Category: Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skill activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Owl Babies Art Activities

My first year of teaching I discovered a wonderful book, Owl Babies, written by Martin Waddell, and beautifully illustrated by Patrick Benson. Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother missing. “Where’s mommy?” they wonder. Exactly where mommy…

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Mother’s Day Craft for Kids

Many of the children in my classroom have mothers who are very crafty; they love to scrapbook and paint. So this year I decided to have my students make decorative craft cans for Mother’s Day. In preparation, I covered the…

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Mother’s Day Gift Bag Craft

I always like the children to make their own wrapping for their Mother’s Day gifts. I have found that paper bags, when decorated, make the perfect gift wrap. The flowers on our bags are paper cupcake liners that have been…

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Garden Sensory Bin

Spring has definitely sprung in our classroom. The seeds, the children planted, have started to sprout. The butterflies have emerged from their chrysalises, and the children’s colorful kites are hanging from the ceiling. To go along with all of this,…

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Family Friday 2017

Today is the last day of (NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, and it’s Family Friday! We are busy drawing family portraits, while discussing the wonderful people closest to us and our experiences with them. What a fun, meaningful week…

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Work Together Wednesday 2017

I am happy to report that Work Together Wednesday (NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™) was a success in my classroom. For me, as a teacher, watching children achieve the different levels of play, is one of the most rewarding….

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Yummy Rice Cake Pig Snack

It’s Tasty Tuesday of NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, and to honor this fun day and to go along with our farm theme, we are going to be making rice cake pigs. Snack time for preschoolers is much more…

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Paper Plate Sheep Craft

Looking for another art idea for your farm unit? How about this adorable paper plate sheep craft? This is a straightforward activity that is sure to engage young learners. Encourage children to cut their own plates in half. MATERIALS USED:…

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