500+ free printables

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These printables are free for personal or classroom use!  Everything on this site is copyrighted and may not be republished or sold in any form. For more information, please see my Terms of Use. Some of my printables have been packaged into bundle packs for quick, easy downloading.  You’ll find links to purchase bundle packs on this page.

Simple Alphabet Books

If you’re just starting to teach the alphabet to your toddler, these books are perfect.  A free printable book for each letter of the alphabet!  To download each book individually, click on the image.  To purchase the entire set in just one download (plus get two bonus books!), visit my TPT store.

26 alphabet books with photographs


Save yourself some time! Purchase the entire set and get all the books in one easy download – plus get two bonus books!  Purchase in my shop HERE. Non-U.S. residents, please purchase in my TPT store.

 Sight Word Readers

 Beginning readers can use context clues, picture clues, and sight word knowledge to read these printable little books. 

Download each set individually

You can find the post which shares each set of readers by clicking below.  When you get to the post, scroll to the bottom to download the set of readers.

Purchase sets 1-26 (104 books) and get four bonus books, plus dividers for easy organization! (Like all my printables, these are digital files. I do not sell printed material.) Purchase in my shop HERE. Non-U.S. residents, please visit my TPT store.

More books

After creating the first 26 sets to use alongside Reading the Alphabet, I’ve had requests for more books.  I’m creating additional sets.  These later sets correlate with my free phonics books.    When I have a large collection, these will also be available for purchase in a bundle pack.  For now you may download each set by clicking on the images below.

Phonics Books

I’ve shared over 130 books in my free phonics reader collection that are designed to be used alongside my sight word readers or separately.  Each book introduces a new phonics pattern and gives practice with simple sentences and bright pictures.  Click on the image to download each set.free phonics books collection

Save yourself a ton of time and purchase the entire collection of phonics books.  Get the downloads sent right to your inbox! Purchase the entire set (plus dividers for easy organization) in my shop HERE.  Non-U.S. residents, please visit my TPT store.

Color Me Emergent Readers

I’ve recently started sharing simple emergent readers. Unlike my sight word books, these are black and white so children can color them.  They do not get progressively harder with set. Instead, each set has three books – level 1, 2, and 3.  These books are being created to correlate with my themed early childhood book lists.

 Nonfiction Readers

I’ve begun sharing nonfiction emergent readers that have real photographs as images.  These simple books are great for early readers in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.  Each book I share is part of a much larger set that comes with my theme packs, which you can view in my store.

Math Activities

In addition to these math printables, I share a variety of playful ways to learn about math with  items you may have lying around your house.  Visit my math page for all of my math activities organized by skill.

Pre-Reading Games & Activities

These games will help your child master important pre-reading skills like rhyming and identifying beginning sounds.   

Phonics Games & Activities

Browse these printables for activities to teach both short vowels, long vowels, and other phonics patterns. For more ideas for teaching reading, visit my Learning to Read Pinterest board.

 Sight Word Games

I have a small collection of printable sight word games that I’ve used alongside my sight word readers.  You can find many more playful ways to learn sight words on my  Sight Word Pinterest Board.

 Handwriting Pages

I teach my preschoolers to write the alphabet using a progression of easy to hard handwriting pages.  To learn more, visit my handwriting page.  

 Spelling Printables

I love to create spelling games for my kids to use as we learn through Word Study (you can read my 5-part Word Study series if you’re curious about that!).

 Spelling Lessons

Here you’ll find sample spelling lessons with printables. Even if your child is not in the within-word stage of spelling, these lessons will give you a flavor for how to teach spelling with word study.  If your child is in the within-word stage, you can start with these seven lessons and continue with the lists found in the book Words Their Way.

 Dot Sticker Pages

We do these dot sticker pages to reinforce letter shapes and sounds.  They’re also great fine motor practice! Use dot stickers, round magnets, Do-a-Dot markers, round cereal, or make your own pom-pom magnets.  Find our entire collection by clicking on the image below.  You’ll be able to get each page individually OR the entire set in one easy download.

Free dot sticker pages A-Z - the measured mom

Printable books of rhymes and songs

These printable letter books are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.  Each book contains six rhymes and/or songs for a particular letter of the alphabet. Find our entire collection by clicking on the image below.

free little letter book collection

Finger Puppets



    • says

      I just found your website. You have great, simple activities and ideas. I am a retired teacher but I do tutoring and subbing. I have printed some of your free printables, different grade levels, to add to my file to use with students I work with. When you sub in a classroom, you sometimes get that phone call last minute. I like to have readily available activities in my “educational arsenal” when I walk in the door.

