FREE Boom Cards - Storybook Sequencing

Boom cards are a fun and easy way to learn on a digital platform. Kids will love these Storybook-themed sequencing activities featuring their favorite fairy tales and nursery rhymes. 

FREE Boom digital cards for PreK and Kindergarten kids, featuring fairy tales and nursery rhymes. These are sequencing activities that helps with language and speech development as well as comprehension skills. Perfect for distance or remote learning!

Boom cards are perfect for teachers doing distance or remote learning, OR even for parents who enjoy no-prep activities for their kids on a computer, iPad or tablet. The best part is that the cards are self-checking so kids can see if their answers are correct.

These FREE Storybook Sequencing cards feature the following stories & rhymes:
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Jack and Jill
  • Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
  • Hey, Diddle Diddle
The object of the activities is to drag the pictures and put them in the correct sequential order, from 1 to 4. This is great for speech and language development as the child talks about the story, as well as comprehension and critical thinking skills.

After clicking on the link below, you will be prompted to create a free account on the Boom platform. Then you will be able to redeem the game and add it to your library.

Click Here to Download your FREE Storybook Sequencing BOOM CARDS

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FREE Boom Cards - Feed the Shark Shape Matching

Toddlers and preschool kids will LOVE these BOOM Cards to practice shapes! Kids will identify the shape on the shark then drag and drop the matching shape to feed it. This is a digital deck which means it’s self-correcting and able to be done and re-done numerous times!

FREE Boom cards for digital learning with a shark theme. Toddlers and preschoolers will love learning shapes with this drag and drop style game to feed the sharks! Perfect for distance or remote learning!



I LOVE using digital Boom decks, and I know once you try them you will be hooked too! – they are so much fun for kids and best of all, they are quick to setup and play!

Use these cards to help kids learn to identify basic 2D shapes. We know that with learning, repetition and practice is key. These game slides will work perfectly in your math centers or even in your homeschool. These slides are so simple to use, they can even be used with toddlers!

First you may need to download the app ‘Boom Cards’ onto your iPad or tablet, however you can still use it via the browser so don’t worry. After you have setup a free account, you get access to the cards via the link sent in the PDF. It will then live in your library for future access. How cool is that?

With these cards, you can even attempt the activity with your kids then have them do it at another time on their own to test their skills. You can see how they go in real-time.

These slides include drag and drop ‘fish shapes’ for the kids to drag and drop them into the shark’s mouth to identify the shape and match. They will know if they were correct as soon as they click next.

Help toddlers and preschoolers learn their shapes with this super fun digital shark themed shapes deck!


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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 Boom Cards - CVC Rhymes

Kindergarten kids will LOVE these BOOM Cards to prace CVC words and word families! Kids will read the CVC word on the egg then find and tap on the rhyming CVC words on the eggs. This is a digital deck which means it’s self-correcting and able to be done and re-done numerous times!

FREE Boom cards for digital learning, featuring CVC rhymes. Great for preschool and kindergarten kids who are learning about rhyming, CVC words and word families. Perfect for distance or remote learning!

I LOVE using digital Boom decks, and I know once you try them you will be hooked too! – they are so much fun for kids and best of all, they are quick to setup and play!

Use these cards to help kids learn to identify rhyming CVC words and word families. Each slide has 2 matching rhymes and one incorrect rhyme. Kids must tap on the 2 matching rhymes and they will know instantly if their answers are correct. If they are incorrect, they will repeat the slide.

First you may need to download the app ‘Boom Cards’ onto your iPad or tablet, however you can still use it via the browser so don’t worry. After you have setup a free account, you get access to the cards via the link sent in the PDF. It will then live in your library for future access. How cool is that?

Help kindergarten kids learn their CVC rhyming words with this super fun digital egg themed deck! Younger kids or non-readers can also do this activity by looking at the pictures instead of reading the CVC words.


Click Here to Download your FREE CVC Rhymes BOOM Cards!

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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 Google Slides Activities for Distance/Remote Learning

To help our amazing teachers with distance/remote learning lessons, we created some interactive Google Slides activities that you can send right over to your students. Students can work on these activities on their computer or iPad through Google Slides. And they're FREE for all email subscribers!


