About Fran Lafferty

I've been making little worksheets and games since I was about 5 years old and have published thousands of pages of printables since 2004. I'm still creating away... visit my Gravatar page to see my other online projects and to find my contact information.

Biology for Kids: 5 Sites

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Whether you teach biology to one or one hundred students each year, you will be sure to find something useful among these five websites: Science Kids: Biology for Kids This colorful site features facts, lessons, videos, and quizzes, plus images, …

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ABCya! online patterning games

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ABCya! has a great selection of online games for preschool through 5th grade. I’d like to introduce you to 3 different patterning games, suitable for the whole range of these grades, believe it or not! The more advanced levels of …

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BBC Eyewitness Video Lessons

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BBC and DK Vision have partnered to create the Eyewitness natural history video series. Each video is about a half-hour long and focuses on one aspect of the natural world such as plants, elephants, volcanoes, islands, sight, or flight.   …

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Map Skills Ideas for Elementary

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National Geographic has a set of free “spatial thinking” activity ideas for Preschool through 6th grade. The collection of lessons are divided into 3 groups: Preschool and 1st grade (6 activities) 2nd to 4th grades (12 activities) 5th and 6th …

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Seen these FREEBIES?

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Would you pay three dollars for thousands of pages of printable games, worksheets, and activity sets? Would you like to have direct access to over 5 dozen sites that offer FREE printables for ages 3 to 6 and beyond? Then …

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Sight Words FREEBIES!

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  If you have an early reader in preschool through third grade, you’ve got to check out SightWords.com! This helpful site features: FREE printable sight words flashcards in 3 sizes: full page, half page, and quarter page. FREE printable sight …

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Fran’s Freebies: Kindergarten Math Review

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This simple set of a dozen colorful worksheets features a little review of each of the following kindergarten to first grade math topics: continue the pattern numbers to 120 numbers before and after counting by 10’s counting by 5’s addition …

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Natural Coloring Books

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I love animals and still fondly remember a unit on endangered species we did when I was in fourth grade. These Natural Coloring Books remind me of those fun coloring pages I did back then, with clean lines and fun …

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Science Kids Website

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At this colorful site from New Zealand, you are sure to find something fun to add to your science studies! Science for Kids features games, lessons, experiments, videos, and other resources in 30 different science topic areas.   Here are …

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Free Homeschool Deals

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  If you are new to homeschooling, or are considering it, this website will become like a close friend and mentor from afar.   If you have been homeschooling a few years, this site can put fresh wind in your …

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Worksheet Works

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WorksheetWorks.com is truly a treasure chest for parents and teachers! Whether you’re looking for some extra math practice, or a set of puzzles for summer boredom busters, this is a GREAT site to find free, customizable, printable worksheets for the …

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FreePrintable.com

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FreePrintable.com has a variety of printable pages for just about every need, including: Printable Cards Printable Calendars Printable Invitations Printable Coloring Pages Printable Activities Printable Worksheets Printable Games Printable Lessons Printable Crafts Printable Pictures Printable Music Printable Coupons Printable Quotes …

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Turtle Diary

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  Turtle Diary offers a variety of FREE printable math, English language arts, and science worksheets for preschool through third grade. Here is a selection of links to direct areas within their awesomely helpful site: Math worksheets English worksheets Science …

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Homeschool World

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Homeschool World is the official website of Practical Homeschooling Magazine. As such, it is packed with interesting and helpful articles for both new and experienced homeschool families. Here you can find guidance on everything from the first steps of homeschooling …

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Fran’s Freebies: Seabirds Unit

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This 24-page FREEBIE is a unique, one-of-a-kind science mini unit on Birds of the Ocean. Add it to a few library books and perhaps a fun seabirds video, and you have a complete study unit on seabirds. This can be …

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ESL Kids Website

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If you need English vocabulary flashcards or worksheets, ESL Kids is the place to go! Here are two samples of ESL Kids printable flashcards. These are 1/4 page size, with words. They also have 1/2 page size, and both sizes …

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