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How to spell: top 10 tricks

Spelling Use a small chalkboard and write the classes sight words. Then use a small eraser and have the students overlap the words written in chalk. Works on their motor skills needed to write the words and practices their spelling.

Fine Motor- Handwriting- good activity to support Handwriting without tears

*I've dont this* Even without writing in chalk, water painting on the chalkboard is amazing (read: clean) painting the kids love! Write letters in chalk and have child trace over with water. Just like wet/dry/try from HWOT! So easy

Paper cutting can be introduced to 2 year-olds and should be preceded by kneading play-doh or modeling clay, transferring, tonging, stringing beads, and tearing strips of paper. The direct aim of paper cutting is scissor safety and bilateral hand-eye coordination. Cutting with a scissors is an indirect preparation for handwriting.

Cutting is an important, yet difficult, skill for preschoolers. It’s helpful to have a Montessori-inspired paper cutting activity available to encourage your preschooler's mastery of cutting.

Mark making in a sand-filled tray - from Rachel (",) Love the idea of putting wrapping paper underneath...

Rainbow Colours

Rainbow Mark Making in a Sand-Filled Tray (from Stimulating Learning with Rachel)

Mark making in sequins... from Rachel (",)

Christmas Activities

Car mark making

Science for Kids: DIY Giant Worm Observation Tower

Cool mark making ideas

Bubble Wrap Roller Printing - Art Bar kids use their whole body when printing with bubble wrap and rollers Really want great suggestions concerning arts and crafts?

mark making with play dough

play dough recipe and ideas

What are the best play ideas for toddlers? If you were thinking up the perfect mix of activities for what would you have on your list? I asked some friends what their children think are the perfect play ideas and here’s what we came up with.