FREE interactive Google Slides activities perfect for teachers to give to students while doing distance/remote learning. Great for preschool and kindergarten kids to practice numbers, letters, sounds, easy addition and CVC words. Easy click and drag activities for computer or ipad.

What's Included:

  • Counting & Numbers 1-10 (5 slides*)
  • ABC Matching Uppercase/Lowercase (5 slides*)
  • A-Z Letter Sounds (6 slides*)
  • Addition (5 slides*)
  • CVC Words - short vowel word building (10 slides*)


*These are all interactive slides with movable pieces that students click and drag on their computer or iPad*

A few important notes:

  • These are for email subscribers ONLY. Please sign up via email and you will receive a Welcome email with the link to the download page.
  • Make sure to be signed into your Google account before you click the links.
  • Files are in read-only mode, so you must save a new copy of the file for yourself, otherwise the movable pieces will not move. So after you click on a link, go to File --> Make a copy --> Entire presentation
  • To send to students: From your own copy, you must make a copy of each file for each student. If you don't do this, the slides will get overwritten each time a student works on it. After making a copy for each student, then click on share button and make sure to select "anyone with the link can edit". This way each student will have their own file to work on. You can check their progress by opening their file from your account.
  • Students must use Google Slides on their computer or iPad.

These interactive Google Slides Activities are FREE for all Totschooling subscribers!
(If you are already a subscriber, you can find a link at the bottom of your most recent newsletter)

What can I expect as a Subscriber?:
  • 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.
  • You will get access to our collection of Board Book Printable Activities, Community Helper Hats, Nursery Rhymes Sequencing Printables and much more.
  • You will receive 1-2 emails per week with new posts, freebies and sales.
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How do I get my Google Slides Activities after subscribing?:
  • After confirming your email address, you will receive a Welcome Email which provides the link to the download page, as well as the regular subscriber's page where all other freebies can be found.
  • 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 [email protected] and we will be happy to send you the link.


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

Easter Printables for Toddlers!

Get ready for some fun Easter learning for your toddlers! We are re-opening our Toddler Learning Club subscription (for just 1 week) with an amazing BONUS for Easter!

Aside from our usual themes, you'll receive a set of BONUS printables for Easter. These printable activities are designed for toddlers, ages 2 & 3 years old.

These Easter BONUS printables are included with the purchase of ANY subscription to Toddler Learning Club.

But hurry, registration closes next Monday, April 6th, 2020!







Free Easter Printables for Kids

Get ready for Easter with these fun learning activities featuring adorable bunnies and eggs! Here is a collection of all the Free Easter printables and worksheets found on Totschooling, perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten kids. There are currently 22 sets of printables and this list will keep growing as more are added.


FREE Easter printables for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten. Large collection of activities including counting, numbers, alphabet, letter recognition, sight words, playdough mats, q-tip painting, tracing, coloring, matching, sorting, cutting and more, with fun Easter bunny and eggs!

This group of FREE Easter printables include a variety of different activities for ages approximately 2-7 years. These involve fine motor skills, math, literacy, tracing, coloring, playdough mats, games, puzzles and more!

Click on the images or titles below to go to each post:



Learning Pack (Subscriber's Page)

Jelly Bean Pack

Playdough Mats

Ten Frame Counting Cards

Color by Number

Number/Quantity Matching

Color Sorting

Shape Matching

Alphabet Match

Beginning Letter Sounds

ABC Egg Hunt Game

Picture & Word Tracing

Sight Word Matching

Sight Word Find & Color

Number Matching Game

I Spy Game

Q-Tip Painting

Lacing Cards

Number Sense

ABC Find & Dab

Bunny Number Hop Game

Board Game

Unicorn Ten Frame Cards

Ten frames, no not just any ten frames but UNICORN ten frames, are great to use to develop number sense in young kids. It is not just fun to use, but oh so pretty too! Use our FREE unicorn ten frames for fun math learning!

FREE printable unicorn-themed counting cards for preschoolers to learn ten frames. Great for a math center or a busy bag. Perfect learning activity for unicorn lovers!

