Word Family Snowball Toss

Word Family snowball toss square

  Word families can be a beneficial component in your teaching-your-child-to-read toolbox. To put it simply, word families are words that rhyme.  Teaching children word families is a phonemic awareness activity that helps children see patterns in reading.  This is an important skill because it allows children to begin “reading” by grouping sets of letters […]

Paper Reinforcement Heart Art

paper reinforcement heart art square

  Little Brother and I enjoyed making this paper reinforcement heart art that doubled as fine motor practice.  Pulling those tiny reinforcements off the paper is great for developing the small muscles in hands! Here’s what you’ll need:  paper reinforcements (you should be able to find these with the office supplies in most stores), markers, cardstock paper, […]

Fine Motor Christmas Trees

Fine motor christmas trees

  After Christmas last year, I scored some great deals that I tucked away until this year.  Unfortunately, the holiday season has flown by and I have hardly had a chance to break them out…until today!  Little Brother and I used the pre-cut foam Christmas trees for a little fine motor practice (and a cute decoration). […]

Snow & Ice Salt Writing Tray

Salt-Writing Tray Inspired by Frozen

  I am somewhat obsessed with the smooth, shiny, ice-like texture from corn syrup paint.  A few weeks ago we created a Frozen-inspired name painting.  After it was finished, I thought it would be a great for a salt writing tray as well!   Little Brother and I had a great time making and playing with […]

Yarn Wrapped Snowflake Ornaments

Yarn-Wrapped Snowflake Ornament

    I have had it on my “list” for us to make these yarn wrapped snowflake ornaments for the last two years, ever since I first found these Woodsies skill sticks.  We have made other snowflake ornaments before, but these are very different from our puffy snowflakes.   In addition to being a cute ornament, […]