Gluing for Todders

I can’t take credit for this as I saw it on a blog (I can’t remember which) but thought it was a great idea and wanted to share.  If you work with toddlers you know that it’s hard for them to use a glue sticks.  However, they like to glue things to pages.  Here is a simple solution that makes gluing easy for them.


Pour glue into a container (if you use one with a lid you can save any remaining glue and use it again).  Mix it with a little water.  Give the child a small sponge to use to soak up the glue and spread it on their paper.  I found these sponges on a stick at the dollar store.  They were perfect.  When done squeeze out any extra glue from the sponge and wash them.  Put a lid on the remaining glue and use it again later.  It is a little messy as the children dripped the glue everywhere but it wipes up easily and the children were very excited to do the pasting all by themselves.


More Counting Activities

My daycare kids seem to be really into numbers and counting these days.  Here are two more counting activities.  The 2 year olds still need help counting but they can match numbers pretty well up to 10.

A large dice the child tosses and then counts the dots and find the corresponding number.


There is a ton of Montessori inspired activities you can do on a magna doodles, plus they’re great for developing fine motor skills.  Pumpkin 1 loves this activity.  I write a number on the magna doodle and she makes the right number of circles or squares to match.  Erase, repeat, over and over and over and over…..IMG_8454


Window Writing

I love the big windows in our new playroom.  They let so much light in, the kids love looking out them and they’re great for some window writing (in a princess dress of course).  A new way to draw and create.

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