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.



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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Jesse Bear (weather bear) printable


From the archives from our early years homeschooling…

When we  did Before Five in a Row years ago, we read the book Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom.

I first made our Jesse Bear (Weather Bear) when Turtle (my youngest) was three years old.  I was teaching him about the weather and seasons when I created it.  I would ask my son “What clothing should our weather bear where outside today?”

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