Happy Fine Motor Friday! My co-hosts and I are excited to share fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers that help build fine motor skills every Friday. At the end of this post you will find links for more great fine motor activities from my co-hosts. Be sure to check them out!
This week I have a very simple fine motor activity to share- Simple Sewing for Preschoolers! All you need is a few supplies to create your own simple sewing tray, most of which you probably have already!
1. Determine the size you want your plastic canvas to be. Using a ruler, mark your measurements and cut to size. I wanted ours to be small enough for Caden to easily hold, so it is 9 x 9 inches.
2. Wrap the edges of your plastic canvas with your choice of colorful duct tape. This helps prevent the yarn from getting caught on the cut edges.
3. Cut a length of yarn (not too long) and tie it on to the corner of your plastic canvas square. This helps prevent your preschooler from pulling the yarn all the way through and getting frustrated.
4. Thread the yarn through your plastic needle and set it out to play!
I was pleasantly surprised when Caden showed interest in this activity, as I wasn’t sure he would be. He took to it right away pushing the plastic needle through the canvas, sewing designs with the yarn! There was a moderate level of frustration with the difficulty pushing the needle through, but he worked it out and kept trying! Tip: It helps open up the holes in the plastic canvas if you push the needle through before giving it to your preschooler!
Happy Fine Motor Friday!
Be sure to check out these great fine motor ideas from my co-hosts!
Shapes, Counting and Colors Busy Bag (with Printable) from Powerful Mothering
Feeding the Lion Fine Motor Play from House of Burke
Treasure Hunt Fine Motor Skills Ice Melt from Little Bins For Little Hands
Alphabet Slime on the Light Table from Still Playing School
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