Fun activities with tape, straws, and pom poms. This is a great oral-motor exercise, calming and rocusing activity for children. Whether they're working on Sensory needs, speech, etc. I've done this with a few kids on my case load to help strengthen lip, cheek and jaw muscles to prepare for speech.

Fun Kid Activity: Lines of Colored Tape, straws and pompoms. Try straws and cotton balls. Adding the lines ups the challenge. Using pompoms allows you to adjust the size from tiny to pretty big. The pompoms are also nicer looking.

Balloon Tennis Gross Motor Play Activity

Balloon Tennis Indoor Gross Motor Play Activity

Indoor recess: Simple balloon tennis game for a quick energy buster. Balloon tennis makes a great indoor gross motor play idea. Balloons are always a hit with kids.

Growing grass from seed, for small world play - by Rachel (",)

Growing grass from seed, for small world play. I love this, we could add news toys each week, as long as we can keep the grass alive anyway!

From an old cable reel and artificial grass, ideal for small world play or for displaying items for investigation and exploration

What to do with a cable reel?

Oooh I think I need another one! From an old cable reel and artificial grass, ideal for small world play or for displaying items for investigation and exploration

Jungle tuff spot small world play idea. Perfect for imaginative play and story telling for toddlers and preschoolers.

Jungle Tuff Spot

Jungle tuff spot small world play idea. Perfect for imaginative play and story telling for toddlers and preschoolers.

Small world dinosaur play from Rachel (",)

Dinosaur Invasion

Dinosaur small world and other open ended learning opportunities around the dinosaur theme


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