Rainforest Tree Frog Math Games for Preschoolers!

If you are new to the Wednesday #TeachECE series, we WELCOME you!  Each week, we partner with other early childhood professionals to offer playful learning activities centered around a weekly theme.  This week, activity suggestions revolve around a RAINFOREST THEME.  Come play to learn in preschool with FUN Tree Frog Math Games to encourage developing skills!

Rainforest Tree Frog Math Games for Preschool

Rainforest Tree Frog Math Games for Preschool!

Materials needed:

Prior to the activity – print the tree frogs, laminate for durability, and cut out each frog.  Print as many of the lily pads as necessary for the numbers your own children are learning or currently working on (laminate the lily pads, cut them out, and number with a dry erase marker).  Tape the lily pads onto a table, large tray, or a work mat before introducing the activities below.

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Rainforest Tree Frog Math Game for Preschool

One-to-One Correspondence:   invite the kids to count out the number of tree frogs that correspond to the number on the lily pad.  The kids should place the number of frogs on the lily pad (remind preschoolers to count out loud as they place each frog on the corresponding numbered lily pad).

Subitizing:   place a predetermined small number of tree frogs on top of a lily pad.  See if the kids can tell how many frogs are on the mat without counting the individual cards.

Addition:  invite the kids to place the corresponding number of tree frogs on two of the numbered lily pads.  The kids should then count the total number of tree frogs on both lily pads for practice with basic addition.  Begin with lower numbers until the kids gain confidence.

Tree Frog Math Games for Preschool

Subtraction:  set a pre-determined number of tree frogs on top of one of the printable lily pads.   Invite the kids to roll a die and TAKE OFF the corresponding number of tree frogs from the lily pad.  The game is over when all the tree frogs have been removed.

Plus 1 or Plus 2:  have the kids roll a die one time and place that number of tree frogs on a lily pad.  To do mental math, invite the kids to add (+1) or (+2) to the number of tree frogs on the lily pad.  To self-check, have the kids physically add (+1) or (+2) tree frogs to the number of frogs on the lily pad and count again to check their answer.

Skip Counting: practice counting up by 2’s or 5’s by placing the appropriate numbers of tree frogs on several of the lily pads.  Tip:  making a number line (1-20) will help kids have a visual when beginning skip counting skills.

Print the 5 and 10 Frames for further practice with the paper Rainforest frogs or for use with miniature tree frogs.

 

For more playful learning ideas with a RAINFOREST THEME, please the wonderful activity suggestions below:

Phonemic Awareness Activity:  Rainforest Animal Slide by Growing Book by Book

Find the Hidden Preschool Letters- Rainforest Alphabet Game by Learning to Walk

Easy DIY Rainforest Inspired Container Garden by Capri + 3

Rainforest Matching Activity for Preschoolers by Life Over C’s

Leaf Cutter Ant Craft by Still Playing School

Rainforest Fine Motor Activity by Munchkins and Moms

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Scissor Skills in Preschool!

I am often asked by teachers and parents how to teach scissor skills to preschoolers.  Young kids need plenty of practice with fine motor activities to develop the small muscles required for cutting.  We introduce scissors to our 3’s, but do not formally work on cutting skills until the 4th year.  By the time most kids are four (reminder that not every child will develop at the same pace), they are ready to begin cutting and have the fine motor control necessary to have success!

The Ultimate Guide to Scissor Skills in Preschool

The Ultimate Guide to Scissor Skills in Preschool

Cutting with scissors takes patience and practice.  Make a tray activity for each of the children as the kids will develop skills at various paces and trays can be differentiated for each child.  Label the tray with the child’s name so they can practice during downtime or center activity times, if desired.  It is also helpful to include an envelope in the tray where the kids can save precious cuttings.

Prior to cutting:  Invite the children to hold the scissors in their dominant hand with the thumb up (place a small piece of tape around the thumb hole as a reminder).  Have the children practice opening and closing the scissors WITHOUT paper to help them gain confidence.  Observe the children to note which child needs additional help and practice before moving on to actual cutting.  The child should be able to open and close the scissor with ease before adding paper (or other materials to cut).

