HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY – OUR FAVORITE TOYS AND PRODUCTS FROM ETSY!

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Today, we are hosting a holiday giveaway with some of our favorite toys and products from Etsy!  For those of you who don’t know about Etsy (gasp!), let us help you out a bit. Etsy is a handmade and vintage marketplace FULL of amazing, beautiful and original treasures.  From jewelry to home goods to clothing to handmade soaps, there is definitely something for everyone. If you are stumped on finding that perfect holiday gift for a child on your list, we can [Continue Reading]

THERAPIST-APPROVED THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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  Hooray for Turkey Day!  If you’re looking for fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids, you’ve definitely come to the right place.  These activities are the perfect way to target fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development in a creative and playful way that will get the whole family ready for Thanksgiving!  We use these activities with our own kids and with the children in our school-based therapy practice, so they’re tried and true. When you’re done perusing our Thanksgiving page, [Continue Reading]

MOVEMENT MONDAY THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS NOVEMBER 17th

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It’s TURKEY TIME!!   Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving Week already?  Looking around for fun Thanksgiving activities for kids as you face a looooooong weekend with them at home?  We have some great gross motor activities for you today. And, if today’s list isn’t enough, check out our Thanksgiving Activities for Kids, Thanksgiving Gross Motor, and Thanksgiving Fine Motor boards on Pinterest for more inspiration.  We are POSITIVE you will find fantastic ideas there! ADVENTURES OF ADAM shared this fun activity that could be [Continue Reading]

EASY CRAFTS FOR KIDS: HOLIDAY GARLAND

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Looking for easy crafts for kids this holiday season?  This project is for you! Every November for the past few years, we’ve made a “Thankful Tree” with our boys in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.  Each night at dinner, we go around the table and write something we are thankful for on a piece of paper and hang it from our little tree.  This year, we decided to try something a little different. The mom in me was looking [Continue Reading]

THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: TURKEY BASTER RELAY!

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been over on Pinterest pinning all kinds of Thanksgiving activities for kids.  I’m always on the lookout for great activities for kids, but you know what I’ve noticed?  There aren’t very many gross motor activities out there for Turkey Day! I know, I know.  You’re probably thinking that the best thing to do after a big Thanksgiving dinner is to just let the tryptophan coma take over. But, how many of us really get to [Continue Reading]

THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: TABLE SETTING GAME

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It’s almost that time again…mashed potatoes, cranberries, sweet potatoes – TURKEY!  Hooray for Thanksgiving!  Are you on the lookout for fun and easy Thanksgiving activities for kids?  This game will get kids in the spirit of the feasting season and they’ll learn the all-important skill of setting the table! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: -Printable placemats -Printable spinner -Plastic or regular silverware -Small paper or plastic plates -Small paper or plastic cups     WHAT TO DO: Print and laminate the placemats [Continue Reading]

CREATIVE CORE EXERCISES FOR KIDS

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  One of the most common search terms that brings readers here to The Inspired Treehouse is core exercises for kids.  We often see children who are W-Sitters, or children who have difficulty maintaining good posture in their desks at school and many times, this has to do with core strength. We’re so happy to welcome our friend and colleague, Laurie Gombash as a guest today at The Inspired Treehouse to take on the topic of creative core exercises for kids!  We had [Continue Reading]

MOVEMENT MONDAY GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES NOVEMBER 10

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Hello there!!   We skipped our usual Movement Monday Round-up last week to showcase some of our favorite toys and products for kids that promote fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development.   But we’re excited to be back this week to inspire you to get up and get moving with your kids with some awesome gross motor activities! Is it snowing where you are?  A snowy day is the perfect way to get outside and get moving with the whole family!  Sledding, [Continue Reading]

FINE MOTOR SKILLS: ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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The preschool years are jam-packed with fine motor skill development as kids refine their grasping skills, develop more precise coordination, and get ready for “big kid” activities like handwriting.  This age group can be so much fun when it comes fine motor activities, because kids have a little bit longer attention spans and can be more independent than our little toddler friends. I love to bring fun fine motor activities like the ones below into the preschool classrooms where I work, introducing them during [Continue Reading]