Kids need exercises to improve their fine motor skills, and you can help them by giving them Montessori preschool activities that they can do at home. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, give them this simple but fun Leprechaun sticking stickers activity. Read the instructions for this activity below.
Hands are the best instrument for getting new knowledge and developing intelligence. Using their hands, children can live meaningful experiences. It is essential to highlight that children learn experientially. Through manipulation, they manage to internalize each of the concepts they must learn. Hands are of great importance in all learning processes; with them, children learn about their environment.
The Montessori learning method is based on developing children's physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities through autonomous and independent work. Through their own interest and motivation, children experience the environment. This is why Maria Montessori emphasizes the importance of a prepared environment where children can find all those objects that can satisfy their needs.
For children, learning abstract concepts is very complicated because, in their first years of life, the brain works in a real way, implying that learning must be concrete. They can see, feel, hear, smell, and manipulate things. That's why the hand plays a fundamental role in learning development; this applies to everything children want to be taught, be it mathematics, writing, art, or drawing.
Learning through theory is never going to be the same as through experience. When children make mistakes, they are learning through trial and error. With each new attempt, they discover new things and perfect the technique. However, that's not all, as children strengthen their autonomy, perseverance and develop their character. Thus, they are ready to face the day-to-day activities and carry them in the best way.
THEME: MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this Montessori preschool activity, the children will develop precision in their hands and fingers' movements.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This Montessori preschool activity is designed for children to perform autonomously and independently with an adult's company.
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- A leprechaun's drawing (previously made)
- Some stickers in a container
Take the stickers.
Paste the stickers on each space indicated in the leprechaun's drawing.
Montessori preschool activity of sticking stickers on a leprechaun's drawing to strengthen fine motor skills
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After the Montessori preschool activity, give kids fun new worksheets for St. Patrick's Day. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This Montessori preschool activity can be done with younger children. To reduce the level of difficulty, it is unnecessary to change the materials. Children can freely paste the stickers on the drawing. The important thing is that the children consider the drawing's edge. In this way, a motor skill activity appropriate to children's development and abilities will be carried out.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This Montessori preschool activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children should use various figures' stickers to arrange them following instructions on the leprechaun's image. In this way, a preschool activity appropriate to the children's development and abilities will be carried out.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - STICKING STICKERS MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL ACTIVITY
In this Montessori preschool activity video, you will find the step-by-step of the "STICKING STICKERS" activity, designed for children from 4 to 6 years old. They will carry out a fine motor skills activity by pasting stickers on a leprechaun's drawing. This easy kid activity will allow children to develop precision in hand and finger movements, hand-eye coordination, autonomy, self-reliance, and affection. The materials needed for elaborating the activity are a drawing of a leprechaun and stickers.
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