Gingerbread shapes and paper houses for preschool
I have to confess, but this is the first year I have ever tried introducing a gingerbread unit in my classroom and I can't believe what I have been missing.... From gingerbread houses to the gingerbread man to sensory, senses, creative
List of Easy Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
Love is in the air! Here I have compiled a list of my favorite Valentine's Day crafts for kids to make! Just click on the picture or link to view the instructions on how to do
Circle Themed Tot School Plus Free Printable Activities
In this tot school we will be exploring circle shapes. Most toddlers recognize shapes early on so you may get a lot of enthusiasm with these
DIY Shape Stamps - The OT Toolbox
These DIY Shape stampers were part of a craft we made waaaaaay back at the beginning of the month before Valentine’s Day. (HOW did February fly by so fast???) We cut heart shapes from Styrofoam packaging sheets and stamped hearts. The hearts decorated our front window for a few weeks. While we stamped the hearts, I cut ... Read more
12 Shape Activities for Toddlers! It's Hip to be Square!
These 12 hands on shape activities for toddlers (2 year olds) will make it hip to be square! Toddlers will have fun learning shapes in a hands on way.
Shape Sorting for Toddlers
This post on shape sorting is from the wonderful Hayley at Minne Mama. For more fun shape activities check out Contact Paper Shape Art. One of the things I love about Mess for Less is how budget friendly the activities are! I am always trying to create meaningful learning experiences for my 20-month-old son using materials we already have on hand and using the things I purchase to their full potential. To create our wooden shapes, I used the same paint samples from our color sorting…
Cardboard Art Projects for Kids —Modern Art from Corrugated Cardboard Scraps!
This series of cardboard art projects started both as a way to use cardboard scraps and to keep my younger daughter happily occupied (and, yes, quiet) while the older one did her homework. However, it quickly turned into one of many modern art pieces that have been made by both kids as well as a couple of their friends, hung on our walls, and turned into Valentine gifts. Besides looking awesome, these cardboard art projects are a fun way to recycle cardboard boxes and cardboard scraps into…
Sight Word Dominoes & Speed Racer Game
Practice sight words with these two fun sight word games that can be made in a snap. Great for kindergarten sight word practice.