Gumball Counting Busy Bag

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

If you have a kids who needs to work on rhyming words, this Rhyming Puzzles Busy Bag is perfect for you! Rhyming is an important literacy skill for young children. Just like all of my busy bag ideas, this one targets learning in a fun way. I made this for my son to practice rhyming […]

Quilt Sudoku for Kids Busy Bag

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 […]

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 […]

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 and match beginning sounds using pictures and letters. This is a great busy bag idea to use at home or would make a great literacy activity for a kindergarten classroom. The game is easy to play and they’ll be working on important literacy […]

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. […]