Free Resources for early childhood

I thought I would do a round up of some of my favourite freebies. They are a very mixed bag and include alphabet cards that can be used as room decorators, a beautifully illustrated children's rhyme sheets, craft templates, gift boxes and well have a look below...

Instructions to make an accordion book out of recycled materials from Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord,  who is passionate about making books with children. This is her Flowers from the Collage Box Accordion Book.

From the very artistic Ashley at thehandmadehome.net these pretty alphabet cards could be framed individually, used to decorate a room or spell out a child's name on their door.
To print all or one of them go here.

Enjoy well known rhymes and learn some new ones with these beautifully illustrated Bookstart Rhymetimes sheets. I made them into a book that the children love to look at and remember the rhymes.
Jungle Rhymes 2 page download illustrated by Axel Scheffler
includes  'A Monkey is Very Furry', Snakes and Snap, snap, snap.

Early Words tip sheets give parents information, practical ideas and helpful contacts at each stage of their children’s development. Early Words is a Children First program, funded by Families NSW © in Australia.     
You can choose either colour or black and white versions of the tip sheets, fridge magnets and posters.

Transport rhymes illustrated by Jess Stockham 4 page Download
Includes The Wheels on the Bus, Riding my Bike and The day I went to sea.
More Bookstart Rhymetime sheets to download

Large oak and maple leaf templates from Wee Folk Art which are meant for applique but I use for drawing leaf shapes in autumn.

If you are very crafty or know someone who can make this lovely felt kangaroo see Shannon of Rhythm and Rhyme's tutorial and template.

Owl Box Design, something a bit different to make for gifts to go in
Download template from Nini Makes


the bees house said...

Thank you for these great resources - i never have much time and this has helped

Lesley said...

You are welcome Georgie - ( I obviously never have much time as it took me so long to respond to you!!)

Dorris said...

Hello there! I could have sworn I've visited this site before but after going through some of the posts I realized it's new to me.
Nonetheless, I'm definitely pleased I found it and I'll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!


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