Materials needed:

  • Trays (to contain individual cutting practice sheets, scissors, and envelopes)
  • Envelopes (to hold cuttings)
  • Paper (vary the weight as skills progress – copy paper, heavy paper, light weight cardboard (such as cereal boxes), tissue paper, etc.)
  • Permanent Marker (to create lines for cutting)
  • Scissors (Fiskars brand is, by far, the best brand for preschoolers – there is nothing more frustrating than to have good cutting form and poor quality scissors that fail to cut).

Cutting the fringe of the paper in preschool

Step One:  Cut “fringe” on the bottom of a standard weight piece of paper.  Preschoolers should practice opening the scissors and making just ONE cut before moving across the paper.  Practice until fringe can be cut all the way across the paper by moving the scissors and opening and closing to make the cut.

Cutting straight lines in preschool

Step Two:  As the kids are able to make the fringe cuts, progress to cutting straight lines.  In order to cut multiple times, the kids must open the scissors fully and move them forward before cutting.  It isn’t as simple as it looks!  In the beginning, most preschoolers will tear the paper as they forget to OPEN the scissors before trying to move up the paper line to cut.  We practice saying or singing, “OPEN, CUT, OPEN, CUT” so it becomes routine.  Start with shorter lines in the beginning and then progress to cutting longer lines as the kids gain confidence and skills.  Parents and teachers can also tape “lines” as a guide.  The tape will help serve as an edge when cutting (we use colored tape as it adds a little flair to cutting practice).

Cutting Zig-Zags in Preschool

Step Three:  Cutting Zig-Zag lines is no easy task as they must turn the paper and keep thumbs up while doing it to cut well.  Remind kids to watch the tape to make sure they have their hand in proper position.  Practice over and over and the kids will catch on!

Cutting Circles in Preschool

Step Four:  Progress to circular shapes when the kids have mastered the scissor skills above.  Again remind the kids to keep thumbs up for good scissor form while turning the paper to cut circular shapes.

As the kids mature and fine motor skills develop, the kids will have great success!  Squares and rectangles with corners can be introduced as the kids further develop scissor skills.  Be sure to note all the cuttings in the envelopes as they are precious pieces of paper that make a milestone in each preschooler’s development!

For more Tips, Practice Sheets, Seasonal Ideas, and Suggestions for Encouraging Scissor Skills, please check out all the wonderful activities below!

Guide to Scissor Skills in Preschool

Cutting Grass by Simple Fun for Kids – see how adding texture can enhance cutting skills!

Cutting Shapes from Coloring Books by Mama Smiles – an inexpensive way to cut more difficult shapes.

Cutting Activities That Won’t Put Your Kids To Sleep by Carrots Are Orange – turn cutting work into FUN!

Baby Penguin Cutting Practice Free Printable by Simple Fun for Kids

Cutting Strings of Beads by Living Montessori Now – read the post for great ideas for tray/center cutting.

Spring-themed Cutting Strips by Carrots are Orange – at $1.49 these strips are a bargain for spring scissor work.

Snowflake and Sunburst Cutting – further practice with FUN cutting techniques from Picklebums.

Developing Fine Motor and Scissor Skills  by Pre-K Pages – great tips and insights for developing the skill sets necessary for scissor skills!

Sticky Cutting Tray Invitation to Play by Picklebums – a FUN way to play and enhance skills!

Scissor Activities for Cutting Practice from Little Bins for Little Hands – check out various ways to play and practice.

Rainbow Scissors Skills Practice from Little Bins for Little Hands – a FUN way to practice and incorporate color matching!

Quick TIP Suggestion for Aiding Cutting Skills by The Inspired Treehouse – check it out!

Cutting Straws – a busy box or center activity by Little Bins for Little Hands – this is a great “on the go” activity too for outside!

Practice Cutting Strips by Tiny Tots Adventure – save time with cutting strips for practice.

Paper Cutting “NO-PREP” Activities from Schooling a Monkey – some FUN ideas for paper cutting.

Cutting Junk Mail by Schooltime Snippets – great suggestions and hints for developing scissor skills.

