Thursday, August 31, 2017

"OUT!" printable game for /ou/ as in out

Here is a new game for August (a bit late!) > September.

This is a simple game to help children learn words with the "ou as in out" pattern.

Print on thin card, laminate, and use with 'movers' and dice :)

This game will be available for free download (for private/ educational use) until the end of September.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New reading game for July: Fly Up in the Sky

I missed out on posting a game in June, as I've had various issues with computer use and with websites - had to let '' lapse as it was costing me too much, and I'd never really done much with it - and after having to fix problems with Dropbox file storage on my other sites, I've now got disappearing images as Photobucket decided it would no longer host '3rd party' images without a hefty subscription! Still working on fixing that issue, as they didn't give me enough notice.

However, the Blog seems to still be working OK, and I have a new game that I made a few months ago to help children learn the 'words ending with long y' pattern (usually words of one syllable as in the game, but of course July is an exception!)

Here's the game - as usual, print on light card, laminate, add dice and 'movers'; it's free to download for non-commercial educational use until at least mid- August.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May game: _ay words

I have been very slow in posting this month's game, as I have had to break in a new computer and have had a lot of trouble with inflamed tendons in my hand and arm, making computer use difficult.

However, here's a game I made not long ago (I don't think I've posted it before) which seems relevant for May - even though it's almost June!

This game is designed as a quick board game to help children practice the “ay” word family so they can easily recognise this common pattern in words.

You just need to print the game onto light card (and preferably laminate it), and use a die (dice) or spinner and little tokens or “movers”.

The game will be available for free download (for private/ educational use) until the end of June.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Easter Reading Game - short /u/ words

Here's an Easter-themed game I made a few years ago for my Grade 1 students, to help them practice words with the short /u/ sound.

The game can be printed on light card and laminated before use; you will also need a die and tokens or 'movers'. It will be available for free download during April (for private/educational use).

Friday, March 17, 2017

St Patricks' Day Reading Game

I haven't been able to post new games since January, due to several problems with websites, computer, file storage and inflamed tendons in my hand (due to over-use - trying to deal with all the other issues!)

I'm still not supposed to use my hand for more than 5 minutes at a time on the computer (bought a new one, much smoother and faster, but still setting it up), and I'm still dealing with the website and file storage problems, so won't be making any new games for some time.

However, I thought I'd post an old one relevant for this time of year - so here's an Irish- themed game to print and use with Sight Words cards:

 SHENANIGANS game board

Click on the picture to open the .PDF file to print/download. This game will be available for free download (for educational, non-commercial use) until mid-April.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Reading Game - Fly Away Birdies

Here's a new game I have made for the new year. We have been lucky enough to have little birds -  Pardalotes - visiting our house, and the babies have just flown the nest, so I was inspired to make a game with the theme of baby birds leaving the nest.

This game is designed to use with Sight Words cards. You can use any words that need practising. You will also need some little tokens or 'movers' and a die or spinner.

 Fly Away Birdies_ game board for word cards

Fly Away Birdies_ game board for word cards

Click on the link to open/download the .PDF file. Print the game on A4 light card and laminate before use.

The game will be available for free download (for personal/educational, non-commercial use) until the end of January.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Getting Organised for 2017 - Year Planner

Here is a year planner I have just finished for 2017.

It's easy to print on A4 as a 'diary' planner or to fold into your pocket or handbag. You can also print it in A3 size to use as a wall planner.

The basic planner only has weekends marked:

 2017 year planner - blank

MAY 2017 update: I just found out that the planner above was linked to an old planner - now updated and checked!

The Australian Planner has national public holidays marked in:

 2017 year planner_Australia

I hope you find this useful!