Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft

Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft

The sun is shining, thermometers are climbing - and that can only mean one thing... spring is on its way!  This spring-themed butterfly craft can easily be modified for preschoolers to second graders and is a perfect compliment to our popular bugs and butterflies math...

read more
Community Helper Dab Sheets

Community Helper Dab Sheets

Getting ready for a community helper theme?! These playful alphabet dabber sheets are a must-try. Just grab your box of daubers, print off the pages and you're ready to work on the ABCs. They're a perfect complement to our super popular Handwriting Activity Sheets!...

read more
Flower Alphabet Match

Flower Alphabet Match

We often say we learn 26 letters. While that's partially true (we learn 26 letter names) we are actually learning several more symbols when we combine both upper and lowercase. So, practice, repetition and having fun are all ways I can help my kids work on their...

read more
Goldfish Counting Cards

Goldfish Counting Cards

My 3.5 year-old is crazy about counting right now – fingers, shoes, birds… you name it, he counts it. So I was excited to pull together a set of colorful goldfish counting cards that would give him practice with the numbers 1 to 20. Snag your set below and then hop...

read more
Rainy Day Clip Cards

Rainy Day Clip Cards

These rainy day counting clip cards are filled with all things rain: puffy clouds, weatherproof boots and oversized umbrellas. They're great counting activity to add to any preschool weather unit. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab our best selling Number...

read more
One Pot Playdough Recipe

One Pot Playdough Recipe

I've tested a lot of different playdough recipes - cooked and uncooked, scented and not... but this one is my hands-down favorite because it comes out bright and squishy every time. The one pot playdough recipe requires a few minutes of stovetop cooking, but I promise...

read more
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sticker Match Up

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sticker Match Up

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is one of our favorite alphabet books for kids. The silly rhyming story helps little readers learn the names of letters as they dance up the side of a coconut tree and then come crashing down. One afternoon, I pulled together this simple ABC...

read more
Tissue Paper Sight Word Craft

Tissue Paper Sight Word Craft

This spin on color-by-number worksheets is a super easy and fun way to practice sight words and celebrate the arrival of spring.  My 5 year-old, A, loved how her flower turned out and can't wait for me to whip up more sight word sheets. I hope your kids love the sight...

read more
20 Adorable Fingerprint Art Ideas

20 Adorable Fingerprint Art Ideas

Fingerprint art is a simple and fun way to boost fine motor and pre-writing skills in preschoolers and kindergartners. Little ones will love pressing their fingers into stamp pads or paint and building cute and surprising shapes. 20 Adorable Fingerprint Art Ideas for...

read more
Kool-Aid Playdough

Kool-Aid Playdough

Spring has sprung a little early in our area and we've been celebrating this amazing-smelling rainbow playdough.  To make it, simply add a packet of Kool-Aid to our delightfully squishy One-Pot Playdough Recipe.  Voila!  You have Kool-Aid playdough! I've tried a few...

read more
Valentine Playdough Recipes

Valentine Playdough Recipes

Nothing says "Valentine's Day" like chocolate, candy and flowers - the inspiration for our four lovely scented playdough recipes. (We promise they will have you wishing Valentine's Day came more than once a year.) These Valentine's Day playdough recipes are quick to...

read more
Conversation Heart Letter Tracing

Conversation Heart Letter Tracing

I've seen tons of fine motor skills activities on Pinterest lately. Beading projects, scissor cutting, playdough trays.  They are all great for building kids' hand-eye coordination and muscle strength so that they are ready to write on their own later. Conversation...

read more
Word Family Egg Game

Word Family Egg Game

When Easter is over, what do you do with those extra plastic eggs?  We know just what to do with them!  Did you know that those plastic Easter eggs come in handy practicing word families? Who would have thought!? Grab your plastic eggs and get ready to play this fun...

read more
Football Counting Clip Cards

Football Counting Clip Cards

One-to-one correspondence, fine motor practice and number recognition are just some of the reasons I love using counting clip cards with my kindergarten students. And this football variety is sure to score a touchdown with young sports fans!  It's great practice for...

read more
Gingerbread Man in a Jar

Gingerbread Man in a Jar

This kids' homemade gift, a gingerbread man in a jar, is the perfect gingerbread playdough kit that brings the Gingerbread Man story to life! My 5 year old daughter, A, loved every step of creating the homemade gift - from making the playdough to packaging up the...

read more
Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Activity

Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Activity

Before kids learn how to write, they need to develop the hand strength and hand-eye coordination they'll need to make their pencil do what they want it to do. That's why there are so many fine motor activities floating around on Pinterest. The more kids practice - the...

read more
Number Formation Pack

Number Formation Pack

If you're looking for a motivating, easy-prep way to teach kids how to write and recognize the numbers 0 to 30, you've come to the right spot.  This number formation pack is brimming with effective teaching strategies: hands-on activity sheets, memorable rhymes and...

read more
Valentine Counting Cards

Valentine Counting Cards

These Valentine counting cards are a perfect math game to add to your Valentine collection and they are great for building fine motor skills too! Grab the freebie below and then snag 20 more Valentine centers your students will LOVE in our shop or on Teachers Pay...

read more
Paper Cutting Station

Paper Cutting Station

Teaching kids to cut with scissors is an important life skill and helps build fine motor strength and hand-eye coordination they'll need for writing alphabet letters and words later.  Paper cutting stations are here to help! Handing over a pair of blades to young kids...

read more
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...

read more

Hi, I’m Malia.

I LOVE helping Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. I’m so glad you’re here!