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
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
You can see a video of this activity by clicking below:
The free membership printable this week is Heart Size Sequence. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
The children put the hearts in order from largest to smallest. I have included two sets so this activity can be turned into a size sequence mat. Children would put the matching hearts on top of the first set of hearts that is already in size sequence order.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday February 4th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added Heart Fine Motor Sheets.
heart size sequence
We have working a lot on counting so I decided to make "felt" hearts that we could count. I printed them on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. The hearts can be used on felt boards ... magnetic boards ...or just by themselves. I also made a color match by making two copies of the hearts.
I also made a heart counting video which you can see by clicking below:
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