Free Printable: Alphabet Match

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Folding laundry with preschoolers underfoot can be difficult.

So, I typically hand the Champ socks to sort or a busy bag to play with while I fold.

This game is a great busy bag activity while you fold laundry.

Simply cut out the socks and have your child match the upper and lower case letters.

Download my free Alphabet Match Game.

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Free Printable: Number Concept Matching Cards

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Count EVERYTHING! That is one of my favorite pieces of advice to give to moms of young children.

Print these number concept cards on card stock. Cut out each individual square. Then they can be used in multiple ways:

Number Recognition: Have your child identify the numbers 1-20.

Number Counting: Have your child count the number of objects on the card.

Number Concepts: Have your child match the number to the card with the matching number of objects.

Number Order: Have your child arrange the numbers (or objects) in order from 1-20.

Download my Free Number Concept Match cards.

Free Printable: Word Cards

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Clothes pins are a great tool for Preschool and Kindergarten!

This activity works great for developing letter recognition, word recognition, and fine motor skills.

Simply print off these word cards on card stock (you can even print them double sided to save paper). Cut out the cards and laminate. Write letters on clothes pins.

Then have your child match the clothes pins to the letters by pinning them onto the card.

To save on clothes pins, you may only want to have enough for your child to pin on one card at a time. To do this, write out the entire alphabet except Q and U. Duplicate O, G, Y, and L because they appear twice on the same card. This method calls for 28 clothes pins.

If you would like for your child to put clothes pins on every card at the same time, write the following letters: A (10), B (1), C(2), D (1), E (7), F (1), G (5), H (1), I (4) J (1), K (1), L (4), M (1), N (8), O (13), P (2), R (6), S (2), T (6), V (1), W (3), X (1), Y (4), and Z (1). This method calls for 86 clothes pins.

Download my Free Word Card Game!

Free Printable: Number Concept Cards

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Number skills can be learned by children as young as two! Start by teaching the numbers 1-3 and build up to twenty by the time your child completes 4 year old Kindergarten.

Print these number concept cards double sided on card stock. Cut out each individual card. Then they can be used in multiple ways:

Number Recognition: Have your child identify the numbers.

Number Counting: Have your child count the number of objects on the card.

Number Order: Have your child arrange the numbers (or objects) in order.

Download my Free Number Concept Cards.

Free Printable: Number Wheel Game

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This game practices number concepts and number order.

Print the wheel and dice on cardstock and cut out each die and the wheel. Laminate if desired. Glue each die to a clothespin.

Have your child pin the die to the appropriate number on the wheel. To add a bit of a challenge, call out a number and have your child find that die to match.

This game is a great “5 Minute Break” game for when you need to get started on supper or fold a load of laundry!

Download the Free Number Wheel.

Free Printable: Color Wheel

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Kids love to play matching games! One of the Champ’s favorites is his “sun” game. We pin clothes pins around a wheel to make a “sun.”

The first of these matching wheel games we played was color matching.

To make the game: Simply print out the wheel on card stock. Cut out the Wheel and color labels. Glue color labels to eight clothes pins.

To play the game: Have your child match the color word to the color on the wheel.

This is one of my favorite activities to do with the Champ while I am folding laundry. He can sit in the floor and play the game while I call out the colors to him.

Download my FREE Color Wheel Printable!

Free Printable: I Have, Who Has Colors

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One more “I have, Who has?” game! This time, we are reviewing colors.

Traditional Rules: Pass out all of the cards. Player one reads their first card. The player that has the next color goes next. Play continues until all cards are called.

Example:

  • Player One: “I have red. Who has yellow?”
  • Player Two: “I have yellow. Who has blue?”
  • Player Three: “I have blue. Who has green?”

The game can be played with 2-11 children.

Single Player Rules: Lay all but one card on the floor face side up. Read the remaining card out loud. Have your child find the next card and continue until all of the cards have been picked up.

Example:

  • First card reads: “I have red. Who has yellow?”
  • Find the next card: “I have yellow. Who has blue?”
  • Find the next card: “I have blue. Who has green?”

For more practice, have the child find an object in the room that matches their card. For example “I have red, like our couch. Who has yellow?”

Download my Free I have, Who Has-Color Review Cards.

See my past posts for Alphabet, Shape, and Number review.

I recommend printing on cardstock and/or laminating the cards to make them more durable. I use a Scotch Laminator.