Best of January 2017

It’s February! The first month of 2017 is in the books, a clear indication that it’s time for me to show you the Best of January 2017 on Simple Fun for Kids!

Every month, I recap all of the new posts of the past month with a closer look at the three most popular new posts and my personal favorite.

January was ALL about the groundhog. I decided to write a short 7 day series of Groundhog Day printables, and my readers loved it! In fact, they loved it so much that the landing page for the series ended up being the most popular new post, with two posts from the series coming in as number 2 and number 3.

Read all about the best of January 2017 on Simple Fun for Kids: A round-up of all of the new posts of the month, the top 3 most popular new posts, and my personal favorite! Sensory activities, printables for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners, cutting practice, dot marker coloring pages, and more!

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Top 3 Most Popular New Posts in January 2017

7 Days of Groundhog Day Printables

Groundhog Day Counting Puzzles

Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers


My Personal Favorite New Post of January 2017

My Rainbow Bears Listen and Cover Game was a big hit with 2-year-old N. He’s always really enjoyed playing with his rainbow bears, but I didn’t expect just how long his attention span ended up being for this game! Not only did he cover all 18 rainbow bears on the page with no sign of slowing down, he actually did it twice in a row. For those with shorter attention spans, I’ve included two pages with fewer bears. And if your toddler likes rolling a custom die, I’ve included a die template that allows you to make it a roll and cover game.


All New Posts of January 2017

Sensory Activities and Science:

Gross Motor Activities:

  • None this month.

Art Activities and Crafts:

Math Learning Activities and Printables:

Literacy Learning Activities and Printables:

Other Printables and Learning Activities:


  • None this month!



What were your favorite new posts in January? Let me know in the comments below!


Do you have toddlers who love matching? I have a book of matching games for them!

In my book Match This! Matching Games for Toddlers, I share 30 different matching games that are perfect for toddlers with a limited number of matches (you can mix and match different sets for a greater challenge) and large cards that are easy to pick up and hold. I've included instructions for playing memory and matching games at all skill levels and how to extend the activity with other learning objectives for older kids.

All of the matching games for toddlers you could ever want: matching numbers, words, shapes, colors with fun themes like firefighters, cowboys and cowgirls, construction vehicles, tools, ocean creatures, cars, bees, community helpers, and more! This Match This! Toddler Matching Games Ebook contains 30 different matching games that you can mix and match and extend at any time.



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