A beginner version of connect the dots for preschoolers that aren't quite reading numbers yet

Beginner Connect the Dots for Preschoolers

A connect the dots for preschoolers needs to be basic! This beginner version of connect the dots is for preschoolers that aren’t quite reading numbers yet.

Yarn wrapped hearts

Super Simple Yarn Wrapped Hearts

Yarn wrapped hearts are a great fine motor activity for little kids to make and then put on display for Valentine’s Day.

A quick make it and play with it sensory rattle for babies

Quick Make & Play Edible Sensory Bottle

Young toddlers and even older babies can make their own sensory bottle to play with. Its all edible so completely safe for young ones to be making it!

Make a heart garland for a Valentine's Day window!

Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day

A heart garland wasn’t in the plan when we started cutting out hearts. George just wanted to do an activity, and cutting out hearts sounded like a good idea since Valentine’s Day is coming up [already!]. And, oh my gosh, who knew that this kid could cut so well! I really didn’t know what to […]

Classic bird feeder craft great for fine motor skills

Bird Feeder Craft Great for Fine Motor Skills

Back to the basics again. I’ve been loving keeping it simple here lately. This is a classic bird feeder craft using Cheerios, or other ring-shaped cereal, and pipe cleaners. This was great fine motor practice, and a great busy activity, for George to do. I scooped out a dish of Cheerios and handed George a […]

Classic glittery stocking craft for kids to make

Classic Glittery Christmas Stocking Craft

This has got to be one of the most classic crafts we’ve made, especially for Christmas, but since its a classic, we just had to make this simple Christmas stocking craft! I cut out two pieces of red scrapbook paper in a stocking shape. Nothing fancy, just a giant ‘J’ pretty much. I cut them […]

vinegar-baking-soda-experiment

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment with Color Fun

Any baking soda and vinegar experiment I’ve ever done with the kids has always been a success. The fizz just makes it so much fun! Henry was fascinated by the reactions the colored vinegar made when it hit the baking soda in this activity. This science experiment, that I found at The Adventures of the Smith […]

30 fun ways to promote fine motor skills

Promote Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities

Fine motor activities have always been put on a back burner in this house, until recently. Which is probably a good thing. Gross motor skills should come before fine motor skills. Those big muscles help the little muscles! But wow! What a difference a year makes! Last year, Henry wouldn’t sit still, or have any desire […]