A Sample Weekly Plan of Fine Motor Activities

A week of simple fine motor activities to do with the kids!

Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday. I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the "My Child This Week" sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly. With each of my kids’ interests, I ...

7 Times We Sneak an Activity into Our Daily Routine

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I always get this question that I don't know how to answer: Can you provide a schedule of your day that shows when you fit activities into your day? Simple question. A not-so-easy answer. Especially since I share an activity planner that helps you fit those activities in your day, but yet I can't tell you how to schedule them into your day. You see, my days are very rarely ...

Nature Sensory Bag Suncatcher

Sensory bags are easy and fast to make, gives the kids something to explore, and they're entertaining for toddlers! This nature sensory bag is no exception.

I love making simple sensory bags for the kids, this nature sensory bag is no exception. They're easy to make, super fast, and gives the kids something to explore in a fun way. I find them super entertaining for toddlers. We've recently done learning sensory bags for the older boys, making them 'I Spy' sensory bags to find letters and math equations (for my first grader). But ...

Creating Patterns with Legos

Creating and learning about patterns using Legos

George is in Lego building mode lately. He's really getting the hang of the 'big boy' Legos and builds constantly! He is still getting the hang of following directions to build a set. He's only 4, so he still has a lot to learn. George has shocked me though recently that he understands patterns. He points them out to me a lot. Even abstractly when we talk about something like ...