 

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Spring STEM for Preschool: Flower Construction Challenge

If you are new to the #TeachECE Wednesday series, WELCOME!  Each week we partner with other Early Childhood professionals to offer you, our valued readers, activities and suggestions centered around a weekly theme.  This week we’ll focus on SPRING STEM ideas to encourage your own kids at home or in the classroom!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities compel preschoolers to use cross-disciplinary tools and critical thinking skills to solve a basic problem.  By integrating STEM activities into normal daily routines, preschoolers can gain new knowledge that they can take with them beyond the classroom or home environment and apply to problems found in their everyday world.  Come explore the FUN of spring STEM with a Flower Construction Challenge in Preschool!

Spring STEM in Preschool_Flower Construction Challenge

Spring STEM in Preschool:  Free-Standing Flower Construction Challenge

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Objective:  To encourage preschoolers to use critical thinking skills and cross-disciplinary tools to gain new problem solving knowledge that can be applied to the everyday world.

Skills Presented in this Simple Challenge:

Science:  Preschoolers will use skills within the scientific method (observing, communicating, comparing, organizing, and relating) while planning, constructing, and documenting learning in the playdough flower challenge.

Technology:  Students will use digital cameras to photograph their own flower designs and print the photos to share with peers.

Engineering:  Preschoolers will construct a free-standing flower from simple supplies that exhibit early attempts at engineering.

Math:  Preschoolers will use mathematical skills (estimation, same/different, lines, patterns) to construct the flower and gain knowledge of mathematical relationships in the challenge.

Discuss the STEPS for STEM SUCCESS before the challenge and while the kids are constructing their own designs:

STEPS-for-STEM-SUCCESS

STEM INQUIRY: Preschoolers are asked to engineer a basic free-standing flower using only the simple supplies below.

  • Playdough – commercial or homemade
  • Craft Sticks – 10 per student

The kids will ask HOW to construct their flowers.  Try to answer their questions with open-ended feedback to allow them to use critical thinking tools to solve the problem independently.  Invite the kids to draw a picture of how they want their flower to look.  It is truly amazing to watch young kids creating, thinking, and learning through play.

Documentation of Learning and Use of Technology:  As the kids construct, have them take digital photos of their constructions to print and share with their peers.  Kids will often develop “new” ideas from looking at photos of other flower constructions.

A few of our own preschool free-standing flower design photos:

Spring STEM_Flower Construction in Preschool

STEM in Preschool_Flower Construction Challenge

Building Challenge Wrap-Up:  Have the kids come together to share the photos of their flower creations. Invite the kids to explain why they decided to construct their flower in the manner they chose. If any of the kids made improvements (adjustments) to their initial designs, ask them to share why the improvements were necessary.  In the photo above, the student initially had too many playdough petals on his flower.  The flower was heavy and caused his construction to topple over.  The child reduced the amount of playdough used for the flower portion – what a beautiful flower he designed!  As the kids look at the various photos, ask students what they would change in their own flower design (if anything) if they had the opportunity to do the challenge again.  STEM challenges in preschool invite kids to think critically, play, gain new knowledge, and explore how that knowledge can be used in the future.

We hope your own kids enjoy playing and learning with STEM challenges!  For more SPRING STEM activities from The Early Childhood Education Team, please check out the awesome suggestions below!

Spring STEM Activities with Eggs from The Educators’ Spin on It

Spring FLOWER STEM Investigation from Life Over C’s

Your kids might also enjoy:

Lavender PreWriting Sensory Activity for Preschool

Lavender Pre-Writing – free flower printable with a sensory paint idea for playful learning!

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Walkin’ In the Jungle Gross Motor and Sequencing for Preschool!

Welcome to the Wednesday #TeachECE series!  Each week throughout the year, we partner with other early childhood professionals to offer tips, activities, and suggested play ideas for your own kids at home or in the classroom.   Winter weather can be challenging for staff and students.  We try to get our kids outside twice a day, but when the weather doesn’t cooperate, indoor large motor games are a must to get little bodies MOVING!  Come “Walk in the Jungle” with us and explore music and movement, listening skills, and a sequencing activity designed just for your own preschoolers!

Walking in the Jungle Large Motor and Sequencing Activity for Preschool

Walkin’ In the Jungle Large Motor Music and Movement Game for Preschool!

