flower match and clip
The free membership printable this week is Flower Match and Clip for visual discrimination and fine motor development. I printed two copies on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
Children find the flower cards that match and then clip them together with clothespins or large plastic paper clips. There are twenty different flower cards to match but you can put out as many or as few as you wish.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday May 13th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added Flower Letter Tracing.
flower match and clip
I made a set of flower themed cutting strips for the children to work on their scissor and fine motor skills. They can be printed on both cardstock and regular paper.
I have also included both black and white and color cutting strips so you have a choice of which to use with your early learners.
In this activity children cut along the lines on each strip ... we also did flower sorting by putting the same cut flowers together.
flower cutting strips
The free membership printable this week is Birdhouse Alphabet File Folder Game for letter recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and glued the birdhouse mats inside a file folder. I cut the letter circles out and laminated them.
In this activity children pick a letter circle and find the matching letter on the birdhouse mats and cover it up with the letter circle. I have include both upper and lowercase letters. I store the letter circles inside a zip lock bag and then place the bag inside the file folder.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday April 22nd ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added Birdhouse Number File Folder Game.
birdhouse alphabet file folder game
The free membership printable this week is birdhouse ten frames which is great for math and number recognition as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
I put the birdhouse cards in a basket along with math link cubes. We also like to use playdough balls with ten frames but you can use what you would like for the counters. I have included counter circles with the patterns that you can put on the frames.
In this activity the children pick a card and put the correct number of counters on the frames. You can choose to set all of the numbers out or just a few. For younger children I recommend starting with numbers 1-5 or 1-10. The set comes with numbers 1-20.
You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday April 16th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added birdhouse letter tracing.
birdhouse ten frames
We still have a little over a month before spring officially arrives but we have had warmer than normal temps this week so I made a pattern match in anticipation of spring coming.
I printed two copies of each page of patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. There are a total of eighteen patterns in this set but you can make less if you want to.
In this activity children find the circles with the same patterns and clip them together with a clothespin or paper clip. You do not have to clip the matches but I like to incorporate fine motor into my activities as much as I can. You can download the patterns by clicking the link below:
spring pattern match
** If you have difficulty opening the file in the default web browser pdf reader please right click on the link and download it to your computer and then open it up in adobe reader.
I wanted to do an outdoor math center that went along with our flower theme so I put together a flower roll and plant activity. I purchased a rectangle flower container from the dollar store along with bunches of artificial flowers. You can use any shape plant pot or container that works for you.
I filled the bottom of the flower container with playdough ... putting enough in so that it would hold the flowers. I then used wire cutters to snip the individual flowers out of the flower bunches and put the flowers in a basket.
I made a number dice pattern and printed and assemble it. In this activity the children rolled the dice and "planted" the same number of flowers in the container by picking them out of the basket and pushing them into the playdough.
Once all of the flowers were planted the children then "picked" the flowers by rolling the dice and removing the same number of flowers from the container and putting them back into the basket. The children did really well counting out the flowers and took the time to make thief flower containers look beautiful!!
You can see a video of this activity by clicking below:
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