7 08, 2013

{activity} construction :: alphabet rocks for letter recognition and sight word spelling!

August 7th, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Another activity we had a lot of fun with during our construction themed fun were these alphabet rocks!We have had these rocks in our backyard for over a year, the kids use them to build little towns on the grass or lately, in the sandpit. It started with writing numbers onto a few of the rocks since Chloe has been so interested in numbers lately, and I branched out and did the alphabet too. I just used a large thick sharpie and wrote a letter or number on each rock and then wrote the […]

2 08, 2013

{activity} construction :: hammer time!

August 2nd, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

We used to have one of those tap tap toys that came with shapes, little nails and a small hammer but it was a cheapy discount store buy and didn’t last very long. I hadn’t gotten around to replacing it and school holidays rolled around and so I brought out some thumb tacks and pulled a cork board trivet out of the kitchen drawer. ta da! DIY hammering toy. {those awesome tool sets I found the kids at Masters have a hammer that is the perfect size for little kids hands so that is what […]

2 08, 2013

{activity} construction :: nuts and bolts matching

August 2nd, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

I shared our ‘construction site’ table here and said we had a couple of activities set up to surprise the kids with in the morning. One of them was a fun construction sensory tub and the other was this matching nuts and bolts activity.This activity is really really good for fine motor skills and helping to develop the muscles kids need in their hands for proper pencil grip. When I took Noah to occupational therapy last year this is one of the activities his therapist used and it was certainly a favourite! If you’re concerned […]

2 08, 2013

{activity} DIY construction site and sensory tub

August 2nd, 2013|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Over the school holidays we had some fun with our construction theme! Both my kids love anything trucks, diggers, tools and building so I just knew we could have a lot of fun with it. We started our activities by surprising the kids this ‘construction site’ when they woke up one morning!I laid out two activities for them to do and popped their hi-vis vests on the back of their chairs. Hubby brought in some orange cones from our outdoor playbox and thought he’d have some fun with some caution tape! A month or so ago we also […]