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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. I also have a group of homeschooling moms and kids that meets at my house every week. Anyone can do it, why not give it a try? 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.

My 5 Worst Social Media Pet Peeves

My 5 Worst Social Media Pet Peeves
My 5 Worst Social Media Pet Peeves

We’ve certainly come a long way since the start of Facebook and Mixit and thank goodness people don’t really text that way anymore because seriously, just why? Thank goodness we have come this far or our Facebook post windows would still start with “Elsabé is….” causing our posts to start with half sentences.

I seriously don’t know when we will stop getting half memory posts of the early 2000’s starting with half sentences like “in the mood for baking cake…” or “thinking that the tennis is getting boring now with Djokovic hitting Read the rest of this entry

DIY Felt Barnyard and Finger Puppets

DIY Felt Barnyard and Finger Puppets
DIY Felt Barnyard and Finger Puppets

Ok I have to confess… I LOVE a glue gun and there are few craft things I won’t put together with it. This barnyard and finger puppets are no different. I know it would probably look so much prettier if it was stitched together like this Peppa Pig that I did on a Read the rest of this entry

Alphabet Printable D for Dog FREE

Alphabet Printable D for Dog FREE
Alphabet Printable D for Dog FREE

I already had the Dog image from the Afrikaans printable H for Hond so here’s the English version of D for Dog, enjoy!

Also see D for Dam HERE!

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KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, D for Dog

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, D for Dog

 

(Please note that only the play dough mats are for preschool kids. The worksheets are better for kids that already knows the alphabet but are able to write smaller letters, so remember to start the little ones off with the big letters!)

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Other worksheets in this range:

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, A for Apple

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, B for Ball

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, D for Dog

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, D for Dam

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, E for Egg

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, F for Fish

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, G for Grass

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, H for Hippo

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, I for Ice

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, K for Kite

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, M for Moon

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, N for Nest

KraftiMama Free Printables, Alphabet, N for Nest

Alphabet Printable C for Cat FREE!

Alphabet Printable C for Cat FREE!
Alphabet Printable C for Cat FREE!

Have you noticed that I have upped the post frequency a bit for the holidays? Yay! Every week there will be two printables for the next 3 weeks… one new letter and one alternative for an existing letter. I already drew the cat for the Afrikaans printable for K for Kat, so here’s an English version for this week, enjoy!

Also see C for Coke HERE! Read the rest of this entry

Awesome SA Kids Magazine Supernova!

Awesome SA Kids Magazine Supernova!
Awesome SA Kids Magazine Supernova!

It’s not often that I get sent something that I am really excited about, but this one I like so much I am going to subscribe! I saw the sponsored posts on Facebook with these interesting articles, but I expected the usual 95% of pages to be filled with ads and fillers, so what a great surprise Read the rest of this entry

Life is Short, so Let’s Travel the World!

Life is Short, so Let’s Travel the World!
Life is Short, so Let’s Travel the World!

Life is short.

Theres so much things I want to save money for but now after my mom died I’ve been wanting to see the world because I realised the reality of just how short life can be…

That’s why I’m writing this now as I am a passanger sitting in the car on our way home from a weekend away. That is why I can’t wait till we get home to write this. Because life is just so short. I am not even sure of the fact that we will make it home today!

I trust we will arrive home safely just as usual, but you get what I’m saying right? Life is just so short.

A 106 year old Japanese man Read the rest of this entry

Great Father’s Day Gift and Card Ideas for Toddlers

Great Father’s Day Gift and Card Ideas for Toddlers
Great Father’s Day Gift and Card Ideas for Toddlers

I got some awesome Father’s Day card ideas on this page but I liked too much of them so I decided to make a special keepsakes box big enough to fit a lot of pages with lots of different messages. The kids had already made Dad special match boxes at a play group we attend so I thought I’d make it big enough to fit different kinds of objects. This project was so much fun and the kids loved it too!   Read the rest of this entry

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