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Gak

Gak…oh what fun!  I’m actually serious, it looks icky, but it’s a lot of fun and GREAT for those kiddos with sensory needs!  This is very easy to make.  We mad each child their own and they took it home in a plastic baggy.  Here is what you will need:

Mix 1 tsp. Borax in 1 cup warm water in one container.  In a separate container, mix 4 oz. glue with 1/2 cup water.  You can add a couple drops of food coloring if you wish.  If you don’t have food coloring, you can use a drop or two of tempera paint. Combine the water and Borax mixture into the water and glue mixture.  The texture will change instantly.  Let kids put their hands in now and mix it together.

Mix till it’s the consistency you want and take out of the container.  You can dump any liquid that is left.  Kids will enjoy watching the gak flatten out on the table, hiding and finding little objects in the… Continue reading

Letter Roads-Pre-Writing Activity

This was a really fun idea, I believe we got it from Pinterest.  It’s very simple, you take black posterboard and cut in the shape of letters.  Each poster board will give you 1-2 letters, depending on the way each letter fits.  We used small white labels as the dashers and covered with contact paper.  We loved how the kids took the letters and formed longer roads.

Some of the older kids were able to tell that they were letters right away and loved the fact that they were driving on them.  Our younger kiddos drove on the roads, not realizing that they were letters.  Either way, this is a great pre-writing activity.

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