Category Play

all things craft, play, activities, and kids

Toddle Ring Toss

I was desperate the other day for an activity. This kept M (and G) busy for a while. You can make this with paper plates and a paper towel tube too. But I didn’t have the one we made like…

Egg Beginning Sound

We did this cut and paste. It was a success. G is getting really quick with matching beginning sounds. I did help her out some by dividing the pictures up by page. She tends to get overwhelmed still when she…

Word Family Legos

G has been super interested in reading lately so I have been trying to come up with lots of ways to help her. For CVC words she seems to do better with putting the last 2 letters together then adding…

Masking Tape Roads

This was another quick set up and we left it on the floor for a while. Make “roads” with Masking Tape. You can even make tunnels with Construction Paper. Drive your cars through. We also had fun walking on them…

Dominos Cut and Paste

Dominos are super versatile activity! You can use them to match – letters: same case or different -numbers: match the numbers, match the number with the word, or match the number with a representation (dots, tally marks, pictures) -colors -shapes…

Salad Spinner Painting

This was fun but I didn’t get the results I was expecting Cut paper into a size that fits in your salad spinner. Put paper in the salad spinner and squirt some paint on the paper. I tried thinning out…

Favorite Printable Sites

Here is a list of sites I have had great success with for printables. Coloring, cut and pastes, matching, and so much more! Let me know your favorites so I can add them to my list! These are so great…

Water painting

Super easy set up. Super low mess. Kids were entertained with minimal support. Woot woot!!! supplies: Cups for water. I have ones like these but I like these better because they have a lid to save the paint. We aren’t…

Dishwasher Color Matching

G knew her colors when we did this but was still working in identifying her letters and numbers. This was a cool way for me to sorta be involved while working on other stuff while she worked. I taped Construction…

Highlighter Tracing

need a really easy activity? This one is probably too 5 easiest of all time. You need paper, highlighters (or a light marker), and something for the kid to write with (crayons, colored pencils, markers, whatever). make lines, shapes, letters,…