Help boost a child's fine motor skills development by doing fun home activities with kids. The following activity will teach children how to take care of plants and an activity that parents and educators can use to teach children about the importance of handwashing.
Nature Activity for Kids
As we teach our boys and girls hygiene and personal care habits, we must also promote respect for nature. These learned habits go hand in hand with the development and strengthening of their self-esteem and autonomy,
Children must recognize that the environment provides us with the necessary resources for our subsistence. If we destroy it, we directly affect ourselves since we are running out of natural resources and affecting our health because of pollution.
But this knowledge has to be practical. You must involve your children in different activities that directly contact the environment, such as taking them to natural parks and ecological walks.At home or school, we can delegate to the children they care about a plant from the patio.
In addition to this, we are not only developing an ecological awareness in children, but we are also making them an active human being in the community. This will help them create citizen awareness, and little by little, they will strengthen their values.
To develop this activity, you have to look for dry leaves. Our actions must be consistent with our teachings. We are teaching our children the love for the environment.
Therefore, the materials needed for this kids' activity should not be gathered from living plants. In this case, the leaves and withered blooms of a flower arrangement that were already cut are used.
Remember, the topic of hygiene is very important for the development of this activity.
We must remind our children to wash their hands after collecting and handling plants and leaves. They could have possibly been exposed to the environment and have animal excrement, viruses, or bacteria on them.
THEME: FINE MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
HOW DO WE DEVELOP THE ACTIVITY?
Topic: Caring about the environment and personal hygiene habits.
Nature Fine Motor Skills Activity for Children
Age: 4 to 6 years
Objective of the activity: Through this fine motor skills development activity, kids will learn about caring for the environment. They will identify the importance of handwashing after having contact with nature (collecting leaves).
Difficulty level: This fine motor skills development activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Socio-affective (Care and love of the environment)
- Fine motor skills
- Cognitive Skills (Following Instructions) (Personal Care)
- Communicative skills
WHAT MATERIALS DO WE NEED FOR OUR ACTIVITY?
- Dry leaves
- Glue stick
- Brown card stock or construction paper
- Brown color pencil
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITY
On the heavy brown paper, draw the trunk of the tree.
In the upper part of the brown card stock, we are going to spread the glue to paste the dry leaves that we collect and, in this way, give life to our tree.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After doing activities for fine motor skills development, you can also give kids new worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
Download the Free Printable Worksheets
MODIFICATIONS FOR THIS FINE MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY
This fine motor skills development activity can be developed with younger children. If the children have not yet developed the skill to glue the dry leaves, they can fill the tree with paint by making little marks with their fingerprints.
This fine motor skills development video will provide you with a step-by-step and final result of the activity "LET'S TAKE CARE OF PLANTS."
Children will learn about caring for the environment and remember the importance of good hygiene (handwashing after finishing the activity).
During the fine motor skills development activity, the boys and girls will have to draw, collect dry leaves, or already withered plants to create a tree.
Materials needed for this activity are dry leaves, glue, brown card stock or construction paper, and a brown colored pencil.
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