The Mess Mat

Pantry Power {Sensory Bin}

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Mess Mat for Sensory Play! I “structure” our Sensory Playtime at 10:00am on Mondays at our Mess Mat. I use flying quotations there because the point of Sensory Play is actually that it isn’t highly structured play time. The essence is that kids get to explore freely and stimulate their… Read More Pantry Power {Sensory Bin}

Toddler School

Handmade Christmas Crafts {Patterns, Tracing and Cutting Shapes}

Lots of awesome crafting today while working on our Handmade Kelso Christmas! Patterns: Using Pipe Cleaners and Beads we made candy canes galore and even snuck in some name spelling. You can get ALL of your supplies for these at the Dollar Tree. Shape Cutting: Paper Plate Snowman! Cash got some help with the glove… Read More Handmade Christmas Crafts {Patterns, Tracing and Cutting Shapes}

Toddler School

Pirate Jewelry| Bead Threading {Fine Motor Skills}

Pirate Month Lesson Happy Pirate Month Everyone! This is one of our Fine Motor Skills Lessons for this unit. Find more Lesson Plans, Skills and Printables at the main unit page HERE. Pirate Jewelry Lesson: Bead Threading Gain: Pincer grip,  patience, hand eye coordination Materials needed: Beads, String assortment, Pipe Cleaners All of my materials… Read More Pirate Jewelry| Bead Threading {Fine Motor Skills}