tissue paper scrunch egg pattern
We made tissue paper scrunch eggs for our fine motor project this week. I printed the pattern on cardstock and cut the egg out. I cut various colors of tissue paper into long strips and the children cut them into small squares.
The children applied glue drops to the egg and then scrunched up pieces of tissue paper and pressed them on to the egg.
This project is wonderful for fine motor development because the children have to separate the tissue paper squares ... scrunch them ... and then press them on to the glue drops. You can download the egg pattern for this project below:
tissue paper scrunch egg pattern
This is one of our favorite shamrock projects to make! I printed the shamrock pattern on cardstock paper and traced around it on a piece of green cardstock paper. After the shamrock was cut out the children applied glue drops and pressed sequins on the glue. For easier use of the glue I put glue into small cups and children dip a q-tip in and then dot the glue onto the shamrock.
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I made a set of hearts that can be used for fine motor work. I printed them on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. You will also need to have pony beads ... pipe cleaners ... and a hole puncher.
I punched a hole in each heart and attached a white pipe cleaner that I had cut down to four inches. I also set a bowl of pony beads out that were the same colors at the hearts.
The children laced the matching color beads on to the pipe cleaners attached to the hearts. If you did not want to use pipe cleaners you can just have the children place the pony beads on top of the hearts.
fine motor hearts pattern
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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.
I made reindeer shape dot cards to work on shape recognition as well as fine motor skills development. I printed them on cardstock paper but you can use regular paper if you like.
I set the dot cards out with a small container of paint and some q-tips. The children dip the q-tips in the paint and then fill in the blank dots on the shapes.
You can use markers or glue sequins on the blank dots if you did not want to use paint. I made both black and white as well as color patterns with two different styles of shape dots. You can download the patterns below.
reindeer shape fine motor dots
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:
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