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Draw around the obstacles

What a great idea for motor skill development and also for storytelling (great way to take a journey!

Fine motor, lifting objects with various tools including large tweezers, chop sticks...explore

WATER TRANSFER: Fine motor, lifting objects with various tools including large tweezers, chop sticks.

Painting stones with water...great set-up on the science area table for a few days

Stones & Water

Painting stones with water.great set-up on the science area table for a few days. Could also put this in our outdoor area, so the stones can become part of the zen garden!

mini portfolio assessment on cutting skills...this could come in really handy with the new evaluation system!

*Fun Art 4 Kids: Better than grading mini portfolio assessment on cutting skills.this could come in really handy with the new evaluation system! If you really like arts and crafts a person will really like this info!

Designing Life: Four Fabulous Fine Motor Skill Activities for Preschoolers

A small sandbox is a common Montessori activity. Uses pre-writing or teaching numbers/alphabet and shapes. (Fine or Large Muscle Movement Sensory Activities)

Fine motor skills - can substitute shoe lace for lacing activity for OT

Learning basic sewing with a polystyrene plate, yarn, + plastic needle. I remember doing this with craft mesh when I was a kid and then graduating to sewing buttons by hand onto little pillows and pockets.

Math Center Activity to learn numbers. You could also have the children do addition and subtraction with these.

Kelly's Kindergarten: Can't get much simpler: beads, pipe cleaner and "number flags" glued to the top create this easy peasy counting center. To stick the numbers to the top, blank white labels can be folded in half over the top of the pipe cleaner.

Doubling activity for Funky Fingers table

Great for developing mental maths. Could be adapted to include times tables for Year One continuous provision.