Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Fine motor activities build the hand-eye coordination and strength kids need to write words later. These creative fine motor activities are sure to be a hit with preschoolers. They're the perfect complement to our best-selling Fine Motor Super Pack! Our first activity...

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30 Must-Have Kids’ Craft Supplies

30 Must-Have Kids’ Craft Supplies

Need a ready-for-anything kids' craft supplies box? Throw these 30 must-have supplies in a large plastic tub and you'll have everything you need in one spot. And, for a little project inspiration, check out some of my favorite kids' craft finds from across the...

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Editable Name Games

Editable Name Games

Activities for ages 3 to 5. For most children, the most important words they'll ever learn to read and write are their names. That's why names are the perfect word to teach them first. These 10 editable name games make learning fun for kids and easy for grown ups....

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Fine Motor Super Pack

Fine Motor Super Pack

Activities for ages 3 to 5. When my three year old looked at me with his big blue eyes and asked for help, "writing like his daddy", I immediately launched into super mommy mode - pulling together 18 motivating games that would develop his hand-eye...

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Process Art with Q-Tips

Process Art with Q-Tips

Q-tips aren't just for cleaning out nooks and crannies anymore! This process art activity uses the handy cotton swabs as paintbrushes. Who knew?! Grab a handful of Q-tips, pull out some paint, and get ready for some seriously fun process art!  Getting...

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How Many Drops Will Fit?

How Many Drops Will Fit?

Activity for ages 3 to 8. We love kids' science activities so I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Asia Citro's new book, The Curious Kid's Science Book. Packed with more than 100 hands-on activities for little scientists, it was hard to pick just one...

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Easy Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers

Easy Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers

This crazy easy fine motor activity for toddlers is a great way to help their little hands get ready for writing later. With a new month approaching in preschool, I began jotting down some notes for the lesson plans for my toddler class. This activity was...

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The Stages of Block Play

The Stages of Block Play

Activity for ages 1 to 7. Block play is a huge deal at my house. My kids adore building with blocks and I love their enthusiasm because blocks are so open-ended and grow with children, not to mention they are an excellent toy that encourages fine motor development. My...

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Name Writing Workbook

Name Writing Workbook

Activity for ages 3 to 5. My son knows how to write all of his letters and numbers, but the sizing, spacing, and smoothness needs a fair amount of improvement. To help him work on handwriting skills in a motivating way, I wanted him to practice writing my...

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Free Apple Tree Counting Mats

Free Apple Tree Counting Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These free apple tree counting mats are perfect for fall! Just grab some pom poms and you're ready for some fun, hands-on practice with counting, number recognition, vocabulary building and fine motor skills. I'm absolutely in love with the...

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25 Craft Stick Activities

25 Craft Stick Activities

Activities for ages 3 to 8. We love craft stick activities. They're low prep, hands-on and creative. Whether you're looking for simple math games, craft projects, reading activities or even science experiments, these 25 craft stick activities...

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Number Playdough Mats

Number Playdough Mats

I pull out playdough A LOT. It's such a playful way to learn so many different skills at once. And these number playdough mats are no exception! They're a hands-on way to work on number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence AND fine motor practice. Snag...

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Teach Kids to Tie Shoes

Teach Kids to Tie Shoes

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Want to teach kids how to tie shoes? This quick and easy trick will have them lacing up in a flash. I promise - with just five minutes, you can teach your kids how to tie shoes too. When my oldest was ready to turn in his Velcro and...

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Clip-On Paint Chip Names

Clip-On Paint Chip Names

Activity for ages 3 to 5. My almost 3 year old is obsessed with his name so, to help him practice spelling it, I headed to my local hardware store. With just a few supplies, I quickly whipped out this paint chip clothespin name activity.  Its a good thing...

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Calming Homemade Playdough

Calming Homemade Playdough

Activity for ages 2 to 6. Emotions have been running high for both my 3 and 5 year old, so I decided to whip up a few different calming homemade playdough recipes that would help calm raging tempers and lift our spirits.  My kiddos were transformed from...

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LEGO Pattern Cards

LEGO Pattern Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Have some LEGO fans in your home or classroom? These free LEGO pattern cards make math super fun for kids. Just print the pattern cards {below}, grab your stash of LEGOs and you're ready for some motivating, hands-on pattern...

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Counting Cards

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Counting Cards

The simple humor in Laura Numeroff's whitty children's books makes them fun for kids and grown ups alike. After reading the classic "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" a few days ago, I pulled out a little surprise for my kids: a set of cookie counting cards in serious...

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Free Printable ABC Book

Free Printable ABC Book

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Making an ABC book is a fun, hands-on way to introduce children to letters and help them understand how those letters are used to make words. This free printable ABC book takes all of that learning one step further by introducing kids to art...

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4 Playdough Recipes for Fall

4 Playdough Recipes for Fall

Activity for ages 3 to 6. Looking for a playdough recipe that's perfect for fall? These homemade playdoughs are scented with real apples, pumpkin, and spices. Use them in a pretend bakery shop, play with some free playdough mats or stamp them with alphabet...

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15 Arts and Crafts for Kids

15 Arts and Crafts for Kids

Arts and crafts for ages 3 to 8. Arts and crafts are a fun, easy way to keep the kids entertained. These 15 colorful projects are sure to get plenty of "oohs" and "aahs" from little artists. They're fun to make and pretty to look at - a perfect combination!...

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Hi, I’m Malia.

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