Thursday, May 7, 2020

Free Star Wars Printable Multiplication Posters For Fun Math Practice



I think we all remember learning those dreaded multiplication facts in second and third grade. And while it is a necessary part of math, plain old flashcards and worksheets can get a little bit boring for kids to repeatedly practice with after a while.

So, to make this part of math a little bit more fun for my middle child, I made these Star Wars-themed multiplication fact posters and cards!



They're definitely full of color and characters that all Star Wars fans love, but best of all (for us teachers, anyhow) they're full of multiplication facts.

I have included a few different sizes in this set too, from full-page posters to half-page cards and even small pocket-sized cards. You could print all of them out as a complete set, or just the sizes you need. I also love the smaller sized posters for saving on ink and paper.



You could also use these posters digitally, on an iPad, phone, or computer screen. I love to cast my computer screen onto our TV and practice them like that too - and the kids love that!

We have been using the medium-sized posters as a booklet. I laminated all of the pages and bound them, but you could just print them out and staple them as well. We practiced our multiplication this way today by first saying the times' tables on each page out loud, then covering the answers with a piece of paper for practice.



However you decide to use these free posters, I hope you and your little mathematicians enjoy them. Also that they make math at least a little bit more tolerable!

You can download the free posters directly from Google Drive below - no signups or info required ;) Also be sure to check out my free printable Balloon Multiplication Pack Here



DOWNLOAD THE FREE POSTERS HERE
Directly from Google Drive (just click the download icon in the corner)
Be sure to check out more free multiplication practice below too~







Friday, May 1, 2020

Printable Shapes Pack Teaches All These Shapes!



When it comes to supplementing our curriculum with learning games and activities, I love using Montessoriinspired resources. Beautiful watercolor, nature-inspired resources (like my free Tally Mark sets) look so pretty and I find they really engage my kid's imaginations and creativity.

That's what the inspiration behind making this shape pack was. It's full of bright and colorful resources that will help your child learn a lot of shapes with simple games that won't overwhelm them either.

Take a look...



Included in this pack are 16 different shapes for your child or class to learn. These include:

  • Heart
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Triangle
  • Square
  • Crescent
  • Rhombus
  • Diamond
  • Oval
  • Ellipse
  • Octagon
  • Trapezoid
  • Hexagon
  • Right Triangle
  • Parallelogram
  • Pentagon








Shape Posters
I have included two types of shape posters - one that shows the shape only once, in one position, and another set that shows the shapes with rotations. It's really important that kids recognize shapes even when they're turned around, and it's also a great way to introduce symmetry. You and your children can easily explore which shapes have points of symmetry by looking at all of the different positions in the posters.


Flashcards And Three-Part-Cards
You'll also find a set of flashcards and a set of three-part-cards. Your child can learn to recognize the written names of the shapes by practicing with the flashcards, then matching up the three-part-cards. We actually use three-part-cards in a lot of our homeschooling units. They're fun to do and I've made all of them with nice, colorful borders.

My kids love it when I tape up one part of the cards around the room, and they run around trying to match up the other part with them. You could also use the flashcards as a 'write the room' activity in which you hang them around a room and have your child find them. Then they must either copy the names of the shapes on a paper or say the name out loud, depending on their age and abilities.


Patterning And Memory Cards
No good geometry pack is complete without some fun patterning cards! I've included both simple and more complex pattern cards that your child can complete with 1, 2, 3, or more shape cards. There is also a blank card for you to make up your own patterns together.

You could also print out two sheets of the shape pattern cards and make a memory game!


Tracing Cards


You'll also get two sets of different shape name tracing cards included inside. These are great for practicing handwriting for both big and little kids. The first version has large, traceable words your kids can use markers or pencils to fill in or even just trace the letters with their fingers.

The second version is a great way for kids to practice handwriting on their own or some spelling. Each card has a shape on the side and kids need to write the name of that shape. They could use the tracing cards for reference, or try to sound out the words on their own if they're able. I've also included a blank card just for fun because I thought they were so pretty looking!


Shape Sensory Search
In this activity, which is great for younger kids, kids must match a shape card with a shape in the picture. It's great to keep turning the page with the shapes around and have kids try to find the shapes again and again. It's also a lot of fun to hide the shape cards in a sensory bin of some sort, and then ave kids find them and then do the matching.


You can grab this entire pack for just $3 in my TeachersPayTeachers and Etsy shops!

 

 

 

 


Grab This Pack In My Shops Below. Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Free Printable Multiplication Practice Book



Hello again all! I hope you're all staying healthy and keeping safe. No matter what your current situation, I hope these freebies are helping you just a bit too!

Today I'm sharing a freebie for the older elementary kids, a free printable multiplication book. It has great visuals to help your kids multiply, and has tons and tons of practice too!

I'm pretty sure most of us remember having to memorize multiplication tables in school. I certainly remember standing in front of my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Vamos, while she called each of us up to (quietly) tell her a new times table every week. She would give us a sticker afterward if we improved (even if we struggled) I still remember those darned numbers to this day😂




All that being said, practice is important! It just goes to show how much memorizing things like addition and times tables can help kids later on. Even if it doesn't make perfect (as my very wise third-grade teacher knew!), it certainly can help kids as they move along into older grades. So as my middle daughter is beginning to learn times tables in her own math lessons, I thought this freebie might help some of you as well!



On each page, I've included some 'bits of help' so kids can see visually how to times tables are done. I've included pages for each individual table from 1-12, and also some 'mixed practice' pages for once kids have gotten through studying all the tables.


The mixed review pages include blank spaces for kids to make their own counters.
You could slip it into a page protector or dry erase sheet to make it reusable too! You could also make them into a book or laminate them for extra practice.

