DIY Turning Cheap Workbooks into Reusable Activities

Although I don’t usually recommend using workbooks like this to teach. They can be a great added resource for children to use during their play. I never make my children sit down and practice letters, shapes, math etc. However, these $1 workbooks are great to have on hand for your child to explore as they wish. They would also be a fun element to add into a school themed dramatic play set up. After creating these we went on a 7 hour road trip and back and they were the perfect addition to the car activities we brought along!

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DIY Ladybug Counting Activity

This activity turned out better than I thought it would! I drew some ladybugs for our “love bug” activity. I then colored only half of the ladybug so that my girls could complete the rest. The ladybugs ranged from 1-11 dots. When my four year old saw this activity she got so excited and immediately knew what to do without me giving her any explanation.

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DIY Play Stand

Dramatic play is such an important component for a child’s development. They are role playing actual events from their life through play as they are engaging in dramatic play. As they do so, we are better able to understand their thoughts, emotions and feelings. Dramatic play assists a child in being able to make sense of their world.

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DIY Christmas Tree Lights Activity

Guys! Start saving those apple sauce and baby food pouch lids because this has probably been one of my girls all time favorite DIY activities! We have had this activity out for about a week now and they love coming back to it! My girls and I are so excited about it that we’re going to leave it up all month long! This activity helped develop fine motor, color matching, letter recognition, coordination, and concentration skills

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DIY Hair Cutting Activity

I thought of this activity one night, and was so excited about it, I couldn’t wait to wake up in the morning and get working on it! Clearly I was a genius and it was totally adorable because it was an activity involving a couple of my girls’ uncles for inspiration.

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