Author Archives: KraftiMama

About KraftiMama

Spending time with my 5 year old twins is my favorite hobby and that aligns so well with my love for arts and crafts. Learning has become lots of fun in this house and it has naturally come to a homeschooling environment that I would love to share with you along the way.

Look out for the correct font when looking for homeschool resources.

Look out for the correct font when looking for homeschool resources.
Look out for the correct font when looking for homeschool resources.

I am very concerned about the amount of educational pre-school curriculums and resources increasingly being released with the wrong fonts. Here is an example of some of the fonts that is not good for pre-school kids to learn the alphabet with. If they use these fonts to trace, they get confused and it takes them much longer to learn how to write or read. Be on the lookout!

Also see this Afrikaans post on the same subject I did: Hoe Leer Kinders die Alfabet? Read the rest of this entry

Easy Craft Ideas From Unused Fabric *Guest Post*

Easy Craft Ideas From Unused Fabric *Guest Post*
Easy Craft Ideas From Unused Fabric *Guest Post*

Guest Post by Alise from Papilio Prints

Everybody has that one piece of fabric that’s connected too emotionally to throw away yet too old to be worn. They are mostly stacked at the bottom of the dresser drawers or in the darkest corners of the wardrobes, where it is most likely to be never seen again.

Holding on to clothes that we do not use prove to be a complete waste if one doesn’t believe in donating or selling them. So let’s bring out the old pieces of fabric and try some crafts.

Below are the most practical and innovative ways to transfigure a Read the rest of this entry

Alphabet Printable C for Coke Free

Alphabet Printable C for Coke Free
Alphabet Printable C for Coke Free

Sorry about making this a printable for a sugary drink… in Afrikaans this is the only image that correctly describes the C sound phonetically… can you believe it? It was just easier using the printables I have already designed, but I have also already drawn a cat for the Afrikaans k (kat) so I will make this for the ones that prefers not to print the Coke one.

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7 Steps to Deal With Toy Overload

7 Steps to Deal With Toy Overload
7 Steps to Deal With Toy Overload

We’ve all been there… one day you have a beautiful little baby with a teddy bear and blanky and the next you feel like you’re living a nightmare in Toy Story 3! We think toys are the savior to buy us some time to do our own thing when in fact they can be the evil that lurks in the corners of our house… especially lego’s on the carpet… oh the lego’s!!!

The dictionary meaning for play is to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious practical purpose… not really the same as the meaning that

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Sticker Chart Rescue Bots FREE

Sticker Chart Rescue Bots FREE
Sticker Chart Rescue Bots FREE

My son loves Transformers (the toys) and always want to watch the stories… So far I have managed to keep him interested in Rescue Bots,,, it’s not as violent as the newer versions of Transformers. He loves his sticker chart, hope you will enjoy it too! Read the rest of this entry

Sticker Chart Princesses FREE

Sticker Chart Princesses FREE
Sticker Chart Princesses FREE

I know I know, sticker charts are terrible but I do use them from time to time. I just remembered about these today… designed them a while back and forgot to post. I specifically added the warrior princesses… why are they always left out?

Have fun!
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Loggerhead Turtle Colour by Numbers Printable FREE

Loggerhead Turtle Colour by Numbers Printable FREE
Loggerhead Turtle Colour by Numbers Printable FREE

I have a homeschool group of kids at my house every week and this week we are doing Loggerhead Turtles so I thought I’d do some colour by numbers printables as I couldn’t find any that had a visual colour code for small toddlers. Most of them code the colours by words so children need to be able to read to do them and also many have numbers above 10 so I tried to keep is sweet and simple.

I also thought I’d add  Read the rest of this entry

English Alphabet Printable Free A for Apple!

English Alphabet Printable Free A for Apple!
English Alphabet Printable Free A for Apple!

I am so excited to start sharing the English Alphabet with you! The Alphabet range in Afrikaans has been oh so popular and in this time I have been getting numerous requests to do the Alphabet in English by popular demand, I give you the first free letter. A for Apple.

The playdough mats are perfect for first learners. Little ones need to make big strokes as small letters are to difficult for them to trace. Often kids learn quicker when they shape the letters with something, rather than write it, thats why playdough mats are so awesome. Laminate the playdough mats so you can

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Number Tracing Free Printable!!

Number Tracing Free Printable!!
Number Tracing Free Printable!!

I have a little surprise for you… yes the numbers I’m giving you now (still totally free by the way) is very cool, I know, I know but also…. I am going to start bombarding you with a whole new alphabet. Woop woop the English alphabet is coming up yay! Did you think I was going to leave you out? Nooooo!

Afrikaans people don’t worry, there’s still plenty to come, I’m just helping out the English people real quick as well. Yes I know the Afrikaans one took me a year but you’ll be happy to hear that everyhting Read the rest of this entry

Alfabet Flitskaarte Verniet!

Alfabet Flitskaarte Verniet!
Alfabet Flitskaarte Verniet!

Nou dat die Alfabet klaar is wou ek net graag ‘n Plakkaat maak wat jy kan opsit teen die muur as A3 of A4. Print twee uit en lamineer en knip dan die een mooi netjies in die middel van die groen lyne om flitskaarte te maak.

Onthou om te deel!!! Read the rest of this entry

X, Y en Z Kleimatte en Werkskaarte

X, Y en Z Kleimatte en Werkskaarte
X, Y en Z Kleimatte en Werkskaarte

Uiteindelik die res van die reeks. Jammer ek hoor een of twee van die links is gebreek, ek maak dit reg sodra ek kan, binne die volgende week behoort ek ook al die ou fonts te vervang het en al die links na elke letter afsonderlik opgedateer het. Geniet!  Read the rest of this entry

U vir bUs werkskaart en Kleimat

U vir bUs werkskaart en Kleimat
U vir bUs werkskaart en Kleimat

Daar is min woorde wat met ‘n U begin wat vir jou die regte klank gee so ek gee vir jou twee, bus en uil. Uil is nie heeltemal reg nie omdat dit met ‘n ui klank begin maar ek gee dit steeds vir die wat dit verkies. Kliek hier vir uil!  Read the rest of this entry