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Pattern Block Mats and Cards – New Printables

We have a huge bin of colorful pattern blocks in our house that I just can’t bring myself to give away. There’s something about sitting down with them when kids come to visit (or we just want to have a little fun) that makes me want to hang onto them for quite some time. 

To go along with the blocks, we now have a few sets of alphabet pattern block cards inside our bin so we can pull them out for learning fun with the nieces and nephews that visit.

And I would love to share these printables with you all as well! 

Mini Pattern Block Cards – Subscriber Freebie!

The Mini Pattern Block Cards are a brand new subscriber freebie. These cards print off four to a page (so each card is quarter-page size).

There are two sets included in this printable: one set of uppercase letter cards and one set of lowercase letter cards. 

Each card also has a small uppercase and lowercase letter in the upper right corner showing the represented letter, so children can use the cards as an uppercase/lowercase matching opportunity as well. 


Personally, I suggest laminating the cards for added durability – little hands might make a mess of them otherwise! :) Somehow I don’t think that just our house, right? 

 

If you’d like to download this freebie, simply click the green button below to subscribe. You’ll be sent an email with the password (and you’ll receive emails from me). 

Are you already an email subscriber? Please go to this private page and enter the NEW password. You can find the password in your most current email at the very bottom. Become a subscriber HERE and receive instant access. 

 

If you would rather not subscribe, you can find this printable in my Teacher’s Notebook store and purchase it HERE for $1.50

 

Uppercase and Lowercase Pattern Block Mats

I also put together two additional sets that I absolutely love: pattern block mats for both uppercase and lowercase letters. Both sets are full-sized (8.5 x 11 sheets) and work with a 1:1 size for each of the pattern blocks, so kids can place the blocks directly onto the mats as they build the letters. The uppercase and lowercase sets are each 52 pages. 

There are two sets included in each 52 page printable set: one includes a letter page with the alphabet letter only and the second includes the letter as well as several pictures of words that begin with that letter sound. 

For added learning, use the “how many?” area at the bottom of the pages to count how many pattern blocks of each type are used in creating the letters.

Number Pattern Block Mats

The Pattern Block Number Mats feature numbers from zero to twenty. Each mat includes the number word at the top, a space for children to build the number using pattern blocks, and then an area to count the blocks used to build the number (21 pages).


 

Purchase the Pattern Block Mats

Each of these sets can be purchased in my Teachers Notebook store by clicking on the graphics or the below links. 

ABC Letter Crafts for Kids

If you’ve been around my blog for any amount of time, you may remember the many upper and lowercase letter crafts I worked on with our kids and preschool co-op classes. Finding ways for kids to visualize letter sounds is definitely something that we’ve seen make a difference in our home (and besides, the crafts were super cute!). 

Recently, a site I love began sharing some hands-on ABC crafts that I know your family will adore. Each week they are posting a new uppercase letter craft based on a different animal. Take a look at some of the ones they have shared so far: 

 

 

Click on any of the images above to go directly to those posts and learn more about the weekly alphabet crafts here. 

Alphabet Mini Booklets – Letters U to Z (Free Printable)

Mini alphabet booklets - letters U to Z printable from Homeschool Creations

Every few weeks I have been sharing a set of alphabet mini booklets with you. Today I have a brand new set to share for the letters U-Z. My friend’s daughter and I have been working through these booklets a few letters at a time and having fun together. The booklets are very simple and fold up into a quarter-sheet size – perfect for smaller hands. 

A Peek Inside

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Each of the letter sheets prints off double sided onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper and folds to a quarter-sheet sized booklet. There are a total of 8 mini-pages for each booklet and inside you’ll find the following: 

  • Cover – color in the block letters as you talk about upper and lower case letters and the sound the letter makes
  • Finish the Maze – find your way through the beginning sounds maze
  • Trace the Letters – trace the upper and lower case letters
  • Do-a-Dot upper and lower case – use crayons, paint, stickers, or other art mediums to color the circles
  • Color the Picture Words (2 pages) – color and say the words that being with the booklet letter
  • Words I Know – write down all the words your child knows that begin with the letter

alphabet-mini-booklet-fold-and-cut-exampleOnce printed, cut along the horizontal dotted line. Stack the papers (pages are numbered) and fold in half on the solid line to create a mini booklet. Borderless printing is recommend (an option in most printer settings).

While it’s a little hard to show you every single page from every single booklet, here is an up-close sampling of what each booklet includes. 

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I’ll be sharing other letter booklets in the upcoming weeks and will have a bundle in my Teacher’s Notebook store that includes a bonus set of the picture mazes you see above!  You can purchase that set here

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Download the free U to Z set by clicking below. Enjoy!

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Don’t Miss These Printables! 

Alphabet Letter Mazes - full set from A to Z

If you enjoy these printables, you may also want to check out these A to Z Alphabet Mazes

Alphabet Mini Booklets – Letters P to T (Free Printable)

alphabet-booklets-for-preschool-and-kindergarten-letters-p-to-t

Every few weeks I have been sharing a set of alphabet mini booklets with you. Today I have a brand new set to share for the letters P-T. My friend’s daughter and I have been working through these booklets a few letters at a time and having fun together. The booklets are very simple and fold up into a quarter-sheet size – perfect for smaller hands. 

