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Preschool Valentine Activity: Bee My Valentine ABC Clip Cards

Preschool Valentine Activity: Bee My Valentine ABC Clip Cards

This free printable preschool Valentine activity is lots of fun! Your little letter learners can help the bee find hearts, flowers, and honey while practicing uppercase-lowercase matching. It’s an easy, engaging addition your Valentine’s Day literacy activities. Preschool Valentine Activity These adorable Valentine’s Day bees are as sweet as honey! I was excited to use…

Meet the North Pole Ninjas and Make a Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Meet the North Pole Ninjas and Make a Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Inside: a paper Christmas tree craft inspired by the story North Pole Ninjas. (Disclosure: Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.) I lay half awake Saturday morning, listening…

Turkey Letter Sound Activity for Thanksgiving Centers {Free Printable}

Turkey Letter Sound Activity for Thanksgiving Centers {Free Printable}

Inside: Letter sound clip cards to include in your Thanksgiving centers Gobble gobble! It’s almost turkey time! These adorable turkey clip cards are an engaging letter sound activity for your preschool or kindergarten Thanksgiving centers. Plus, they’re super-easy to prep. You can also use these clip cards in small groups or even as an assessment tool….

Dot Dabber Butterfly Activity

Dot Dabber Butterfly Activity

Today I’m sharing a quick, no-prep butterfly activity for preschoolers. Just grab your dot markers and go! The azaleas are showing their colors here, and the spring sunshine is calling us outside. We’ve been seeing lots of butterflies around. Every year we do a few butterfly activities in the spring. A few years back, we…

Story-Inspired Glue Dot Activity

Story-Inspired Glue Dot Activity

Inside: a glue dot worksheet to give kids practice controlling their glue bottles. Glue practice is also great for strengthening little hands and improving fine motor skills in general. Here we’re sharing a special, story-inspired glue practice activity. (Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means…

Hole Punching Hungry Caterpillar Activity {Free Printable}

Hole Punching Hungry Caterpillar Activity {Free Printable}

Inside: This Very Hungry Caterpillar activity for preschoolers provides fine motor skill and story retelling practice to go along with Eric Carle’s classic children’s book. (Disclosure: Books and Giggles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising…

Fine Motor Fun with Dried Beans

Fine Motor Fun with Dried Beans

Today I’m sharing a fun and simple set of fine motor skill activities. You can do it with toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary aged kids. All you really need are dried beans from your pantry. Montessori-Inspired Toddler Activity My kids all attended a Montessori preschool. One of the earliest activities they learned there was spooning beans….