Showing posts with label Fine Motor Skills. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fine Motor Skills. Show all posts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Teach your child to tie their shoe laces.



Teaching AND Learning to tie shoe laces couldn't be easier. Your child will learn to tie shoe laces in no time at all. With a comfortable size practice board, your child can practice any time and any where.


This activity includes:
  • 1x Shoe Lace Practice Board
  • Shoe lace tying instructions
  • Rhymes.
Pages: 3
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Tie your Shoelaces - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

A Cute Frog Pond board game to practice the alphabet, numbers and words.




Help the frogs across the pond to reach their friends with this Big A3 board game. Help your child practice their alphabet, numbers, words and more.

Board Games are an excellent way to learn.  Children learn valuable skills like hand-eye coordination to social skills, brain-strengthening strategy to math and language learning as well as turn taking and being a good sport, they gain knowledge of basic concepts as they practise good listening, following directions and responding appropriately. Children also get to work on their fine motor skills as they manipulate and move the game board pieces.  The best part about board games – They are downright fun!

This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Game board
  • 1x Die
  • 4x Frog Game pieces
  • Directions for play
Pages: 2

 The Frog Pond - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

A good idea is to laminate the board game so you can use it over again. Print the game in A3 for better game play. Use the Frog game pieces to move across the board. With a white board marker, write the words, letters or numbers onto the lily pads. The Player rolls the die, and moves forward, which ever lily pad the player lands on, the player must then read what is written. Use a mix of words, numbers, and colours to make it interesting.

Space Adventure Board Game with 100 High frequency words



Space Adventure Board Game for kids



A big activity with 100 High Frequency word cards. High frequency words are words that are used often. These words are also the first to get taught when going into school. Begin early and give your child a head start by getting your child used to the words. By playing fun games like this one, any child will learn quickly. Your child’s future teacher will love you for it. A big A3 Space themed board game with colourful graphics, help the rocket reach planet earth by moving across the planets.



This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Space Adventure board game – Laminate for extra play
  • 1x space die
  • 4x game pieces
  • 100 x High frequency word cards
  • Game instructions
Pages: 15
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Space Adventure - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.


How to Play Space Adventure:


Place the word cards face down on the table in a pile. You may use as many or few as you like. At the start of the game, the first player draws a word card. If read correctly the player can then roll the die and move ahead that many spaces (planets). If the word is said incorrectly, the player must stay in their place. The first one to reach the finish wins. Tip: start off using the same word cards, until your child knows them well, then move on to some more words. Help your child say and pronounce the words properly.

Learn To Cut and Glue


Top secret gluing and cutting techniques for beginners.  This activity provides a song that teaches young children the right way to use drip glue. It also includes practice sheets for children to actually demonstrate what they have learned from the songs (like what a dab is, what a glob is, and even a frame! They will master them without too much mess and fuss. Also, find out which hand your child prefers to hold and cut with scissors, use the simple cutting board to practice.


This activity includes:
  • 2x practice cutting boards
  • 2x practice gluing boards
Pages: 5
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Learn to Cut and Glue - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Lacing Cards


Lace It.


This activity gets to work on your child’s fine motor skills and concentration. With 14 colourful lacing cards, let your child have fun weaving through the card.


What you will need:
  • A punch – try using the small craft punches that cut out shapes.
  • String/wool

This activity includes:
  • 14x lacing cards
Pages: 7
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Lacing Cards - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Alphabet matching game with Ice cream and Cones


Ice Cream Alphabet Match


Match up the Scoops of Ice cream to the ice cream cones. Help your little one recognize the alphabet with this fun activity. Print the Ice cream and cone mat in A3 for better game play.


This activity includes:
  • A3 Ice Cream and cone mat
  • Corresponding alphabet ice cream scoops
  • Directions for play
Pages: 3
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

 Alphabet Ice Cream Match - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

This activity improves concentration, fine motor skills, memory skills and recognition of the alphabet.

Place the Ice Cream and Cone Mat onto the table. Place the Ice cream Scoops upside down onto the table. Let your child pick one ice cream scoop and match it to the mat. To make it more interesting you can time your child, say 10 seconds to each scoop. You can also work on a point system, with every correct placement; your child gets one point. If your child places incorrectly, show them where it is, but then place the scoop back in the pile, and let them pick a different one.

Honey Bees Board Game - Practice the alphabet, numbers, words and more.


Honey Bees


Help the honey bees zoom across the flowers to reach the Finish! Help your child practice their alphabet, numbers, words and more.