Number frames like ten frames or twenty frames help children to recognise 5's, 10's or 20's in one look. Number frames makes composition and decomposition of numbers visual, thus easy to grasp. It might even jump start skip counting in 2's and 5's! When using twenty frames, it takes the learning further- making teen numbers and realising 10 +2 makes 12 etc.

Compare numbers too by filling two or more cards and see which cards is most full to visualise more and less concepts.

How to set up the unicorn ten frame activity:


Print and laminate the unicorn printables. Laminate if you wish and cut the cards. Provide mini erasers or any other small counting manipulative such as pompoms, counters, blocks even candy. This also develop fine motor and hand-eye coordination- picking up the tiny items and placing it just right inside the blocks. (Just be mindful of tiny items that might end up in a mouth or nose.)

How to use the printables:


Choose a number card and simply count out that number of erasers placing it in the frame. Go from left to right, filling the top row first and then moving onto the bottom row. Doing it this way teaches combinations of 10 as well. It is easy to see that 7 + 3 will make the frame full and that equals 10.

Although a simple activity, lots of learning takes place at once. Use our free unicorn ten frames in your Maths centre for independent and fun learning or as a quiet activity, even a busy bag activity on-the-go!

Click Here to Download your FREE Unicorn Ten Frame Cards!


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Resources for Home Learning during Coronavirus Outbreak

To all parents who have been affected by school closures all over the world due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we've put together a list of resources to help you transition to home learning. This list includes both Free and Paid resources that are online or can be printed at home.

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List of online and digital resources for parents who have been affected by school closures during the Coronavirus outbreak. Includes both free and paid curriculums, subscriptions and printables!
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FREE Resources for Home and Online Learning



PAID Resources for Home and Online Learning


  • Toddler Learning Club - printable toddler curriculum exclusively designed for 2 & 3 year olds. We will be adding Easter activities soon! Sign up with your email address to get your invitation to join.
  • My Magic Backpack - geography-based printable curriculum for ages 4-6 that also combines math, literacy, science and social studies! Sign up with your email address to get your invitation to join.
  • ABCMouse - Award-winning online curriculum that makes learning extremely fun and effortless. Perfect for kids ages 2-6. Get your first month Free!
  • Adventure Academy - RPG/MMO-style game for ages 8-13. The perfect thing to grab their attention and get them learning science, math, social studies and language arts while "gaming". Get your first month Free!
  • Reading IQ - Access to a digital library of over 7,000 books including brands like Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Curious George, etc. For kids ages 2-12. Get your first month Free!
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Free St. Patrick's Day Printables for Kids

Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with these fun learning activities! Here is a collection of all the Free St. Patrick's Day printables and worksheets found on Totschooling, perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten kids. There are currently 16 sets of printables and this list will keep growing as more are added.


FREE St. Patrick's Day printables for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten kids. Large collection of activities including alphabet, letter tracing, counting, sight words, tracing, coloring, playdough mats,do-a-dots, puzzles, games and more!

This group of FREE St. Patrick's Day printables include a variety of different activities for ages approximately 2-7 years. These involve fine motor skills, math, literacy, do-a-dot, tracing, coloring, playdough mats, games, puzzles and more!

Click on the images or titles below to go to each post:



Learning Pack (Subscriber's Page)

Do-a-Dot Sheets

Playdough Mats

Spin & Color Letters & Sounds

Word & Picture Tracing

Rainbow Alphabet Puzzles

Color by Sight Word

Rhyming Cards

I Spy Game

Color by Number

Roll & Cover Math Game

Rainbow Counting Puzzles

Rainbow Counting Cards

ABC Game

Patterns

Tracing/Pre-Writing

St. Patrick's Day - Patterns

Practice math skills with these St. Patrick's Day themed pattern mats featuring the following patterns: AB and ABB. They will identify the pattern on each row and then cut and paste the image that comes next. These are essential preschool skills. The cards can be cut up in strips and laminated to make simple strips and a booklet or they can be used as worksheets or laminated mats.

FREE printable math activity for preschool and kindergarten kids to practice patterns with a St. Patrick's Day theme.

To prepare:

Print as many pattern mats as you need for the number of groups in your class. If you are using these in a center, it’s a great idea if you have an extra set just in case you want another group to get started on the cards. There are 12 strips in total.  They are also available in black and white.

