fine motor skills

Gummy worm science

Yesterday, I shared with you how we used live worms to create a worm farm. Today, I’d like to tell you about our gummy worm science.

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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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National dental health month: Let’s brush our teeth!

Our students enjoyed National Dental Day through two super fun hands-on tooth brushing centers and a visit from the dentist!

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Upside down, wacky weaving

Reading Dr. Seuss “Wacky Wednesday” and exploring wacky weaving in the preschool classroom.

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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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At play with mittens like the Three Little Kittens

Reading and reenacting the Three Little Kittens through fine motor play!

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Lots of lids

Offering a variety of bottles and lots of lids proves to be a challenging invitation for children to solve this puzzle.

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Lemon drops on the light table

We’ve have been building our eye-hand coordination by playing with lemon drops on the light table in preschool.

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Valentine lacing cards

Lacing cards are a fun and simple way to build fine motors in preschool-aged children, especially when they are holiday themed.

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Salt tray heart printing and writing

Introducing and exploring the writing and printing process through the use of salt trays in preschool…

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More fun with fixing

Continuing with our morning of fixing things by fixing plates, knives, forks, spoons, and a few pictures too!

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Wonderful weaving tool and process for preschool

A new find at the Dollar store led to a wonderful weaving process for preschoolers.

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Torn paper strip sticky collage

Before sharing this simple torn paper strip sticky collage with the children, I told them that we needed to work on building stronger hands and fingers and one of the best ways to do that, is by tearing up some paper… To prepare for our paper strip sticky collage, Mrs. Courtney put three strips of […]

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Snowman sensory puzzle

Having fun exploring snow with this sensory based puzzle and fine motor play process!

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Count a mouse story telling props and game

Retelling the story “Mouse Count” by Ellen Stoll Walsh with our story telling props and then playing a mouse count game!

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Magical moving dots

Create a little mouse magic with these super simple moving colors!

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