shamrock tiny dots pattern
I made a shamrock tiny dot pattern to help work on fine motor skills. The children really loved this activity!! We did the pattern with the word tracing on it but I also made the pattern without.
I printed the pattern on cardstock paper but you can also use regular paper. I put a little bit of green paint in a small container and set out q-tips. I used the name brand instead of a generic one as I felt they were more sturdy.
Children dipped the q-tip in green paint and then pressed it inside the blank circles. If you did not want to use q-tips you can also use the bottom of a paint brush or pencil to dip in the paint. The patterns can also be filled in with markers or colored pencils.
We sprinkled gold glitter on the shamrock while the paint was still wet to give it some extra sparkle. The pattern comes in a variety of options and is from my fine motor tiny dots download.
shamrock tiny dots pattern
The free membership printable this week is Learning Friends Number Sliders for number recognition and fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them.
Using and x-acto knife I sliced along the two lines on the learning friend card. Taking one of the number strips I pushed the left end up through the right slice and pulled it down through the left slice.
In this activity children pull the number strips through the learning friends and read the number that is displayed in the center of the learning friend. Once all numbers have been identified on the strip a new strip is put in.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday March 3rd ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added Learning Friends Alphabet Sliders.
learning friends number sliders
Here are March's number tracing calendars along and other March items including daily reports and calendar numbers.
number tracing calendar
calendar numbers and other items
I also made shamrock 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 hot chocolate puzzles for color recognition and visual discrimination. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I then cut along the lines on each puzzle card and mixed up the puzzles pieces. In this activity children find the matching colors or patterns and put the puzzle pieces together. I have included both two and three piece puzzles.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday February 17th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added hot chocolate math mats.
hot chocolate puzzles
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.
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