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If your own preschoolers have not been introduced to “Walking in the Jungle” on the Animals CD by Super Simple Songs, you’ll want to try it!  Our own kids ask for it almost daily and it’s a great song to get kids moving their bodies and listening!  The song includes large motor movements:  walking, stomping, jumping, and skipping (for preschoolers, skipping often looks like gallops or sliding as they learn to skip).  In each verse, the children must LISTEN to the sound an animal makes and guess which animal the sound belongs to before it is revealed.  Our kids now SHOUT the names of the animals as they now know which animal comes next in the song.  Whether it is a frog, monkey, toucan, or a tiger, the kids delight in knowing what sound each of the animals makes!  The song introduces walking forward while counting, stopping, and then stepping backwards, too.  Play the song through once for your children and ask them to just LISTEN to the words, sounds, and what movements are included.  Play the song again and ask the kids to try each of the movements within the song.

Walking in the Jungle Music and Movement for Preschool

Sequencing Cards to Accompany Walking in the Jungle by Super Simple Songs

Sequencing Cards to Accompany Walkin' In the Jungle by Super Simple Songs

Materials needed:

Print one set of the sequencing cards for each of the children.  Laminate the cards for durability or if laminating supplies are not available, clear contact paper works well, too.  Have the kids tape each of the sequencing cards to a craft stick or a straw.  Play the song, Walking In the Jungle, and invite the kids to LISTEN and hold up the animal card that corresponds to the SOUND that animal makes as it is introduced in the song.  Keep the cards and invite the children to sequence the cards without the music by the MOVEMENT that corresponds to each animal:  WALKING=FROG; STOMPING=MONKEY; JUMPING=TOUCAN; and SKIPPING=TIGER.  You might also wish to print two copies of the cards for a simple animal matching game.

Your kids might also enjoy:  ZOO and FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES for PRESCHOOL!

Farm Animal Bingo

Be sure to check out other LARGE MOTOR Activities from the Early Childhood Educational Team below!

Great Day for Up Reading Game from Growing Book by Book

Beginning Sound Movement Game from Mom Inspired Life

Beginning Letter Sounds Tunnel Gross Motor Game from Capri +3

Move Like an Insect Gross Motor Activity from Life Over C’s

Bug Shapes (Bugs Fun Kids Math Games) from Learning 2 Walk

UNO Movement Game for Kids from Still Playing School

 

 

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Mondrian-Inspired STEAM Playdough Challenge for Kids!

STEAM Education integrates the arts into STEM by recognizing that individual creative expression and quest for knowledge is an integral part the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!  STEAM Education compels kids to use cross-disciplinary  skills to gain new knowledge that they can apply to their everyday world.   Come explore how integrated learning can be EXCITING and FUN for kids through a STEAM Mondrian-Inspired Playdough Challenge for Kids!

Mondrian-Inspired STEAM Playdough Challenge for Kids

Mondrian-Inspired STEAM Playdough Challenge for Kids!

Background Information for Parents and Teachers:

Piet Mondrian, “Composition C (no.iii) with Red, Yellow and Blue” (1935), oil on canvas (Private Collection)

Piet Mondrian, “Composition C (no.iii) with Red, Yellow and Blue” (1935), oil on canvas (Private Collection)

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was a Dutch painter considered by many to be the founder of abstract art.  In his artwork, “Composition C (no.iii) with Red, Yellow and Blue” (1935), Piet Mondrian used red, blue, and yellow colored squares and rectangles with black lines and white spaces to create art he considered harmonious and pure.  The artist moved from France to New York during WWII and became very productive near the end of his life.  The colorful grid-like block patterns in his later paintings were reflections of the fast pace of the city and the “boogie-woogie” jazz music he adored.  For more examples of Mondrian Art, see here.

Introductory Discussion with Kids:

Open discussion by showing the kids a picture of Piet Mondrian’s Composition C (no.iii) with Red, Yellow and Blue (photo above) and asking the following questions:

  • Why do you think Piet Mondrian left white spaces in his artwork?
  • What shapes did Mondrian use in the Composition C (no.iii) with Red, Yellow, and Blue?
  • Do you like the painting?  Why or why not?  Remind students they do not have to like an artist’s work, but they must always show respect for the artist in their responses.

