Happy Fine Motor Friday! It’s good for toddlers and preschooler to do a variety of fine motor activities. Having different activities helps 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 activities from our co-hosts at the end of this post!
Over the month of January, we’ve done a variety of space themed fine motor activities, including Smashing ABC Moon Rocks, creating a Fine Motor Space Alien, and mark making in the Moon Dust Writing Tray. This week I am sharing a cute A is for Alien craft that is perfect for working on fine motor skills with toddlers and preschoolers.
To set up this adorable craft all you need is a few basic supplies:
- green construction paper
- white construction paper
- pipe cleaners
- googly eyes
Once you have collected all your supplies, prepare the craft by cutting a large letter ‘A’ out of the green construction paper. Then cut one pipe cleaner in half and shape into alien antennas. Use the other pipe cleaners to create alien arms. I used neon pipe cleaners (provided by Craft Project Ideas) which I think adds a nice touch.
I then set Caden up with a tray and let him get creative and work his fine motor muscles! As you can see in the picture above, Caden was all about the glue! He also loved adding the googly eyes and other alien features! This is a really quick and simple craft, but it looks so adorable hanging up on our wall!
HAPPY FINE MOTOR FRIDAY!
Check out these great fine motor ideas!
Q-Tip Train Art Printable from Craftulate
Cutting & Threading Practice with Straws from Powerful Mothering
Pom Pom Push Activity for Toddlers from School Time Snippets
Introducing Scissors to Toddlers from House of Burke
Toothpaste Slime for Dental Health Month from Still Playing School
Fun Pre Writing Activity for Toddlers from Lalymom
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Laura @Lalymom says
I think the A is for Awesome! 😀 Cute idea!! My kids love googly eyes so I know they would have fun with this!
Georgina Bomer says
What a cute alien!
I LOVE your A is for Alien craft!! Super cute!