Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fine Motor Skills Activities: Part 4

To repeat what I said during "Fine Motor Skills Activites: Part 1":
"I have been busy lately doing activities with my kids that are more learning-type activities and not as blog friendly as kids crafts. I wanted to do a series of post about fine motor skills though because that is something we have been focusing on at my house. My daughter started kindergarten this year and I spent so much time before kindergarten making sure that she knew her letters, sounds, shapes, colors, starting basic reading and site words, etc that in retrospect I didn't probably spend as much time on fine motor activities like writing her name and scissors as I should have. She is a little behind in those categories so I searched the internet for a variety of activities I could do with her that would help her fine motor skills that were fun activities and not just practicing writing letters and scissor cutting (although we do that too). I thought maybe this might be helpful for someone else in my same position. I actually made a little fine motor activities bin that we work from and she just gets to pick activities from it and the best part is she gets excited about it and doesn't know she is 'working'. "

Finger Painting
-Finger paint
-Paint plate (something to put your paint on)
-Spoons (for scooping out paint)

So, this isn't the most original idea, but we are just doing anything to wake those fingers up and make them work. 


Elisabeth Hirsch said...

That looks like sooo much fun! ;)

Rachel said...

They loved it and thought it was fun. Really, does finger painting EVER get old?! :)