Pirate Theme Early Learning Printables – updated and expanded!

Pirate theme printables for preschool and kindergarten

A few years ago I shared a pirate theme lapbook that we used with our oldest son and it was recently updated to include more printables! Of course, I figured you all might enjoy the chance to use it too!

Rather than a lapbook style, the Pirate Theme Early Learning Printables pack includes some of the familiar favorites: vocabulary cards, a story sheet, verses, beginning letter sounds as well as a few ‘new’ printables that don’t fit in pockets: mazes, tracer pages, and more.

Download the Pirate Early Learning Printables HERE!

Fun Pirate Reading Adventures


Pirate Lapbook

The original Pirate Lapbook is still available to download as well, and includes a few extra printables that are not a part of the expanded Pirate Pack.



First Grade Mini Office Printables

You might be scratching your head, wondering what a mini office is. Essentially, a mini office is a one-stop place for all those essentials that your child might need while working on his (or her) school work. Prop the mini office can up on a desk and use it to find a quick answer to several common questions.

Homeschool Curriculum Help - First Grade Mini Office Printables


What’s Included in the First Grade Mini Office

The First Grade Mini Office includes the following concepts: name printing, phone number, left/right hands, circle and rectangle fractions, coin and paper money values, 8 shapes and name, the numbers 1-20 and number words, months of the year, days of the week, seasons, colors, short/long vowel sounds, and the alphabet with beginning sound picture prompts.

Putting Together the First Grade Mini Office

Homeschool Curriculum Help - First Grade Mini Office view

This first grade mini office is meant to be very simple, but packed full of helpful info for your child. You only need a few basic materials to put yours together:

  • 1 file folder
  • Pages from this printable
  • glue sticks
  • contact paper (you can also have it laminated at an office store)
  1. Print off this printable. Glue the pages onto a file folder or cut out the individual pieces.
  2. Place the pages/pieces into your file folder and glue them down.
  3. Laminate or cover with contact paper.

As you can see from the image above, I chose to cut out the pieces and then glue them on individually to the file folder. We used contact paper and wrote his name and phone number using a Vis-à-vis marker.

Our first grader has his sitting on top of his desk so he can prop it up to use at any time or grab it to use somewhere else. It is already a great help to him.

Download the First Grade Mini Office


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September Calendar Numbers – Free Printable

For the last sixteen years I’ve used the same calendar pieces, both in my public school teaching and during our homeschool time. Last week, I decided it was time to change things up a bit and pulled together some new ones to use during our calendar time.

September Calendar Numbers free printable from Homeschool Creations


To work on various pattern sequences, there are THREE different sets of number pieces: green, yellow, and red. Each color has a different clip art pattern to match.

pattern example

Using the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and more.

September Calendar Header

The set also includes a calendar header for the month of September as well.

Would you like a set to use too? {grins}


——> Download the September Calendar Numbers HERE <——

Additional Calendar Helps

Stay tuned!! Each month I’ll be offering a *new* set to download and I also have a little something else planned to share with you next week! Keep up with the newest posts and subscribe by RSS or e-mail to be the first to know!


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Circus Theme Math and Language Printables

We’re taking a trip to the circus this week and getting a behind-the-scenes tour. To go along with our trip, I put together a few additional circus theme printables to use with parts of the Circus Printable Pack {be sure to download those as well!}.

Circus Theme Math and Language Printables

This printable mini pack includes both math and language learning activities: even and odd number sorting, greater than/less than comprehension, tally mark skills, making predictions, word family identification, and a fun circus word find.

—–> Download the Circus Theme Math and Language Printables here <—–

Don’t Forget the Circus Printable Pack too!

circus collage

In case you missed it earlier, the Circus Printable Pack goes along with these new printables and is full of additional learning activities for preschool and kindergarten children including vocabulary words, counting practice, word building and more. You can find out more about the Circus Printable Pack here.

Fun Books to Go Along

Want to work on your own circus themed unit? Here are some fun books to get you started!

Angry Birds Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten

There happen to be quite a few children {and adults} in our home who l.o.v.e. Angry Birds in any form. This pack has been in my ‘to create’ pile for quite some time and it is FINALLY done. Although we won’t be using them for another week or so {and don’t worry, I’ll be sharing all the fun things we do!}, I figured that you all might like to start downloading and planning as well – right?

Angry Birds Printables

There are two separate downloads included in the Angry Bird  printables – one targeted toward PreK and one for Kindergarten skills. A few of the things included:

  • vocabulary word cards
  • letter tracers
  • puppet fun
  • patterning
  • mazes
  • beginning sounds
  • least and greatest numbers
  • positional words
  • and more!

I hope these free printables will bring much fun for your kids {and you too!}. Just click on the link below to download the files {don’t forget there are two of them}. There are some additional links below as well, so be sure to scroll down and check them out as well.

——> Download the Angry Birds Printables HERE <——

Don’t Miss These Either!

~ Angry Bird word cards for the Read! Build! Write! vocabulary mats

~ Angry Birds ideas on Pinterest

~ Kindergarten Angry Bird Printables from 1+1+1=1

~ More Early Learning Printable Packs


Enjoy – and have fun with these!