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 Use a small chalkboard and write the classes sight words. Then use a small eraser and have the students overlap the words written in chalk. Works on their motor skills needed to write the words and practices their spelling.

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

Fine motor sticky dot fun... from Rachel (",)

Dots, Spots & Circles

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 (",)

There Be Pirates

Exploring sunflowers and beans with tweezers... and fingers - from Rachel (",)

A variety of activities linked with colour, for the Early Years classroom - from Rachel (",)

Exploring sunflowers and beans with tweezers. and fingers - from Rachel (",) Science - take pictures of what they find

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

Mess For Less: Counting Bead Fun with pipe cleaners -- have children thread the matching number of beads onto pipe cleaner as the number above indicates