Literacy & Language

Shapes

This template shows some common shapes for discussion, colouring and to make into shape matching puzzles. Click image for the full-size template Print and colour in the shapes. Make a shape sorting game. Print twice. One sheet will be your base. Colour the shapes and cut out. Let children match their cut-out shape to the [...]

Alphabet templates – All the letters

Babies and children are surrounded by words and letters. The unusual thing about numbers and letters is that they can change if they are turned around – an upside down M becomes a W, and upside down 6 becomes a 9. Our alphabet and number templates are bare to allow you plenty of scope for [...]

Mother’s Day Templates

Use these Mother’s Day templates to make cards and posters. Print these ready made Mother’s Day cards for children to decorate Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template or cut out these letter templates to spell out MUM, MOM etc to make cards or posters Click image for the full-size [...]

Bread

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This template shows three different types of bread Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about the different shapes and types of breads.There are many names for shapes of breads – including loaf, cob, roll, bap, baguette. Do you like wholemeal, white, sourdough and other [...]

Computer and Keyboards

These templates are of computers and including keyboards for colouring, writing letters on keypads and practice typing Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour [...]

Dad & Daddy

Template of the words Dad and Daddy. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Use these templates for Father’s Day or birthdays. What do you call your Dad?  Can you think of other words that people call their fathers?

Theatrical Masks

Template showing theatrical masks. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the template. Talk about acting and pretending to be someone else. Can you make some masks? Have you seen some actors on a stage?

Alphabet Cards

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These cards can be used for coloring, games, spelling and more! Simply print out the templates (card stock works best) and cut along the dotted lines. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Fruit

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These templates have a variety of fruit. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template [...]

Vegetables

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These templates have a variety of vegetables.

Bicycle

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Here are two bicycle templates. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Decorate the bicycles. Talk about different sizes and style of bicycles.  Who in your family rides a bike? Talk about how riding sometimes is better for you and the environment than [...]

Cupcake

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This is a template of a cupcake Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Decorate the cupcake and its wrapper. Make some cupcakes together… or just get some cupcake wrappers and pretend. Why do you think they are called cupcakes?

Teddy Bear

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This is a teddy bear template with corresponding color-by-number template in two versions: “easy” and “hard”. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. This activity helps with number recognition and the abstract idea of [...]

Christmas Trees

Christmas tree templates, blank and decorated so that you can draw them just the way you like them!  Plus a join the dots and maze. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths [...]

Chutes and Ladders

This template is a variation on the Snakes and Ladders game. This is a easy, fun game for children and families to play together. Included in the PDF version (downloadable here for members) are instructions on how to play. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: Print on [...]

Artist’s Tools – Palette and Easel

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These templates are of an artist’s tools – the easel, palette and paintbrush Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates.  Talk about art and artists. Do you know [...]

Cats

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Here are a range of templates of cats – cute cats and a Halloween black cat Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates. Talk about cats, different types, [...]

Shape Matching Cards

These shape matching cards can be used for matching games, memory games, to practice vocabulary and more! Color them before playing or play with them as is. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, spatial Discussion Topics: Name the different shapes.  You can also write [...]

Fruit & Vegetable Matching Cards

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These fruit and vegetable matching cards can be used for matching games, memory games, to practice vocabulary and more! Color them before playing or play with them as is. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image [...]

Animal Matching Cards

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These animal matching cards can be used for matching games, memory games, to practice vocabulary and more! Color them before playing or play with them as is. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, [...]

Make your own calendar

Use this template to make a calendar for one month, or print twelves and make a calendar for a who year. These make great personalised gifts. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: Decide which month you are going to make and write the dates in the box [...]

Camping – campsite, tent and campfire

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These template shows a campsite with tent, logs, fire and trees with a close up of the fire in the second template. Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, gross motor, language Discussion Topics: Colour the templates and talk about camping, the food you take when [...]

Witch

This template shows a witch flying on a broomstick in front of a full moon – a fun coloring activity for older children on Halloween. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Witches feature in lots of stories – good witches and bad witches. Template created by and copyright [...]

Number – 0

This template shows Number – 0, zero or nought. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths, spatial Discussion Topics: Zero is a special number. How could we count or measure distance if there was no zero? Template created by and copyright : gayled

Notebook

This template shows a notebook Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: People keep notebooks to help them remember ideas, stories and events.  Notebooks come in different sizes and thicknesses. Policeman have a notebook. Do you? What could you record in your notebook? Template created by and copyright : [...]

Glue

This template shows glue Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: This shows a glue stick and a bottle of glue. How many different types of glue can you think of. How to you apply or spread them? Are some glues safer than others? Builders and artists can use [...]

