Little Gene Green Bean
This activity covers an array of skills your child should have mastered before starting kindergarten. This teaches pincer grasp which is vital in learning how to write. Most children do not have the strength yet to do most pinching tasks, this will exercise those little fingers and get them strong to start writing. Close pins do not only teach this simple skill, but they also take a lot of concentration and finger balance to master. Not only will your child learn how to pinch, but they will…
Easter connect the dots - 012
Day 1: Math--number recognition, short dot to dot (the one we used went 1-9, can't find the link now). Colored with crayons. Day 4--used the colored 1-9 dot to dot to make a phonics wheel with a circle, brad, and cut out window for words rhyming with Ping (ring, sing, king, ding, bing, zing--like in Mr. Putter & Tabby picks the Pears)
Cotton Ball Sheep Craft
Our cotton ball sheep craft is a fun farm craft for your preschooler. We've found that combining cotton balls with a decent amount of glue makes for a very child pleasing craft, and this fuzzy sheep craft is a definite favorite. Even very young children will enjoy this craft as they get to experience the texture of the cotton balls and the joy of being able to do a large part of the craft "all by themselves".
Baa Baa Black Sheep Collage Craft
Here is another project utilizing bubble printing. See my original post here I was inspired by the children's nursery rhyme "Baa Baa Black Sheep". It is an English nursery rhyme from the 18th century. I start off by reading this rhyme to my class. For the art project, start off by adding a squirt black tempera paint to watery dish soap for the black sheep's 'wool'. I mix up a big batch and then distribute it out to individual small cups- one per student. This is a very messy project- make…