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sensory boards

DIY Texture board storage box

This week’s Unplug your Kids challenge was Rough. We had made texture boards before, but they were hard to store. I decided now was a good time to resize them to fit into a shoe box. I picke…

Sound Cylinders | Pre-school Play

Letters and Sounds: Sound Cylinders

I finally got round to finishing our sound cylinders. I'd had half a set completed for a while, but I needed two of each cylinder so we...

Sensory cards

Ten Scents of Christmas - Sensory Cards

After seeing how much the girls enjoy playing with the scented playdough we made recently (and how often) I decided to create a game inclu...

Crackle Foam POPS and fizzles between fingers while kids play.  Make foam mountains, build popping towers, or hold crackling clouds in your hands.  Sensory play with sound effects- SUPER FUN!

Growing A Jeweled Rose

Fun and educational kids activities - slime, glow in the dark, play dough, science experiments, kids crafts, fun recipes, and more!

Tactile Sensory Cards

Tactile Sensory Cards

These sensory cards are very simple to make and allow kids to explore textures and even get used to textures that they made not be as comfortable with.

sensory activities for summer

Sensory Activities For Summer

6 fun sensory activities for kids who love to jump and climb on everything. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

6 Sensory Activities for Kids Who Climb and Jump

6 easy and fun sensory activities for kids who climb and jump on everything.

Here is a play recipe the kids can really sink into this Summer- make your own quicksand! What kid wouldn't want to play and explore in their own sinking sand pit? This homemade quicksand from Growing a Jeweled Rose is super easy to make, too!

Quicksand for Kids

Make sand that acts as both a liquid and a solid interchangeably! (RECIPE FOR PLAY)

Sensory Boxes for Babies and Toddlers - What to do with a cardboard Box

Cardboard Sensory Boxes for Toddlers and Babies - Meri Cherry

A friend recently offered me a bunch of boxes in hopes that I might be able to use them for play group. I said yes right away because I’ve been wanting to make a cardboard city for months. Isn’t that on everyone’s top ten list of things to do? Anyway, the boxes were kind of […]

Sensory cards

Ten Scents of Christmas - Sensory Cards

After seeing how much the girls enjoy playing with the scented playdough we made recently (and how often) I decided to create a game inclu...

Keep them busy for hours... A block of ice with treasure frozen inside and a "hammer".  Great for summer

Counting Coconuts

Several of you suggested I make a Wizard of Oz sensory tub, and since that happens to be one of my favorite movies, I was totally up for it! I only used things I had on hand already (meaning I didn't spend any money on making this tub) and so I had to be a bit creative as a result (meaning some of things in this tub are a bit of a stretch). :) Here's what's inside: :: The Yellow Brick Road - yellow Lego bricks. Perfect for my Lego lovin' boy! :: Poppies - red fabric flowers. Yes, I know…

10 rad ways to use shaving cream with art and sensory activities for preschool.

11 Shaving Cream Art Ideas - No Time For Flash Cards

Make art, explore and even do a little math with these 10 shaving cream art ideas.

I Spy bottle

DIY I Spy Bottle

It’s vacation time and regardless of your mode of transportation, there undoubtedly will be some down time. To make sure boredom doesn’t turn into bedlam, it’s best to make sure kids have something interesting to concentrate on. An I Spy bottle is the perfect quiet toy that will keep them busy for long stretches of time.Jill of Meet The Dubiens came up with her own version of the I Spy bottle.

150+ Sensory Play Ideas can be found here, and new playtimes are added weekly! So many FUN and creative ideas here!

Play Recipes for Kids

100+ SLIME PLAY RECIPES FOR KIDS. Need a play recipe? It's here! From slime to play-dough & more!

Sensory Steps-- DIY

Sensory Steps

The other day, when perusing Fat Brain Toys , I came across Sensory Stepping Stones . Now, those who know me well know that I only cruise th...

Roll a six and you get to splash the water! So simple and so fun!  I think this could be done by drawing cards too.  Teach counting by having child splash how ever many times matches the number on the card or dice.

