Keeping kids busy… what a task. I have three little boys that are better known as my three little monkeys. I recently joined a co-op preschool program with a few other mommies in the area. This basically means that we trade off who hosts and teaches all the children while the kids move from house to house based on whose turn it is to teach. It was my turn to teach this week and we did a lot of fun things that I thought were easy and interesting enough to mention.
We did a great sorting activity with random stickers and foam pieces I had around the house. The kids loved it! Each one got a milk carton to themselves. Then I had them sort all of the objects on the table based on color. They ate it up. After this we sorted objects by type (animal, shape, flowers, etc..) and then by size. Great activity! Kept the kids happy and busy while they learned a basic math less on classification and sorting. Great activity for fine motor development as well!
We also went on a “B” hunt searching and collecting all the objects we could find around the house that start with the letter B. The kids loved this and got to show the group what they found and sound it out exaggerating the B sound at the beginning. We ended up with a great collection!
I have to say though, the kids had the most fun throwing the beach ball at the letter B we taped up. Something about being allowed to throw things really got them excited and not just the boys. The girls loved it to! They cheered each other on and clapped when one of them hit the letter. It was a great activity to help them memorize the letter B, increase gross motor skills, and improve hand-eye coordination.
We also made Hand print butterflies! So cute and so much fun! This is a great sensory activity to do with the kids!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!