Free Goldfish Pattern Printable
This is the ultimate hands-on learning pack! I know my kiddos are a zillion times more engaged when they actually get to EAT their math lesson. Patterns are something that you’ll want to cover as part of your preschool math program. And, with these cute little fish crackers, your kids can have fun creating patterns and then eat the fish afterward! This free pattern pack includes 20 different pattern strips, making them a simple activity for at home or in the classroom. This is a great activity for when you need to keep your little children busy learning.
Interactive Pattern Sheet
This pack includes 4 sheets of 5 pattern strips. Each one of the 20 pattern strips has a unique pattern with different colors. Patterns follow the AB, ABB, AAB, and ABC patterns. You might find that your kiddos will end up creating their own patterns!
Pattern Game Assembly
All that is needed for the assembly part of this pattern game is to print the pages! Actually, if you want this set to last, say for your next kiddo, you might want to laminate the pattern cards for durability. That way, little cracker crumbs and sticky finger marks can easily be wiped off. After laminating, cut apart each strip and then get yourself some of the rainbow colored goldfish crackers.
Goldfish Cracker Pattern Game:
Once you have everything set up, have your preschooler pick out a pattern to replicate. After he/she is done, continue picking out different patterns until your child has completed them all. As your child masters the patterns, point out the name of the pattern and see if they can point and say which letter each fish represents as you go across the pattern. This might be too difficult at the start but work your way up to help your child reach this level of understanding patterns.
These Fish Cracker Patterns are perfect for a Busy Bag. Because there are not very many pieces to this printable you can just put the pattern strips into a sandwich bag and pull them out when your preschooler needs something to do.
Learn Your Colors Game For Kids
Understanding how to easily spell and identify each color with its correct name is an important skill for preschoolers. These free Monster Color Mats have been created to help preschool children learn the names of 10 different colors. Additionally, students will learn how to spell color words. These printables can be used in a classroom or in your home preschool.
Play Dough Word Mats
This Free Pack of Play Dough Worksheets includes 10 different mats. Each page includes two different color monsters with the color word next to them. Here is a list of the following colors so you can be sure you have these play dough colors available at home.
These printable Monster Color Mats don’t only have to be used with play dough. There are multiple ways to use these cute and colorful worksheets. Preschoolers can trace the letters with colored popsicle sticks, colored pencils, markers or crayons. You can laminate them for reuse.
Print a set of monster mats for your little monster! Use cardstock or laminate for durability and reuse. Provide students with all different colors of playdough to complete.
Color Learning Games for Kids
Color matching is an important skill to learn during the preschool year. Students learn visual discrimination skills while sorting these colorful pictures. Each colors bingo mat includes 6 different cute and colorful pictures for children to sort. These games would be great for home preschool or as a learning center in your preschool classroom.
Learn Your Colors Game
This free color learning game includes 8 different color sorting mats:
- Red Sorting Mat
- Orange Sorting Mat
- Yellow Sorting Mat
- Green Sorting Mat
- Blue Sorting Mat
- Purple Sorting Mat
- Pink Sorting Mat
- Brown Sorting Mat
Printable Bingo Game Assembly:
Print the boards and picture tiles on cardstock. If desired, laminate for durability. Cut out each game board as ONE PIECE. Cut apart each picture tile. You should have eight game boards and 48 picture tiles when you finish.
How to Play Color Bingo Game:
This game can be played with 2-8 players. Each player should choose a board and find the tiles that match his or her board. Turn those tiles over and mix them up. The first player should draw a picture tile from the pile. If the picture matches the player’s board, the player keeps the tile and puts it on his board. If it does not match, the player puts it back into the pile. The next player gets a turn. The game is continued in this way until one player has found all six of his or her tiles and wins the game.
Preschool Busy Bags
Here’s a quick storage tip that will make things super simple for you: Store the entire game in a large plastic bag. Then when you are needing something to keep your preschooler busy you’ll have a quick educational game you can pull out. This color sorting busy bag can be used as a single player game by having your child spread out the boards then draw a card one at a time to match.
