On Facebook, yeswelearnbydoing.com, we looked at the first two kinds: Circle-Time and Gross Motor Activities.
The third kind is FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES:
The Fine Motor Activities help improve those small muscle development and eye hand coordination. Some common items used to help develop this skill include puzzles, beads and lace, pegboards, crayons and scissors. Here are a few ideas for the fine motor:
- Moving Hinges-Children use their bodies in daily activities, by promoting a regular routine of using large and small motor skills, personal space, and boundary awareness. Examples: Moving a scarf to the rhythm of the different kinds of music or hitting balloons or bouncing a ball.
- Clothespin Relay-Use clothespins in a relay race with music. Each child has a clothespin and they race to a chair on the other side of the room to pinch it to the string which the string is tied to two chairs.
- The Weight of the Paper –Have one child hold a clothespin. Have a line of children each with a piece of paper and then one at a time, they go up to attach the paper to the one clothespin. The child holding the clothespin must carefully open up the clothespin to attach each piece of paper without any falling to the ground. See how many papers hang on and the best is winner. It can be done in a relay fashion, too.
Next week is the fourth kind!