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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Free Printables: I Have, Who Has? Shapes Review Cards

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Over the last two weeks, I explained the game “I have, Who has?” for the letters of the alphabet and number review. This game can also be used to review shapes.

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

Example:

  • Player One: “I have heart. Who has star?”
  • Player Two: “I have star. Who has square?”
  • Player Three: “I have square. Who has circle?”

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 heart. Who has star?”
  • Find the next card: “I have star. Who has square?”
  • Find the next card: “I have square. Who has circle?”

Download my I have, Who Has-shapes. Come back next week for Color Review.

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

Free Printables: I Have, Who Has? Letter Review Cards

Letters

“I have, Who has?” is a pretty simple game that is common among early elementary grades. Traditionally, player one would read their first card. The player that has the next letter goes next. Play continues until all cards are called.

Example:

  • Player One: “I have A. Who has M?”
  • Player Two: “I have M. Who has K?”
  • Player Three: “I have K. Who has X?”

This game is great because it can be played with two players or twenty-six players. It is more fun with more players, making it a great game for classrooms.

But, homeschoolers that are playing with just mom may get overwhelmed by holding thirteen cards. So, I play an alternative version with the Champ.

I simply lay twenty-five cards in the floor face side up. I hand him the last card and we read it together. Then he has to find the next letter until all of the cards have been picked up.

Example:

  • Card one reads: “I have A. Who has M?”
  • The Champ finds the “M” card and reads “I have M. Who has K?”
  • The Champ finds the “K” card and reads “I have K. Who has X?”

To make the game a bit more challenging, you can place the cards face down. To get your child’s wiggles out while you play, spread the cards all over the room. They will have to run around to find the next card.

Download my I have, Who Has-Uppercase Letter Review and I have, Who Has-Lowercase Letter Review.

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