Eraser

This template shows an eraser Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Fine motor Discussion Topics: Erasers rub out some things, like pencil, but not inks. Eraser comes from the word erase. Some people also call them rubbers. What do you call them? Can you colour in a block with a pencil and erase [...]

Box of Crayons

This template shows a box of crayons with some loose crayons Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Will you use real crayons to colour in the drawing of the crayons? What’s different about drawing with crayons compared to pencils? Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Place Setting – Plate, Fork, Knife, Spoon

This template shows a dinner place setting – plate, fork, knife, spoon Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: This place setting image including a plate, fork, knife and spoon can be used for a drawing and coloring activity! Decorate the plate, draw or paste cut-out pictures of [...]

Letter – Z, z, Zz

These templates show an upper case Z, lower case z and comic sans Zz Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with Z. Whose name begins with Z? What animals begin with Z? What sound does Z make? What does it mean when [...]

Letter – Y, y, Yy

These templates show an upper case Y, lower case y and comic sans Yy Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with Y. Whose name begins with Y? What sound does Y make at the beginning of words and at the end of [...]

Letter – X, x, Xx

These templates show an upper case X, lower case x and comic sans Xx Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book. Not many words begin with x so look for things that have an X in them, or end with x. What sound does X make? What other [...]

Letter – W, w, Ww

These templates show an upper case W, lower case w and comic sans Ww Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with W. Whose name begins with W? What animals begin with W? What sound does W make?   Template created by and [...]

Letter – V, v, Vv

These templates show an upper case V, lower case v and comic sans Vv Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with V. Whose name begins with V? What animals begin with V? What sound does V make? Template created by and copyright: [...]

Letter – U, u, Uu

These templates show an upper case U, lower case u and comic sans Uu Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with U. Whose name begins with U? Which other letter needs a u? Template created by and copyright: gayled Click image for [...]

Letter – T, t, Tt

These templates show an upper case T, lower case t and comic sans Tt Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with T. Whose name begins with T? What animals begin with T? What happens when you combine t with other letters – [...]

Letter – S, s, Ss

These templates show an upper case S, lower case s and comic sans Ss Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with S.  Whose name begins with S? What animals begin with S? What happens when you put two together – ss? What [...]

Letter – R, r, Rr

These templates show an upper case R, lower case r and comic sans Rr Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with R. Whose name begins with R? What animals begin with R? What sounds does R make? Can you roll your rrrr’s? [...]

Letter – Q, q, Qq

These templates show an upper case Q, lower case q and comic sans Qq Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with Q. Whose name begins with Q? What sounds does Q make? Template created by and copyright: gayled Click image for the [...]

Letter P, p, Pp

These templates show Letter – upper case P, lower case p and comic sans Pp Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with P. Whose name begins with P? What animals begin with P? What letter does it look like if you turn [...]

Weather – sunshine

This template shows a large bright sun Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: Sunshine means warmth and light. Talk about what we do in the sunshine, plants need it to grow. We need to get enough but not too much sun. How does a sunny day make you feel? Sunshine also [...]

Weather – snow or hail

This template could be snow or hail falling from the clouds Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Talk about which season we get snow and in which countries. For hail, talk about storms, damage done by hail and safety. Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Weather – rain

This template shows rain coming from the clouds. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: language, fine motor Discussion Topics: Talk about the rain – heavy rain, light rain, when it comes straight down, when the wind blows it. What happens to it when it reaches the ground or the roof of your house? [...]

Backpack or rucksack

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This template shows a backpack or rucksack to colour Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: Do you call it a backpack, a rucksack, a school bag? Decorate and discuss things like whether having your name on your bag is a good idea? Talk about different types of [...]

Letter – O, o, Oo

These templates show an upper case O, lower case o and comic sans Oo Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with O. Whose name begins with O? What animals begin with O? O is a symmetrical letter.What sounds does O make? What [...]

Letter – N, n, Nn

This template shows Letter – upper-case N and lower-case n Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with N. Whose name begins with N? What animals begin with N? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click [...]

Letter – M, m, Mm

This template shows Letter – M Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with M. Whose name begins with M? What animals begin with M? M is a symmetrical letter – but only one way. If you turn it upside down, it looks [...]

Letter – L, l, Ll

This template shows Letter – L Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with L. Whose name begins with L? What animals begin with L? L can be a fun sound – la, la, la In some fonts, lower case l can look [...]

Letter – K, k, Kk

This template shows Letter – K Related skills: fine motor Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with K. Whose name begins with K? What animals begin with K? Sometimes K is silent. Can you think of some words with a silent K? Template created by and copyright [...]

