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How to hold a pencil: The Alligator Trick

How to teach correct pencil grip - with the fun alligator trick! Good advice for me to use with my kindergartener & for her little red headed sisters!

Colored straws would be fun to cut into pieces one day. Then use fine motor to string them together to make a necklace another day.

Colored straws would be fun to cut into pieces one day. Then use fine motor to string them together to make a necklace another day.

Fine motor skills need practice and learning numbers takes practice, so voila. I made some number lacing cards for my little guy. You can download a PDF of these free 0-10 Lacing Cards from Google Drive here. I printed ours on heavyweight cardstock...

Printable Lacing Cards: Numbers 0-10 (Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational)

Making Faces. Loose parts in the finger gym.

Provide children with large cork circles and baskets of looseparts. Another fun twist would be to use mirrors or metal trays instead of cork circles.

What would it be like to milk a cow? How long do I have to milk her to get just one small glass of milk? {Try it out with this activity using rubber gloves to simulate udders. Lots of hands-on fun for your tactile, kinesthetic learners!}

Milking a cow at the water table! Remember this for next year's Unit Learn + Play = Pre K: It's Farm Week in Preschool!

Using wheat hoops to fill in the Numicon spaces- helps support understanding of conservation of number.

Using wheat hoops to fill in the Numicon spaces- helps support understanding of conservation of number. (Please be aware may cause an allergic reaction for those with nut allergies)

thread objects on a skewer DOUGH GYM

Thread objects onto wooden sticks, skewers, or straws. Children loved doing this with Cheerios!

How high is your tower? Maths and finger strengthening too... turn over the timer... throw the dice... build your tower using the tweezers .. keep score ... best of three! LH

How high is your tower? Maths and finger strengthening too. turn over the timer. throw the dice. build your tower using the tweezers . keep score .

Cutting skills at the finger gym this week: paint colour samples for practising straight lines and cutting box to practise zig zags and curves. Selection of scissors available.

Cutting skills at the finger gym: paint colour samples for practising straight lines and cutting box to practise zig zags and curves. Selection of scissors available.