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.
The free membership printable this week is hot cocoa writing skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I then laminated them and put them in a basket with washable markers.
In this activity children trace the dashed lines with their finger and then with washable markers. I have included both black and white as well as color versions.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday February 2nd ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added hot cocoa alphabet punch strips.
hot cocoa writing skills
The free membership printable this week is a snowman alphabet cut and paste for letter recognition and scissor skills. I printed the patterns and cut the snowman letter strips out and the children cut the letter squares out.
In this activity children pick a snowman letter strip and find the matching letter squares. They can either glue or place them in the blank squares on each strip. I have made the snowman strips with one ... two ... and three blank squares. I have also included black and white as well as color versions.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday January 19th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added the snowman number cut and paste.
snowman alphabet cut and paste
We made paper plate gingerbread and they really turned out super cute. Not only did the children enjoy making this project but they also got lots of fine motor practice.
You will need to have:
paper plates (we glued two together)
black yarn or pipe cleaner
black and pink craft foam or construction paper
white sequins (optional)
The first step is to paint the paper plate brown and let it dry. While the paper plate is drying we cut out two circles from the black craft foam and two from the pink. You can also use construction or cardstock paper if you do not have craft foam.
We glue the black circles on for the gingerbread eyes and formed a smile shape with a black pipe cleaner and also glued that on (you can substitue black yarn if you do not have pipe cleaners). We then glue a pink circle on each side of the mouth to from the gingerbread cheeks.
The next step was to apply glue around the edge of the paper plate and press the yarn on to make the gingerbread icing.
We went around the the paper plate twice with the white yarn. To add an optional sparkle we then pressed white iridescent sequins on the glue as well adding more glue dots if we need them.
You can see a video of this project by clicking below:
Here is a wonderful project for fine motor development that goes great with a turkey or Thanksgiving theme. You will need colored cardstock paper ... scissors ... glue/glue sticks ... sequins ... and wiggle eyes.
Children cut a turkey body shape out of brown cardstock paper. Next they cut five turkey feathers from five different colors of cardstock paper and glued them onto the turkey body. They glued on wiggle eyes and cut a beak and gobbler from from orange and red cardstock paper. They then cut turkey legs from yellow cardstock paper and glued them on together with the beak and gobbler. The last step was to apply glue drops to turkey and press on the sequins.
You can see a video of this project below:
The free membership printable this week is a turkey math mat for number recognition ... math skills ... and fine motor development. Print the patterns on cardstock paper and cut out. Laminate the number circles and glue the turkey on a sheet of construction paper (we used the larger sized paper). Laminate the turkey mat for durability.
In this activity children place a number circle on the blank circle on the turkey. They then place the same number of counters on the mat next to the turkey. Play continues until all numbers have been counted. We used buttons and math cubes but you can also use different kinds of counters as well.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday November 24th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added a turkey shape match and clip activity.
turkey math mat
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