Making Patterns St. Patrick’s Day Theme


This free pattern activitywill help your kids begin to identify simple patterns. Identifying patterns in preschool is essential for developing important critical thinking skills. These pattern mats include AB, and ABB patterns with familiar St. Patrick’s Day images that kids can identify or even learn through this activity. Demonstrate completing one mat to show the kids what they need to do, then have them try to do it by themselves.

You can definitely differentiate this activity. Each group of kids can work on a mat or you can have all 3 or 4 groups working on one at a time. Want to differentiate the activity to work on one pattern at a time? Cut up the strips and laminate them, hole punch the sides and place them in a ring clip. Have the kids complete the pattern as they look at one pattern strip at a time.

You could also have younger kids working on the AB pattern whereas more advanced learners can do the ABB pattern strips.


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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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Chasing Rainbows - Tracing

Preschool and kindergarten kids will LOVE this set of fun tracing strips. Use a dry erase marker to trace the lines to help the character "catch" a rainbow. Young children need lots and lots of pre-writing practice opportunities to develop proper pencil grip to use in kindergarten and beyond. Help them develop their fine motor skills with this set of fun March themed tracing strips, perfect for Spring or St. Patrick's Day.


FREE printable prewriting activity for preschool, pre-k and kinder kids to practice fine motor skills. Perfect tracing activity for Spring or St. Patrick's Day!

To prepare:

Laminate these mats or cut up into strips, and store them in your fine motor centers for a quick and easy to use activity. Print as many sets as you need for the number of groups in your class. If you are using these in a center, it’s a great idea if you have an extra set just in case you want another group to get started on the activity. There are 10 strips (5 on each mat if using on a mat) in total.  


Preschool Tracing Strips St Patrick’s Day Chasing Rainbows


After you’ve laminated the mats, you can choose to cut each mat into strips or simply use them each as separate mats. I also use a ring binder to place them together, if you’re on the go using these for homeschool, this is a great solution. Hole punch each card (there’s a guide on the far left) and place a ring binder to keep the cards together. 

Have the kids use a dry erase marker to trace each line to help the kid get to the rainbow. The kids should not veer too far away from the line, so just have them repeat the activity at a later stage until they perfect this skill. 


Click Here to Download your FREE Rainbow theme Tracing!

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Yara from Sea of Knowledge
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Pet BINGO

Kids who love animals will enjoy this Free printable Pet themed BINGO game. Great to use in the classroom or at home!

FREE printable BINGO game for preschool kids to have fun while learning about pets. Perfect for a pet theme or Dr. Seuss theme!
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This FREE printable Pets BINGO Game includes 4 full-size boards and a sheet that can be cut up to make calling cards.

If using in a classroom, you can split the students into 4 groups.

This Bingo game is perfect for a pet theme, or to go along with a Dr. Seuss theme for the book What Pet Should I Get?

Materials Needed:
This Pets BINGO game is perfect to play with kids in small groups. A teacher or adult can use the calling sheet to call out and describe each of the pets, or kids can take turns drawing from a pile of calling cards. 

Kids can use Bingo or Dot Markers, or simply cover each space with a counter. Before starting, make sure they cover the free space in the middle. When somebody covers 5 spaces in a row, they call out "BINGO!" Keep playing until all kids get a BINGO.



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Alphabet Worksheets ULTIMATE BUNDLE!

Get your Pre-K and Kindergarten kids to learn their alphabet effortlessly with this Ultimate Bundle of alphabet worksheets, including over 400 pages!
These are hands-on, no-prep worksheets for kids to practice all aspects of ABC learning.


Huge 400+ page bundle of ABC worksheets, perfect for pre-k and kindergarten kids to learn their letter sounds, letter formation and practice tracing and writing each letter.

