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Friday Freebie ~ Totschool Resources

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Totschool Resources

Here are some of my favourite free Totschool resources. It has been quite a while since I’ve had a tot in the home. My “baby” is 11 years old! Totschool is something I did with all 3 my youngest children and found it incredibly beneficial when I was schooling the older children.

100+ Free Toddler Printables from

This is a growing collection of free printables for toddlers, designed for ages approximately 18 months – 36 months.

Tot School from 1+1+1=1

Tot School was developed here! The name has spread far and wide across the Internet, but if you’re wondering where the name originally came from, you are in the right place! My oldest son gave the name to this concept when he was just 6 years old…

Tot School isn’t really school at all, it is simply a name given to the idea of learning through play at home during the younger years.

Mommy Made Printables from Totally Tots

Our Mission for Totally Tots is to unite and encourage Christian Moms to train up their children in the way they should go. We desire Totally Tots to be a place where we encourage one another in love, and joyfully share ideas that will strengthen us in training up the next generation of Kingdom warriors. We believe that we can learn from each other’s experiences and provide wisdom gained by them.

We believe that one of the best ways to do this is to encourage each other in faith, by our spoken and written words. It is our hope that as we unite women in Christ, the young will glean wisdom from the old, one will gain strength from another, and together we’ll shed light to the world. Our greatest hope is that through all we share on Totally Tots – that our children will be a reflection of our hearts on fire for His glory.

Totschool Resources on

There are tons of free Totschool resources on

Totschool resources from Tot School Resources

As a busy mom it can be hard to keep toddlers and preschoolers entertained. I created TotSchool Resources to provide ideas for crafts & activities you can easily do at home whether you’re doing homeschool preschool or just need to keep your little one entertained.

Totschool Activites & Crafts from Shannon’s Totschool

Do you need some inspiration for activities to do with your own tots? You are in the right place!

Totschool: Planning Totschool Trays & Activities For The Week from Year Round Homeschooling with Misty Leask

When Fifi was a baby, I was fortunate enough to go to a little seminar held by Lauryan over at Edukits. The topic of discussion was “Toddler Taming: Stimulating and Teaching Toddlers through Play.” What has stayed with me the most over the last 5.5 years, is the importance of routine and how it benefits both the child and the parent/caregiver.

Teeny Tiny Tot School from Confessions of a Homeschooler

I used a lot of the resources from Confessions of a Homeschooler for my little one when they started joining our school sessions.

There are so many free resources online, I’ve collated a few themes to help you out. You can find those freebies HERE!




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Freebie Friday ~ Kindergarten Nativity Pack **Limited offer**

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Last week I shared 4 new Monsters Ed Christmas Preschool Mini Packs. Today’s freebie, the Kindergarten Nativity Pack**, focuses on the Christmas Story, using characters from the birth of Jesus.

I have always pulled my Packs into lapbook style booklets to make it easier for the children to manage the activities and keeps everything centralised in one easy to store place. This also makes it easier to store in plastic sleeves for filing, or envelopes. I’ve included a video below of the lapbook I created for our little friend, Rori.

This 21 page Kindergarten Nativity pack contains the following activities:
– Complete the Pattern
– 7 Do-a-Dot Pages
– Number recognition peg activity
– Concertina Name Book
– Roll a Nativity Scene
– Colouring Page
– Colour by Number Page
– Shadow Matching

**Please note that this Nativity Pack will be free for a limited time**

To download the file, please click on the image below.




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Freebie Friday ~ 4 NEW Monsters Ed Christmas FREEBIES

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Christmas is fast approaching! I can hardly believe that we are already at the end of 2022. What a roller coaster ride the last few years have been. To celebrate the festive season, I’ve created these FREE early education mini packs. These will remain free on Monsters Ed forever!

Each mini pack includes the following festive activities:
Complete the pattern

Do-a-Dot letter activity (can be completed with either do-a-dot markers, pompoms or stickers)

Number recognition peg activity

Name recognition concertina book

Colour matching cards

I like to make up the mini packs in a file folder. This keeps the activities together and the file folder fits into a large envelope, which is easy to store.

Click on the image below to download the Mini Packs!




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Freebie Friday ~ Strange World Preschool Pack & Movie Review!

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Strange World

Last week Fifi and I were invited to a pre release screening of Disney’s Strange World*. What a charming movie! The movie follows the Clades on their journey through a strange mountain cave. Full of, out of their element, adventures and lessons on accepting their children’s dreams aren’t the same as their own. Fifi and I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and unexpected rollercoaster turns of this movie.

To celebrate the release, I’ve created this free Strange World Preschool mini pack. To download, click on the image below.