Print this free Color match sorting game! Remember to print on cardstock or laminate for durability:
Shape-of-the-Week is a no-prep, print-&-go curriculum that covers 10 exciting shapes! With daily hands-on activities, students learn about circles, triangles, squares and more. Scheduled over a 4-day week, this set coordinates perfectly with our Letter of the Weekand our Learn to Read Curriculum.
The amazing butterfly is a wonderful teaching tool to use for a thematic approach during any season. There are so many great butterfly activities for the preschool age online. However, I’m going to share with the best FREE butterfly worksheets for preschoolers!
Kids love butterflies — their movements and beauty can keep them entertained and laughing for hours! That’s why these butterfly worksheets are the perfect fit for young children. They can learn much about their shape and parts alone with these valuable butterfly resources.
You’ll find a ton of free educational resources below including symmetrical butterfly worksheets, butterfly math worksheets, butterfly tracing worksheets, and even a butterfly matching game! All of these printables are easy to obtain with a click of a button. So, what are you waiting for? Find the best butterfly materials for you and your preschooler!
Symmetrical Butterfly Worksheets
During the preschool age, kids are ready to understand symmetry. It not only builds their learning skills, it also helps children develop the ability to observe and identify patterns. Three important subjects use symmetrical recognition: math, reading, and art.
These free butterfly worksheets below allow your student or child to develop these essential skills easily! Not only will your child enjoy seeing these eye opening patterns, they’ll also love their own creation.
Butterfly Math Worksheets
Young children have a natural sense of organizing and sorting through play. Yet, it’s also a huge benefit to be intentional about their math skills. Take advantage of these free butterfly math worksheets for developing counting and number readiness.
With these free math butterfly worksheets linked below, your student will gain confidence in learning how to count, subtract, and even sort using these incredibly easy printables!
For an extra treat, try using your own manipulatives like erasers, coins, or M & M’s. You’ll be amazed how fast they can get their butterfly math worksheets done when M & M’s are involved!
Butterfly Tracing Worksheets
Giving your student opportunities to trace has so many benefits. It teaches them how to draw, independence, and understand the concept of drawing. Tracing also bridges the gap between a simple straight or round line to curves, bends, and zig zag patterns.
That’s why these Butterfly Dot to Dot Worksheets are so important to use in educating your preschooler! They make connections, build their writing skills, and gain creativity with these wonderful math tools!
These worksheets will also give your child practice with fine motor skills using the alphabet and tracing lines. These writing worksheets will give your child more practice with their upper case and lower case alphabet tracing!
Butterfly Matching Game
Need some help teaching your preschoolers on how to identify colors? This easy and less mess butterfly matching activity allows your child to learn their colors with just a few steps.
Simply print out the FREE Butterfly Matching Game printable. Then, paste the butterfly worksheet on a file folder. You’ll need to grab some scissors, cut, and that’s it! Your child is now ready to match the butterfly to the correct flower — easy peasy!
With all of these free and valuable butterfly activities for preschoolers, you’ll keep your child or classroom busy and engaged. At this young age, it’s all about learning and having fun at the same time!
Butterfly Math Worksheets: Addition
This fun and free butterfly preschool printable will teach your child addition math facts.
Butterfly Math Worksheet: Count and Write
This free butterfly math sheet will teach your preschool child counting and numbers in just a few minutes!
Butterfly Math Worksheet: Addition Facts using Dots
Download this free butterfly math printable for preschoolers learning their addition math facts!
Butterfly Math Worksheet: Subtraction Mat
Teach your preschooler subtraction math the easy way using the beautiful butterfly shape!
Butterfly Tracing Worksheet: Lower Case
This preschool butterfly printable is perfect for tracing lower case alphabet letters and practice tracing lines.
Butterfly Tracing Worksheet: Upper Case
Your preschool student will love this free and fun butterfly alphabet printable for help tracing alphabet letters in uppercase and tracing lines.
Symmetrical Butterfly Worksheet
This free butterfly printable teaches preschool students how to identify symmetry patterns.
