Sunday, September 25, 2016

Halloween Lower and Upper Case Matching Cards

I like to come up with hands on activities to practice the alphabet.
Halloween upper and lower case letter cards engage children in a fun and entertaining way.
These Halloween printables are guaranteed  fun and learning in one. The kiddos won't even know that they are doing work and learning.

Halloween Upper and Lower Case letter match

This set of alphabet cards is very low-prep. Just follow the instructions from the picture below.

Halloween Upper and Lower Case letter match

 I created these cards to be used in many different games. The possibilities are endless.

You can use them simply by matching the upper and lower case letter cards, but you can create your own games, too.

 If you have some good ideas, feel free to share them in the comment section.

If you are looking for ideas to practice alphabet recognition, here are the activities I usually play with these cards. You can:

-  sequencing the letters of the alphabet.
- singing the ABC song
- what letter comes next
- what letter comes before
- what letter is missing
- playing a memory game
- playing bingo

Get your Halloween Alphabet Matching Cards and worksheets here.

Halloween Upper and Lower Case letter match

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Halloween Color Clip Cards

Learning about colors is an important part of a child's development. Color clip cards reinforces color recognition  as well as fine motor skills.
Learn more about the importance of Teaching Colors to Children

With these Halloween clip cards, students can practice the colors in an interactive and fun way. You can use these clip cards during your lessons, for fast finishers corner, in literacy centers or put them in your busy bag.

To make the clip cards you simply need to:
- print
- cut around the edge
- laminate, but it can be printed on a photo paper too.

Halloween Color Clip Cards

It is an easy to follow activity. All you need is a few clothespin...

Halloween Color Clip Cards

...and your kiddos are ready to pick the answers.

Halloween Color Clip Cards

I made one set of clip cards, with a picture at the middle. The children have to recognize and choose the word.

Halloween Color Clip Cards

The other set is, where the word is given at the middle of the clip card, and the pupils have to choose the correct picture.
Halloween Color Clip Cards

Get your Halloween color clip cards here.

Halloween Color Clip Cards

Thursday, September 22, 2016

FREE Bottle Cap Alphabet

From the time I was a kid, I am a crafty person. When I am not teaching I love being creative.
I try to make something new, that's useful out of something old and unwanted. And of course, I love being able to repurpose things that would otherwise end up in the trash.

Here is something new I made up the other day.
Bottle Cap Alphabet

I use these bottle cap alphabet tokens for recognizing letters, making words and developing other literacy skills.

Bottle Cap Alphabet

Bottle Cap Alphabet

Since I am always glad to be of service, I am sharing my letter printables with you.

To make bottle cap alphabet you will need:
  • 26 or more bottle caps,
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge (here is a tutorial how to make Mod Podge)
  • paint brush and
  • letter printables - check out my free letter sets below

Alphabet Lower Case Printable Classroom Freebie
Alphabet lower case

Alphabet Upper Case Printable Classroom Freebie
Alphabet upper case

I hope you feel inspired to make some of these bottle cap alphabet tokens.

In case you need a worksheet to help your kiddos mastering vowels and consonants recognition, grab my free Alphabet worksheet.

Classroom Freebie Alphabet Printable Worksheet
Alphabet worksheet

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Free Halloween Coloring Pages

Halloween is right about the corner and I am ready to celebrate with some fun, hands-on and engaging resources.

Today I'm sharing a set of Halloween coloring pages with you.

Get the entire set here.

10+ Free Halloween Coloring Pages

Or get just the pictures you're looking for.

I sincerely hope you and your students find these useful!

Feel free to photocopy as many copies as you need for your classroom. However, this set is for personal and classroom use only, it may not be sold. Feel free to share my freebies, but please credit me and link back to this page when placing my images on your blog or social media. Thank you for your cooperation!

Looking for more freebies check out this page.

Check out all of my Halloween packets below!

Halloween Bat Clip Art
Halloween Bat
Halloween Candy
Frankenstein's Head
Witch Hat
Halloween Pumpkin
Halloween Caldron
Halloween Spider
Halloween Cat

Indefinite Articles a/an

I desperately needed some fun, hands-on and engaging resources to practice indefinite articles with my pupils. I tried to think of printables and hands on activities that I like the most. I wanted to help children to practice the articles in a different and entertaining way.
I think I hit the spot with Indefinite Articles A&An Packet.

Clip cards - 

 Studies show that students learn best when learning is active, when they are engaged in hands-on classroom games and activities, and involved in what they are learning.


The children use a clothespin to pick the picture that begins with a vowel.
Then they flip the card over to see if they have chosen the correct answers. These self correcting
cards are highly engaging and motivating!

To make the cards you simply:
- cut around the edge,
- fold in half
- and glue.
You can laminate them if you like.

Flip books -

Students have lots of fun reading their flip books over and over again.

For this activity all you need to do is to cut out the rectangles. Arrange the pages one on top of the other and staple them to the base. The top rectangle will form the base for the flip book so make sure that it is left intact.

 “I Have Who Has”  game  (my favorite)


This is an easy-to-play game that is a great way to practice essential language concepts with the whole class. As students match up the answers on their cards with questions on other students' cards, they get valuable practice with vocabulary and listening skills.

Cut out the cards. You can laminate them or stick them on colorful cardboard.

Hand out a card to each student. Some students may need to have 2 or more depending upon how many children are in your classroom.
It is important to use all the cards in a set.

Choose a student to go first, and have her read her : “I have __” sentence aloud. This student will then read the question at the bottom of their card – 'Who has ___?' Then the student with the card that answers the question responds. Every card in the set is connected to a card before it and a card after it. To keep the game moving at a quick pace, all students need to pay attention to every question that's asked.

Play continues in this fashion until all of the cards have been played. The game will end with the same student who started.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Free Weekly Planner

Here is something new I created today and I would like to share with you.

I have used different planners for ages, they keep me organized both at school and in my everyday life.
I downloaded really nice planners for free year after year, but this year I decided to create my own weekly planner, mainly for school.
feel free click here to download

 Here it is! What do you think?

If you need a few tips...

I always color code different activities. I have a few favorite colors that I use in my planners.

I use post its to mark important aspects in my planner.

And I use Washy Tape to cover cancelled plans and changes. They are great, because you can write directly on top of them.

And of course, I wrote a color legend not to forget what those colors means.