Sight Word Game
99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1 to 5
Co-Authored By the Awesome Ladies of the Fine Motor Fridays Blog Hop
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99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1 to 5 is chuck full of awesome ideas for all kids, boys and girls, toddlers and preschoolers! Our book offers a nice mix of activities for ages 1 to 5 with lots of room to expand and adapt the ideas to fit your needs. Find everything from arts and crafts, early learning, seasonal, and even sensory rich activities to explore! Each activity offers helpful tips as well. Why not try something new! Many activities use materials and supplies you already have or are easy to get!
Celebrating 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1 to 5 Book Launch: Name Game
To celebrate the book launch, we have each chosen an activity to try from one of the other ladies! I have chosen the name game from Blayne Burke over at House of Burke. We had tons of fun and expanded it to meet our current needs and added sight words! See how versatile these activities can be for multiple ages. Check out how easy this game is to set up and use for increasing fine motor skills, name or word recognition, and even number or letter recognition!
- container or canister (look in that recycling bin!)
- popsicle sticks
- sight word cards (click here) or vocabulary cards
Choose your words or use just your child’s name! Simply write the letters needed on popsicle sticks (upper or lower case to suit skill level). Cut a slit in the top of your container. Set up the activity by placing out popsicle sticks and words. You can mix up the letters or keep them in order depending on skill level.
Name Game Early Learning Play
Now of course, you are excited for your child to spell his or her name or learn sight words, but remember this is also about fine motor skills. I like to encourage the pincer grasp or thumb and first finger grasp to strengthen fingers and hands and promote dexterity. Fitting it through the slot takes hand-eye coordination, strength and dexterity as well.
Make name learning and spelling or sight word recognition fun with this fine motor game!
What I love most about this game is how easily adaptable it is for all ages! The youngest child can simply working on fitting the popsicle sticks through the slot, a toddler learning his/her name can just concentrate on those letters, and a preschooler/early kinder can practice simple words or sight words! There is so much room for this simple activity to include many levels of play and learning!
This activity and so many more available in our new book, 99 Fine Motor Ideas!
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Check out what the other authors are up to and see how each has adapted an idea from the book!
Snack Hunt from Craftulate
Sewing Spider Webs from Still Playing School
Sight Word Crayon Rubbing Plates from P is for Preschooler
Flower Garden from Powerful Mothering
See and Spray Game from School Time Snippets
Fine Motor Dot to Dot on the Light Table from And Next Comes L
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Activity from Lalymom
Unwrapping Activity from House of Burke