Tag Archives: Free Printables

I Miss Writing & A Word Families Free Printable

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I Miss Writing & A Word Families Free Printable

Wow… it’s been a long time since I’ve written.  I do miss it, but we’ve gone through a move, are facing more moves in the near future, had a litter of puppies, and have been teaching a 7 year old, 5 1/2 year old, and a 4 year old to read at the same time!  Isn’t it incredible how different kids are “ready” at different times?  I was intending to teach the two older kids but the little guy just jumped right in and started learning by observation, surprising me one day by sounding out three letter words!  So, I added him to the syllabus!

I did want to hop on and post these printables I created that we have found totally useful and great addition to any reading curriculum.  I currently use Phonics Pathways for teaching reading, but I am known to supplement, go off curriculum and just wing it based on how my kid responds to the “norm”.  This is one of the things I developed to supplement and enrich the program 🙂  I hope you find it useful as well.  Please feel free to download each set & use in your own homeschool or school classroom.

Download 1 – Word Family Pages (Download Here: Word Families Binder Pages)

This set is 71 Pages total and is designed to fit in a binder for use in daily reading drills.  I have my children read as much as they are able … one child does half a full page, the other usually does the whole page.  They are in alphabetical order in the pdf, but I ordered them based on how I thought the child would best learn.  Feel free to order them to your particular style.

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Download 2 – Word Family Highlighting Worksheets

This set is all the word family pages condensed into 67 pages for the whole sheet style, and 34 pages for the half sheet style.  Every once in awhile I will have my kids take a sheet and highlight the word family part of the word.  This helps their brain begin to understand parts of words better the more practice they get.  I like to print it in the half sheet style to save paper.  I have included both styles for you to choose from.

(Download Whole Sheet version here: Word Families Highlighting Worksheets – Whole Page)

(Download Half-Sheet version here: Word Families Highlighting Worksheets – Half Page)

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I hope you enjoy these printables and find them useful in your school 🙂  I also have sight words and word families flash cards if there is interest.  Please comment if you’d like me to throw those up here sooner rather than later 😛

Thanks for stopping by.

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Letter Roads Free Preschool Printable

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Letter roads

I developed these little Letter Roads to help my preschooler with fine motor skills & letter recognition.  She loved following the “roads” to help the characters get to their destinations.  Please feel free to use this free printable, for personal use only, in your homeschool classroom! 🙂

Download Free PDF Printable Here: One Line Letters

Sequencing File Folder Games: Button Sequencing & Number Sequencing

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Number Sequencing File Folder Game – FREE Printable

Object of the game: Place number tiles (use the printable ones or purchase these plastic ones here!) in numerical order on the numbered or blank playing boards.

FREE Printable Here: NumberSequencing :: TheyCallMeGranola :: File Folder Game :: FREE Printable

Button Lacing Sequencing File Folder Game – FREE Printable

Object of the game:  Lace buttons in the order shown on the file folder (purchase buttons & laces here!)… color & shape orders shown.

FREE Printable Here: ButtonSequencing :: TheyCallMeGranola :: File Folder Game :: FREE Printable

I find my plain manila file folders here and the fun colored ones here.

More File Folder Games: Owl Counting, Emotion Matching, Leaf Matching & Rainbow Shades

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Here are some more FREE Printable File Folder Games for Tots & Preschoolers!  Had so much fun making these!  Enjoy! 🙂

Owl Counting is a game that includes 12 Owls with numbers on them.

The Playing Board (inside the folder) has 12 tiles with flowers on them.

The Object is to place the Owls in number sequence on the game board either by counting the flowers on each tile or placing the numbers in order by memory.

Click Here for Free Printable:  OwlCounting.TheyCallMeGranola.FFG

Emotion Matching is a game of facial recognition.

The Playing Pieces are pictures of people making Sad, Happy, or Goofy Faces.

The playing board is divided into those three sections.

