Let kids put the footballs in the container in this Montessori-based football activity for kids. This is a fun activity that will strengthen children's fine motor skills and let them learn about colors.
Early childhood education is very important. As adults, we should make activities available that help develop different skills such as motor skills. The knowledge that children acquire through practical life activities gives them autonomy and empowerment and helps to establish their lives on values and attitude towards each life situation.
Practical life activities bring with them multiple benefits. For example, they allow the development of individual capacities according to each child's rhythm, which will enable them to have freedom of growth without being violated.
Autonomy and independence are capacities that they also manage to acquire through child self-regulation, self-confidence, the ability to make decisions, and critical thinking. Additionally, they develop active learning because they are protagonists of their education and active seekers of knowledge since, they are free to question at all times.
Montessori practical life activities help children gain control of their movement and coordination. The children use their hands, arms, and strength to control each task they are carrying out. When children are allowed to participate in activities at home, they feel valued, and their self-esteem increases.
In this way, children have the opportunity to work calmly and feel proud of their efforts. That also helps them develop concentration since most activities have logical sequences. The child must bear in mind that the tasks are carried out with a principle and an end.
THEME: FOOTBALL ACTIVITY FOR KIDS FINE MOTOR SKILLS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this football activity for kids, they will stimulate and strengthen the muscles of their hands, wrist and arms, and fine motor skills.
Difficulty level: Average. This football activity for kids is designed for children to do independently with adult surveillance.
- Eye-Hand coordination
- Following instructions
- Visual discrimination
- A tray
- Three containers marked with color as follows: one red, one purple, and one yellow
- A container with purple, yellow, and red footballs (printable)
Take the yellow footballs one by one using your fingers to arrange them in the yellow container.
Take the red footballs one by one using your fingers to arrange them in the red container.
Take the purple footballs one by one using your fingers to arrange them in the purple container.
Sorting and transferring footballs by color. Easy football activity for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
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HOW DO WE DO THIS FOOTBALL ACTIVITY FOR KIDS WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This football activity for kids can be done with younger children. At this age, children are developing their pincer grip and eye-hand coordination. Larger figures and containers could be used to ease the activity for them. It is necessary to be accompanied by an adult to guide them while identifying each color.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This football activity for kids can be done with older children. It is unnecessary to change the materials. You can even include more colors so they can name them as they organize them in each container. They could also color the figures so that they can further internalize the concepts of colors.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – LET'S PLACE THE BALLS INTO THE CONTAINERS EASY FOOTBALL ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
This video presents step-by-step instructions for the activity "LET'S PLACE THE BALLS INTO THE CONTAINERS." It is designed for 4-6-year-old boys and girls, in which figures are organized according to color using mainly hand-eye coordination.
This football activity will allow children to develop hand-eye coordination, following instructions, visual discrimination, concentration, autonomy, independence, self-esteem, and patience.
The materials needed to carry out the craft activity are a tray, three containers marked with color as follows: one red, one purple, one yellow, and a container with purple, yellow, and red footballs (printable).
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