Would You Be Willing To Pay??

I recently found some clipart that I like and really want to use it in some of the printables that I create.  The problem is, it’s not allowed to be at all for freebies.  I’d like to know if you’d be willing to pay a small fee (say 50¢) per printable created using these graphics.  It’d be my typical materials that I create and I wouldn’t size anything down or try to make extra.  Payments would be made via PayPal and you’d receive the item by e-mail within 24 hours.  I just need to charge something to so that I’m not violating the TOU of the artist and her clipart.

Thanks for voting!!



Shelf Elf Counting

We’re having so much fun with our Elf on the Shelf, that I just had to make another freebie for you all!!  I know I had plans to do more, but with everything going on, I just wasn’t sure I was going to get any done.

This game has several possibilities.  For this one, I left the elves blank and made numbers from 1-100 to place on the elves.  One shelf of elves can go up to 25, so if printed 2 per page, you could use it for counting to 100.  It can just be a matter of placing in numerical order or even skip counting.  There’s a variety of ways that these little shelf elves can be used for number games!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of what this game looks like….

ShelfElf Counting1-100 byElaine SAMPLEClipart © Cupcake Cuties @ MyGrafico and used with permission. The bookcase is from an internet source and believe to be public domain.

To download this game, just…..

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Shelf Elf Alphabetical Order Fill-In

It’s time for a Christmas freebie printable!!  This is the first year that my family has done the Elf on the Shelf and we’re having a great time with it.  Even though my daughter is a teen, she’s playing along and looks for him every morning.  How many of you have an Elf on the Shelf at home or in the classroom??

Well, I decided to create a couple printables for this cute little character.  This is just one of what I’m hoping will be at least a couple more.  This one was a complete thought and I was able to finish it up between the hectic holiday schedule!!

For this game, the directions say that the elves have lost their space on the shelves.  In order for them to get their spot back, they must be placed in alphabetical order by filling in the blanks between the elves already sitting on the shelf.  So the elves fit on the shelves better, I’d recommend cutting them out instead of the whole boxes.  For little hands, cutting the whole box might be more convenient.

Here’s a thumbnail view of what this game looks like….

ShelfElf AlphaOrderFillIn byElaine SAMPLEClipart © Cupcake Cuties @ MyGrafico and used with permission.  The bookcase is from an internet source and believe to be public domain.

To download this game, just…..

If you use any of this freebie, please leave a comment and let me know or share pictures of your kids in action with it. I’d also appreciate it if you took the time to click the button below to vote for my blog….thanks!!



All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Christmas Printables

I’m working on some new Christmas materials to share with you all, but it’s taking so much time and I’ve just been so busy.  I’m sure that you can relate, as I’d be willing to be that you all have a lot going on too.  In the meantime, you can see the previous Christmas freebie printables that I’ve shared.

Santa with list and bag

If you’re looking for nativity ideas, please look here.  There’s 2 pages worth of things that I’ve shared in the past.  If you’re just looking for general Christmas, you can see those here.  There’s a few nativity that showed up on this list as well.

Also, last year when I did my “Nativity A Day”, I shared them on my personal blog.  You can find nativity printables here.  There’s more than a page of them.  For basic Christmas prinables, there’s several for you to look at.  You’ll find Christmas printables here andsome 12 Days of Christmas here.  If you read through this, you’ll find several Christmas materials.

I hope this keeps your kids and family busy having fun and learning for now.  There’ll be some new Christmas printables coming soon.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you find something that you can use.

If you use any of these freebies, please leave a comment and let me know or share pictures of your kids in action with them.  I’d also appreciate it if you took the time to click the button below to vote for my blog….thanks!!



All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Hanukkah Fun Pack

I know I haven’t been around much, but I hope that this was worth the wait!!  This is a “fun pack” for Hanukkah and it’s filled with activities for class, home, a party, or anyplace to keep little ones and adults busy.

This pack includes a word search, crossword puzzle, and a maze.  There’s also games like “Menorah”, which is checkers and “Dreidel”, which is tic-tac-toe.  There’s also the game of “Gelt”, which is a version of bingo!!  Finally, there’s several pages of lyrics to popular Hanukkah songs.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the pages included in this fun pack (click to enlarge)….

Hanukkah FunPack byElaine SAMPLEIf you’re interested in the Hanukkah Fun Pack, just….

All graphics and backgrounds © Paula at Keystone Scraps with permission.  There are 4 images on game of “Gelt” that are from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Baby Bubble Shapes

Today, I have another game from the depths of my files!! I was so happy when I found this one and the previous one because I remember when I made this one and how much I loved these adorable little tub babies!!

For this file folder game, shapes filled with tub babies and bath items are matched to shapes floating in the bubbles on the game board.  This one will take some ink because I put the background behind the objects as well as the shapes so that when the game board is filled in with all the proper shapes, it also fills in the missing spaces and fills in the bubbles.  I don’t know if that makes sense or not!!  HAHA

Here’s a thumbnail view of of this game….

Clipart © Trina Clark at Digi Scrap Kits and used with permission.

If you’re interested in this ffg, just….

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Babies, Bubbles, Quacks, and Shapes

Today, I have something from the depths of my files!!  This one is what could be considered a “classic” in the printables world.  I was so happy when I found it because I remember when I made this one and how much I loved these adorable little tub babies!!

For this file folder game, each baby in a tub has a shape on it.  The shape word that’s on the rubber ducky is matched up to the baby in the tub that it belongs to.  I also added the shape words of rhombus and ellipse for those that don’t use diamond or oval.

Here’s a thumbnail view of parts of this game….

Clipart © Trina Clark at Digi Scrap Kits and used with permission.

If you’re interested in this ffg, just….

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Ten Commandments Lacing

Quite some time ago, I made a lacing card for the Ten Commandments.  It’s so hard to find them with the Catholic version, so I just used what I had.  Was rather a bummer because I couldn’t use them for my kiddos in class.  Then, not too long ago, I rediscovered this lacing card and shared them in my Christian Y!Group and I was asked to create a Catholic version.  I didn’t find anything suitable, so I had my fantastic hubby draw me the tablets and then I added the words.

Here’s a thumbnail view of of the lacing cards….

The catholic version graphic by my hubby © The Schoolhouse.  The clipart for the other version is from an internet source and is believed to be public domain.

If you’re interested in the Catholic lacing cards, just click to….

If you’re interested in the regular lacing cards, just click to….

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Mr. Potato Head NFL Memory

I was filling a request for a group member to create Mr. Potato Head items when I came across these great NFL themed Mr. Potato Head‘s!!  I just loved them and knew I had to do something with them.

I ended up making a set of memory cards with the Mr. Potato Head for each team in the NFL on the cards.  I ran into an issue of not being able to find an image for 2 of the teams.  They are the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  However, the 30 other teams are represented!!  I also created a storage box to keep the cards in.

Mr. Potato Head © Hasbro,  PPW Toys and licensed by the NFL.  Images and backgrounds from internet sources and believed to be public domain, unless otherwise noted.  Please note that I lay no claim to ownership of Mr. Potato Head, the NFL, or anything pertaining to them.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the cards and the storage box….

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Just a note that if you happen to find an image of either or both of these teams, I’d be more than happy to create cards for them.  Just use the contact form in the right column to let me know that you have the images or where I can find them and I’ll get the cards made right up!!

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The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.