Sunday, 25 October 2015

Halloween Literacy Activities

Halloween is only a week away and I am sure all of you have been busy doing a lot of fun stuff in your classrooms for Halloween. I am a tad bit late in posting this but I did manage to post it earlier on my TPT store. So if you are a follower on TPT, you would have been able to grab this unit. But its never too late to get fun activities for your little kiddos. So scroll down to read further about this unit.

This Halloween pack comprises of literacy activities that you can use for independent work or even send for home revision.
Alphabet puzzles.

Rhyming cards. Give children clothespin to attach to the correct picture.

Word wall cards. Put  them in a pocket chart. Let children match words to the pictures.

Beginning and ending sounds sheet.

A sheet for spelling  CVC words.

'Help the spider reach his web' activity.

Grab this unit from HERE.
Halloween Literacy Pack

Friday, 23 October 2015

Friday Fine Motor Activity Fun!

Today I am going to share an activity that I have used for time immemorial. I learnt about it from Dr Jean and instantly fell in love with it. And so did my kids. The activity was a hit with the little ones and they kept asking for new shapes to work with.

All you need to do is to draw a shape in the center of the paper and ask children to enlarge the shape. They can use different colors to add to the fun. You can even use seasonal clip art if children have finished working with basic shapes.

 This activity helps develop small muscles and eye hand coordination. It is also great to use as a 
pre- writing activity.
Try it out and see even your hesitant writers enjoy this activity.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Halloween-Friday Fine Motor Activity Fun

This Friday, I am sharing cutting strips (Halloween Theme) for your little ones. All you need is a child friendly scissor and the printable of the cutting strips which you can download from HERE.

  Sorry about the picture being upside down! Sometimes blogger gets very stubborn with regards to images. ;)
Cutting strips of paper with a scissor is great for developing fine motor skills. You don't have to give children directed lines to cut. Simply put scrap paper out for them and let them cut the paper. You can even let them cut play dough with scissors to begin with.

If you are introducing scissors for the first time to your child you can use this fun chant which I found on  TPT.
Scissor Chant- A Song Chart
So grab the free printable and let kids have fun cutting.
Halloween Cutting Strips

Friday, 9 October 2015

Fall- Friday Fine Motor Activity Fun!

This Friday, I am sharing lacing cards for the theme of fall. Lacing cards needs no introduction. They are great for developing fine motor skills and all you need is a thread/yarn/shoelace and few pictures which have been punched on the edges.

Children love lacing pictures and though it seems like an easy task, a lot of children can find it difficult. So prompt your little ones initially, lace one card and show it to them till their little fingers get a hang of it and they turn into pros.
Download this freebie from my TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS STORE.

Fall Lacing Cards

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Pumpkins-Friday Fine Motor Activity Fun

This month, I will be sharing some fine motor activities which you guys can use with little kiddos. And since this is the onset of fall, today I will share free pumpkin number cards which you can download and use in a variety of ways. I used them to help build the fine motor skills of my students apart from the number correspondence skill.

The kids can use tongs/chopsticks to pick up pumpkin seeds or any other manipulative. I used small orange colored pom poms. The kids put the pom poms on the number card and then transferred it to the pumpkin bowl. They can use their fingers or the chopsticks to transfer. I asked them to do this because I was also working on counting as a skill. They got to count the total number of pom poms at the end of the activity.

This is a super simple activity but it works beautifully to develop the finger muscles.
Try it out and let your kids have some pumpkin fun.

Get the number cards from HERE.
Pumpkin Number Cards (1-10)