Welcome to the resources page where you will find various resources to go with blog posts and other projects we have. If you do spot any typos I’d be so grateful if you could drop me an email at lisa@busybusylearning.com so that I can amend swiftly. Thank you.

Each file may be printed as many times as you like for your own personal use. This includes use by yourself and your own family. They may be used for children you look after (childminders/ babysitters), any clubs you run (including Sunday schools) and any school classes that you teach.

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January Week 1 – Journal Papers

Are you looking for a little journal inspiration for your children? For 2023 I’m doing my own journal pages for my daughter that will follow a little on exploring nature with children and awareness events. The layout means children can draw or write their responses – whatever is their preference.

Week 1 content includes New Year’s resolutions, clouds, precipitation, birds, eco prompts and Braille. There’s a blank template if you want to swap out any of the pages.

Winter Sky Cards

Winter weather cloud and types of precipitation Montessori style three part cards. Just print two copies and on one copy cut the word from the picture.

British Birds

British birds flash cards. Can be used in so many ways, introducing new vocabulary, print two copies and make into Montessori three part cards.

Evergreen Trees

Evergreen trees three part Montessori inspired cards

Phonics Phase 3 Sound Mat

Phonics phase 3 sound mat using real images.

Phonics Phase 2 Sound Mat

Phonics phase 2 sound mat using real images.

Early Spring Flowers

Early Spring three part Montessori inspired cards

flowers - daffodil - snowdrop - dandelion - daisy - three part Montessori cards

Story – Flossie and the Snowdrop Fairy

A little seasonal story to get you ready for Spring. The story of the Snowdrop fairy waking up the flowers. You can read the name of your child instead of Flossie when reading the story to personalise.

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers – 2 page PDF that you can use as spotter cards on a nature walk. Print a couple of copies to make Montessori three part cards or play as a matching game too.

Phonics Sounds Activity Mat – sat

Draw a line to the pictures that match the initial sounds at the top of the page. You could cut them out and group them together.

Phonics Sounds Activity Mat – pin

Draw a line to the pictures that match the initial sounds at the top of the page. You could cut them out and group them together.

Phonics Sounds Activity Mat – mdg

Draw a line to the pictures that match the initial sounds at the top of the page. You could cut them out and group them together.

Phonics Sounds Activity Mat – ock

Draw a line to the pictures that match the initial sounds at the top of the page. You could cut them out and group them together.

Phonics PDF Printable of Above Four

This works well if you want to print them a little smaller. You could print 2 or 4 to a page. If they’re mini they work great for a little activity out and about. We use these clear wallets with a whiteboard pen so they become reusable.

Cat Phonics Captions for Phase 2-5

Reading in short bursts such as captions can be really beneficial when children are learning specific sounds in phonics. You will find one or two captions for each phase – phase 2 to 5.

October Poem

The gorgeously illustrated verse below is by Gillian Gamble and she has given kind permission to share it on the blog here. If you do use her stunning work go and check out her Etsy store and give it some love – it’s a lovely way to say thank you.

Leaves

Leaves three part Montessori inspired cards

Caterpillar – Butterfly – Moth

Caterpillar life cycle that you can use as ID cards, order or print a couple of copies to make Montessori three part cards or play as a matching game too.

Bird Phonics Captions for Phase 2-5

Reading in short bursts such as captions can be really beneficial when children are learning specific sounds in phonics. You will find one or two captions for each phase – phase 2 to 5.

Winter

Winter flash cards. Can be used in so many ways, introducing new vocabulary, print two copies and make into Montessori three part cards.

Polar Animals

Polar animals flash cards. Can be used in so many ways, introducing new vocabulary, print two copies and make into Montessori three part cards. Use to help children sort between North and South poles.

Festive Writing Frame

Festive writing frame.

Apple and Blackberry Jam Instructions for Phonics

A little set of instructions for making apple and blackberry jam suitable for different phases of phonics.

Pumpkin Mini Maths

A little maths themed, pumpkin fun. Floss loves to do a little maths and she’s become more interested in the symbols of maths too.

Christmas Plants

Christmas plants flash cards. Can be used in so many ways, introducing new vocabulary, print two copies and make into Montessori three part cards.