The Stages of Developing Scissor Skills

What age should I start teaching scissor skills? One of the top posts on this blog is my review guide of preschooler scissors. It’s really no wonder why its such a popular post- scissors are a scary thing to hand over to kids! Parents are more than a little scared of handing them over to…

Indoor Ice Skating

The Winter Olympics are coming to an end Have you done anything to celebrate them? I followed along with Susie and Kristina’s Very Toddler Winter Games this year and was inspired to do an activity ourselves (very last minute, as is my style 😉 ) This is an activity I actually did with my students…

Football Math Activity

Time for some football…and math 🙂 I’ll be honest with you, I am definitely not watching the game today. I’m just not that into it. At all. I’d much rather be crafting or home preschool planning or teaching. To satisfy my dorky desires I decided to go on an activity spree (two hours before kick…

Preschool Scissor Skills Assessment

Are you ready to start teaching your preschoolers scissor skills? Do you know where to start? As a teacher, one of the first things I would do before starting a new unit was assess prior knowledge. Figuring out how much my students already knew so I could build on that and promote new learning. Most…

Jingle Bell Threading

Are you ready for today’s activity du Jour? Need a quick little activity to get you through the day(s) before Christmas? I know my kids can’t be the only ones asking if it’s Christmas yet 200 times a day! This little gem of an activity came about when one of our bells fell off of…

Marshmallow Tinker Tray

Marshmallows Can you believe I don’t really like marshmallows? Well, I don’t like to eat them. When I came home with SIX bags of marshmallows the other day my husband was a little taken aback. Who in the world would be eating all of those?!?! Certainly not me. And my boys can only take one or…

Fall Sensory Bag

Are you surrounded by the colors of fall? Not us. We are surrounded by snow 🙁 Apparently North Dakota doesn’t really have a fall season, so we’re making our own fall with fun crafts and activities. Today we made a sensory squish bag which worked on fine motor skills and word recognition (all while giving…

Use pool noodles for an extra-large threading activity for preschoolers!

Pool Noodle Threading

We don’t have pool, but that won’t stop me from hoarding pool noodles!! Last year a friend asked if I would like to have a bag of cut up pool noodles she had. My answer was obviously a loud and resounding YES!! Did I know what I wanted to do with said noodles? No. Did it…

Play Food and Foil Fine Motor Activity

Do you use foil in preschool activities? Foil has been a staple in our activity repertoire since we first introduced it three years ago in this Foil and Toys fine motor activity. Foil is an amazing sensory supply because it is so crunchy and provides lots of sensory feedback (auditory, tactile, and even visual stimulation). Crunching…

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