Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Joyful Mama's Favourite Finds: Me and Marie Printables

I just have to share with you about this super cute Baggie Game I downloaded for Sweetpea from a delightful website called Me and Marie Learning! (Thanks to Georgia over at Love and Lollipops who introduced me to Me and Marie!)

Me and Marie is the brainchild of Ashley, a mom and ex-school teacher with a Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy. She designs beautiful games and early-learning printables that you can download from her site. Categories include Baggie Games,  Pretend Play, File Games, Circle Time, Colours, Shapes and more, all for under $4 (that's about R30!) I love the Post Office and Library sets under Pretend Play - those will definitely be finding their way into our home soon!

But the first pack I bought was the Farm Baggie Game. What is a Baggie Game? Well...here is how Ashley describes it:

Baggie Games are fun, educational and fit in a sandwich bag! Learning materials can take up a lot of room, but Baggie Games are a great solution. Each set of Baggie Games includes three games featuring the same theme but, different skills.

Great uses for Baggie Games: ~travel ~waiting rooms ~restaurants (waiting on food) ~gifts ~preschool classrooms ~home school ~ANYTIME you need a quick and fun game!

The first game I printed out was the E-I-E-I-O Match, where you have to match the heads, bodies and feet of farm animals. It was great fun, but my daughter is all about precision at this stage, and it frustrated her that the pieces moved about on the table, so I quickly turned the Baggie Game into a File Game. I glued one part of each animal's body to a file folder, which helped them stay put. I cut open a small seed envelope and glued it also onto the folder to keep the loose matching cards. This has been a great hit!

I have been struggling lately to get my pictures to upload correctly - sorry about the odd angle of this one!

The other two games that are part of this pack are Barnyard noises and Animal count, and as soon as I get a chance between a mountain of ironing and a teething baby, we'll be playing with them, too! In the meantime, why don't you head on over to Me and Marie and get your little one in on the fun! Enjoy!


  1. I LOVE Me and Marie! Bought loads of colour goodies from her and M enjoys them so much. Sweet Pea is just so cute! Love that first photo of her! Hope you are doing well my friend.

  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful find. I am off to check out Me and Marie.

  3. Hi Elise, oh, you are in for a treat then! Let me know what you got!

  4. Hi Trudie! Thanks for thinking of me - we are in our second day of a horrible flu and neither ArrowBoy nor I have had much sleep the past two nights. The cold weather also doesn't help...but I am gratefull that the Dad and Sweetpea are still allright. I'm dosing them with Olive Leaf extract and plenty of freshly made orange juice.

  5. Thank you so much for this review! I love it! I am so glad that you enjoy the Baggie Games! Your daughter is too cute :)

    Thank you again for your support!

    Me & Marie Learning

  6. I have searched for baggie games but I can't seem to find them. Can you help?

  7. Anonymous, so sorry to disappoint you: this post was written in 2010, and at the beginning of 2012 I received an e-mail saying that the Me & Marie site was closing down. I will gladly forward you a copy of the PDF for the baggie games - can't imagine that it will be a problem since the site doesn't exists anymore. Contact me on joyfulmama(at)telkomsa(dot)net

  8. Oh no I was wanting to get this game too for my little guy, he looooves farm animals!


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