I am so excited to announce my fine motor tracing sheets download is now available in the download store!! There are 48 tracing sheets designed to work on fine motor development. Each tracer comes in b&w as well as grayscale and with two tracing levels.
The tracers are a perfect addition for any writing center. The children start by tracing with their fingers and then move on to crayons ... markers ... and pencils.
You can find the fine motor tracing sheets in my download store and grab the holiday tree tracer for free here.
The free membership printable this week is a holiday tree color match which is great for color recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I separated the tree cards from the color circles and set them out in a basket. I also attached self adhesive magnets to the back of the circles to add a little weight to them so that they would not slide around on the tree cards.
In this activity children pick a tree card and place the matching color circle in the blank circle on the tree. Play continues until all colors have been matched.
You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday December 18th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added holiday tree ten frames.
I made a holiday pattern match to work on visual discrimination skills and fine motor development. I printed two copies of the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out.
I then laminated them and set them out in a basket along with some clothespins. I made sure the patterns are mixed up so that the same patterns were not next to each other.
The children picked a circle and the found the circle with the matching pattern on it. They clipped the circles together with a clothespin. Play continued until all circles had been matched. You can find the holiday pattern match here.
The free membership printable this week is a Christmas lights alphabet sequence which is great for letter recognition and fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out.
I glued red and green sequins on the lights and then laminated them. I attached one set to crafts sticks and left a second set loose so that they could be used with a classroom clothesline.
In this activity children put the Christmas lights in alphabetical order. If using the crafts sticks children can line them up in a row. If using a classroom clothes line children would hang the Christmas lights in order using clothespins to attach them to the line.
You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday December 11th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added the Christmas lights number sequence.
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:
The free membership printable this week is a gingerbread number match which is great for number recognition and fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I separated the gingerbread houses from the gingerbread people and then mixed up the numbers. I set them out in a basket along with large plastic coated paper clips.
If you did not want to use paper clips you can use clothespins instead. Both of these are great for developing fine motor skills.
In this activity the children pick a gingerbread house and then find the gingerbread person with the same number and clip them together. You can also turn this activity into a sequence match by having the children put the gingerbread houses in numerical order and then place the matching gingerbread people on top of the houses.
You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday December 4th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added a gingerbread alphabet match.
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