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Take a browse around these sites and you will find oodles of fun, creative, clever play ideas that your children will LOVE! Covering everything from crafts and…
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an open shoelace box with blue ribbon tied around it and text overlay that reads tool for learning how to tie shoelaces
Teach children to tie their shoelace - Laughing Kids Learn
Teach children to tie their shoelace with this easy to make teaching tool. Using a recycled tissue box children will learn the art to tying their shoes.
a cake made to look like watermelon with blueberries and strawberries on top
How to make a healthy watermelon cake - Laughing Kids Learn
It was roughly about this time last year that my husband and I discovered that little Possum was severely allergic to egg, she is anaphylactic to be exact. It was since her allergy test confirmed this that I felt an overwhelming determination to find fabulous egg free alternatives to many of the foods that children […]
foil collage process art for preschool
Foil Collage
Foil Collage - an easy process art activity for kids!
an art project for kids to do on foil
Painting on Tin Foil - Laughing Kids Learn
If you're looking for a fun activity for kids, painting on tin foil is great for boosting creativity and fine motor skills. Simple to set up too.
the words summer are shown above pictures of children and an adult holding their hands in front of
36 Sensory Activities for Preschoolers, Kids & Tweens
Fun Summer Sensory activities for toddlers, preschool, elementary kids and even teens! let kids get sticky, dirty and explore this summer! #sensory #kids #diy #summer
a pink rock sitting on top of a wooden bench with a fairy dust play dough
Fairy Dust Play Dough ⋆ Sugar, Spice and Glitter
a child is holding a blue ball with pins in it and the words fine motor loom band play idea
Fine motor activity using a spiky ball and loom bands - Laughing Kids Learn
Here is a simple fine motor activity using a spiky ball and loom bands. It's lots of fun for preschoolers or children needing to build their hand muscles for writing and gripping objects. Occupational therapist would also be very interested in this easy idea for kids.
how to teach multiplication and division with lego
How to Teach Multiplication & Division with LEGO Bricks
Make multiplication and division fun and hands on with LEGO bricks! In this post, learn all the different ways to model multiplication with LEGO and how to help kids make sense of division in a meaningful way. #teachingmath #LEGOlearning #multiplicationanddivision #mathtips #funmathpractice #LEGObricks #numbersense #mathgeekmama
a pink doughnut with icing on top and the words fairy dough using 3 ingredients
Fairy playdough recipe
Fairy Playdough using three ingredients. This super simple playdough recipe is one of a kind and worth remembering. Only three simple ingredients. Hair conditioner is a key secret to getting the perfect fluffy and soft textured playdough.
beaded branches are an easy craft for kids to make
Threading pony beads on tree branches to build fine motor skills
Threading pony beads on tree branches to build fine motor skills in children, Ideal for preschool quick activity set up. Love the use of playdough and the branch with small beads to really challenge the fine motor skills.
Adding and pulling loom bands for fine motor skills on a spiky ball. This is great for toddlers and preschoolers to try as a way of increasing their fine motor skills and problem solving skills. Supervision always required. Toddlers, Hair Bows, Toddler Hair, Kids Hairstyles, Crazy Hair Day At School, Wacky Hair Days, Diy Hair Bows, Hairstyles For Kids, Wacky Hair
Fine motor activity using a spiky ball and loom bands
Adding and pulling loom bands for fine motor skills on a spiky ball. This is great for toddlers and preschoolers to try as a way of increasing their fine motor skills and problem solving skills. Supervision always required.
ribbons and whisk on top of a plate with a fork in the middle
Fine motor ribbon and whisk activity
How simple is this ideal. Great alternative to pompoms is by adding ribbons that are threaded around a whisk. A great activity for toddlers and preschoolers that is easy to set up and fun for them to play with. Great as a task to give children who love a challenge. #finemotor #finemotorskills #ribbons #lovetoplay #simpleplayideasforkids #indooractivities #babyplay #babyplayideas #playgroup #playtime #mothersgroup
coffee filter butterfly craft for kids to make with tissue paper and colored tissue flowers on the side
Coffee filter butterfly craft for kids
Simple and fun coffee filter butterfly craft for kids to try at home or school. This step by step guide will help you learn how to make coffee filter butterflies. Ideal paper craft that your students and children will love making. Inspire them to learn more about the lifecycle of a butterfly unit. #coffeefilter #coffeefiltercrafts #coffeefilterbutterflies #coffeefilterbutterflycrafts #pipecleaners #finemotor #finemotorskills
Paint with water activity for kids who are bored or wanting to be creative outdoors. It's a wonderful science activity for younger children to learn about evaporation in a fun and creative way. Watch children of all ages explore the use of water on outdoor play surfaces. Great for babies, kindergarten or prek children. Another enjoyable way to get children outdoors and playing in the sunchine. Toddler Activities, Water Kids, Water Play, Kids Learning
Painting with Water
Paint with water activity for kids who are bored or wanting to be creative outdoors. It's a wonderful science activity for younger children to learn about evaporation in a fun and creative way. Watch children of all ages explore the use of water on outdoor play surfaces. Great for babies, kindergarten or prek children. Another enjoyable way to get children outdoors and playing in the sunchine.