and Sort Shapes – Zoo Theme

Work on one sheet at a time – there are 3 worksheets which include the shapes triangle, oval, star, diamond, square, circle, heart, rectangle, and hexagon. There are 3 shapes on each worksheet. Instruct the students to use a colored marker or crayon to trace over each shape. They can color it in if they wish. They will then cut all the boxes and sort the shapes into the correct columns to ‘feed the gorilla’. Before they glue their pieces, check their columns to make sure they are correct. You can go ahead and hand out the remaining sheets once you’ve seen that they were able to complete the interactive sheets on their own.



These activities can be differentiated so you can use the shapes that your kids identify with and know. Use the activities you think will work with each student.

Another way you could use these is to laminate them. Place Velcro dots into the columns and have the kids trace with dry erase markers and sort the shapes!





This post was contributed by:



Yara from Sea of Knowledge

Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

Pirate Counting & Skip Counting

Arrrr! Let's get counting and skip-counting with the pirates! Here is a fun activity for the young ones to practice counting skills!


FREE printable Pirate-themed counting activity, perfect for preschool and kinder kids who are practicing counting 1 to 10, as well as skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s. Super fun math activity for pirate lovers!

Pirate Themed Counting Activity


Learning activities, specifically counting activities, should be a fun experience for young children. Make counting fun for them during your pirate theme/unit with these free printables. Simply print and laminate and help the pirate to his ship by counting, arrrr!




Use a dry-erase marker to draw the "path" by counting to get to the pirate ship. Use the 1-10 counting sheet, skip counting by 2's or 5's, depending on the ability of the child and the skills you want to develop at this stage. Notice the path goes from left to right? It is the direction we read and write, making this a pre-writing activity as well.




Add real or play coins to the activity to count out the "path" to get to the ship. Coins and pirates go together, right? And, using coins adds a hands-on element to this counting activity to make it more fun, not to mention the fine motor skills it develops to stack small coins!

Picking up small items like coins calls for the pincer grip. The fine muscles used for the pincer grip are also used to grab a pencil when writing. This is an important skill to develop while doing other activities.

Counting, fine motor, and pre-writing skills in one fun activity with the pirates, arrrr! Fun learning indeed!



Click Here to Download Your FREE Pirate Counting/Skip Counting Activity

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Nadia from Teach Me Mommy

Nadia is a South African mommy of two and a therapist at a elementary remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities with the aim to teach. You can follow along on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.



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Pirate Treasure Chest Shape Sorting

Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these shape sorting activity with treasure boxes. Looking for a fun way to reinforce math shapes? This activity will have kids reading the name of the shape, identifying the matching objects on each card and then sorting the shape into the correct ‘treasure box’.

FREE printable Pirate-themed shape sorting and matching activity, sure to be a hit! Preschool and kinder kids will love to pretend to be a pirate and put all the coin shapes in their correct treasure chest.

To prepare:

Print as many sets of these mats as you need. Laminate the mats or use dry erase pocket inserts for easy prep! Laminate the shape cards too, and have them ready in a plastic sleeve.

Shape Sort – Pirate Treasure Box

Use these mats to help kids develop number sense and strengthen their knowledge of shapes. They can be used in a number of ways. Have the kids sort the shape cards into the correct boxes. Another great way to use these mats is to print them out in black and white and have the kids cut and paste the shapes into the corresponding treasure boxes. You can do this by printing two pages on one landscape page. 


This pirate themed activity is perfect for kids who are interested in pirates and love the theme! You can definitely differentiate this activity by using the shape boxes that the kids are familiar with if you have kids who are not familiar with all the shapes.

This game can also be played as a group. It will be even more enjoyable to have a competitive game played between groups. Give each group the same mat and have the kids sort their shape cards all at the same time. The group who finishes first with the most number of sorted shapes wins the prize!





This post was contributed by:




Yara from Sea of Knowledge

Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.



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Feed the Sharks ABC Beginning Sounds Activity

Pre-k and kindergarten kids will enjoy ‘feeding the sharks’ as they work on their beginning sounds with these fun mats. There is a poster with the key to each picture letter-sound so you can definitely differentiate this activity! Print the learning mats, laminate them and you’re set to go.

FREE printable initial letter sounds activity with a fun shark and fish theme! Perfect for pre-k and kinder kids who are learning beginning letter sounds.

To prepare:

Print as many mats as you need for the number of students in your class. Be sure to laminate the shark mats along with the fish letter cards. There are letters a-z fish cards and a random mix of beginning sound pictures on the shark mats but 24 picture sounds in total.



Beginning Sounds Activity – Feed the Sharks


Use these mats to help kids develop beginning sounds skills. Start by getting the kids to choose a random ‘fish letter card’. They identify the letter on the card and then look for a picture on the mat that starts with the same letter. They can also look for the key on the printable poster to help them identify the picture they are looking for.


For advanced play, have the kids do this without looking at the key. My ESL kiddos need to refer back to the key as they match their beginning sounds. I find that the second time around, they are able to do this more easily as they remember the name of the pictures on the mats!