Shark and Water Themed Fun - Toddler Approved

The following post is from our kid’s craft and activity contributor EJ: My daughter and I were invited to attend a “Kindergarten Is FIN tastic Party” hosted by Danielle of Mommy and Me Book Club featuring the fun book, Don’t Eat The Teacher, by Nick Ward. I had the easy job of planning a few water/shark themed games. BelowContinue Reading

Baby Play Dancing Yarn Discovery Bottle Lessons Learnt Journal (1)

DIY Bubbles & Dancing Yarn Discovery Bottles

Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. #playmatters; All about life with kids. Aussie Mum and teacher sharing love for play, math games, writing, reading. Needs naps.

Scissor practice

Free Busy Bee Scissor Skills Worksheets from www.lookwerelearning.com - Perfect for spring!

Free Busy Bee Scissor Skills Worksheets

Use these free busy bee scissor skills worksheets to help little ones get used to cutting on the line! There are four different kinds of lines for kids to practice with!

scissors cutting practice

Practice Cutting With Scissors

This Practice Cutting With Scissors is free for you today to print out!

Cutting practice is an important pre-writing activity. Take it outside!

Nature Cuttings - Outdoor Scissor Skills Activity - No Time For Flash Cards

Give your kids the opportunity to work on their scissor skills with this outside scissor skills activity.

Practicing Cutting With Scissors Printable

Practice Cutting With Scissors

This Practice Cutting With Scissors is free for you today to print out!

cutting practice sheets | Astronaut Preschool Skill Worksheets | Preschool Printables

Astronaut Preschool Skill Worksheets

Jolanthe, homeschool mom and creator of the site Homeschool Creations, recently began a new space thematic unit with her kiddos and had the grace to share her Astronaut Preschool Pack with the rest...

Cutting Lines Worksheets - Practice Cutting -Cutting Activity

Cutting Lines Worksheets - Practice Cutting -Cutting Activity

7 Fun Tips for Learning How to Use Scissors!

7 fun Tips for Learning to Use Scissors

Here are some great tips on how to teach your child to use scissors!

Straight Line Cutting Practice

Straight Line Cutting Practice

This worksheet helps students practice holding scissors properly. Students cut in a straight line starting at the scissors and stopping when they get to the shape.

FREE! Cutting Practice :o)

Yes I Can Specialized Academic Support

Browse over 50 educational resources created by Yes I Can Specialized Academic Support in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Free Download for Cutting Skills Practice

Scissor Cutting Skills Workbook

Our scissor cutting workbook contains a variety of activities that will engage your students/children in practising their fine motor skills and coordination.

Cutting Practice - 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids - Happy Hooligans

Cutting Practice - 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids - Happy Hooligans

Toddlers and preschoolers will love these cutting practice activities. 5 fun and easy materials to help children improve their cutting skills.

Cutting Lines: What's in the Grass? Worksheet. Gona use green construction paper to cut instead of folding it over

Cutting Lines: What's in the Grass? | Worksheet | Education.com

Kids use their cutting and coloring skills to make grass for the bugs to hide in on this prekindergarten arts and crafts and coloring worksheet.

pre-k scissor skills activities | Free Preschool Printables! Hundreds of free preschool worksheets and ...

pre-k scissor skills activities | Free Preschool Printables! Hundreds of free preschool worksheets and ...

Spring and Summer Scissor Practice (Fun ideas with free printables)

Free Printables–Spring-Themed Scissor Practice

Sure, there are a lot of ways to encourage scissor skills with little ones. But right now, our three-year-old loves cutting paper. Since cutting with scissors is great fine motor practice, I decide…

5 Cutting Activities to Develop Scissor Skills from Happy Hooligans

5 Scissor Skills Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Happy Hooligans

Use these 5 materials to help toddlers and preschoolers improve their scissor skills. They're easier (and way more fun) to cut through than paper.

cutting practice sheets

The First Scissors and Who Invented Them

Scissors have been around since ancient times and was improved upon by the Egyptians and Romans. Here's a history of the common household tool.

Learning and Teaching With Preschoolers: Spider Fine Motor Skills

Spider Fine Motor Skills

Here are some free resources to help with those fine motor skills and what better way to do it then with spiders. Spider Cutting Skil...

