Random Idea: Activity Book
We get sent approx. once a month a large envelope filled with advertising and coupons. Most of it is useless but we hate to throw them away. The ads are blank on one side. I clip them together (bull clip or staples work fine - if your worried about staples cover with thick tape) to make scrap paper pads for the girls. This works well for little ones who go through paper like crazy.
We took it one step further today by making todays scrap pad into an activity book for Lu. Lately she has been going crazy for mazes, folding paper and dot to dots. I just drew a bunch of simple mazes and such on each page. Lu loved it! She esp. liked the simple mazes. I got her a maze coloring book but it was a little too challenging for her.
Folding paper is a very easy to teach. I had Lu bring the bottom of the paper (which I colored orange to help visually) up to the orange line. Line up and then smooth down with your hand to the folded edge. Paper folding is something that you don't think about teaching but is a skill that is helpful.
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