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Activities to Keep Hands Busy during READ ALOUD TIME!

Do your kids line up in a silent, still row and listen to you read aloud for hours on end?

I didn’t think so.

Having activities available to keep hands busy during read aloud time is a “mom hack” that has blessed our household for years! Even my littlest ones will stick around during our longer read aloud sessions when they have something to do while they listen.

Clay sculpting

Puzzles

Magnetic tiles 

Easy handicrafts like finger knitting or tube knitting

Seek and find books 

Colored pencils & paper (or print out coloring pages relating to your story)

Watercolors 

Playdough

Think cubes, stress balls or fidgets 

Snacks

Stickers

Stamp sets

Paint by sticker books

Water wow books

Color by number books 

Spirograph 

Kinetic sand 

Chalk drawing

Hidden pictures books

Bristle blocks

Gum to chew

Loom to make potholders

String beads

Read inside a homemade blanket fort

Origami 

Geoboards with rubberbands

Boogie boards

Stencils

Thinking putty

Play with dolls

Paper collages (pre cut construction paper and stick glue)

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