26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers

There are lots of ways to for preschoolers to learn how to spell their name! This list of 26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers is full of creative name activities for preschoolers. Over the years I’ve done lots of things to help kids learn how to spell and recognize their name. We’ve made name art, practiced with […]

DIY Fine Motor Tongs Made With Chopsticks

I love to make Fine Motor Skills tools with ordinary things if I can, that’s why I love these DIY Fine Motor Tongs made with Chopsticks so much. They are easy to make and fun for kids to use. These can be used for everyday simple fine motor skills activities, but could also be used […]

Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments

I love to take the ordinary and turn it into something beautiful. That’s why I love these Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments so much. By using simple materials, my kids and I were able to make gorgeous ornaments that will hang on our tree for years to come. This ornament is a beautiful addition to any tree. *Affiliate […]

Box of Preschool Busy Bags Giveaway

Busy Bags have been pretty popular around here for quite a while. With the new release of my book, Busy Bags Kids Will Love, I’ve been in busy bag mode. I thought it would be fun to bless a reader with a box of busy bags that are ready for them. All of these (except […]

Creative Dress-up Ideas for Boys

Like most kids, my boys love to dress up in costumes and pretend they are someone else. Pretend play is a natural thing for young children and should be encouraged. We have many of these creative dress-up ideas for boys in our DIY Dress-Up Corner and they get a lot of use. While we don’t do […]

Creative Dress-Up Ideas for Girls

While our family doesn’t do much for Halloween, we have made sure our costumes end up in the dress-up corner to play with all year long. Recycling Halloween costumes is a great way to make the fun last year-round. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite creative dress-up ideas for girls that will give your […]

Gumball Counting Busy Bag (Free Printable)

This busy bag for preschoolers or kindergarteners is a great way to practice counting. My preschooler has been enjoying this one! It’s a pretty straight forward counting busy bag, but pretending the pom-poms are gumballs is a fun little way to practice counting. We’ve pretended to chew the gumballs after each counting set and make […]

Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag

My four year old is rhyming all the time these days. He’s constantly going through all the words that could rhyme by changing the beginning sound. It’s all day long! I love this stage because it tells me they are starting to get ready for learning to read and word families. This Rhyming Puzzles Busy […]

Quilt Sudoku for Kids Busy Bag (Free Printable)

Sudoku is a fun game that many adults like to play, but this version for kids uses colors and makes a beautiful pattern that reminds me of a quilt. This Sudoku for kids busy bag is a little tricky, so this one is for my 8 year old. My preschooler wouldn’t be able to do this […]

Lacing Shapes Busy Bag

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 […]