Slide Painting with Balls- art to get kids moving on the preschool playground

Done-we painted outside with balls on the slide this weekend with Fin. He enjoyed it for a short period, but it did not hold his attention. Maybe a possibility for art in the park. Slide Painting with Balls- art to get kids moving!

Woodworking with Kids and some great projects to try!                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Woodworking Projects for Kids

Creating a Woodworking Center with your kids. Why woodworking is good for your children, tips on setting up a woodworking station in your class or home, and the safety rule "if you feel too sad or angry to use the tools safely, walk away until you can"

Awesome way to begin woodworking with kids - and why you should!

The Nuts and Bolts of Learning with Tools

Montessori Tool skill boards will help teach children (3-6) the practical life skill of using a nuts, bolts and wrench. The board will also teach hand eye coordination while working on fine motor skills.

Montessori Tool skill boards will help teach children the practical life skill of using a nuts, bolts and wrench. The board will also teach hand eye coordination while working on fine motor skil (Diy Step Life)

Do you have a handy kid? All of my little ones amaze me with what they are capable of (when I give them the opportunity to show me, that is). Madeline didn’t have too many opportunities when she was little, I’m afraid to say. I cringed with the idea of her using a hammer or...Read More »

Incredible Woodworking Projects for Handy Kids

Woodworking project for kids - homemade pinball machine

Incredible Woodworking Projects for Handy Kids

Every man my age was once a boy who wished he had a pinball machine of his very own. I& not a pinball wizard by any means, but the main .

7 montessori practical life peg practice activity an everyday story Loose Parts for Little Ones

Loose Parts for Little Ones

DIY Kids Christmas Gift Ideas – Totally Inspired Tuesday by Mallory

DIY Kids Christmas Gift Ideas

DIY your photo charms, compatible with Pandora bracelets. Make your gifts special. Classy Clutter: DIY Kids Christmas Gift Ideas - Totally Inspired Tuesday by Mallory

Those little wire bead mazes they have at the doctor's office.

Bead maze: You just need a Styrofoam base, flower wire, and colored beads or pasta. This will keep you kid busy for awhile.

Kid's indoor garden. What a fun eco-friendly activity for preschooler and school age children!  by habitable.jp

Really cute- Children's plant / garden workbench. This teaches so many concepts. Not sure I'd want it inside, but what a great outdoor activity for kids of ALL ages (well, maybe not during the eating dirt stage!

Montessori 3-6 class: hex, slotted and graded bolt boards - Montessori Services $99.00/set A great activity for hand strength as well as concentration.

The bolts are graded in diameter for a more difficult exercise. Five slotted bolts and stubby screwdriver. Designed by a Montessori teacher to aid the development of eye-hand coordination and teach a practical skill.

Not-to-miss tips on setting up an art space, managing a mess, and talking with kids about their art in this roundup of advice from moms and childhood experts, from Tinkerlab.com

What Do You Wish You Had Known About Kids Art Projects

What do you wish you had known about making art with children? - TinkerLab --- Creative Play for Curious Kids

Simple, no prep fine motor threading activity for toddlers and preschoolers using jingle bells. Pinned by The Sensory Spectrum pinterest.com/sensoryspectrum

Threading with Jingle Bells {Fine Motor Activity}

Jingle Bell Threading Fine Motor Activity: Bamboo skewer, styrofoam, and large jingle bells to thread and increase fine motor skills

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