What To Do With Samuel?
I have had SO many friends asking recently what to do with the littlest ones while they homeschool the bigger ones so that THIS doesn't happen while you have your back turned.... The backside of the hutch is a mirror that Samuel can see himself in thru the glass doors but only...when he's on the table. THIS is his new favorite thing to do. And of course once he saw me taking pictures BEFORE telling him to get down, he thought it was really fun and okay that he was up there. SO HE DID IT…
Q-tip painting with templates - Therapy Fun Zone
I have posted about Q-tip painting before, but another therapist has a different twist on it. She has made some templates to do the q-tip painting, which requires more precision in the painting. This is a guest post by a therapist, Tova Stulberger, who made some templates to use when Q-tip painting. Instructions: Kids dip[Read More]
I can't take credit for this one. I got this idea from Fountas and Pinnell's Kindergarten Phonics book, and I LOVE it! It is one that I truly look forward to every year. Prep for this activity is simple. Get some large construction paper and write each child's name in medium sized letters.
Building Structures with Candy Pumpkins
This simple Fall STEM experiment was so fun! The kids loved creating, designing, engineering, and building structures with candy pumpkins!
A Teacher's Idea
A Teacher's Idea provides teaching tips, time-saving resources and creative clip art sets for teachers and teachers who create.
Moving Water Sensory Play
Moving Water Sensory Play - children use water droppers and syringes to move water from one container to another, increasing fine motor skills and hand strength while play with water.
Using a Spatula (a 3-6 yrs lesson)
Using a Spatula with Beanbags This activity uses bean bags and a spatula. Because my beanbags are the same on both sides, I did a quick few stitches on one side of each as a control of error so that the child can tell if the bean bag has been flipped over. When I put this together, I couldn't helping thinking it would have been fun to have circular beanbags that look like pancakes. The beanbags provide a nice weight which really exercise the wrist and hand muscles.
We have been busy with St. Patrick's Day and Rainbow Activities! I think it's awesome that our Letter R week falls on this week, Rainbows ...
Cardboard Marble Maze - Therapy Fun Zone
Here is a low tech visual perceptual marble maze made out of a cardboard box and some straws. This one is fairly simple, but it can be useful for those who have trouble with motor coordination as well as visual perception. I used a cardboard box and some large “Smoothie Straws”. I glued the straws[Read More]
Peel & Stick - Letter Matching Game
If you have a preschooler, especially one who is close to entering kindergarten, you are probably aware of the fact that once they start learning the alphabet, there is really no stopping them. Nearly every day, my preschooler asks me to “make a project” for him, which is his terminology for a learning activity or...Read More »
Etch A Sketch® Classic Drawing Toy with Magic Screen
3 years & up. Experience the magical world of creativitiy and pencil-free drawing. Use the left knob to draw lines left and right: the right knob to draw lines up and down, or use both knobs to curve the lines or draw on an angle! Shake to erase and start all over with a new design. Helps children develop fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and imagination! Measures approximately 9" x 7.4" x 1.75".