A new featurette is now available for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ action-packed adventure “Strange World,” revealing how the voice cast describes the upcoming feature: crazy, bizarre, adventurous, mysterious, thrilling, mind-blowing and, of course, strange. Featured stars include Jake Gyllenhaal, who lends his voice to Searcher Clade, a family man who finds himself out of his element on an unpredictable mission; Dennis Quaid, who voices Searcher’s larger-than-life explorer father, Jaeger; Jaboukie Young-White, who is the voice of Searcher’s 16-year-old, adventure-seeking son, Ethan; Gabrielle Union, who provides the voice of Meridian Clade, an accomplished pilot and Searcher’s partner in all things; and Lucy Liu, who voices Callisto Mal, Avalonia’s fearless leader who spearheads the exploration into the strange world. Opening in U.S. theaters this Nov. 23rd, the feature film introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a slew of ravenous creatures. “Strange World” is helmed by Don Hall (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Raya and the Last Dragon”) and co-director/writer Qui Nguyen (co-writer “Raya and the Last Dragon”), and produced by Roy Conli (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Tangled”).

The Strange World Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring score by composer Henry Jackman (“The Gray Man,” “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”), will be released in both digital and Dolby Atmos by Walt Disney Records on Nov. 23.

*Note this movie includes LGBTQ+ themes.




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Freebie Friday ~ Encanto Resources

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Encanto Resources

The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

Teaching with Encanto from We are Teachers
Encanto Resources
Printables for k – 5!
We don’t talk about Bruno, but we can’t stop talking about Encanto. We love this incredible movie for its representation, themes, and most important—teachable moments. We put together some learning activities just for you and your Encanto-obsessed students. Enjoy!

Free Encanto Printable Confidence Cards for Kids from Marcie & the Mouse
Encanto Resources
Do your kids love Disney’s Encanto? Surprise your kids with these adorable Encanto confidence cards that are sure to make them smile.

Free Encanto Coloring Sheets – Color by Number from Moms & Crafters
Encanto Resources
These free Encanto coloring sheets feature color by number images of all the main Encanto characters – including Bruno, of course!

Free Encanto Printable Coloring Sheets & Kids Activities from Raising Whasians
Encanto Resources
Grab your FREE Encanto Printable Coloring Sheets and Kids Activities, with over 16 pages of fun coloring pages and activity sheets inspired by the film!

Encanto Trivia: Questions and Answers for a Party (Free Printable) from Magical Adventure Guide
Encanto Resources
Test your knowledge of Disney’s movie, Encanto, with these fun Encanto trivia questions. These Encanto trivia questions and answers are the perfect game for themed party, or simply to test your level of Madrigal family fandom!

Encanto Movie Colombian Culture References English Version from Jules Paper Co on Teachers Pay Teachers
Encanto Resources
Encanto is quickly becoming a hit movie! The setting of this movie takes place in the country of Colombia, it is jam packed with many symbols. The movie includes many cultural references that reflect the diversity of the Colombian population with brief sentence descriptions in English. This resource is completely free and is intended to be used for educational purposes. There are no images from the movie included in this free resource. All images are free stock photos.

Encanto Movie Trailer Opinion Guide for Spanish Class from Live Love Spanish on Teachers Pay Teachers
Encanto Resources
Your students will have fun using this guide to give their opinion of the trailer for Disney’s new animated film Encanto. Set in Colombia, Encanto is about Mirabel Madrigal and her magical family.

This product includes:

*An editable google slide movie guide where students are prompted to talk about the type of film the trailer is for, their opinion of the trailer and the aspects of culture present.

Encanto Hidden Message Math: Gr 2/3 – ADD/SUB from TeachHeath on Teachers Pay Teachers
Encanto Resources
These 8 hidden message video game themed puzzles get kids engaged in basic operations. Students solve the problems, place the letters in the puzzle, then they solve the puzzle.

Each message has at least 8-12 problems for students to solve.

Great to use as a center, for homework, small groups, or even math warm ups.

Cards get harder as puzzle number increases: so, this is great for differentiation.

Encanto Movie Guide from TpT para ti on Teachers Pay Teachers
Encanto Resources
25 question Encanto movie guide to complete while watching. The first version is in both Spanish and English. The second version is solely in Spanish.

Open Syllable Game inspired by Encanto from Emma Balansay- Emmazing Teacher on Teachers Pay Teachers
Encanto Resources
This powerpoint game will help kids review open and closed syllables. It is interactive and engaging.

Magical Gift Matching Activity Printable/Worksheet [Encanto] from Sra Katie on Teachers Pay Teachers
Encanto Resources
Everyone received a magical gift, except Mirabel. Have your students match the Madrigal family member with the appropriate description of their gift, or lack thereof.

Encanto Coloring Sheets
from Jenna Ricigliano on Teachers Pay Teachers
Encanto Resources
Disney’s Encanto Coloring Pages for students and adults of all ages!




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