printables

  • Christmas coloring pages

    Christmas Coloring Freebie

    I’m working on a little something new, and while that won’t be ready until after the new year, I did want to share a little sample with you! Here’s my latest freebie, just in time for Christmas. Please enjoy these holiday coloring pages, made using my very own clipart. Go download your set here (scroll all of the way down and click on the coloring page image)! If you’re interested in the coordinating clipart please explore my Christmas Bright clipart bundle, and my Peppermint Wonderland clipart bundle.

  • Preschool letter activity

    Easy Alphabet Match Activity

    I posted September’s Month of Preschool pack last week and wanted to share a sample activity with you! This has been one of my favorite easy activities for years because it is so low prep and can be used so many different ways. Print and laminate these and offer a variety of different letter manipulatives that children can match (alphabet pasta, cereal, pretzels, small letter magnets, erasers, or paper cut-outs). Laminated mats can also be written on with dry erase marker, or you can print one for each child that they can write on in pencil or marker. Go download your copy here, and make sure to check out the…

  • Preschool St. Patrick's day

    St. Patrick’s Day Writing Center

    I’m so ready to share my St. Patrick’s Day language materials with you! The focus of this center is storytelling, and the items that I have available for the holiday really support that. So let’s dive in! Leprechaun Dress Up – Who wouldn’t want to be a leprechaun?! Chasing rainbows and searching for gold sounds like an amazing adventure, and children can use these materials to act that out. I’ve got tutus, bow ties, feather boas, fun glasses, and headbands. I’ve also included top hats, blazers and vests, and messenger bags in the past. Shamrock Cupcake Letter Match – These cupcakes are just the cutest, and sometimes that’s all it…

  • christmas favorites

    Christmas Favorites Printable

    I had so much fun sharing my Christmas favorites earlier this week that I made a quick printable so that you can do the same. This would be so fun for a staff bulletin board or party game! You could even send it home with your families to learn a little more about them, or use it with your own family over the holidays. Click on the photo below to download the printable.

  • My Favorite Teaching Quote

    I’ve shared this quote here before, but it’s always worth sharing again! This is my all-time favorite teaching quote because it helps me keep my priorities straight and remember to follow the children’s lead.  I always tell the teacher I work with that you should be able to learn as much from your students as your students learn from you, and this quote is a constant reminder of that! Download a printable version here

  • Autumn activities for preschool

    Autumn is a great season to explore in the classroom because there are so many natural materials the you can bring into your environment.  This also means that it is really important to have other materials in your centers that are related to those natural materials.  Here are some of my favorite autumn centers; Autumn vocabulary cards– These are great for reinforcing the new vocabulary words that students are learning.  This set includes the words acorn, apple, leaf, corn, leaves, pumpkin, tree, orchard, squirrel, and turkey and are wonderful for a writing center. Acorn matching set – This set includes letter matching, number matching, and color matching, making it easy for children…

  • Friday Freebie – Paper Dolls

    Happy Friday! I spent a lot of time in front of the computer this week, so I am looking forward to accomplishing some hands-on projects this weekend! Today’s freebie goes right along with all of the other doll posts that I’ve shared this weekend.  These adorable printable paper dolls are from Royalbaloo.com I know a lot of people who think that preschoolers are quite gentle enough for dolls, but I love to use paper dolls in the classroom. They teach children to treat materials carefully, and they offer far more opportunities to make choices because there are so many different pieces and I could never hope to have that many real…

  • Best Freebie Ever!

    I know I’ve shared this resource on here before, but I found myself using it again today and thought I’d better tell you about it again. So here it is, my all-time favorite resource for preschool printables: Pre-K Packs from Over the Big Moon I discovered Over the Big Moon the first year that I taught preschool and since then I have used every single one of their Pre-K Packs in one way or another.  They are perfect for activity centers, holiday parties, take home activities, and even gifts for preschoolers.  There are 26 different themes, giving you plenty of options, some of the themes are seasonal, some are character…

  • Great autumn activities for centers

    Autumn is a great season to explore in the classroom because there are so many natural materials the you can bring into your environment.  This also means that it is really important to have other materials in your centers that are related to those natural materials.  Here are some of my favorite autumn centers; Autumn vocabulary cards– These are great for reinforcing the new vocabulary words that students are learning.  This set includes the words acorn, apple, leaf, corn, leaves, pumpkin, tree, orchard, squirrel, and turkey and are wonderful for a writing center. Acorn matching set – This set includes letter matching, number matching, and color matching, making it easy for…

  • Discussing Routines with Preschoolers

    Every year my back to school activities include experiences that are designed to help my kiddos get used to our daily routine.  One of the activities that I do with them s to discuss routines, and help them put this idea into perspective by considering the routines that they follow at home. I give them each the opportunity to tell me what they do when they wake up in the morning – the kinds of things they have to do to get ready for school.  This takes some prompting at first, but after they get going they have pretty good memories, and it’s fun to see what their priorities are…