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Child Development Activity #10: Leaf Tracings

Skills this child development activity enhances: Sorting Visual Discrimination Problem Solving For ages: Preschool 3 years + Leaf Tracings Materials Needed: Paper Pencils or Crayons Leaf Tracings Instructions: Create tracings or crayon or pencil rubbings of several different types of leaves, and encourage your child to place the correct leaf over the corresponding tracing. !Monitor …

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Child Development Activity #5: Balloon Tennis

Skills this child development activity enhances: Gross Motor Skills Hand-Eye Coordination  For ages: Preschool 4 years + Balloon Materials Needed: Masking Tape or Glue Paint Stirrer or Ruler Balloon Balloon Instructions: Make a little “tennis racket” by using masking tape or glue to attach a paint stirrer (or ruler) to the back of a paper …

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Child Development Activity #4: Bat The Ball

Skills this child development activity enhances: Gross Motor Skills  Hand-Eye Coordination  For ages: Preschool 3 years + Bat the Ball Materials Needed: Knife or Scissors Tennis Ball String Small Button Plastic Bat Bat the Ball Instructions: Using a knife or scissors, make a small slit in a tennis ball. Tie a button to the end …

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Child Development Activity #3: Cotton Ball Race

Skills this child development activity enhances: Hand-Eye Coordination Cause and Effect For ages: Preschool 4 years + Cotton Ball Race Materials Needed: Cotton Balls Straws Cotton Ball Race Instructions: Have a race blowing a cotton ball from a starting line to a finish line without touching it. (You can do this activity with or without …

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Child Development Activity #2: What Happened?

  Skills this child development activity enhances: Language Skills Imagination For ages: Preschool 4 years + What Happened Materials Needed: Several different pictures of everyday events. What Happened Instructions: Show your child a magazine picture of an ordinary, everyday event, such as a man running, a child crying, a dog sleeping, or a broken-down car. …

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