  1. carolyn gunn says

    I’m loving every thing that I’ve seen since I came across this website. Its a great ascess to me and how I plan on getting ready for the following year. Thanks Anna I only wish I could get all this information into one huge notebook… I think your work is great…I’m learning something useful every time I open up your website..

    • Anna Geiger says

      I’m so glad it’s been useful for you, Carolyn! You’ve given me inspiration… do you think it would be helpful for people to have an e-book of all my material, indexed? So for example if they’re looking for posts about reading, they could look that up in the download and click on the posts that pertain to it?

      • dave says

        yes anna, i think that making it into an eboook (pdf) would be a
        great idea and time-saver for parents and even some ece teachers

        ps. thanks for all the great work you’ve done… sofar and in the future.

        ~dave in ottawa canada

        • Anna Geiger says

          Dave, I do have an ebook index for my site available now. :) It was last updated the end of January, so it’s due for an update, but you can get it free when you subscribe by e-mail, which you can do at the top of the blog or in the sidebar. It will help you find whatever you need on the blog.

  2. joy says

    Hello, i just find your blog tonight . i like your website. Keep up your good work and best wishes to you and your family!!

  3. sharon says

    Is it okay if I make copies of the Summer Reading Challenge for my students? It is a wonderful idea, LOVE IT! I think it might inspire them to read over the summer. Your website is awesome and filled with such great ideas :)

    • Anna Geiger says

      Absolutely, Sharon! You are welcome to print and copy any of my printables for your students. I just ask that if another teacher would like to use them, that you direct them to my website to download the material instead of working off your copy. Thanks!

  4. Dilek says

    thank you for perfect web-side and so many god ideas! I am following you from Sweden far far away:))
    thanks again!

  5. Linda says

    I have used many of your ideas/printables for my great granddaughters who are living with me. I also am encouraging my other granddaughter to sign up for your newsletter since her girls are 1 & 2 and she can get a head start on what she will need later this year and in the future. Thanks for the great work, wish the home PC was around when I taught preschool back in the 70’s and 80’s. Well I guess they were but everyone did not have them LOL.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Linda! I’m so glad you’re finding things to use with the children in your life! And I’m with you on wishing the blogosphere had been around a few years ago. It was available when I started teaching, but it took so long to find things and they were not nearly as accessible. Technology can be an amazing blessing!

  6. says

    I just love your ideas. They are beautiful.
    I’m Portuguese and I’m the director of a preschool in East Timor (Southeast Asia). These are special children, as you may know, since this is a developing country which became independent only 12 years ago. Therefore, I always have to adapt your activities to our reality here.
    Thank you for inspiring me

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Clarisse! Thank you for educating me about East Timor. It sounds like you have a very special and challenging teaching situation there. I’m so glad you’re finding things here to help you out!

  7. Ally says

    I can’t see them on this page, but I also love your beginning sounds mats that go along with Reading the Alphabet from This Reading Mama.

  8. Jasmin says

    THANK YOU so much for all your great stuff. Thats just amazing. I’m preparing now all the time because I just finished university and I hope I can start teaching in september! :) Unfortunately I can’t use your english/alphabetic things because I live in Austria but I try to create some things on my own (you’re such an inspiration).
    All the best for you & you’re familiy!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you so much, Jasmin! Congratulations on looking forward to that first year of teaching – so exciting! I’m sharing a free ebook next week designed for teachers of all types, but I think first year teachers will benefit the most. Thanks so much for reading!

  9. elyse says

    What an AMAZING list of resources! Thank you so much for sharing these 😀
    I work in the Learning Support section of a reception-yr 12 school in Australia. I’m always looking for new activities to use with my students who need that little bit of extra practice in all subject areas. I was very excited to find your site. Looking forward to using the resources you’ve generously shared here! Thanks again :)

  10. Charlotte says

    Hi! I would like to ask where I can buy the hallow font that u used in this printable
    Thank you very much. Great website!

  11. Samantha says

    My son is only 16 months old, but I have been stressing over if he’s learning things at his “school” etc…I decided to hunt down some simple letters/color pages to work with him at home. I can not tell you how excited I was to find your site! THANK YOU for making it not only available, but easy to navigate as well!! I’ve already shared your site with a few friends and family members!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hi Samantha! It sounds like your 16 month old already knows quite a bit! Our fourth is 2 1/2 and I have finally started working on letters a little more with him. I had more time with our oldest, and I got to it sooner with her. 😉 I’m sure your little guy is doing great. :) I’m go glad you find my site and can find things to use! It’s been fun for me and helps me do more with my own kids, too. Thanks so much for passing it along!

