Name Practice Using Nature

Kids may not even realize they are practicing their names (letters, words, numbers, etc.) with this fun, outdoor activity. You will need: sticks, pinecones, leaves, moss and a flat surface. 1.  Help your kids collect sticks, pinecones, leaves, moss, etc.  This may be a teachable moment to discuss nature while you are collecting items together.  Talk about […]

Simple Pasta Name Craft

This simple craft allows for fine-motor practice along with sensory play while using just a few basic supplies. Here are 5 reasons why sensory play is beneficial: Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive […]

J is for Jaguar

This is a super cute and easy way to practice the letter “j.”  After a read aloud on jaguars, I reinforced the letter “j” and its corresponding sound.  I then had my kiddos decorate the letter “j” in the shape of a jaguar. You will need: construction paper, scissors, pencil, crayons, and markers. 1.  Using […]

Name Game

This is a fun and easy way for your child(ren) to practice spelling their name. You will need: index cards, scissors, and markers. 1. Cut index cards in half so that you have enough cards for each letter of your child(ren)’s name. 2. Using markers, write your child(ren)’s name on the index cards (one letter […]