Kids Creative Chaos

Editable Printable Curriculum

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Free Printables, Free Royalty Free Clipart and Fonts? Yes, you can!


If you are looking for downloadable editable printables for the classroom check out TeacherSherpa. It is similar to Teachers Pay Teachers, but offers so much more. The printable curriculum is editable and fully customizable. Like TPT, there are free printable downloads available every month. Whether you are a teacher, a blogger, or a homeschool parent, you'll find awesome benefits on TeacherSherpa. The most amazing feature is that you can create your own printables to sell on TPT, earn royalties on TeacherSherpa, or even sell or giveaway on your own website. Enjoy!


Editable Printable Curriculum
At TeacherSherpa, you can make your own classroom materials and editable printables for free.


Scroll down for my review and my 
Winter Word Scramble free printable to download.


Benefits for Teachers
As a teacher, TeacherSherpa offers you all of the benefits of TPT and more. Not only can you search hundreds of educational printables to download for your class curriculum, but you can edit those printables to fit your needs. And, as they say, that's not all. You can create your own classroom materials to use in your class or to share on TeacherSherpa and earn royalties! Are you a teacher/blogger? Read on for more great benefits.


Benefits for Bloggers
My fellow bloggers, I love TeacherSherpa! Every benefit listed above for teachers is available to you. But wait, there's more! You can create whatever you want on TeacherSherpa.

Whatever. You. Want.

Can't find the clipart you want, just let TS know, and they'll add more clipart for you!

Think PicMonkey for eBooks! You can create a pdf eBook right on the website. All of the fonts and clipart images are royalty free. For FREE. What you create is your content. You own it. You can use it anywhere. You don't have to use it on TS. There's no catch!

Coming this weekend, you'll be able to upload your own materials to TS. This means you won't have to work to create new materials if you already have them. Just upload what you have created elsewhere.

If you have materials on TPT or your website, you'll be able to upload those to TeacherSherpa and start earning royalties. However, this is not a requirement. It is only offered as a benefit for those who regularly create free printables and want to earn a little extra. If that isn't an appealing option to you, there are other ways to make affiliate income.

Create your own multiple page lessons or books too. Remember, the artwork on TS is designed in-house, so you can take it anywhere with no worries of copyright infringement. It is yours! You may notice a disclaimer about copyright restrictions on your printables. This is designed to protect you from others who may try to sell the printables that you create.

You must purchase a paid subscription to TS to download your items, but you don't have to do that to try out the creator tools.

Use TS as a promotional tool for the freebies you sell on your website, TPT, or anywhere else.

You can sign up to get a referral code. With every referral for a premium subscription, you'll earn $10. (Everyone can do this! Teachers, homeschoolers, anyone who take the time to sign up!) Once you sign up as a referrer, whenever your TeacherSherpa pages are shared on social media, you'll get the referral.

As a blogger, the possibilities are endless! Here at Kids Creative Chaos, we're busy making printables to offer as both free printables and eBooks on our website. Scroll down for our free sample.

No worries about copyright infringement, where to find clipart for unlimited use, or paying for costly images or clipart services. TeacherSherpa has their own design team working for you!

So, you are still suspicious? It sounds too good to be true, right? TS is still in the growing stages, they are learning the ropes- especially when it comes to blogging. The founders are teachers. It truly is a win-win situation. Their goal is to get paid subscriptions. Think Netflix and Pinterest had a baby that wants to help teachers easily find and create classroom curriculum. That's it. Try it! If you have questions or concerns, send me a note or contact TS- the founder will sit down with you for a one on one tutorial!

Benefits for Homeschoolers
If you are a homeschool parent constantly looking for printables that just aren't quite what you need, the search is over! You have a choice- make your own or search the TeacherSherpa database for the science, math, language arts, foreign language, music, or art lesson that you want and then edit it to fit your needs. It is easy and super addictive!


Step One:  Sign Up for free!
When you sign up, be sure to join the TeacherSherpa referral program. When people activate to a premium membership, you'll get a $10 referral fee.

Once, you've signed up you have two free material downloads per month. If you want more than that, you'll need to become a paid member. With all of the bells and whistles, the membership is worth it. Especially, if you regularly make printables for the classroom or to sell on your website.


Step Two: Create!
This step is a learning curve. The best advice I can give you is to remember to SAVE and save often. Especially, before you do a preview. My little word scramble took me about 2 hrs. of trial and error- not including the time I spent playing with the color editor for my clipart images. You can edit every aspect of the images. I love choosing my favorite signature colors for each character.

