All teaching resources found at myABCdad Learning for Kids contain a preview, a short description and links to see downloads in action.
Downloads reflect material used in our blog. All updates and new material added will reflect new material used with my son Elliot. All PDF downloads have been set to a paper page size of: US Letter Borderless (216 mm by 279 mm). Page sizes can be easily adjusted to print on A4 or A4 Borderless (210 mm by 297 mm).
Build TEN Cards
Build TEN Cards – Six Colour Options
There are six downloads available with each button corresponding with the colour of the set of Build TEN Cards. Each download consists of two pages with 22 cards. Game play instructions for two games, Memory and Greater Than, are also included.
Watch how to make your own set of Build TEN Cards by visiting our blog post: How To Make Build Ten Cards For Kids
Visit the following blog posts to watch these brilliant cards in action and read about some of the tremendous Math connections we have made.
- How To Play Greater Than With Elliot | Episode 2
- How To Play Greater Than With Elliot
- How To Order Numbers 0-10 With Elliot | Episode 2
- How To Order Numbers 0-10 With Elliot
- How To Play Memory Finding 10s With Elliot
- How To Play Memory With Elliot
Wall CALENDAR & Monthly Weather Graph
Buttons for each month of 2017 provide preview and download functions to save PDF files to your computer. Included in each month download are weather cards to record the weather for each day.
A new version of the Monthly Weather Graph for January can also be downloaded by clicking on the button.
Watch how to make your own by visiting the blog post where I demonstrate with a step by step tutorial: How To Make A Wall Calendar For Kids.
Visit the following blog posts to watch the Wall Calendar in action and read about some of our experiences using it.
- How To Learn The Calendar With Elliot | Episode 4
- How To Learn The Calendar With Elliot | Episode 3
- How To Learn The Calendar With Elliot | Episode 2
- How To Learn The Calendar With Elliot
NEW Wall CALENDAR (Includes Number Sentence Box)
Here is the New Wall Calendar for January 2017 that includes a box for recording number sentences in each day card. Also included are sets of eight different weather cards and an updated Monthly Weather Graph for January 2017.
Watch Elliot having a go at completing this Wall Calendar on January 13: Learn the Calendar With Us | Help Make Number Mean Something | MyABCDad. – http://www.myabcdad.com/learn-the-calendar-with-us/
Here is our Monthly Weather Graph, a great way to close out and reflect on and graph a month of recording the weather in our Wall CALENDAR.
Make sure to click on the ‘WATCH Video’ link above to check out our blog post where you can watch Elliot and I complete a monthly weather graph for September 2016.
Amount | Symbol | Word
Amount | Symbol | Word is an activity designed to focus on numbers 1 – 31, coinciding with the numbers for each day in a month. On September 1, Elliot and I had a go at Number One.
The activity includes a date line to record the current Number of the Day, followed by two examples of amounts reflecting the number of the day and a space to draw your own.
At the button of the activity, dashed font represents the number symbol and word. To provide choice, this resource offers three versions with differing numbers of rows and columns of dashed font.
Make sure to check out how we progress several months on, as we use a different activity to investigate Number 5.
Amount | Symbol | Word
Numbers 1 – 31
Print Letter and Picture Find
This brilliant activity provides three different dashed font sizes for printing upper and lower case versions of the letters Ss, Aa, Tt, Pp, Ii, Nn, Cc, Ee, Hh, Rr and now Mm. Helping provide choice, this printable also offers three versions. Each version presents a graduated number of rows and columns of dashed font examples.
At the top of the activity is a place available to glue pictures and words that include the letter and a giant upper and lower case example to colour in. Finally, each letter download also includes a picture and word find resource. One version includes words with pictures and a second version presents only the pictures.
Ss Aa Tt Pp Ii Nn
Ee Cc Hh Rr Mm Gg
Elliot’s H h
Elliot’s C c
Elliot’s E e
This game includes a game card, a section to keep track of progress, a Game Play Cube for each player (up to 4 players) and an Add/Take Away Cube.
