Gone Fishin!

Andrew was always taken with the fishing game sold in stores, the one where the fish go around in a circle while opening and closing their mouths while you try to get the end of the fishing line in their mouths. He got one and was extremely frustrated. I tried it and got extremely frustrated. . . . → Read More: Gone Fishin!

Beach Themed My Obstacle Course: Station Activities Using Shells

I know that it is now August and people are probably in “back to school” mode but we just returned from a vacation at the beach and I got lots of ideas for a beach themed My Obstacle Course to use with Andrew before school starts again. Don’t worry, I have LOTS of ideas for . . . → Read More: Beach Themed My Obstacle Course: Station Activities Using Shells

My Obstacle Course Kit Item #2: Scrabble or Bananagram Letters

Kit Item #2: Scrabble or Bananagram Letters

This will probably come as no surprise to any of you who read my posts, but item #2 that would definitely go in My Obstacle Course kit would be either Scrabble or Bananagram letters. I love them because they are so versatile. They can be used on their . . . → Read More: My Obstacle Course Kit Item #2: Scrabble or Bananagram Letters

Alphabet Stars

These wooden alphabet stars were one of the first My Obstacle Course station materials that I came up. I purchased some blank, wooden star-shaped pieces from Michael’s and wrote the letters A-Z with permanent marker on each piece. That’s it! I still have them and they are in great shape!

Alphabet Stars!

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Patriotic Pails and Word Sorting

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you know that I love finding things to go with the theme we are doing. These little July themed pails were in the dollar section of our Target and I know that they are the perfect addition to a July themed My Obstacle Course sorting station. . . . → Read More: Patriotic Pails and Word Sorting

Fourth of July Hat “Search and Find”

Fourth of July hat “Search and Find” is a modification of the “St. Patrick’s Hat Search and Find” I posted on in March. This version uses a July themed hat (think Uncle Sam and parades!) along with some different textured items. I liked this hat because it was deep enough to put items in so . . . → Read More: Fourth of July Hat “Search and Find”

Make The Same- Sight Word Building

Have I ever mentioned that I love using things I already have around my home to help Andrew build developmental and academic skills? Perhaps only a hundred times but it is so true! I also like to pass on ideas to you that are simple to put together and also easy to adapt to various . . . → Read More: Make The Same- Sight Word Building

Sensory Sand Bin

I’ve done previous posts on using sensory bins with dried beans and fake snow and think that a perfect summer sensory bin is a sand bin. This is something that I would do in a low, wide plastic bin with a lid, so it can be stored away while not in use. I would also . . . → Read More: Sensory Sand Bin

Summer Themed Memory Match

If you’ve been following my posts, you know by now that Andrew is crazy about memory match games. Using colored index cards and stickers makes it so easy to create new, thematic memory match games that go with whatever we are doing. (Here is the link for the original Thematic Memory Match post with step . . . → Read More: Summer Themed Memory Match

How Many Words Can We Make?

Scrabble or Bananagram letters are great for playing word games, the most obvious being a Scrabble type game where words are built off of other words. Another fun way to use them is to play, “How Many Words Can We Make?” This presents itself as a purely a game but is also helpful for building . . . → Read More: How Many Words Can We Make?