Showing posts with label Concentration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Concentration. Show all posts

Friday, November 28, 2014

Addition Word Work - Reading and Math Combined Activity

I love activities that do double the work without your child even knowing it. So how about reading and math at the same time - I know right, that is a mind blower!

This activity is fun and makes your little one concentrate. It uses skills such as sounding the words, addition, brain-strengthening and more.

I put it together the other day to use during the up and coming holidays -for those "I'm Bored" moments. I have made three difficulty levels - Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3.

What you have to do is write each of your spelling words on a sheet of paper. Find each of the letters in the word, add up the numbers and write down the sum for each word.

Example: For the word Bag, you would add: 3+ 1+ 13 , Which would give you the sum of: 17


Addition Word Work - Grade 1




Addition Word Work - Grade 2




Addition Word Work - Grade 3



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Space Adventure Board Game with 100 High frequency words



Space Adventure Board Game for kids



A big activity with 100 High Frequency word cards. High frequency words are words that are used often. These words are also the first to get taught when going into school. Begin early and give your child a head start by getting your child used to the words. By playing fun games like this one, any child will learn quickly. Your child’s future teacher will love you for it. A big A3 Space themed board game with colourful graphics, help the rocket reach planet earth by moving across the planets.



This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Space Adventure board game – Laminate for extra play
  • 1x space die
  • 4x game pieces
  • 100 x High frequency word cards
  • Game instructions
Pages: 15
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Space Adventure - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.


How to Play Space Adventure:


Place the word cards face down on the table in a pile. You may use as many or few as you like. At the start of the game, the first player draws a word card. If read correctly the player can then roll the die and move ahead that many spaces (planets). If the word is said incorrectly, the player must stay in their place. The first one to reach the finish wins. Tip: start off using the same word cards, until your child knows them well, then move on to some more words. Help your child say and pronounce the words properly.

Measuring with Monsters - Non Standard Measuring Skills




Use this measurement center to help your kids practice their non-standard measurement skills using….monsters! The purpose of this activity is two-fold, help your child learn how to measure lengths of objects using non-standard units and teach your child to pick the right tool. Print as many sheets as you need.


This activity includes:
  • 1x sheet of small monsters
  • 1x sheet of medium monsters
  • 1x sheet of large monsters
  • An item sheet
  • Directions for play
Pages: 8
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Measuring with Monsters - Directly download here.





The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.


How to use:

Use the Item sheet as a guide, feel free to think of your own things to measure. Let your kids measure with the monsters then write the answer down, e.g: Pencil = 4 small monsters long. Use the same size monster to measure one item.

Tip: Tell your kids: Use small monsters to measure small things and use big monsters to measure big things. If your child is measuring a large item and they run out of monsters, show your kids how to put one monster from the back in front of the monster in the front, but still keep track of the number of monsters they used.

After your kids have mastered measuring with monsters, teach them how to use their hands to measure things. Then teach them how to use their feet and big steps to measure things.

Learn To Cut and Glue


Top secret gluing and cutting techniques for beginners.  This activity provides a song that teaches young children the right way to use drip glue. It also includes practice sheets for children to actually demonstrate what they have learned from the songs (like what a dab is, what a glob is, and even a frame! They will master them without too much mess and fuss. Also, find out which hand your child prefers to hold and cut with scissors, use the simple cutting board to practice.


This activity includes:
  • 2x practice cutting boards
  • 2x practice gluing boards
Pages: 5
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Learn to Cut and Glue - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Lacing Cards


Lace It.


This activity gets to work on your child’s fine motor skills and concentration. With 14 colourful lacing cards, let your child have fun weaving through the card.


What you will need:
  • A punch – try using the small craft punches that cut out shapes.
  • String/wool

This activity includes:
  • 14x lacing cards
Pages: 7
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Lacing Cards - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Alphabet matching game with Ice cream and Cones


Ice Cream Alphabet Match


Match up the Scoops of Ice cream to the ice cream cones. Help your little one recognize the alphabet with this fun activity. Print the Ice cream and cone mat in A3 for better game play.


This activity includes:
  • A3 Ice Cream and cone mat
  • Corresponding alphabet ice cream scoops
  • Directions for play
Pages: 3
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Alphabet Ice Cream Match - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

This activity improves concentration, fine motor skills, memory skills and recognition of the alphabet.

