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 clear packing tape (sticky side up) across a tray for each child.  She tucked each end of the tape under [...]

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Developing large motor skills by playing on the line in preschool

Tape is such a wonderful thing to keep handy in preschool. In the latest conference I attended, the Ooey Gooey lady said you should keep a roll of painter's tape on your wrist at all times! I am inclined to agree... Using some green painter's tape, I made a large square on the floor so we could practice for our up and coming school musical. The children found other uses for the tape during their [...]

Preschool large motor fun with tape shapes

Wy and I had a busy new year's night trying all kinds of fun art activities but it was also nice just to do something geared more towards using our large motor skills... I started us off by making some shapes with yellow painter's tape on the floor. Painter's tape is always better than masking tape because it can be removed easily without leaving a sticky residue but it holds up well too for playing. [...]