75 Ways to Paint for Kids from A to Z

75 Ways to Paint for Kids

A Animal Track Painting from Child Central Station Painting with Apples from Learning 4 Kids B Blow Dryer Art from Child Central Station Ball Painting from Mommy and Me Book Club Body Paint from Kiwi Crate and The Activity Mom Bubble Wrap Painting from Art Bar Blog Bath Paint from The Imagination Tree Bottle Print Painting from Mess for Less Bike Painting from Pink … [Read more...]

Practice Spelling Words with Water

Practice Spelling Words with Water

Need a fun way to practice spelling words week after week? Practice spelling words with water! This is a fun way to practice sight words, spelling words or just write letters and numbers. You can adapt this activity to any age, even toddlers who are beginning to draw simple lines and shapes! We like to fill our water table with water for this activity, but a simple … [Read more...]

Learning Letter Sounds through Play

Learning for Letter Sounds

Use your little one's favorite characters or toys to make learning letter sounds fun! 1.  Gather up favorite characters.  You could use toys you own or printed pictures. We used a printable puppet playset from 1+1+1=1. 2.  On small pieces of paper, write the first letter of each character you have, and spread them out.  Castles, farms, or dollhouses work great for this!  I … [Read more...]

Free Toddler Alphabet Activity

Free Toddler Alphabet Activity

School is off to a good start this year. My two year old is adjusting to being at home without big sister and big brother to keep her entertained. Now that we are getting settled into our new schedule, I have found that Miss C likes to be busy and enjoys learning about everything around her. There are so many things she is noticing and wanting to know more about. One concept … [Read more...]

Learning Letter Sounds with Tiny Objects

Tiny Objects in Alphabet Drawers

You've heard The Activity Moms rave about tiny objects and how our preschoolers and even older children LOVE them! And we love how much they can LEARN with them! We've used our tiny objects in a toddler activity (also great for busy bags) to match a few tiny objects to their beginning letter. We've filled our alphabet drawers with tiny objects. The easiest … [Read more...]

Food Sorting Game – Order Up!

Order Up A Food Sorting Game

This sorting game can be played with any age group and any skill with your own play food at home! While playing outside in the cottage kitchen, we decided to cook up some special orders. I asked for foods that start with the letter “B” My daughter proudly served me bread, blueberries, burger, and a banana. Next up, I ordered a plate of “round foods” or foods in the … [Read more...]

Dot Marker Printables from A to Z

printable dot marker pages

Are you looking for FREE dot marker printables? Here's a list of free, printable dot marker pages from A to Z. Find pages to print that match your child's interest or use this list to compliment your letter of the week. Ways to Use Dot Marker Pages 15+ Ways to Use Dot Marker Pages from Gift of Curiosity Using Dot Marker Pages with Counters and Manipulatives Toddler … [Read more...]

Alphabetized Sensory Activities for Toddlers

Sensory Tubs from A to Z

Sensory Tubs are so much fun for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (moms too)! Your child will scoop, pour, experiment, and discover all sorts of things from colors and shapes, to magnets and ecosystems all while developing fine motor skills.  Explore with a purpose or have fun pretending. The possibilities are endless! Below are hundreds of sensory tub themes organized … [Read more...]

Alphabet Puppy Play

alphabet puppy play

 Alphabet Puppy Game In an effort to expose my daughter to the alphabet in a fun, pressure-free way, I've been working to integrate it into our play.  This week we have been learning about pets, so I made these ABC dog bones to feed our "pet" puppy! As my daughter "feeds" them to the stuffed puppy, I say the letter name and she repeats it after me.  Sometimes we look for a … [Read more...]

Alphabet Basketball

Alphabet Basketball

This gross motor, Alphabet Basketball game was a hit with my two year old! You need: Two baskets or buckets 26 ping pong balls Permanent marker An energetic toddler or preschooler! Write one letter on each ping pong ball. (I got mine at the Dollar Tree.) Put all of the letter balls in one of the two buckets and place the empty bucket across the room. Have … [Read more...]

FREE Printable Matching Games

Free Printable Matching Games for Kids

  Matching activities are a great first activity to try with your toddler and preschoolers love to match, sort, and play Memory with these cards. Here's a collection of 60+ FREE printable matching games for your preschooler or toddler: Matching Colors Bug Color Matching Pumpkin Color Matching from Confessions of a Homeschooler Bird Color Matching Crayon … [Read more...]

Apple Alphabet Play

Apple Picking Alphabet Play

I have just started exploring the alphabet with my curious two-year-old.  Whenever she sees writing she points and says "ABCs!", so I figured now was as good of time as any to embrace that curiosity and have some fun with letters. This apple alphabet picking game is a simple, no-pressure way to explore the alphabet with your little one. To prepare this activity I made some … [Read more...]