Pre-writing Exercise , using rice instead of sand is still effective and enjoyable and is more reasonable for children to clean up whether on hardwood floors or carpets, and it will not damage hardwood floors

A small sandbox is a common Montessori activity. Uses pre-writing or teaching numbers/alphabet and shapes. (Fine or Large Muscle Movement Sensory Activities)

what a great idea. DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter

Had when i worked in a preschool and kids love them! I would use colored sand instead of white salt. DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter

Find the Letter & Swat It!  Since there is no benefit to young children knowing letter names, I'd use letter sounds {phonograms} instead!

Find the Letter & Swat It! Active Way for Learning Letters!

Find the Letter & Swat It! game, inspired by new Play with Purpose App! So excited Wise Wise [hands on : as we grow] came up with this fun letter learning game.

Following designs with small beads or pebbles, great manipulative exercises.   -Repinned by Totetude.com

Following designs with small beads or pebbles, great manipulative exercises. -Repinned by Totetude.com

Draw a letter on a pin board and have children push the pins in correct order to form the letters. (Could write numbers and even draw arrows to show letter formation sequence.) Great for fine motor skill development, but also for remembering the path of motion for each letter.

Draw a letter on a pin board and have children push the pins in correct order to form the letters. (Could write numbers and even draw arrows to show letter formation sequence.) Great for fine motor skill development and letter formation and recognition

using geoboards

Do this for math facts-Abc center: matching uppercase and lower case letters. Note: the link is incorrect. If you know of the corrected link, please advise!

The Adventures of Bear: See and Spell.  Fine motor needed for pinning and placing.  Maybe another idea for clothes pins as well?

My daughter is too old for the letter matching task, but love the idea of the clothes-pins. Going to make more complicated, teen-friendly game and use the clothes-pin instead. They would be great for her fine-motor skills and hand strength.

15 Self-Directed Activities for Toddlers - Imperfect Homemaker

15 Self-Directed Activities for Toddlers

Small Pom Poms with Tweezers. Children use their finger muscles to squeeze the tweezers to pick up each pom pom and put in an ice cube tray section. Use an ice cube tray with small holes.

Free Printable Numbers and Shapes Flip Book to use with Pre-writing squishy bag

Pre-Writing Activities with Squishy Bags

This is a fun printable handwriting pack from Totschooling that also includes tracing pictures for each letter of the alphabet. Kids can practice writing, d

FREE Alphabet Picture Tracing Pages

This is a fun printable handwriting pack from Totschooling that also includes tracing pictures for each letter of the alphabet. Kids can practice writing and tracing. Good for tot and preschool

Transient art with metal, silver & grey loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Dragons and Castles

Pattern Making Transient art with metal, silver & grey loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Montessori activity trays at AlenaSani homeschool and early education supply store.

Montessori activity trays

This listing offers variety trays to choose from as well as complete pumpkin seed counting set* pictured which Includes: pumpkin tray with numbers, tweezers and pumpkin seeds NOTE * the pumpkin set is

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