We made tissue paper hearts which is a really great craft project for working on fine motor and scissor skills. You will need the heart pattern ... tissue paper ... scissors ... glue ... and sequins.
The first step is to print the pattern on cardstock paper and cut it out. Next cut or tear tissue paper into small squares. Apply glue drops to the inside of the heart and press on the tissue paper squares.
If some of the tissue paper hangs over the heart you can cut off the extra. The last part is to apply glue drops on the tissue paper and press on the sequins. You do not have to add sequins but they are wonderful for fine motor development and also add a nice sparkle to the hearts.
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.
The free membership printable this week is heart cutting strips for fine motor develpemnt. I printed the patterns on both regular and cardstock paper and cut them out.
In this activity children cut across the lines on each strip. I have made the strips with both black and white as well as color hearts. You can also do counting and sorting activities with the hearts after cutting.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday February 10th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added heart writing skills.
heart cutting strips
The free membership printable this week is snowman alphabet pick and cover for letter recognition and fine motor. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and laminated them.
In this activity children pick a letter cards and then cover up the same letter on the snowman mat. You can use buttons ... pom poms ... playdough ... or the included cover up circles.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday January 27th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added snowman number pick and cover mats.
snowman alphabet pick and cover
The free membership printable this week is reindeer ten frames for math and fine motor skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I set the ten frame cards out along with red and green colored magnets. You can also use pom poms ... buttons ... or bingo markers. Children put the correct number of counters on each card. I have also included guided ten frames.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday December 9th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added reindeer writing skills.
reindeer ten frames
During the first week of school we make "all about me" books and read them at circle time so the children can get to know each other a bit better. This year I finally go a chance to update my book and I wanted to share it with you.
The book includes the following pages:
cover page - child colors person to look like them
my name Is - write and decorate name
this Is my picture - glue picture of child
this Is my handprint - trace around and color or paint and press
my favorite colors - color in the three circles
I know these letters - cut and glue letters child can identify
I know these numbers - cut and glue numbers child can identify
I know these shapes -cut and glue shapes child can identify
I know these colors - cut and glue colors child can identify
this Is my family - draw and color a picture of family
my favorite foods - cut and glue images (magazine or internet search)
my favorite animals - cut and glue images (magazine or internet search)
You do not need to complete all of the pages of the book especially with younger children. I intentionally left out a page for the child's phone number as well as an address page to protect the child's identity in case the book gets lost. You can grab the book pattern below:
all about me book
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