Keep preschoolers busy with a fun eye hand coordination activity that will help strengthen their fine motor skills. Check out the step-by-step instructions for this fun hanging winter clothes Montessori-based activity.
Fine motor skills are essential for boys and girls to exercise muscles, bones, and nerves to allow their small movements to be precise. From an early age, they detect and strengthen their dominant hand to coordinate their daily routines. In this way, they properly stimulate themselves to develop their main activities such as their strokes and coloring, not to express their emotions.
The development of fine motor skills favors independence, giving them freedom and self-discipline. That allows children to find activities as exploration and learning processes that involve voluntary and precise control of their hand and finger movements.
When children perform activities such as grabbing a spoon to feed themselves, eating a banana, washing their hair while bathing, putting on socks, or reaching for a toy in the crib and swinging it, they develop precision skills they will later need. Dressing and undressing and collaborating with home activities give children a skill set to succeed in their literacy process.
A game is their best ally since they have the possibility of continuity and freedom of movement, either in a group or individually, acquiring their rhythm and style. All this recognizes the evolutionary needs and characteristics of each age. Thus, the child adapts and gives meaning to the world around him/her.
Next, I describe an eye hand coordination activity for kids to do at home and express their emotions, concentration, and abilities:
THEME: FINE MOTOR SKILLS EYE HAND COORDINATION ACTIVITY
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Coordination and choice
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this, kids will develop precision in their hand and finger movements achieving Eye-hand coordination.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This eye hand coordination activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously by following instructions.
- Eye-hand coordination
- Movements accuracy
- Bilateral brain coordination
- Following instructions
- Fine motor skills
- A tray
- Some winter clothes (previously drawn (or printed), colored, and cut out)
- Two plastic containers
The child identifies and recognizes the eye hand coordination activity to work on. Take each cloth and put them on the wool rope with a clothespin
With the clothespins, the idea is that the child attaches each cloth one by one until they are all hanging on the wool rope.
Hanging clothes on a wool rope inline using the clothespin. Fun eye hand coordination activity.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After their fun eye hand coordination activity give kids some fun worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
Download the Free Printable Winter Clothes Worksheets
HOW DO WE DO THIS EYE HAND COORDINATION ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This eye hand coordination activity can be done with younger children. If children have not yet developed the ability to open the clothespins and hang the clothes on the rope, they can separate and classify objects as indicated by the adult. They can sort the clothes by color in different containers or by function, clothes for hot or cold weather. In this way, a preschool activity can be carried out according to children's development and skills.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This eye hand coordination activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, the clothespins that will be used in the activity must be smaller. Remember that children must develop coordination and greater precision in their hand movements to manipulate objects appropriately. In this way, the motor skill activity will be carried out according to the development and abilities of children.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - LET'S HANG UP THE WINTER CLOTHES EYE HAND COORDINATION ACTIVITY
In this video, you will find a detailed description of the "LET'S HANG UP THE WINTER CLOTHES" activity created for children 4-6 years old. Here children must pick up the winter clothes and hang them on a rope.
This preschool activity will allow children to develop Eye-hand coordination, concentration, movement accuracy, bilateral brain coordination, following instructions, and fine motor skills.
Children will need a tray, some winter clothes (previously made), clothespins, yarn, and two plastic containers to develop the activity.
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