Fall Leaf Colors Q-Tip Painting Printables

Fall Leaf Colors Qtip Painting Free Printables

Fall is right around the corner for those of us on my side of the world! I am always trying to think of new ideas for timeless themes, especially those centered around seasons and holidays.  Recently I created a new Fall Leaf Color Q-Tip Painting printable pack for you!

This set features many different options, in both black & white and color.

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Download your free Fall Leaf Colors Q-tip Painting Printables here!

Fall Leaf Q Tip Painting

Fabulous Fall Books for Kids

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WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

See ideas for using these here!


Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

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Thanksgiving Q-tip Printables Slide4 Jack and the Beanstalk Q-tip Printables

Despicable Me Q-tip Printables Lalaloopsy Q-tip Printables Tinkerbell Q-tip Printables

Sofia Q-tip Printables Noah's Ark Q-tip Printables Mouse Paint Q-tip Printables

Christmas Fun Q-tip Printables Nativity Q-tip Printables Slide24

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Bible Verse Printables Letter U

Raising Lil Rock Stars Letter U Printables

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter U are available to download for free! U is for UP! This set is based on Matthew 17:8, “When they looked up they saw no one but Jesus.

Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

Coloring ~  I love coloring time because it gives such a great opportunity for discussion. 

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying words and sounds she knows, as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

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NOTE ~ there was a typo in my original file and I missed it prior to teaching this to her {it has been updated and fixed in all bundle files and free files now}!  A kind reader found it and shared, but she had already sung the tune with the mistake!  So, ignore when she says “Matthew 17:18” it’s supposed to be verse 8. Winking smile

The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear her singing along in the video. The tune is “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”

The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter U printables here!

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter U and click on it to download the PDF file.

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!



See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

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S-is-for-Servant-Printables32  Proverbs 3 verse 5 T is for Trust Free Printables

A Simple World Geography Plan ~ with Notebooking and Map Printables

World Geography Printables Country Notebooking Pages and Printable Maps

Near the end of last year we began a new world geography plan and completed North America, I even shared the free printables here.  Over the summer I did some revaluating and realized we needed a simpler plan this year, so I got to work.  I chose a new book, made a new set of printables and am thrilled with the new plan!

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Instead of making a different printable for each and every country, I made a blank notebooking page that can be customized for each country we study!  The new book I chose to use is the National Geographic Kids Ultimate Globetrotting Atlas.

Here’s a video walking you through my thoughts behind the plan {it was just too much to try to type out}…

There are a few different notebooking pages offered and the video explains why.  There are also several map options, thanks to this awesome website!

We started last week and this went SO much better than our previous plan.  So far I love this like I loved our country cards using the book Passport to the World which you can see here!

I chose to begin with South America and we learned about Brazil first.  The kids colored it on their printable map, drew/colored the flag, and wrote in the country facts the first day.

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My original plan had us completing this in one day and I soon realized I was overly ambitious.  We ended up doing the 3 attractions the 2nd day, and the 5 Cool Things to Do on the 3rd day.  All together we spent about 10-20 minutes per day and finished Brazil in 3 days.

I write the facts up on our large dry erase board and the kids copy the board to fill in their sheets.  I found that giving them time to copy it all and THEN discussing it worked better.

This is Ladybug’s page, she is in 1st grade.  She does a lot of drawing, it’s cute!

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My kids are in 1st, 4th, and 8th grade.  This is a shot of their pages from the first week.

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My plan is to take about 3 days per country like this, maybe 2.  I’d love to fit in 2 countries per week.  I am not looking for deep knowledge, just a basic exposure to the world.

My Simple Geography Goals

  • Find the country on a large map
  • Identify the capital city
  • Identify the continent the country is on
  • Color the flag
  • Know some key facts about the country

Download the Country Notebooking and Maps here!

Look for this graphic and click!

Geography Notebooking Pages and Printables Maps

    More Geography Resources

World Geography Country Printables Free Cards   Continent Boxes  Continent Box Challenge Editable Printables

Back to School Printable Grade Level Signs

Back to School Printable Grade Signs Tot School Through 12th

We have always done back to school pictures with simple grade level signs.  I never even saved the file.  This year I made new ones, again, and decided to actually make the rest of the grades and click save.  I got asked if I would share, so I am!  These are so simple, and can be colored by kids if desired.

Print the grades you need, and take some fun back to school photos, even if you’ve already started school! 

Here’s our back to homeschool photos for this year!

Back to HomeSchool 2015

Download your free grade level signs here!

Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards ~ Cat Theme

Cats Story Starters Printable Photo Cards

Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

We have a brand new CAT set for you today, with 18 different photographs. My daughter helped me choose some of these and was giggling as we picked them.  A reader shared with me that she plans to use these with her ESL students, what a great idea!

Here’s one of the stories my daughter wrote using one of our cat cards!

Story Starters Cat Theme


Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also!

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See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.


We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Cats Story Starters here!

Inspire Me Story Starters Cats

The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

Choose-your-Own-Writing-Paper  Choose-Your-Own-Alphabet-Chart  Try It Sheet

Summer Fun Story Starters Printables  Bugs Story Starters Printable Photo Cards

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