ONLY $14.99


Skills Practiced:
  • letter recognition
  • letter cases (uppercase/lowercase)
  • beginning letter sounds (ending sound for letter x)
  • short vowel sounds
  • letter formation
  • handwriting practice - tracing and writing (many different versions ranging from large block letters to small dotted letters.)
  • logic/reasoning (what does NOT belong)
  • fine motor/scissor skills (cutting and pasting)
  • visual tracking skills (maze)
  • creativity and fine motor (coloring pages, drawing prompts)

Each letter of the alphabet features the following 16 sheets:
  1. Letter Hunt (easier version)
  2. Letter Hunt (harder version)
  3. Letter Case Sorting
  4. Letter Sounds Hunt
  5. First Letter of Words Tracing
  6. Letter Sounds Cut & Paste
  7. Write & Color Letter Sounds
  8. Large Block Tracing
  9. Medium Block Tracing
  10. Medium Lines Tracing
  11. Picture & Letter Tracing
  12. Small Tracing
  13. Maze
  14. Letter Review
  15. Does Not Belong
  16. Drawing Prompt

Plus these BONUS printables:
  • My ABC Coloring Book - a set of 26 very unique coloring pages that also practices letter sounds.
  • ABC Dot-to-Dot pages with animals and ocean animals. Practice alphabet sequence and fine motor skills.
--->For a free sample set of the worksheets, see the letters A here, and B here.
*This is a digital product. No physical items will be shipped.*

ONLY $14.99


Teen Number Worksheets 11-20

So many of our readers have loved the Number Review Worksheets for numbers 1-10 and asked for more! Due to many requests, we've created a set of worksheets for numbers 11-20. Just like the original set, this one also features number tracing, number words and ten/twenty frames. Great for kindergarten kids!

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FREE printable set of worksheets to review teen numbers up to 20. Great for kindergarten kids who are learning how to write and recognize larger numbers. No-prep worksheets.
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In this set of FREE number review worksheets, kids will trace numbers 11-20, write them, find them among other numbers, and fill in the twenty frames. This set is great if you are doing "number of the week" or learning one number at a time.

Materials Needed:
This is an easy, no-prep set of worksheets. Just print and give your students or children a pencil and crayons. You can also use small objects like mini-erasers for the twenty frames, or simply have the child draw circles inside the boxes.

Related Post: Click here for the FREE set of Number 1-10 Worksheets

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Sports Pre-Writing Strips

Do you have a young child, or teach young students, that need pre-writing practice? Perhaps he or she loves ball sports, or you have a sports unit/theme coming up? Then these ball sports pre-writing strips are perfect!

FREE printable Sports-theme pre-writing practice for preschool and kindergarten kids. Great fine motor activity and vocabulary learning as well!

Pre-writing is the phase that comes before writing, as the name suggests. Before a child can formally write, the child will need all kinds of intervention to prepare for writing letters. One important activity is following lines, from left to right, the direction in which we write. Pre-writing can be enjoyable with fun strips like these ball sports ones.

The ball sports pre-writing strips are quite fun to use during a sports unit. It not only practices pre-writing skills, but also shows which kind of ball fit with specific sport equipment. For instance, the basketball matches the basketball hoop. A child would focus on the matching of pictures and not realize he/she is practicing writing skills.


You can also use the opportunity to teach your students/children about the different kinds of sports, which sporting equipment is needed and compare the sport types. Language and vocabulary develops through using the correct terminology- a baseball bat vs a hockey stick, a cricket ball vs a hockey puck etc.

Pre-writing practice strips like these are perfect to use in a literacy center- simply write and wipe! It can be used over and over again and would keep a good few years. Simply print the free sheets, laminate and cut into strips. Provide a dry-erase pencil and you have an independent activity for your budding writers!

Click Here to Download your FREE Sports Pre-Writing Strips!

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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 another FREE Sports-themed activity, see our Baseball Letter Sounds Game!



Hibernating Bears Counting Activity

Toddlers and preschoolers will love these bear counting mats, perfect for a Winter or hibernation theme! They will identify the numeral shown on each card and then use bear counters to show the number on the bear cave mat demonstrating their counting skills. You can also alternatively use playdough or pom poms with these mats. Number sense should be fun and easy to teach! 

FREE printable counting and colors activity for toddlers and preschool kids to use with rainbow counting bears! This is a great hands-on activity to practice math skills and color recognition. Perfect for a hibernation or Winter theme as well.
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To prepare:

Printer
Paper
Scissors
Laminator
Bear counters
Pom poms or playdough (optional)

Print as many mats and cards as you need for the number of groups in your class – I like to have a set of cards for each group of 4 or 5 kids. This way, they can work on the set comfortably. Print and laminate the cards. Cut and place these at a math center along with bear counters ready for play. 



