Shelf Elf Counting

We’re having so much fun with our Elf on the Shelf, that I just had to make another freebie for you all!!  I know I had plans to do more, but with everything going on, I just wasn’t sure I was going to get any done.

This game has several possibilities.  For this one, I left the elves blank and made numbers from 1-100 to place on the elves.  One shelf of elves can go up to 25, so if printed 2 per page, you could use it for counting to 100.  It can just be a matter of placing in numerical order or even skip counting.  There’s a variety of ways that these little shelf elves can be used for number games!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of what this game looks like….

ShelfElf Counting1-100 byElaine SAMPLEClipart © Cupcake Cuties @ MyGrafico and used with permission. The bookcase is from an internet source and believe to be public domain.

To download this game, just…..

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Shelf Elf Alphabetical Order Fill-In

It’s time for a Christmas freebie printable!!  This is the first year that my family has done the Elf on the Shelf and we’re having a great time with it.  Even though my daughter is a teen, she’s playing along and looks for him every morning.  How many of you have an Elf on the Shelf at home or in the classroom??

Well, I decided to create a couple printables for this cute little character.  This is just one of what I’m hoping will be at least a couple more.  This one was a complete thought and I was able to finish it up between the hectic holiday schedule!!

For this game, the directions say that the elves have lost their space on the shelves.  In order for them to get their spot back, they must be placed in alphabetical order by filling in the blanks between the elves already sitting on the shelf.  So the elves fit on the shelves better, I’d recommend cutting them out instead of the whole boxes.  For little hands, cutting the whole box might be more convenient.

Here’s a thumbnail view of what this game looks like….

ShelfElf AlphaOrderFillIn byElaine SAMPLEClipart © Cupcake Cuties @ MyGrafico and used with permission.  The bookcase is from an internet source and believe to be public domain.

To download this game, just…..

If you use any of this freebie, please leave a comment and let me know or share pictures of your kids in action with it. I’d also appreciate it if you took the time to click the button below to vote for my blog….thanks!!



All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Letter of the Week: Bb

It’s time to start Letter of the Week again!!  This week is Letter Bb.

I’ve created several new materials to go with Letter of the Week. The first item is for a writing center. The sheet contains the activities of color, circle, stamp, glue, draw, and trace the letter. This comes in ZB and DN font. Next is what I’m calling “Fancy Letters”. It’s all sorts of letter a’s and they must be sorted on the mats by upper case or lower case.

The final activity is what I’m calling my “letter formation skills”. These can be downloaded separately, but I’m grouped them together because they all work on skills using the current letter. There is a letter lacing for upper and lower case. There’s also a do-a-dot mat. One could also just color them, use stickers, or a number of other things. I’ve made a letter formation mat that has the poem on how to form the letter and is large for tracing the dotted letter. (This idea originated when I was asked if I could create something like what Confessions of a Homeschooler has, so I made it my own. The letter formation poem is from Little Giraffes.) Finally, there is a 4-piece puzzle for the upper and lower case letter.

The previously created materials that I created for Letter Bb aren’t available.  I haven’t had a chance to update them.  However, last year I never did get to a couple of the activities that I was creating.  I made magnet sheets and writing practice.  The writing comes in both fonts!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of pages….

COMING SOON!!

All images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain. Other images are from personal sources and used with permission.

If you’re interested in this alphabet page, just….

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Letter of the Week: Aa

It’s time to start Letter of the Week in my Y!Group and this year, we’ve decided to do the alphabet in order.  That means that Aa is first up!!

I’ve created several new materials to go with Letter of the Week.  The first item is for a writing center.  The sheet contains the activities of color, circle, stamp, glue, draw, and trace the letter.  This comes in  ZB and DN font.  Next is what I’m calling “Fancy Letters”.  It’s all sorts of letter a’s and they must be sorted on the mats by upper case or lower case.

The final activity is what I’m calling my “letter formation skills”.  These can be downloaded separately, but I’m grouped them together because they all work on skills using the current letter.  There is a letter lacing  for upper and lower case.  There’s also a do-a-dot mat.  One could also just color them, use stickers, or a number of other things.  I’ve made a letter formation mat that has the poem on how to form the letter and is large for tracing the dotted letter.  (This idea originated when I was asked if I could create something like what Confessions of a Homeschooler has, so I made it my own.  The letter formation poem is from Little Giraffes.)  Finally, there is a 4-piece puzzle for the upper and lower case letter.

There’s also many previously released printables in the folder.  It includes a set of Play-Doh mats, 2 writing sheets, and a “My Letter Aa Book”.  All of these printables come in both ZB and DN font.  There’s a set of letter tile mats in there also.  The last item is a set of magnet sheets in upper and lower case.

Here’s a thumbnail view of new pages….

All images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain.  Other images are from personal sources and used with permission.

If you’re interested in this alphabet page, just….

If you use my Letter of the Week activities, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, please leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I also have a “contact” button in the right column. I love feedback and I truly create by the input that I receive….thanks!!




All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

A Bee C’s Writing Strips

Today, I have a set of tracer strips.  They can be used as cards/strips, or they can be placed on a metal ring.  I recommend printing on card stock, laminating them, and using a dry erase marker to practice writing the upper and lower case alphabet.  Each strip features and adorable little bee, thus the A Bee C’s Writing Strips!!

Graphics and Background © Misty @ Crazy-4-Monograms with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the parts of letter strips….

To get these tracer strips, just….

If you use this printable, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used this printable, please leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I love feedback and I truly create by the input that I receive….thanks!!



The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Nativity Alphabet Writing Practice

It’s the 19th posting of Nativity A Day and it’s almost at it’s end.  Tomorrow will be the final day that I offer a nativity freebie for this holiday season.  I’ve had so much fun with this.  I’ve stressed over it a few times, missed a couple days…..but no matter what, I enjoyed it!!  I hope that you did as well and that the kids benefit from this in so many ways.

Up for offering today are Nativity Alphabet Writing Practice cards.  These tracing cards are a good size cards that could easily be laminated and written on with dry erase marker or they could just be printed out and used with any writing instrument.  Each card contains the upper case and lower case letter, with a cute nativity scene.  Also, there’s 2 sets, in case some of you use ZB or DN (labeled in the file name).

Nativity Clipart © Angela Wenke @ Resale Clipart with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the writing practice cards….

If you’re interested in today’s nativity printable, please just…..

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The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.