Now that Luci is 3 years old and I am staying home with her, I want to take advantage of this time and use my degree in early childhood development to benefit her. I interned and student taught in preschool and saved a lot of lessons and ideas over the years.
Luci is at an age where it’s important to build her fine motor and sensory skills. I decided to maker her some fun and simple baggies. I had all of the supplies on hand, and you probably will too!
-shaving cream (foam not gel)
-permanent marker (not pictured)
1. Squirt about 1/2 – 3/4 cup shaving cream to a baggie.
2. Put several drops of food coloring into the bag.
3. Seal the bag, trying to get most of the air out of the bag and flattening/smoothing out the shaving cream.
4. Once sealed, secure the top of the baggie with tape.
5. Use scissors to cut off any excess tape.
6. Squish the shaving cream around the mix up the food coloring.
7.. Draw or write different concepts onto the baggies with a permanent marker (refer to the pictures).
I chose a few different concepts I want Luci to work on and practice.
Baggie #1: Name and Shapes
I used yellow and green food coloring in this bag. One one side I wrote out Luci’s name.
And on the other side I drew shapes.
Baggie #2: Numbers
For this bag I put in blue and red food coloring (Luci wanted a purple baggie) and wrote numbers 1-5 on the front.
And I wrote numbers 6-10 on the back.
Now all your preschooler has to do is trace the shapes/words/number with their pointer finger!
I also did this with my first graders…but I didn’t write anything on the bag. They used them to practice writing their spelling words on. So you can adjust the concepts and ability/developmental level of the baggies as needed.
This is also a great indoor summer activity or a doctor’s appointment/oil change activity you can easily bring with you.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a great 4th of July! We spent time hangout out together, BBQing, baking, movies, and roof top fireworks. So fun creating memories and traditions with my family ♥.
My sweet patriotic girl.
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