Tag Archiv: fine motor

Kinetic Sand Bricks and Discount Code for an Awesome Book

A few months ago my children were given some kinetic sand for their birthdays. The texture of this stuff was fantastic, it was just like sand except it held shape and it was far easier to clean up. I immediately fell in love with kinetic sand, but still had no idea how to play with it.

So when I had the opportunity to read a book titled “35 Awesome Kinetic Sand Activities for Kids” (by Dyan Robson) I was excited.

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Tour the World by Flower: Michigan

Today I am excited to join up with Play Ground Park Bench and a great group of bloggers to present to you a world-wide tour by flower.

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Since I currently live in Michigan, I present you with the elegant yet simple apple blossom. The apple blossom is the official state flower of Michigan, to learn about the official wild flower of Michigan you’ll have to visit Betsy’s Photography.

Or better yet, view the entire world by flower at Play Ground Park Bench!
Every flower talked about comes with its own kiddie craft you can do!  (more…)

Juggernaut: An Introduction to Minimates

Hello.  Today i am going to introduce you to a toy line, Minimates, distributed by Diamond Select Toys.  If you have read my previous guest post where LittleMan did a review, you have already seen what these toys look like.  For those that haven’t read that post, here is what a very basic Minimate looks like.

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Elves

When we talk of elves, I always think of Tolkien’s elvish warriors with their beautifully made weapons and the grace with which they fought, making a battle scene look almost like a dance. My children and I love the movies, of course, but we also have spent many an afternoon curled up listening to the audio book.

E is for Elves  (more…)

Free Printable Fill the Box Worksheets

Like many 5 year olds, LittleMan struggles to keep his handwriting even, often having letters of different sizes in the same word. LittleMan grows so bored of lined pages so I’ve created him some simple fill the box worksheets for him. With boxes of varying sizes, he is more engaged and interested in the work. The perfect way to easily practice early penmanship.

Free Printable Fill the Box Worksheets from Suzy Homeschooler

 

You can download your own copies of these Fill the Box worksheets below. (more…)

Free Printable Gallifreyan Writing Christmas Paper Chain

All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.

Last week we shared an idea to create Gallifreyan writing ornaments for your tree, the week before that we shared some free printable Gallifreyan Writing Activity Mats, this week we’ll be sharing another free printable of Gallifreyan writing which promotes fine motor skills and can also be used to decorate your home and tree for Christmas.

For this project you’ll need our free printable (download below), a printer with black ink, some cardstock or other thick printing paper, scissors, and a stapler.

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DIY Gallifreyan Writing Christmas Ornament

All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.

Last week we shared some free printable Gallifreyan Writing Activity Mats, this week we’ll be sharing another free printable of Gallifreyan writing, along with some ideas to make Gallifreyan writing ornaments for your tree.

For our first ornament idea you’ll need our free printable (which you can download below) and some pipe cleaners, I used white.

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