This game can also be played in a group as a competition between two teams (or tables). Have the mats printed on large A3 poster paper and get the kids playing on these. Be sure to print the fish cards also on A3 paper (nice and large) for the little ones to match.

Click Here to Download your FREE Feed the Sharks ABC Activity


This post was contributed by:



Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.


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Letter Recognition Alphabet Cards

Preschool moms and teachers are always looking for new ways to work on basic skills. If you're looking for a new tool to use with your preschoolers as they work on letter identification, these letter find cards are just what you need! Preschoolers (and kindergartners!) will love searching for each letter of the alphabet on these cards. This low-prep activity is quick and easy to set up so you'll be all ready to go in no time.


FREE printable ABC cards for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten kids to practice their letter recognition skills in a fun, hands-on way! Great for year-round alphabet fun!

Letter Recognition Cards

I suggest printing the alphabet cards on cardstock and laminating them for durability. Cut the cards apart so that you have a total of 26 cards. You can store them in a zipper pouch or plastic bag. Or, you can punch a hole in the top right corner and place them on a binder ring. Gather some glass gems, counters, or mini erasers, and you're all set!



Have your child or student choose a card and identify the letter the alphabet kid is holding. After they've identified the letter, encourage them to place a gem or counter on the matching letters. There are five of each letter on the alphabet cards.



You can choose to introduce the cards one at a time. Or, you can give them the entire set. You could give your older preschoolers a few cards and have them put the cards in alphabetical order before completing the letter find portion of the activity.

There are many ways you can use these cards. They'll make a great addition to your letter recognition activities all year long!


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For more preschool alphabet fun, be sure to check out the following free printables from our contributor, Homeschool Preschool:

Alphabet Writing Cards
Letter Recognition Alphabet Worksheets for Preschool
Feed the Monster Alphabet Game


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Tara from Homeschool Preschool

Tara is wife to Matt and homeschool momma of three. She has successfully homeschooled her oldest two, and is currently homeschooling her youngest. Though her children are older, she is always looking for an opportunity to create educational activities and content for young learners. She blogs about homeschooling, preschool activities, and other educational topics at Homeschool Preschool.


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Cheeseburger Letter Build Playdough Mats

Preschool kids will love these alphabet playdough learning mats! This kit includes a ‘cheeseburger’ mat for kids to build their letters on and alphabet play dough ‘pickles’ letter cards. Kids will choose a pickle card and then identify the letter on the card. They will place it on the play dough mat and build the letter using play dough.

FREE printable Playdough mats featuring a cheeseburger and alphabet pickles. Fun theme that preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love! Perfect for year-round letter practice and fine motor fun.

To prepare:

Print the ‘cheeseburger’ mat and 'pickle' letter cards. There are two options for this mat (one with eyes and one without). Laminate the mat along with the 'pickle' cards. There is also a black and white option for the letter cards to save colour ink. You could use coloured paper to print them on too – although this will make it slightly harder to see when the kids start building their letters.



Alphabet Formation Cheeseburger Play Dough Mats

These mats are so much fun for preschoolers and kindergarten kids alike. Kids need a lot of practice in reading, tracing and building their letters once they begin learning them. It is important that we provide them ample opportunities to study each letter formation and shape.

Once everything is laminated, place them on the learning table along with play dough tubs and maybe some rolling pins. A student will choose a letter ‘pickle’ card and then identify the letter on the card (e.g: ‘e’), they will say a word that begins with the letter ‘e’ like egg. They will then place the pickle card onto the cheeseburger mat and start building the letter.

You could also choose the letters you are working on and focus on a particular set rather than the whole set at once. The kids will love doing this! If you would like this activity larger, print the cards along with the ‘Cheeseburger mat’ on A3 poster paper.



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Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.



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ABC Letter "Surgery" Puzzles

Pre-K and kindergarten kids will love these alphabet matching puzzles! This activity features letters that are ‘broken’ and the kids need to perform ‘surgery’ to fix them. They will find the matching letter piece and build their letters.  There are two versions of these cards so you could easily differentiate and modify the activity to suit all your learners!


FREE printable Lowercase Letter puzzles for pre-k and kindergarten kids to practice letter recognition. A fun "surgery" theme with band-aids is perfect for an occupation, doctor or community helper theme. Great for year-round alphabet learning!

To Prepare:

Print the letter cards, laminate them and cut them. If you print the black and white version, you could use coloured paper to make them even more fun 😉. There is a recording sheet that comes with this pack. Print as many as you need for each student in your class.

Letter Building Activity – Letter Surgery


These puzzles are so much fun for preschoolers and kindergarten kids alike. You could totally differentiate this alphabet activity depending on the skill level of your students. Once you’ve laminated the letter cards, place them on the table. The kids will choose one piece and try to find the matching piece to build a letter.



The easy version of this activity means that these cards are colour coded and the kids can easily identify and find the matching colour piece to build their letter if they’re unsure. If using a file folder, place the cards in an envelope (inside the file folder if you’re using one). I use rubber bands on my cards to keep them in place. This is also optional but you can add Velcro on each puzzle piece and place matching Velcro dots onto the folder.