This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Game board, laminate this game board so you can use it over again.
  • 1x Die
  • 4x Honey Bee Game pieces
  • Directions for play

Pages: 2

Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Honey Bees - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Use the honey bees’ game pieces to move across the board. With a white board marker, write the words, letters or numbers onto the flowers. The Player rolls the die, and moves forward, which ever flower the player lands on, and the player must then read what is written. Use a mix of words, numbers, and colours to make it interesting.

The Colourful Caterpillar - A 5 in 1 board game to practice shapes, colours, numbers.



A 5-in-1 activity. With lots of games to play you can practice shapes, colours, numbers, lower case alphabet letters as well as a board game.


This activity includes:
  • 1x A3, Caterpillar Mat
  • 1x set of lowercase alphabet letters
  • 1x set of numbers 1 to 10
  • 1x set of shapes (10 shapes)
  • 1x set of flower circles (1 to 10)
  • 1x die
  • 1x Directions for play
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

The Colourful Caterpillar - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

How to Play with the Colorful Caterpillar.

Place the Caterpillar mat on a table. Don’t forget to give your caterpillar a name. You have a choice between a number of different games:

Using the Shapes.
Use a white board marker to write in the circles of the caterpillar, either draw a shape and let your child match the shape, the word of a shape: e.g.: triangle, or the amount of sides a shape has: for example a square has four sides, so you would write the number four into the circle, your child must then find a shape with four sides.

Using the Numbers.
You can either write the number word out in the circles, your child must then find the correct number, or use the marker and draw dots inside the circle, your child must then count the dots and find the correct number circle.

Using the flowers.
Write the number into the circles, your child must then find the matching circle by counting the flowers.

Using the alphabet.
Choose ten letters of the alphabet; write these in the caterpillar circles. Let your child find the matching alphabet.

Using the Die.
Cut out, fold and glue the die together. With a white board marker write what you will be practising into the circle of the caterpillar, for example, if you would like to practice the uppercase alphabet, you will write 10 letters into the circles. You can use the flower circles as game pieces for the game. Now take turns rolling the die and moving forward, following the die instructions, who ever finishes first is the winner.

Tip: To keep any of these games interesting try using a point system or a timer system. Mix things up by using shapes, numbers and letters. Laminate the mat so you can use it over again. To give the caterpillar mat a good clean, give it a wipe with a tissue and a dab of rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits.

Build A Snowman Board Game - Practice letters, words and numbers





Play a fun and simple snowman board game. At the end of play, see how many snowmen you are able to build. Practice: letters/words/numbers.

This activity includes:
  • 1x A3 Game board, laminate for extra play time.
  • 1x Die
  • 4x Snowmen game pieces
  • Set of snowmen cards - Print 3 or more sets to build the snowmen
  • Directions for play
Pages: 4
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Build A Snowman Board Game - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

How to play:
Place the board game on a table. Write with a white board marker the words/numbers/letters that you will be practicing into the snowballs.
Cut out the die and stick together. Cut the snowman game pieces and fold on the solid line, place the game pieces before the start snowball. Cut out the cards and place them face down on the table. Take turns to throw the die and move forward, following the die instructions. You or your child must then read what is written on the snowball, if correct, take a card. Play the game over until all the cards are finished, and see how many snowmen you can build with the cards that you have. Help your child read the words until he or she knows them before using new words.
Tip: use rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits to remove the white board marker if it does not wipe off nicely.

Bingo Cards – Colours and Shapes



BINGO is an all time favourite game to play! Our Bingo games are educational and fun and just the right size for your pre-schooler. With a 4x4 grid and colourful, thematic pictures to reinforce shape and colour recognition.


This activity includes:
  • 2x Bingo Colour Cards
  • 2x Bingo Shape Cards
  • A Calling Card
  • Directions for play
Pages: 4
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R
The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

What you will need:
Markers: Markers are used to cover the called out shape or colour. You may use anything you wish, for example, coins, jelly beans, pebbles, army men.

How to Play:
Cut the Bingo cards on the dotted line. The parent must keep the calling card. Hand out a bingo card to your child. The caller must then call out randomly, your child must then find the correct one and mark it/cover it. To win the game, your child must fill a whole line with markers, once they see a full line they must shout out bingo. It is a lot of fun if the parent plays too. Before you start the game explain what type of line your child must make. The line can be predetermined, horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

A Lady Bug board game to practice colours, numbers, first words and letters


Go Home Little Lady Bugs.



The lady bugs need to get back to their family. A beautiful A3 size game board. Use this game board to teach colours, first words, numbers, letters and more. Print this game board in A3 for better game play.  Laminate it so you may write with a white board marker and wipe it off.