  12. Christa says

    Thank you for making all these printables available! We are just starting homeschool preschool, you have so many great resources.

  13. Beth says

    I just came across your site today…I instantly fell in love. I’ve been looking for quite some time some material other than your basic letter cards to start teaching my almost 2 yr old son the alphabet among other things. Your site is so wonderful and full of information. Thank you for doing this!

  14. Charlett Steverson says

    This is by far the most resourceful site I’ve seen. I have a 4 year old daughter who is learning how to read and she love your books. I also have daycare and my preschooler enjoy the books as well. Thank you for taking out you precious time to create this site, it is very detailed and thought out.

  15. Tracy Schumacher says

    Thank you so much for all of your resources! I am currently a pre-k teacher and preparing to graduate with my BA in elementary ed. It can be so difficult to find GOOD teacher tools for the younger age group. With this in mind I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon your page!

  16. prasanthi says

    I came across your blog while searching for ways to teach my 3 year old and i fell in love lol.I havent looked at the entire content but i bookmarked and would be visiting frequently for ideas to teach my son at home.
    Thank you for the effort in putting all these wonderful ideas at one place and they are very valuable for me.

  17. Patricia says

    Thank you so much for these printables. I had seen the milk cap letters and had started my collection but assumed I would need to create my own cards. I noticed you do not have cards for i and u are they coming soon? :)

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hi Patricia! I do plan to make milk cap letter sheets for all the short vowels. They are not on my immediate to do list, but hopefully within the next couple of months!

  18. renee says

    Thank you thank you. I am a teacher and a mother to three in Australia, and I love all the hard work and effort you have put into your resources.

    Thank you.

  19. Janet says

    Hi! I Just want to thank you for all your free printables , awesome ideas and useful information. Your site is truly a great teaching resource all at one spot!! I started using your printables and ideas to help my 4 year old in her writing and she enjoyed them :)) I know I’ll be coming back to your blog again and again….and I will definitely spread the word. May God continue to bless you and your work.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you so much, Janet, for your kind comment and for spreading the word about my site. :) I’m so thankful for readers like you!

  20. Eve says

    Would you be able to keep me updated when you get the number tracing worksheet up. Thank you very much! Love your site also!!!

  21. Theresa says

    Hi Anna, Thanks for some great resources which I have found useful for my students with Special Needs. They are colourful and visually appealing to students who need visual & sensory stimulation. Easy to use for busy teachers. Thank You :-)

    • Anna Geiger says

      I understand, Janelle. However, I chose to use just uppercase because I created these for my toddler and wanted to keep things simple. I will be teaching him his lowercase letters later when he is ready. It’s easy for him to “read” the book himself when he has the large uppercase letter to identify rather than both, which could confuse him.

    • Anna Geiger says

      I’m so glad to hear that, Jennifer! I remember how hard these easy readers were to find at an affordable price when I was a classroom teacher. If you have it in your budget and are not already a member, I recommend looking into Reading A-Z. I think it’s $100 for a year’s membership, and they have a ton of AWESOME printable books for all levels. I actually got a membership just to use with my kids at home.

  22. Kenette Robertson says

    Thank you so much for your fun resources. I teach in a Christian school & love having some fun and new resources to use. I get more excited than the class about having something new to laminate and take in to school!

  23. Tresa says

    My daughter reads through our books so fast at home and she memorizes them by the picture. I’ve been searching for cute printable readers to give her something new without going broke. Thank you Thank you Thank you soo much!!!!!

  24. Karen Ganon says

    Wow! I downloaded SO many helpful lessons (spelling and word families) today from your site. Thank you for all of your fantastic work and the time you put into it. The fact that you are willing to share it is such a blessing to all of us–especially the kids!

  25. says

    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful and engaging ideas. I teach Spanish Immersion Kindergarten, the same content of a full day Universal Kindergarten but 100% in Spanish. I am very happy that I can transfer a lot of this ideas into Spanish and bring it to my classroom. I am sharing this website with my English kindergarten colleagues.
    Thank you again!

