Monday, 2 June 2014

Tracing and Numbers Mini-Pack: Follow the Squiggly Lines

Here's a fun pack designed for exercising fine motor skills and practicing number formation. It will provide an opportunity for you to show your children how to grip the pencil properly too. As they trace the lines, they will be gaining better eye-hand-coordination and control over the pencil.

How each page works: To find which number goes with which object, trace/follow the line connecting the two. Then write that number in the box next to the object.

I've created some fun themes which you can use with various subjects you might be exploring at different times:

  • Hungry Caterpillar*
  • Supercar Race
  • Number-Loving Robots
  • Squirrely Prepares for Winter
*Note this is not Eric Carle's  "Hungry Caterpillar" - he looks different. I have huge respect for Mr. Carle and I don't have permission to re-create his character. However, the fruit and numbers do correspond to what is told in the book, in case you want to use this worksheet as you explore the story with your children.

You can find out more about this pack, see previews and purchase it HERE.

Grouping Worksheets Mini-Pack

Sorting, matching, and classifying are important cognitive skills for children to learn. Many children will naturally start to sort things as they play. For instance, they might only use red building blocks and discard the blue or yellow ones.

I've made a small worksheet pack to help preschoolers make the connection between different objects.
The pack includes:

  • 1 x  What Goes Together?
    This page involves matching the items which are used together or closely associated (pictured above, completed)
  • 2 x Grouping Similar Things
    In these pages, the child crosses out the item in each group that does not belong with the others. For example, in a group of fruit, the hamburger is crossed out.
As adults, these seemingly simple concepts are taken for granted. But this is just the thing to get those little brain cells stimulated and it will be needed to understand more complex concepts as they grow older.

NOTE: The pack comes with DOUBLES of each page- a COLOR version and a black and white line art version. That makes a total of 6 pages.

You can see color previews of each page HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Dinosaur Themed Worksheets Pack

Dinosaurs! I honestly can't say I was a kid who was hugely fascinated by dinosaurs. I was far more interested in My Little Ponies! But from working with children long enough I know that most kids have a crazy interest in them! And why not? There's something mysterious about these huge, fierce, extinct creatures. It sparks the imagination.

This worksheet pack is a little different from the standard packs which I've previously created, and COLOR pages are included! So all up you get 10 pages for the same price as my standard packs.

Great basic exercises are in this pack to get your little one thinking. Counting, writing the letter "D" , shadow matching, and more come in this pack. Plenty of friendly dinos (and a mammoth!) to be colored too.

To find out exactly what's in the pack and to see previews please visit my shop HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your day is as beautiful as mine has been!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Space Themed Worksheets Pack

Twinkle, twinkle, little star...

How fun to learn about the Milky Way! I remember camping when I was a kid and seeing how, when far from the lights of the city, you can see so, so many stars! It really gives you a sense of how small you are.

For a glittery galaxy craft (and heaps more craft ideas) hop over to Enchanted Learning. There's some useful info there too on the solar system that you can refer to when you're teaching.

You will find satellites, planets, rockets and more in this standard packet. See previews of the pages and get yours HERE!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Farm Theme Worksheets Pack

Pull out your straw hat and overalls - we're spending some time down on the farm! A dress-up corner with plush farm animal dolls will be great fun for your kids to pretend they're working on the farm!

I don't even have to tell you there are zillions of great farm crafts to be found on the web. Not to mention a couple of my own go along with the farm topic:

Hen and Chick
Corn on the Cob
Cheeky Owl

Old MacDonald Bingo Set

There are so many great books about the happenings on the farm too. If you don't personally own any, a trip to your library will provide you with a stack, no doubt! I especially love the illustrations in "This Little Chick" by John Lawrence.

Learning about the farm is great for any time of the year. You can purchase your standard worksheets pack HERE. What is a standard worksheet pack? Here's a description. It comes with a BONUS page - match the animal to its shadow!

Old MacDonald Bingo Set


Introducing the first Cat Tenné Designs bingo set! In full color!

Whether you're teaching about the farm, practicing a new language, or just want a little brain exercise for your children, this is a fun way to do it!

Like all my products, it is downloadable and printable. If you're looking for farm-themed resources, check out my worksheet set too!

You can view the details about the bingo set HERE.


Monday, 5 May 2014

Beach Theme Worksheets Pack

I love the beach and I've been fortunate enough to live fairly close to the coast all my life. I never tire of looking at the different types of seaweed and shells washed up on the shores. And tide pools are so fascinating with their mini-water worlds!

Children will love learning about sea life. This standard worksheets pack will go along with your lessons on:
  • sea creatures
  • protecting wild life habitats
  • Earth Day and fighting pollution
  • summer activities
  • sun safety
Shout out to the sea lions at La Jolla Children's Beach in San Diego! They inspired some of the artwork in the pack!

See previews and get your pack HERE.