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Free Printables for Qwirkle, Math Infinity Tiles, Banagrams or Apple Letters, and Mobi / Equate Math Tiles

DIY homemade games, easy!

DIY homemade games, easy!

This linkhow-to-make-tiles, will provide basic instructions to all 4 games listed below.


DIY Homemade Math Infinity Tiles



DIY Homemade AppleLetters, Banagrams, or Scrabble Letter Tiles




Homemade DIY Equate, Mobi, Math Tiles and Symbols Game



DIY Homemade Qwirkle or Patterning Tiles



Learning to play the Piano – Color coded Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Grand Staff and Notes

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star color coded piano sheet music

My little one has the desire to play Let It Go from the movie Frozen. As with anything, you must walk before you run which she is learning. While she will sit for hours with youtube videos teaching how to play Let It Go, she clearly is struggling and getting frustrated. It is her choice, not mine. To help her out and prevent frustration to the point of giving up, I am encouraging her to play some songs for her sister. I have added Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to the mix. It is really fascinating to see how, within a month, she is playing with both hands and even figuring out chords without any formal lessons. In a year, if she is still showing interest and progress, we will hire a professional piano instructor. For now, I am enjoying learning how to play music and reading sheet music too!

Color Coded Piano Grand Staff Color Coded Grand Staff Piano Keys Notes