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    Preschool Polar Bear Craft

    This preschool polar bear craft is not only fun and simple to make but it's more than that. This activity is perfect for working on fine motor skills and especially bilateral coordination, which simple means the two sides of the body working together efficiently. If this skill is not honed, kiddos will often struggle with activities such as using scissors, zipping and buttoning, and opening containers. To learn more about bilateral coordination and get some ideas for activities, check out this article by our friends at Develop Learn Grow. Save this Polar Bear Craft for Kids for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board... All activities require adult supervision. By using this site, you are agreeing to our terms of use. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra...

    Puffy Ghost Craft Puppets

    You can easily guess what makes this puffy ghost craft so puffy...cotton balls. And the pulling of cotton is a great way for little ones to work on fine motor skills and bilateral coordination. Plus, playing with cotton balls is a wonderful sensory play activity for our sensory seekers. The best part of this Halloween craft is that when we add the popsicle stick handle it turns into a puppet that leads to creative play opportunities. Check out some of these other Halloween crafts too: Yarn Wrapped Ghost CraftsGhost Weaving Craft Halloween Paddle Ball Halloween Monster Arts and Crafts Save this Cotton Ball Ghost Craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board... All activities require adult supervision. By using this site, you are agreeing to our terms of use. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase...

    Free Halloween Printables {just add fingerprints}

    These free Halloween printables are perfect for kids of any age, from toddlers to preschoolers to elementary kids. Just print, add some fingerprints and finish off the details. This Halloween activity is so simple. It would be great fun for any preschool classroom. And the best part is that no two projects will be the same. And there is lots of room to stretch the imagination too. Save these Halloween Printables Activities for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board... SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG MarkersPaintPaper plate Free Halloween printables The items that you need for this Halloween craft is a very short list. Not only is the list short, but, like always, these craft supplies are part of our master list that we use for every single creative project on this site and in our kids' crafts ebooks. We...

    Thanksgiving Mini Scrapbook for Kids

    This Thanksgiving mini scrapbook is such a great way to record your family memories. Take pictures of everyone at the feast. Then have them write what they are thankful for on one of the tags that you create for the album. I've done this a couple of years and really cherish those little scrapbooks. Or maybe you want to fill the Mini Thanksgiving scrapbook with your favorite recipes and pictures of all those yummy foods you enjoy at the holidays. If you haven't already been participating in our Fall Family Fun Night Challenge, this is your chance. This little piece of art is one of the 6 make and play activities that will come straight to your inbox throughout the Fall. It's an opportunity to make memories with your family without breaking the bank. And each idea also includes an Autumn...

    Put On a Fall Puppet Show! {Here’s How!}

    It's time to put on a Fall puppet show! To make these Autumn leaf puppets you will learn a fun painting technique. It's super satisfying and easy for almost any age. (Make sure you check out the video.) Don't you just love the Fall? All of the beautiful colors, sipping cider and pulling out the big comfy sweaters to wear. It really is my favorite time of the year. And it is one the best times to really create some family memories. This activity is part of series of fall activities that are included in our FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT CHALLENGE. Fill in your info in the box below, and be ready to create memories with your family that will last a lifetime. Don't let another season go by where you "meant" to spend more quality time together. ...