Engage your little ones in fun activities that will strengthen fine motor skills for preschool. Check out the step-by-step instructions to our rescue the leaves Montessori activity.
Activity to Improve Fine Motor Skills in Children
When we talk about fine motor skills, we are not referring only to hand movements. Fine motor skills should include the feet, face, tongue, fingers, and lips. The development of this ability is completely related to thinking skills.
Fine motor skills include actions from the manipulation of objects to written language. It is considered that adequate stimulation is a determinant for the development of thinking skills.
Its development involves everything that has to do with body movement, such as crawling, jumping, running. With these activities, children will achieve control and coordination of their bodies.
In my personal opinion, the area of practical life proposed by Montessori seems very interesting. The main objective is to develop motor skills; however, during the process, very important skills are developed, too, such as independence and autonomy in children. A well-stimulated child will be a useful citizen in his adulthood.
The next fine motor skills for preschoolers activity that we will develop is based on the Montessori methodology's practical life. It is a very simple activity, and we can have the necessary materials in our own homes.
THEME: FINE MOTOR SKILLS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DEVELOP THE ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills for preschoolers
Transfer Activity for Kids
Age: 4 to 6 years old
Activity objective: Through this fine motor skills for preschoolers activity, the children will learn how to hold the spoon properly (fine motor skills)
Difficulty level: Intermediate, this nature craft for preschoolers is designed for children to carry out autonomously.
- Fine motor skills
- Following directions
WHAT MATERIALS DO WE NEED TO DEVELOP OUR FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITY?
- Two containers
- Spoon with holes
- Dry leaves
Put the containers on the tray, pour the rice into one of the empty containers.
Then take the container with the dried leaves and pour it over the rice.
With the spoon with holes, mix the rice and the dry leaves.
Finally, take the spoon with holes and transfer the leaves from one container to another, trying to transfer the least amount of rice as possible.
Pile of leaves in one container. A fun fine motor skills for preschoolers.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
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MODIFICATIONS TO THIS FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITY
This autumn activity can also be done with younger children, changing the spoon for a strainer. This task can represent a great challenge for children, so their activities must always have adult supervision.
In this fine motor skills for preschoolers video, you will find the activity "LET'S RESCUE THE LEAVES," inspired by the Montessori method and the practical life area, designed for children from 4 to 6 years old. In this video, they will observe a transfer exercise.
Kids will have to transfer the dry leaves from one container to another. The difficulty level of this activity is intermediate. Although kids will be able to do it autonomously and independently, do not forget that they must be accompanied by an adult during their learning process.
The materials needed to carry out the kids' activity are two empty containers, a container with rice, a container with dry leaves, and a spoon with holes.
Transferring items from one container to another
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