painting like Michelangelo - tape paper to underside of desk or table

painting like Michelangelo. Instead of just having sketching time- discover and study Michelangelo, how he hanged upside down while painting. This is also great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.

Letter formation idea. Emergent writing. Mark Making. Teaching. Classroom. Resources. EYFS. Early Years. Reception. Children. Learning

How to spell: top 10 tricks

spelling For this spelling activity the teacher writes a word on the chalkboard and the students write over it with a paint brush and water. This helps the students get familiar with spelling words and helps them practice writing them.

Teach students to hold their pencil correctly: tear a tissue in half & have them hold it with ring finger & pinky...then they pick up a pencil.  This should give them a natural, comfortable grip.  Grip tip!

How to hold a pencil correctly. Place half a kleenex (whole one too big) have them hold it with the fingers. naturally will hold pencil correctly since are holding kleenex

Finger Gym - wrap a stick

Finger Gym - wrap a stick Ideal as a morning table top activity - ideal to get little fingers ready for writing!

Pirates: Threading 'treasure' onto cocktail sticks - fine motor fun from Rachel (",)

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