Lacing Shapes Busy Bag (Free Printable)

Lacing is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Manipulating the string in and out of the holes takes a lot of effort for little fingers. It strengthens dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and the pincer grasp. Sometimes this activity can be frustrating for kids when the string falls out of the hole before they can grab […]

Soap Foam Sensory Bin

This Soap Foam Sensory Bin is easy to make and so much fun to play in. My four year old loves the squishy, foamy texture and had a lot of fun with this sensory bin. The inspiration for this sensory bin was from a new book, The Toddler Journey, from my friend Angela at Teaching […]

Umbrella Raindrop Counting Busy Bag

I’ve been adding to our busy bags recently to give my preschooler more to do during our homeschool time. I made this Umbrella Raindrop Counting Busy Bag to help him practice counting and number recognition. This busy bag is simple to make and includes a free printable for you! This busy bag works on counting, […]

Zip-Line Letters (a literacy game for kids)

Learning should be fun, active, and engaging. That’s what I love most about this Zip-Line Letters Game. Kid will love zipping letters down the string and making letter sounds in this fun learning activity for kids. We found this game in the book 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids (affiliate link).  This awesome new […]

Patriotic Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars are easy to make and are a great treat to have on hand. You can vary the add-ins like raisins, chocolate chips, or nuts, but the basic recipe is still the same. I was inspired by the special edition Red, White, and Blue M&M’s to make these Patriotic Granola Bars for a […]

Patriotic Oreos

With Memorial Day and the Fourth of July coming up, I’m thinking about the stars and stripes, the freedom we have in America, and the sacrifices it took to get those freedoms. I’m so grateful to live in a place with so much freedom, even if I do think America is taking some things to […]

10 Flower Fine Motor Skills Activities

My hydrangeas are starting to bloom and I’ve filled up my potted plants with my favorite annuals. I’ve had flowers on my mind lately. I’ve rounded up 10 Flower Fine Motor Skills Activities that are a perfect way to celebrate the spring and summer colors with a fine motor twist. You’ll find flower crafts, flower learning […]

Alphabet Dominoes Busy Bag

This Alphabet Dominoes Busy Bag is perfect for preschoolers learning to identify beginning sounds using pictures and letters. The game is easy to play and they’ll be working on important literacy skills at the same time. My preschooler really likes to play this game and line them up all the way across the living room. It […]

Clock Puzzles Busy Bag

My preschooler has started to show interest in telling time lately. He often tells me where the hands of the clock are pointing on our analog clock and is trying to read our digital clocks, too. To help introduce telling time to the hour I’ve made some self-correcting Clock Puzzles for him to play with. […]

Block Shadows Busy Bag

This Block Shadows Busy Bag idea is a fun way to work on math for preschoolers. This activity is a simple and first step to area and perimeter that kids will learn about later as they grow. My little guy has been working with this preschool busy bag idea and has had fun trying to […]