Butterfly Worksheet: Symmetrical Patterns
Teach your child all about a butterfly's symmetric patterns using this free butterfly preschool printable.
Butterflies Worksheet: More Symmetry Patterns
Download this free preschool butterfly activity for teaching young ones all about symmetry patterns.
This is a butterfly printable your preschool is going to love! Best of all, we’ve designed a handful of fun, enriching, and educational activities you can use alongside them in your preschool homeschool. Before you get started, you might want to add this handy resource to your classroom.
Homeschool Teaching Supplies
This EK Circle Punch is one of my favorite teaching supplies because it takes my prep work time down to a few minutes instead of an hour or two.
I flip mine upside down to punch because it has a window view to see what I’m doing. It’s no fun to blindly punch circles when you are trying to be accurate. This punch is 1.5″ and it is the same size I use for all of the Free Circle Punch Games on File Folder Fun.
Maybe it’s just me, but I loathe all of the cutting and prep-work involved with teaching preschool. I love all the hands-on games and activities, but the cutting…..I can’t spend another minute cutting anything. That is why I also love my Guillotine Paper Trimmer, it literally cuts straight lines through stacks of pages and my prep is done in no-time.
Using the circle punch makes quick work of all these adorable butterfly counters. PRO TIP: Printing on cardstock helps with durability. I usually stack my pages, punch a row, then cut off the excess. This will get it out of your way so that you can continue to punch the next row. I work from top to bottom so that if my stack of pages gets out of order, I can easily line them on my straight edge at the base. That may seem a bit neurotic, but this method has saved me the hassle of misaligned pages, improper punching and the dreaded walk of shame back to the computer to print another sheet. Who has time for all that?
Butterfly Games & Activities
Once you have all your butterflies punched out it’s time for the fun to begin!
Obviously, it’s fun in itself just having a huge pile of colorful butterflies to play and explore with. You can use this set like you would any set of counters, here are some ideas to get you started:
Make Picture Shapes:
First, encourage your student to experience these counters with some gently lead free play. Students might realize they can sort the colors or even make pictures with the butterflies. You might sugget making an actual rainbow, or even a rainbow-butterfly-butterfly, because that is just the coolest thing ever:
Patterns & Sequencing:
Because you have a variety of colors in this set, you can easily use them to teach your preschool students about patterns and sequencing. Start with ABAB patterns (red, blue, red, blue) and work your way through ABCABC patterns (purple, orange, green, purple, orange, green). You might even try starting a pattern and asking your student to complete the pattern.
Printable Butterfly Games:
One of the very first games children can learn to play is called “SLAP!” This is a fun 2-player game in which both players take reveal their next card at the same time. If the cards are the same then the first one to SLAP the pile wins all the cards in the pile. If the cards are not the same, both players continue to reveal one card at a time until there is a match. You can adapt this as a 1-player game by revealing all the cards in a row and slapping when there are two in a row the same.
Butterfly Color Sorting Mat:
As part of this set we’re including a free pritnable butterful color sorting mat. Students sort the butterflies into rows that match the flowers below. You can expand this activity by only providing students with a portion of the counters so their results will be different each time. Have them count up their results and report the color with the most or the fewest butterflies. Students who are learning to add can be asked questions like, “How many red and blue butterflies are there?”
Roll & Grab Game: Assign a color to a number on the dice then roll and collect. First one to make a rainbow wins!
Butterfly printables like these are very versatile and they don’t take up much room. I keep mine in a small plastic bag near our homeschool table.
If you are looking for more hands-on butterfly fun, be sure to check out our monthly Fine Motor packs. They are filled with hands-on activities,
Preschool should be about learning in a fun way. That’s why you should use hands-on activities whenever possible when teaching math! Not only is preschool math without a workbook more fun, but hands-on learning is a great way to help your preschooler remember important skills. This post describes just 5 simple activities you can try! Use them, and then see what other ideas you can come up with to replace worksheets whenever possible.…
How to Play:
These full color charts work great for classroom decorations or with student notebooking pages. You can turn these into a simple matching game by laminating them and using as sorting mats.
