Posts Tagged "crafts for toddlers"

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Summer Vacation Photo Album

Printable: Summer Vacation Photo Album

Splashing in the pool, making sand castles, riding the waves, backyard BBQ fun with family and friends; these are the great moments of summer! Save them to cherish always with our summer vacation photo album printable! The kiddos will delight in making their very own album that’s all about them and adding their own personal touch to it. They’ll need some adult help with the photos and if desired, additional materials or souvenirs to add to the album such as stickers, glitter, a baseball or movie ticket. Have fun making your keepsake together, it can also be a project you work on... Read Post

Posted on Jan 11, 2014 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Collage A Tree

Printable: Collage A Tree

Inspired by our ALEX Little Hands line, each of our printable crafts is specifically designed for little hands to create. Your kiddos will have fun making the crafts and you can secretly enjoy that they’ll also be developing important physical and cognitive skills. They’re easy to make and the end result is one that your kids will take pride in! In anticipation of fall and all the beautiful colors it brings, this week’s printable allows your kiddo to collage a colorful tree of their own. A fun option is add leaves and twigs to your tree for a real fall feel. Spice things up with an... Read Post

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Ready, Set, Ice Cream!

Printable: Ready, Set, Ice Cream!

ALEX printables are designed specifically for toddlers and preschoolers and inspired by our Little Hands line of products. The Ready, Set collection gives little ones a head start building skills they need to feel confident they can succeed in school. Ready, Set, Ice Cream! combines the developmental skills of Ready, Set, Cut! and Ready, Set, Paste! into an easy printable craft. It’s a great way for little ones  to practice their cutting and pasting skills while having fun! Ready, Set, Ice Cream Instructions What You Need: 1. Safety Scissors 2. Glue Stick 3. Two Printable Pages shown below... Read Post

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in Printables | Comments Off

Printable Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Printable Tic-Tac-Toe Game

We’ve all played it before! Tic-tac-toe is a popular common childhood game for good reason! The simplicity of the game makes it an ideal tool for teaching the concepts of good sportsmanship to young children. It is a great mental exercise that can also help improve their thought process. Add spice to the paper and pencil game with our colorful printable version! FUN FACT: Tic-Tac-Toe was the first computer game, invented in 1952 by A.S. Douglas from Cambridge University. What You Need: Safety Scissors 1 Page Printable – (Click image to download) How To Make It: There are new ALEX... Read Post

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Printables | Comments Off

Printable Craft for Toddlers: Make a Thanksgiving Turkey

Printable Craft for Toddlers: Make a Thanksgiving Turkey

Creativity is one of the most important skills a person can have. Giving kids an early creative start will help build their self-esteem and confidence for a lifetime of increased productivity. And the holidays are a perfect time for kids crafts! Print out several of our Thanksgiving turkeys for your preschooler to make and then decorate the house for a festive holiday look, or use as dinner table place settings. Your guests will be amazed by the personal touch and their oohs and aaahs will go a long way to making the kiddos feel proud as well as enthusiastic for future craft projects! What... Read Post

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Egg Carton School Bus

Printable: Egg Carton School Bus

Ready, Set, School! This week’s printable craft lets the little ones share in the back to school excitement and pretend play that they’re also getting ready to ride the school bus…all while building their cutting and pasting skills! Egg Carton School Bus Instructions What You Need: 1. Safety Scissors 2. Glue 3. Egg carton 4. Two Printable Pages shown below for the craft project (plus there’s an additional instructional pages also included if you’d like to print that out as well) – Download HERE     How to make it:   ALEX printables are designed... Read Post

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Fish Memory Game

Printable: Fish Memory Game

This week’s printable is a wonderful game for promoting memory skills and cooperative play. Download the two printable pages for 12 matches (24 cards), or for older kiddos (and to gradually increase the memory challenge for the little ones), print out additional sheets. Not only are there more cards to remember, the additional sheets introduce the twist of repeated pairs! All you need are scissors and the printable pages, which you can download HERE. After downloading, cut the squares, which are your playing cards, along the dotted lines and you’re ready to start playing! Rules:... Read Post

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 in Developmental Skills | 1 comment

Developing Fine Motor Skills Through Paper Crafting

Developing Fine Motor Skills Through Paper Crafting

My kids had a great time honing their fine motor skills with ALEX’s Tissue Paper Art craft kit! It comes with 6 self-stick patterns – two for each of my three “big” kids (aged 3, 5, and 7). I loved that it was something all of them could enjoy. Separating the tiny squares of tissue paper is one of the more demanding tasks; it is also self-correcting, since if you forget to separate the squares your little ball of scrunched-up paper is clearly too large. This activity is also great for kids to develop planning skills. My son learned after working on the wheels of his car that it would... Read Post

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Holiday Crafts, Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Fourth of July Lantern

Printable: Fourth of July Lantern

Making paper lanterns is a fun toddler craft for Fourth of July! Simply download the printable pages, cut and paste! Get the little ones involved with the festivities; this printable craft is a great party decoration for the holiday. Make several lanterns and string them together to hang as a banner, or use as table decorations. Mix it up with our Make a Flag printable as well. They’re both fun craft activities for the kids during the party and they can leave with a favor! ALEX printables are designed specifically for toddlers and preschoolers and inspired by our Little Hands line of... Read Post

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Printables | 0 comments

Printable: Make a Flag!

Printable: Make a Flag!

Make a Flag is a fun toddler craft for the Fourth of July! Simply download the printable pages, cut and paste.  Add posts to your flags and they make great party decorations, or favors for the kids! For an even more festive July 4th celebration, download and make our Fourth of July Lantern printable craft too! ALEX printables are designed specifically for toddlers and preschoolers and inspired by our Little Hands line of products. You can also find new printables each month to download and color on our Facebook page! Make a Flag Instructions What You Need: 1. Safety Scissors 2. Glue 3. Two... Read Post