It's space week and i made an alphabet match and clip which is great for letter recognition and fine motor development skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
In this activity children match the space rockets and moons with the same letter and clip them together with plastic coated paper clips or clothespins. You can also do a letter sequence by having the children put the space rockets in alphabetical order and placing the matching moons on top.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added a space number match and clip.
One of my favorite theme is gardening and I love having the children make paper plate sunflowers ... they always turn out so cute!!
We used nine inch paper plates but you could also use the smaller ones. We painted the paper plate yellow using do-a-dot markers (you can also finger paint the plates) and blotted off the extra paint with a paper towel.
After the paint had dried we put glue around the edge of the plate. We pressed on flower petals that we had cut out of yellow tissue paper. We went back and applied more glue and flower petals in the gaps to give it a layered look.
The last step was to apply glue drops to the center of the paper plate and press sunflower seeds on. I encouraged the children to put as many seeds on as possible.
Once the glue dried we hung them up around the room and they look awesome!! I love this project because it really gives the children a chance to work on fine motor development. You can see a video of this project below:
I made flower number punch cards for number recognition and fine motor development. You can print on regular or cardstock paper for use with a hole punch.
I recommend printing on cardstock paper and laminating durability if you will be using these as clip cards. I have included both color as well as black and white patterns so you have a choice of which to use.
In this activity children pick a card and punch the dot under the number that matches the number on the flower. If you did not want to use a hole punch you could also clip the cards with clothespins or paper clips or even use buttons to cover up the dots.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added flower alphabet punch cards.