Posted in All Kid Activities, Literacy Activities

Alphabet Matching

Simple and easy matching activity.
I used materials that were readily available at home:

1. baking tray
2. alphabet magnets
3. paper with alphabet outlines (used colored pencil to trace the letters onto the paper)

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I wanted to do this activity because Caleb pretty much memorized the his store-bought alphabet puzzles—since these were in order from A-Z.

I mixed up the letters .

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Caleb would sound out the letters as he would match them.

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Before and after picture.
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Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling

Tongs for Fine Motor Skills

Materials that we used for this activity:
1. recycled fruit cups
2. large tray
3. ice tongs (these were smaller and could easily fit Caleb’s hands)
4. pompoms

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Caleb used the tongs to put the pompoms into individual cups.

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Caleb tried to use his left hand.
He’s pretty much right-handed but occasionally, he likes to use his left hand too.

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Packing away the pompoms using the tongs.
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I guess he got tired, so I let him “pour” the pompoms into the bag instead. Way to go! Practice for pouring 🙂 This activity was good practice for fine motor skills and it was fun as well!

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