Monday, 6 January 2014

New Products (with a giveaway)!

Hi everyone!  Seems that people everywhere are having extreme weather - there's the snow and ice across the US, and here in Queensland we've been having a serious heatwave that's resulted in some big electrical storms.  Today I woke up to a crack of thunder, and it's been storming all day since, which is quite odd.  There was just a story on the news that said that flying foxes have literally been dropping from the sky with exhaustion because it's so hot! The heat and then the rain have made it really easy to be a homebody and stay inside, so I've been putting together a few products that I'm going to get ready to use with my Preppies when the new school year starts in a few weeks.

 To help my kidlets with their upper and lowercase letter recognition with some phonics practise thrown in for good measure I made these 3 piece puzzles.  There's both colour and black and white versions in the file, so if you're conscious of saving ink and want to print them to coloured card there's that option for you.

Of course, I'll be using the Queensland print version. :)

Because I was in a puzzling mood, I made some number puzzles also.  They've got numerals, number words, ten frames and pictures.

Last but not least, I was inspired by the story, The Gingerbread Man to make a sight word card game called Run, Run!.  The idea is simple - kidlets draw a card, read the word (as fast as they can!) and keep it if they read it correctly.  If their card shows the gingerbread man saying 'Can't catch me!' this acts as a freebie that they can keep, but if they draw a 'Run, run!' card featuring that tricky fox, all of their cards go back into the pile.  The kidlet with the most cards at the end wins. :)

You can grab this in Dolch Pre-PrimerPrimer and First Grade - the cards are colour coded so you can mix and match the words cards to suit the words your kidlets need to work on.

Well folks, time for the giveaway.  Just leave me a comment with your email (make sure you follow my TpT store) and let me know which product you'd like.  I'll come back on Wednesday evening to pick 3 winners and send you the product of your choice.  Good luck! :)

Congrats to Cherie, Kirra and Bec - check your email for your prizes! (On another note... numbers 1, 2 and 3 doesn't seem like too much of a random number selection from! Oh well, all's fair in love and giveaways.) :)


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  1. I would love the A-Z Three Piece Puzzles!

  2. These are great! I am in the ACT, but our fonts are pretty similar to yours.
    I would absolutely love the QLD Print A-Z Three Piece Puzzles! Thanks for your hard work.

  3. Ooh the Queensland print a-z puzzles (I'm pretty sure the victorian print is the same). These look great Lauren.

    Books, Bugs and Boxes

  4. Oh, wow - you've been busy! Everything looks wonderful! I have to admit a weakness for sight word games so I'd love to win a copy of Run, Run!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  5. I really like the alphabet puzzle!! Looks great to use with the kids! :)

  6. Your A-Z Three Piece Puzzles looks awesome, would love a copy!!

  7. Love the Queensland Print Alphabet Playdough Mats! It's always hard to find good resources in our print! Great work, Alex!

  8. I would love the number puzzle


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