Color Squeeze

Prep: 3 Minutes / Activity Time: 2-3 Minutes

Does your child love to experiment and create new things? This activity has the right combination of science, art and math.

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Snappy Caps

Prep: 3 Minutes / Activity Time: 1-2 Minutes

Some two-year-olds may not show interest in drawing, but love to take the marker lids off and try to put them back on. Allow your child to explore markers and writing this way!

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Pillow Tracing

Prep: None / Activity Time: 1-3 Minutes

Your child is beginning to develop fine motor skills in his fingers and hands. This is the perfect time to add in modeling on how to form shapes and lines using a pillow cushion from a table or chair.

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Tell Me About It

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

At this age, drawing is an important stage in your child’s writing and a way for her to express his creativity. Talk to her as she draws and engage her in conversation to get a glimpse of how she is organizing her ideas.

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Singing and Stringing

Prep: 5-10 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

This fun activity starts with singing a familiar finger play song and adds a stringing activity that will get her little fingers moving in lots of ways.

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Write ‘Em Up!

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

Working on a vertical surface will help your child to practice using the proper position of his hand and wrist when drawing and writing.

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Cutting Straws

Prep: 5-10 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

Many two-year-olds can learn to hold a pair of safety scissors and cut along a line. Under supervision, you can provide age-appropriate cutting experiences for your child.

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Golf Ball Painting

Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 10 Minutes

Your child can practice important small motor skills and hand-eye coordination using golf balls and paint.

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Bead Fun

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 7-10 Minutes

Activities that strengthen and train the muscles in the hands and fingers are important skills in learning to write. Bringing all five fingers together in order to hold a pencil/crayon takes time and coordination. In this activity, your child will develop her fine motor skills by stringing beads.

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Scissor Time

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 7-10 Minutes

Cutting with scissors is a skill that progresses through stages. As your child learns to cut with scissors, this activity will give your child practice with a variety of shapes and textures.

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