12.16.2008

Fine Motor Activity: Ages 3-5

This activity comes straight to you from my kidlets preschool! It's an excellent way to build fine motor skills (including the all important pincer grasp) in ages 3-5 years. It might be the sister craft to sewing cards.

Here's How:


materials:

scotch tape
yarn
manila folder or re-purposed cereal box

directions:

-Cut your folder to desired width and length (pictured is 3 in. x 11in)
-Cut 1/2 inch slits lengthwise down the side of the folder (about a 1/2 inch apart)
- using the scotch tape, adhere one end of a length of yarn to the top slit.
- allow your child to wind the yarn around the folder (shown: finished activity)

It's not that pretty, but my daughter loved it and was very proud of her accomplishment.

9 comments:

  1. Job well done to your daughter :)

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  2. my three year old and probably two year old will love this. i have to try it!!

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  3. Oh I love this one. I'm always looking for new projects that are easy to make! This is perfect! I think I will cute out a gingerbread man and make this his belly! Thanks for the idea.

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  4. Looks like a great fine motor skill project. We'll have to give it a try.

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  5. Can't wait to try this with my kiddo.

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  6. what a great idea for developing those fine motor skills (and congrats on you saucy blog)

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  7. Great idea! I have a 4 year old, this will be perfect!

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  8. That is a GREAT activity!

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