A Peek Inside

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Each of the letter sheets prints off double sided onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper and folds to a quarter-sheet sized booklet. There are a total of 8 mini-pages for each booklet and inside you’ll find the following: 

  • Cover – color in the block letters as you talk about upper and lower case letters and the sound the letter makes
  • Finish the Maze – find your way through the beginning sounds maze
  • Trace the Letters – trace the upper and lower case letters
  • Do-a-Dot upper and lower case – use crayons, paint, stickers, or other art mediums to color the circles
  • Color the Picture Words (2 pages) – color and say the words that being with the booklet letter
  • Words I Know – write down all the words your child knows that begin with the letter

alphabet-mini-booklet-fold-and-cut-exampleOnce printed, cut along the horizontal dotted line. Stack the papers (pages are numbered) and fold in half on the solid line to create a mini booklet. Borderless printing is recommend (an option in most printer settings).

While it’s a little hard to show you every single page from every single booklet, here is an up-close sampling of what each booklet includes. 

alphabet-booklets-for-preschool-and-kindergarten-8

I’ll be sharing other letter booklets in the upcoming weeks and will have a bundle in my Teacher’s Notebook store that includes a bonus set of the picture mazes you see above!  You can purchase that set here

purchase-now-button

 

 

Download the free P to T set by clicking below. Enjoy!

Download button

  

Don’t Miss These Printables! 

Alphabet Letter Mazes - full set from A to Z

If you enjoy these printables, you may also want to check out these A to Z Alphabet Mazes

Alphabet Mini Booklets – Letters K to O (Free Printable)

alphabet-booklets-for-preschool-and-kindergarten-letters-k-to-o

Every few weeks I have been sharing a set of alphabet mini booklets with you. Today I have a brand new set to share for the letters K – O. My friend’s daughter and I have been working through these booklets a few letters at a time and having fun together. The booklets are very simple and fold up into a quarter-sheet size – perfect for smaller hands. 

A Peek Inside

alphabet-booklets-for-preschool-and-kindergarten-16

Each of the letter sheets prints off double sided onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper and folds to a quarter-sheet sized booklet. There are a total of 8 mini-pages for each booklet and inside you’ll find the following: 

  • Cover – color in the block letters as you talk about upper and lower case letters and the sound the letter makes
  • Finish the Maze – find your way through the beginning sounds maze
  • Trace the Letters – trace the upper and lower case letters
  • Do-a-Dot upper and lower case – use crayons, paint, stickers, or other art mediums to color the circles
  • Color the Picture Words (2 pages) – color and say the words that being with the booklet letter
  • Words I Know – write down all the words your child knows that begin with the letter

alphabet-mini-booklet-fold-and-cut-exampleOnce printed, cut along the horizontal dotted line. Stack the papers (pages are numbered) and fold in half on the solid line to create a mini booklet. Borderless printing is recommend (an option in most printer settings).

While it’s a little hard to show you every single page from every single booklet, here is an up-close sampling of what each booklet includes. 

alphabet-booklets-for-preschool-and-kindergarten-8

I’ll be sharing other letter booklets in the upcoming weeks and will have a bundle in my Teacher’s Notebook store that includes a bonus set of the picture mazes you see above!  You can purchase that set here

purchase-now-button

 

 

Download the free K to O set by clicking below. Enjoy!

Download button

  

Don’t Miss These Printables! 

Alphabet Letter Mazes - full set from A to Z

If you enjoy these printables, you may also want to check out these A to Z Alphabet Mazes

Mini Alphabet Booklets – Letters F to J (Free Printable)

Alphabet booklets for preschool and kindergarten - letters F to J free printable

A few weeks ago I shared a set of alphabet booklet printables for the letters A through E. Today I have a brand new set to share with you for the letters F – J. Each week my friend’s daughter and I have been working through a few of the letters and having some fun together. The booklets are very simple and fold up into a quarter-sheet size – perfect for smaller hands. 

A Peek Inside

alphabet-booklets-for-preschool-and-kindergarten-16

Each of the letter sheets prints off double sided onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper and folds to a quarter-sheet sized booklet. There are a total of 8 mini-pages for each booklet and inside you’ll find the following: 

  • Cover – color in the block letters as you talk about upper and lower case letters and the sound the letter makes
  • Finish the Maze – find your way through the beginning sounds maze
  • Trace the Letters – trace the upper and lower case letters
  • Do-a-Dot upper and lower case – use crayons, paint, stickers, or other art mediums to color the circles
  • Color the Picture Words (2 pages) – color and say the words that being with the booklet letter
  • Words I Know – write down all the words your child knows that begin with the letter

alphabet-mini-booklet-fold-and-cut-exampleOnce printed, cut along the horizontal dotted line. Stack the papers (pages are numbered) and fold in half on the solid line to create a mini booklet. Borderless printing is recommend (an option in most printer settings).

While it’s a little hard to show you every single page from every single booklet, here is an up-close sampling of what each booklet includes. 

alphabet-booklets-for-preschool-and-kindergarten-8

I’ll be sharing other letter booklets in the upcoming weeks and will have a bundle in my Teacher’s Notebook store that includes a bonus set of the picture mazes you see above!  You can purchase that set here

purchase-now-button

 

 

 Download the free F to J set by clicking below. 

Download button

 

 

Don’t Miss These Printables! 

Alphabet Letter Mazes - full set from A to Z

If you enjoy these printables, you may also want to check out these A to Z Alphabet Mazes