great color-sorting and counting! pompoms, magnets, print-outs, and a cookie sheet. easy as that!

Write the alphabet on a cookie sheet and let your toddler match the magnetic plastic letters (and numbers, too).

Teaching colors by practicing fine motor skills...the chopsticks may be complicated for most kids...

Teaching colors- a great way to teach colors and counting with this hands on activity.

Pom Poms!

one. make board two. fill tub with pompoms and tongs note. i would probably want the box to span the length of the pom pom board

Quiet time or restaurant activity Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again.

Busy bag idea- popsicle puzzles (printables)

Toddler Approved!: Feed the LEGO Monsters: A Sorting and Building Game for Kids

Counting activity

Match shapes to outlines on cardboard. You can extend this by sorting the shapes or talking about the different attributes of shapes. You can even use the felt shapes to combine and make new shapes and objects once your child is older.

Tons of learning tools for pre-school aged children. Online games, printables, teaching ideas for Math, Science, Literacy, Arts. Great site!

Magnetic Pom-poms, great for fine motor skills, use for do-a-dots, etc.

pushing puff balls--this whole blog has great toddler activities. Note to self: go back and read everything later :)

Fine Motor Activities

apple counting idea

Pom pom bin. Easy to set up. great for fine motor skills practice and basic math concepts like sorting.

Homemade Alphabet Book..... This would be a great keepsake!!!!

Color Matching Fine Motor Turkey - A simple activity that encourages color recognition and fine motor skills. #prek (repinned by Super Simple Songs)

Name Activity. Great idea for JK name practice in September.

Make your own Alphabet Activity Book