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This creative text offers numerous early childhood activities for children ages 2-8. It presents hands-on learning tools that are made by adults for children. Projects are made from recycled, household, and inexpensively purchased materials and are high quality, durable, and have been child tested. The activities included in the text address all developmental domains and levels. Detailed, step-by-step instructions accompany each project. In addition, photographs of each project are included to provide a visual representation of the final product.
- Activities for a wide range of developmental levels
- Detailed step-by-step instructions for creating materials
- Includes photographs for each activity to see the end results
- Emphasizes use of recycled, household, or inexpensive materials to keep costs down
- Activities address all domains of development
Pot Scrubbers, Rings and Spools, Balls and Bells, Ball Bottle, Ball Tube, Toothbrush Holders, Texture Carry-Around.
TWO THROUGH THREE YEARS:
Nesting Bowls, Bell Roller, Green Grass Roller, Ducks and Fish, Put In-Take Out, Pictures and Mirrors, Picture Match, Drop In The Tops, Pillow Textures.
TWO THROUGH FOUR YEARS:
Clothespin Clipping, Hammering.
TWO THROUGH FIVE YEARS:
Soft and Fuzzy, Sound and Texture, Watch Me Jar, All-In-One Chalkboard, Chalkboard.
TWO THROUGH SIX YEARS:
Drop by Drop, Make a Print, Puppets, Bag Writing, Glove Match, Discover Me, Color Windows, Color In Circles, Story Apron.
TWO THROUGH SEVEN YEARS:
Scatter the Balls.
THREE THROUGH FOUR YEARS:
Color Sort, Clippies, Duck Puzzle.
THREE THROUGH FIVE YEARS:
Let''s Lace, Bear In A Chair Color Match, Primary/Secondary Color Match, Count the Corks, Car Tacks, Sticker Match, Individual Chalkboards, Clothes/Animal Sort, Food/Toy Sort, Fish, Ducks, Etc., See Red, From the Sea, Number Dots, Felt Box, Top Sequencing, Zipper Book, Hippo Color Match, A House For My Friends, Shape Pockets, Vegetable Match Board, Wooden Numbers, Match the Money.
THREE THROUGH SIX YEARS:
Shapes That Are Alike, Car License Plate, Circles and Circles, Pick and Count the Pom Poms, Transition Box I, Sink or Float, Catch the Clips, How Many Balls Can You Count? Crabs and Crawfish, Catch the Frogs, Snakes, Unflannel-Flannel Board, Individual Flannel Boards, One to Ten, Buckle and Zipper Box, Bear Color Match, Bear Color Match, Too, Key Match, Number Match, Individual Flannel Board, Hanging Around, Let''s Fish, Wormy Apples, Frogs-Big and Little, Birds in a Tree, Count the Ducks, Butterflies, Pumpkin Patch Match.
THREE THOUGH SEVEN YEARS:
Tearing and Cutting, Easel in a Pizza Box, Lots of Bubbles, Block Cube Match, Chalkboard in a Box, Writing on Plexiglass, Pat, Shake and Dance, Matching and Marking, Dinosaur Dig, Apple Tree, Growing from Seeds, Books to Make, Big and Little Red Cars, Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Five Speckled Frogs.
THREE THROUGH EIGHT YEARS:
There Was A Little Turtle, Magnet Tube.
FOUR THROUGH FIVE YEARS:
Cork Prints, Help Me Find My Carrot, Sequencing Too.
FOUR THROUGH SIX YEARS:
Pom-Pom Tray, Writing on Styrofoam, Button Count, Picture Match, Too, Spools and Knobs, Primary Colors, Transition Box II, How Many Animals, Stack the Washers, Marble Match, Catch and Count the Dots, Five and Nine, Reach and Count.
FOUR THROUGH SEVEN YEARS:
Writing With Straws, Toothpicks and Craft Sticks, Sand Writing, Vegetables, Count the Beans, Letter Match, Design Match, Big Puzzles, One to Twelve, Number Count, Match, Copy, Write, Five, Ten, Fifteen, Color Balls, Clown Number Match, Fruit Basket, Pizza Pieces, Sew a Number, Animal Count.
FOUR THROUGH EIGHT YEARS:
Pizza Picnic, Dinosaur Count, Count the Buttons, Even Number Match, Money Match, Move the Paper Clips, Spoon and Marbles, Numbers and Words, Too, Picture-Tic Tac Toe, Key Tag, Drop In The Lids, Clip the Number, Fishing For A Number, Apple Tree.
FIVE THROUGH SEVEN YEARS:
Seven Eight Ten, Little Clothespin Match, Add and Match.
FIVE THROUGH EIGHT YEARS:
Number Pyramid, Fishing For Words, Feathers.
SIX THROUGH EIGHT YEARS:
Math Recording, Match the Number, Numbers and Words, Marbles on a Mat.