STEAM Mondrian Playdough Challenge for Kids

Mondrian-Inspired Playdough Challenge

Objective:  Kids will use cross-disciplinary STEAM skills to plan, design, and engineer Mondrian-inspired color blocks with playdough.

STEAM Skills Presented:

Science:  Students will explore Mondrian Art through individual (and/or collaborative) use of skills in the scientific method:  observing, communicating, comparing, organizing, and relating.

Technology:  Kids will use digital photography, video clips, and iMovie to document learning.

Engineering:  Students will construct hands-on Mondrian-inspired color block art that exhibits early attempts at engineering.

Arts:  Kids will design and construct Mondrian-inspired art that reflects the student’s creative expression.

Math:  Students will explore geometric shapes, measurement, lines, primary colors, and patterns in creating Mondrian-inspired art.

Mondrian STEAM Playdough Challenge Supplies

Materials needed:

Set out the simple supplies on a tray or table as an invitation for the kids to create.  Show the kids a photo of the Mondrian color block painting again for inspiration, but allow the kids to formulate their own plan for design and construction.

  • Playdough (Red, Yellow, Blue, and White)
  • Square and Rectangle Shapes or Cookie Cutters
  • Plastic knives (if not using cookie cutters)

Challenge Inquiry:  Kids are asked to plan colors and design a 4-6 color Mondrian-inspired block pattern using just playdough and the squares/rectangles.  The time limit for the challenge is 15 minutes.  The kids will ask HOW to make the color block patterns.  Try to respond with open ended questions to allow for critical thinking and creative expression.

Mondrian-Inspired STEAM Playdough Color Block Challenge for Kids

It is truly amazing to watch kids use inquiry, exploration, critical thinking, and predictions to formulate creative solutions to simple problems!  Our kids all chose different color block patterns and numbers of squares/rectangles to complete the challenge.  We used the same supplies, but each color block construction was as unique as the child that created it! 

Mondrian STEAM Playdough Challenge from The Preschool Toolbox on Vimeo.

Digital Technology and Documentation of Learning

Invite the kids to take photos and video clips of their playdough color block constructions or color block patterns they might find in their own communities. To create the trailer shown, our kids took digital photos and loaded them into an iMovie Trailer template. The kids had great FUN, but they also gained awesome technology skills along the way!

Color block patterns occur often in art, textiles (see:  the Mondrian-inspired dress by Yves Saint Laurent), and in their own communities.  When kids are exposed to the concept of color block art through simple STEAM learning, they gain the knowledge to begin formulating ideas about how their everyday world is connected to a larger universe.

For MORE STEAM Explorations for Kids, please see:

STEAM Education in Early Childhood_Exploring Tessellating Shapes

Be sure to visit the OTHER great STEM activities that are part of the

#28DaysofSTEM series from Left Brain Craft Brain!

STEM series

 

 

 

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Tips for Helping Preschoolers with Self-Regulation Skills!

Welcome to the Wednesday #TeachECE series.  Each Wednesday throughout the year, we partner with other Early Childhood professionals to offer you tips, suggestions, and activities designed just for ECE.  This week’s articles are centered around a BODY theme for use at home or in early childhood classrooms.  Earlier this month, I had a chance to poll parents, childcare providers, and ECE Educators in our closed FB group (The Preschool Toolbox) about the most important skill they believe preschoolers should have or acquire; hands down, the answer was body self-regulation.   While each child is different, there is one similarity among all children:  improved learning and behavior requires strong body awareness and self-regulation skills.  Today, we’ll explore how intentional and integrated practices can help your own preschoolers manage emotions, thoughts, and actions.

