Category Archives: FUN LEARNING KITS

How to make learning kits that are not only fun, but teach fundamental skills. Playing is Learning!!!

LEARNING KIT: Art

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This year for Christmas, the kids will be getting a Art Learning Kit. The kit is full of items that promote early art concepts as well as promoting fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, creativity and imagination. The kids can paint, color, glue, stick, tape, stamp, cut, draw, string and create with this kit. Below you can see what I put in the kit, where you can get it and where to download the set of free Art Idea Cards…

(Each kit ran around $11.00)-Could possibly get for less if you pick up items at the beginning of the school year when school supplies are out…

Kit Includes:

  • Glue sticks
    ($0.50 a piece at Walmart)
  • Beads
    ($3.o0 a package at Walmart – split between 4 kits)
  • String
    ($1.00 for a package of 3 at Dollar Tree-split between 3 kits)
  • Foam Pieces
    ($1.o0 a package at Dollar Tree – split between 2 kits)
  • Colored Tissue Pieces
    ($1.o0 a package at Dollar Tree – split between 4 kits)
  • Construction Paper
    ($1.o0 a pad at Dollar Tree)
  • Fingerpaint
    ($1.o0 a package of 4 at Dollar Tree – split between 4 kits)
  • Scissors
    ($1.o0 a pair at Dollar Tree)
  • Art Book (not pictured, still waiting for delivery)
    ($3.73 a book on Amazon)
  • Stamps
    ($1.o0 a package of 6 at Walmart – split between 3 kits)
  • Glue
    ($1.o0 a bottle at Dollar Tree)
  • Stickers
    (Free, extras from Scholastic Book Orders)
  • Crayons
    ($1.o0 a box at Dollar Tree)
  • Paint Brushes
    ($4.o0 a package at Walmart – split between 4 kits)
  • Blank Books
    ($1.o0 a set of 3 at Target – split between 3 kits)
  • Pencils
    ($1.o0 a package of 12 at Target – split between 6 kits)
  • Art Idea Cards
    (Can download FREE at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Art-Idea-Cards-2897402)Could also add:

    • Paint smocks
    • Markers
    • Colored Pencils
    • Watercolors
    • Tape
    • Washi Tape
    • Fabric Scraps
    • Yarn/Ribbon

LEARNING KIT: Math Play Box

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This year for Birthdays, the kids will be getting a Math Play Learning Kit. The kit is full of items that promote early math concepts. Below you can see what I put in the kit, where you can get it and where to download the set of free Math Play Idea Cards…
(Each kit ran less than $9.00)

Kit Includes:

  • Number Spinner
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 per package, think was a set of 6)
  • Foam Blocks (in different colors &/or shapes)
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a set)
  • Number Flash Cards
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a set)
  • Fraction Pieces
    (Found in the Target Dollar section for $1.00 a set)
  • Number Puzzles
    (Found in the Target Dollar section for $1.00 a package, think was a set of 6)
  • Number Matching Wheel
    (Found in the Target Dollar section for $1.00 a set)
  • Dice
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a set)
  • Rulers
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a package, came with 3 I think)
  • Pen & Paper
    (Already had in bulk in storage)
  • Math Play Idea Cards
    (Can download FREE at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Play-Idea-Cards-2489159 )

    I try to find items that will fill a shoe box and the above items were about all I could fit, but you could also add:
    -Deck of Cards
    -Thermometers
    -Levels
    -Scales

LEARNING KIT: Fine Motor Box

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This year for Christmas, the kids will be getting a Fine Motor Learning Kit. The kit is full of items that promote fine motor skills. Below you can see what I put in the kit, where you can get it and where to download the set of free Playdough Play Idea Cards…
(Each kit ran about $10.00)

Kit Includes:

  • Stickers
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 per package)
  • Beads
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 per package)
  • Serving Tongs
    (Found at Walmart for $2.89 a piece)
  • Pom Pom Balls
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a bag)
  • Pill Boxes
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a piece)
  • Clips
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a set (4))
  • Putty
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a piece)
  • Ice Cube Trays
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a set (2))
  • Pipe Cleaners
    (Found at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a package)
  • Lacing Cards
    (Found at Target for $1.00 a set)
  • Sensory Ball
    (Found at Target for $1.00 a piece)
  • Fine Motor Play Idea Cards
    (Can download FREE at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fine-Motor-Idea-Cards-2165983)

LEARNING KIT: Playdough Box

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This year for the child care children’s birthdays, they will be getting a Playdough Learning Kit. The kit is full of items that promote fine motor skills, math and literacy, along with imagination and creativity. Below you can see what I put in the kit, where you can get it and where to download the set of free Playdough Play Idea Cards…
(Each kit ran about $11.50)

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LEARNING KIT: Magnet Box

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For Holiday Gifts for my Preschool Kids, I try to give them something that is not only fun, but they can learn fundamental skills from as well. This Christmas, I gave each preschool child a Magnet Learning Kit. I had 6 preschoolers this year and so I ordered items in bulk rather than individually and was able to make each kit for about $10.00 a piece)

Kit Includes: