Help develop fine motor skills for preschoolers by doing fun home activities. The shining shamrock is an easy craft for kids to do in 3 simple steps.
Many times, children's development depends on the possibilities that each one has. Although it is a significant factor, it is not just about economic options. There is a much more influential aspect involved, and that is love. Love allows human beings to develop healthily. That's why we must ensure that children grow up in a loving environment.
When children feel loved, they positively develop their self-esteem. Consequently, they will have a greater disposition to learn. They will not be afraid of making mistakes because they know they are supported by those who love them. But, this is not everything. Love implies the brain development of children; love is closely related to learning.
Children who are loved develop the hippocampus in charge of learning and memory processes. When children feel loved, their hippocampus is larger. Having a large hippocampus will favor children's learning processes and help prevent diseases such as stress, depression, dementia, and Alzheimer's. That means that growing up in a loving environment is essential for children's learning and mental health.
Through the Montessori learning method, children develop their skills through their own experiences in a fully organized and prepared environment where they feel safe and motivated to learn new things guided by their interests.
THEME: FINE MOTOR SKILLS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Educating with love
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this fine motor skills for preschoolers activity, children will develop precision in hand movements and hand-eye coordination.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This fine motor skills for preschoolers activity is designed for children to follow instructions autonomously and independently.
- Hand-eye coordination
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Color identification
- Texture identification
- Clover drawings (previously made)
- Glue in a container
- A paintbrush in a container
- Green sequins in a container
- Colored sequins in a container
- A tray
It is imperative when carrying out this activity, children are under adult surveillance since the sequins are tiny, and children can put them in their mouths and cause harm.
Take the liquid glue with the brush.
Use the brush to spread the glue over the clover drawing.
Glue the sequins on the clovers.
Fine motor skills for preschoolers activity. Decorating clovers with sequins using different motor skills
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Entertain kids with fun new St. Patrick's Day worksheets. Click below to download and print these preschool worksheets that are also great for fine motor skills for preschoolers.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THESE FINE MOTOR SKILLS FOR PRESCHOOLERS ACTIVITIES WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This fine motor skills for preschoolers activity can be done with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, it is necessary to change the materials. Children can use pom-poms instead of sequins and glue them onto the clovers. As pom-poms are larger, children will be able to manipulate them more easily and safely. In this way, a motor skill activity appropriate to the children's development and abilities will be carried out.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This fine motor skills for preschoolers activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, it is unnecessary to change the materials. Children use their fingers and hands more accurately at this age, so they will be required to glue the sequins around the clovers' edge. In this way, a preschool activity appropriate to children's development and abilities will be carried out.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - SHINING SEQUINED SHAMROCKS FINE MOTOR SKILLS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
In this fine motor skills for preschoolers shining shamrocks video, you will find detailed information about the "SHINING SEQUINED SHAMROCKS" activity, designed for 4 to 6-year-old children. Drawings of clovers were decorated with sequins using different motor techniques. This fine motor skills for preschoolers activity will allow children to develop hand-eye coordination, precision in hand and finger movements, color identification, texture identification, focus, attention, affectivity, and self-esteem. The materials needed are clover drawings (previously made), glue, a paintbrush, green sequins, colored sequins, and a tray.
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