Category Archives: pre-reading skill

More ABC’S in Food and Nature

For pancakes:   Plastic container squeeze bottle (like mustard and ketchup) Pancake batter, and griddle After you cook the pancake on one side turn it over. Using the squeeze bottle filled with a favorite flavor icing or topping print your child’s … Continue reading

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Make a Picture Phone Book

Preschooler are beginning to learn their numbers by sight and by name.  They also need to know how to use the telephone or cell phone in case of emergency. This activity will help them with those skills but also let … Continue reading

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ABC Travel Log

We all have heard a 1,000 times, ” Are we there yet?  This log will help the time pass more quickly. Supplies needed: A small 50 page notebook Ziploc bag large enough to hold the book Crayons, pen, and or … 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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How to help with d’s and b’s

Supplies needed: Make a tic tac toe board Make d’s and b’s as markers instead of x’s and o’s Your child’s hands Lots of children have trouble with d’s and b’s when learning the alphabet.  So start early so they can … 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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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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