Animal Shadow Matching Printable

It has been awhile since we had a preschooler in our midst.  I have managed to save some  material I created in years past, for times when I babysit for friends and family.  Recently, we have added a new member on our homeschooling,  I am caring for a  friend’s child who is preschooler age so he will be using many of the materials we have on hand. I have decided  to begin sharing these preschool printables for those who can benefit from using them.


The cards can be used to help toddler and preschoolers with visual discrimination skills by matching each animal to its shadow.

The animals include an elephant, giraffe, hippo, monkey, tiger and lion. Simply print on card stock or copy paper, cut and laminate, Your toddler or preschooler will enjoy matching each jungle animal to its shadow.

Just CLICK HERE  to download your free copy at my TPT Store Little Sprouts Learning.   I have started out with this store to earn income for our homeschooling.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the free printable.



Weekly Recap: Allergens and Afterthoughts

TAG Small Weekly recapAs we entered our fourth week of homeschooling I was thinking we were really making waves, but then there’s a saying… “Two steps forward, one step back.”  We took a large step back due to illness and allergies.

It is not uncommon for kids to have sick days whether they are educated at home or in a pubic school setting… teachers have sick days too.

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Ten ways to Homeschool during a Life transition

thumbnail-150x-150-detour-postMost of us have been through transitioning our lives from being single to marriage, to becoming parents. It’s an adjustment we take in wholeheartedly because of the people in our lives which we love.

Further down the road as homeschooling parents, we make changes in our lives to educate our children, whether it’s to earn extra income for curriculum, rearrange our schedules to teach lessons or gain patience in dealing with a day that did not go as planned.  What happens when a detour in your life comes up that can affect your homeschooling?

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe

thumbnail-150x150-arts-and-crafts-tagThrough the years, we have dabbled in making homemade play dough or play clay as some call it.   We have tried many recipes and found one several years ago that everyone loved, even my son with sensory issues enjoyed working with this clay recipe. Here’s a no cook recipe we love. .

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Weekly Recap: Clouds and Waves

TAG Small Weekly recap I was reminded this week of the poem “Clouds and Waves” by Rabindranath Tagore who was the the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.  His poem which uses symbolism speaks about a mother and her child in reference to nature versus nurture, it was something I could relate to these past few days with my children and our homeschooling.

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Field Guide Cloud cards (printable)

thumbnail-150x150-printable-tagEach year the boys do a study on clouds. It is a month long study of them as part of our nature studies. In addition each of my children create a cloud journal, observing clouds throughout the seasons.

Sometime back, I thought about a creative way to have on hand an easy portable method of having pictures of the different types of clouds for the kids do have for reference during their observations. What I came up was making our own Field Guide Cloud cards.

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Books on Clouds your Children will Love


When we started using theme units in our homeschooling, it was a fun way of teaching our children on a variety of subjects.  We learned about seasons, weather, holidays,  places and modes of transportation as well as other areas the kids were interested in.

One thing we enjoyed from the very start was learning about science and how things work or how they are created. When we did a unit study on Clouds, we found a number of books the kids enjoyed.

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