Several basic shape cutting worksheets on this site

Several basic shape cutting worksheets on this site

Heart Scissor Skills

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Heart Scissor Skills

Cutting Practice - Learning to Use Scissors

Cutting Practice - Learning to Use Scissors

This handy page gives kids practice in using scissors and developing their fine motor skills. This cutting page allows students to use scissors to cut a straight line, a jagged line, and a curved line. Clear start an stop points provided.

cutting practice

All About Me Worksheet {Dollar Deals}

This "Read All About Me!" poster (8.5 x 11) can be used as an icebreaker, get to know each other activity, community circle exercise, student of the week spotlight, birthday celebration spotlight, etc. The first day of school theme adds a fun element for the students. This would work well as a firs...

Practice scissor skills/cutting skills with these squirrel cutting pages. Great for OT and fall fine motor fun!

Squirrel and Acorn Scissor Practice Pages: FREEBIE Fine Motor Fun for Fall

Squirrel and acorn scissor practice. A great fall or autumn activity for your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, special education, early intervention, or occupational therapy classroom. **This freebie is included in my Squirrel Bundle Fall Activities for Preschool and ECE. If you like this freebie,...

pre-k scissor skills activities | Cutting Skills Printables Worksheets collection | Attention WorkSheets

Cutting Skills Printables Worksheets collection

This set of preschool worksheets Cutting Skills Printables will get kids developing their fine motor skills by cutting out some basic lines.

Age appropriate cutting activities for your Prek-1st Grader in this Scissor Practice Packet! | www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

Scissor Practice Packet Prek-1st Grade Cutting Activity Pages

Age appropriate cutting activities for your Prek-1st Grader in this Scissor Practice Packet!

preschool cutting practice

Aprender a cortar con tijeras

Fichas de trabajo imprimibles para aprender a cortar con tijera. Ideal para niños a partir de los 3 años. Material de aprendizaje imprimible.

Cutting practice and so many other free printables!

Cutting practice and so many other free printables!

Occupational Therapy resources targeting the progression of scissor skills. www.toolstogrowot.com

Scissor Skills | Visual Motor Integration | Therapy Resources | Tools To Grow, Inc.

Occupational Therapy resources targeting the progression of scissor skills.

Princess Cutting Practice - Printable Page

Princess Cutting Practice - Printable Page

Scissor skills

Oh, I "C" !!

Our C week went well. Butterfly has got the sound for C down pat, and C is an easy letter to learn to draw- especially when the "mommy" (c...

FREE Princess Sofia scissor packet. Your princess will excel in scissor cutting in no time with these FREE printables.

FREE Princess Sofia Scissor Preschool Practice! - Blessed Beyond A Doubt

Teach scissor preschool practice with these FREE Princess Sofia printables.

Visual Motor Skills

Flashlight Play to develop visual skills

Flashlight Fun

Beam me up, Mom! Flashlight games are simple, fun, and fantastic for learning.

use a pool noodle to create a marble track, works on bilateral coordination and visual motor skills

Pinned on Pinterest, Tested in Therapy: Test Pin #2 - The Anonymous OT

We test a DIY vision tracking circle in occupational therapy to work on a child's scanning skills. Learn how to make one at home to practice visual skills.

Invite your child to draw on a mirror... and you might catch a glimpse of how they see themselves. ~ Danya Banya Mirror drawing is an easy preschooler activity that they can do again, and again, and again...

Invite your child to draw on a mirror... – Danya Banya

Preschoolers can draw on a mirror with markers for easy (and reflective) play.

Bell Maze-cheap and easy activity to work on visual motor skills and hand-eye coordination. From Your Therapy Source.

Bell Maze

Here is a simple, super cheap activity to make. Clean a recycled Styrofoam meat tray. Cut a pipe cleaner in half and then fold it in ha...

Visual tracking activities are so important because they exercise skills used for reading. Check out these 20 visual tracking activities for toddlers!

20 Visual Tracking Activities for Toddlers

Whether you're using them in occupational therapy or at home with your own kids, these visual tracking activities for toddlers are perfect for the classroom or at home. Help encourage visual tracking with these fun games and activities.