  26. says

    My husband is stationed in Sasebo, Japan so for work I teach English out in town to Japanese kindergarten students. THEY ALWAYS LOVE the printable I hand out, and the book recommendations go hand in hand with the activities which is so awesome. Thank you for all you do and provide for us. Free is always a blessing :)

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Shannon! Thanks so much for your note. It’s so exciting to hear of people using my resources in other countries. I’m so glad you’re finding things you can use here!

  27. Angie says

    Your site is truly a blessing. I needed materials on this level for a second grader who is not yet recognizing letters or sounds. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Anna Geiger says

      You’re so welcome, Angie – and I’m glad you’re finding things here to help your second grader. It’s wonderful to hear from people who can use these materials with struggling learners. Anything to make that light bulb turn on!

  28. Lori M Tatum says

    I have been challenged with teaching kindergarten after teaching 5th grade for 11 years. Your website has made my adjustment much easier. Thank you.

    • Anna Geiger says

      I’m thrilled to hear that, Lori! Jumping from fifth grade to kindergarten is quite a switch — I hope you keep finding things here to save you some time!

  29. Andrea says

    I downloaded your number handwriting pages and linked over to this page from there. Great stuff to browse through! Bookmarking this page. Thanks for everything!

  30. Nicole Cox says

    Every time I start searching for great ideas for my preschool classroom and my homeschool, your website pops right up!! I am in LOVE with all of these ideas!!! Thank you so much for working so hard and being willing to share your creations.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Oh, that’s fabulous to hear that your search engine is liking me. :) Thank you so much for your very kind comment, Nicole! It’s a joy for me to create and share here. I’m thankful for readers like you who keep coming back!

  31. KIKORA ELCOCK says

    I just want to thank you for creating this page, before this page I was constantly looking for things on the internet that my children could use at home for learning purposes or I was always going to the store by products, but this site makes it easy for me and my daughter loves her little books, my sons just love having books that they can color and I have to read at night. I love seeing my children faces light up when they are learning and having fun, it’s makes me happier. I just want to thank you again, because this has made a lot of things easier for especially since I am always looking for learning tools.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you for your kind note, Kikora! I love hearing about all the learning activities you’re doing at home with your kids! I hope you keep finding things you can use here.

  32. Amanda says

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing,fun,cute and awesome ideas! I am a professional home childcare provider and I am always looking for fun new things for the children in my care. I can’t wait to start using this!

    Thanks again, you are wonderful!
    Amanda :)

  33. says

    Hi Anna,

    I would like to take the chance to say a big thank you for sharing your wonderful resources. I am still a newby teacher, having only taught for 2 years – both of those in First Grade, and next year I will be making the move down to Prep (=Kindergarten). I am so happy I came across your site and will definitely be adding a selection of your resources to toolkit for next year. I especially love that all of your resources have been tried and tested by kids of the same age – it definitely gives a great insight to what motivates and engages little learners :)

    Thank you so much!
    Nerida :)

    • Anna Geiger says

      You’re very welcome, Nerida – I’m so glad you’re finding things here to help your teaching! It’s such an exciting profession because there’s always more to learn. Enjoy those little ones!

  34. Tracy says

    I just happened on your site and the materials are wonderful…thank you so much! I teach a special education kindergarten and most of these are so appropriate for my little ones. Thank you again and Happy New Year!

  35. Patrick Chan says

    Deeply impressed and amazed for your dedication to help the young learners. I really appreciate your being generous to share your hard work with others. A real role-model!

  36. Gloria Morris says

    Thank you very much for sharing the printable pages and for all the information in your blog. God bless you for your kindness.

  37. The Practical Mom says

    We used the Beginning Sound Picture Mats & Sound covers,excellent practise for my 3 year old! Thanks a ton!


  38. Kim says

    Just wanted to say thank you for making all of this available! We homeschool and your worksheets are a great addition to our curriculum.

  39. Sarah says

    Thanks so much for all these amazing resources, I was wondering how to teach and entertain my 2 year old now that here brother and sister have gone to school, these are terrific!

  40. Justyna says

    Thank you for your hard work! You’re making my job as an English as a Second Language teacher much, much easier!

  41. Karen says

    Thank you so much for making your FABULOUS games, worksheets and more free. I am so excited to work with these materials. Learning here is fun!
    Karen : )

  42. Cynthia Buhagiar says

    I just love this site. Thanks for the lovely resources. I find them really useful both with my kids and with my students. Thanks a lot :-)

  43. tammy tokita says

    Thank you so much for your hard work – it’s amazing!

    I was not able to find the book that was shown on your site ( Can you see the retangle?)
    would you be able to tell me how I can get it?


