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Making an Alphabet Letters Memory Game from Milk Jug Caps with Printables and Instructions for Kids Today I will show you how to make a really cool Memory game that is great for any age child, but especially good for preschoolers and Kindergarteners who are still working on Alphabet Letters recognition. If you don’t have enough Milk Jug caps, you could also use coins, checkers, cardboard, or whatever else you have lying around the house. Making a Memory Game from Bottle Caps with Printables and Instructions for Kids Crafts Materials Needed - 52 Milk Bottle Caps - Glue - Printer and Paper - Scissors Step 1 : Print Out the Bottle Cap Letters Pick the Letters that you want below (choose from color or black and white, as well as milk jug bottle caps or water bottle caps). Click on Above Image for BLACK AND WHITE WATER BOTTLE CAPS Click on Above Image for COLORIZED WATER BOTTLE CAPS Click on Above Image for BLACK AND WHITE MILK BOTTLE CAPS Click on Above Image for BLACK AND WHITE MILK BOTTLE CAPS Part 2 Click on Above Image for COLORIZED MILK BOTTLE CAPS Step 2 : Attaching Letters to Bottle Caps …..

40 Fine Motor Skills Activities Here is a collection of 40 fine motor skills activities for young children that are easy to set up and promote a whole range of skills. They’re creative, open-ended, appropriate and varied with ideas for practising motor skills through art, sensory play and simple manipulative games, and there are so many to choose from! One of the most important ways we can help our children while playing with them at home or in a childcare/ classroom setting is through setting up simple activities that help to develop fine motor skills. Young children need to be able to hold and use scissors and pencils appropriately before using them in a classroom context. We cannot expect them to be able to write if they haven’t yet developed the strength needed in their hands and fingers. There are plenty of easy ways to strengthen these muscles, practise co-ordination and develop hand:eye co-ordination using simple, everyday materials and a bit of creative fun! [Herbal play dough with natural materials to explore]

Play Spaces Archives Make a creative art space and art gallery in your home or classroom for independent art explorations and for a place that the kids can call their own! I’ve been planning to write about our little art area for quite some time and Continue reading Creative Arts Area and Gallery for Kids Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or in the classroom, to encourage plenty of open-ended play and self-directed learning with a range of inviting materials. This post is part of an ongoing series called Exploring Reggio, in which we Continue reading Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning Set up a little library role play area in your home or classroom for encouraging emergent, meaningful literacy experiences for young children. Welcome to the continuing series about Exploring Reggio, being written alongside co-hosts An Everyday Story, Learn with Play at Continue reading Library Role Play Area Autumn Nature Exploration Table Continue reading Nature Exploration Table

List of Imaginative Play Ideas learning 4 kids Loads of fun ideas for learning through play at home You are here: Home / List of Imaginative Play Ideas List of Imaginative Play Ideas If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Is there something you are looking for? About Learning 4 Kids Welcome & thank you for visiting Learning4kids! Find lots of FUN and SIMPLE IDEAS to do with your kids that promote CREATIVE PLAY and LEARNING. Subscribe by Email to Learning4kids Follow us on Facebook! Play by Age How would you like to Play Today? My Archives: Thank you for visiting and being part of learning4kids.

Montessori inspired activities | The Wonder Years Posts related to Montessori Activities: Creating a Kid Friendly Kitchen Montessori Fine Motor Skills Strengthening Thrift Store Treasure Makes Good Practical Life Material Landmark Matching Game Montessori Inspired Practical Life Activity Exploring the Senses (homemade fabric matching, sound boxes, smelling bottles, tasting activity) New transferring activities Just thought I’d share some of the pictures of the montessori type things I have made/or purchased fairly inexpensively for my dds. For my 4 and 6 year old Homemade bead stairs (one set, 1-9, now I just need 9 more sets). Sight word bead chains. For the preschooler/toddler Sensorial activities - color “tablets” touch tablets with different grits of sandpaper – I will be affixing these to scraps of wood and adding at least two more different grit sizes. thermic tablets – purchased from Kidadvance montessori Colored geometric forms (from Guidecraft) Practical life There are Polish hand carved and stained eggs in there. Mortar and pestle Like this: