motor skills

Pouring in preschool and why we do it!

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We spent lots of time throughout the school year and through a variety of classroom centers and activities developing our pouring skills in preschool!

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The popping path!

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Let’s tale a stroll down the popping path!

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Simple gift bow game for preschoolers

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Hang onto those holiday bows and you have what you need for two simple but great games to get kids moving!

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Fun with feathers and beads

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We filled our classroom centers with materials that were somehow related to our Thanksgiving books including lots of feathers and beads for play!

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Investigating the parts of a spider through fine motor play

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I have always wanted to try gelatin play and finally took the time to put it together using our own version of spider parts and it was totally worth it.

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Simple sewing jars

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We have been introducing several types of sewing processes into the mix of things we do in our classroom and these simple sewing jars have been a nice way to introduce the basic concept of sewing to our little ones… The jars are clear plastic jars that I picked up over the summer from the […]

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Building fine motor skills with cotton ball painting

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We spent time in preschool exploring the fine motor process of cotton ball painting with a clothespin!

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Building fine motor skills at the apple tree play dough table

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As part of our fun with apples, I thought it would be a good time to set out our homemade red play dough and invite the children to practice their skill of rolling the play dough to make apples for our apple tree…

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Fun props for playdough

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Adding props to playdough is just one more way to invite new interest in the playdough experience. Come and see a few of our props that we add to our playdough throughout the school year!

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Making rainbow fish puzzles in preschool

Rainbow or Flashy Fish Puzzle

As part of our exploration of fish, the children created their own sparkly rainbow fish puzzles!

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The magic of tape

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Somewhere towards the middle of the school year, I put all of our colored tape on a paper roll holder for our preschool class to use for a project that I can’t even remember. I hadn’t intended to keep the tape on the holder but my students used the tape every day in all different kinds of ways so when you have such interest, you stick with it…

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A pinteresting Earth day globe for preschoolers

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In our continued celebration of Earth day, the children explored the process of pinning the things we care for to a rather unique DIY globe!

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Weaving through a rainbow

Using our whole bodies to weave through this beautiful rainbow made by our preschool students.

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The bloggers talk about fine motor skills

I am joining three of my fellow bloggers on Google+ today for a live video chat on the topic of fine motor skills. Stop by to tune in and listen in!

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We explored mitten weaving in preschool

Exploring the process of mitten weaving and extending our understanding of where mittens come from.

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Let’s get moving with a DIY action cube!

Get your preschoolers up and moving with these simple DIY action cubes!

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