Letter – J, j, Jj

This template shows Letter – J Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with J. Whose name begins with J? What animals begin with J? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Letter – I, i, Ii

This template shows Letter – I Related skills: fine motor, language, social Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with I. Whose name begins with I? What animals begin with I? I is a symmetrical letter. It is also the personal pronoun. Talk about how we refer to [...]

Heart Template

This template shows a Heart shape Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: You can use this to make decorations and greeting cards for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthday etc. Where do we see hearts? Valentine’s Day, playing cards… Hearts are symmetrical – but only one way. Template created [...]

Letter – H, h, Hh

This template shows Letter – upper case H, lower case h, and comic sans Hh Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with H. Whose name begins with H? What animals begin with H? H is a symmetrical letter. Template created by and [...]

Ghost for Halloween Template

This template shows a blank ghost and the word Boo! Colour it in and use as a starting point for other activities. Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics:  Talk about ghosts and the part they play in celebrations. Dress up as ghosts with a sheet over your head [...]

Letter – G, g, Gg

This template shows Letter – G Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with G. Whose name begins with G? What animals begin with G? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Frog

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This template shows a Frog Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Where do frogs live? What colour are they? Do you have any in your garden? What sounds do they make? There are lots of stories about frogs – one of my favourites is the Frog and Toad [...]

Number – 4

This template shows Number – 4 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about 4?  There are two ways of drawing a 4. What shapes have 4 sides? A quadrilateral, parallelogram, square, a rectangle, rhombus, quadrilateral…  What is special about each one? Do you know the different words that [...]

Letter – F, f, Ff

This template shows Letter – F Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with F. Whose name begins with F? What animals begin with F? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Number – 8

This template shows Number – 8 Click image for the full-size template Related skills: fine motor, language, maths Discussion Topics: What’s special about this number? It’s symmetrical. It looks like a train track! What shapes have 8 sides?  Where do you see them? Can you think of words beginning with octo or octa for eight? [...]

Letter – E, e, Ee

This template shows Letter – E Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as part of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with E. What names begin with E? What animals begin with E? E is the most common letter of the alphabet – can you write a sentence, or a story, [...]

Letter – D, d, Dd

This template shows Letter – D Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: Use as the beginnings of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with D. Whose name begins with D? What animals begin with D? Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

Cockatoo

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This template shows a Cockatoo Colour this bird that we call a Cockatoo Click image for the full-size template Related skills: Discussion Topics: Where do cockatoos come from? What different types are there? See the wikipedia page on Cockatoos for ideas Do you know stories about cockatoos? Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Clock with no Hands

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Here is a template of a clock with separate hands. Cut out hands and attach to the clock with a pin in the centre so you can change the time or draw hands to emphasise particular times (sleep time, play time, etc) on this clock

Christmas Crackers or Bonbons

This template shows Christmas Crackers – Decorate and colour Click image for the full-size template Related skills:  fine motor, language Discussion Topics: traditions surrounding Christmas crackers. What are the worst jokes you have found in Christmas crackers?  How are they made? Can you make your own? Template created by and copyright : nighstar mayfair

Christmas Baubles (balls)

Here are some templates for Christmas Baubles (balls) to decorate and two matching mazes. Christmas Baubles (balls) – 3 different shapes Click image for the full-size template This template shows Christmas bauble – Blank to decorate and colour Click image for the full-size template This template shows Christmas bauble – Decorated to colour Click image [...]

Christmas Stockings

Here are some templates for Christmas stockings to decorate and to make jigsaws Click image for the full-size template This template shows Christmas Stocking Jigsaw – larger pieces Click image for the full-size template   This template shows Christmas Stocking Jigsaw – smaller pieces Click image for the full-size template This template shows Christmas stocking [...]

Chicken or Hen

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This template shows a Chicken. Click image for the full-size template Colour the chicken – more advanced children might want to research the different types and colours of chickens. Related skills: fine motor, language Discussion Topics: What sounds do chickens make, where do we find chickens, do you or anyone you know have chickens at [...]

Letter – C, c, Cc

This template shows Letter – C Related skills: Discussion Topics: Use as the beginnings of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with C. Whose name begins with C? C also has more than one sound. Find words that begin with a hard “c” and a soft “c”. What about how it combines with [...]

Letter – B, b, Bb

This template shows Letter – B Related skills: Discussion Topics: Use as the beginnings of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with B. Whose name begins with B? Template created by and copyright : gayled Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template

Letter – A, a, Aa

This template shows the Letter – A Related skills: Discussion Topics: Use as the beginnings of an alphabet book, look for things that begin with A. Whose name begins with A? Talk about the shape, about a-frames (signs) Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size template Click image for the full-size [...]

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