Showing posts with label Emotions. Show all posts
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Lady Bug board game to practice colours, numbers, first words and letters


Go Home Little Lady Bugs.



The lady bugs need to get back to their family. A beautiful A3 size game board. Use this game board to teach colours, first words, numbers, letters and more. Print this game board in A3 for better game play.  Laminate it so you may write with a white board marker and wipe it off.


This activity includes:
  • A3 Game board
  • Dice
  • Game pieces, colour blocks
  • Directions for playing
Pages: 3
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Go Home Little Lady Bugs - 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.

Cut the dice, lady bug game pieces and the square colours out. Use the game pieces to move across the board. With a white board marker, write the words, letters or numbers into the clouds. The Player rolls the die, and moves forward, which ever cloud the player lands on, and the player must then read what is written. Use the colour squares to learn colours, or use a mix of colours, numbers, words etc.

Rotten Apples - Practice letters, numbers, emotions, first words, vocabulary and basic math




This is a fun activity that will have your pre-schooler begging to play again. This activity can be adapted to play and practice a number of different things: emotions, letters, numbers, first words, sight words, vocabulary, math, comprehension questions, shapes and colours.


This activity includes:
  • 1x Big A3 apple tree mat
  • 22x apples
  • Directions for play
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R

Rotten Apples - 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.

Directions for playing Rotten Apples.
With a white board marker pen, write out your sight words/letters onto the back of the apples.
Place the tree on the floor. Place all the apples on the tree writing side facing down. Give your child a basket/container for collecting their apples. Let your child pick an apple off the tree. If your child can read/say what is written on the apple – the apple goes into their basket. If they cannot read the letter on the apple, the apple goes back on the tree.

If the child picks the rotten apple – the apple with the worm in it, all of their apples must be put back onto the tree. If your child turns over the Go Again apple he/she gets to pick 2 consecutive apples.

Note: After the Worm apple and the Go Again Apple have been picked, take these cards out of the game.

This game can be used to play a number of activities: letters, numbers, emotions, first words, vocabulary, math, comprehension questions. The possibilities are endless.


I would suggest laminating these pages, then cutting them out. You can also print the tree in A4, just scale the picture to size before printing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Island Jumping - Free Printable - A pirate themed, active game to practice the alphabet, words, numbers, colours, emotions and shapes.

An active way to play and learn. A pirate themed game that children will love. Practice the alphabet, numbers, sight words, emotions, colours or shapes.


Island Mat, Pirate boat, Spinner, Gold coins, Tresure chest


This activity includes:
• 1x Pirate Boat “home base” mats
• Island mats
• 1x spinner
• Gold paper coins
• 1x treasure box mat
• Directions for play

Pages: 12
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R, Grade 1

Island Jumping: Practice the alphabet, numbers, sight words, emotions, colours or shapes. Directly download by clicking 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.

What you will need:
  • A good idea is to laminate the sheets after printing so that you may use them over again.
  • Print as many island mats/ coins as you need.
  • You will need a white board marker
  • A brad or paper holder for the spinner
  • Scissors, for cutting out the coins and arrows

How to play.

On the Spinner mat, write with a whiteboard marker pen, the words or letters you will be practicing, you don’t have to use all the spaces, you may also add more lines to the spinner for more words/ letters. Write the same words onto the island mats.
Place the Island mats on the floor in a big circle shape; secure them with prestik so they don’t slip around. Place the Pirate Boats “home Base” mat in the middle of the islands. Place each mat far enough apart so your child will be able to make the jump from island to home base boat.

Your job is to spin the spinner and call out the word/letter that the arrow lands on, you child starts by standing in the home base boat and has to jump to the correct word/letter island.

When you spin again, your child will have to jump back to home base each time to get to the correct word/letter; she/he may not jump from island to island.
Each time your child gets the correct answer, he/she gets a gold coin, which you then place on the treasure box mat. In order for the game play to flow nicely, place the gold coins on the treasure box mat instead of handing the coins to your child to keep.

Tip: You may use this game to practice colours, letters, words, emotions, shapes.

If the white board marker does not come off the mats nicely after play, use rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits to remove the white board marker pen.