Many of my little ones really struggle with fine motor skills. Here are a couple of activities to help them improve! Drawing vertically is great for strengthening their wrist to hold the writing utensil correctly. Here the students are drawing a person on a chalkboard. Also, using small pieces of crayons or chalk help the students to use their fingers rather than grasping the utensil.

Before drawing a person we practiced matman with the individual foam matmen I made.

Here the students are using the yoga ball and they pushed it back to Ms. Nancy our OT with both hands (hands opened, not fists). They also practiced sitting on their bottoms, placing their hands flat on the carpet and holding their legs up. Ms. Nancy would roll the ball to the kids and they would push it back with their legs.  



Here they rolled on to the ball and walked with their hands to get a jack-o-lantern and place it into the larger jack-o-lantern.


Our OT is awesome and has taught me a lot on how to help my kids to strengthen their core and their hands for writing and better posture.


I did a similar We're Busy in Preschool spider following reading The Very Busy Spider by: Eric Carle. It was cute to see what some of the kids favorite things about school was (playing with babies and playing in the kitchen). The picture is a little dark, but hopefully you can see it. The original idea came from: Mrs. William's Kinders



We also discussed Halloween objects. I have the students try to say the word or repeat it if they are not sure what the picture is. Then, the students glue the pictures on to the paper.

We counted out Spiders in a book created by Shannon Martin at Kindergarten Hoppenings.
We also practiced clipping on clothespins to clips. The numbers are on the back as to how many clips they need to add to the spider.

The students liked exploring the sensory bags I just made.

We painted white circles black and cut out the wings to create these cute bats.





Halloween sensory bin.



Here is Ethan's Halloween costume. We were trying it on for this weekend. We are going to Metamora campground with family to just hang out and do some trick or treating around the campground. It should be fun! :) Next week we are going to be doing monster activites, which I am also really looking forward too! I missed that week last year because my little guy was born. I can't believe he turns one on Wednesday! Where does the time go?!


I finally have finished my Construction Math and Literacy Activities. It is definitely more challenging to do this when school is back in full swing! Pre-K-and K Construction Literacy and Math Activities is available for purchase on my tpt site. I lots of boys in my classes and am looking forward to using this with them in the spring. I am going to incorporate it into my transportation unit in February.


 
Activities included:
On the Construction Site Emergent Reader (this, is, a) p.3-7
•Fill the Dump Truck Mats p.8-11
•Fill the Truck Counting Book (#s1-10) p. 12-23
•Complete the AB and ABC Pattern Board p.24-26
•AB, ABC pattern Review and Ordinal Position p.27-28
•Construction Colors Book p. 29-37
•Matching Construction Trucks p.38
•Construction Alphabet and Number Games (7) p. 39-47
•Pom-Pom Magnet or Play-doh Mats p. 49-56
•Where is the truck? Positional Word Book p. 57-64
•Construction Song and Johnny’s Hammer Song p. 65-66
 
Enjoy!

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