  44. Sandra Heinrichs says

    I am a kindergarten teacher in a Christian school in Calgary, Canada. I have been copying your emergent readers, ETC.!!!, ALL afternoon. Thank you SO MUCH for blessing others by sharing these wonderful resources.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hi, Sandra! Thanks so much for your note – it was a real day brightener! I love that people are finding my emergent readers. They’re so fun to make and share. Blessings on your teaching!

  45. Jessica C. says

    I am an inner-city prek teacher and these resources are amazing! Thank you for these great activities, games, and printables:)

  46. Piamporn N. says

    Greeting from Thailand,

    Thank you so much for sharing these amazing resources. This site is a big help for me to teach my 2 year old daughter. I really appreciate your work!

    • Anna Geiger says

      You’re very welcome! It’s so exciting to hear from people on the other side of the world. So glad you’re finding things you can use here. :)

  47. Denise K says

    I stumbled onto your site and it is the answer to my prayers. I have a son in Kindergarten that has A LOT of energy so I know homework is a must. Almost two years ago, I was involved in an auto accident which resulted in a TBI (traumatic brain injury). What I knew before that accident is gone, so I am starting over again. I felt lost, I was not going to be able to provide the help my son needed. But NOT now! Your site will not only help my son but it will help me as well. Thank you for the hard work you have done. I love it all.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Denise,

      What challenges you’ve been through! I’m so glad you’re finding things here to help both you and your son. Blessings to you both!

  48. Tiffany says

    THANK YOU! I am a kindergarten teacher and a mommy of two boys and our newest addition is our daughter :) My oldest is 6 and in first grade….we have been practicing spelling words and it is always a fight (neither one of us wants to drill and practice after a long day at school!). So thank you for the awesome ideas/materials for both my kindergarten classroom and our home!!! God bless you and thank you once again <3

    • Anna Geiger says

      I’m so glad you can use things here, Tiffany! I know what you mean about kids not wanting to do drill work after a long day at school! I have to make sure my materials are interesting for that very reason. :)

  49. Ann says

    Thanks for all your hard work. This is beautiful site for kids and helping them learn. I teach preschool and these sheets are awesome! And you are giving us use of them for free. Thanks for sharing. It is hard to pick because they are cute and useful! Ann

  50. Sophie says

    Thank you so much for your site, in particular for the Word Study exercises. I’m teaching twin boys how to read/spell, and my regular techniques just weren’t working for one of them. I switched to your Word Study method and everything clicked for him. I’m wondering, though, if you’ll add more lists eventually? With O an U in particular, and then maybe more complex digraphs? It would be VERY appreciated.
    (Please don’t include my email address in my comment).

    • Anna Geiger says

      HI Sophie! No worries – your e-mail address only shows up for me, not for readers. I’m so glad word study is working for your boys! The reason I stopped doing word study on my blog is because my daughter outgrew it. Her spelling ability grew so rapidly that this was not a good use of her time. And since she attends school and this was an after school activity, I couldn’t justify it any longer. I would love to do this sort of thing with my son in the summer (he’s also an advanced speller and is currently in kindergarten), but I just don’t know for sure. Have you bought the Words Their Way book? It has so much helpful information. If you like apps, I highly recommend the Words Their way apps: http://www.themeasuredmom.com/best-spelling-apps-kids/. I’m sorry I can’t help you in this area right now. I think some day I might get to it, but it will probably be too late for you!

      • Sophie says

        Thanks for your reply, Anna. I’ll be sure to check back, as I’m not actually a parent, I’m a teacher and even if the materials come too late for these particular students I’m sure they would help future ones! I’ll check out those apps in the meantime. Thank you!

  51. Katie says

    I thought I down loaded all the short vowel mini readers…. but I ended up only downloading the short a vowel. They were based on word families like at, ap etc. I can’t find them anymore. Is there any way I could get the rest. It is helping a discouraged reader become more confindent.
    thanks, Love your website… Appreciate all you share with us…. Katie

  52. Katrina Daniel says

    I was just introduced to your site and stand in awe of the resources that you are sharing for FREE! How wonderful! Looking forward to making and using many of these in my classroom!

  53. Amy Peterson says

    This site is amazing! A colleague of mine shared it with me and I couldn’t be more pleased. I can’t thank you enough for sharing all of these absolutely wonderful ideas! It is nice to have these great, functional, and ready-to-use ideas right at my fingertips. The ideas that I have used thus far with kiddos have been a BIG hit!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you so much for your encouraging comment, Amy. :) I’m thrilled that your students are enjoying the activities!

