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Story stones. I know, I know, it's all very Waldorf (not that there's anything wrong with Waldorf), (except for the craziness ahem) but how frakkin' cute are these? And what a great way to encourage oral language development in ELLs!

kids clapping games; the oldies are all here! --can't have little girls and not know these. :)

101 Writing Prompts Idea in a Jar - like "What would you do if you found a pair of magical shoes?" or "Write a story about a robot that does your homework."

{Story Stones} help your little one on the path of language learning by offering images to accompany the oral stories you tell (bonus: it's adorable when your little one tells you a story with the stones!)

All the recipes for make your own... Playdough, bath paint, colored pasta, big bubbles, sidewalk chalk, finger paints, colored rice, glues, spray paints, pavement paint, and more.

Sound Memory- Instead of flipping a card you shake the eggs to find pairs. Plastic capsules filled with things like cereal, beads, marbles etc .

Gross Motor Activity to Practice Skip Counting - Combining learning with movement helps children retain what they learn and establish a love of learning. This could easily be adapted for any age or mathematical concept. It would also be fun to learn letter sounds while hopping to them!

Introducing.... THE GLUE SPONGE! You just cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue it, and the kids can just press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it. No more globby glue puddles!

Portable Roads - Easy for kids to put together, will travel easily. Made out of old denim and yellow paint. Velcro helps them stick to carpet!

Zoo Passport for kids to mark off animals they see during their zoo visit. LOVE THIS!

Good for focusing children. Shake it up and watch it separate again! science project?

Magic Mud!...This stuff is amazing. Mix 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup water in a bowl. To color it, add a few drops of food coloring to the water before adding to the cornstarch. Takes some effort to mix the water and cornstarch. This defies Newton’s third law of motion–for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you quickly smack it with your hand it immediately turns into a solid, instead of splashing or moving. If you slowly move it reacts like a liquid....

120+ activities for 1-4 year olds - awesome ideas, can't wait to try some

Use shower curtain liner, permanent markers.. and then kids write with dry/wet erase markers. This looks so fun! Great early finisher idea or brain break.