How to Play:
These full color charts work great for classroom decorations or with student notebooking pages. You can turn these into a simple matching game by laminating them and using as sorting mats.
This page is filled with resources to help you teach your children about colors. You’ll find printable charts, games, minibooks, activities, crafts and more. Learning about colors is a great way to start off the year as most children have a solid understanding of different colors and color names. Build upon this basic foundation by introducing children to the Color Wheel, the Warm, Cool and Neutral colors and provide ample Color Mixing Activities. This is a great time to plan some simple Preschool Art Projects
- Color Wheel Paint Card
- Simple Experiment Coloring Page
- Warm & Cool Colors Art Page
- Exploring Color Blends Art Sheets (x8)
- Color Splat Bookmarks
- Color Award Chart
- Rainbow Spinner Wheel Template
- and more…. Click Here for Samples
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Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue,
Purple, Pink White. This is a set of printable wordwall
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pages. Mount to the corresponding color of construction paper and hang in the classroom This is a set of
coloring pages for
identification. Each page features different items for children to color and would be great for those working on different hues. Color matching games are simple ways for your preschooler to build important skills. Color is one of the first differences children can easily recognize and sort and these games are designed to build on visual discrimination skills. This is available in color and
black and white. Laminate the
chart and hang in the classroom
or place in student notebooks.
Use the black and white version
for art exploration. These dinosaur printables are
perfect for little ones learning colors
and counting. They coordinate with
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take home resources for your
children. Print on cardstock and
laminate for best results. This is also a great resource to add to a mini office for reference. This is a set of printable BINGO
cards featuring the different
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work out a little bit of strategy as
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worksheet you can use with your
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children with ABAB and move to
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children to learn their colors. The
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Printable Colors Chart
Color Words Wordwall
Color Match Sorting Game
Color Science for Kids $
Color Classroom Charts
Color Words Coloring Pages
Catch a Rainbow Game
Color Wheel Chart
Dinosaur Color Game Printables
Printable Colors Bingo
Color Mixing Worksheet
Color Sequencing Pattern Cards
Color Words Minibook
This is a printable color chart featuring the color word written across each colored circle. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink White.
This is a set of printable wordwall cards featuring color words and different colored circles. Use worrdwall cards in the classroom or cut apart for a simple matching game.
Students sort colored pictures onto 8 different color sorting mats. Great for a color sorting busy bag game.
Check out our premium pack of color science printables and activities for kids.
These full color charts work great for classroom use or with student notebooking pages. Mount to the corresponding color of construction paper and hang in the classroom
This is a set of coloring pages for children working on color identification. Each page features different items for children to color and would be great for those working on different hues.
Color matching games are simple ways for your preschooler to build important skills. Color is one of the first differences children can easily recognize and sort and these games are designed to build on visual discrimination skills.
This is available in color and black and white. Laminate the chart and hang in the classroom or place in student notebooks. Use the black and white version for art exploration.
These dinosaur printables are perfect for little ones learning colors and counting. They coordinate with dinosaur counters and include games and worksheets for creating a thematic unit.
Our Color bookmarks make great take home resources for your children. Print on cardstock and laminate for best results. This is also a great resource to add to a mini office for reference.
This is a set of printable BINGO cards featuring the different colors. Some colors are featured multiple times so children can work out a little bit of strategy as well.
This is a simple color mixing worksheet you can use with your favorite medium. There is plenty of space for children to blend and mix the colors together to get the desired result.
These sequencing strips start children with ABAB and move to ABCABC. Blank versions are available for children to make their own. Use with Bingo Chips.
This is a printable minibook for children to learn their colors. The full color version is great to read with children, and the black and white version makes a great coloring activity.
Pantone Colors This artful first colors book introduces children to 9 basic colors and 20 shades of each. Readers will immerse themselves in the concept that one color name actually refers to a variety of dark, light, and in-between tones. Young children will begin by simply naming the colors of the monochromatic images and will soon grow to select their favorite and least-favorite shades. Pantone: Colors is a visually pleasing way to expand the colors conversation and develop a child’s sense of visual discrimination.