Counting Bears in Caves Activity Cards


Use these bear counting cards to help kids develop counting and color recognition skills. Show the students the numeral on each ‘card’ along with the bear pictures. Have them count the number of bears then show them how to place bear counters on the bear cave mat. Be sure to place the same colored bears as the ones on the card.

There is plenty of room for differentiation with this activity, so you could definitely use it with toddlers, preschool as well as kindergarten kids. 

If you don’t have bear counters, feel free to use playdough and have the kids rolling bear ‘dough’ onto the bear cave mat. The kids will love working with bear counters though.

Click Here to Download your FREE Hibernating Bears Counting Acitivity!

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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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Putting Spots on Dalmation Dogs

Looking for a fun way to get kids to count and learn their numbers? These fun Dalmatian themed dog ‘dot templates’ are perfect for that! Learners will use stickers (any type, but dot stickers work best), and then cover each dot in the space to make that many dots on their Dalmatian pup.

FREE printable counting and fine motor activity perfect for preschoolers! Put the correct number of spots on the dalmation dogs using stickers or dot markers. Makes a great preschool math center, or a pet theme.
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To prepare:

Paper 
Printer
Laminator (optional)
Dot stickers (small)
Dot markers/Bingo daubers (optional)
Mini erasers or counters (optional)

Counting Spots on Dalmatian Dogs using Dot Stickers

Print one ‘Dalmatian puppy template’ for each student. Provide dot stickers, dot markers, mini erasers, etc. The students will then count the dots in each section on the puppy, and begin to cover the dots. 



You will find that some kids will start to place the stickers randomly on the dots on the dog. That’s ok because this activity also works on their fine motor skills as they pinch to remove the stickers and place them into their correct spots on the puppy.

There is also another version of the dog template with no dots for more advanced kids. 

This task can easily be differentiated with your learners. Have the younger kids work on placing the stickers onto the dots and the more advanced learners working on their counting skills on each section.

Click Here to Download your FREE Dalmation Spots Sticker Activity!

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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.


Secret CVC Words

Kindergarten kids will LOVE this CVC center! They will pretend to be secret spies or detectives to decode the secret words, then find the matching short vowel pictures. These are practically print-and-go activities. 

FREE printable Secret Spy CVC word activity for kindergarten kids to decode words and practice reading. Fun and motivating literacy activity!

To prepare:

Print as many mats and matching picture cards as you need for the number of small groups in your class (colour and blacklines included). Laminate if you wish. You could also print these and have the kids write the letters using dry erase markers on the mats.

Secret CVC Words - Read, Find and Cover


Use these 
learning mats to help kids learn to read and identify CVC words and short vowel words. We know that with learning, repetition and practice is key. Kids will be motivated to find and work out the ‘secret code’ to identify and build their CVC words short vowel sounds.

After you’ve printed and laminated the cards and the mats, place the mats on the table and show the kids what they need to do. They start by using the letter code guide to work out each letter sound, then write each word on the mat. They then choose a short vowel sound picture card and match that to the corresponding word. 

Encourage the kids to pronounce the CVC words as they build them. An added activity to this would be to have the kids actually writing down the words that they built in their books. This is a great way to practice building short CVC sounds. You could also create a group competition doing this!

CVC words can be difficult for kindergarten kids. Encourage them to work on their reading and beginning sound skills with this set of CVC secret word mats.

Click Here to Download your FREE Secret CVC Word 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.




For another fun hands-on CVC activity, see our CVC Word Puzzles!


Free Valentine's Day Printables for Kids

Get into the spirit of Valentine's Day with these fun learning activities! Here is a collection of all the Free Valentine's Day printables and worksheets found on Totschooling, perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten kids. There are currently 16 sets of printables and this list will keep growing as more are added.


FREE Valentine's Day printables for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten kids. Large collection of activities including alphabet, letter tracing, counting, addition, sight words, puzzles, q-tip painting, tracing, matching, conversation candy hearts activities and more!

