shape punch strip patterns
I made shape punching strips for the children to work on shape identification and fine motor skills. I printed them on cardstock paper but you can also use regular paper.
In this activity children punch a hole on the black dot underneath the matching shapes on each strip.
You can also clip the the matching shapes by using clothespins or large plastic paper clips on the black dots.
Another way to use the shape punch strips is to attach hot and cold dots on the black circles for use with a hot dots pen. I purchased mine from amazon but they are made by learning resources so you may be able to get them from their site as well.
You can grab the patterns below and see a video of all three ways we use our shape punch strips.
shape punch strip patterns
Here are April's number tracing calendars along and other April items including daily reports and calendar numbers.
number tracing calendar
calendar numbers and other items
I also made days of the week and months the year strips that can be used for calendars headers ... pocket charts and matching.
days and months
The free membership printable this week is Train Alphabet Pick and Cover for letter recognition and and fine motor skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I set the train mat out with the letter squares and glass beads. Children picked a letter square and covered the same letter on the mat with a bead. You can also use pom poms ... playdough ... or buttons. I have included both upper and lowercase letters.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday March 31st ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added Train Number Pick and Cover.
train alphabet pick and cover
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
I made an Easter egg color clip activity for color recognition and fine motor development. I printed the cards on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
Children pick a card and clip a clothespin to the color circle that matches the color of the egg. Play continues until all cards have been clipped. You can download the patterns below:
Easter egg color clip
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