The free membership printable this week is a bunny color file folder which is great for color recognition and review. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper and glued the bunny sheets inside a file folder. I then cut the color circles out and laminated them.
I attached self-adhesive magnets to the back of the color circles and set them out along with the bunny file folder. If you do not have a file folder you can always tape two pieces of construction or cardstock paper together.
In this activity children pick a color circle and place on the blank circle of the bunny with the same color. Play continues until all colors have been match. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday March 20th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where the bunny shape tracing is also located.
I put together a math and fine motor activity that uses pringles potato chip canisters and buttons. It is really easy to set up and I think it turned out super cute.
You will need to have an empty and clean pringles canister ... glue ... scissors ... an exacto knife ... and something to cover your can with. I made mine with scrapbook paper.
I measured the scrapbook paper to fit the length of the can and cut it to size using a paper cutter. I then applied glue to the back of the scrapbook paper.
The next step was to roll to carefully roll the paper around the canister making sure it was even. I then glue my "button drop" label on to the front of the can. You can find that label here.
I used an exacto knife to cut an opening on the cover of the canister. I made mine a slimmer opening so that the children would have to push the buttons more to get them to drop into the canister. You can make yours a bigger opening if you choose to.
In this activity children pick up the buttons and push them through the opening at the top of the canister. I used medium size buttons in a variety of colors because I wanted the children to also sort and count the buttons after they had finished dropping them in the can.
The children also used a dice with this activity for additional math practice. They rolled the dice and then put in the same number of buttons into the can. When all of buttons had been dropped into the can they took the lid off the can and emptied all of the buttons on to the table. The next step was to sort the buttons by color and then count them.
You can see a video of this activity below:
The free membership printable this week is a bunny alphabet match which is great for letter recognition and review. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I mixed the letter circles up and set them out along with bunny mat. I used both
uppercase and lower case letters but you can use only uppercase or only lowercase letters.
In this activity children pick a letter circle and place it in the blank circle on the bunny on the left side of the mat. They then find the matching letter circle and place it in the blank circle in the bunny on the right. Play continues until all letters have been matched.
You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday March 20th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where the bunny number match is located.
I made a shamrock cover-up for the children to work on fine motor development as well as eye-hand coordination. I've included the cover-up circles which I always attach self-adhesive magnets to the backs so that children can pick up and move them easier.
The children really love these cover-up activities and they can use a variety of materials with them. Besides the cover-up circles we use pom poms and playdough balls. I also print out the black and white version on regular paper instead of cardstock and the children use do-a-dot markers or bingo daubers to cover the blank circles.
You can download the shamrock cover-up here.
We made rainbow chains which is a great activity for fine motor development ... color recognition ... and hand-eye coordination. I began by cutting construction paper into 1" wide strips. I used the six colors that make up a rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple).
I made color sequence cards that would show the children what color pattern to follow when making their chains and set them out with the construction paper strips and glue sticks.
I did not put the construction paper strips in order as I wanted the children to use the color sequence card. They started with the red strip and glued the ends together and then took the orange strip and laced it through the red link and glued the ends together. They then repeated with the rest of the colors until they built their chains. Most children did three or four rainbow sets.
You can see a video of this activity here or by clicking below:
The free membership printable this week is shamrock color match and clip which is great for color recognition as well as fine motor skill development. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I set both the shamrock cards and color circle cards out in a basket along with clothespins. The shamrock cards and color circle cards each had their own pile and I mixed up the colors so that they were not in the same order.
In this activity children find the shamrock and color circle card with the same color and clip them together with a clothespin. They can also do a shamrock to shamrock match and a color circle to color circle match. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday March 13th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where the pot-o-gold letter tracing is located.
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