This group of FREE Valentine's Day printables include a variety of different activities for ages approximately 2-7 years. These involve fine motor skills, math, literacy, matching, tracing, painting, fun games and more!

Click on the images or titles below to go to each post:



Learning Pack (Subscriber's Page)

Letter Sounds Puzzles & more

Candy Conversation Hearts Pack

Counting Clip Cards

Q-Tip Painting

Alphabet & Shape Match

Sight Word Matching Cards

Letter Tracing Game

Addition Clip Cards

Picture & Word Tracing

Number Sense Games

Skip Counting Puzzles

I Spy Game

ABC Matching

Hearts Matching

Pre-writing Strips

Valentine's Day Pre-writing Strips

Do you have a toddler or young child that shows interest in writing? Practice pre-writing skills with these pretty Valentine's Day themed pre-writing cards and develop those skills in a way your young learner will LOVE!

FREE prewriting practice cards for toddlers and preschoolers to develop fine motor skills and writing readiness. Features a lovely Valentine's Day theme.

Valentine's Day is upon us and it is a great time to learn new skills and develop important skills with the LOVE theme! It is just too pretty- all the pinks, reds and purples, hearts and flowers! Puts you right in the mood for learning!

Pre-writing skills are those skills young children need to develop before formal writing starts. It is the strokes, writing direction, pencil control etc. they have to master to to be successful writers one day. Use these Valentine's Day pre-writing strips for this!



How to prepare the pre-writing strips:

Simply print the free printable pages. Laminate and then cut the strips. You can skip the laminating part and use a dry-erase pocket instead. Provide a dry-erase marker and the activity is ready to be enjoyed.

How to use the pre-writing strips:

These pre-writing strips are great for independent and individual use. Making it a good activity for a literacy center, busy bag activity or simply a quiet activity to do at home. The pictures on the strips are two items that "fit" together, like a pair. Ask the child to connect the pairs by drawing the line from left to right (writing direction practice). Ask them to try and not lift the marker to develop pencil control.

A LOVEly Valentine's Day pre-writing activity for your young learners to hone their skills and get them ready for writing like big kids!

Click Here to Download your FREE Valentine's Day Prewriting Strips!

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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 FREE Valentine's Day printables, see our collection here:



Snowman CVC Rhymes Match-up

Kindergarten kids will LOVE this Winter CVC center! Kids will read the rhymes on the snowman heads and find a matching CVC word to build the snowman. They will then write their match-ups onto the recording sheet provided. 

Build a snowman with this FREE printable CVC rhyming activity, perfect for kindergarten kids this Winter. They will love to place the snowman heads on the right snowman by matching rhyming CVC words. What a great Winter literacy activity for kindergarten!


To prepare:

  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Laminator
  • Sensory tub (snow ice) optional
Print as many sets of CVC cards and recording sheets as you need for the number of small groups in your class (color and blacklines included).

Rhyme Match CVC – Build a Snowman

After you’ve printed and laminated the cards and cut them apart, place them into sensory bins and show the kids what they need to do. They choose a ‘snowman head’ card and read the CVC word then place that on the mat, then read and find a matching ‘snowball’ to give the snowman his body.

You can get the learners to write their matching CVC words into the recording sheet. This is a great way to practice building short CVC sounds. You could also create a group competition doing this!

CVC words can be difficult for kindergarten kids. Encourage them to work on their reading and rhyming skills with this set of fun snowman cards!


From our contributor: Check out these preschool learning mats from Sea of Knowledge!

Click Here to Download your FREE Snowman CVC Rhymes 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.



For more FREE Winter printables, check out our entire collection here:




Penguin Alphabet Clip Cards

Winter is almost here! It's time to start planning your winter preschool lessons. If your preschoolers are working on the alphabet, these penguin clip cards are just what you need! 

These free preschool printables are perfect for busy moms and teachers, and the fun penguin theme makes them perfect for your literacy centers throughout winter.

FREE printable Penguin themed clip cards for preschoolers to practice letter recognition, uppercase and lowercase letters. Fun Winter alphabet activity for your literacy center.