Be patient. It takes a few seconds for the image to appear on your work. I ended up with 10 reindeer that I had to delete. Same thing with text editing. It seems laggy (it could have been my internet). To edit text, you will need to click twice to highlight where you want to edit and then wait a second for it to work.

Because it works in layers, (like Picmonkey) you'll need to move things forward or backward. During this process, you may think you've lost something. Just click the top layer and then right click to see the list to move it to the back of your work.

Truth: I got frazzled and had to step away. When I came back later, (with more patience) it was easier to comprehend what was happening. While they are new and still working out the bugs, I blame my frustration on operator error. Plus, I didn't take the time to watch the tutorials. You should do that!





Step 3: Finalize!
You have options. You can download it to your computer, (which counts toward your two downloads per month) or publish to the TeacherSherpa wall to offer it to others and earn royalties. The best part is, you don't have to choose! I did both. I have this Winter Word Scramble available on TeacherSherpa and I'm sharing it at the bottom of this post as a free winter printable.

As a blogger, I'm using TeacherSherpa as a way to promote my free printables and my website. If I make some pennies while I'm at it- Hooray for me!




Step 4: Set Up for Download on TS!
If you choose to 'publish to wall,' your printable will go through a review process before appearing available on TS. While you're waiting, go edit the landing page and choose categories so that it can appear in the right searches on the TS Inspiration Wall.




Step 5: Download or Customize to Share on your Site or TPT!
If you choose to download your editable printable, TS will send you an email for easy access. Just click download to add it to your computer. You can also download it from the TS dashboard. Remember, this counts toward your two free downloads per month.







Learn more from the TeacherSherpa co-founder: Create on TeacherSherpa.

Find inspiration to create your own free printables.

Oh, and best of all- you don't have to sign up to get started with the creator tool. Hop over and try it now.

Love what you see? Sign up and get 40% off with this PROMO code: ts40off

Tip: The code only works once, so I'd use it for a yearly subscription rather than a monthly one. Remember, you don't need to subscribe or sign up at all to use the free creator tool. Without a subscription, you can get up to two free downloads every month. Whether it is a one page lesson activity or a 50 page eBook, it still counts as 1 download.

Pretty. Awesome. Stuff.

I make free printables for my homeschoolers and for an afterschool program, so this is ideal for me. If you don't have the time or patience to create your own materials, no worries, you can edit the work of others.

Here's my word scramble printable.

This version isn't editable, but if you want to edit it to add your own words for a specific spelling lesson, hop over to TS and search for 'Kids Creative Chaos' or 'winter word scramble.'


winter word scramble printable free download
Winter Word Scramble Printable Free to Download.



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Elf on the Shelf Story: Game Ideas

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What's the Story behind Elf on the Shelf?


By now, you've probably heard of Elf on the Shelf. You've probably watched a YouTube video, searched Pinterest for Elf on the Shelf ideas for moving, or shared funny Elf on the Shelf memes on Facebook. But, what's the real Elf on the Shelf story? How did it came to be so popular? We've got that and more fun games and ideas for Elf on the Shelf. Enjoy!

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Elf on the Shelf Story: Game Ideas


Before your kids wake up, the scout elf comes from the North Pole. Each morning, he finds a new place to play and get into mischief. It is a fun game of hide and seek, what is he up to this morning? We got this adorable girl Elf on the Shelf from Oriental Trading. She's wearing a mini-skirt. You can find her and all of these goodies on Oriental Trading's website.




Not only, did she help us decorate the tree, she hid some chocolate treats around the house for us! Keep scrolling for a cute free printable message to leave out for the kids.


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Print this message (4 x 6) out and leave it next to your elf. The kids will get a kick out of finding chocolate all over the house! That's better than an egg hunt. Don't forget, you have to hide the chocolate before they wake up. You had the elf's magic inside you all along!




Want the real story of the Elf on the shelf?
Read this: History of the Elf on the Shelf.

First, you'll need to name your Elf, without a name, the elf won't do anything fun. The scout elf needs a name to find his magic. Find your elf's name with this elf name generator. Be sure to print it out to use at Christmas parties- oh what fun!


elf on the shelf chocolate hunt game


Check out this Elf on the Shelf caught moving on a company's security camera- creepy or cool?















What's the Story behind Elf on the Shelf?


This year, we wanted to go all out with the elf game, so we started on Day 1 (December 1) with our Advent calendar from Oriental Trading. We are having so much fun! What are your elves up to? Let us know in the comments.


