Preschool Fine Motor Skills

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A multitude of fine motor skills ideas: matching, lacing, pinching, blowing, numbering, etc. Find more ideas at http://www.startingapreschool.net

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Mini Foosball Table For Kids - I love homemade toys like this one! Crafts To Do, Craft Projects, Crafts For Kids, Arts And Crafts, Diy Projects For Kids, Project Ideas, Ideias Diy, Homemade Toys, Diy Games

How to Make Mini Foosball Table For Kids - DIY & Crafts - Handimania

Create this super fun and inexpensive kid-sized foosball table!

Talk about fine motor skills, look how great this is. DIY zipper board for kids. Great for fine motor and sensory development. Montessori Toddler, Montessori Activities, Toddler Play, Toddler Learning, Infant Activities, Educational Activities, Toddler Fine Motor Activities, Baby Play, Toddler Activity Board Motor Skills

DIY zipper board for kids - Laughing Kids Learn

Here is a handmade DIY zipper board for kids, which is great for developing fine motor skills, independence and sensory awareness. Suitable for ages 1 to 5.

Pom pom color drop- great activity for teaching colors, and a fine motor activity. Tongs are great for tons of fine motor activities. Move to smaller tongs and objects as your child progresses. Toddler Learning Activities, Infant Activities, Classroom Activities, Kids Learning, Colour Activities For Toddlers, Childcare Activities, Sorting Activities, Activities For 3 Year Olds, Physical Activities

Pom-Pom Color Fun for Toddlers

All year we’ve been having fun with colors, but these past few weeks we had a fun pom pom center! This included a pompom drop and a place to sort the pompoms by color. I came across some great ideas for pompom drops on Pinterest, but this was just a quick throw-together. I would love to attach these to wood instead of just paper! Anyway, I began with cardboard tubes (I’m such a hoarder) and painted them 6 different colors using 2-3 coats of regular tempera paint. Then I attached them with…

The Ellie Grip - a "sock puppet" to help kids with their pencil grip! Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. Motor Activities, Preschool Activities, Kids Education, Special Education, Pencil Grip, Baby Kind, Fine Motor Skills, Fun Learning, Teaching Kids

Ellie Grip (Left)

The Ellie Grip is a 'sock' for the hand to maintain correct pencil grip. The Ellie Grip has two holes for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. The Ellie grip comes in red for the right hand and blue for the left hand. #329

Tip for helping kids manage their pencil grip. Have them hold a ball or cotton ball in their ring and pinky fingers. This forces these fingers to stay busy, while the pincer fingers hold the pencil! Handwriting for kids teaching. Smart School, School Teacher, School Kids, Teacher Hacks, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tips, Writing Help, Writing Tips, Kids Education

Pencil Grip Tip!

If your kindergartners (or pre-schoolers, first graders, children, fill in the blank) are anything like mine, MANY of them are still developing a proper pencil grip. Or actually, they have developed an improper pencil grip, and you are trying to re-train their hands.

Getting Creative with Push Pins. Alphabet and fine motor practice for… Preschool Literacy, Activities For Kids, Motor Skills Activities, Alphabet Activities, Handwriting Activities, Learning Letters, Kids Learning, Pre Writing, Abc Centers

Getting Creative with Push Pins

**You can purchase the letter templates at the bottom of this post** My girls are always in my husbands office playing with the push pi...

Kitchen / home living centre : Montessori practical life, fine motor: garlic press sponges.

The Wonder Years

This is a popular lesson introducing how to use a garlic press. The materials needed are shown on the tray. The sponge had been cut small enough to fit into the press. I really like this garlic press that I found at a thrift store because it is all one piece. The dry sponges are put into the bowl one at a time. Water, from the little pitcher, is slowly poured onto the sponges. It is fun for the child to watch the sponges grow as they absorb the water. One sponge is picked up and put into the…

When you think about the control required to hold a pencil and direct it to form letters it is easy to see why activities that strengthen/train the muscles in the hand and fingers are so important.

Pre-Writing Activities for Under 5s: Literacy Spot #32

When you think about the control required to hold a pencil and direct it to form letters it is easy to see why activities that strengthen/train the muscles in the hand and fingers are so important.

How to make a maze for play - using a cardboard box & some straws. Gives instructions on how to create maze. This would also be a fun project for students to create and play with. This would go great with Engineering and Design standards Diy For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Arts And Crafts, Plastic Straw Crafts, Diy Straw, Amazing Maze, Preschool Classroom, Teach Preschool, Marble Maze

How to make a simply amazing maze for play

A simple and fun activity that will improve cognition and concentration in your students as they explore! Over the next few days, we want to share with you some of the fun ideas we have been exploring with mazes. But before we do, let's start with a simple tutorial on how to make an amazing maze

Cotton Ball Painting and building fine motor skills by Teach Preschool, love the group set-up. Preschool Fine Motor Skills, Preschool Lessons, Preschool Art, Toddler Preschool, Preschool Classroom, Preschool Activities, Leadership Activities, Classroom Ideas, High Scope

Building fine motor skills with cotton ball painting

Open ended invitations to explore are a great way to promote creativity in your classroom! Today we talked a little bit about the letter Cc in our morning circle so to celebrate our letter Cc, I thought we should try some good old cotton ball painting... You can also

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Dressing Frames & Other Goodwill Finds

The cheapest Montessori dressing frames I've found on the web is $9/each. The Goodwill store near me occationally has 50% off Saturdays so I marked my calendar and was there early looking for Montessori- like stuff. Specifically, I wanted to make some dressing frames. The picture frames were $1.50/each. The wooden tray was $1 and the two plastic red ones were $0.35/each. Bargain.For the clothes, I bought infant clothes ($1/each, 9-12month) and a red jacket with a zipper $1.50. I invested a…

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The bloggers talk about fine motor skills

I will had the privilege of joining three of my fellow bloggers on Google+ for a live video chat on the topic of fine motor skills. Before sharing our G+ Video (Shown at the bottom), I thought I would do a little reflection on the topic of fine motor skills...