Freebie Friday ~ Letter of the Week Roundup

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Our Letter of the Week posts have been incredibly successful and I thought putting them in a, easy to find, single post, would help you all tremendously. We would like to that all of you for your continued support over the last 10 years. We greatly appreciate it.

Letter A Resources

Letter B Resources

Letter C Resources

Letter D Resources

Letter E Resources

Letter F Resources

Letter G Resources

Letter H Resources

Letter I Resources

Letter J Resources

Letter K Resources

Letter L Resources

Letter M Resources

Letter N Resources

Letter O Resources

Letter P Resources

Letter Q Resources

Letter R Resources

Letter S Resources

Letter T Resources

Letter U Resources

Letter V Resources

Letter W Resources

Letter X Resources

Letter Y Resources

Letter Z Resources




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Freebie Friday ~ Letter Z Resources

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Letter Z Resources

Find the Hidden Images from
Letter Z
Crack open the crayons! As your kid identifies and colors in lowercase and uppercase letters, a cool cartoon will emerge.

Romping & Roaring Z Pack from 3Dinosaurs
Letter Z
Romping & Roaring Z Pack contains 47 pages:
Z Coloring Page, Z Color and Trace, Color Or Dot the Letters, Stamp Letters on the Picture, Decorate the Letter (or playdough mat), Prewriting Practice Lines, Prewriting Practice Working up to Letters With Start & Stop, Trace Letters Practice with Start & Stop, Trace Letter, Trace Letter Place, Trace with Arrows, Trace Letter with Lines, Color Upper Case & Lower Case, Color the Letters, Find the Letter, Dot the Letter Upper & Lower Case, Matching on Page, Roll & Count, Dot the Letters, Dot Letters and Image, Dot Letters Different Font, Shape Tracing Solid Line, Shape Tracing Dotted Line, Color Capitol Letter by Size, Color Lower Case Letter by Size, Color Image by Size, Upper Case Letter Maze, Lower Case Letter Maze, Upper & Lower Case Letter Maze, Color the Letter and Image Book, Color the Letter Book, Trace and Draw Book, Sort Upper & Lower Case, Sort by Size, Lacing Card, 2 part Letter & Image Puzzles, 4 part Puzzles, and 9 part Puzzles.

Z for Zoo from Walking by the Way
Letter Z
Quite a few nice resources here

My Trip to the Zoo {Free Printable Booklet} from Teaching Mama
Letter Z
A visit the zoo is a must during the summer months. My boys absolutely love going to the zoo! We have a small zoo here in Iowa, but it’s great for my little ones!

Today, I’m sharing with you a printable I created to go along with our trips to the zoo. This workbook helps my preschooler process information he learned at the zoo and also practice his drawing skills.

Prek Letter Z from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Letter Z
Welcome to the Letter Z. We’ll be having fun with Zebras this week!

Building Block 9: Rhyming from
Letter Z
Learning letters can be fun when they’re hidden in familiar nursery rhymes. Get your child started on reading with these colorful rhyme-time worksheets.

Learn to Write Uppercase Letters from
Letter Z
Letter-writing isn’t just what happened before e-mail — it’s also an important step for preschoolers to learn before they begin a long journey to reading success. Give them a proper sendoff with these worksheets on uppercase letters.

Totschool: Letter Zz printables from 1+1+1=1
Letter Z




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Why is Breakfast Important?

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Why is Breakfast Important
Why is breakfast important? There is so much contradictory information out there, some believe that skipping breakfast, ie intermittent fasting, is good for you and others, the majority, believe that skipping breakfast can be detrimental.

Last week I attended the launch of the New Recipe Nestle Milo Cereal and during this launch, the amazing Anne-Marie De Beer (who game me some really great advice in managing my Type 2 Diabetes) gave a talk on the importance of breakfast. It got me thinking, why is it so important that we start every day with a good, healthy breakfast?

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast (as opposed to the kind containing doughnuts) can help give you:

* A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals
* Improved concentration and performance in the classroom or the boardroom
* More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity
* Lower cholesterol levels

Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.

Benefits of Eating Breakfast
* Breakfast decreases appetite.
* You eat less.
* You will improve your memory
* You can prevent type 2 diabetes
* You will weigh less

Is is healthy to skip breakfast?

It depends. The simple answer is to eat if you are hungry. Some people, like me, aren’t hungry in the morning, whilst some might pass out if they don’t eat. A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition debunks the myth that having breakfast is required for weight loss success. Researchers hint that if you don’t eat breakfast, it’s not the end of the world if you skip it.

What can we feed our children that is quick and easy doesn’t take ages to prepare?

Three out of the four of my children love breakfast cereals and, like many moms, I’m loathed to give them sugar filled cereals in the morning when they are meant to focus and concentrate on their school work in the mornings. There is finally a healthier cereal that doesn’t turn the children into little sugar fueled monsters.

The kidlets love the new Milo cereal. Pixie has never like breakfast cereals and I was curious to see how she would react to it. I’m happy to announce that she loves it. So I call this new recipe a win! Well done Nestle!!!

Milo Energy Cereal, now contains less sugar and more benefits! Each serving of MILO Energy Cereal contains only 1 ½ teaspoon of sugar and is high in fibre, free from artificial colours and has 7 vitamins and minerals to kick-start your kid’s active day.

Through surveys, Nestle discovered what we, as mothers, want to feed our children in the mornings to give them the fuel to push them through a busy morning of learning and physical activities. In light of their findings, they improved their Milo greatly by changing the much loved recipe, but still keeping the yummy taste. They have reduced the sugar and changed to using Whole Grains, to name but a scant few.

