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
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
25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

When my oldest son gave up naps almost a year and a half ago, I scrambled to set up some quiet time activities that would keep him entertained for half an hour so that I could have a much needed break in the middle of the day. Fast forward to today, and we have a...

read more
St. Patrick’s Day Puzzles

St. Patrick’s Day Puzzles

Whether you need a low prep preschool math game or screen-free busy bag, these free St. Patrick's Day puzzles are a fun, hands-on way to practice ABC and 123 order. Getting Ready I printed a copy of the St. Patrick's Day puzzles HERE on cardstock to give them extra...

read more
15 Holiday Busy Bags

15 Holiday Busy Bags

These busy bags are an easy way to entertain the kids when you're on the go. Make them once, throw them into your bag, and you're ready for some screen-free distraction in doctors' offices, on planes and in restaurants. Q-tip Busy Bag First up on our list is this...

read more
Gumdrop Counting Cards

Gumdrop Counting Cards

These gumdrop counting cards are a festive and fun way to help preschoolers and kindergarteners work on the numbers 1 to 10 this holiday season. Snag your activity and then hop over and grab our best selling Christmas centers in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers!...

read more
100 Free Playdough Mats

100 Free Playdough Mats

Playdough mats are an easy way to grow kids' imaginations, develop fine motor skills and teach important skills like counting and the ABCs. This roundup of 100 free playdough mats includes some of our favorite finds from across the web. Get inspired below and then hop...

read more
Layers of the Earth Playdough

Layers of the Earth Playdough

What better way to learn about the layers of the earth than by making a playdough planet?! With just a little bit of prep, kids will be able to explore the layers of the earth hands-on. It's the perfect combination to our action packed Landform Activity Pack! I began...

read more
STEM Geoboard Challenges

STEM Geoboard Challenges

These geoboard STEM challenges are an amazingly simple tool for stretching kids' design, engineering, and measurement skills.  Snag your 10 free STEM challenges below and then hop over to grab our best selling Toothpick STEM Structures too! Getting Ready Prepping...

read more
Handwriting Activity Pages

Handwriting Activity Pages

Activity for ages 4 to 6. Looking for an easy way to make handwriting fun for kids?! Print these five free handwriting activity pages below to enjoy tons of motivating practice. Love them? Grab the entire pack of handwriting activity sheets (including a D'nealian...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Peanuts Movie Activities

Peanuts Movie Activities

My kids love the Peanuts movie so you can imagine their joy when they snagged these adorable, FREE Peanuts trick-or-treat bags at Safeway. Two of their favorite things bundled into one reusable bag?! Smile-worthy! I am proud to be a Safeway compensated...

read more
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...

read more
Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards

Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. These free pumpkin count and clip cards are a fun way for preschoolers and beginning kindergarteners to practice number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, counting and fine motor skills. And they're a perfect addition to any Halloween or...

read more
Free Apple Playdough Mats

Free Apple Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 2 to 5. We love playdough recipes and activities! With fall just around the corner, it's the perfect time to whip up a batch of oh-so-yummy green apple playdough and get some hands-on number practice. These free apple playdough mats are a...

read more
Fine Motor Water Activity for Toddlers

Fine Motor Water Activity for Toddlers

Activity for ages 2 to 5. With the summer heat coming on in full force, it's time to cool off with a fun fine motor water activity designed specifically for toddlers! It's a simple, easy prep, engaging fine motor project toddlers will love. Even with the summer...

read more
Free Alphabet Printables

Free Alphabet Printables

Activities for ages 3 to 5. These free alphabet printables are perfect for young learners! Help children identify beginning sounds, lowercase letters and uppercase letters with a colorful alphabet chart, clip it cards and letter matching puzzles. Snag your set below...

read more
15 Clever Counting Cards

15 Clever Counting Cards

Counting cards are an easy prep, fun way to help kids practice number sequence, one-to-one correspondence, number recognition and {of course} counting! These 15 counting cards are our favorite freebies from across the web. They're creative, engaging and...

read more
Watermelon Counting Cards

Watermelon Counting Cards

Activity for ages 3 to 5. Use these watermelon counting cards to help your preschooler or soon-to-be kindergartener practice number sequencing, number recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondence in a fun way. Kids will love the...

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!