Seeing Clearly: Fun Activities for Improving Visual Skills

Seeing Clearly (2nd Edition)

Seeing Clearly (2nd Edition) [Ellen, Jennifer, Hutchins, Rebecca] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Seeing Clearly (2nd Edition)

Pre-writing

Free Prewriting Practice Solid & Dashed Printable Worksheets

Free Prewriting Practice Solid & Dashed Printable Worksheets

Free Preschool Worksheets: Prewriting Practice Solid & Dashed Printable Worksheets

Practice tracing. We love tractors!

Practice tracing. We love tractors!

Circle tracing practice for A.

Prewriting Skills: Circles | Worksheet | Education.com

By tracing the circles and bubbles on this writing worksheet, kids strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form rounded letters such as "O."

3 Dinosaurs has a FREE set of Spring Themed Prewriting Printables that include:  	Single thin dashed lined 14 pages 	Thick solid line 7 pages

FREE Prewriting Printables with Spring Theme

3 Dinosaurs has a FREE set of Spring Themed Prewriting Printables that include: Single thin dashed lined 14 pages Thick solid line 7 pages

10 Pre-Writing Activities for Under 5s

Pre-Writing Activities for Under 5s: Literacy Spot #32

When you think about the control required to hold a pencil and direct it to form letters it is easy to see why activities that strengthen/train the muscles in the hand and fingers are so important.

ideas to help for pre-writing, even if it's meant for toddlers, you can translate into different writing units.

Playdough Learning: Prewriting for Toddlers

Summer is the perfect time to find packages of colorful drinking straws on sale at your grocery store. I think they are a terrific crafting material.

What you will find in these FREE Thanksgiving Theme Prewriting Printables:  	Single thin dashed lined 14 pages 	Thick solid line 7 pa

FREE Thanksgiving Prewriting Printables

What you will find in these FREE Thanksgiving Theme Prewriting Printables: Single thin dashed lined 14 pages Thick solid line 7 pa

Simple Preschool Handwriting and Drawing Worksheets

Preschool Handwriting Worksheets

Simple preschool handwriting worksheets strengthen fine motor skills and confidence with a writing utensil. Print these handwriting worksheets off today!

Beach Themed Prewriting Printables

Prewriting Practice

3 Dinosaurs is a web site with printables, gross motor, trip reviews, and book activities for tots, preschoolers, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade & fourth grade.

squirrel cutting practice

Squirrel and Acorn Tracing or Cutting Practice

squirrel cutting practice

#Gingerbread Theme Pre-Writing Free Printable #Preschool #Kindergarten

The Preschool Toolbox Blog • Educational Learning and Play for Children 2-7

Playful Early Learning Curriculum and Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!

pre-writing hand strengthing activities for preschoolers

Handwriting Matters -- and We Need to Teach It

Handwriting practice is low on the list of priorities. So, we need to teach it at home. Because even if they get it in preschool and elementary school like mind, they might not be taught correctly. Both my kids have poor handwriting. I didn't do my part in helping them learn it correctly from the start. I am now making up for lost time.

5 Learning Activities Using a MagnaDoodle

Magna Doodle Activities - 5 Fun Ways to Learn - Happy Hooligans

Use your Magna Doodle as a teaching tool! Here are 5 fun Learning games to pay with your toddler or preschooler on a Magna Doodle.

FREE SCHOOL THEMED PREWRITING PACK (Instant Download)

Free Homeschool Downloads

Free Homeschool Downloads

Salt tray mazes

Salt tray mazes

In our classroom, we have used salt trays in many different ways to promote handwriting skills. Come discover how our preschool children also used their engineering skills to create their own salt tray mazes... The inspiration for this activity came from our very

Kathys Montessori Life: Pre Writing Ideas!

Pre Writing Ideas!

Here are some great pre-writing materials and ideas to go along with the traditional preparation with sandpaper letters. Some of these can...

Tracing Practice for the kiddos!

Frog Tracing Practice

Tracing Practice for the kiddos!

Free Nativity Theme Prewriting Printable - 2 different types solid and dashed - 3Dinosaurs.com

Free Nativity Theme Prewriting Printable

Christmas is almost here and I love the Nativity and someone asked if I was doing more this year. I had not put any extras out for it in a while so I thought I would this year. This prewriting

pre writing practice

pre writing practice

Pre-Writing Activity Pack for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4 featuring fun tracing worksheets to help develop prewriting skills.