The new Milo cereal now contains the following ingredients: Cereal Grains (Whole Grain Wheat, Maize Semolina), Sugar, Barley Malt Extract, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Vitamins and Minerals (Calcium, Niacin, Ferrous Sulphate, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid,Vitamin B6, Riboflavin), Vegetable Oil, Full Cream Milk Powder, Salt, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin,Flavourings, Antioxidant: Tocopherols.

What do you feed your children for breakfast?




MILO whole grain energy cereal – Kickstart your day
MILO whole grain energy cereal
The Many Benefits of Breakfast
5 Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast
When Skipping Breakfast May Actually Be Good For You

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Freebie Friday ~ Letter Y Resources

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Letter Y Resources

Abby Phonics – Kindergarten – The Letter Y Series from AbbyExplorer on Teachers Pay Teachers
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1) Word FlashCards: Learn each word and its spelling.
2) Spelling: Arrange the letters in the correct order to spell the image.
3) Writing: Write the word that you hear and/or see.
4) Sentences: Choose the word that best completes the sentence.
5) Matching: Match the words to their correct pictures.
6) Riddles: Choose the word that best answers the riddle.
7) Word Search: Find the words that correspond to each lesson.
8) Review: Choose the word that contains the letter that they just learned.

Letter Y as a Vowel Reading Activities from Smart ALEC Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is a fun word study resource to explicitly introduce the “e” and “i” sounds of the letter y. Through these “detective” activities students can learn when Y says “e” and when Y says “i”.

Yappy Letter Y from Oh So Cute O’Flaherty on Teachers Pay Teachers
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A printable worksheet for the letter “Yy.” Can be used as morning work or as review.

Prek Letter Y from Confessions of a Homeschooler
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Welcome to the Letter Y week, where we’ll be having fun with Yarn!

Letter Y (Yak) from We Love Being Moms
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You can find many resources here

Letter Y is for Yellow coloring page from Super Coloring
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Letter Y worksheets for Preschool + Kindergarten from Fun with Mama
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Join a yacht, a yoyo and a yam in this free Letter Y worksheets for preschool + kindergarten. Have you checked out all of our Free alphabet ABC Printable Pack ?

This pack has so many activities its basically all you need to have to help your child learn all about the letter Y. This pack has many different activities to help teach children the letter formation, letter recognition and the beginning sounds. There are pages that have space to help children practice writing the letter Y, building words that start with the letter y and so much more. We have even included printables for prewriting.

Letter Y Worksheets – Alphabet Series from Easy Peasy Learners
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Time to work on letter Y? We think it is and we have a set of letter Y worksheets ready for you as a part of our alphabet worksheets series.

Y for Yellow from Walking by the Way
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There are many Y for Yellow resources available on this page.




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Freebie Friday ~ Letter X Resources

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Letter X Resources

I found it very difficult to find Letter R Resources. There are so few of them available starting with the letter X that I eventually went with words containing the letter X. Finding free printables what especially difficult with the letter X.

Here are most of the freebies I was able to find in my research.

Rhymes for Letter X: Little Letter X Book from The Measured Mom
Letter X Resources
Finding rhymes for letter X took some imagination!

Please forgive me for not filling the letter X book with words that begin with X. Xylophone doesn’t exactly teach the sound of x, anyway. Instead, the mini-book’s rhymes mainly consist of words that have x within them.

Prek Letter X from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Letter X Resources
Welcome to the Letter X. We’ll be having fun with Xylophones this week!

from Easy Peasy Learners
Letter X Resources
We will be having fun with x-rays and xylophones in this set! Grab the letter X worksheets set, another wonderful addition to our alphabet worksheets series.

Printable letter X tracing worksheets for preschool from Fast SEO Guru
Letter X Resources

Xylophone Craft with free printable from Craftulate
Letter X Resources
This fun xylophone craft works on colour and size matching.

Recognize Uppercase and Lowercase Letter X from My Teaching Station
Letter X Resources
Teach your preschooler to recognize uppercase and lowercase letters. Learn the alphabet in a fun way by practice identifying the uppercase and lowercase letter X with this printable activity worksheet.

My A to Z Coloring Book Letter X coloring page from Best Coloring Pages
Letter X Resources
Xenopus, Xiphias, Xylophone, Coloring Pages Of X




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Monsters in the kitchen: Milo Brownies Recipe with Fifi

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milo brownies
This week, Nestle South Africa launched the New and Improved Recipe Milo cereal and I was honoured to be at the launch. Fifi and I decided to test a new brownies recipe that’s been brewing and to change the cookies we had originally used out for the new Milo and, boy oh boy, they came out perfectly!
Brownies Recipe
Brownies Recipe
150g Milo cereal
2 eggs
250g butter
100ml cocoa, sifted
500g icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Beat the eggs and set aside.
2. In a large microwaveable dish, melt the butter in the microwave, then add the cocoa, icing sugar, vanilla essence and eggs.
3. Mix well.
4. Microwave the butter mixture on high for 2 minutes.
5. Add the Milo Cereal to the chocolate mixture and mix until all the cereal is covered in chocolate.
6. Spread the mixture in a rectangular baking dish lined with baking paper.
7. Leave in the fridge overnight or until set (about 2 hours).
8. Cut into 4 cm squares. (I made our brownies really thick, so I had to cut mine smaller).
9. Enjoy with a hot cup of Milo.
Brownies Recipe
Pixie really, REALLY, loves these brownies, I can definitely see us making these again in the very near future.
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Do you have any go to Milo recipes? I’d love to hear what they are!




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