Laminate, or stick a piece of plastic, transparent velum to cover the game card and use an erasable fine tipped pen to mark your progress. At the end of the game you can erase the card to be used again and again. To help strengthen the cube structures, print the Game Play Cube and Add/Take Away Cube on thicker card.
Make sure to watch and learn more about our first go by clicking: Climb 25 and then check out our progress at: Learn Math Games With Us | Printable Add and Subtract Games – Climb 25 and watch our progress.
100s Chart – Wall Size
This Wall Size Version of a 100s Chart consists of background cards, each representing an amount of circles organized from 1 to 100. Individual, removable cards from 1 to 100, each displaying a number symbol and word or name are attached to the chart.
There are two downloads, each with 10 pages of cards. One download includes number amount cards from 1 to 1oo and the other, number symbol and word cards. In this, there is flexibility in how the 100s Chart is constructed. The background could either present number symbol and word cards from 1 to 100 or number amount cards from 1 to 100 while individual removable cards could also represent either.
In the version displayed in the example photo, I constructed a background of number amounts and made individual cards of number symbols and words. After assembling the chart and cutting out the cards, I covered the chart and wrapped each card in plastic, transparent velum so that they last longer. To attach cards to the chart, I put blu tac on the back of each card.
Make sure to visit the blog post How To Make A 100s Chart to watch, discover and learn more.
The 4 Page 100s Chart
This PDF download (US Letter Borderless) consists of 4 pages of number amount cards from 1 to 100 and 4 pages of number symbol and word cards from 1 to 100. The background could either present number symbol and word cards from 1 to 100 or number amount cards from 1 to 100 while individual removable cards could also represent either.
The preview photos show a finished 100s Chart constructed with a background of number amounts and individual number symbol and word cards. After assembling the chart and cutting out the cards, cover the chart in plastic, transparent velum and laminate individual cards so the chart and cards can be used again and again. To attach cards to the chart, place a little blu tac on the back of each card. Watch how to make your own by clicking: Learn How to Make Your Own 100s Chart.
Make sure to check out our posts where Elliot works with the hundreds chart in an activity called Missing Number Clues by clicking on the links: How To Use A 100s Chart With Us – Episode 1 and How To Use A 100s Chart With Us – Episode 2
The 4 Page 100s Chart
ACTION Tree and Leaves
Click the images to view larger versions of an ACTION leaf that I wrote and presented to Elliot in December 2016 and the ACTION Tree that we made together to help attach and display leaves.
The button to download ACTION Leaves, consists of a leaf with lines and one without.
The Letter Graph
The Letter Graph printable includes three versions. Five lines for a message and 10 rows to graph letter totals is provided in the first version. In the second version, there are eight lines for a message and 20 rows to graph letter totals. The final version includes sixteen lines of space for a message and 30 rows to graph letter totals.
Make sure to check out our post where Elliot uses the letter graph to find letter totals for S, T and N from an Action Leaf.
This Cuboid 3D Shape printable offers a place to record the number of surfaces (sides), edges (lines), and points (corners). Cut off the shape portion and then carefully cut along all solid black lines. Next, fold each dashed line with a nice crease. Finally, glue the tabs to the inside of surfaces.
If you would like to add a design to the shape it is best to illustrate it before construction. And, should you choose to make your own paper-mache piggy-bank, we recommend that you use a heavier card to print on as it stands up better to the weight of glue and water soaked paper.
Click the images to preview the cuboid printable download and also have a look at our finished piggy-banks.
Make sure to check the following blog posts to follow us as we turn a paper 3D cuboid into colourful piggy banks:
- How To Make A Piggy Bank With Elliot – Part 1
- How To Make A Piggy Bank With Elliot – Part 2
- How To Make A Piggy Bank With Elliot – Part 3
Our Piggy Banks
Included each download is a page of shape cutouts with 10 yellow hexagons, 12 orange squares, 16 green triangles, 10 blue diamonds and 10 red trapezoids. Also included are two pattern starters with dashed outlined shapes.
Make sure to check out our blog post: Learn How To Make Shape Patterns With Us – Episode 1