Use some pipe cleaners and threading beads as a fun, multi-sensory and kinaesthetic way to learn letters of the alphabet and literally feel the way that they are formed with your fingertips! This is a lovely pre-writing and reading activity for pre-schoolers and older children who need to practise their fine motor skill coordination too.Continue reading Threading Beads Alphabet Activity
Set up a little invitation to create yarn wrapped christmas trees as a lovely festive craft with added fine motor skills benefits!
I set out a christmas craft activity for the kids using painted christmas tree shapes, cut from
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Make some gorgeous snowflake ornaments using easy homemade white clay! With some glitter and clear beads for extra sparkle these look so pretty on the tree and make a lovely hand-made gift for friends and relatives.
Last year we tried out a new white clay recipe for making
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Turn a large cardboard box into a giant abacus for some fun counting and addition games with kids! Kinaesthetic learning and fun, with some motor skills mixed into the play too.We had a huge cardboard box in our house for a couple of months which we used
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Set up a fun playful maths activity using spaghetti stuck into play dough and a box of colourful threading beads! Fantastic for developing fine motor skills, practising counting, recognising numerals and making simple patterns in a hands-on, open-ended way. Continue reading Counting and Patterning with Play Dough, Spaghetti and Beads