Are you looking for fun cool crafts for kids? I have a simple, easy, yet super fun home activity for preschoolers. Check out the "let's fill the groundhog" kids activity.
The development and stimulation of fine motor skills are essential for children to get the abilities needed to cope with daily life tasks and gain new knowledge. Developing fine motor skills in children is necessary to coordinate the simultaneous movement of their eyes, hands, fingers, tongue, and mouth.
When we strengthen fine motor skills, children achieve goals such as dressing, eating, or tying shoelaces, enhancing their autonomy and self-esteem with each achievement.As proposed by Montessori's pedagogy, the development of autonomous and independent children, creators of their learning. "We do not only move just to move. Each movement has its purpose. It always has some intention" Maria Montessori.
Performing fine motor activities with children is very easy. With the same objects used in everyday life, you can help strengthen coordination and dexterity in children's movements. However, before doing any activity with them, it is important to consider their capabilities. That will allow activities with a higher level of difficulty to be progressively included. It also opens the door to exercises that strengthen other areas of development.
Each of the materials presented on the tray must be real and given to them orderly. That will allow them to organize their thoughts to carry out the activity. The same thing will happen when facing real-life situations.
THEME: COOL CRAFTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this cool crafts for kids activity, children will strengthen their visual-motor coordination and enhance their hands and fingers' movements.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This cool crafts for kids activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Visual-motor coordination
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Following instructions
- A printable of a groundhog
- A container with small pompoms
- Extra container
- Glue, optional
Take each pompom using the tweezers.
Place the pom poms all over the groundhog's printable. The pom-poms can also glue it
Cool crafts for kids - Groundhog with pompoms - (Fine motor activity)
FREE PRINTABLE COOL CRAFTS FOR KIDS WORKSHEETS
Let kids practice their fine motor skills. Click the link below to download the printable worksheets for preschoolers.
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This cool crafts for kids activity can be developed with younger children. Suppose you want to lower the difficulty level of it because children cannot use the tweezers. In that case, you can ask them to do it with their fingers, using the pincer grip technique, using the thumb and index finger. This way, they will carry out an activity according to their development and skills.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This cool crafts for kids activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can use a spoon instead of tweezers, allowing them to better control their movements. This way, they will carry out a fun activity according to their development and skills.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - LET'S FILL THE GROUNDHOG
In this video, you will find a detailed description of the "LET'S FILL THE GROUNDHOG" activity, designed for 4-6-year-old boys and girls. Children will do an activity with pompoms and tweezers to strengthen their fine motor skills. This groundhog activity will allow children to develop visual-motor coordination, precision in hand and finger movements, following instructions, focus, and autonomy. They will need the following materials to do the activity a printable of a groundhog, a container with small pompoms, and tweezers.
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