  54. Kultalee says

    Dear Anna,
    I’m in Thailand, your ideas, and dedication of your work is really amazing, I’m grateful for what you’ve done. Thank you so much.

    • Anna Geiger says

      It’s so nice to hear from you, Kultalee, all the way from Thailand! I’m so glad you’re finding things you can use here. :)

  55. Sneha says


    I am a pre-k teacher, working for age group 3 to 5.
    I loved your website. Its cool. There’s a lot under one roof. I don’t remember seeing opposite match. Could you forward one to me.


  56. Florencia says

    Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication that helps people, like me, who are not as creative. I absolutely love the Kindergarten checklist. I wish you had a first grade checklist to inform the parents of what areas they need to work on with their child.

    Thank you,

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Florencia!

      That’s an interesting idea… a first grade readiness checklist. I’ll have to think about that one! It’s challenging to write as kids are at SO many different stages of development when they come to first grade. I remember having a first grader who didn’t know all her letters and two students who were reading at a 5th grade level… all in the same class. Obviously the norm is somewhere in the middle. :) I’ll think on it!

  57. Rachel says

    Thank you so much! I am a first year teacher working in a K-2 resource room and your site has been so helpful. I just wish I would have found you sooner.

    • Anna Geiger says

      I’m so glad you’re finding things you can use here, Rachel! It’s too bad it took you a little while to find me, but hopefully it will be a greater help for the next school year. :)

  58. Trevor Munroe says

    Being short of educational supplies in Livingstone, I spend many hours finding resources for my staff. Today I struck gold. The first staff meeting will be about your site and the excellent ideas it has for a variety of grades. On top of that they are fun! I loved looking through the various activities. Many thanks. I am a Measured Mom lover after this morning’s browse.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Trevor! It’s always wonderful to hear about people using my site around the world. And thank you very much for sharing my site with your staff!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Praise him, indeed – I’m so thankful that he’s given me this creative outlet that can benefit others as well. It’s a true blessing!

  59. Elaine says

    WOW…. I run a family daycare and i’m always searching for new and fun ideas to teach the kid’s new things. This site is awesome, I love! Thank you so much :)

  60. Salma pandit says

    Hi Anna ,
    I have no words for you to say THANK YOU, because I am using your books
    In my Daycare and kids and parents are very happy.
    God bless you.

  61. Karen Joy says

    Thank you so much! My daughter loves to study because of your wonderful activities! Learning is Fun!!!

  62. Charmaine says

    Dear Anna,
    Your site is the best! I love your resources very very much! My kids love your Colour Me Emergent Reader series :) Will you be having more of that coming up? Juz a BIG shout of THANKS to u here!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hi, Charmaine!

      I write my Color Me Readers to go along with my early childhood book lists, which take a long time to put together. However, I’m getting close to being done with my Farm book list, (next week maybe?) and a new set of books will be coming out with that.

  63. Jennifer says

    I am trying to assist a dear friend of mine who is 8 years old and recently started to really dislike school. I have found she has trouble with vowel sounds, which is making spelling and reading difficult for her. Sadly, her school is just pushing her through and not helping where help is needed. I found your site and I am thrilled that i can walk her back through the basics this summer and help her to understand and learn.

    I love that I am able to purchase the phonics “set” from you so I can easily create a binder. Your site is more helpful then many others I have come across. Thanks so MUCH!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Jennifer! I’m so glad you’re finding things here to help your little friend. Hopefully with a lot of playful activities this summer she’ll be ready for school in the fall. I’d also like to recommend This Reading Mama’s short vowel activity pack. It is AWESOME – I’ve used a lot of the activities when teaching my kids to read. You can get a lot of the parts for free, or get the bundle pack for a very affordable price: http://bit.ly/1Hm3WjE

  64. Christine Holliday says

    You are just amazing! Thank you so much for not only making these printable games, but you just give them to us! From a teacher who is completely strapped for cash at the moment due to all of the end of the year expenses, THANK YOU!!!

    • Anna Geiger says

      You’re so welcome, Christine! I remember how many hundreds (gulp, thousands!) of my own money I spent as a teacher. I’m so glad I get to do what I love and save teachers some time and cash at the same time. :)

  65. Ana says

    Hi Anna,

    I wanted to thank you so much for all your free printables. My daughter looks forward to doing her alphabet activities everyday. However, today when I clicked on the free printables tab, I wasn’t able to see anything except for the comments. Is there something I can do to access the free printables?