The object is to sort the faces onto the correct page.

Make this game even more fun by printing pictures of your own family members to include in the mix!

Click Here for Free Printable: Emotion Matching . FREE Printable . TheyCallMeGranola

Leaf Matching is a “Puzzle Game”.

The pieces are various types of colored leaves.

The game board consists of two pages of grayscale leaves.

The object is to place the colored leaves on the matching grayscale leaf.

Click Here for Free Printable:  Leaf Matching Printable.TheyCallMeGranola.FFG

Rainbow Shades is a color identification & matching game.  You’ll need to gather some supplies of your own for this one or purchase a set of small items like this  or this or go to your local Home Depot, Walmart or other paint supply store & collect free paint chips in the colors represented in the printable.

The game pieces are the paint chips or small colored items.

The playing board is a grid with select colors represented at the top.

The object of the game is to sort the various shades of items into the appropriate color column.

Click Here for Free Printable: Rainbow Shades (Paint Chips) – They Call Me Granola.FFG

I purchase my plain manila file folders here and my fun colored file folders here.

I hope you enjoy these printables.  If you would like me to keep creating these & uploading them to share, please encourage me by letting me know in the comments! 🙂  Thanks for hanging out! 🙂

Again, please respect the “freeness” of these printables by not using them for profit.  Print for personal use only!  Thanks.

File Folder Games for Tots & Preschoolers: Color Matching & Shape Matching

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So, my last post was about my clothesline which makes you feel all warm & sunny… However… A quick glance at the calendar reminds me that winter is fast approaching around here!  Colder days are coming.  Days when the kids won’t be able to comfortably play outside… Days when all the doors & windows will be closed, the heater running.  Days of being cooped up, snowed in, all covered in clothes from your toes to your nose.  Sigh… Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant & nesting comes earlier and earlier with each Nut we add to this bowl of Granola.  But, I’ve started storing up for the long winter months.  Not just food in the freezer… not collecting the seeds my garden’s produced… though I’ve been doing that as well.  What I’m busy with now is building a stash of activities for those little Nuts who will be going mad during the winter if I don’t provide interesting things to do occasionally to get their imaginations working.

I found a whole passel of “File Folder Game” ideas on Pinterest (here’s a link to my File Folder Game Pin Board) … gosh, I could spend a whole day perusing that site!  I came up with A LOT of ideas & printables which I’ll send with my Mr. to his office to print.  But I’ve been making a few of my own as well and it’s totally been fun!  Today I got the kids involved making a Paper Doll one.  It’s my favorite one so far!  I don’t have a printable for you (should I work on that?) because I just cut everything out of scrapbook paper, thanks to a good friend of mine who bequeathed to me her entire scrapbooking collection last year!  If you don’t have paper you can get some construction paper here, or various pretty papers here, here or here!

I also made a color matching one (Free Printable Here : Color Matching.TheyCallMeGranola.FFG)… For extra fun use these fun rocks to match colors or these glass beads which would be fun to use for all sorts of color and counting practice!

And a Shape “Puzzle” one (Free Printable Here : Shape Matching.TheyCallMeGranola.FFG)

They were totally easy & quick to make and my oldest absolutely loves them.  I think in order for Monster (2 1/2 year old boy!) to use these I’ll need to laminate things for him (or cover with packing tape since I don’t have a laminator).

UPDATE: I now own this laminator and can I just say – I LOVE IT!  So easy to use!  it makes stickers too which I could totally become addicted to!

FYI… the printables look a little different as I just made them on the computer.  Same idea though.  Feel free to share freely, but do not use the printables for profit please.  I hope that you can use these to keep your kids occupied this winter.

I purchase my plain manila file folders here and my fun colored file folders here!

Do you have any free File Folder Game Printables you made that you’d be willing to share?

Also, please comment below if you’d like me to work on a Paper Doll Printable.  I’d be happy to do it if there is interest!