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10 ways to help kids with disabilities draw and write

10 ways to help kids with disabilities write and draw

A blog about kids with disabilities who kick butt

Free Elf on the Shelf Prewriting Printables - 3 different types: dotted line, solid line, & thick line dotted - 3Dinosaurs.com

Free Elf on the Shelf Prewriting Printables

My girls just love our Elf on the Shelf! As we are getting ready for another Christmas season, it was time for some more Christmas printables. These printables match up with the Shelf Elf Pack. If you are looking for

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Free Prewriting Practice Solid & Dashed Printable Worksheets

Free Prewriting Practice Solid & Dashed Printable Worksheets

Free Preschool Worksheets: Prewriting Practice Solid & Dashed Printable Worksheets

Practice tracing. We love tractors!

Practice tracing. We love tractors!

Circle tracing practice for A.

Prewriting Skills: Circles | Worksheet | Education.com

By tracing the circles and bubbles on this writing worksheet, kids strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form rounded letters such as "O."

3 Dinosaurs has a FREE set of Spring Themed Prewriting Printables that include:  	Single thin dashed lined 14 pages 	Thick solid line 7 pages

FREE Prewriting Printables with Spring Theme

3 Dinosaurs has a FREE set of Spring Themed Prewriting Printables that include: Single thin dashed lined 14 pages Thick solid line 7 pages

10 Pre-Writing Activities for Under 5s

Pre-Writing Activities for Under 5s: Literacy Spot #32

When you think about the control required to hold a pencil and direct it to form letters it is easy to see why activities that strengthen/train the muscles in the hand and fingers are so important.

ideas to help for pre-writing, even if it's meant for toddlers, you can translate into different writing units.

Playdough Learning: Prewriting for Toddlers

Summer is the perfect time to find packages of colorful drinking straws on sale at your grocery store. I think they are a terrific crafting material.

What you will find in these FREE Thanksgiving Theme Prewriting Printables:  	Single thin dashed lined 14 pages 	Thick solid line 7 pa

FREE Thanksgiving Prewriting Printables

What you will find in these FREE Thanksgiving Theme Prewriting Printables: Single thin dashed lined 14 pages Thick solid line 7 pa

Simple Preschool Handwriting and Drawing Worksheets

Preschool Handwriting Worksheets

Simple preschool handwriting worksheets strengthen fine motor skills and confidence with a writing utensil. Print these handwriting worksheets off today!

Beach Themed Prewriting Printables

Prewriting Practice

3 Dinosaurs is a web site with printables, gross motor, trip reviews, and book activities for tots, preschoolers, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade & fourth grade.

squirrel cutting practice

Squirrel and Acorn Tracing or Cutting Practice

squirrel cutting practice

#Gingerbread Theme Pre-Writing Free Printable #Preschool #Kindergarten

The Preschool Toolbox Blog • Educational Learning and Play for Children 2-7

Playful Early Learning Curriculum and Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!

pre-writing hand strengthing activities for preschoolers

Handwriting Matters -- and We Need to Teach It

Handwriting practice is low on the list of priorities. So, we need to teach it at home. Because even if they get it in preschool and elementary school like mind, they might not be taught correctly. Both my kids have poor handwriting. I didn't do my part in helping them learn it correctly from the start. I am now making up for lost time.

5 Learning Activities Using a MagnaDoodle

Magna Doodle Activities - 5 Fun Ways to Learn - Happy Hooligans

Use your Magna Doodle as a teaching tool! Here are 5 fun Learning games to pay with your toddler or preschooler on a Magna Doodle.

FREE SCHOOL THEMED PREWRITING PACK (Instant Download)

Free Homeschool Downloads

Free Homeschool Downloads

Salt tray mazes

Salt tray mazes

In our classroom, we have used salt trays in many different ways to promote handwriting skills. Come discover how our preschool children also used their engineering skills to create their own salt tray mazes... The inspiration for this activity came from our very

Kathys Montessori Life: Pre Writing Ideas!

Pre Writing Ideas!

Here are some great pre-writing materials and ideas to go along with the traditional preparation with sandpaper letters. Some of these can...

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