55 Ways to Make Handwriting FUN for kids

Ways to practice letters and numbers! Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: 55 Ways to Make Handwriting Practice FUN for Kids {Get Ready for K Through Play}

free printable: imaginative play mats

Printable Imaginative Play Mats

These free printable play mats are a easy way to set up some imaginative play.

Q-Tips and Straws Fine Motor Skills Activity - A great way to help little hands strengthen fine motor skills and work on colors at the same time.

Q-Tips and Straws - Fine Motor Skills Activity

Q-Tips and Straws Fine Motor Skills Activity - A great way to help little hands strengthen fine motor skills and work on colors at the same time. Also good for work baskets in a sped room

The Three Little Pigs Story Basket

The Three Little Pigs Story Basket Creating story baskets or bags to to assist children with retell. This concept could also be applied to giving students inspiration for writing by assembling a group of items and having students create a story from them.

Fostering Kids Math Skills through Play

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Fostering Kindergarten Math Skills Through Play {Get Ready for K Through Play}

mosaic tiles in the construction area

Adding mosaic tiles in the construction area brings a whole new dimension to building.

Topic Planning - before launching into a topic we like to sit around our floor book and find out what the kids know about the topic and other ideas they have and things they might like to do in class. We are still at the ealry stages of tis as they are only 3 years, but its amazing how much we can take from the kids. On the other page we document what we have done, the kids stick in the pictures and we talk about what they did, I scribe for them.

Using a Floorbook to document children's existing ideas and knowledge about a topic

Mark making resource set up in my outdoor classroom.

Mark making resource set up in my outdoor classroom. Use plastic jugs, label with pics, hang on hooks, easy clean up for teacher at the end of the day

Stick mirror sticky back plastic to old or drawn on wooden blocks to give them a second life

You can cut up the sticky-backed mirrored sheets from the craft store, or paint blocks with glue and apply strips cut from the unprinted (inside) side of Mylar balloons.

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