1. Find beads in playdough or silly putty. I "hide" a certain number of beads in playdough and let him search for them. He especially likes it if I put in a special gold bead for him to find.
2. Carry tote bags. We like filling our reusable grocery bags with cardboard blocks or large balls and carrying them around.
3. Use a spray bottle. My kids love playing with spray bottles. From helping clean the bathrooms to "watering" the flowers outside, a $1 spray bottle is a great investment!
4. Use scissors. Jude likes to cut playdough "snakes" and junk mail.
5. Play with sponges. We fill our outdoor water table with soapy water and sponges (also a Dollar Tree investment) and have fun squeezing bubbly water out of the sponges.
6. Use clothespins. Jude likes to clip a bunch of clothespins on pipe cleaners. But they could pretty much be stuck on anything! (Yes, he's a leftie....Aunt Margaret needs to come in town when it's time to learn to tie shoes!)
7. Open jars. I have several old spice jars that I have washed out that the kids like to play with. The lids on them are the perfect size for small hands.
And that's about as homeschool-saavy as I get. Hoping this helps him and we are soon writing our name like a pro!
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