On the fourth lesson we had a challenge of creating Pre-Writing activities. We had such a great lesson with so many creative ideas from the group, ideas that are immediate and easy to do without preparation at all. Here, I’ll bring photos of as many ideas I remember. I’m sure I will be forgetting something, so feel free to remind me by replying.
Every activity that will make the kid use the thumb and finger, will improve his fine motor and prepare him for writing. So the challenge was to come up with creative ideas to develop Pre-Writing activities with a bunch of things that we can find around the home.
The Sticky Penny
Stickers on pennies and put into the piggy bank. Variations: put the blue and red alternately, Put exactly 3 blues, reds and green. Count them. How many are in the piggy bank overall. Follow the kid ideas with other variations he/she may suggest.
The wrinkled paper cat
Wrinkle tissue paper to make a tiny ball. Draw a simple drawing. With glue have the kids create a colorful picture.
The pompons bear
Draw a simple drawing on a plate that includes circles and have the kid fill the circles with pompons. Variation: color the circles and ask for the right color of pompons.
Create a cheerios necklace using a piece of yarn and cheerios. Variation: create a pattern with fruit loops. Ask the kid to string for example, 2 yellows one red, 2 yellow 1 red and so on.
Draw shapes on a paper plate and with raisins create the shapes. Enjoy eating the raisins after finished!
Spoon a surprise
Put variety of little items such as pompons, cubes and buttons in a container with a lid. Make a whole in the lid. With a spoon move the item to the plate to feed a doll or a teddy bear.
So many great ideas!!!
More ideas can be found in this recommended site. I love it so much because most of the activities are home made: http://wecandoallthings.blogspot.com/search/label/fine%20motor%20activities
Suggestions for more activities will be welcome!
Have fun and Keep in touch.