Tag Archives: Fine Motor

Five Little Monkey Puppets

Here’s a little project you can work on this weekend, though I hope you have some other plans because this one is so easy, it shouldn’t take you long.  Build monkey finger puppets out of inexpensive felt from your local … Continue reading

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Fantastic Photos for Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is upon us!  Don’t worry if you’re a procrastinator like I am, one hour photo was invented with us in mind!  You really can’t go wrong with pictures as gifts.  It’s easy to incorporate children into the project and really … Continue reading

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Fantastic Photos for Father's Day Gifts

Father’s Day is upon us!  Don’t worry if you’re a procrastinator like I am, one hour photo was invented with us in mind!  You really can’t go wrong with pictures as gifts.  It’s easy to incorporate children into the project and really … Continue reading

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Spider Cookies To Tickle Your Child's Tastebuds!

“There was an old lady who swallowed a spider, that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her…”  Here’s a snack that will build fine motor skills, counting ability, and an understanding of the characteristics of arachnids – oh, and of … Continue reading

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Spider Cookies To Tickle Your Child’s Tastebuds!

“There was an old lady who swallowed a spider, that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her…”  Here’s a snack that will build fine motor skills, counting ability, and an understanding of the characteristics of arachnids – oh, and of … Continue reading

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Spiders Vs Insects- Breaking it Down for Preschoolers

  Spiders and insects are often lumped together, but there are some significant differences that even young children can begin to recognize.  Noting the difference between insects and spiders isn’t just important for discerning between the two “in the wild”, but … Continue reading

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Eric Carle Author Study: The Very Busy Spider and The Very Lonely Firefly

  Eric Carle’s The Very Busy Spider will always be one of my favorites because it was one of the first books I regularly read to my first son.  It’s a simple story of a spider slowly building a perfect web … Continue reading

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Book Activity: Planting a Rainbow

Planting a Rainbow is one of my many favorites by Lois Ehlert.  Her illustrations are striking and her text is simplistic yet descriptive.  Planting a Rainbow follows the story of a mother and child as they plant a rainbow of … Continue reading

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