Tips for Helping Preschoolers with Self Regulations Skills

5 TIPS for TEACHING SELF REGULATION IN PRESCHOOL

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As with other developing skills, self-regulation begins early and at home.  When parents model self-regulation skills and invite kids to practice and internalize appropriate responses to their environment, kids will garner skills that are important for learning and eventually in the workplace and larger community.  While many parents and teachers know that self-regulation is important, guiding young kids to regulate responses to sensory stimuli can be challenging.  The tips below will provide a basic format for gently guiding young children to internalize important self-regulation skills:

  • Make sure that every child is aware of expectations for behavior at home and at school.  Preschoolers need consistent expectations, a routine they can count on, and sufficient sleep to employ emerging skills.  I’m going to say the last one again, SUFFICIENT SLEEP – LACK of sleep is the number one negative behavior trigger for many preschoolers.  Self-regulation skills are easier for young children when they know exactly what to expect from their environment. Discuss and role play the expectations:  Do we hit other children or adults when we are angry?  What do we do when we are angry instead of hitting?  For non-verbal children, biting can be one negative response to environmental stimuli.  What can we do instead of bite?
Hand Sign Suggestions from healingoliver.com

Hand Sign Suggestions from healingoliver.com

Showing children appropriate responses to varying situations and observing/monitoring successes and challenges at home and in the classroom can give parents and teachers a heads-up to triggers and what areas need work with various children.  Teaching non-verbal children basic hand signs is often an effective way to help them communicate positively (for basic signs, check out healingoliver.com).  Keep routines for preschoolers as consistent from day-to-day as possible.  Activities and events will change, but the daily routine should remain the same (including naps and bedtimes).  A visual timetable is valuable to help preschoolers understand daily routines whether at home or in the early childhood classroom.

Managing Big Emotions in Preschool

  • When a child’s behavior is less than desirable and big emotions erupt, preschoolers are not in a place to learn new skills.  Learning different skill sets and responses have to be taught when kids are calm and practiced daily by integrating into everyday activities.  Role playing throughout the course of daily interactions helps kids remember appropriate responses to the environment.  Many teachers (and parents) want kids to learn in the moment of big emotion, but it rarely happens.

Self Regulation Skills in Preschool

  • Find a safe spot where the child can calm down first.  Set up an area at home or in the classroom, where the child can manage emotions.  Make a mental plan for big emotions that occur in public places.  At times, the safe place at home or in the classroom has to be apart from the other children (especially if kids are apt to throw toys or harm another child/adult).   This area can be equipped with soft music the kids can listen to, soft toys/dolls to play with and to improve communication, sensory bags or calm down jars, acrylic hand mirrors to provide a visual of body language, word and picture cards to help kids express themselves, and deep breathing picture cards that will remind kids how to calm their body – we have our kids place their hands on their tummies, breathe in through their nose to see if they can feel their hand move on their tummy, and then breathe out slowly through their mouths.  We also practice deep breathing daily so it can be an automated response that kids can draw upon as necessary.  Make sure the other children know that the safe area is not a play area, but only for children who need to use the private space in order to calm down and be alone.  Note:  for children that cannot calm without an adult present, stay close, but ask that they employ skills you have been working on and model again if necessary (deep breathing, meditation, looking at emotions/feelings cards, looking in the mirror for visual body clues, listening to calming music, playing with a sensory squish bag, etc.). The goal is to scaffold developing skills and withdraw direct adult intervention to encourage self regulation as skills grow and kids mature.
  • Follow-up – once a child has stopped the undesirable behavior, discuss and role play ways that the child could make better decisions in managing emotions, thoughts, and actions.

Tips for Encouraging Self Regulation Skills in Preschool

  • If you have a child that is struggling daily, engaging them multiple times a day in discussions about “trigger scenarios and transitions” is extremely helpful.  Role playing the scenario with a peer beforehand will help kids have tools when the need arises.  What transitions or trigger scenarios can you identify at home or in the classroom for your own kids?

With a LOT of practice, patience, and perseverance, parents and teachers can guide our preschoolers to acquire the self regulation skills necessary for a successful beginning to the primary years and beyond!

For more ideas and suggestions, you might also like:

Making Friends in PreschoolBe sure to check out the other articles and activities from the Early Childhood Education Team below:

How Does Your Temperature Change After Exercise? Fun Science Experiment for Kids from Capri +3

Let’s Look Inside a Bone by Tiny Tots Adventures

Moving My Body Gross Motor Game from Life Over C’s

Thumbprint Addition from Rainy Day Mum

Where is the Heart? Body Identification Game from Still Playing School



 

 

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