Letter of the Week: A is for Apple Craft

Letter of the Week: A is for Apple Craft

A is for Apple Craft: Young kids will love creating this simple apple craft while working on their fine motor skills and exploring the letter a.

A is for Apple Craft

This is a great activity to help improve fine motor skills. If your child is not quite ready for working on their scissor skills there are many different ways that you could do this craft. Some alternatives are: tearing and gluing construction paper, using paintbrushes, or even do-a-dot markers.

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Letter Factory Mixed Up Letters Game!

Letter Factory Mixed Up Letter Game!

Letter Factory Mixed Up Letters Game! This simple game is a fun way to get kiddos exploring phonics and letter recognition all while having some simple sensory fun!

Letter Factory Mixed Up Letter Game!
Earlier this week we were sent the new Amazing Word Explorers by Leap Frog for review and my kiddos absolutely fell in love with the new DVD…not that it was that hard of a sell for our family as we adore all Leap Frog learning materials and have used the Letter Factory DVD series to teach all of our kiddos literacy skills.

While educational cartoons can be a great way to pique a child’s interest in certain topics {and pull them into a fun world of imaginary play exploring that topic} it is also important to reinforce that learning away from the screen. Simple games such as this Mixed-Up Letter Factory Sensory Bin are a great way to do just that!

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Dino Dig: Exploring Fossils, Shapes, and the Alphabet!

Dino Dig: Exploring Fossils, Shapes, and the Alphabet!

Dinosaur Archaeological Play Dig: Create some simple clay dinosaur bones for use in sensory play activities to learn about shapes and letters at the same time! This is a great activity that is simple to do, amazing for some hands on exploration, and easy to take with you on the go!

Dino Dig: Exploring Fossils, Shapes, and the Alphabet!

As we have been exploring our Dinosaur theme Meatball has been adding in some of his own elements. The other night after playing with our Dinosaur Dirt (or more like while mommy cleaned it up), Meatball dragged out some play dough, clay, and stamps to distract himself with.

With the dinosaurs still sitting at the table, he went to town making impressions and playdough fossils. I love getting those little sneaks into the way that his mind works since he still is not yet quite talking. 

Following his lead I pulled out our vowel stamps and grabbed some of our homemade air dry clay to make some fossils that we could use for an archaeological dig at the park!

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