This activity includes:
  • A3 Game board
  • Dice
  • Game pieces, colour blocks
  • Directions for playing
Pages: 3
Grade: Pre-School, Grade R

Go Home Little Lady Bugs - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

Cut the dice, lady bug game pieces and the square colours out. Use the game pieces to move across the board. With a white board marker, write the words, letters or numbers into the clouds. The Player rolls the die, and moves forward, which ever cloud the player lands on, and the player must then read what is written. Use the colour squares to learn colours, or use a mix of colours, numbers, words etc.

Flash Cards and Letter Tiles - Sorting the letters of the alphabet



Sometimes you just need a good set of flashcards.  With just these Flash cards and letter tiles you and your child will be very busy playing a number of games. Your child will learn: to sort the letters alphabetically, letter recognition, improve their memory, work on their fine motor skills, as well as spelling their name. With Games like Snap, Sound Match, Find Your Name, Flash Card Hunt and more.


This activity includes:
  • Sets of Letter Tiles
  • Sets of Upper and Lower Case Flash Cards
  • 1x Alphabet Strip
  • Directions for play, 10x game instructions included.

Flash Cards and letter tiles - directly download here

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

 How To Play:
Stick the alphabet strip where your little one can see it. They can use this as a reference. Print as many of the sheets as you need, two sets should do it.

Find Your Name
Write your child’s name down on a piece of paper. Ask your child to look for all the letters that make up her name, once your child has found them all, if they not in order ask if he/she can put them in order.

Snap
Divide the flash cards evenly, do not look at your cards, place them face down. Decide together for a letter that you will be looking for. Each player gets a turn to put down a card. When a player puts the card down that you were looking for, the first person who slaps their hand down on the card and yells SNAP get to keep all the cards on the table.

Indoor and Out Door Sound Match
Match each card to an object that starts with that letter. Inside or out side: e.g.: S for Swing.

Alliteration game
Each player takes turns choosing a card and listing as many words starting with that letter as they can think of in 15 seconds. Each word is one point.

Alphabet Sort
  • Work together to arrange the cards in alphabetical order.
  • Spread the cards all over the floor. Call out a letter and your child must find it.
  • Spread the cards on the floor, have your child match lowercase and uppercase together

Copy the letters.
Ask your child to choose a letter, then let him/her write it down, be creative, go write in the sand pit or get a shallow tray, add some flour, let your child draw in the flour.

Flash card Hunt.
You start out by hiding the flash cards around the house or a room. You don’t have to use all the flashcards. You call out a letter like this "Can you find W for wagon, your child will then hunt around the house or room looking for the correct letter or picture.

Find the Missing Ones
Line the letters up alphabetically, but leave some letters out with a space in-between. Spread the ones you left out onto the table. Get your child to fill in the blank spots correctly.

Play Dough Letters - Shaping letters with play dough



Make learning letters and sounds fun with this multi-sensory activity!  Kids will love making letters on these colourful, engaging templates. Before your child can write the alphabet why not let them practice shaping the letters with play dough. If you laminate these letter mats, all you do is wipe them clean and use again. Kids get to work on their fine motor skills as well as learning the sounds and names of the alphabet letters.


This activity includes:
  • 26x A4 letter templates (one for each letter)
  • Play dough recipe
  • Directions for play
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R

 Play Dough Letters - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

You will need:

Play Dough (Recipe included)

Directions:
Provide your child with a Letter Mat and some play dough. Have your child roll the dough into long tubes and place over the letters. When completed, let them trace over the letters with their finger while saying the letter name and its sound.

Flipping Eggs-Alphabet - Upper to lower case matching




Learning the letters of the alphabet can be tons of fun with Flipping Eggs activity. This activity can be used for letter identification, upper- to lowercase matching, or matching the beginning sound to the letter. Also improves fine motor skills.


This activity includes:
  • 1x Egg Set of Uppercase Letters (26 eggs)
  • 1x Egg Set of Lowercase Letters (26 eggs)
  • 26x Eggs with corresponding beginning sound pictures.
  • Directions for play
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R

Flipping Eggs - Directly download here

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

You will need:
  • A Spatula
  • A paper plate
  • A good idea is to laminate the sheets and then cut them out.

How to Play:
Choose how many eggs you are going to be using at one time. Place the eggs face down on a table. Provide your child with the paper plate. Your child will then pick the egg up with the spatula and put the egg on his/her plate. Your child must be able to name the letter correctly to keep the egg. This activity can also be used as a matching activity. Your child chooses the two eggs that match and puts them on the plate (upper to lowercase or beginning sounds).