    Thank you,


    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Ana! That’s so bizarre. Right now I am seeing all the printables. What browser are you using? Can you try a different one? I see everything in Chrome.

  66. says

    Just wanted to say a GIGANTIC THANK YOU for all your freebies! I am a 2nd year kindergarten teacher (after 2 years teaching 5th grade math and being an educational aide for the 11 years prior to that!). My kindergarteners come to my class at very different levels. Some have been to preschool, but sadly for most, I am their first exposure to the alphabet, numbers, writing, etc. You can’t imagine how much I appreciate your willingness to share your talents with others! God Bless You!


    • Anna Geiger says

      You’re very welcome, Lori, and I’m so glad my materials are helpful for your kindergartners! I really appreciate your kind note. :)

  67. Lindsey Toledo says

    Hi Anna!
    Thank you so much for a wonderful completion of printables!!! I use your sight almost every day for part of my son’s homeschool lessons! I use pursing this post again today and noticed on the first image of the post (the collage of images for the post), on the top left corner there is a photo of what appears to be a Syllable Counting Clip Card activity. I can’t seem to find that activity anywhere on your website. Do you still have it or access to it? Would you mind sending me a link for it or the file itself?
    Thank you again so much for sharing all of your great work and the great work of others!

      • Lindsey Toledo says

        Thank you so much! I think I tried searching for it but couldn’t find it. Perhaps I did’t search in the right area. 😉 We are working on syllables in our next few lessons and we’re going on a road trip and I knew these would be prefect for the car. Thank you again for all you contribute to home and preschool education!

  68. Monique Breeden says

    HI Anna,

    My 22 month old isn’t speaking yet, she only grunts & points at EVERYTHING she sees. I’m so happy that I found your website! it is so beautiful & full of great learning tools. I have downloaded your ABC free printable that I will use with her. I also bought a few rhyming books that she loves. Thanks for devoting your life to making other moms have a place & a voice!
    Keep up the great work! :-)

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Monique! I’m so glad you’ve found me. :) Our oldest was a grunter too, and I thought I’d go crazy! She didn’t start talking until she was 2 1/2 — but you’d never guess it now, as she speaks and reads beautifully (she’s going into 3rd grade). As our oldest she received the most reading to and personal attention :) and it certainly helped her develop a passion for books. That’s so wonderful that you’re doing so much with your toddler. Enjoy!

  69. michelle says

    I love all of this helpful free printable stuff! I stumbled upon your site looking for a cover for my sons homemade dictionary. Thanks for sharing all of this!

  70. anne says

    thank you for sharing this website with many helpful resource and free printable can be use to preschool works. i love it.

  71. Tanzeela Shaikh says

    hi Anna
    I am a new kindergarten teacher. KG2. I need your help in new teaching strategies that I an implement in teaching my children. any website links, or blogs or articles are welcome, from where I can read through,
    Also could you help me with ways of teaching concepts in Maths, Science and English?

    Thank you so much dear… and happy to have found your wonderful website to help me further improve my career as a teacher.
    Keep it up…

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hi Tanzeela,
      I’d like to help you, but I would need more specific questions. Are there resources you’d like for a certain concept?

      • Tanzeela Shaikh says

        As for now, please tell me new teaching strategies, which is actually my holiday homework (finding new teaching strategies), before school reopens in September.

        • Anna Geiger says

          I’m sorry, but I have five children and can’t do your homework for you. If you have specific questions about what you find on my site, I’d be happy to help!

  72. Courtney says

    Hi Anna!

    I’m a speech-language pathology graduate student and it’s always a struggle to afford new materials and think of fun ideas for my younger clients. Thank you so much! This is a great resource and I will continue to come back for more! Your materials are so easy to adapt to speech and language therapy. The coloring pages by letter can be used to teach sounds (like those tricky “r” and “s” sounds). There are rhyming and matching activities. Even the math activities, like the bugs in a jar, can be used as fun reinforcement while working on language goals. Thanks again!

    Proverbs 11:24-25
    One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

    • Anna Geiger says

      I’m thrilled to hear that my materials can help children with speech difficulties, Courtney! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. It really brightened my day. :)

  73. Jenn says

    What an amazing site! I have taught little people for roughly 18 years now, and I am always looking for new and fresh ideas to use in my class. I JUST LOVE your teaching aids. And your generosity to share so freely is wonderful!
    Thanks for all the hard work you do to make our lives easier!