Place the Ice Cream and Cone Mat onto the table. Place the Ice cream Scoops upside down onto the table. Let your child pick one ice cream scoop and match it to the mat. To make it more interesting you can time your child, say 10 seconds to each scoop. You can also work on a point system, with every correct placement; your child gets one point. If your child places incorrectly, show them where it is, but then place the scoop back in the pile, and let them pick a different one.

The Colourful Caterpillar - A 5 in 1 board game to practice shapes, colours, numbers.



A 5-in-1 activity. With lots of games to play you can practice shapes, colours, numbers, lower case alphabet letters as well as a board game.


This activity includes:
  • 1x A3, Caterpillar Mat
  • 1x set of lowercase alphabet letters
  • 1x set of numbers 1 to 10
  • 1x set of shapes (10 shapes)
  • 1x set of flower circles (1 to 10)
  • 1x die
  • 1x Directions for play
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

The Colourful Caterpillar - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

How to Play with the Colorful Caterpillar.

Place the Caterpillar mat on a table. Don’t forget to give your caterpillar a name. You have a choice between a number of different games:

Using the Shapes.
Use a white board marker to write in the circles of the caterpillar, either draw a shape and let your child match the shape, the word of a shape: e.g.: triangle, or the amount of sides a shape has: for example a square has four sides, so you would write the number four into the circle, your child must then find a shape with four sides.

Using the Numbers.
You can either write the number word out in the circles, your child must then find the correct number, or use the marker and draw dots inside the circle, your child must then count the dots and find the correct number circle.

Using the flowers.
Write the number into the circles, your child must then find the matching circle by counting the flowers.

Using the alphabet.
Choose ten letters of the alphabet; write these in the caterpillar circles. Let your child find the matching alphabet.

Using the Die.
Cut out, fold and glue the die together. With a white board marker write what you will be practising into the circle of the caterpillar, for example, if you would like to practice the uppercase alphabet, you will write 10 letters into the circles. You can use the flower circles as game pieces for the game. Now take turns rolling the die and moving forward, following the die instructions, who ever finishes first is the winner.

Tip: To keep any of these games interesting try using a point system or a timer system. Mix things up by using shapes, numbers and letters. Laminate the mat so you can use it over again. To give the caterpillar mat a good clean, give it a wipe with a tissue and a dab of rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits.

Build A Snowman Board Game - Practice letters, words and numbers





Play a fun and simple snowman board game. At the end of play, see how many snowmen you are able to build. Practice: letters/words/numbers.

This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Game board, laminate for extra play time.
  • 1x Die
  • 4x Snowmen game pieces
  • Set of snowmen cards - Print 3 or more sets to build the snowmen
  • Directions for play
Pages: 4
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Build A Snowman Board Game - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

How to play:
Place the board game on a table. Write with a white board marker the words/numbers/letters that you will be practicing into the snowballs.
Cut out the die and stick together. Cut the snowman game pieces and fold on the solid line, place the game pieces before the start snowball. Cut out the cards and place them face down on the table. Take turns to throw the die and move forward, following the die instructions. You or your child must then read what is written on the snowball, if correct, take a card. Play the game over until all the cards are finished, and see how many snowmen you can build with the cards that you have. Help your child read the words until he or she knows them before using new words.
Tip: use rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits to remove the white board marker if it does not wipe off nicely.

Bingo Cards – Colours and Shapes



BINGO is an all time favourite game to play! Our Bingo games are educational and fun and just the right size for your pre-schooler. With a 4x4 grid and colourful, thematic pictures to reinforce shape and colour recognition.


This activity includes:
  • 2x Bingo Colour Cards
  • 2x Bingo Shape Cards
  • A Calling Card
  • Directions for play
Pages: 4
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R
The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

What you will need:
Markers: Markers are used to cover the called out shape or colour. You may use anything you wish, for example, coins, jelly beans, pebbles, army men.

How to Play:
Cut the Bingo cards on the dotted line. The parent must keep the calling card. Hand out a bingo card to your child. The caller must then call out randomly, your child must then find the correct one and mark it/cover it. To win the game, your child must fill a whole line with markers, once they see a full line they must shout out bingo. It is a lot of fun if the parent plays too. Before you start the game explain what type of line your child must make. The line can be predetermined, horizontal, vertical or diagonal.