Busy Bags Kids Will Love
Get your preschooler busy--with learning! These 52 activities are designed to be made-ahead, and they provide hours of self-directed learning. The straight-forward, photo-enhanced directions are simple enough for your older kids to build (or have a Busy Bag Swap--guidelines included--for a mom's morning out). (A few do require a drill and a utility knife.) Most require simple supplies like buttons, felt, pom-poms, etc. Subject-based activities span math (spoon number match, shape builders), literacy (spaghetti spelling, letter fishing), fine motor skills (zipper board, button turkey) and "just-for-fun" (build an ocean, rice sensory bin). Includes a handy list of 100 things children should know before entering kindergarten. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth
An engaging variety of mentally stimulating activities that keep children away from the TV.
As the parent of young children, it's hard to find a moment for yourself. Busy Bags Kids Will Love offers you a smart way to keep your kids engaged so you can relax. With step-by-step instructions and color photos on each page, it will teach you how to make fun, unique games with simple arts-and-crafts materials you have at home.
Packed full of enough ideas for every week of the year, this book provides your kids with entertaining, exciting and educational activities, including:
- Fishing for colorful letters and numbers
- Building shapes with pipe cleaners and straws
- Practicing words by rolling the dice
- Getting creative with funny felt faces
- Exploring textures with blocks, nuts, bolts and zippers
- Learning to count with pom-pom patterns