February is dental health month so I Tooth Fairy Roll and Cover for math and fine motor skills development. Print the patterns on cardstock paper and laminate.
I have created a blank mat where children can roll the dice and count and cover the same number of black circles on the mat. I have also created mats with numbers 1-6 and numbers 2-12.
When using the numbered mats children roll the dice and cover up the match number on the mats. Play continues until all blank circles or all numbers have been covered on the mats.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Tooth Fairy Alphabet Pick and Cover.
We do a lot of paint dab activities because the chilfren enjoy them so much. I made a set of alphabet dabs for letter recognition and review as well as fine motor development. The patterns can be printed on cardstock or regular paper.
I used a paper cute to cut along the lines where indicated. There are four alphabet strips per page. I have included both upper and lowercase letters as well as black lines and circles and gray lines and circles.
We used dot markers that I purchased on amazon. If you did not want to use dot markers you could also use buttons or pom poms as cover-ups. I like using the dot markers because the children can still see the letters after marking them.
In this activity children dab the letters that match the letter at the beginning of each strip. I have included both upper and lowercase letters.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added the Number Dab Strips.
I made a set of hearts that can be used for fine motor work. I printed them on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. You will also need to have pony beads ... pipe cleaners ... and a hole puncher.
I punched a hole in each heart and attached a white pipe cleaner that I had cut down to four inches. I also set a bowl of pony beads out that were the same colors at the hearts.
The children laced the matching color beads on to the pipe cleaners attached to the hearts. If you did not want to use pipe cleaners you can just have the children place the pony beads on top of the hearts.
fine motor hearts pattern
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Our room is filled with all kinds of hearts!! The latest addition is our coffee filter hearts. We helped those who needed it cut heart shapes out of coffee filters and then they colored them with markers. We used just the regular crayola markers.
After the coffee filters were colored the children lightly sprayed water on the hearts which caused the colors to spread. I lined the table with wax paper before the children sprayed the hearts with water and put the wet hearts on paper towels to dry.
I made penguin heart number cards for number recognition and review as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
There are a variety of ways the number cards can be used. We love to use them for match and clip activities. The children find the two penguin cards with the same numbers and then clip them together with a large plastic paper clip or a clothes pin.
Another activity we use the cards for is sequencing. We glue craft sticks on to the back of the cards and the children put the cards in numerical order. This can be made into a matching activity by making two sets of the penguin cards.
For identification i attach the cards to book rings. one set for the ones the children can identify and another for the ones they are still working on.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Penguin Heart Alphabet Cards.