Help children strengthen their fine motor skills by doing fun activities. This easy snowflakes made with colored beads activity is good for exercising fine motor skills for preschoolers.
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Psychomotor skills contribute to children's integral development through the interaction of their body with the external environment. That allows a balance in the dimensions of development: motor, affective, cognitive, and social.
In short, it has excellent benefits for children to have the opportunity of carrying out these kinds of activities. However, Maria Montessori's methodology suggests that motor skills should be based on age, the particular interests of each child, and their needs at a given time.
Children love to imitate every activity that adults carry out, cutting fruit, washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, among many other activities. We must give them the possibility, in a safe way, that they can help us and develop skills associated with these household tasks. And feel that they have been a great help to us.
Children are always in constant movement because it is how they interact and know the world around them. Through this behavior, children explore and discover completely different things day after day that builds personality. Through these daily activities, children can manipulate various materials and improve abilities such as fine motor skills.
Fine motor skills for preschoolers activities allow children to understand body function. This is how the mind's communication with the body is developed. These types of exercises help them to refine their movements from a very young age. Thus, strengthening the tripod grip that will allow them to develop the ability to write in the future.
THEME: FINE MOTOR SKILLS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers
Age: 2-4-year-old children
Goal: Through this fine motor skills for preschoolers activity kids will develop finger movement skills.
Difficulty level: Average. This fine motor skills for preschoolers activity is designed to be done autonomously with constant adult surveillance.
- Hand-eye coordination
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Following instructions
- A tray
- Colored beads
- Christmas or chenille pipe cleaners (assorted colors)
Introduce the colored beads onto the pipe cleaners until they are full.
Put the Christmas decoration with the beads together to make a snowflake ornament.
A snowflake ornament made with colored beads. Fun fine motor skills for preschoolers activity.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
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HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OLD
Fun Christmas Activities for Toddlers
You can do this fine motor skills for preschoolers activity with younger children. Introducing the beads will be difficult for younger kids, so it is better to use bigger materials to ease the grip and avoid danger. It will be useful to use macaroni.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 4
This fine motor skills for preschoolers activity can be done with older children. You can use beads of different shapes and sizes to make larger snowflakes. Additionally, you can teach children what a snowflake is and how it is formed in nature through videos or real images.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - SNOWFLAKES MADE WITH COLORED BEADS FINE MOTOR SKILLS FOR PRESCHOOLERS ACTIVITY
In this fine motor skills for preschoolers video, you will find a detailed explanation of the activity "SNOWFLAKES MADE WITH COLORED BEADS," designed for 2-4-year-old boys and girls. The children will do a snowflake ornament using different materials.
This preschool activity will allow children to develop skills, such as hand-eye coordination, accuracy in hand and finger movements, following instructions, concentration, autonomy, independence, self-esteem, and patience.
The materials needed to carry out the motor skill activity are a tray, colored beads, and Christmas or chenille pipe cleaners in various colors.
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