Easter Eraser Sorting with Tweezers

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  I found these cute little Easter erasers in the Dollar Spot at Target a few weeks ago.  We used them for this great sorting and fine motor activity! Sorting is a wonderful skill to encourage cognitive development in preschoolers.  And using tweezers helps build the small muscles in the hands that your child will write […]

27 Ways to Learn with Ping Pong Balls

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Ping Pong balls have quickly become my favorite learning manipulative.  They are cheap.  They are great for kinesthetic learners.  They are easy to customize.  And did I mention they are cheap?!?!   Seriously…you can buy a bag of 144 white ping pong balls for about six or seven bucks here.  This one pack would probably […]

Word Family Snowball Toss

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  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

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  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

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  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). […]