butterfly fine motor sheets
I made a set of four butterfly themed learning sheets to work on both scissor and pre-writing skills. The patterns come in both black and white as well color so you have a choice of what to print.
I print the scissor skill sheets on regular paper for the children to cut and print the fine motor sheets on cardstock paper. I then laminate the cardstock sheets and set them out with washable markers. You can grab the patterns for free below.
butterfly fine motor sheets
Here are some butterfly color clip cards that are great for color recognition as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out ... and then laminated them.
I set the butterfly cards out along with some clothespins. There are twelve color cards so you want to make sure you have at least twelve clothespins for the children to use.
In this activity the children pick a butterfly card and clip a clothespin on the matching color. Play continues until all the butterfly cards have been clipped. As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added three butterfly roll and cover mats.
You can see a video of the butterfly color clip cards below:
I made a flower pot match for letter recognition and review as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out ... and then laminated them.
I separated the flower pot from the flowers and cut a slit in the top of each pot for the flower stems to slide through.
I used an exacto knife to make a cut that was slightly larger than the flower stem. I placed the flower stem close to the top of the pot to use as a guide as to how long the cut should be. I used cardboard under the flower pot to protect my work surface.
In this activity the children match pots and flower with the same letters. Children can slide the stems through the pots or simply place the pots on top of the flower stems. Play continues until all the flowers and pots have been matched. As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where the flower pot number match is located.
I went to a couple of garden centers this weekend and there were some really beautiful flowers there. I decided to take pictures and make a flower matching activity that we used for visual discrimination skills and fine motor development.
I printed out two copies on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. I then set them out in a basket along with clothespins. The children found the the cards with the same pictures and clipped them together with the clothespins.
You can grab the flower match patterns here.
I made a car color match to help work on color identification. Just print the patterns out on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminate them.
I separated the cars from the color circles and set them out on a table. There are twelve different colors in this set.
In this activity children put the color circles on the matching cars. To lift the circles
up a bit and make them easier to pick up I attach self-adhesive magnets to the back of them. Play continues until all cars have been match.
You can grab the patterns here.
Here is a car matching activity for letter recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out ... and then laminated them.
I separated the cars and the letter roads into two different piles and made sure the letters were mixed up.
In this activity the children put the cars on top of the road with the same letter. To make this into a sequencing activity children put the letter roads in alphabetical order and then put the cars on top. Play continues until all the cars have been matched. As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where the car number match is located.