If you use them, let me know! I always love to see my resources being used by other families!
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Free Rock Cycle My Pet Rock Journal And Learning Pack!


I'm happy to say that I've got another awesome freebie for you today! This free "My Pet Rock" Journal is a great way to take advantage of the nice Spring weather without having to travel far. Although we're still covered in snow here, I've enjoyed seeing posts everywhere about kids getting out in backyards and still enjoying the fresh air and soaking up some vitamin D.

I am planning to release a few freebies in the coming weeks in hopes that it helps you and your kids beat boredom and learn together. I've already released my Star Wars and Princess Writing Packs, and you can check out my Freebies Page too for more fun! I've got some math games coming up, along with sight words resources and phonics games too that will all be free, so stay tuned!



I made this freebie especially with my niece in mind, who has been collecting a ton of rocks lately, bringing them home and painting them. It's something my youngest daughter also enjoys doing in warmer weather and I'm sure many of your kids do too.

So I figured I'd make it into a fun activity - with a little learning snuck in there too! Science credit, done! Here is everything that comes in the pack:


  • Play Ideas & Links to videos and crafts
  • Different Cover Pages In Black & White And Color
  • Types Of Rocks Poster
  • Rock Cycle Poster
  • Rock Cycle Information Pages
  • My Observations Covers In Black & White And Color
  • Journal Pages For Younger Kids/Beginner Writers
  • Journal Pages For Older Kids/Advanced Writers
  • My Rock Dictionary Pages Including Covers In Black & White And Color

All in all, you get a fun journal for your child to remember their favorite rocks, learn about types of rocks, and the rock cycle. All while making it into a fun nature walk/outdoor activity you can do in your backyard or neighborhood.





There are two types of journal pages, with one for beginner or less 'enthusiastic writers', and one for more advanced writers. Use the pages you think your child would enjoy most - remember, they'll still be learning!

The simpler page includes primary writing lines with only 3 things to write, as well as a bigger space for kids to draw a picture of their rocks or paste a photo. The other page has a few different things to write, including the features of the rock (what makes it a sedimentary/igneous/metamorphic rock) and how they found it.


I made the rock dictionary pages with some vocabulary and writing practice in mind. Whenever your child is reading about rocks, they can either record words they didn't know before or interesting facts they find.


I've also included both color and black and white versions of all the pages, depending on your printing preference! It's also a lot of fun for kids to color in the black and white pages, especially younger children.


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Keep safe, stay inside your bubble, and have fun!











Friday, March 20, 2020

Free Princess Play And Write Printable Set For Learning And Play


Hello everyone!
I'm really hoping you're all doing well and keeping calm during this crazy time ❤
I know for us it's been a bit of a wild ride, but we're getting through it day by day.

I love seeing how many teachers are putting out freebies and home education packs for kids suddenly forced into learning at home. As a homeschool mom of ten years, I know the first few YEARS of homeschooling with planning are tough, so I can't imagine having to be thrust into it so suddenly.



I have been wanting to put out some freebies I've been working on too to try and help out as best as I can, and I hope you enjoy what I have planned. Today, it's a fun writing freebie for any kids who are into princesses.

Don't forget to check out my Star Wars freebie too! Get it Here!


This princess pack has everything you'll need for your little writers in elementary, and is a lot of fun! I've included 3 levels of writing pages, along with some fun color-in story pictures that can be glued onto the writing pages.


But that's not all! I've also included a fun playset to go with the writing pages that can help keep your kiddo busy for a while and inspire play! It can be set up in a folder as I've set it up. Just print it out, laminate it or cover pieces with clear packing tape, and use some velcro dots or tape to hold the pieces in the folder. You could also use a bag or envelope taped inside to hold pieces.



A great way to incorporate this set into your day would be to have a 'fairy tale' day. You could either read princess stories, watch princess movies, or find some fun princess sing-along videos online. 

My six-year-old's finished story. The cool man is the frog 😂

I've also included a whole sheet of play and learning ideas to go along with this pack. It's full of simple ideas you can do at home with little supplies.

I really hope you enjoy this pack as much as we are! Let me know if you love it on social media (see my pages to the side) I'd love to hear about it. You can also send me any suggestions you may have for future freebies!

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Free Star Wars Writing Set For Beginner to Intermediate Writers


My oldest daughter is a huge Star Wars fan. She started getting really into the series just a few months ago when we had a family movie-a-thon before the newest chapter, Rise of Skywalker, came out. We watched all 8 previous movies over the course of a week and then hit the theater the weekend after seeing the new movie. Since then she has been reading and watching every Star Wars book and show she can get her hands on.



Seeing as how this particular kiddo is also a bit of a reluctant writer when it comes to writing in our homeschool, I decided to encourage her creativity a bit by making her this set. I also made it for her younger sister, who, although she's not a huge Star Wars fan, wants to do everything her big sister is doing.




And I've decided to share this set with all of you! Your child can make up their own Star Wars story using the movie characters, settings, and more.

There are a few levels of writing lines in this set, including primary sized lines and smaller lines for older kids. There are also different levels of story elements. The first having simpler story elements to choose from, including a character, setting, and action. This is a great choice for beginning writers who would only want to write one or two sentences (ex: "Luke Skywalker walked around Tatooine. He saw the suns.") Then, there are other elements added on in other pages such as times.




I've included general times of day, as well as some clocks with time to the hour - a great way to practice telling time too!

I've also included an extra writing page for older kids who would like to write more, as well as an illustration page for kids to make their own picture(s) on to include with their story.



There is even a background page if you'd like to go writing-free and just let your kids' creativity fly. You can cut out the characters and glue them onto sticks to make them into little puppets.

I really hope you and your kids enjoy this set!

DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE HERE!

And coming soon...a Frozen writing set for free too!



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