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…

Teach preschoolers how to chop carrots! Great kitchen activity for kids (and so much to learn from it!)

Teaching Preschoolers How To Chop Carrots

This year our preschool co-op is doing something new- we’re holding a monthly “Kids in the Kitchen” class. That’s right- a PRESCHOOL cooperative class focusing on developing kitchen skills for 4-year-olds! I am so excited about this one and I can’t wait to share the whole curriculum with you in the coming months (watch for…

This scissor skills activity is great to include in a spring preschool unit (gardening, Easter, vegetables).

Practicing Scissor Skills with Carrot Stems

The other day I was doing some kitchen lessons on chopping carrots with my preschoolers, and just as I was about to discard the stems my son started using his scissors to cut the greens! I was happy to let him continue cutting, since practicing scissor skills is one of the preschool activities he seems…

Tips for teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to develop scissor skills

Tips for Teaching Scissor Skills

I know there are many educators (both homeschool and classroom teachers), who fear keeping scissors out for kids to use. They put glitter and paint in the same category as scissors- a preschool version of TNT that should be kept under lock and key! But I’ve been giving my toddlers and preschoolers access to (kid-friendly)…

Need a quick activity to keep you sane during the "witching hour"? This pasta sorting activity is perfect!

Pasta Sorting Tray

Pasta is life in our house. We eat pasta all. the. time. It is a staple! So naturally, we have at least four different kinds of pasta in our cupboards at all times. Tell me I’m not alone in this… The other day I was cooking (pasta, obviously), and I needed to keep the kids…