Where to get Elf on the Shelf stuff
Get a boy and a girl Elf on the Shelf from Oriental Trading.


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Gift Ideas for Pet Parents

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Looking for Gifts for Pet Owners?


Do you have an adult child who considers their pets their kids? Are you said child? Maybe you or someone you know is retired and your pet is your whole world. What gifts are good for pet lovers? Well... if you are a one-day-to-be-crazy-cat-lady like me, (I'm not there yet because I have young children and a significant other) you've likely been on the receiving end of countless kitty knickknacks. Those kitty sculptures and bobble-heads can pile up pretty quickly. Before you know it, you're not just a crazy cat lady- now your'e a crazy hoarder too. You've got to stop that before it snowballs into cat hoarding. No one wants that. Instead, check out these gift ideas for pet parents. Enjoy!

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Gift Ideas for Pet Parents


8 Autumn Outdoor Play Ideas

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8 Fall Play Ideas

As the weather cools and we move toward winter, it is tempting to stay inside on the warm, comfy couch. It is important to stay active in the cooler months. Sure, you can go to an indoor facility like a bounce park, bowling alley, or indoor swimming, but fresh air and sunshine are just as important in autumn and winter months. There are plenty of ways to play outdoors. We're sharing a few ways that we get out and play with these 8 Autumn Outdoor Play Ideas for families. Enjoy!

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Best Pet Beds for Medium and Large Dogs

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Comfy Pet Bed for Dogs

If you are looking for a great dog bed, the Runyon Deluxe Pet Bed from Brentwood Home is one of the best pet beds for medium and large dogs. It is roomy enough for two medium sized dogs or lots of little ones. We were given this super durable, comfy pet bed for review. Guess what? We've got one for you too. Scroll to the bottom of this post for details. Enjoy!


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Best Pet Beds for Medium and Large Dogs
Best Pet Beds for Medium and Large Dogs.


5 Thanksgiving Garland Ideas

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Paper Thanksgiving Craft: Decorate with Garland


Decorate your dining room for Thanksgiving with cute fall garland you make together as a family. Use these ideas for paper garland decorations or let each family member design their own. Some fun Thanksgiving garland ideas include fall leaves, owls, turkeys, pumpkins or squash, pilgrim hats, tepees, or cornucopias. Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Garland Ideas
Thanksgiving Garland Ideas.

Gift Ideas for Girls: Cute Cat Prints

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Cat Prints are Purrfect for Kitty Loving Girls


Do you have a little girl who loves cats? I know I do. We're always looking for cool cat print pants or dresses. When we saw this adorable cat print coat, we had to have it! Why not go all out and get a wardrobe of cat print clothing? Here's a great gift guide from jxstarkid on Amazon. Enjoy!

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This adorable kitty coat for girls (2=11 yrs), is perfect your cat loving baby girl.



Fun PE Games for Kids: PE Activities Gym Exercise

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 PE Games for Elementary Homeschoolers


Getting PE time in as a homeschooler is difficult. Sometimes, you have to get creative. Kids love to play tag! These physical education games for elementary focus on old favorites, but each one has a new twist. Learn the country of origin of many pe activities for kids. Kids will love to play these fun PE games indoors or outdoors. Enjoy!

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Fun PE Games for Kids: PE Activities Gym Exercise
Fun PE Games for Kids: PE Activities Gym Exercise.

10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey

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Easy Paper Bag Turkey Craft and More


These paper bag Thanksgiving crafts are easy to make. Whether you make a cute turkey with preschoolers or carve up a roast turkey paper bag, you'll find a simple turkey craft to decorate your holiday table or use as an invitation to craft at the kids' table. Enjoy!


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10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey
10 Paper Bag Thanksgiving Crafts: Turkey.

Personalized Gifts for Kids and Pets: Hoodies!

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NYFifth.com for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

The holidays are upon us. It is time to purchase holiday gifts for everyone your list- including your pets and grandpets! We found a great website with amazing prices on personalized gifts that include shirts, hoodies, caps, and more. The best part is they also do personalized pet clothes! We're sharing our favorite picks for kids and pets. Enjoy!


At NYFifth Apparel, each item can be customized to include a name, logo, monogram, or a small personal message, so think of something fun that your pet or child would like to shout out to the world.



If you are looking for personalized dog clothes, you'll want to check out this adorable dog frill tee It is perfect for a puppy princess. It comes in fuchsia too!

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