A recording sheet is included so that you could monitor each child’s individual development.

You could also choose the letters you are working on and focus on a particular set rather than the whole set at once. The kids will love doing this! If you would like these cards larger, print the cards on A3 poster paper.


This post was contributed by:


Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.



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Owls Alphabet Sort & Match Activity

Pre-K and kindergarten kids will love this owl themed alphabet sort activity! Create a sensory experience for kids by placing the owl cards into a sensory bin with some coloured rice. Students will look for the owl alphabet cards, identify the letter and then place the owl on the matching log.  

FREE printable alphabet activity featuring owls on a log or branch. Great for preschool and kindergarten kids to practice letter recognition and upper to lowercase matching. Perfect for owl and animal lovers!

To prepare:

Print and laminate all the cards. You could also use dry erase inserts for these if you want to skip the lamination step. Print as many sets as you need for your set of students. Cut up the owl cards, you could also cut up the log cards but I didn’t cut them up just to provide more of a challenge for the kids.


Alphabet Sort – Owls on a Log

This activity is so much fun for preschoolers and kindergarten kids alike. You could totally differentiate this alphabet activity depending on the  level of the students in your group. Once you’ve prepared the log cards, place them on the table along with the sensory tub and owl alphabet cards (inside the tub). The kids will look for an owl card and pick one out randomly. They will identify the letter name and then look for the matching log strip. There are upper and lowercase letters for practice. Have the kids match all the owl cards onto the logs. For an easier option, have the kids match only a few letters at a time.

You could also choose the letters you are working on and focus on a particular set rather than the whole set at once. The kids will love doing this! If you would like these mats larger, print the mats on A3 poster paper.



This post was contributed by:


Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.



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20+ Free Earth Day Printables for Kids

Get your kids and students excited about Earth Day with these awesome FREE printables that teach kids about recycling and taking care of the Earth through fun, hands-on activities!

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A collection of over 20 free educational Earth Day printables for toddlers, preschool, pre-k and kindergarten kids!

Earth Day Printables from Totschooling


Earth Day Pack

Happy vs. Sad Earth Sorting

Recycling Sorting

Color by Letter

CVC Words Recycling

Tracing Sheets

Q-Tip Painting

ABC & 123 Order Puzzles

Chunky Raisin Box Puzzles

Earth Day Printables from Other Blogs


Earth Day Do-a-Dot Printable Pack by Gift of Curiosity
30 Page Free Earth Day Pack by Happy and Blessed Home 
Earth Day Packs by Royal Baloo
Earth Day Learning Pack by 3 Dinosaurs
Earth Day Printables by Homeschool Encouragement
Earth Day Printables by Wise Owl Factory
Waste Sorting Sensory Bin with printable by One Time Through
Earth Day Recycling Sorting Activity by A Little Pinch of Perfect
3-Part Montessori Recycle Cards by Living Montessori Now
Earth Printables for Preschoolers by Life Over C's 
Earth Day Bingo by Gift of Curiosity
Earth Month Scavenger Hunt by Edventures with Kids
Earth Day Memory Game by Learn Create Love
Earth Day Dominos by Storytime Standouts
Earth Playdough Mat by The Preschool Toolbox
Earth Day Action Reminder Cards by Cutting Tiny Bites
Earth Day Board Game by Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Earth Day Color by Letter

Get your pre-k and kindergarten students excited for Earth Day with these fun, no-prep worksheets where they can practice letter recognition (uppercase and lowercase options), color words and fine motor skills while coloring pictures of our Earth, recycling symbol, trees, flowers and nature!

FREE printable Earth Day themed worksheets for pre-k and kindergarten kids to practice the alphabet and letter recognition while having fun coloring the sheets! Great Earth Day no-prep activity for kids!


These FREE Earth Day Color by Letter sheets are great for kids to color on their own. They will love revealing the mystery pictures.

For preschoolers or children who can't read color words, I recommend that you color the crayons at the top of the page before giving it to the child so that they know which colors to use.

There are 5 pages included in this set, each in uppercase and lowercase versions. Each page contains 4-5 letters.

  • Earth with heart/flowers (letters A,B,C,D,E)
  • Nature scene (letters F,G,H,I,J)
  • Recycling symbol (letters K,L,M,N,O)
  • Hands holding the Earth (P,Q,R,S,T)
  • Earth, Sun and sky scene (U,V,W,X)

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Uppercase Color by Letter
Lowercase Color by Letter

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Easter Egg Board Game for Preschool & Kindergarten

Get your kids excited for Easter with this fun and easy egg-themed printable board game! 

FREE printable board game for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten kids to practice visual discrimination while having fun matching Easter Eggs. Fun and easy Easter game for young kids!


This Easter egg board game is a great way for preschool and kindergarten kids to practice visual discrimination, as well as social skills like taking turns and following directions. 

How to Play:

  • Each player chooses a game piece (small toy, eraser, etc.) and places it on the "Start" circle. 
  • Players take turns rolling the dice.
  • After rolling the dice, players move their game piece to the next closest egg that matches the egg on the dice.
  • The first player who reaches the "End" circle wins!




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