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Hi! Welcome to Spark Interest with Sara!

I am a preschool teacher, a curriculum designer, a course creator and a mum to a gorgeous boy who keeps me on my toes! 

Creating and sharing inspiring educational resources and courses for teachers and parents is my passion! I wake up every day excited to be able to be part of nurturing young minds and hearts! 



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The 6 Important Benefits of Positive Affirmations For Preschoolers

Ever thought of bringing positive affirmations into your preschool classroom? I’m sure you’ve seen the swanky classroom affirmation mirrors on Instagram and thought they looked cute; but have you ever wondered why are teachers including positive affirmations in their classrooms?  Students need to know that self-talk is a very positive part of self-regulation, and even…

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8 Simply Fun First Day Of School Activities For Your Preschool Classroom

OH MY GOODNESS! Is it really already back to school time??? Trying to figure out what to do during those first few days of school seems to always be the most challenging. Do you read aloud a bunch of books? Have some community-building activities? Maybe a couple of coloring sheets? All of the above?  The…

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10 of the Best Back to School Books for Preschoolers

Back to school season is such a super exciting and fun time for children of all ages. It may be their 10th time heading back to school, or it may be their 1st. Either way, you can use many great books in the classroom to invite reflection and conversation around the feelings that may arise…

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9 Important Class Mottos for the Start of the Preschool Year

Have you ever used class mottos with your preschoolers? Even though it is mid-year here in Australia, I’ve been wrecking my brain thinking about ways to develop a greater sense of community in my preschool classroom and decided to make some class mottos for my classroom.  What if at the beginning of the school year…

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5 Reasons Why Teaching Preschoolers to Identify Emotions is so Important

Did you know that in surveys done by Breńe Brown and her team, they found that people on average can only identify 3 emotions when they are actually feeling them? I’m not kidding.  The 3 emotions are happiness, sadness and anger (Atlas of the Heart by Breńe Brown).  That is absolutely stagering if you think…

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3 Reasons Why Preschoolers Love Would You Rather Questions

Would You Rather Questions For Kids You probably have played this game once or twice. You may have been on the bus ride to a 5th-grade field trip, college, or even as an adult sitting around a winter fire with friends. You might know the game by the name This or That too. It is…

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7 Absolutely Perfect Preschool Activities for International Friendship Day

I love International Friendship Day! It is about friendship, caring, kindness, empathy, and so much more! This special day is coming up quickly and is a great way to celebrate friendships in your preschool classroom! Here are some great ideas to get your students engaged in activities for International Friendship Day. Before I jump right…