Fine motor skills are kind of a big deal in preschool! Use these fin fine motor skill activities for 3-5 year olds to help engage and teach kids all about language and math using fun and engaging hands-on activities.
Use these fine fine motor skill activities for 3-5 year olds to help engage and teach kids all about language and math using play!
“Fine motor skills are kind of a big deal in preschool! …”
Summer Themed Preschool Centers …
Use these fine fine motor skill activities for 3-5 year olds to help engage and teach kids all about language and math using fun and engaging hands-on activities.
These summer centers include skills to cover: Practising shapes, identifying alphabet uppercase and lowercase, size sort, number match, numeral to object match, count and cover, alphabet upper and lowercase matching, numbers to ten clipping cards, and much more!
Summer Fine Motor Skill activities for 3-5 Year Olds
ENGAGE AND TEACH!
These activities are very simple and great for early learning tubs. 3+ year olds can do these hands-on activities.
BBQ Sort By Size: Biggest to Smallest – kids arrange the farm cards from the biggest to the smallest.
BBQ Sort By Size: Smallest to Biggest – kids arrange the farm cards from the smallest to the largest.
Hot Dog Number Match – kids arrange the matching number puzzles.
Corn Number Match Pom Poms – kids identify the number on the card and then place that many pom poms on the card.
BBQ Shape Shadow Match – kids match the shape shadows according to the puzzles.
Sun Shape Clip Puzzles – Kids use a peg to identify the matching shape on each card (you could use tongs with pom poms instead).
Summer Watermelon Fine Motor Tracing Strips – kids use a dry erase marker to trace .
Donut Color Matching Puzzles – kids match the same colors to make full donuts.
Numbers to 12 Dough Mats / Flashcards – kids use dough to place the same number of items on each card and fill in the number digit and word (use these as flashcards with toddlers aged 2-3.
Burger Roll and Cover – Kids roll the die and then find the matching number die found on the burger square and cover it with a manipulative they continue this until they are all covered (play with a friend to make this even more challenging and fun).
Corn Chips Alphabet Matching Cards – kids use pom poms or manipulatives to find the matching letters on the corn chips and cover them.
Summer Fun Same or Different? – kids use a manipulative to cover the item that is the same on each line.
Summer Fun Which picture is different? – kids use a manipulative to cover the item that is different on each line.
COLORING PAGES – print and use these as take home activities, extra work, fun art projects and many more
Fun and engaging
Targets Fine Motor Skills for this Age Group
You get the idea …
Promote fine motor skills using fun and engaging learning materials that you can use and re-use YEAR ROUND. These centers can be quickly prepped and ready in as little as half an hour! Laminate the activities and use them year round. Use them with 4 or 5 year olds who are learning English as a Second Language (ELL’s) or ESL learners who have just started learning to identify the alphabet and follow directions. These centers can EASILY be differentiated.
Simple and quick to setup
Easy instructions for the kids to learn
Suitable for ESL / ELL learners
Great pre-writing activities
And the list goes on …
How important are fine motor skills? “Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing, feeding oneself, buttoning and zippering.” Without fine motor skills, the child would struggle to write or complete simple tasks. Help them develop these skills at an early age!
ENGAGING GRAPHICS AND THEMES FOR YOUNG LEARNERS!
Kids want colorful and vibrant activities! They respond really well to activities that spark their interests. Ones that require less PAPER and more hands-on games. Kids also love to play games – these activities engage them by using their critical thinking skills to compete and play games sutiable to their age group! Worksheets do NOT engage kids. They might be keen to complete a worksheet once and even then it’s a struggle to get some kids to complete a worksheet. These activities make kids forget that they are learning and instead engages them in learning right away – which is what every teacher wants right? 😉
PRESCHOOLERS LOVE FUN THEMES!
Young kids love THEMED activities. They love seeing figures and pop culture they can identify with! These activities are school themed. They will work perfectly at the beginning of your school year. They will learn essential vocabulary they will need right from the get go!
|“Excellent unit for the beginning of the year! Such bright colors and easy-to-understand directions. Can’t wait to use these – will there be other units coming or a growing bundle available?” – Janice B
Janice B, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-PreK-Math-and-Literacy-Centers-and-Fine-Motor-Activities-Age-3-3891375
Use and re-use Year on Year
Use and re-use these activities year on year. Do you love to have everything prepared and ready year on year? I know I do! I love having to enjoy extra time with my family knowing that everything I need for my students is already laminated, setup and ready for use in centers the next morning. There’s nothing like that dreaded feeling you have on Sunday night needing to prepare your lessons for the next morning! These will be a hit with your kiddos year on year. They are timeless!
Simple, Effective and Engaging!
Now, I know that’s a pretty bold statement, but once you read it you’ll know why I say that.
Here’s a small sample of what you’ll see inside:
The instructions for these centers are simple and direct!
Kids will understand how to use them right away – learn the technique and apply them to the rest of the activities in the pack!
These centers are almost self-explanatory!
Kids will LOVE how simple and engaging they are!
Bright and fun colors and themes …
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