Lately, I have been printing out some materials I’ve found free online. There are some really nice free materials out there, & I thought I’d share some of them. All you need is cardstock, printer ink, & lamination (if you choose).
Montessori for Everyone is one of my favorite sites for printables, and you don’t have to be a Montessori teacher to appreciate these. Their materials are a great quality. They do sell materials at their site, but their free downloads section has some great stuff & they add to the freebies occasionally (look for “Materials by Category” on the right, and click “Free Downloads”). I found these: Animal Families, Animal Tracks, Life Cycle of a Pumpkin, & several more.
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Sparklebox has free play dough math mats you can print. Some of the mats on their site require you to download their toolbar (I did not), but some of the mats are available without the toolbar. These will be great for counting skills. Each set of mats (except the crocodile) has a mat for numbers 1-10. The carrot set says “Make some carrots and put them on the plate”, the pea set says “Make some peas and put them on the plate”, then there’s cupcakes, gingerbread men, and cookies (it actually says “biscuits” because it’s a British website, but I’m going to change the word to cookies). The crocodile mat says “Roll a dice and give the crocodile some teeth”. Looks like fun!
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