Colorful fine motor play in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 14, 2010

in Mathematics, motor skills, Shapes and Colors, The Value of Play

The children have been exploring this wonderful color matching game….

The game board was colored with markers then laminated and the clothespins were painted to match each color…

The children simply used their fingers to squeeze a clothespin and clip it on to the matching color on the wheel…

It is a wonderful way to work with color recognition, matching, counting, and fine motor skills. One little boy even discovered that the clothespins could be hooked together to make animals…

And this child discovered that he could make AB patterns with the clothespins…

We also discovered that we could put more than one clothespin on each color then count them!

Leave it to the kids to find 101 uses for any type of manipulative set out for their play!

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1 Krystal November 14, 2010 at 10:22 am

Great idea- thank you :)

2 jess November 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Love it!

3 Jackie November 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I really like how you wrote the names of the colors on the wheel. A little sight word introduction :)

4 Deborah J. Stewart November 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Hi Jackie – thank you for stopping by:) The girl who made these color wheels does a great job taking her time to make them educational and fun!

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