Penguin Alphabet Clip Cards

If you're looking for an engaging literacy activity to present to your preschoolers this winter, look no further! They're going to love this penguin-themed activity

These activities will reinforce letter recognition and matching uppercase and lowercase letters. Your kids will work on letter skills and fine motor skills at the same time! This activity takes very little time to prepare making it perfect for busy moms and teachers like you! These cards can be used over and over again all season long.




To get started, all you've got to do is print out the clip cards (at the bottom of this post). I suggest printing them on cardstock and laminating them for durability. Then, cut them apart so that you have 26 cards in all. I like to use a paper cutter to cut my cards apart. It’s so much faster than scissors.

Once your cards are prepped, grab some clothespins or paper clips, and you’re all set.

Have your preschoolers choose a card and identify the letter on each penguin's belly. Then, have your preschooler use a clothespin or paper clip to identify the matching lowercase letter. Kids will continue in this manner until they’ve clipped all of the cards.

VARIATIONS:

To make these free printable penguin alphabet clip cards self-checking, you can put a small sticker on the back of the correct answer. Then, kids can turn the cards over to check their work. If their paper clip or clothespin is on the sticker, they’ve identified the correct answer!


Click Here to Download your FREE Penguin Alphabet Clip Cards!

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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.


For more FREE Winter printables, check out our entire collection here:



Snowflake Lacing Plates


Snow, snowmen, snowballs and snowflakes! Winter time is here! Develop those fine motor skills and early sewing skills using these snowflake lacing plates you can easily make yourselves!


Make your own Snowflake Lacing plates using our FREE printable templates. This is the perfect Winter activity for preschool kids to practice fine motor skills.


What you need:

  • FREE printable snowflake pictures
  • Paper plates
  • String
  • Glue
  • Sharp object
  • Sticky tape

How to make snowflake lacing plates:

1. Print one of the snowflake pictures (there are 4 different ones), then cut it out. Glue onto the paper plates making sure that it is flat all around the plate.



2. Use your sharp object (I used a bamboo skewer stick, but if you have a long-reach punch, it will be easier) to make the holes. You can make as many or as few holes you want. It is recommended that the younger the child is (the child that will do the lacing), the fewer- and bigger- holes the plates must have.


TIP: use a piece of polystyrene under the paper plate when making the holes so that the holes goes through easily without damaging the surface you are working on.



3. Either use a large plastic needle, or, use sticky tape to make the end of the string stiffer for easier use. You can also dip the end into paint and let it dry so that it gets a hard, like a shoelace. Use a piece of sticky tape to secure the other end to the plate so that it does not slip through.



4. Ready to lace? Younger children will lace all over the plate- which is ok, since neatness is not the objective. Older children can be taught to lace following a pattern. But even then, the objective is to develop fine motor and sewing skills. Keep that in mind ;)



Reuse the lacing plates or keep as decorations! Such a fun way to practice fine motor skills this Winter with snowflake lacing plates!


Click Here to Download your FREE Snowflake Lacing Templates!

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 FREE Winter themed printables, check out our entire collection here:



Free Winter Printables for Kids

Get into the Winter spirit with these fun learning activities! Here is a collection of all the Free Winter printables and worksheets found on Totschooling, perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten kids. There are currently 21 sets of printables and this list will keep growing as more are added.


FREE Winter printables for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten. Large collection of activities featuring math, literacy, playdough mats, tracing, packs, matching, puzzles and more!

This group of FREE Winter printables include a variety of different activities for ages approximately 2-7 years. These involve fine motor skills, math, literacy, matching, tracing, coloring, cutting & pasting, playdough and more!

Click on the images or titles below to go to each post:



Learning Pack (Subscriber's Page)

Counting Cards

Shape Matching

Color Matching

Ten Frame Counting Cards

Teen Numbers

Alphabet Matching

Letter Sounds Puzzles

Letter Tracing Cards

Rhyming Puzzles

Hibernate vs. Migrate Worksheet

Sight Words

Playdough Mats

Counting & Number Match

Sight Word Puzzle Mats

Sight Word Find, Trace, Color

Pre-K Mini Pack

Pattern Strips

Snowflake Lacing Plates

Penguin ABC Clip Cards

Snowman CVC Rhymes