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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Totschool: Nursery Rhymes ~ Twinkle Twinkle Little Star messy play craft

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Tot School

~Pixie is 17.5 months old~

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.

Pixie has had fun with this nursery rhyme. We have been signing it all the time and she has even started, sorta, singing it herself.

She started her star off with crayons, but didn’t seem to be enjoying it too much, so I gave her the left over paints from the big kidlets.
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The completed paper plate star
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She was having so much fun, I gave her the template I used to make the paper plate stars to paint another one. She had so much fun, the star tore as I picked it up. I placed it onto a paper plate to hang it up to dry. No glue required, LOL.
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Messy hands
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Her finished, second, star
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Note to self, don’t let her paint with poster paint on the high chair. Poster paint does not come off plastic *sigh*


Look at what the big kidlets did HERE, the resources are also listed on that blog post.

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Letter Pointer craft

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I saw these really cool letter pointers, by A Differentiated Kindergarten, on Pinterest a little while ago and decided to have Koko and Fifi decorate their own pointers for when we do letters every day.

I had bought 4 tubs of these letters a while ago, put them away and forgot about them.

While Noo was at his maths lessons with Bimpa (my father in law) and Koko had finished his lessons for the day, I inserted a bamboo skewer into each letter. I then gave the kidlets some glitter glue to wild with. They loved it.

Koko has blue and orange letters and Fifi has purple and green letters.

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Mini Box Day

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We had a mini box day here this morning. Noo’s new reading books finally arrived. He LOVES the Beast Quest series and as he finishes his curriculum readers his reward is the next book in the series, which in this case is Sepron the Sea Serpant. He also needs more help in his Afrikaans lessons and a friend suggested the “Boet en Saartjie” book to get him started reading. I’m hoping this is going to help him. Both books were bought through
Min Box day
Min Box day
Min Box day

Then from Crafty Stuff I ordered a few things for the littlies (including Bumble) for the sensory boxes. Click on the images (courtesy of Crafty Stuff unless otherwise noted) below to buy them online.
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I couldn’t resist these iron on bees for Baby Bumble. I bought three, one is already on one of her baby grows, LOL.
Min Box day
Bees are currrenly out of stock, but here’s the link for all the iron ons

Bugs for our bug theme
Min Box day
Min Box day

For the colour sorting box.
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Min Box day

Min Box day
Min Box day

Min Box day

Smiley Faces
Min Box day

Felt sheets. These will be used for finger puppets and felt food.


Little Monster School ~ Baking Day

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Koko is 50 months old (4 years 2 months)and Fifi is 28 months old

The littlies and I have been doing quite a bit of baking over the last few weeks. Here are some pics of the littlies and their cupcakes. I attempted the frosting (not my strong point, I’m afraid) and the littlies did the sprinkles.

Fifi and her Barbie Cupcakes.
Baking day
Baking day

Koko and his Spiderman Cupcakes.
Baking Day
Baking Day


Little Monster Preschool #2

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Koko is 50 months old (4 years 2 months)

I got this wonderful idea from Rockerbye Butterfly and decided to do something similar and create our own Letter/Number Review and Check Sheets, downloadable downloadable here.

Every week we check off which letters he worked on and learnt that week. He is doing really well retaining all the letters he has learned so far. He is still battling with some of his numbers, but he is getting there. I’m not concerned at the moment.

Koko is doing really well with reading lessons and is loving every lesson.

Matching the capital letters to the lower case letters.


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Little Monster School ~ 1
Little Monster School ~ 2
Little Monster School ~ 3
Little Monster School ~ 4
Little Monster Preschool #1