Make Halloween fun with a colorful worm craft for preschoolers activity. This activity will strengthen children’s fine motor skills.
Fun Craft Activities for Children
When children practice activities to strengthen their hands, they are also exploring the world around them. That brings benefits such as a huge learning experience. While they enhance their motor skills, they are also stimulating their senses.
María Montessori states in her book “The Secret of Childhood” that “A child with the freedom and opportunity to manipulate and use his/her hand in a logical way, with coherency and using real things, will develop a strong personality.”That is why we must allow children to explore the world that surrounds them.
The bigger challenge children face when entering preschool is learning to read and write. However, most of them will find this process more difficult than others. This toughness may be due to weak motor skills. When children practice activities to strengthen their hands, they are also preparing their eyes for a more complicated process as reading.
The following worm craft for preschoolers activity is based on Montessori’s learning method. With this method, children will get hand movement skills but also will exercise their eyes.
THEME: WORM CRAFT FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Craft for Toddler and Preschoolers
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Children will strengthen their hands and finger movements, and at the same time, will improve their sense of sight.
Level: Average. This worm craft for preschoolers activity is to be done independently by following instructions.
- Hand-eye movement coordination
- Following instructions
- Identifying colors
- Two sheets of white card stock or construction paper
- Color markers
- Colored cotton or poms
- A tweezer
Draw several worms on one white sheet using a black marker.
Use the second white sheet to draw worms using the color markers. Draw the same number of worms on each cardboard.
Use the tweezer to place the colored cotton over the black worms according to the colored worms pattern.
Worms with cotton poms
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After doing their worm craft for preschoolers give children fun worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS WORM CRAFT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Easy Art and Craft for Kids
This worm craft for preschoolers activity can be carried out with younger children. If they cannot use the tweezers to place the cotton over the worms, they can use their index finger and thumb. They can also place the colored cotton over the colored worms.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This worm craft for preschoolers activity can also be carried out with older children. It is not necessary to change the tweezer. The difficulty level will be the patterns they will follow. These could be color and direction patterns. Use one cardboard to draw colored worms following different directions and use the other to draw black worms with some other directions, not the same as the colored ones. This way, children should see the direction first and then put the cotton.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – COLORED WORMS CRAFT FOR PRESCHOOLERS
In this video, you will find a step-by-step explanation of the”COLORED WORMS” activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children.
Here we will create several worms with colored cotton balls. After drawing the worms, they will use a tweezer to place the cotton over the worms. This will help children develop their fine motor skills, acknowledge colors, follow patterns, and follow instructions. We will need two white card stock or construction paper sheets, color markers, colored cotton, and a tweezer.
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