Give children a fun winter activity for kids to keep them entertained and busy. Check out this easy snowflakes made with cotton swabs preschool activity.
Christmas Activities for Kids
Fine motor skills should be exercised with children from an early age because it helps children develop other associated skills as they grow. At home, there are different things that children can carry out daily to develop these skills and, at the same time, awaken their interest in household tasks.
Usually, these activities require great precision, allowing them to improve their concentration, attention, and patience. These skills are of great importance to children's growth as they become involved in society.
When children perform fine motor activities, they strengthen their hands, wrist, and arm muscles. Thus, developing eye-hand coordination will help them improve their writing from a very young age. Additionally, it has been shown that hand movements provide significant benefits for the development of intelligence when doing this kind of task.
It is highly recommended to have an environment prepared for children at home where they can choose the activity they want to do at any time of the day. Having different options, children can logically manipulate real objects, which contributes to strong personality progress.
THEME: WINTER ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Stimulate and strengthen children's hand, wrist, and arm muscles and fine motor skills.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This winter activity for kids is designed to be done autonomously with an adult's surveillance
- Hand-eye coordination
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Following instructions
- Visual discrimination
- A tray
- Squared cards with lines patterns previously drawn
Take a swab to do the first step of the sequence. Put it vertically.
Take a second swab to do the figure on the second card in the sequence. Put the swab diagonal to the left.
In this way, take the other swabs and continue with all the images to the last card.
A snowflake made with swabs. Fun winter activity for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
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HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS WINTER ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Christmas Snowflake Crafts for Toddlers
Younger children can do this winter activity for kids. Children under age four are developing their pincer grip and eye-manual coordination, so placing together the swabs could become an activity with a very high level of difficulty. This motor activity can be done with Play-Doh to control the sticks' movement better when forming the patterns.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This winter activity can be done with older children.It is unnecessary to change the materials. Children can even draw the sequence themselves on the cards at this age and can also cut out the cardboard or paper. Additionally, you can teach children what a snowflake is and how it is formed in nature through videos or real images. The preschool activity will have a higher degree of difficulty, and the exercise will be according to the children's needs.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - SNOWFLAKE MADE WITH COTTON SWABS WINTER ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
This winter activity for kids video presents a detailed explanation of the "SNOWFLAKE MADE WITH COTTON SWABS" activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children.
The children will follow a sequence with swabs to form a snowflake. Skills children will develop with this motor activity are hand-eye coordination, accuracy in hand and finger movements, following instructions, visual discrimination, focus, autonomy, independence, and self-esteem. To do it, they will need a tray, squared cards with patterns previously drawn, and swabs.
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