  74. Allison says

    I love the printables! I help my boyfriend’s daughter alot with her education. She come along way. I use your stuff with her. I love the ice cream dot counting match! She was struggling with dot counting it has helped her alot. Its been really helpful! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

    • Anna Geiger says

      You are so very welcome, Allison! I’m so happy that my materials are helpful and hope you keep finding more you an use!

      • Allison says

        So far so good! I use them with my special education class -although I am a para- I try helping the teachers out too on any spare time. I help friends with homeschooling as well. I’ve sent a few to your site over the pass year. Wonderful for you to share :)

  75. says

    Wonderful resources! I will definitely be back and looking more into everything once I start lesson planning for my boys in a couple of weeks!

  76. Coley says

    I am pretty new to teaching first grade and I have found your materials to be so refreshing!!! I taught 4th and 5th grade for quite a while, so coming down to 1st was a big change. Once I found your website I felt much better about teaching phonics. Thank you so much for sharing all your hard work. The word family mats and word family “house” wheels are my favorite so far.

    • Anna Geiger says

      I’m so glad you’re finding things you can use here to help your teaching! I taught grades 3-5 before moving down to first and second grade, so I know how steep that learning curve is! :)

  77. M Ahlers says

    I can not thank you enough for sharing all your hard work. This is going to make my classroom so much more productive during independent work time.
    Thank you Thank you

  78. Teresa says

    I am loving the little books! I am going to print them and add them to my bin for Daily 5 Read to Self time for my Grade 1 and 2 class. I was wondering if you would consider making emergent readers for “is” and “it” that aren’t specifically US focused? I am in Canada and would love to have a complete set but hesitate to add books about the US presidents and symbols to my classroom library.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hi Teresa! I think if I were starting over I would have made the books applicable to all countries, but when I was originally making them they hadn’t caught on yet. I think that making alternate sets that work for all countries is a great idea, but unfortunately not something I can put on my schedule right now. Too many irons in the fire – I’m sorry!

  79. says

    Thank you so much for this site. It has already been a blessing for my busy preschool. We are a academic preschool. Your worksheets are great, looking forward to using them.

    Blessings to you and your staff.

  80. ROBIN says

    I seen in he Banner the game “Would You Rather”. I did not see it listed on your website. Was hoping to play it with the grandchildren this week when they come to visit. Could you please e-mail me the questions? Otherwise where do I go to get them?
    Great material and teaching guides. May try some of it with my handicapped nephew.


  81. Jessica says

    I just found your website and I am so excited. I can’t wait to see the learning my 3 year old will do with your products. I have already passed your website along to a few other pre-k mommy friends. Thank you for sharing!

  82. Jill says

    I can’t tell you how impressed I am that you are so willing to share your work with us. I know that it has to take a lot of time, energy and money to put it all together, yet you share it willingly. I don’t know about anyone else, but being a teacher with limits in all three of these areas, I am truly grateful! Thank you and God bless!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Jill! I am so thankful that I can earn a living from home by helping teachers and homeschoolers. I can’t say how much I love doing this, and it’s a joy to save teachers time, energy, and money – I taught full time for a number of years and remember it well!

  83. susie says

    hi,I am a mother from China,I love your website and i will tell all of my friend to your website. thank you very much

  84. says

    I just wanted to let you know what a blessing your site has been for me. This is my first year teaching kindergarten (after 7+ years in other grades) and I am a bit overwhelmed. Your site has so many activities that are aligned to our state standards, and kid friendly. I am sincerely grateful that you have chosen to share your resources with the public! You have an amazing gift!!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Rebecca! I’m so glad you’re finding things here that you can use. I can imagine that switching down to kindergarten is quite a challenge! I taught grades 3-5 for a few years before moving down to first, and it was quite the learning curve. I LOVE what I get to do here and am so thankful it can help teachers like you!

  85. teri says

    hello !! i ‘ve ”crush” on this fabulous sight ! what a great work ! THANK YOU for sharing all these … a ”salute” from Greece !!!

    • Anna Geiger says

      You’re very welcome, Teri! I have seen many photographs of your country as my husband leads study tours there every few years. :). So glad you’re finding things here you can use!

  86. Beth says

    Hello! I am an ESL teacher in Korea and I keep coming back to your site time and time again! Your material is fantastic! I love when learning is fun for the students, and your games do the trick! I’m also excited to use your Spelling Dictionary for a new writing class I am about to teach. Your material is inspiring and it makes my job easier and so much more enjoyable! Thank you for your hard work! I really appreciate it!



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