Swap, Share, Give Linky!

It's time again for a Swap, Share and Give blog linky from some amazing Australian Teachers. There are three parts to this linky. The first is we have swapped a product. The next we share a freebie with you and the last part is a giveaway! So read on!

The blog linky is hosted by the lovely Bec at Books, Bug and Boxes. I had the privilege of meeting Bec in January (we live only an hour and a bit away from each other) and was also lucky enough to be buddied up with her for this linky! 
The Teacher Wife


I get to review this great pack from Bec. It's called Squiggles and Wiggles - Finish the Picture and I have to say straight out, it was an absolute hit with my class!
First we watched Mr Squiggle on Youtube. This was one of my favourite shows as a child so I didn't mind at all watching it again. We started from 3 minutes and watched only through to 7 minutes. The children had the idea and were excited to try it themselves!

I started with the Mini-Squiggle sheets. There are 10 different sheets in this pack so I have a variety photocopied to give to the children. Here are some of my favourites!

Obviously, some need to be turned upside down to make sense!

Then Bec has included 14 different larger sheets where children can fill the page with their drawings. I love how this boy turned the shapes into a person with their hands reaching for the umbrella!

For an extra challenge, Bec has included Activity Cards. There are 27 different Activity cards so for older children you could easily give them a sheet as well as challenge card to really see what they can create. Here are some of the examples...

Also included are writing sheets so children can write about their drawings and also create a story about them.
I LOVE this pack and can see it being so useful for teachers to have on hand for when children need a quiet afternoon, during a narrative writing unit, or to leave for a relief teacher! (OR are you a relief teacher yourself, what a great thing to have in your bag ready to do if you have spare time!) Giving children the creativity to draw and write is wonderful - and these sheets give you a helping hand on the pictures!

Meanwhile.... my class have been asking when they get to do Mr Squiggle again! Haha! I'll have to have some copied off ready for some free time this week! If we have an inside lunchtime for a rainy day, I think they will be all snapped up!

Head on over to her Teachers Pay Teachers page to purchase the pack for yourself! For 38 pages, it is an absolutely bargain!


A few weeks back we started looking at teens numbers. We put together this clothes line in our classroom to help us order numbers. 

Then we used the same cards to check if we knew how many that number actually was!
The cards were made with the super cute clipart of Mel at Graphics From the Pond
Click here to download your FREE copy of these cards!


Head on over to Bec's page to visit the other bloggers and collect their freebies. Don't forget to enter the giveaway when you visit each page!

The Teacher Wife


  1. Oh my goodness! I LOVED Mr Squiggle! So many childhood memories being brought back for me during this linky. LOVE the product! :)

  2. It's upside down Miss Jane! Loved Mr Squiggle, what a great pack from Bec! I havemany of my kids who would love this pack (me included) thanks for sharing!

    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  3. Great review Alison, and what a super way to get kids drawing. I taught art for a few years and many children didn't know how to start, this would definitely prompt them to begin.


  4. Cue Mr Squiggle comments from all the Aussies. Love it!!! What a fabulous activity - going to adapt it for my 10 yr old. Also the number clothesline - going to do that with larger numbers (up to 7 digits). Thanks so much for the sharing and all the great ideas. Love Aussie teacher bloggers!! thursdaytook@hotmail.com

  5. I loved Mr Squiggle too! My kids would love that activity. Great number line freebie, too!

    Luck's Little Learners

  6. Mr Squiggle! How awesome is that pack? Oh, I think my kiddos would absolutely love it! Looks like your kiddos did a great job with them.

    Thanks for the number line freebie! (Can never have too many number fluency tasks!)

    Miss Galvin Learns

  7. :) Glad you liked it Alison! Those pictures by your poppets are adorable. Thank you so much for the number cards freebie, it was on my list of things to do this week!
    Books, Bugs and Boxes

  8. What a fab idea - many of us forget that we need to teach children to draw. It is a pre cursor to writing - another way to communicate. Just love it
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  9. Mr Squiggle :) Giving kids a chance to be creative is just awesome!

  10. I must show my kidlets Mr. Squiggle this week! What a great idea Alison. I think Bec's Squiggles and Wiggles would be a perfect addition to our Creation Station. Thanks also for the freebie - you can literally never have too many cute number lines. :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  11. I LOVE this idea. It's perfect for allowing our little ones create. It would be a great addition to centres. I'm going to tell the teachers at my school to check this out. Great freebie. I'm off to download it now!

    Classroom Fun

  12. I love that Squiggles and Wiggles! I'm already thinking of ways to use it with my fifth graders when we work on narrative writing!


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