I made a pencil alphabet activity to work on letter recognition and fine motor development. I print the patterns on cardstock ... cut them out and laminated them. The patterns come in both black and white as well as color.
We used mini clothespins for this activity but you can also use regular sized clothespins. The children sorted the pencils into two piles ... one for uppercase and the second for lowercase letters.
In this activity children children pick a pencil and the find the pencil with the same letter and clip them together. Play continues until all letters have been matched. You can see a video of this activity and download the patterns below.
I'm running a membership special!! If you purchase a 12 month membership you will get another 12 months for free and if you purchase a 6 month special you will get another 6 months for free. If you already have a current membership the special will extend your membership.
You will get access to all of the material that has been placed in the member's section for the past seventeen years plus all of the new material that will be added for the next year. The special ends midnight Tuesday August 31 2021.
Here are just few of the activities from the member's section:
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I made a fine motor apple color clip activity for color recognition and fine motor skills development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut along the gray line so that there would be a white border around the apples (you can cut along the black border if you wish instead). I then laminated all of the apples.
The apple patterns come in black and white as well as 12 different colors. We used mine clothes pins that I purchased from here. The clothespins are are small so remember to use close supervision with children under the age of three and those still in the stages of putting small items in their mouths.
In this activity children pick and apple and then clip the same color clothespin to the apples. You can turn this into a math activity by writing numbers on the apples and having the children put the same number of clothespins on the apples. You can see a video of this activity and download the patterns below.
The free membership printable this week is Apple Letter Cover for letter recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I then laminated them for durability.
I place the letter mat on a metal cookie sheet and then use cover-ups with self adhesive magnets attached on the backs of them. I have included printable cover-ups but you can also use buttons ... pom poms ... or playdough.
I have included apple letter dab and apple letter color sheets. Children can dab or color the apples depending upon which sheet they are working on.
In all activities children pick a letter apple and then find the matching apple on the apple sheet. They will will either dab ... color ... or cover it. Play continues until all apples have been matched.
You can grab the patterns below the video for free until Tuesday September 14th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added apple fine motor dots. You can see a video of both the activities here.
Here are Spetember's number tracing calendars along and other September items including daily reports and calendar numbers.
number tracing calendar
calendar numbers and other items
I also made apple themed days of the week and months the year strips that can be used for calendar headers ... pocket charts and matching.
days and months
I made some weather posters for my class and thought I would share them with you as well. There are eight different posters and they come in full 8.5 x 11 and and half size. I also included the black and white patterns that can be used as coloring pages. You can download the posters using the link below the video.
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