Happy Fine Motor Friday! It’s good for toddlers and preschoolers to do a variety of fine motor activities. Having different activities help work different fine motor muscles and hand coordination which is necessary for handwriting. Fine Motor Fridays is all about giving you a bunch of ideas to do with your little ones! Be sure to check out the activities from our co-hosts at the end of this post!
Are you looking for a simple Halloween craft to do with your toddlers and preschoolers? This week I am sharing a simple craft activity that promotes shape recognition, fine motor skills and creativity.
Supplies Needed for Roll a Shape Jack-o-Lantern Craft
- Craft Foam Pumpkins (These are similar, ours are from Michael’s)
- Craft Foam Shape Stickers
- Pocket Cubes
- Divided Tray
- Colored Markers (optional)
Are you ready to have fun with your kids making this cute Halloween craft? Set up this simple invitation to create and get started!
- Fill a pocket cube with a different shape card in each pocket. I made these cards by simply cutting up squares of paper and sticking on a foam shape sticker. I also labeled each card with a marker.
- Set out a divided tray with a variety of foam shape stickers and some craft foam pumpkin cut outs.
How to Play & Create
Roll a Shape Jack-o-Lantern is a craft and a game in one activity! It’s a fun and creative way for kids to practice shape recognition, as well as fine motor skills!
To play, kids take turns rolling the shape pocket cube and sticking on the foam shape stickers to create a jack-o-lantern face! Peeling the foam stickers and placing them on the pumpkin face is a great way to work on fine motor skills.
My son enjoyed using the pocket cube to create a silly pumpkin face! Then he wanted to create more jack-o-lanterns without rolling the die, so he made a couple more on his own. He also used different shapes to add arms and legs. I experimented with adding details with permanent markers.
HAPPY FINE MOTOR FRIDAY!
Check out these great fine motor ideas!
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Feed the Ghost Activity from Still Playing School
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