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Christmas Game Ideas for Kids

There are so many fun Christmas game ideas for kids, but no doubt, these are my favorites for breaking the ice and getting kids giggling! Christmas may be technically over, but if your family is anything like mine, you’ve still got several get-togethers ahead.   There’s the extended family get-together, the far-away distant cousin get-together, …

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FREE: Finding Nemo Printable Activities

There won’t be any grumpy gills around your house this weekend with these fun Finding Nemo activities! Track how tall the little ones are getting by building your very own Finding Nemo growth chart with Nemo, Dori and Crush markers to help measure the family members’ height. While you’re waiting to see to see if …

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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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Child Development Activity #1: Straw Soccer

Skills this child development activity enhances: Hand-Eye Coordination Cause and Effect   For ages: Preschool 4 years +   Straw Soccer Materials Needed: Small piece of paper Flat surface Short straw Straw Soccer Instructions: Crumple a small piece of paper into a ball and place it on your child’s play table. Show your child how …

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