Category Archives: large motor skills

Shine Copper Shine

If you have any copper in your house, getting it shined up is a big job.  Children love it so put them to work. Supplies needed: 5 Tablespoons of salt 1/2 cup of vinegar 1 slotted spoon Copper pennies,bowls, pitchers, … Continue reading

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Every apple has a star inside

Supplies needed: One apple Knief for cutting apple Get the child’s curiosity up by asking if they think there is a star inside every apple.  Talk about different kinds of stars.  There are stars up in the sky at night.  … Continue reading

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What can we do with empty boxes?

When my children were small at Christmas or Birthdays, they were often happy playing with the boxes and ignored the gift. This is  a fun activity and when it is over just put all the boxes into the recycling bin and … Continue reading

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Elevator Game

Supplies needed   None This is great relaxer when your child is getting tired or needs to get the wiggles out before a lesson or story. Count from one to ten then you and your child get down low to ground … Continue reading

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Elevator Game

No supplies needed When  your child seems tired of sitting still and needs to get the “wiggles” out, this is fun activity. Count from one to ten and pretend that each number represents a floor on a big tall building.  … Continue reading

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Freeze Dance

Supplies needed: Music to play for the dance.  Use a variety so the children can make their dance match the speed and beat of the music. Add scarves, ribbons, crepe paper streamers, or instruments as you  like. Put the music … Continue reading

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Sand Blocks

Sand blocks are easy to make.  Make them with 2 small rectangular pieces of wood (4″x 3″) glue sand paper on one side.  On the other side put a small  knob for a handle. An old wooden spool works fine. … Continue reading

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